Wil Wheaton updated his website/blog today that he will NOT be able to attend Denver Comic Con in a few weeks. You can check out his full posting here :
Good luck on your new project Wil! We hope to see you another year at Denver Comic Con!
Plan on dressing up for Denver Comic Con? You might want to check out thee rules that have been posted! Be sure that your costume fits within these guidelines, that way everybody has fun and stays safe!
Props and Weapons
- Props are great to complete your look, but please be smart about it! Visit our prop/weapon check to get your item Peacebonded.
Peacebonding is a conspicuous lock, tie, or mark which makes or identifies something as unusable as a weapon, that is, that the owner’s intentions are purely peaceful. Peacebonding lets our team confirm that your prop is acceptable for display and safe for the crowd. Peacebonding is mandatory for certain props/weapons. If you don’t like this rule, don’t bring a questionable prop. Look for the peacebonding station to be highlighted on the DCC floorplan as the event gets closer.
- No live steel, no sharp edges. Keep yourself and all your new DCC friends safe!
- Fake guns must have an orange tip. This clearly distinguishes your weapon as a prop to both our staff and the police, so don’t paint over the orange.
- Do not brandish your weapon in a threatening manner, even as a joke. Even if you find a costumer dressed as your nemesis. Even if you’re just making expressive hand gestures. Be aware of how others might interpret your actions.
- Keep weapons in convention areas. If you leave the con premises, we would ask that you put away any weaponry (even if it clearly looks fake).
- Military Dress
- Uniforms are great! Some of the coolest outfits are uniforms. But if you intend to wear a uniform that looks realistic, please distinguish in some obvious way that it is a costume.
- Basic rule of thumb: if your clothing could be confused with local law enforcement, please don’t wear it.
- Hateful symbols are not welcome at DCC and may warrant immediate expulsion from the event.
- Historical costumes can be great, but reminders of unspeakable atrocities are not appropriate and will not be tolerated.
- Signage – in short, we ask you to refrain from having any, but if you must, they cannot be:
- Inappropriate for a kid- and family-friendly audience.
- Offering services or making requests to be hugged or touched.
Appropriateness – if you are in the convention area and your costume does not fall within these guidelines, you will be asked (at minimum) to cover up and/or change your attire.
- DCC is kid- and family-friendly. Keep it PG-rated, please.
- No costume is not a costume.
- Cover your bits (you know what we mean); if you’re not sure if your costume is appropriate, please email the Cosplay staff.
- Protective footwear is required at all times. We know that many characters like to roam around barefooted, but since they are fictional, they don’t have to worry about tetanus and other such nasty things.
- Remember, this is Denver in the summertime – stay hydrated and consider bringing a change of clothing if your costume is heavy, restrictive or just warm to wear.
- DCC is in downtown Denver which carries much of the same risk as other large urban areas. Particularly if you are in costume and outside the con area, stay together and be aware of your surroundings.
- DCC cannot be responsible for damage to your costume during the convention.