Convention Policies

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You’re here to have fun. We’re here to make it possible for you to have that fun. For all that to happen, APE has a few rules that are necessary for the safety and comfort of everyone. Please comply so that you and everyone else can enjoy the convention.

Badges

Always wear your badge and hang onto it! You will need your badge to attend any APE function during the convention’s open hours, including panels and shopping and browsing the Exhibit Hall. Badges are nontransferable. Please do not give your badge to a friend or to people outside the Convention Center when you leave APE.

Code of Conduct

Attendees must respect common sense rules for public behavior, personal interaction, common courtesy, and respect for private property. Harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated. Comic-Con 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 a member of security, or a staff member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.

No Handcarts, Trolleys, Rolling Luggage, or Oversized Strollers in the Exhibit Hall

Please be aware that, due to safety reasons, no handcarts, trolleys, rolling luggage, or oversized strollers are allowed in the APE Exhibit Hall.

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 Convention Center will not allow animals into the building, except for service animals.

No Smoking

No smoking is allowed at any APE event at any time and in any location. This policy includes the Exhibit Hall and all panel events. You are welcome to step outside 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 San Francisco city ordinances prohibiting smoking at public events. Please comply with this policy; noncompliance may result in being ejected from the convention.


APE and Comic-Con reserve the right to change or modify any policy or rule at any time and without notice.