General Convention Rules
1. Firearms are not allowed at the convention for security purposes. Please keep these at home. Steel/Wood/Fiberglass/Paper/Foam weapon props are allowed to be purchased and worn by attendees who are at least 18 years of age. All weapons must go through Weapons Security before being brought into the convention. Any props brought may be inspected by convention or hotel security at any time and may be confiscated if they do not abide by this rule.
2. Large props and generally large cosplays tend to block hallways, so please be aware not to prevent the general flow of traffic if you intend to bring either of these. Cosplays that cannot fit through a regular sized door, excluding those that can be taken apart, are not allowed.
3. All cosplays and general attire must be PG-13 appropriate.
4. Please respect the wishes of exhibitors who DO NOT want pictures of their products taken.
5. Please ask before taking a picture of anyone
6. Please DO NOT take any of the decor or anything that belongs to the convention. Those who fail to abide by this rule will be subject to expulsion from the hotel.
7. Respect everybody, including staff, other attendees, exhibitors, etc. If there is a problem, please ask a staff member for assistance.
8. Badge trading is not allowed and will result in expulsion from the convention.
9. Signs are acceptable as long as they are PG-13.
10. Please be respectful of all panelists and do not disrupt their panels. You're free to enter and leave as you please during panels, however do not make a big scene or disruption during a panel.
11. Do not block any doorways or aisles! Pictures can be taken by the walls. You can stop to look at your program guide by the walls. Chat with your buddies while you walk or near the walls. There's no reason to be stopping traffic in the middle of the hallway -it's very rude to all the other attendees. Seriously do not do this.
12. Consumption of alcohol and/or smoking is not allowed in the convention area.
13. All children 13 years of age or under MUST be accompanied by someone at least 18 years of age or older. We are not responsible for watching over unattended children, and we want to make sure any young ones are safe and with a responsible party.
14. Attendees are responsible for their own personal belongings. We do not have a check-in for large or heavy bags, so keep that in mind when deciding what to bring with you.
15. Slandering of Jackie Chan in any shape or form is strictly prohibited
16. Each exhibitor has their own sales/return policies. By purchasing from an exhibitor, you agree to abide by whatever sales/return policy the exhibitor may follow. Shine Con staff will not get involved with any conflicts between exhibitors and attendees regarding returns or exchanges.
17. The exhibit halls are off limit to the public during closed hours.
18. All attendees are expected to follow the other various rules and policies of the game room, panel rooms, and other rooms when they are in the designated areas.
20. Official convention photographers will be onsite to take pictures of the events and attendees of the convention. By attending Shine Con, you agree to allow the convention to use any pictures that may have been taken of you for promotional and decorative purposes.