MCM Comic Con will require every blaster and prop gun worn by attendees to display a distinctive marking that will be applied at the show by Security. Security will be checking all prop firearms each day near the show entrance, and you will be stopped at the start of the show hall and stages if your prop does not comply with this policy. Security’s weapon markings are not permanent and will not damage props. A different marking will be required each day, so if you are bringing a prop firearm each day, you must visit our Prop Check each day of the show.
Note that the following items are banned from MCM Comic Cons:
- Metal blades whether sharp or blunt e.g. swords, axes, kunai, ice skates, and knives.
- Guns, rifles, or artillery including airsoft guns, BB guns, paintball guns or props built from parts of these items;
- Hard bats, paddles or clubs e.g. wooden or metal baseball bats, golf clubs;
- Gun props made of metal or hard wood.
- Functional projectile weapons e.g. strung bows or crossbows;
- Slings and catapults.
- Sharp items e.g. arrows, bolts, protruding nails;
- Laser pointers, vuvuzelas, silly string, and drones (even if not part of a costume);
- Heavy tools and power tools e.g. iron pokers, crowbars, drills, chainsaws;
- Chemical weapons, explosives, and incendiary device e.g. mace, pepper spray;
- Large pressurised containers and gas canisters;
- Fog or vapour machines;
- Any items restricted or prohibited from being carried by law e.g. knuckledusters, nunchucks, and bokken (a type of hard wooden or toughened plastic training sword).
- Heavy items that could be used as weapons e.g. iron pokers, heavy cast iron pans, or crowbars are not permitted. Nor are power tools such as actual chainsaws or hedge trimmers.
Note that some venues prohibit other items e.g. glass bottles and vessels, alcohol, and e-cigarettes. Please check with the venue before bringing such items.
No exceptions are made for special licences, memberships, or training. Police may destroy confiscated items without warning. Attendees bring items to an event at their own risk.
MCM may give permission for anything usually forbidden by these rules on a case by case basis e.g. to an exhibitor or sponsor for a promotion.