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Asheville Comic Expo Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy
While alcoholic beverages will be served by the US Cellular Center, we ask that attendees refrain from becoming intoxicated. Any attendees that are displaying signs of being drunk, under the influence, or in possession of any illegal drug or paraphernalia will be removed from the US Cellular Center, and the police will be contacted.
Smoking is only allowed on the designated smoking deck.
No animals are permitted within the US Cellular Center, except of service animals.
Mock or play fighting is not allowed. Please do not RUN, PLAY FIGHT, OR SWING PROPS. Please be mindful of your surroundings.
Verbal harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.
The U.S. Cellular Center prohibits possession, sale, or distribution of any items that may be considered a dangerous weapon. This includes but is not limited to firearms, knives, razor blades, metallic knuckles, nightsticks, explosives, darts, and arrows. No projectile weapons including water guns, cap guns, or ping pong guns are allowed. Please note: also prohibited are some cosplay items, including: awesome ninja weapons, wicked dwarven axes, wolverine claws, smoke bombs, and batarangs. No functional weapons are permitted. Only wooden and plastic replica weapons are allowed at Asheville Comic Expo. Security must inspect costume weapons upon entry. Peace tying your fake weapon is a good idea, but the U.S. Cellular Center staff will make the final decision.
Attendees must wear the following articles at all time while on the property of the U.S. Cellular Center.
Clothing: Nudity is not allowed. This includes body paint. We are a family convention, please be sure your clothing/costume is secure.
Footwear: To ensure your safety, shoes or sandals must be worn at all times. Roller skates, rollerblades, or sneaker skates (with wheels down) are not permitted.
Cosplay is NOT consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a photograph of or with someone in a costume, please always ask for permission and respect their right to say no. Furthermore, do not stop in crowded hallways, doorways, or stairwells for taking pictures.
IF YOU FEEL UNSAFE OR HARASSED PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT AN ASHEVILLE COMIC EXPO VOLUNTEER OR STAFF MEMBER. YOUR CONCERNS WILL BE TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY AND HANDLED WITH CARE.
THE STAFF OF THE ASHEVILLE COMIC EXPO AND THE U.S. CELLULAR CENTER RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY INDIVIDUAL FROM THE PREMISES WITHOUT A REFUND.