Policies

ANTI HARASSMENT POLICY

Anime Fiesta is committed to maintaining a fun and respectful environment for all attendees.

Anime Fiesta strictly prohibits harassment and/or discrimination against anyone in attendance at the event. Incidents will be met with appropriate action.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments (related to gender, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation), sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Reports will be responded to immediately. If an attendee engages in harassing behavior, Anime Fiesta staff may take any action deemed necessary, including warning the offender, expulsion from the event without refund, or contacting the appropriate authorities.

What should you do if you or someone you know is being harassed or made to feel uncomfortable while in attendance at Anime Fiesta?

Please report the incident as soon as possible to the nearest Anime Fiesta Staff member, volunteer or police officer. All event and venue staff will be in clearly marked shirts or uniforms. A volunteer can always be found in the information booth near the entrance of the exhibit hall.

Please do not hesitate to report an incident to event staff. We want to ensure that all of our attendees feel safe and comfortable while attending the event and we cannot offer our assistance if an incident is not reported to us, or reported to us after the event. The sooner you can report the incident the better, so we can gather information and act quickly. Please offer a good description, and remember, report any incident as soon as possible.

PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY

1. Pictures and video taken by Anime Fiesta official photographers and videographers during the event are the property of South Texas Conventions LLC and may be used by South Texas Conventions LLC for advertising and promotion of future events.

2. When photographing attendees, vendors or anyone else in attendance at the event please ask permission first.

3. Do not obstruct walkways, entrances or exits when photographing/recording.

PROP WEAPONS RULES

1. Functional weapons of any kind are not permitted.

2. Simulated weapons must be non-firing and have a brightly colored cap.

3. Approved materials for prop weapons are: foam, rubber, cardboard, plastic, and papier-mâché.

4. Metal weapons are not permitted. This includes metal swords, blades, bats, knives, saws, scissors etc.

5. Pyrotechnics and projectiles are not allowed.

6. Any weapons purchased at Anime Fiesta such as pocket knives, swords, replica weapons etc. that would otherwise be prohibited by the weapons policy must remain secure in the original packaging while on McAllen Convention Center property.

7. All prop weapons at the event are subject to the approval of Anime Fiesta and McAllen Convention Center staff.

GENERAL COSPLAY AND CONDUCT POLICIES

1. Anime Fiesta is a family friendly event. Costumes deemed lewd, obscene or offensive by Anime Fiesta or McAllen Convention Center staff will not be permitted into the event.

2. Please be considerate of other attendees and be aware of your surroundings. Disruptive or inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated.

3. Bags and backpacks are allowed, but are subject to a bag check at the discretion of McAllen Convention Center staff.

4. Some form of footwear is required, bare feet will not be permitted while on the convention floor for your safety.

VIOLATION OF ANY OF OUR POLICIES WILL RESULT IN EJECTION FROM THE CONVENTION.

If any of these policies are unclear to you, please do not hesitate to contact us for clarification prior to the event.