Policies & Guidelines

Policies & Guidelines

Below you will find all the details you need on policies, rules, regulations, terms & conditions and guidelines for the show. If there is anything at all that you are unable to find then please contact the team either via our ‘Facebook‘ Page or email us here.

More information to come.

WEAPONS POLICY

Effective Date: February 10, 2018

Animangapop® reserve the right to modify and/or update this policy at any time in their sole discretion and without prior notice.

WEAPONS POLICY

Your participation in Animangapop means that you agree to comply with this Weapons Policy. An “Event” shall mean any event held by Animangapop, AMP, or Keep It Secret Company..

You further understand and agree that, for your own safety and the safety of everyone at an Event, AMP has the absolute and immediate discretion and right to inspect your costumes, prop weapons, and any other item you bring to the Event. We may temporarily or permanently remove any attendee in our sole and absolute discretion at any time for violating this Weapons Policy — because your safety, and the safety of every attendee is of the utmost importance.

No Real Weapons Are Allowed at an Event.

This includes firearms, knives, curio, relic, antique firearms, any form of ammunition, any item designed or manufactured with the intent to cause death or serious bodily injury, whether carried openly or concealed, even if any such weapons are inoperable or unusable, and irrespective of whether you are licensed to possess such weapon. Items that may otherwise be legal for you to own or carry are not welcome at any Event if they violate this Weapons policy. The following are examples of weapons that you CANNOT bring to an Event:

FIREARMS, AMMUNITION, RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, HANDGUNS, BLOW GUNS, TASERS, LASER POINTERS, LASER-AIMING DEVICES OR SIMILAR LASER DEVICES, EXPLOSIVES OR OTHER INCENDIARY DEVICES, KNIVES, LIVE BLADES/SWORDS (INCLUDING KATANA AND OTHER MARTIAL ARTS STYLE SWORDS), DAGGERS, SWORD CANES, SWITCHBLADES, BALISONG (BUTTERFLY) KNIVES, AXES, HATCHETS, METAL POLE-ARMS, CLUBS, WOODEN/METAL BATS AND PADDLES, HUNTING BOWS, ARROWS, NUNCHUCKS, BRASS KNUCKLES, WHIPS, PEPPERSPRAY/MACE, POWER TOOLS, STILTS, VUVUZELAS, ANY ITEM DESIGNED OR MANUFACTURED WITH THE INTENT TO CAUSE DEATH OR SERIOUS BODILY INJURY TO ANY PERSON OR PROPERTY, ANY ITEM THAT IS ILLEGAL IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, OR ANY ITEM THAT APPEARS, IN SPJA’S SOLE DISCRETION, TO BE DANGEROUS OR WHICH WOULD POSE OR PLACE OTHERS AT RISK OF HARM, IMMEDIATE OR OTHERWISE.

Prop Weapons Are Allowed Only If They Are Peace-Bonded on entry.

Prop weapons are inoperable weapons that support the overall look of your costume or character. For example, plastic Airsoft guns, Nerf guns, water guns, dart guns, disc guns, pellet guns, and cap guns are prop weapons.

Prop weapons must peace bonded before attending the event. AMP has the sole discretion to approve prop weapons.

We may revoke Peace Bonding at any time in our sole discretion. For example, we will revoke approval if you use or brandish the item in an inappropriate fashion (like play-fighting, swinging the weapon around, or if someone is hit intentionally or otherwise). We will also revoke approval if we receive complaints about the way you are using or displaying your prop weapon or futuristic device, or if you tamper with the device that Weapons Check uses to show that your prop weapon has been Peace Bonded.

Peace Bonding Rules

If a prop weapon is, or was, at any time capable of firing anything, it must be rendered permanently inoperable in order to qualify for Peace Bonding. You can do this by, for example, permanently plugging the barrel with glue, caulk, or any non-removable substance. You must be able to prove that the prop weapon is permanently decommissioned upon inspection. Bring tools if necessary.

