The purpose of Sac-Con’s weapon policy is to work in conjunction with Federal, State and Local laws along with the policies of all space occupied by Sac-Con.
This will establish the carrying and use of all prop weapons, costume pieces, or actual weapons such as katanas, stars, and Kendo sticks.
A weapon is anything that looks like or resembles it is dangerous to anyone from 25 feet away and under any conditions.
Weapons must be in plain view and can not be concealed (* see peace bonding.) It can be considered a weapon in such circumstances as:
A police officer could think it is a weapon 20 feet away in the dark.
If one could conclude that there is a reasonable chance the item may cause physical harm, could be used to cause physical harm, or make a person believe they may come to harm.
If it could be used in a menacing manner, could be used to menace, or make a person believe they may come to harm.
The effectiveness, or ineffectiveness, of the item or the skill, or lack of skill, of the person in possession of the item is irrelevant when determining whether or not it is a weapon.
All weapons & props must be approved at the peace bonding table upon entering the convention.
If you purchase a weapon or prop such as: swords, knives, stars, air soft guns, plastic pellet guns, gun blades, wooden katanas, Kendo sticks, etc. and you intend to carry it around the convention as a prop you need to take it to peace bonding to have it approved.
If you do not intend to use it as a prop we would appreciate it if you kept it in the packaging and placed it in your vehicle.
It is Sac-Con’s goal to provide a safe and family oriented convention.
We require that all weapons, costume props, and any costume item that could be considered a weapon be taken to the peace bonding table for inspection upon entering the convention.
If you purchase an item (s) that you would like to use as a prop for your costume that could be considered a weapon or dangerous (*see weapons policy) then you are required to clear it through peace bonding.
We do not allow concealed weapons. Your cos-play weapon may be zip-tied into the holster or sheath and may not be removed during the convention. All props and weapons must be recertified if they were peace bonded at a different convention or at a previous Sac-Con.