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 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.
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 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.
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.