Weapons Policy

MechaCon Security watches for occurrences of both general offenses and possible criminal activity. General offenses are handled by Security Staff, under a “Three Strikes” policy which can lead to ejection from the convention by repeat offenders.

Items that could be used as a weapon MUST be Peace-Bonded. During day hours, Peace Bonding will be at the MechaCon Security Booth. Complete this action BEFORE you wander through or around the convention space or you will receive a strike against your badge for violating our Weapons and Security Policy. (See Security Policy to understand what a strike against your badge means.)

All bladed items must be kept in their sheaths at all times in public/function areas. Weapons should not at any time be waived around in a manner that may be construed as use of the weapon (this is considered brandishing).

Ammunition for Gun replica or other replica projectile weapons will not be allowed during the MechaCon event and on hotel and convention grounds. This applies to water guns as well. Gun Replicas must have an “Orange” safety colored barrel and must be cleared by first stopping at the MechaCon Security Desk.

If you are found brandishing and otherwise acting irresponsibly with a replica weapon in public/function areas, your registration may be immediately revoked. This includes the hotel parking lot. Keep in mind, police assume all drawn weapons are functional, and police will act accordingly.

Exotic weapons/Fantasy Weapons will be dealt with on a case by case basis. As a rule of thumb, if we cannot tell it’s fake from 10 feet away, you should not bring it.

These policies are in place to promote the general safety and well-being of our guests and to comply with the policies of our host hotel. If these policies are not followed, stricter rules will go into effect. We would rather that not happen.

Notice to parents:

If you’re not staying in our hotel, please don’t leave your children here overnight without someone legally responsible for them. We are NOT a babysitting service. We also require a way to reach you in case of an emergency. You will be held responsible (legally and financially) for any damages incurred by your child or charge to hotel and/or MechaCon property. Any criminal damages and/or activity will be met with criminal charges, as well as a permanent ban from ALL future Sennin Productions, LLC events. All attendees are subject to the laws and ordinances set forth by Federal, State and New Orleans Consolidated Governments.

Notice to students and minors:

We expect you to behave yourselves so we don’t have to call your parents. Your behavior is what’s important, not your age. You and your parent(s)/legal guardian will be held responsible (legally and financially) for damages incurred by you to hotel and/or MechaCon property. Any criminal damages and/or activity will be met with criminal charges, as well as a permanent ban from ALL future Sennin Productions, LLC events. All attendees are subject to the laws and ordinances set forth by Federal, State and New Orleans Consolidated Governments.

Notice to adult attendees:

ALL attendees are expected to conduct themselves respectably. You will be held responsible (legally and financially) for damages incurred by you to hotel and/or MechaCon property. Any criminal damages and/or activity will be met with criminal charges, as well as a permanent ban from ALL future Sennin Productions, LLC events. All attendees are subject to the laws and ordinances set forth by Federal, State and New Orleans Consolidated Governments.