Convention Rules

Additional Information

CODE OF CONDUCT

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our events are required to agree with the following code of conduct. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

Tyler Comic Con is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of guests or participants in any form.  Members and event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event (without a refund) at the discretion of the Tyler Comic Con event organizers. If you need to submit a complaint or need help in regards to the code of conduct, please find the nearest staff member.


COSPLAY POLICY

All attendees must observe county, city, state, and federal laws at all times.  Tyler Comic Con is a family-friendly event, so we ask that costumes reflect that idea.  Costumes and clothing must cover what an average bathing suit would cover.  While we respect our attendees’ freedom of expression, we do not consider underwear or similar lack of clothing appropriate.  Nudity and clothing with inappropriate language and/or hate speech and associated images are not allowed.  Walking in bare feet on the show floor is also not allowed due to potential hazards like stepping on sharp objects, but you can pose in bare feet (just check your photo area before you do).  


WEAPONS AND PROPS

Tyler Comic Con does not allow live steel or any real weapons of any kind.  All prop weapons must be cleared by Security before entering the event. Prop weapons may be made of wood, plastic, foam, plaster, cardboard, cloth, etc.  Fake/toy guns that appear realistic, such as Airsoft or BB guns, must have an red zip tie and cannot be loaded.  All fake/toy gun props and models cannot be loaded or have any ammunition.  


Any live steel weapons that are bought from the Vendor’s Room must be removed from the venue immediately and stored in your vehicle.  


Explosives and chemicals are strictly prohibited (this includes fireworks, sparklers, etc.) as are hoverboards and wheeled footwear.  We ask that attendees do not engage in mock fighting in the venue.  Please do not use a prop weapon to threaten, endanger, or harm another person.  


GUEST AUTOGRAPH POLICY 

·      Guests may charge for autographs/selfies/videos. 

·      Guests set their own autograph prices and all sales are final. 

·      Waiting in line does not guarantee an autograph. 

·      Guests may refuse to do an autograph/selfie/video at their personal discretion. 

·      Do not solicit autographs from Guests outside of designated signing times and location. 

·      Do not touch any Guest without their permission. 

Prohibited items to have autographed include but are not limited to: 

·      Bootleg/Pirated/Unofficial Merchandise 

·      Items that contain profanity, gore, mature or inappropriate content 

Allowed items to have autographed: 

·      Licensed/Official Merchandise 

·      Fan-creations, including fanart 

·      Merchandise/prints purchased from Guest 

Gift Policy: Guests may accept or refuse gifts at their own discretion. 

Allowed gifts include: Fanart, small handmade crafts. 

Prohibited gifts include: Large items and/or food of any kind. 

Failure to adhere to the autograph policy can result in your armband being revoked.


ALCOHOL POLICY

No alcohol of any kind will be allowed on the premises during the event.

SMOKING/VAPING/E-CIGS

No smoking is allowed inside any of the buildings, including e-cigarettes and vaping.  Please smoke outside, and be considerate of others when you do.


ARMBAND POLICY

You will need an armband to take part in everything the event has to offer.  Armbands must be visible at all times, worn on the wrist.  If you lose your armband, you can get a replacement with proof of purchase at the registration desk.  


LOST AND FOUND

Tyler Comic Con is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property during the course of the event.  A lost and found box will be kept at the Registration desk during the event for anyone who turns in items or wishes to claim them.  Possessions left unclaimed at the end of the convention will be turned over to Harvey Hall Convention Center for any inquiries afterwards.


SIGN PROPS POLICY

Signs with inappropriate language or solicitations are not allowed.  This does not include “free hugs” style signs.  Signs that promote a business or selling of products and/or behavior without the knowledge and consent of Tyler Comic Con are also forbidden.


ADVERTISING FLIERS POLICY

Please do not post signs/fliers on the walls of the venue.  Fliers may only be handed out if you have a booth at the event.  Soliciting and unapproved distribution of fliers can cause you to lose your badge and be requested to leave.  If you have fliers you would like hung up or placed for distribution, please bring them to the Registration desk for approval and distribution.  Unapproved fliers left around the convention can be thrown away by senior staff without warning.


COMMON COURTESY

Please turn your mobile devices to silent or vibrate when you’re in programming and event rooms.  If you must take or make a call, please step outside.


PICTURES AND FILMING

By attending Tyler Comic Con, attendees understand that they may be photographed or filmed.  As a courtesy, attendees should ask permission before filming or photographing others.

Events where photography and filming are not allowed will be announced during the event.  Please respect people who do not want to be on camera.


MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Announced events and programs are subject to change and/or cancellation.

Except for ADA-compliant service animals, pets are not allowed in the venues.


Have fun!