DELTA H CON WEAPON AND PROP POLICY
Delta H Con understands that carrying props and replicas is important to many fans as part of the convention experience. Attendees of Delta H Con use and carry prop weapons or other items permitted below at their own risk and assume all risks of liability to and from anyone injured or otherwise harmed directly or indirectly by the attendee’s acts or inaction. Delta H Con shall not be liable for injury, harm, damage, or other liability associated with any person’s use of any weapon, permitted or banned, at Delta H Con.
These Delta H Con policies are enforced at all times. Anyone found to be carrying, brandishing, or having in their possession, any working weapon (this includes live steel blades) or firearms at any location associated with the convention will be immediately expelled without refund and the offender may be reported to the authorities. These rules are for your safety and the safety of Delta H Con. We are posting and enforcing these to protect all attendees and staff from harm, be it physical or legal. The rules are not open to interpretation nor will they be a point of argument. The rules are final and if they are broken, your badge can and will be pulled and you will not be allowed to participate in any further Delta H Con events.
You may not carry or possess any working weapon AT ANY TIME in or around the convention spaces. Working weapons, live steel swords, firearms, curio or relic/antique firearms, and all forms of ammunition are strictly forbidden. Even items that may be legal to carry such as maces, knives, or stun guns are not welcome at Delta H Con. Please leave them at home.
1) Props must comply with all weapons and prop policies. Delta H Con staff will inspect any Prop you may have questions about and have the right to refuse their presence at Delta H Con.
2) Props are NOT allowed to be swung, jabbed, thrust, or actively used on the convention grounds or in the common areas. Anyone brandishing a Prop in an unsafe manner will be told to remove it from the convention spaces. You may pose with a Prop in a brandishing manner so long as no reasonable person would interpret the pose as anything but safe and no real threat.
3) Water guns, squirt guns, and any toy that is capable of actually launching projectiles or any material are not allowed. They must be obviously disabled and you must be able to prove that it will not work to be allowed for a costume. Any prop that looks like a gun MUST have an orange tip at a minimum. This applies to ALL types of guns from SCI-FI to Modern. Airsoft weapons must be obviously disabled and cannot look realistic in color.
4) No metal blades will be allowed at Delta H Con. Props made of metal are allowed but may not be edged or able to cause any amount of damage to another person. Metal weapons purchased from our weapons dealers must remained boxed and taken to your car or hotel room.
5) Futuristic Replicas and fake period weapons may be displayed as long as they are recognizable as obvious fakes.
6) Brandishing any weapon-like or prop item is not permissible. Brandishing is defined as drawing, exhibiting, or using any weapon whatsoever in a rude, angry, or threatening manner or using a weapon in a fight or quarrel. Delta H Con staff, convention Safety, Hotel Security, and Houston Police Dept. are empowered to determine whether a particular act constitutes brandishing in their sole and absolute discretion.
We the staff of Delta H Con appreciate the time and effort put into the creation of your costumes, props, and replica weapon-like items, and understand that non-working replica, prop, and imitation “weapons” are often a part of costuming. To ensure the safety of all those attending Delta H Con, we maintain this strict “weapons” policy. It is imperative that costume “weapons” comply with this policy and with local, state, and federal laws. This policy is not a summary of the laws nor does this policy constitute legal advice. You are solely responsible for understanding and complying with all applicable laws.
Please be aware that Stardust Entertainment and Delta H Con reserve the right to refuse service and/or evict you from the convention and from the hotel for whatever reason we deem fit. It is not our plan to do so, it is not a fun thing to do, and we’d really rather not. However, we do have our limits, so we put together the following set of rules that can be punishable by ejection if they are broken.
There is ZERO Tolerance for illegal activities, such as underage drinking, use of prohibited substances, or soliciting outside approved areas.
Please observe all signs. Some events may have ‘no recording’ policies enforced. This depends on the group and it’s management. We make this information known when we are informed. Violations are disrespectful to the guests who made these requests and encourage them not to make future appearances at conventions.
