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    News from MCM Scotland in Glasgow.

    Apparently one Derek Hartley AKA Del Hart - convicted of possessing child pornography, spent 12 months in jail for it. Subsequently banned from any and all events in Scotland - has been sighted at the SECC.

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    UPDATE: The person in question was Derek Hartley. Event security were notified of his presence, and he was escorted from the premises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Krakencon hands out pamphlets about that (and photo etiquette) to all members. Sadly, I just went to the last one.
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    Does anyone in the UK have any feedback for cons run by Millennium Events?

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    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
    Krakencon hands out pamphlets about that (and photo etiquette) to all members. Sadly, I just went to the last one.
    Same with FACTS at Ghent. Pamphlets and posters, and they have an Harrassment point where you can file complaints, and where there are police officers even to escort people out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    Same with FACTS at Ghent. Pamphlets and posters, and they have an Harrassment point where you can file complaints, and where there are police officers even to escort people out.
    Unfortunately, cons can't do anything if you go outside to eat or chill. Stay safe people and don't underestimate weirdos.
    Price for Pain What do you mean violence isn't the answer?

    Burn It All Away Blood moves the heavens. Fire purifies the land. Legends change worlds. Destiny burns.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Fiat justitia et pereat mundus. Fiat justitia ruat caelum.



    All are PG-13, each with a single act of rated R violence. Adults situations and other, tamer violence.

    Ficta voluptatis causa sint proxima veris


    I'm creating a fan comic and I want input from as many fans as possible. Please PM me if you want the discord link. You can also chat, show off your own creations, and rp.

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    News from Glasgow's anime and manga convention, Rai-Con.

    SECURITY NOTICE

    Please be aware that the security and safety for all those present at our events is a top priority. Due to recent events and concerns raised we are now adopting a NO REMOVAL, NO ENTRY policy on cosplay themed masks, helmets and headgear which covers facial identifying features. This only applies upon entry to the event and venue and requests for this is at the discretion of our staff. As always, spot checks and bag checks will continue to be carried out as per venue's security staff's discretion. Any queries about this can be directed via message to our Facebook page. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

    Long before you and I were born, others beat these benches with their empty cups,
    To the night and its stars, to the here and now with who we are.

    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    After the cosplay fiasco at the Phoenix Comicon 2017 convention(now Phoenix Fan Fusion), the organizers had to hire a security company that uses TSA/airport style screening. Inside and outside the convention center, cameras are everywhere. This new company(same one used by Phoenix Zoo for black tie/formal events) was used at the 2018 convention, and IMO scared off people who wanted to attend, including newbies, and weren't aware of the new security policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WraithRichard View Post
    Unfortunately, cons can't do anything if you go outside to eat or chill. Stay safe people and don't underestimate weirdos.
    There's only the IKEA and they are quite accommodating when it comes to cosplayers coming for food when the convention is happening. Much amusement.

    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    ...NO REMOVAL, NO ENTRY policy on cosplay themed masks, helmets and headgear which covers facial identifying features.
    Has been a rule since as long as I can remember. The weapon's rule is literally younger than this rule.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon Horus View Post
    There's only the IKEA and they are quite accommodating when it comes to cosplayers coming for food when the convention is happening. Much amusement.
    That's pretty comforting. I got a lot of skeevy looks when I went outside of Krakencon.

    Quote Originally Posted by ScifigirlSG View Post
    After the cosplay fiasco at the Phoenix Comicon 2017 convention(now Phoenix Fan Fusion), the organizers had to hire a security company that uses TSA/airport style screening. Inside and outside the convention center, cameras are everywhere. This new company(same one used by Phoenix Zoo for black tie/formal events) was used at the 2018 convention, and IMO scared off people who wanted to attend, including newbies, and weren't aware of the new security policy.
    That'd scare me a way and I've been doing cons before I could vote. I do NOT want to be frisked, manhandled, or made to take off my belt (which was functional) in public again. TSA also made me go barefoot for an enfitrethree hours.

    Hard NO.
    Price for Pain What do you mean violence isn't the answer?

    Burn It All Away Blood moves the heavens. Fire purifies the land. Legends change worlds. Destiny burns.

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Fiat justitia et pereat mundus. Fiat justitia ruat caelum.



    All are PG-13, each with a single act of rated R violence. Adults situations and other, tamer violence.

    Ficta voluptatis causa sint proxima veris


    I'm creating a fan comic and I want input from as many fans as possible. Please PM me if you want the discord link. You can also chat, show off your own creations, and rp.

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    Edinburgh Comic Con 2019, day 2, Sunday 7th April - photo by Philip Gillespie.

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    More rules for Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019:

    1. Bring items in clear plastic bag or backpack for speedy process through security
    2. No outside food allowed in main(North) Convention Center or West convention center(there are 3 convention centers~West, North,South)

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    So many people don't use the internet for convention info. Posted on Twitter by Phoenix Fan Fusion. "Open liquid containers are not allowed inside the Phoenix Convention Center. Refillable water bottles ARE allowed but they must be empty."

    My guess Security was busy today on the first day.

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    Oh, don't start me.

    We live in an age where we have information at our fingertips, and yet all we seem to see is "Where can I get X for my cosplay?" or "When are tickets for X event out?" etc.

    It takes all my self control not to reply "I dunno, I'm not effing Google."

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    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
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    Seeing reports on Facebook that an attendee at MCM London has committed suicide by jumping off a bridge into the Thames.

    Can anyone confirm or deny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScifigirlSG View Post
    More rules for Phoenix Fan Fusion 2019:

    1. Bring items in clear plastic bag or backpack for speedy process through security
    2. No outside food allowed in main(North) Convention Center or West convention center(there are 3 convention centers~West, North,South)
    Sounds like the standard rules for FACTS Convention in Ghent.

    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    Seeing reports on Facebook that an attendee at MCM London has committed suicide by jumping off a bridge into the Thames.

    Can anyone confirm or deny?
    Nothing on Google.
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    From what I've learned, it seems as though it was an attempted suicide, the party in question was talked down by their friends, was given the once over by ambulance paramedics, and is now seeking counselling.

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    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    That's positive to hear.
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    On the other hand, I read several FB posts fro young female cosplayers who were repeatedly hassled by the same guy.

    So it seems security was a bit hit and miss.

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    Another sunrise with my sad captains, with who I choose to lose my mind,
    And if it's all we only pass this way but once, what a perfect waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruTak View Post
    On the other hand, I read several FB posts fro young female cosplayers who were repeatedly hassled by the same guy.

    So it seems security was a bit hit and miss.
    If it gets reported, they usually ban the assailant from coming back.
    At the convention I go to regularly, they even call in the cops.
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