Fort Con Rules & Policies

We want you to have fun at the event and this is the main reason for bringing Fort Con to life. However the following rules are in place for the safety and comfort of all our guests.

Code of Conduct

Attendees must respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harmful or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Fort Con reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the ticket of any attendee not in compliance with this policy. Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate the nearest member of event or venue staff, so that the matter can be handled swiftly.

Costume Weapons Policy

No functional weapons are allowed at Fort Con

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

  • All costume weapons must be inspected at the weapons check desk just beyond the ticket desk.
  • All costume weapons must conform to current law.
  • Projectile costume weapons must be rendered inoperable for other attendee safety.
  • Functional arrows must have their tips removed and be bundled and zip tied to a quiver
  • Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn.

After each person’s costume weapon has been checked, it will be tagged by a member of event staff.

If you do not want to have your costume weapons inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your costume weapons to Fort Con.


Always keep your ticket on you and hang onto it! You will need your ticket to attend any Fort Con event, including all daytime and nighttime events at the convention centre, and any after show party. Your ticket may come in the form of a printed sheet, badge, wristband or lanyard. Please do not give your ticket to a friend or to people outside the convention centre when you leave Fort Con. You will need to bring a form of photographic ID with you.

No Handcarts, Trolleys or Rolling Luggage.

Please be aware that, due to safety reasons, no handcarts, trolleys, rolling luggage, or massively oversized strollers will be allowed in the Main Hall. Attendees found on the exhibit floor with these items will be removed from the Hall.

No Pets Allowed

If you have pets, including dragons, parrots, boa constrictors, or other nonhuman critters save for those who are officially a guest of Fort Con, please leave them at home. Exception for disabled service animals.

No Smoking, Including E-cigarettes and Vaping Products and Devices

No smoking is allowed at any Fort Con event at any time and in any location. No smoking at Fort Con includes traditional cigarettes, pipes, cigars, plus E-cigarettes and any vaping product or device. This policy includes the Main Hall, all the Event Rooms, and the Fort Con sponsored parties. You are welcome to step outside to smoke in designated smoking areas only, but please be considerate of others when you do. This policy is in place not only for the comfort of attendees but also to comply with current government laws prohibiting smoking at public events within 20 feet of any doorway, entrance, exit or operable window. Please comply with this policy; noncompliance may result in being ejected from the convention.

Fort Con reserves the right to change or modify any policy or rule at any time and without notice.