We encourage and welcome all attendees to take photographs in all areas except where prohibited. Photography is prohibited in all viewing rooms. Photography of original artwork is not allowed without the consent of the artist.
Please wear your badge where our staff does not have to have x-ray vision to see it! Preferably out in the open, on the outside of your costume, and above the waist.
No sleeping or snogging(google it) in the video rooms. Sleepers will be awoken as rudely as possible, and taunting the dateless is just cruel. Get a room.
DO NOT DAMAGE HOTEL FACILITIES. Acts of vandalism are strictly prohibited. This includes moving furniture into elevators, tearing leaves off plants, hanging on railings, dumping things off balconies, and other, similar behavior. This marks the whole convention as “bad business” that may be communicated across the continent, and discourages other hotels from hosting anime conventions. Don’t let it be YOUR fault that DHC is considered an “inferior piece of business. “ Don’t tear up your playground if you want places to play.
No pets unless they are service animals for the disabled.
You must be 21 years old to drink. If you are underage, you may not drink or possess alcohol by Texas State Law. Breaking this can and will land you (and others) in jail. If you are of age, please drink responsibly and in designated hotel areas. You may not carry open liquor outside of these areas. The hotel will notify police if they suspect minors with alcohol, and they are not obligated to inform Delta H. No alcohol is permitted in any DHC Staff or Volunteer sleeping rooms.
Delta H Con and the Hotel buildings are non-smoking. Smoking is prohibited throughout this event. Special smoking areas are available behind the Hotel.
People caught switching or counterfeiting badges will be immediately escorted out of the convention without refund. Counterfeiters may be prosecuted for forgery and theft of services.
Seating is first-come, first-served. Due to fire regulations, sitting in aisles and seating beyond the room’s capacity is not allowed.
Delta H Con reserves the right to refuse admission to Panels/Workshops/Viewing rooms to those under 18 during videos and/or panels with adult content.
Water guns and projectiles are not allowed in convention space, any use of them in public will result in loss of your badge and removal from the convention. All involved parties will be required to pay the cost of any property damages suffered by individuals, dealers or the hotel.
Sales outside of official, designated areas are prohibited. This means no selling your sketches or used games while sitting in the hallway in order to make a quick buck. Selling out of your hotel room is strictly prohibited by the hotel. Those people selling in designated areas have the appropriate approvals, paperwork, and permits to do so. These designated areas include: Dealers and Artist Booths.
A parent or guardian MUST accompany children under 12 years.
Cosplay is one of the main features of Delta H Con. We kindly ask all Cosplayers to be tasteful with their choice of costumes. Be careful with large and bulky costumes or costumes that have large and bulky accessories especially in high traffic areas. NO indecent exposure. Please abide by public decency laws and customs.
Conventions, with their crowds and multiple events, have inherent potential risks associated with them, such as tripping on the dance floor or getting bumped by another guest. AT NO TIME will Stardust Entertainment, Delta H Con, the Marriott Westchase or any associated group accept responsibility for any injury caused by an attendee’s participation in any events, concerts, or other activities. Purchase of membership and entry into the convention indicates an agreement to this effect by the attendee.
Delta H Dress Code
Delta H is a family-friendly convention. Excessively revealing clothing or costumes are not permitted. Private areas must be covered with opaque cloth at all times. Attendees in excessively revealing attire will be asked to change.
Convention spaces have a “no shirt, no shoes, no service” policy. Because of this, shirts and shoes must be worn at all times and may only be removed for photographs.
No profanity or graphic sexual imagery may be displayed on costumes or clothing.
It is your responsibility to not break these simple rules or you will be kicked out.
Cancellations and refunds can be given out with written notice only. We accept postal mail and e-mail notifications. Refunds will be percentage based given the time the notification is received.
Greater then 90 days: 100% refund
Between 90 and 31 days: 50% refund
30 days of less: No refund
Delta H Con respects the privacy of all our attendees.
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