Policies

GENERAL:
Yestercon aims to have a friendly and safe environment for attendees of all ages. To help in that goal, we ask all attendees to be polite, friendly and use common sense. All attendees, vendors, guests and staff are expected to comply with all local, state and federal laws and ordinances. Failure to comply with laws and the following rules can result in the wristband being revoked and/or ejection from the premises depending on the severity of the offense. All violations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Decisions from Yestercon staff are final. A valid wristband must be purchased to enter the convention facilities. Each wristband is valid for only one attendee. Wristbands are non transferrable and may not be loaned or borrowed; nor can they be copied, modified or tampered with. All attendees are required to wear the wristband for the duration of the convention – there will be staff checking wristbands and there will be no admittance without one. Yestercon has a zero tolerance policy for harassment, stalking, bullying, or mobbing people. Respect other people’s personal space and ask permission before photographing, hugging, or in any way making contact with anyone else.

FACILITIES:
— Do not tack, tape, staple, nail, or otherwise affix anything to any wall in the Casrson Center. This includes doors, panels, columns and other portions of the facility.
— Glitter, gum, confetti, helium balloons, stickers, and/or decals may not be used or affixed inside the facilities.
— All aisles and exits must be kept clear, visible and unobstructed at all times. Do not block doors, fire exits, or pathways used for walking. If waiting for an event or opening, wait in a single file orderly line as the staff direct.
— Do not move any convention center or convention property including (but not limited to) tables, chairs and electronic equipment.
— Only service animals with proper verification and papers are allowed on the premises.

FOOD & DRINK:
With the exception of water, no food or drink is allowed on the premises unless bought from the on site concession.

PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO:
Please obtain permission before photographing or videotaping individual attendees. If someone does not wish to be photographed or filmed, please do not proceed. Please move out of pathways, doorways or other high traffic areas to take photos. Official photographs and video will be taken of attendees at Yestercon. By purchasing admission to Yestercon you inherently grant Yestercon permission to use such images or footage for archival or promotional purposes.

DRESS CODE:
Yestercon is a family friendly convention- keep in mind there are children and families walking around the convention space. All clothing and costumes must be appropriate under California public decency laws and all private parts must be covered – no nudity allowed. There should be no chance of slippage or gaps. Any questions regarding the appropriateness of clothing should be directed to Yestercon staff prior to the event. In addition, the following rules must be adhered to:
— Shoes are required at all times.
— Roller blades, roller skates and skate shoes are prohibited.
— No profanity or hate speech may be visible on costumes or clothing.
— No costumes may be realistic depictions of American Law Enforcement or current American Military uniforms, or have the words POLICE, POLICIA, SWAT, FBI, DEA, CIA or any other official Government Agency names or initials on them.
— Official flags may not be worn as clothing and are only allowed on a flagpole. Homemade or unofficial flags are exempt.
— No costumes may generate fog, smoke, odor, or have excessively flashing lights.
— All costumes must fit through a standard doorway.
— Oversized costumes, costumes with limited mobility or costumes with limited visibility must have a handler to help navigate pathways.
— Only signs specific and/or integral to a costume will be permitted on a case-by-case basis. Absolutely no panhandling signs (asking for money, food, hugs, etc) or solicitation signs (offering to exchange for kisses, hugs, etc).

COSTUME PROPS/WEAPONS:
— No live weapons are allowed in the convention space. Live weapons are defined as actual firearms (whether functioning or not) and any steel that has a sharp edge. Additionally the following weapons are not permitted:
— Anything which is illegal in California or the United States.
— Real weapons, projectile weapons (such as airsoft or bb/pellet guns, bows, crossbows, and firearms pointers), paddles, whips, floggers, live steel, metal/wooden baseball bats, metal kunai, incendiary devices, lasers, laser brass knuckles, butterfly knives, concealed blades, throwing stars, tonfa, saps, clubs, nunchaku, sai, tessen, jitte, and metal or glass props.
— Prop guns which are suitably realistic enough that they could be mistaken for a real gun, or which utilize significant parts of a real gun.
— Easily identifiable toy guns that have a clearly visible and non removable orange tip which is visible from the side and extends at least one inch up the barrel will be allowed. Guns made entirely out of craft foam, wood, or pvc are also allowed if they will not be mistaken for a real weapon. They cannot have functional parts or be used to projectile any weapon. Misuse of any prop will result in immediate revocation of privileges. Props are not to be used in a threatening manner towards any person. Prop sizes are limited to less than 7 feet in height and 20 pounds. Anything that presents difficulty getting through a standard size door frame may be deemed a hazard and denied. Props must be carried carefully and in a neutral position, especially in crowded areas. Long or tall props are to be carried vertically and swords or guns should be holstered or otherwise secured.

CHILDREN:
Yestercon is a family friendly event, however children age 12 and under must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times.

LOST & FOUND:
Yestercon and the Carson Center are not responsible for lost or missing belongings. Any inquires regarding lost or missing belongings should be directed to the information table. Any found belongings should likewise be taken to the information table.