OuteRimCon encourages members to wear costumes. However, there are rules that must be followed for the safety of all attendees. As we all know, the main reason for a Weapons Policy is because fans like to embellish their costumes or make their costumes look perfect. In order to keep us all safe and happy, there are some common sense rules to be followed.
All weapons or weapon facsimiles (props), whether bladed or projectile, must be “peace-bonded” in a visible manner in such a way that the weapon is rendered safe and harmless while at the convention.
A table will be set up where peace bonding will be performed. You are to check in at this station before attending any convention events.
If you purchase a weapon/prop in the Dealers Room, you must take it immediately to your car.
If it looks like a real gun, this means any handgun, rifle, or assault weapon –
Please Leave It at Home!
We say this as the local police department and Homeland Security both have a “realistic weapons” policy and they will not hesitate to shoot first. We want to see all our fans have a great and safe convention.