Our policies are to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our attendees, guests, volunteers, and exhibitors while working in conjunction with federal, state, and local laws along with the policies of the Phoenix Convention Center.
Phoenix Fan Fest reserves the right to revoke the membership badge of anyone found in violation of these policies. Any violation which involves activities prohibited by law will result in notification of the proper authorities.
Service and assistance animals are permitted in all public areas and at all times. No other animals will be permitted in convention space.
As a licensed liquor establishment, the Phoenix Convention Center is governed by Arizona law which prohibits the possession of firearms at the Phoenix Convention Center by any person other than a law enforcement officer. Personal possession of firearms is therefore prohibited, including concealed and non-concealed firearms and weapons.
All children age 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (18+) at all times.
Daily curfew hours for the city of Phoenix are from 10pm for children 15 years old and younger, and 12am (midnight) for 16 and 17 year old children. Curfew hours apply seven days a week year round. Children that are on legitimate business authorized by a parent or guardian, or in the care and custody of another adult, are not in violation of the curfew ordinance. Phoenix City Ordinance Code (pcc23-3) places responsibility on parents and guardians to supervise their juvenile children and to take custody of them if they violate curfew.
Food and drink may be brought into the Convention Center for personal use only. Food and drink will be available for purchase on site.
Phoenix Fan Fest is not liable for missing belongings. Lost and Found is located at the Information Desk in the lower level of the Phoenix Convention Center.
There will be no distribution or flyers or other materials without prior approval of Phoenix Fan Fest. Flyers and other materials left in convention space without approval will be discarded.
Amplified music is prohibited in convention space.
Dancing is not permitted in the Exhibitor Hall at any time. Dancing is not permitted in hallways or walkways. If you would like to dance, please do so outside in an open area that does not disrupt convention activity.
Please refer to the Phoenix Fan Fest Weapons Policy on our website for complete information about props and weapons.
Phoenix Fan Fest is firmly committed to providing a positive experience free of discrimination and bias. Each attendee is personally responsible for maintaining such a environment. Phoenix Fan Fest prohibits any actions, words, jokes, or comments based on an individual's race, sex, sexual preferences, ethnic background, age, religion, physical condition, or other legally protected characteristic. Any conduct or action, whether overt or subtle, which creates an offensive or hostile environment is prohibited and will be grounds for immediate disciplinary action.
Phoenix Fan Fest prohibits any harassment between volunteers, attendees, or guests on the basis of sex. No person, male or female, should be subjected to unsolicited or unwelcome sexual overtones and conduct, either verbal or physical. Misconduct applies to both males and females, and includes harassment between individuals of both sexes and the same sex. Any person who believes he or she is a victim of sexual or discriminatory harassment is encouraged to let the harasser know that his or her behavior is unwelcome. In addition, those who believe they have been harassed should immediately report the matter to Convention Security, Police or Phoenix Fan Fest Staff.
Phoenix Fan Fest supports the movement "Cosplay is not Consent"; to empower fan convention costume enthusiasts (aka "cosplayers") to SPEAK OUT against inappropriate social behavior of a sexual and/or stereotypical nature for themselves and fellow fans... Cosplay is NOT Consent!
The culture of Cosplay is one of fun, creativity, and mutual respect. Unfortunately, not every fan adheres to the "respect" part. Cosplay is NOT Consent and cosplayers who dress in (sometimes) revealing costumes should not accept inappropriate behavior from their peers. Speak out, speak up, and help keep cosplay comfortable and fun!
You should make every attempt to gain direct consent on all photographs of cosplay, including all private photographers. All photographers, commercial and private, should refrain from taking secret photos of cosplayers in compromising positions and should not take photos with the intent of commercialization without consent of the subject. Cosplayers love to have their photos taken, so just be polite and ask!