Health & Safety Protocols
Our main objective at Rhode Island Comic Con is to provide fans from all genres of pop culture with an environment that is fun, comfortable, and safe. The protocols listed below guide us in achieving that goal. Please review these protocols thoroughly to familiarize yourself with how you can help us.
Medical professionals worldwide advise that the best defense against COVID-19 is getting vaccinated and wearing masks. At this year's Rhode Island Comic Con, all fans, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks at all times, unless eating or drinking at a set location.
At this time, we will not require fans to be vaccinated or show negative test results. This protocol may change between now and November 5th, if federal, state, or local mandates require us to do so.
The mask policy during professional photo ops will be guest-driven. We won't require you to wear a mask unless a guest requests it. Further, we won't use plexiglass unless a guest requests that Epic Photo Ops do so.
We ask that if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for the virus within 10 days prior to November 5th, please stay home.
Please use hand sanitizer frequently throughout the weekend and wash your hands regularly.
We know many of you will be seeing friends and acquaintances for the first time in quite awhile. Please be aware of social distancing as much as possible.
We will not tolerate inappropriate behavior of any kind, including but not limited to: harassment about attire, age, disability, marital status, race or color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. This also includes, but is not limited to, inappropriate behavior towards any type of cosplay or costumer in any way.
Threatening behavior with the intent to harass, annoy, alarm, abuse, torment, or embarrass another is absolutely unacceptable and is grounds for removal from the event without refund. If unacceptable behavior continues upon being escorted from the show floor, local authorities on site may be asked to pursue criminal charges.
Anyone who sees or feels that their convention experience is being compromised due to unacceptable or questionable behavior of others, they are encouraged to speak with any staff member, volunteer, or security immediately without concerns for their personal safety or repercussions. Our staff and volunteers will be wearing shirts clearly marked as such.
Staff will be located throughout the show floor and venue – however immediately going to Registration/Information desk is encouraged to report your incident.
Prop/Weapon & Costuming Policy
• Offensive and/or overly revealing attire is prohibited. If you're asked to cover up by staff or security, please comply immediately or risk ejection from the convention.
• No real weapons or functioning projectile weapons – including guns, crossbows, swords, ninja stars, water pistols, silly-string guns, etc.
• All fake and prop guns must have an orange tip, whether glued plastic or painted.
• Metal or wood weapons and objects that are deemed harmful towards attendees (sharp weapons and props) are prohibited.
• No explosives or flash pots
• Weapons must be easily distinguishable from real weapons.
• Convention security and staff reserve to right to refuse any weapon or costume accessory/prop into the show at any time.