Convention Rules

General Rules

  • Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at UBCon. This includes but is not limited to sexual harassment, physical assault, unwanted following or stalking, and general unwanted attention.
  • Discrimination based on age, race, gender, orientation, or anything else will not be tolerated.
  • Be respectful of other attendees. We ask that you refrain from disruptive behavior such as impeding traffic, starting fights, or unnecessarily excessive loud noise.
  • Please ask before taking photos of other attendees.
  • UB is a smoke-free campus.
  • UBCon is a family friendly event. Do not engage in obscene or inappropriate behavior in public convention areas.

Cosplay and Prop Rules

  • Costumes must cover all areas of the body that would be covered by a swimsuit.
  • Body paint and heavy makeup must be sealed and not easily rub off onto your surroundings.
  • If you have a large costumes, please be aware of your surroundings and do not block traffic.
  • Please wear some form of footwear at all times.
  • No real weapons or props that could easily cause harm are allowed.
  • Prop weapons must not have any exposed sharp corners.
  • Prop firearms must have an (at minimum) 6mm orange tip and not be able to fire projectiles. (Nerf guns are the only exception)
  • All weapons that appear potentially dangerous or are longer than 12 inches must be taken to weapons check before entering the convention.

Age Restrictions

  • In order to receive an 18+ badge, attendees must present a valid ID that shows date of birth at the time of registration.
  • 18+ panels are limited to those who have an 18+ badge.
  • UBCon is open to attendees of all ages. However, children under 12 years old must be accompanied by a parent.

If you feel as if another attendee is breaking these rules, or is a danger to other attendees, please alert a staff member to take care of the issue.