In addition, to be Peace Bonded, your prop weapon must meet the following criteria:

  • Your prop weapon cannot be more than 7 feet (2.13 meters) long or weigh more than 15 pounds (6.8 kilograms).
  • Prop explosives cannot be made out of metal.
  • All swords or bladed martial arts prop weapons must be blunt-edged and cannot have any sort of cutting or sharpened edge (no live steel). Prop metal swords must have a sheath and must remain in the sheath for the duration of the Event. Whenever possible, for the purposes of keeping prop metal swords in sheaths, the sword must be anchored or otherwise secured to the sheath. We also reserve the right to anchor bladed weapons shut.
  • All prop bows must be unstrung or have a low-tensile thread and be incapable of shooting.
  • All prop arrows must have non-metal, blunted tips.
  • Metal chains must be less than 12 inches long and no more than one inch thick.
  • Non-metal chains must be under a reasonable length so as not to pose a safety or fire hazard.
  • An Orange Solid Plug in Barrel: Have a blaze orange (Fed-Std-595B 12199) or orange color brighter than that specified by the federal standard color number solid plug permanently affixed to the muzzle end of the barrel as an integral part of the entire device and recessed no more than 6 millimeters from the muzzle end of the barrel; or
  • An Orange Barrel Marking: A blaze orange (Fed-Std-595B 12199) or orange color brighter than that specified by the Federal Standard color number, marking permanently affixed to the exterior surface of the barrel, covering the circumference of the barrel from the muzzle end for a depth of at least 6 millimeters; or
  • Entire Surface Coloration:  Coloration of the entire exterior surface of the device in white, bright red, bright orange, bright yellow, bright green, bright blue, bright pink, or bright purple, either singly or as the predominant color in combination with other colors in any pattern.

Peace-Bonded Weapons at the Event.

You may display your prop weapons only as costume pieces. Do not swing or brandish your prop weapon in any way that could be considered unsafe or threatening.

You may pose with a prop weapon in a brandishing manner, so long as no reasonable person would interpret it as anything but a pose for dramatic effect. Event staff or management may stop your posed brandishing in their sole discretion.

Please put your prop weapons away when leaving the Event site at night so that you don’t get the attention of local law enforcement. SPJA cannot be responsible for any actions taken by local law enforcement  agencies – such as detaining and questioning you – if you decide to display or brandish your prop weapons at or outside of the Event.

Martial Arts Performances & Demos

You may display working martial arts weapons during, and 30 minutes before and after, a performance that has been approved by Event management in advance.

Of course, you must use common sense to avoid harming any person or property. You must conceal or wrap the weapons when transporting them to and from the demonstration, and you must remove the weapons immediately after the demonstration. Con staff reserves the right to stop any performance or demonstration in their sole discretion.

Law Enforcement Uniformed Costumes Are Prohibited

COSTUMES THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE PERSONNEL UNIFORMS ARE NOT PERMITTED AT THE EVENT.

It’s just not safe to impersonate local law enforcement, emergency personnel, or first responders. Animangapop has the absolute right and sole discretion to decide whether your costume looks too much like one of these uniforms, and to request the removal or modification of that costume. Should you refuse to cooperate, we may expel you from the Event in order to protect the safety and welfare of everyone at the Event.

Effective Date:  February 10, 2018

Animangapop® reserve the right to modify and/or update this policy at any time in their sole discretion and without prior notice.

TICKET FAQ

How do I purchase my tickets?

You purchase your tickets direct via our website www.animangapop.co.uk. All Payments are taken via PayPal (You DO NOT need a PayPal Account to purchase as the system will also take debit and credit card) just follow the on-screen instructions. Once payment has been received you will be returned to the main screen. You will be emailed your confirmation of your purchase within 24 hours of booking. You must bring your printed email confirmation to the show in either paper or electronic form! They will be exchanged at the door for your wristbands.

 

Is there a booking fee for online booking?

Yes. A booking fee of £0.50 is levied per ticket transaction to cover online banking processing costs.

 

Will tickets be posted to me?

No. You will be emailed confirmation on booking. You MUST bring it with you in either paper or electronic form. This will be exchanged for your wristbands.

I have lost / deleted the confirmation email, can you re-send this?

We can reissue your ticket via email. However, please ensure you print out your confirmation email and keep it in a safe place!

Once I have received my wristband, can I give it to someone else?

No. Wristbands are not transferable once issued and are void if removed or tampered with

I took my wristband off to have a shower / go swimming / go out; can I get a new one?

No. Wristbands are void if removed or tampered with. Our wristbands are made of Tyvek. This material is very robust and will happily survive two days of showering, swimming and general wear and tear.

