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General Rules

At Anime Milwaukee, we like to keep our rules simple and easy to follow. That said, everyone deserves to have a good time, so please observe these rules while at the convention.

If you have any questions about the rules, or you’re worried that something you have planned will break a rule, send us an email at safety@animemilwaukee.org and we’ll make sure you get an answer!

Respect your fellow attendees. Everyone has the right to a safe and fun time at Anime Milwaukee. Don’t do anything that harasses, threatens, or harms other attendees. If you are being harassed, threatened, or harmed, please find a member of AMKE Safety. See our anti-harassment policy for more details.

Don’t break the law. Please don’t steal, start fights, drink if you’re underage (or give drinks to minors), or do anything else that’s illegal in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, or the United States. If you are under 17, you need to be a Hyatt guest or accompanied by an adult after 11 p.m. due to curfew laws.

Don’t drink or smoke in the convention space. The hotel bar is the only place in the convention space where drinking is allowed. Please use designated outside areas for smoking. Using e-cigarettes and vapes counts as smoking for the purposes of this rule.

Wear your badge at all times. Your badge must be visible. If a staff member asks to see your badge or photo ID, you must show it to them. Anime Milwaukee reserves the right to deny entrance to any part of convention space to anyone not wearing a valid convention badge.

Keep your kids with you. Attendees under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times, even when in designated children’s programming areas. Parents will be held responsible for any damages caused by their children.

Follow the prop and costume rules. See below for more details.

Don’t fly drones indoors. Make sure you are following all applicable laws and regulations while flying drones outdoors. Don’t shoot pictures or footage of individual people without their permission — crowd shots only. Be aware of the safety of those around the drone while flying outdoors.

Follow hotel and convention center policies. Don’t sleep in public areas or play in public fountains. Don’t bring pets with you (though service animals and emotional support animals are allowed). If a hotel or convention center staff member asks you to do something, follow their directions.

Obey all directions given to you by Anime Milwaukee staff members. If you have a problem with something a staff member asks you to do, follow their directions first, then ask to see their supervisor.

Failure to follow these rules may result in consequences up to and including revocation of your membership and badge, removal from convention space, and involvement of local law enforcement. The head of Anime Milwaukee’s Safety Department has the final say as to the interpretation of these rules.