Code of Conduct
Attendees must respect commonsense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property.
Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. WaxaCon reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the membership and badge of
any attendee not in compliance with this policy. Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who
become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate the nearest member of security, or staff
member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.
During show hours you can always find a WaxaCon staff member or security guard and report to them. All people in the "Browncoats"
Security shirts will have a radio on them to communicate with management or law enforcement.
Costume Props Policy
!! COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT !!
Do not touch ANYONE without their explicit aproval beforehand !!
Anyone breaking this rule will be ejected from WaxaCon and escorted from the Civic Center Property by security or a uniformed police
Cover your body parts. “No costume” is not a costume. “Paint” and/or “pasties” are not a costume, either. No intentional or unintentional
“wardrobe malfunctions” allowed. Please make sure your costume is sturdily constructed; this includes proper undergarments. If your
costume is deemed to be too revealing or offensive, you will be asked to cover up or change.
All military, law enforcement and other emergency service costumes should be easily distinguishable from official uniforms.
Hate symbols, even historical hate symbols like swastikas, will not be tolerated.
No functional props or weapons are allowed at WaxaCon. Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as a part of your costume, subject
to prior approval by security and compliance with the following:
1. All costume props and weapons must be inspected at the Costume Props Desk, located next to the Ticket Table just inside the main
2. All costume props and weapons must conform to state and federal law.
3. Projectile costume props and weapons must be rendered inoperable.
Functional (real) arrows must have their tips removed and be bundled and zip-tied to a quiver.
4. Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn.
5. Costumes featuring stilts must be approved at the Costume Props Desk.
At certain times, due to crowds and safety issues, people in oversized costumes may be asked to leave the Exhibit Hall.
After your costume props have been checked, they will be tagged by security, and you will be given a wristband to wear to designate that
your props have been checked.
Security will escort you to the Costume Props Desk for inspection if your costume prop is not tagged.
If you do not want to have your costume props inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not
bring your costume props to WaxaCon. All costume props and weapons must be inspected at the Costume Props Desk.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR UNIQUE COSPLAY OR WEAPONS IDEA, PLEASE E-MAIL US:
Google Glass/Video Recorders/Camera Phones
Remember that recording of footage on the screens during panels is prohibited (see below: No Video or Audio Recording of Movie and TV
Panels). This includes Google Glass. You cannot wear Google Glass during footage viewing in any program room. If your Google Glass is
prescription, please bring a different pair of glasses to use during these times.
Also, please turn off your devices (phones, tablets, laptops, etc.) and put them away during the screening of panel footage. Not doing so
interferes with everyone’s viewing quality and causes security to think you’re recording the clip.
No handing out of anything—including flyers, stickers, cards, or any promotional item—is allowed in any area inside or outside the
Waxahachie Civic Center, except from within a booth in the Exhibit Hall or when pre-approved for placement on the Freebie Tables in the
No Hoverboards at Comic-Con
Hoverboards are not allowed at WaxaCon, including all inside or outside areas of the Waxahachie Civic Center.
No Live Streaming of Any Program or Event in Any Programming Room at WaxaCon
The usage of live streaming apps and software on any electronic device (smartphones, tablets, laptops, etc.) is not allowed in any official
WaxaCon program and event rooms.
No Market Research at WaxaCon
WaxaCon does not allow market research, surveys, or information-gathering in any public area—indoors or outdoors—of the Waxahachie
Please keep in mind that there will be no personal pages over the P.A. system. Set a time and place to meet with your family and friends
and communicate with them via text or phone when necessary.
No Pets Allowed
If you have pets, including iguanas, parrots, boa constrictors, or other nonhuman critters, please leave them at home. The Waxahachie
Civic Center will not allow animals into the building except for service animals. If your service animal is not wearing any kind of ID
identifying them as a service animal, you may be stopped by security. For your convenience, please stop by Disabled Services at the
props table for Service Animal Stickers for your WaxaCon badge.
No Retail Sales Unless Exhibit Space Has Been Purchased
No retail sales are allowed anywhere in WaxaCon unless you purchased or were allocated exhibit space. This includes the Exhibit Hall,
common areas such as lobbies, program rooms, and outside venues, such as the Waxahachie Civic Center grounds, and any venue
featuring official WaxaCon events. Retail sales are strictly limited to the exhibitors in the WaxaCon Exhibit Hall. In addition, there is no
solicitation of tips, fees, or donations for any reason, unless you have a booth, table, or official space allocated by WaxaCon.
Selfie Sticks or Similar Devices at WaxaCon
Selfie sticks, GoPro poles, stilts, or any device that extends your camera or phone away from your hand or body are allowed at WaxaCon.
If the use of this device interferes with any other attendee, you will be asked by security to put it away and not use it at WaxaCon. This
includes Exhibit Hall, programming and event rooms, etc
No Sitting in Exhibit Hall Aisles
Sitting in the Exhibit Hall aisles is not allowed.
No Smoking, Including E-cigarettes and Vaping Products and Devices
No smoking is allowed at any WaxaCon event at any time and in any location. No smoking at WaxaCon includes traditional
cigarettes, pipes, cigars, or E-cigarettes and any vaping product or device. This policy includes the Exhibit Hall, all the Programming
rooms, and event spaces at the Waxahachie Civic Center. You are welcome to step outside the Civic Center to smoke in designated
smoking areas only, but please be considerate of others when you do. This policy is in place not only for the comfort of attendees but
also to comply with city ordinances prohibiting smoking at public events near any doorway, entrance, exit, or operable window. Please
comply with this policy; noncompliance will result in ejection from the convention.
No Video or Audio Recording of Movie and TV Panels
No video or audio recording is allowed of the footage on the screens during movie and television panels at WaxaCon. The footage shown
in these panels is exclusive, brought to WaxaCon by the studios and networks. Please respect their rights and allow us to continue to
show this type of material to our attendees.
WaxaCon reserves the right to change or modify any policy or rule at any time and without notice.