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MAY 24th - 27th 2018 / Atlanta, GA

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Policies

We at MomoCon want you to have the best time possible at the convention, but to do that you, as an attendee, should be aware of some of our policies.

Prop & Weapons Policy (2016)
List of things that are banned at MomoCon
Behavior/Harassment Policy (2016)
Attendees with Disabilities

PHOTOGRAPHY

By entering MomoCon, all attendees agree to have their photos taken by MomoCon volunteer staff for promotional purposes. MomoCon agrees not to use the photos in any other manner besides promotion and not to sell the photos to any third party.

Photography is allowed and encouraged at the convention! However, if someone does not wish their picture to be taken, refrain from photographing them.  Also, if you need to take a picture, be quick about it and do not block hallways or entrances. There will be an opportunities all weekend for anyone to have their picture taken by our convention photographer(s), so don’t worry about catching everyone’s picture!

Photographers are asked to not set up any lighting structures or backdrops that are not immediately portable.  Photographers may be asked to move these structures due to traffic flow at any time.

Please refrain from using photographic devices in any showing room or main movie presentation. You are welcome to take many pictures during events such as the costume contest and opening ceremonies!

Other photographers, press, media, or anyone on conventions grounds found taking photos against someone’s expressed will (unwanted up-skirts, cleavage, photos taken of people who have expressed that they do not want photos forcefully, etc.) should be reported immediately to any Safety or APD officer on site, and said offender will be investigated and may face expulsion from the event.

CHILDREN

At MomoCon, we pride ourselves on being an all-ages convention. We encourage all guests to bring their kids or young friends without having to worry about adult programming or material in the Dealers’ Room.

However, the convention space will become very crowded and it is recommended that an adult accompany all minors at all times. There is no convention-wide public announcement system, so please keep an eye on children! If you should have a problem with a lost child, please contact any security member or the Information Desk and the volunteer staff will help in any way they can.

BEHAVIOR

We know that a convention is about having a good time, but for our attendees safety, disruptive behavior will not be tolerated, such as fighting/sparring (fake or real, including sword swinging), heckling, impeding traffic flow, offensive behavior, failure to observe basic hygiene, public inebriation (or similar intoxication), or any other failure to follow the rules.

MomoCon can and will take action against any type of disruptive behavior, even beyond the behaviors mentioned. Attendees that cause these types of problems may be warned, asked to leave, or even face inquiries from the police (depending on severity).  Please take a look at the detailed Behavior/Harassment Policies.

Attendees of MomoCon attend at their own risk. MomoCon takes no responsibility for any damages incurred to property or person of guests, artists, dealers, or attendees. Smoking is not permitted inside any buildings, this includes e-cigarettes and vaping. Offensive or revealing attire is not permitted. No costume is no costume.  Please refer to the Dress Code policies listed below.

MomoCon takes no responsibility for lost items. All lost items are immediately turned in to the hotel at which they are found.  Please contact the host hotels or Convention Center if you have lost an item.

MomoCon prohibits signs or other materials that are not part of a specific costume.  This includes (but is not limited to) “Hugs for a quarter”, “Free glomps”, and “Spank a catboy for $1”. MomoCon reserves the right to confiscate and destroy any and all signs (at the discretion of MomoCon).

Due to safety issues, roller skates, bare feet and stilts are prohibited in convention center and hotel areas.  Blocking doorways or heavy traffic areas for any reason not limited to photography, dancing, standing with an expansive costume in a crowded area and other obstructions is strictly prohibited.

ADVERTISING/SALES

NO SALES are permitted on the premises outside of the Dealers’ Room, Artists Alley, and specified areas. In these areas, only paid vendors or artists who have a copy of their respective contracts on file with MomoCon will be allowed to sell wares/art.

Anyone found posting, pasting, taping, or pinning material on convention property that is not an artist or vendor will be immediately removed from the convention grounds. Artists and Vendors are to adhere to the policies for their respective rooms. There will be a table on convention grounds for leaving flyers and other advertisements, but advertisements MAY NOT be placed anywhere else or handed out in an open area (with exceptions for fan table groups). Rest assured that ANYONE found placing stickers on property will IMMEDIATELY be escorted off the premises.

MomoCon reserves the right to eject anyone from convention grounds at any time.

DRESS CODE

MomoCon attempts to make sure everyone at the event has a great time and expresses themselves in a way they choose.  Sometimes, however, the level of undress of certain cosplay or rave gear causes issues with a large subset of our other attendees and our venue’s policies.  The minimal dress standards at all venues (the Omni hotel and Georgia World Congress Center) are shirt and full coverage bottoms for men and full-coverage bikini top and full coverage bottoms for women (shorts/bottoms covering full cheeks on any sex), with no exceptions for cosplay in public areas.  If men are cosplaying a shirtless character, we ask that they only remove their shirts for photos.

If you bring a costume that does not conform to dress code you can still wear it at the con for private events, photoshoots that aren’t in the public areas, poolside, etc.  Just be sure to bring something to cover up when walking in public con areas.  This includes the general areas in the lobbies of the convention center and hotel, event rooms, the dealers room, analog and digital gaming floors, etc.  

REPORTING ISSUES

Our Saftey Volunteers are ready to help you with any issues, discomfort, or reporting you need to do.  Don’t feel comfortable reporting to Safety?  We also have many uniformed officers around the venue.

The most important thing you can do is report issues should you encounter them, in a rapid manner when you encounter them, so that we, the venue, the police, and other responsible parties for the event can address them in an effective and expeditious manner.

All of our policies are based off of improvements to the attendee experience, whether through survey results, past instances or issues, requests from the hotel or local law enforcement, or witnessing events at other cons that have lead to major problems.  No rule or guideline is without precedent or heavy scrutiny.

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