I am currently in the process of revamping and changing ALL of the conventions cosplay, costume, weapons policies, and rules. We are in a new location that affords us a better level of privacy. This also is a larger venue and allows me make these needed changes for you the attendee.
What I will consider as we go along is:
1. Live steel (no edge of course.) Since Steam Punk is becoming more common.
2. Airsoft and more elaborate gun props. (They have to be checked of course).
3. And YES folks thanks to friends of mine that cosplay in little to no clothing helping me to see that it can be done tastefully and with the conventions best interest at heart we may go to shirtless cosplay costumes and lighter clothing allowed.
4. I might look into peace bonding. (This is the iffy one.) I need to do more research on this since we have BOTH the hotel AND the Center. It might have to be only in the center and not in the Hotel.
What I need from you is input. Reasons to allow this. AND most of all the support from the costumers and cosplay community to help me make this decision and convince my staff and directors you can help me keep this safe. That is the most important thing here. It has to stay safe.
SO start dropping inputs and thoughts. All will be considered./DOC