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


    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 officer.

    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

    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 entrance
    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

    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.


    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 Handouts
    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 Hallway.

    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
    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 Civic Center.

    No Paging
    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.

    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.