A Convention (aka con) is an event in which fans of any sort of media can meet with other fans and celebrate their passions together as a community. This includes panels, merchandise, competitions, events, and more. People are also welcomed and somewhat encouraged to dress as their favorite characters in an act called cosplay. All this brings together fans of all types and helps them find like-minded people all within in a fun event.
No. Tickets will also be available at the door for a slightly higher price. Online purchase of a ticket is mainly to make the process quicker for the attendee at a lower price.
Props that may appear potentially dangerous (even if they are not) must be peace-bonded upon entry, at registration, or at time of purchase from a vendor. Peace-Bonding is an agreement that you will carry your prop safely. A staff member will attach a brightly colored tie on the item to acknowledge that your item has been reviewed.
Live steel, projectiles, and functioning firearms are prohibited.
No. You are allowed to wear anything within the limits of the dress code. It is just as fine to show up in regular clothes as it is to show up in a costume.
No. Panels are only one of many reasons that people come to a con. None of the panels or events are mandatory to attend.
Volunteers will have to take care of their own admission. After a volunteer has completed a 4 hour shift, they will earn a one-day pass to a future BHC event.