CONVENTION POLICIES & CODE OF CONDUCT

Tucson Comic-Con has policies in place to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all attendees, exhibitors, guests and staff. Additionally, Tucson Comic-Con is required to adhere to the rules of the Tucson Convention Center, as well as all local, state and federal laws.

 

BAGGAGE POLICY

If you are bringing a bag into the venue, please be aware of the following:

TYPES OF BAGS PERMITTED IN THE VENUE (but may not exceed 13 5/8” x 15 1/4”, except where noted):

  • Backpacks (not to exceed 15” x 18”)
  • Briefcases
  • Tote bags
  • Duffle bags
  • Messenger bags
  • Diaper bags
  • Women’s purses

TYPES OF BAGS THAT ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE VENUE:

  • Luggage (all types)

All bags are subject to search by Management during the event. The Tucson Convention Center does not provide storage for any prohibited or confiscated baggage.

**EXHIBITORS, GUESTS & PANELISTS: There will be a separate entrance open during setup and Exhibit Hall hours to bring goods into the venue without the above restrictions. You will be required to show your exhibitor badge in order to access this special entrance. Please be aware that restricted baggage will NOT be allowed through the normal attendee entrance(s).

ATTENDEE FEES & BADGES
  • An attendee or exhibitor badge or wristband must be worn at times while attending Tucson Comic-Con. Attendees not wearing a badge or wristband will not be allowed in convention areas. Each attendee or exhibitor badge or wristband admits one person to Tucson Comic-Con.
  • Once purchased, Tucson Comic-Con attendee badges and wristbands are non-refundable.
  • Tucson Comic-Con attendee and exhibitor badges and wristbands are non-transferrable.
  • Tucson Comic-Con will not replace lost badges and wristbands. In the event of a lost badge or wristband, a new one must be purchased at standard price in order to regain entry.
  • It is unlawful to duplicate or alter a Tucson Comic-Con badge or wristband. Duplicated or altered badges and wristbands will be confiscated and offending parties will be immediately ejected from the event.
CHILDREN & CURFEW

All children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or older at all times while on the premises of Tucson Comic-Con.

Pursuant to the City of Tucson’s curfew law, all unsupervised children under the age of 16 are not permitted to be away from home between the hours of 10:00PM and 5:00AM. For children between the ages of 16 and 17, curfew hours are between midnight and 5:00AM. Tucson city ordinance places responsibility on parents and guardians to supervise their children and assume custody of them in the event that their children violate curfew.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Tucson Comic-Con and the Tucson Convention Center, nor any of their agents will not be held responsible or liable for lost belongings. A Lost and Found will be located at the Information Desk at the Tucson Convention Center.

FOOD & DRINK

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the venue. Food and beverages may be purchased at concessions or at the food trucks outside of the exhibit hall.

FIREARMS

Because Tucson Convention Center carries a liquor license, Arizona state law prohibits the possession of firearms by anyone on its premises, except for law enforcement personnel. This restriction includes both concealed and non-concealed firearms, permit or no permit.

ANIMALS

Animals are not permitted at Tucson Comic-Con, with the exception of trained service animals on leashes or harnesses, with proper government-issued identification.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEO RECORDING

When taking photographs or video recordings at Tucson Comic-Con, please observe surrounding traffic and avoid blocking hallways and pathways for extended periods. Please be considerate and ask before taking pictures of or with attendees, guests, exhibitors, exhibit spaces and/or staff.

DISTRIBUTION OF FLYERS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS

The distribution of flyers or other promotional materials without prior approval of Tucson Comic-Con is not permitted. Unapproved flyers and other promotional materials found on the convention premises will be discarded without notice by Tucson Comic-Con staff.

SIGNAGE

The posting of and display of signage by attendees, exhibitors or guests anywhere in the convention area without prior approval of Tucson Comic-Con is not permitted. Offending signs will be taken down and confiscated by Tucson Comic-Con staff without warning. Signs that are integral parts of costumes may be permitted with approval of Tucson Comic-Con staff.

Attendees, exhibitors and guests found in violation of this rule may be subject to membership badge revocation and ejection from the event, at Tucson Comic-Con’s discretion.

IMPROPER CONDUCT

The following will not be tolerated at Tucson Comic-Con and may result in removal from the convention (and possible prosecution) without a refund:

  • Harassment, intimidation, offensive behavior or offensive comments
  • Any behavior putting patron safety at risk
  • Possession of illegal substances (drugs)
  • Drug or alcohol intoxication
  • Running, dancing or rough housing
  • Stalking
  • Physical assault and/or battery
  • Non-consensual photography or video recording
  • Disruption of panels, signings, workshops, exhibitions or any other Tucson Comic-Con event
  • Camping or sleeping anywhere on the convention premises
  • Verbal or physical abuse of attendees, guests, exhibitors, or costumed guests (cosplayers)
  • Inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome physical attention (see also: Cosplay is Not Consent!)

Tucson Comic-Con reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the membership and badge of any attendee found not in compliance with its policies. Attendees are expected to exercise common sense in public behavior, interpersonal interaction and have respect for private property.