3121 3rd Avenue

Whitehorse, YT    Y1A 1E6

info@yukomicon.com

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Event Policies

 

Please note that policies may be subject to change.

Code of Conduct

Attendees must respect common sense rules for public behaviour, safety, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing, offensive, or dangerous behaviour will not be tolerated. Yukon Comic Culture Society reserves the right to remove any attendee not in compliance with any part of these policies from the event, without refund. Persons feeling uncomfortable or unsafe due to inappropriate and/or threatening behaviour, or who become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate a member of security, or a staff member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner. Parents and guardians must ensure that children under 12 years of age are properly supervised at all times.

 

Weapons Policy

No functional weapons are allowed at any YukomiCon-branded events.

 

Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as part of your costume, subject to prior approval by security and compliance with the following:

 

  • All prop weapons must be inspected at the Weapons Check Desk. Upon approval, it will be tagged by security. Weapons that do not pass inspection must be removed from the event premises immediately. Security will escort you to the Weapons Check Desk for inspection if your prop weapon is not tagged.

  • All prop weapons must conform to Territorial and Federal law.

  • Projectile prop weapons must be rendered inoperable.

  • Metal-bladed prop weapons must be blunt and tied to your costume in such a way that they cannot be drawn.

 

The following weapons are strictly prohibited at YukomiCon-branded events:

 

  • Any weapons that may cause a mess (silly string, water-filled guns, water balloons, etc.);

  • Explosives (including firecrackers, caps, fireworks, etc.);

  • Chemical weapons (including bear spray, mace, pepper spray, etc.);

  • Sharp metal-bladed weapons (blunt metal-bladed weapons are allowed so long as they are tied to your costume in such a way that they cannot be drawn);

  • Live ammunition firearms, including those that are not loaded or have the firing pin or bolt removed;

  • Functional replica firearms (including air soft guns, paintball guns, cap guns, bb guns, etc.) and functional projectile weapons;

  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, nunchaku, clubs, etc.);

  • Any weapons or hand props that are sharp or could break into shards (e.g., props made of fibreglass, glass, or sharp metal);

  • Any other weapon prohibited by Canadian law.

 

If you do not want to have your prop weapons inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your prop weapon to YukomiCon-branded events.

 

Failure to comply with this weapons policy may result in expulsion from the event without refund.

 

Photography/Videography Policy

All attendees may feel free to take photos or videos at YukomiCon-branded events. However, please be respectful of others while doing so. Do not photograph artists' work or record any presentations, workshops, or screenings without the permission of the artists or presenter. Always ask permission before taking a photo or video of someone in costume and do not photograph or take video of underage persons without the permission of their parent or legal guardian.

 

Do not obstruct walkways or attractions while taking photographs or videos.

 

Please wait in line to get a photograph with any special guests.

 

Animals Policy

Excepting service animals, no pets or other animals will be allowed at YukomiCon-branded events.

 

Smoking Policy

No smoking is allowed at any YukomiCon-branded event at any time and in any location, including e-cigarettes and vapes. You are welcome to step outside to smoke in designated smoking areas only, but please be considerate of others when you do.

Cosplay Policy
  • Regardless of gender identification, we require all attendees, exhibitors, and guests to wear a minimum of sports bra-like coverage on top with leotard-type coverage on bottom (i.e. no bare chests or visible butt cheeks as with thongs or “plumber’s butt”). A costume must always provide this level of coverage, including standing, sitting, moving, or posing.

  • All prop weapons, whether projectile or blunt, must adhere to our Weapons Policy (see above).

  • All military, law enforcement, and other emergency service costumes should be easily distinguishable from official uniforms.

  • Hate symbols, including historical hate symbols like swastikas, will not be tolerated at YukomiCon-branded events.

  • Please, no signs offering services or making requests to be hugged/touched etc. We want everyone to feel comfortable.

  • Please wear proper footwear. Bare or stocking feet are prohibited, as are rollerblades, roller skates, and wheelies.

  • Makeup must be properly sealed so that it does not rub off with casual contact or make a mess, such as glitter or fake blood.

  • Props and accessories, including prop weapons, that take up a significant amount of space (i.e. enough to obstruct hallways or walking areas) or that are so cumbersome as to impede the bearer’s movement should not be carried or worn outside of the appropriate cosplay contest.

YukomiCon Presents: Geek-End Market is a family-friendly event. Please use common sense to ensure that your costume is appropriate for all ages.

Yukon Comic Culture Society reserves the right to inspect all costumes and weapons on an individual basis to ensure that the event remains completely safe and family friendly. Those who violate these rules assume all responsibility in the event of injury.

If you have any questions about your unique cosplay or weapons idea, please email us at info@yukomicon.com.