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Full Circle 2022 Weapons and Gift "rules"
« on: November 23, 2021, 04:44:38 PM »
As some of you have already been asking on FaceBook, I wanted to quickly post the rules regarding weapons and gifts for those attending Gatecon Full Circle 2022.

Weapons

For those of you bringing costumes or participating in cosplay during Gatecon, please note that no weapons are allowed at Gatecon. This has been the GC policy since the very first Con nearly 22 years ago. If we make it that simple, it will save everyone a great deal of anguish and worry.

As head of security for Gatecon, I'm the one that will be confiscating any weapons. We define weapons as guns, knives (of any type, including pocket knives!!), bows & arrows, pointed/sharpened finger 'bots,' lances, maces, bombs, grenades, etc., be they real or replicas! If it can shoot anything, has an edge, can be harmful to anyone, in any manner, or construed as potentially being any of the above, it is not allowed. It is that easy, folks! Confiscated weapons will be held and returned to the owner after the Con ends. If you are wearing a costume to the Con, and have any questions about some item, feel free to email me off-list with a description AND photo of the costume 'part' concerned.

Tim and I will be at the registration desks at GC, inspecting and tagging all cosplay weapons/replicas. This way, our security team and those aiding us during the Con will know what has been seen and approved, and you can go about enjoying your time.

We have to abide by the country's laws that are hosting us, the city/town laws, and the hotel's rules – not to mention the guidelines set down to us by the various studios & entities we work to put on Gatecon.

Gifts

If you desire to gift any of the Gatecon guests, please follow the rules below. Our guests love receiving items from their fans, but there also have to be specific standards/guidelines set forth.

Gifts are to be given to the stage crew or security before or between programs on the main stage. Your gifts should be in gift bags – not wrapped - as Con Security will be checking each gift before allowing it to go to the guest. Gifts should NOT be delivered directly to the guests during the Con – photo sessions, autograph sessions, during their stage talks, in the hallways, bars, or hotel. Label all gifts with the name of the guest and your name. That way, Security knows who to whom to give it!

Do not include your address, email, and phone numbers, and expect personal replies. The guests receive many gifts at a Con and cannot always thank you personally.

Please DO NOT bring food items of any kind – they will not be given to the guests. I sincerely doubt any of you would tamper with the food, but that precaution has to be made.

Again this is a policy we have followed since the beginning to keep our guests safe and happy at Gatecon.

If you have any questions about a gift you would like to give, please feel free to contact me directly.

One last "rule:"

Come to Gatecon and have a blast! The organizers have an absolutely fabulous time planned for all of us, and the more you get excited and participate, the more fun we will all have!

Gen Peanut/Jane