PortConMaine follows all Maine state and federal laws. No substance or devices forbidden by Maine state or federal laws will be permitted at PortConMaine. Any convention attendee who is found to be breaking a state or federal law will be reported to the Portland police.
All props must be inspected and piece-bonded by PortCon security staff at their table located in the main lobby across from registration. PortCon security and the department chairs reserve the right to deem a prop or item unsuitable for any reason, and may ask the owner of the item to remove it from the convention.
PortConMaine will not allow any firearms. Any attendee found to be carrying a firearm will be ejected from the convention, have their badge confiscated and will not be allowed to return to PortCon.
Prop Gun Rules:
- Must have brightly colored barrel tip. No exceptions.
- Absolutely no projectiles are to be shot either inside or outside the hotel.
- Projectiles include, but are not limited to: BB’s, Nerf darts, arrows, water, etc.
- Airsoft or paintball guns must be permanently disabled in order to be piece-bound
PLEASE BE AWARE: the city of Portland does not allow for gun replicas to be carried along city streets. If you must leave the convention, please keep this in mind and prepare accordingly to avoid issues with South Portland police.
Prop Weapon Rules:
- Attendees must be able to easily handle any prop or costume piece without hindering their own movement or the movement of other attendees. If this is not possible, you may be asked to remove it from the convention.
- No sharp edges or points of any kind. Anything sharp needs to be filed down to be acceptable.
- NO LIVE STEEL. PortConMaine defines live steel as any prop with a metal blade or non-metal blades with a metal edge. It does not have to be sharp in order to be considered live steel.
- No loose glitter, confetti, or any other item that may leave a mess behind when you leave.
If any prop is used in a threatening or violent manner, the wielder of the prop (and its owner if not in possession of their property at the time) may be subject to punishment up to and including removal from the convention and not be allowed to return. Appropriate action will be taken depending on the severity of the offense.
Please keep in mind that you are responsible for your own props. A poor decision made by another person in possession of your prop affects you just as much as it does them.