Weapons Policy

Weapons Policy

Please read this entire policy before attending TwitchCon. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund. 

The following items are forbidden at TwitchCon:

Prohibited Items

  • All backpacks 
  • Bags larger than 12” x 15” x 6”
  • Food purchased from vendors outside the San Diego Convention Center
  • Any glass food or beverage containers
  • Incendiary devices (fireworks, smoke bombs, etc.)
  • Weapons (firearms, knives of any size, etc.)
  • Mace, pepper spray, and mustard spray 
  • Paper or pop-streamers
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia (marijuana and marijuana products, etc.)
  • Frisbees or inflated balls of any kind
  • Aerosol cans (hairspray, silly string, etc.)
  • Drones
  • Animals (except approved service animals)
  • Functional and 3D printed firearms (including airsoft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns, and pellet guns)
  • Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake, or toy guns)
  • Functional projectile weapons (even toys)
  • Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (any type or size)
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs/bats, and nunchaku)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass, and glass)
  • Whips
  • Full-face masks and full-face paint
  • Vuvuzelas, brums, bull horns, thundersticks, air horns, and whistles

Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, wood or other light materials and receive approval by security and comply with the following:

  • All costume props and weapons must conform to state and federal law
  • Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips
  • Projectile weapons must be rendered inoperable
  • Costume swords must be tied to your costume in such a way that they can’t be drawn
  • Security will escort you to the Prop Desk for inspection if your weapon prop is not tagged

Cosplay contest participants will be contacted with specific rules and guidelines at a later time.

Any attendee found to have violated the prohibited items list will be removed from TwitchCon.