Code of Conduct

In order to make your convention experience and that of your fellow con-goers a pleasant one, we require everyone to observe the following rules. Persons violating this Code of Conduct may be asked to leave ABC. Please have your Anime Blues Con event badge openly displayed on your person at all times while in any of the convention space(s).

 Anime Blues Con reserves the right to refuse entrance into the events or service to any individual or group at any time.

Anime Blues Con reserves the right to update our Rules & Guidelines at anytime without notice.

General Rules

  • Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. If you feel you are being harassed, please contact the Public Safety Department or the nearest Staff member.
  • All individuals will be held to the standards of our Props Policy and Dress Code as published on this site.
  • Fighting, combat, affray, mock combat, horseplay, fist fighting, martial arts sparring or demonstrations, or any other similar behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Disorderly and disruptive behavior such as hollering, cursing around minors, noisemakers, and disrupting foot traffic is prohibited and may result in ejection from ABC.
  • Persons committing theft, shoplifting, larceny, burglary, looting, robbery, counterfeiting, and fraud will be ejected from ABC and given to the custody of Memphis City Police.
  • Persons committing vandalism, graffiti, defacement, destruction of property, and criminal damage will be ejected from ABC and given to the custody of Memphis City Police.
  • Sales of merchandise or any other item outside of authorized ABC venues is prohibited.
  • Panhandling, begging, soliciting, busking (street performing), or performing any act in exchange for goods, services, or money is prohibited.
  • Do not move any chairs or tables.
  • If you are under 21, it is illegal to consume alcohol in the State of Tennessee.
  • If you are over 21, be responsible if you consume alcohol: only drink in appropriate places, know when you’ve had too many, etc.
  • Do not sleep in public spaces or function rooms.
  • Put trash in trash receptacles only.
  • Do not post flyers, posters, or promotional materials in public spaces or on walls; use designated tables and bulletin boards only.
  • Turn off your cell phone or silence your phone while attending videos, panels, and events.
  • Events, videos, and panels that ABC deems to be of an adult nature require government-issued photo identification indicating appropriate age (18+) to enter.
  • If you have a prescription for the drugs you take, please bring it; if not, leave it at home. Anyone found in possession of controlled substance will be ejected from the convention and given to the custody of the Memphis City Police.

Anti-Harassment Policy

  • Anime Blues Con is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all. As such, we ask you to remember that boundaries and comfort levels vary from person to person.
  • Do not assume that a behavior you would find acceptable is therefore acceptable to another person.
  • It is each individual’s responsibility to obtain definitive consent from another person for anything that involves that person. The absence of expressed consent must be treated as refusal.
  • It is likewise every individual’s right to dictate their own boundaries and be respected.
  • ABC will not tolerate harassment and reserves the right to revoke badge privileges and remove from the premises anyone found to be contributing to an unsafe or hostile convention environment.
  • If you feel that you are unsafe or being harassed, please approach any member of Staff for assistance in finding a Public Safety team member or Memphis City Police Officer. Your safety and comfort are a top priority.

Photos & Videos

By purchasing a membership and/or participating in our events, you are implicitly granting permission to be photographed or recorded by Anime Blues Con Staff for promotional or archival use. We also encourage fan and outside professional photography and videos, unless the subject does not wish to be photographed. Do not set up any lighting structures or backdrops that are not immediately portable. Photographers may be asked to move due to traffic at any time. Blocking doorways or heavy traffic areas is prohibited. Please refrain from taking photos or videos in events or rooms that do not allow photography, which will be indicated at those locations.

Membership Policies

Badges and wristbands serve as proof of membership for the dates and/or times listed on them. Your membership grants you access to all non-specialty events and function spaces based on availability and convention policies. Specialty events may require an additional fee. Badges and wristbands remain the property of Anime Blues Con and must be surrendered on request by an authorized representative of Anime Blues Con (ABC).Please remember that duplicating a membership badge is forgery- a felony in the state of Tennesse. If you are caught forging and/or selling forged badges, you will be banned from the convention, and given to the custody of the Memphis City Police

The Anime Blues Con venue spaces comprise the Exhibit Hall/Ballroom Level of the Memphis Cook Convention Center, Access to these spaces requires that proof of membership be displayed at all times. No proof of membership is required to go to registration.

Badge checks are performed for entrance to the following areas:

  • Exhibit Hall/Ballroom Level of the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

 

Persons without proof of membership found to be loitering in any controlled spaces will be required to buy a membership or asked to leave.