Please do not remove it until the end of the show. Where can I find your full Terms & Conditions? You can download a full list of Terms & Conditions from the main website www.animangapop.co.uk

Effective Date:  February 10, 2018

Animangapop® reserve the right to modify and/or update this policy at any time in their sole discretion and without prior notice.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Following this simple Code of Conduct helps ensure a safe convention and that everyone will have fun.  Your own good judgment and courtesy towards others are key.

Please watch out for each other, take care of one another, help those who need help, and be careful.  Play it clean, sober, and safe!  Please don’t leave the Event with strangers, and make sure that your friends know when you leave or if you are going home early.

  • Please don’t hesitate to call security if you see anything suspicious.
  • Minors should not go to hotel rooms with unknown adults.

To participate in and/or attend any Animangapop Event (referred to below as the “Event” regardless of whether it’s Animangapop, or another one of our Events), you must comply with this Code of Conduct in order to attend and/or participate in these Events. AMP reserves the right to modify and/or update any AMP policy at any time without prior notice.  Violation of this Code of Conduct may result in forfeiture of your Event entrance, your expulsion from the Event and/or termination of your position with AMP.  Where the Code of Conduct refers to “AMP’s written consent”, such written consent may be in the form of a separate written exhibitor/sponsorship agreement, vendor agreement, facility rental agreement, or other form of written agreement or permit.  Event Facilities, event hotels, and all other places where any Event programming is scheduled are “Event Facilities”.

AFTER PARTY

  • Please be prepared to show proof of age and identification when entering the After Party at the Event. We will only accept the following forms of identification: government-issued driver’s licenses or identification cards, passports, or military identification.
  • Please wear your wristbands/lanyards at all times during the Event. Terms and conditions available on animangapop.co.uk apply to you and you must conduct yourself accordingly.

PROHIBITED ACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

The following, as such violations are determined in AMP sole discretion, are not permitted at the Event or its surrounding areas, including the parking lots, hotels, plazas, and structures:

  • Failure to be appropriately clothed, as determined by the sole discretion of AMP. Please follow local laws, rules, and regulations when selecting your costume.
  • Assaulting, threatening, behaving inappropriately to another person, discriminating conduct of any nature whatsoever, making racial, religious, ethnic, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, or other slurs, bullying, and/or expressing any act of hatred towards another.
  • Lewd or offensive behavior, such as profanity, obscene language or conduct, exposing nipples or genitals, making recordings in bathrooms, bedrooms, or of nipples, genitals or up skirts.
  • Conducting commercial or business transactions without AMP’s prior written consent, including without limitation, selling food or beverages from unauthorized carts, stands, or ice chests inside or outside Event venues or hotels; solicitation of money, contributions, or donations; distribution of commercial advertising or promotional material of any kind, such as signs, flyers, cards, or offers of discounts on rides, or other products or services; or offering samples of items which are sold, available for sale, or available in exchange for a donation or contribution.
  • Unlawful conduct or failure to comply with the policies, rules, or instructions of AMP, Event staff, the Event facility, the hotel affiliated with the Event, or law enforcement officers.
  • Smoking / Vaping:
    • Never Inside: No smoking or vaping is permitted inside any of the Event Facilities, unless there is a place specifically designated by the Event Facility that permits either.
  • Possessing any open can, bottle or other receptacle containing alcoholic beverages, except in areas specifically designated for the consumption of alcohol and in compliance with the AMP’s Alcohol Policy.
  • Possessing any illegal substance. AMP DOES NOT tolerate illegal substances in or around Events.
  • Any action that impedes the flow of traffic, creates a potential or actual hazardous condition, or is deemed to interfere with Animangapop. Individuals may be asked to move or discontinue their actions.  By way of example, an individual may be asked to relocate or terminate an activity in order to disperse a crowd which impedes traffic flow.
  • Any noise or music that is disruptive to other attendees or the operation of the Animangapop.
  • No Soliciting
  • Riding Hoverboards / Skateboards / Non-ADA Scooters / Segways: if you have one of these, please check it in at the cloak room or, if it fits, please keep it inside your bag within the Event Facilities.
  • Using Roller Skates / Roller Blades

