Code of Conduct

Rules of Conduct

 The following rules of conduct must be followed by all Kobe-Kon Attendee in order to provide a safe, secure, and pleasant environment. 

These activities are not allowed during Kobe-Kon:

 

  • Loitering;
  • Physical or verbal harassment of the public or Kobe-Kon Ninjas;
  • Engaging in disruptive and unsafe behavior that disturbs the public or Kobe-Kon Ninjas;
  • Any act which could result in substantial risk or harm to people or property;
  • Sexual misconduct, such as indecent exposure, offensive touching, or sexual harassment;
  • Engaging in any activity prohibited by law and the Everett Mall;
  • Literature distribution without the written permission of Kobe-Kon officials.
  • Possession of any item defined as a weapon, illegal or not;

Individuals whose actions violate these rules will be asked to stop such actions. Kobe-Kon reserves the right to require anyone violating these rules of conduct to leave the event. Kobe-Kon may withdraw permission for a person to re-enter the event if that person continues to violate these rules. Any violation of the rules of conduct which involve activities prohibited by law will result in notification of the proper authorities. 

Autographs, Photography, and Video Recording Policy.

Each guest will have designated autograph times during the convention. To allow as many attendee as possible to receive an autograph from convention guests, attendees are only permitted one autograph per trip. Attendees will not be prevented from re-entering the line to obtain additional signatures during the scheduled autograph times, but please allow others to receive their autographs in a timely fashion as well. Attendee who arrive early should respect those who are in line for an earlier session by following directions given by Kobe-Kon Ninjas. Please present only properly licensed products for autographing. Video recording of guest near their personal hotel rooms is prohibited.  
Photography of art, model, toy and collectibles displays may be allowed with the permission of the Artist . Photography of original artwork in Artist Alley is not allowed without permission of the artist. Photography of all other aspects of the convention is allowed, as long as it does not disrupt events or the flow of traffic, and the subject does not object. Please be considerate and ask first before taking pictures of guests and attendee or the general public. Attendees agree that any pictures taken of attendee in connection with Kobe-Kon may be used for social media posting, advertising, and/or editorial purposes by Everett Mall, Anime World, Kobe-Kon and their legal representatives and assigns. 


Badge

Badges must be worn chest high and be visible at all times. Individuals without badges will not be granted access to Kobe-Kon events. Badges are non refundable. A fee will be charged for replacing a lost badge 


Dress Code

 Due to public health and safety requirements, all attendee are required to wear approved footwear while in the convention space. Acceptable footwear includes shoes, sandals, flip-flops, aqua sox, and slippers. Unsafe or hazardous footwear is not allowed to be worn while in Kobe-Kon.
Kobe-Kon requires that all attendee wear attire appropriate for a family friendly environment while in the convention. Kobe-Kon Ninjas may, at their discretion, ask attendee to change their attire if they are not complying with this policy; repeat offenders maybe ask to leave the event.Masks are not be worn except during a Kobe-Kon approved event I.E: Cosplay Contest & Masquerade ball.


Drinking

If you drink, don’t drive! Please have a designated driver. There is no drinking during the convention, except where designated. Individuals must be 21 to consume alcohol in the United States. This also applies to our international attendee. Serving alcohol to minors is against United States law. Individuals who appear to be intoxicated will not be allowed into the convention. 


Weapons

No Live Action Role Playing (LARPing) is allowed in public areas.No attendee will be permitted to carry any kind of functional and non-functional projectile weapon. This includes individuals who possess a weapons permit or concealed weapons permit. Keep them at home. Anyone found in possession of such a weapon will immediately have their badge revoked. Individuals caught in the illegal possession of a functioning projectile weapon will be reported and turned over to the proper authorities. All other items that could be used as a weapon MUST be peacebonded. You must have your props submitted for peacebonding. Complete this action BEFORE entering convention.Peacebonding will be conducted at the peacebonding table. Government issued photo ID is required at peacebonding to have your prop peacebonded. attendee seventeen and under must have their guardian or accompanying adult with them to have their prop peacebonded. Bladed Weapons: All weapon props made out of metal and designed to represent a blade (including, but not limited to, swords, daggers, kunai, and scythes), with an edge a quarter of an inch in width or narrower and/or a sharply pointed tip) must remain sheathed. Additionally, it must be possible for peace-bonding staff to securely zip-tie the prop into its sheath so that it may not be drawn. Ribbons, cloth, or tape wrapped around the blade do not qualify as sheaths. Weapons should never be waved around in a manner that may be construed as use of the weapon (this is considered brandishing) including parking lots, may result in immediate expulsion from convention. Keep in mind, police will assume all drawn weapons are functional, and will act accordingly. If you are unsure whether your weapon is acceptable in the convention space, please ask a Kobe-Kon Ninja or ask the Kobe-Kon help desk. Exotic weapons will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. Do not bring weapons that Kobe-Kon Ninja cannot tell are fake from at least ten feet away. No functioning or previously functioning projectile weapons, or functional portion thereof, including, but not limited to, Air Soft, Nerf, or pellet guns will not be allowed. Bows: All props designed to represent a stringed weapon must be unstrung, regardless of the manner in which they were constructed. ‘Unstrung’ means that no length of cord, string, rope, or other flexible material may be connected from one limb of the prop to the other. 


Harassment and Assault

Kobe-Kon does not tolerate harassment. Harassment is any behavior that intentionally annoys, threatens, or alarms another person. This includes any unwanted physical contact, following someone without a legitimate reason, or threatening to physically harm someone. Remember, if someone approaches you and you tell them to leave you alone, their business with you is done. If they do not leave you alone as you have requested, their actions may be grounds for a complaint of harassment. If an assault occurs, call 911 immediately, and then please report the matter to the Kobe-Kon help desk. A person who assaults or harasses another person is guilty of a crime under Washington State law. 


Liability

 Kobe-Kon and its affiliates are not responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or injury. Attendees are responsible for their individual actions and any repercussions that may result. Civil or medical emergencies are to be handled directly by the proper authorities. Any illegal substance abuse or paraphernalia will be reported to the appropriate authorities and attendees suspected of such actions will have their badge immediately revoked.  


Minors

 All children age fiftteen and under must be accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian who is a registered with Kobe-Kon 


Curfew

People are only permitted on Mall property during Mall hours and/or Kobe-Kon event hours.


Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas.  

Notice: Kobe-Kon attendees are subject to Everett Mall rules and policies:

Disclaimer:

Kobe-Kons Code of Conduct is subject to change during any period of time.