Convention Rules

Convention Rules

By entering the premises, you agree to be bound by the Convention Rules. Doujin Market reserves the right to deny entry, as well as to remove individuals who are in breach of these house rules from the venue without delay and with impunity.

Furthermore, Doujin Market reserves the right to take further action including, but not limited to identifying and blacklisting individuals and/or entities found to be in breach, and seeking recourse for damages that may arise from breaches of the Convention Rules.

Doujin Market also reserves the right to amend and change these rules without prior notice.

1. General Convention Etiquette

a) In order to help make the convention a safe and positive space for fans to indulge their creativity, we urge visitors to be always behave appropriately and to practice positive convention etiquette.

b) Doujin Market has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for behavior deemed offensive to the public or harmful to public safety, the consumption of alcohol and/or inappropriate substances, unruliness and harassment of any sort including intimidation, stalking, unwanted attention and contact, or inflammatory or violent behavior.

c) Participants registered for activities within the Tabletop Playspace must also adhere to any additional guidelines and codes of conduct as stipulated by the respective communities. These guidelines will be prominently displayed on-site, and any breach may be deemed grounds for disciplinary action and/or removal from the event.

d) Doujin Market is a ticketed event. Only visitors with a valid ticket will be allowed into the convention. Tickets may be purchased through Eventbrite [using this link]. 

2. Cosplay

While Doujin Market is not a cosplay event, visitors may attend the convention in costume provided they abide by the following rules:

a) Costumes worn must not be offensive to any race, religion, ethnicity or nationality. 

b) Military Simulation costumes, costumes that depict existing military or extremist groups, and costumes that are likely to cause undue alarm or disturbance to the public, are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED.

c) Additionally, all visitors are reminded that this is a family friendly event, and to dress appropriately for the venue. Exceptionally revealing costumes, nudity, and attire that features images that are against public decency or are likely to offend the sensibilities of the public are STRICTLY NOT ALLOWED.

d) Bag checks will be routinely conducted on admission in keeping with prevailing local laws. We strongly encourage cosplayers to exercise their own discretion in costume choices to expedite entry. Bulky costumes and props of more than 1-m in length are not encouraged.

e) Realistic looking gun props and props capable of firing projectiles are strictly NOT ALLOWED, and neither are props and replicas made of metal and/or props with sharp blades and/or sharp edges. The establishment reserves the right to routinely inspect props with impunity for safety reasons, and to refuse entry to cosplayers who may be in breach. Props made out of other materials may be allowed at the discretion of the organizer.

f) Visitors in costume are NOT ALLOWED to swing and/or brandish cosplay props, or act in a threatening and/or unruly manner with cosplay props while at the convention.

g) The establishment reserves the right to deny admission to, and eject any person in costume who is in violation of the above from the premises with impunity. A police report may also be filed depending on the severity of the infraction.

3. Photography & Videography

a) You are allowed to take photographs during the convention, as long as you have the express permission of the subject.

b) Videography at the event is strictly NOT ALLOWED unless you are officially Accredited Media.

c) When photographing any specific person, you are required to ask the person for permission before you do so.

d) Any photography set up that includes the use of bulky and/or studio equipment (e.g. lights and backdrops) is not allowed within the event hall, and photography must not cause any obstruction or impediment, whether to the convention or to human traffic. Photographers and cosplayers in breach WILL be ejected from the convention with impunity.

e) In cases where photographers and/or videographers are suspected of taking inappropriate pictures and/or footage, Doujin Market reserves the right to inspect the pictures and/or footage in question. Should the photographer and/or videographer be found to be in breach, Doujin Market reserves the right to delete the pictures and/or footage with impunity. Offenders will be removed from the convention, and a police report may be lodged depending on the severity of the offense.

f) You may be featured in images and footage taken by Doujin Market’s official photographers and/or videographers during the event. Official photographers can be identified by their Doujin Market staff tags. Doujin Market reserves the right to use/reuse any such images and footage in any medium with impunity. 

4. Canvassing & Solicitation

a) Canvassing and solicitation at Doujin Market is strictly NOT ALLOWED without the express and written permission of the organizer.

b) Canvassers will be warned and duly ejected from the convention. The companies and/or organizations they represent may also be named and sanctioned at Doujin Market’s discretion.

5. Reporting a Breach

a) If you wish to notify us of a breach of our convention house rules, or to report any incidents of concern, you may do so by approaching our event staff at the Neo Tokyo Project booth during convention hours.  

b) If you require immediate assistance, you may approach any of our friendly volunteers (identified by their Doujin Defender tags) for help. 

c) Alternatively, you may send us feedback through our [Contact Form].