New Baltimore Comic-Con Weapons Policy for 2016

he Baltimore Comic-Con will be held on September 2-4, 2016 at the Inner Harbor’s Baltimore Convention Center.
Our first priority at Baltimore Comic-Con will always be the safety and welfare of all our fans, guests, vendors, and the Baltimore community. It is with this priority in mind, along with recent tragedies both at home and abroad, that Baltimore Comic-Con is prohibiting weapons of any kind to be brought into the convention.

The following list is not meant to be all-inclusive and the Baltimore Comic-Con reserves the right to prohibit additional items not listed in this policy. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to:

  1. Firearms of any kind (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns, and pellet guns)
  2. Replica firearms (including reproductions, or toy guns that can be confused for actual firearms)
  3. Any projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons, and water guns)
  4. Bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatchets, knives and swords, sword canes, and switch blades)
  5. Explosives of any type (including black powder, firecrackers, and fireworks)
  6. Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)
  7. Blunt weapons (including bats, mallets, brass knuckles, clubs, and any type of martial arts weapon)
  8. Prop weapons of any kind

Please note that any replica or prop weapon purchased from a Vendor at the convention must remain in the packaging or be taken out of the convention center.

We completely appreciate the time and effort that so many of our fans and guests put into their costumes and convention attire. Whether dressing for our annual costume contest, cosplay, or simply showing your fandom, we understand that weaponry is often part of the overall presentation. We sincerely hope everyone understands these extra measures that have been designed to preserve a safe and enjoyable environment for all, and we strongly encourage everyone to continue wearing the costumes on which they have spent so much time and effort.

 

Thank you in advance for working with us to ensure a safe and fun time is experienced by everyone at the Baltimore Comic-Con.

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