Rules and Regulations


  • Shikkaricon is an all ages, family-friendly event. As such we ask that all attendees be mindful and respective of those around them.
  • Attendees 16 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with ID to purchase badges or receive pre-reg badges. We will trust teens (13-16) to behave and respect everything and everyone at the convention. The next generation needs trust and confidence to become the adults we all want to see and know. However, we will look to the parent or guardian to take responsibility shall anything arise from/by said teens. This includes restitution to the convention for anything broken or stolen, or to the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, if there is any damage to the venue or venue’s property is stolen.
  • All attendees must have a badge to attend Shikkaricon. No one will be allowed into convention rooms without a badge. Badges are nontransferable and cannot be shared between attendees. If you are found to be sharing your badge, your badge will be pulled for the rest of the weekend and you will no longer be admitted in to future conventions.
  • All attendees must clearly display their badges at all times or present them to staff at the convention room doors to enter. Any individual without a badge will be required to purchase one at the Registration table prior to being allowed into ShikkariCon convention rooms.
  • Badges are nonrefundable and cannot be sold to another attendee or transferred. Please see “Refund Policy and Rollover” in the Rules and Policies menu for more information.
  • All Weekend badges grant attendees two days of access to the convention. Saturday and Sunday badges grant access to those specific days only.
  • Seating for events, panels, etc. is first come, first served. Disabled attendees may go to the front of the line to be seated first. Simply inform the staffer at the door of your desire to do so.
  • Punishments for general/policy rule violations are at the discretion of the Convention Operations team of ShikkariCon, which may be from a warning to removal of the badge. Any actions deemed illegal, hazardous, or otherwise beyond the scope of the general rules and policies of ShikkariCon may result in action by the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel and local authorities. We want to maintain a safe, fun, and family friendly environment.


  • Cosplay is allowed at Shikkaricon! Please keep in mind that this is a family friendly event when choosing your costume. Staff reserves the right to ask you to change though if the cosplay is deemed too revealing. Consider anything that is generally NSFW to be bad for ShikkariCon,
  • Props/weapons can be no larger than five feet in width or height; you also must be able to pass through the hallway on one side and not take up the whole hallway with the width of your costume.
  • Props will be checked during registration. If your prop does not meet the guidelines above, you can either leave it with staff or store it back in your vehicle, hotel room or house and return to finish registration. Any weapons or props left with con staff will be tagged and placed safely into storage until you’re ready to leave.
  • Functioning weapons are not permitted within the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel. This includes any live steel (swords, spears, axes, and other metal bladed weapons) and firearms of any kind. Exceptions may include wooden props deemed appropriate by staff (Keyblades for example) and any prop which is clearly incapable of inflicting serious bodily harm. Firearm props must have orange caps or orange paint/tape around the barrel and have a non-functioning trigger. Bows and crossbows will be allowed in without bow strings. Yaoi paddles and vuvuzelas are prohibited. Any item not listed above is at the discretion of weapon and prop check staffers.

Harassment/Consent Policy

  • Photography: If you wish to take a photo of a fellow attendee or staff, then you must ask their permission first. Unsanctioned photography and video is banned and violators may have their con privileges terminated. If someone says no to a picture, respect their wishes. Please also respect those eating, taking care of children, or otherwise potentially not in a photo/video frame of mind. By entering the convention, all attendees agree to having photos or video of themselves taken and used by ShikkariCon, for promotional purposes only.

  • Harassment: Harassment of any kind is prohibited and accusations of such behavior will be taken seriously. This includes behavior and language of violent, sexual, obscene, and inappropriate nature.  Reports may be given to any Con Ops staff member or have another staff member contact Con Ops., and will be investigated in a timely and confidential manner.

If you see something, say something to staff immediately!