All Weapons/oversized props at OMGcon must be peacebonded. Please go to the Cosplay table at the convention center to receive the peacebond. By having your prop/weapon peacebound means you agree to our rules of proper weapons behavior.
Weapons NOT Permitted
NO METAL OR LIVE STEEL at all will be permitted on the premises. Live steel is defined as swords, knives, bayonets, cane-swords, and/or other objects made of metal, which can take an edge. This holds true regardless of whether the object is actually sharp. This includes star knives/shuriken.
The following types of guns are NOT PERMITTED.
- Real guns
- Stun guns/tasers
Water guns are permitted as long as they are NOT loaded.
Airsoft guns are allowed as well, as long as you keep the orange tip on and they are NOT loaded.
Please keep any water guns or airsoft guns within the convention space, and away from the public resort areas, as there are resort guests who may feel threatened.
ABSOLUTELY NO AMMUNITION! All magazines must be empty and will be checked at weapons check. There are to be no explosives or chemicals of any kind, including but not limited to smoke powder, sparklers and fireworks.
NO COMPOUND BOWS PERMITTED. Bows will be allowed on the premises as long as they are NOT pulled back for a live fire. Tipped arrows will not be permitted, though prop arrows (no hard tips or sharp edges) will be permitted as long as they are kept unnotched. Bows may be drawn temporarily for pictures, but arrows MUST STAY UNNOTCHED.
Weapons and Props Permitted
Wooden baseball bats are allowed so long as they are not swung or used inappropriately.
Fake or made-up prop weaponry (for example, made of wood, foam, bondo, resin, plaster, cardboard, etc) are permitted if they are safe and not dangerous to the other con-goers around you. For example, dangerous conditions include but are not limited to wires sticking out, items that trip bystanders, clothes lining a member, etc.
Please limit the size of the weapons to less than 8 feet in height and weighing less than 50 pounds. If you do happen to make something heavy, make sure you are able to carry it without a problem. There will be no storage space within the convention center.
All LARP gear used outside of the convention center may be used in mock battle. However, they still must adhere to all safety requirements.
Behavior of Weapons
Misuse of any weapon, such as swinging it in a public area or causing hazards to bystanders, will get your privilege revoked immediately.
If we deem a weapon to be unsafe for the con, we will ask you to store the unsafe weapon in your private quarters (i.e.: your room or car). If there is a repeat offense, we will escort you out of the convention and off of convention grounds so that you can place the weapon in your private quarters; if the weapon is illegal, we will turn it into the appropriate authorities.
Any weapon purchased in the dealers’ room that is boxed, should remain boxed and stored in your private quarters. Weapons are not to be taken out of their packaging or wrappings while at the convention. After purchasing a weapon that normally violates our weapons policy, it must remain in its packaging and be taken immediately to your room or car for storage. All questionable items will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Anything deemed illegal outside the convention is deemed illegal inside the convention premises.
All OMG!con staff decisions on weapons are final.