Rules & Regs

General Rules
Please display your badge at all times within the venue.

No filesharing or sale of counterfeit goods. Such goods may be confiscated and you will be evicted from the convention.

Children under the age of 13 must have parental/guardian supervision to attend the convention. Anime Dublin is not responsible for the care of children and should be kept under strict supervision of the guardian/parent. Please bear in mind that the convention venue can get very crowded at times and that we will not have a PA system should a child get lost. However please approach staff should anything happen and we will do our best to help.

Convention equipment is off limits and can only be touched under staff supervision and permission. Cost of damage to equipment will be reclaimed from the offender or you will be prosecuted. Attendees should stay out of restricted staff areas unless invited. This means you are not permitted to go behind trade tables, registration desks or in staff only rooms.

Anime Dublin takes no responsibility for lost items. All lost items will be kept at the main reg desk and then turned into the hotel at the end of the day or weekend. Please contact the Alexander Hotel if you have lost an item.

While we do our best to maintain a safe environment, attendees of Anime Dublin attend at their own risk. Anime Dublin takes no responsibility for any damages incurred to personal property or person.

Anime Dublin is an all ages event so all cosplay should remain decent and cover at least as much as a swim suit.

No real or realistic looking weapons are allowed at Anime Dublin e.g. replica swords or guns, airsoft guns, etc. If the weapon can cause harm or be mistaken for a real weapon it will not be allowed. All attendees are prohibited from carrying out acts illegal under Irish law.

Note: All passes remain the property of Anime Dublin, and Anime Dublin reserves the right to eject anyone from the convention grounds at any time.

Behaviour
Please extent all common courtesy and respect your fellow attendees. This means asking them politely before taking pictures, video, glomping or any contact that might be considered inappropriate. No means no, stop means stop and you should respect their wishes. Also people should behave and act in a civil fashion and keep the noise down where common sense dictates such as in screenings or during panels and workshops.

These activities are not allowed at Anime Dublin!

Loitering; Engaging in disruptive and unsafe behaviour that disturbs fellow attendees or staff;
Physical or verbal harassment of fellow attendees or staff;
Any act which could result in substantial risk or harm to people or property;
Sexual misconduct, such as indecent exposure (anything less than a regulation swimsuit), offensive touching, or sexual harassment of any kind;
Engaging in any activity prohibited by law;
Possession of any item defined as a weapon, illegal or not;

Please respect the hotel and its staff. Do not damage the hotel or the rooms and be mindful of noise levels and of other guests staying there. You may be prosecuted and either way it reflects poorly on the anime community and may cause us difficulties when trying to organise another convention.

Anime Dublin does not tolerate the intoxication or the serving of alcohol to minors. If you are hosting a party where alcohol is being served, it is your responsibility as host to ensure that the age of anyone drinking alcohol is checked. You should also designate someone not to drink, so that there is a fully competent person present to deal with any emergencies that might arise. Theft will be taken very seriously and the Garda may be contacted so do not take any “souvenirs” such as banners or large posters or anything belonging to the convention, other people or traders.

18+ Policy
All 18+ who wish to attend 18+ events must collect a wristband from our wristband booth prior to the event. You must have legal photographic identification to obtain your wristband (passport, Grada ID, driver’s license etc.) photocopies of such ID will not be accepted. Your wristband will be checked at the door of all 18+ events.

Failure to abide by these rules may result in a warning, removal from the convention grounds or a permanent ban from all future Anime Dublin events based on the severity of the offence. If drinking alcohol it is advised you carry Photo ID as the bar may refuse to serve you.

Photography
By entering Anime Dublin, all attendees agree to have their photos (or video) taken by Anime Dublin staff used for promotional purposes. Anime Dublin agrees not to use the photos (or video) in any other manner besides promotion and not to sell the photos (or Video) to any third party without the owner’s consent.

Photography is allowed and encouraged at the convention! However, if someone does not wish their picture to be taken, refrain from photographing them. Also, if you need to take a picture, be quick about it and do not block hallways or entrances. There will be an opportunities all weekend for anyone to have their picture taken by our convention photographer(s), so don’t worry about catching everyone’s picture!

Harassment Policy
Anime Dublin is dedicated to providing a safe space and harassment-free experience for everyone at our events. We do not tolerate harassment of panellists, attendees, guests or any party taking part in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any Anime Dublin event. Anyone violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organisers, security volunteers, professional security, or hotel staff.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other protected class status, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

Harassment may be subtle, manipulative and is not always evident. It does not refer to occasional compliments of a socially acceptable nature. It refers to behaviour that is not welcome and is personally offensive. All forms of gender harassment are covered in this policy no matter where the harasser or victim is on the gender spectrum.

If you feel harassed or unsafe please contact a member of staff. If we don’t know about it we can’t do anything about it. Offenders may be either warned or ejected from the premises.