Our Mission: Create a safe, respectful, accepting environment for attendees.
YetiCon requires attendees to observe all Ontario laws regarding replica firearms and weaponry. To ensure safety, ALL cosplay props resembling firearms MUST have a distinct marker that visibly identifies it as a prop (such as an orange tip, or a proportion larger than real weapons).
Any individual carrying props that appear dangerous, or could potentially be viewed as a threat by attendees, staff, or the general public, may be asked to store their prop in their hotel room or car.
PLEASE NOTE: Blue Mountain security does patrol both The Village and The Village Conference Centre. Blue Mountain security's decisions about props supersedes any prop decisions made by YetiCon staff. Should Blue Mountain security ask you to store your prop in your hotel room or car please do so.
Cosplay is not consent.
Don't touch anyone without verbal consent.
Don't touch any costume or part of any costume without verbal consent.
Don't glomp or hug without verbal consent.
Don't express negativity to others based on their cosplay or attire.
Any attendee that commits acts that fall within the realm of sexual harassment and/or sexual assault will have their convention pass revoked, followed by possible legal prosecution.
Costume and Cosplay Policies
Revealing outfits of a near-nude nature will be accepted at the discretion of the con staff. Public indecency is against the law.
Attendees may be asked to remove disturbing or offensive costume elements or props.
If you, as a con goer, feel unsafe at anytime, please speak with YetiCon staff or security.
YetiCon does not support any activities that go against Ontario Provincial law, or Canadian Federal law.
YetiCon supports an all inclusive environment regardless of gender identity, personal beliefs and ethnicity.
YetiCon staff reserve the right to revoke the con passes of any offenders of these policies.
We ask that you do not bring any pets to the conference centre. Service animals are welcome everywhere, as stated by Ontario law.
Ontario law forbids the consumption of alcohol in public areas. However, alcohol purchased at the Village Conference Centre bars can be consumed within the Village Conference Centre. Additionally there are other designated areas and bars that allow for drinking in the Village, as well as the opportunity of consumption in the privacy of one's hotel room.
Any bags, backpacks, or containers may, at any time, be subject to search by security personnel, if deemed necessary.
YetiCon Wristband Policies
The wristband must be on your person at all times within YetiCon zones. If you are found without a wristband and are unable to produce one, we'll unfortunately have to ask you to leave. We don't want to discourage the wonderful cosplays that you've worked so hard on from joining us at YetiCon! So the wristband does not have to be worn on the wrist in the exceptional case that you have a cosplay that hides it.
We strongly encourage wearing the wristband on the wrist due to the following factors:
Participation in Blue Mountain activities require that wristbands be worn on the wrist. This is both to protect Blue Mountain's activities from being abused, and to protect you from losing your wristband on more intense activities.
If you are not wearing your wristband on your wrist within a YetiCon area, you may be asked by staff to show your wristband. If you are found without a wristband and are unable to produce one, we'll unfortunately have to ask you to leave.
Lost wristbands will not be replaced under ANY circumstances. If you think you might lose it over the weekend we highly recommend you attach it to your wrist! YetiCon wristbands are very strong (plastic and waterproof) wristbands that are intended for week-long stays at resorts, they will not fall off unless the wristband is too loose, cut, or pulled with extreme force. Please ensure your wristband is snug to your wrist!
In the event you have lost your wristband you will be required to purchase an entirely new wristband to continue participating in YetiCon activities.