|Weapon & Prop Policy|
Portcon Maine follows all Maine State and federal laws. No substances or devices forbidden by Maine State or Federal laws will be permitted at Portcon Maine. Any Convention Attendee who is found to be breaking a State or Federal law will be reported to Portland Police.
All props must be inspected and piece-bonded by Portcon Staff. Portcon Staff reserves the right to deem any prop or item unsuitable for any reason, and may ask the owner of the item to remove it from the Convention.
Portcon Maine will not allow any firearms, any attendee found to be carrying a firearm will be Ejected from the Convention and have their badge confiscated, and not be allowed to return to Portcon.
All Prop or Replica firearms will be treated as if they are real until verified by Portcon Staff to be non-firearms. To be Piece Bonded any replica or prop firearm must have one of the following:
*A Solid Barrel or plugged barrel marked with a plug of a bright color.
*A removed trigger group, or no trigger.
Portcon Maine does not allow any props or weapons to be “Loaded”. Portcon Maine defines “Loaded” as any item that has projectiles capable of being launched (i.e.: darts, BBs, pellets, arrows, or missiles, or any other projectile). Also any squirt or water guns loaded with any liquid of any kind will not be permitted.
Portcon Maine does not allow “Live Steel” weapons. Portcon Maine defines “Live Steel” as any prop or weapon with a metal blade, or a non-metal blade with a metal edge. This edge or blade does not need to be sharp to be deemed “live steel”
Any non-metal blades featuring an edge or apex that is sharp or hard enough to be deemed a risk of injury will also not be allowed.
All Props must be small and light enough that the owner may be in full control of the prop, and not be of risk to other Convention Attendees or Facility Property. Any prop deemed too large or unwieldy by Convention staff must be removed from the Convention area before owner is allowed to attend the Convention.
No Props will be allowed to be used in any manor deemed by Portcon Staff as threatening or dangerous. Any Dangerous or threatening behavior may result in the attendee being Ejected from the Convention and asked not to return.
The owner of any prop is responsible for their prop for the entirety of their attendance of Portcon Maine. If an Attendee is Ejected from Portcon Maine for improper use of a Prop and that person is not the owner of said prop, the owner will be subject to the same action as the offendor.
June 20-23, 2013
Join us for a celebration of geek culture interests including anime, gaming, science fiction, costuming, fantasy, video gaming, boffer combat, comics, pop culture, steampunk, and more! Come to enjoy your current favorite fandom and learn something new about another! PortConMaine is Maine's first, longest running, and largest convention celebrating the hobbies that enrich our lives. Meet old and new friends and join the community-- let's celebrate the interests we enjoy together!
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