Wear your event badge at all times.
An oddly-mirrored badge may be your friends’ only clue that you have been abducted and replaced with an evil extradimensional clone. It’s also good for getting into the con.
Be prepared to show ID for drinks and mature panels.
The carnival workers we captured still won’t give up the secrets of their age-guessing sorcery, so we need photo ID from Uncle Sam to prove that you can drink beer and hear colorful four-letter words.
Wear appropriate attire.
Although we’ve come a long way since exposed ankles being scandalous, The Fifth Element has established that it will be at least the year 2263 before people can just wear a few bandages in mixed public spaces. Use common sense.
Inappropriate behavior, such as violence, obstructing hotel hallways, lewd acts, or obscene language or conduct, is prohibited.
Personal discretion varies, of course, but if a member of the hotel or convention staff asks you to stop doing something throw that 1st year philosophy major relativity nonsense out the window and get your act together.
No smoking and/or vaping outside of designated areas.
Conventions already have enough people expelling foul gases from their orifices without adding fire hazards and churro-scented mustard gas to the mix.
Do not touch someone’s costume, prop, wig, or person without their permission.
In addition to being disrespectful and inappropriate, you gain no useful information from it. Do you know what the real Sailor Moon feels like? What are you even comparing?
Do not perform commercial or business transactions without the prior written consent of Anime Iwai.
As the old expression goes, “Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Sell a man a fish and you’d better have prior written consent from Anime Iwai to sell that fish or you’re on thin ice, pal.”
Do not break the laws of the United States Government, the state of Florida, Broward County, the city of Deerfield Beach, the DoubleTree by Hilton Deerfield Beach, or Anime Iwai.
If you choose to take the above sentence literally and instead break the laws of all of the above simultaneously, we will send a letter congratulating your wit to your cell.
Costume Weapons Guidelines
All props/weapons must be checked by either Anime Iwai staff security or at the cosplay booth. There are no exceptions.
Permitted Weapons and Props
Replicas of firearms are permitted, but the prop must be easily identifiable as a prop weapon.
No firearms are allowed on the premises.