Code of Conduct

AnimeDay is a family and friend oriented convention. We would like all attendees of our convention to have fun and be safe. The main rule is “be polite and friendly.” The rest is just clarification.

Harassment: AnimeDay does not tolerate harassment of any kind, be it based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, height, weight, planet of origin, or any other physical or civilized beliefs. This goes for all attendees, guests, panelist, staff, and/or hotel employees. Harassment is defined as derogatory comments, stalking, aggressive behavior, unnecessary intentional physical blocking of others, or altercations of any sort. If you believe you have been a victim of harassment, please find AnimeDay Staff as soon at it occurs. Please present details calmly and concisely. If you feel your safety is at risk, we want to know about it and stop it before it affects more people. If you feel our staff has not been able to meet your needs, or if you have further concerns, please see our on site staff.

The hotel, convention space, and surrounding businesses are not dedicated completely for AnimeDays use. Members of the general public or other groups stay here or visit the hotel to dine and socialize, please be considerate and respectful of non-convention individuals at all times, as you represent more than just yourself, but the entire anime and cosplay community.

General Rules

  1. Please do not damage the convention space. We like the hotel space nice; we want to keep it that way. This includes painting or sketching on walls, slamming doors, etc. Please do not hang any flyers on any wall or other surface of the convention space; we will have a specialized area for hanging/placing flyers.
  2. Please wear your attendee wristband so that they are clearly visible at all times. There will be band checkers throughout the convention space and you will be asked to return with your bamd if you do not have it on you in order to access convention areas.
  3. AnimeDay and the hotel are not responsible for missing items. Any bag(s) or other item left unattended around the convention space will likely be picked up by either a AnimeDay staffer or another attendee and be taken to Lost and Found in AnimeDay admissions.  The item may be turned over to the police if deemed necessary.
  4. Please step off the main path to take photos. If someone asks you for a photo, please make sure you step out of the way of traffic, entrances, stairs, and escalators so that everyone else can still get by and no one gets trampled.
  5. Please don’t run, play tag, or throw things inside the convention space. Please also don’t carry a radio, iPod or other device that is playing music at a loud volume (only you should be able to hear it). Please use basic common sense.

                          AnimeDay reserves the right to refuse admission to any individual and to eject persons from the event locations.

Cosplay Prop Guidelines

**All, due to a change in policy with our venue, we will be inspecting all prop weapons that are brought to the convention.  Props will be tagged and must be tagged to be carried about in and around the hotel.  Prop weapon inspection is located at admission.

A.K.A.: The Weapons Policy

To ensure the general safety of AnimeDay’s attendees, we can’t allow people to carry the following types of weapons or cosplay props:

Any item that is deemed to be too awkward or dangerous to carry must either be taken to the attendee’s hotel room, car, or checked with the hotel bag check, or otherwise removed from the active areas of the convention.

Dress Code

While AnimeDay does not have a dress code of our own, we strongly support the wishes of our fine hosting facility.  The hotel does have some things we’ll need to bear in mind:

Photography at AnimeDay

AnimeDay has no restriction on photography using hand held equipment. Our only concern is that such activities not impair the flow of foot traffic through convention spaces.

However, photography requiring dedicated floor space and/or free standing equipment to include lighting or other electronics in convention spaces must be requested and granted from the convention’s leadership in advance.

This will ensure that sufficient and safe space is available prior to any photo shoots. If sufficient space is not available, AnimeDay will suggest convention provided areas for such photographic actives.

Professional photography outside of convention spaces, such as the hotel lobby, rooms, or exterior, is outside the control of AnimeDay and as such would be subject to the rules and provisions of the hotel itself. Past experience tells us that the hotel management would prefer these activities remain within AnimeDay controlled convention spaces.

Filming Disclaimer

By attending AnimeDay, you will be subject to the following agreement:

I, [your name] have been made aware that AnimeDay is being filmed by the Video Productions Dept. I automatically agree that either I will make the film crew aware if I do not wish to be filmed OR I automatically agree to be filmed and am giving permission to AnimeDay, and anyone affiliated to use the footage without compensation or acknowledgement. Camera operators can be approached at any time with any questions or concerns.

Liability at AnimeDay

AnimeDay, it's staff and host space are not responsible for any loss, damage, theft or injury occuring during the convention.  Attendees are wholly responsible for their individual actions and any repercussions that may result.