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Stilts
  • Weapons (Please see our “Weapons” for more info)
  • Drones / UAV’s
  • Illegal Substances
  • Stickers / Adhesive Graphics (Keep them in your bags/pockets and off the walls/floors of the Event Facilities)
  • All signs, whether for a costume prop or not, are prohibited unless approved in writing for use by Event staff.
  • Non-Service Live Animals – (we might make an exception for a living Unicorn). Please check in with Con-Ops for written permission.
  • Helium and Mylar Balloons
  • Lasers or Similar Items
  • Coolers
  • Oversized Backpacks / Bags: No bags over the airplane carry-on size are permitted. As a point of reference, the size limit for a standard airplane carry-on is 22 x 14 x 9 inches.  All bags, regardless of size, are subject to inspection at any time.
  • Motorized Vehicles (i.e. go-karts or kids’ battery-operated vehicles.)
  • Wheeled Carts / Wagons
  • Confetti / Loose Glitter (Glitter used on your costumes is OK)
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Open-Flame Use
  • Any activity prohibited by law and/or prohibited by any Event Facilities.

Effective Date: February 10, 2018

RECORDING POLICY: TAKING PICTURES

Animangapop® and the Keep It Secret Company reserve the right to modify and/or update this policy at any time in their sole discretion and without prior notice.

Recordings of You:  You are advised and given notice that Keep It Secret Company permits people and companies to take photographs and make recordings at Animangapop Events, and post them on social media and use them for many lawful purposes.  By attending the Event, you agree to be photographed or recorded during the Event (in still photographs, audio recordings, video recordings and any other media, now known or hereafter discovered, hereafter “Recordings”), by attendees, vendors, Keep It Secret Company, and others without compensation.  By attending the Event, you grant to Animangapop the rights, but not the obligation, to reproduce, display, distribute, perform, create derivative works from, and otherwise use any Keep It Secret Company Recordings of you in any media and in any manner throughout the world in perpetuity, including on the internet, broadcast, live simulcast, satellite and other transmissions.

Your Recordings of Others:  You are generally allowed to make Recordings in all common areas of the Event, with the exception of the Art Show, backstage, and restricted areas.  Specific rules and restrictions regarding Recordings apply to specific venues, concerts, and Events, such as when a Guest of Honor prohibits photographs of their performance. If you are unsure, please check for signage, and if you do not see any, be respectful and do not make Recordings.

As a courtesy, and without changing this policy in any way, please obtain permission first to make Recordings of any individuals or costumes.  If someone asks or otherwise indicates that they do not wish to be recorded, do not record them.  The Keep It Secret Company will make reasonable efforts to enforce this policy, but given the proliferation of recording devices and the ease with which Event attendees may conceal their recording devices, it is understood and agreed that SPJA shall not be liable for violations.

Recordings of the Event or its employees, staff, or attendees for the purpose of sale to anyone, or for distribution or publication to the press is expressly forbidden unless advance written permission has been obtained from the SPJA, and is permitted under the policy of any venue in which you desire to make a Recording.  Except as prohibited above, individuals may make Recordings for private listening/viewing, provided that such Recordings clearly identify the Event, date, and location at which they were Recorded.

All bloggers and members of the press and staff are additionally required to conform to the Animangapop’s Press Policy and we encourage attendees to become familiar with those rules.  Violation of this Recording Policy may result in forfeiture of your Event badge, your expulsion from the Event and/or termination of your position with Animangapop or Keep It Secret Company.

Effective Date: February 10, 2018

PRIVACY POLICY:

Animangapop® and the Keep It Secret Company reserve the right to modify and/or update this policy at any time in their sole discretion and without prior notice.

We at aniManga POP. Recognize that privacy is important. This Privacy Policy applies to all of the products, services and websites offered by aniMangaPOP, or its subsidiaries or affiliated companies. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us via our website or write to us at: Keep it Secret Company, Unit 16 HQ Building, 237 Union Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3HQ.

 

Information we collect and how we use it:
In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:

Information you provide – When you pre-register as an attendee or exhibitor for aniManga POP, we ask you for personal information (such as name, email address, physical address, etc.). This information is contained on our secure server and is not disclosed to any third parties of any kind. Log information, when you access aniManga POP services, our server automatically records information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser. User communications – When you send email or other communications to aniManga POP and its representatives, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services. Affiliated sites – We offer some of our services in connection with other web sites. Personal information that you provide to those sites may be sent to aniManga POP in order to deliver the
service. We process such information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The affiliated sites may have different privacy practices and we encourage you to read their privacy policies.
Other sites – This Privacy Policy applies to aniManga POP services only. We do not exercise control over the sites displayed as search results or links from within our various services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you.