House Rules For Cosplayers & Photographers

 By entering the premises, you agree to be bound by the House Rules. GameStart Asia reserves the right to deny entry, as well as to remove individuals who are in breach of these house rules from the venue without delay and with impunity.

Furthermore, GameStart Asia reserves the right to amend and change these rules without prior notice.

CODE OF CONDUCT
GameStart 2019 is a place where people with a love for gaming can come to enjoy themselves in a safe and friendly environment, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or religion. Our Code of Conduct are guidelines which we hope all exhibitors, sponsors, attendees and staff will adhere to and assist to enforce to make GameStart 2019 an enjoyable experience for everyone.
 
PLEASE DO
 
Be polite, respectful and considerate of others at all times.
Give way to those with disabilities and the elderly.
Treat cosplayers and other visitors with respect – ask for permission before taking pictures.
Alert security or the organiser if you see anyone suspicious or disruptive toward other attendees.

Alert security or the organizer if you see anyone in distress.

PLEASE DO NOT
 
Behave in a way that is offensive or disruptive to other visitors and exhibitors.
Harass or exhibit inappropriate behaviour toward cosplayers, guests and other attendees.
Inappropriate behaviour includes: offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
We take a very strong stand against negative behaviour, and failure to comply with the Code of Conduct may result in expulsion from GameStart 2019 with no warning and refund.
 
If you witness or experience any negative behaviour, please inform our staff immediately. All reports will be confidential.
 
1. SPECIAL ENTRY FOR COSPLAYERS
a) Cosplayers who are fully dressed as recognizable characters from anime, comic books, games, and manga are eligible for FREE entry.
b) GameStart Asia’s decision on what constitutes a fully dressed cosplayer in a recognizable costume is final.
c) Original Characters, crossover and mash-up characters, as well as unnamed characters (Eg. PUBG, Fortnite characters) without an identifiable source material, are not eligible for FREE entry.
d) Harajuku fashion is not cosplay and not eligible for FREE entry.
e) If the attendee’s costume is military, para-military, or law-enforcement themed, we ask that they remain mindful at all times on how the public may perceive your costume when you are wearing them. Please make an indication or feature on the costume that would indicate that it is a costume and not a real uniform. This also applies to any costumes that are from, but not limited to, anime, games and manga.
 
2. COSPLAYING
a) Cosplayers are reminded to practice positive convention etiquette.
b) As this is a family friendly event, cosplayers are reminded to be mindful and to dress appropriately for the venue. Exceptionally revealing costumes are strictly NOT allowed.
c) Metal props and replicas and/or props with sharp blades and/or sharp edges are strictly NOT allowed. The establishment reserves the right to routinely inspect props with impunity for safety reasons, and may confiscate or remove such props from the venue.
Props constructed out of wood, foam and other light materials are allowed as per normal.
d) All gun props MUST have an OBVIOUS orange safety tip and/or possess clearly defined toy brands/labels and/or must be readily identifiable as a toy.
Should your gun prop be lacking an OBVIOUS orange safety tip, the management reserves the right to place and charge you for an orange tape around the muzzle of your gun at a price of SGD 2.
 Props capable of firing projectiles such as crossbow toys and NERF guns, must NOT be loaded at ALL times. Any projectile toy or prop must also conform to prevailing local laws.
e) You are NOT allowed to swing and/or brandish cosplay weapons, or act in a threatening and/or unruly manner with cosplay weapons while at the convention. Exceptions can be made for the cosplay runway and on-stage activities, provided the props are handled in a controlled manner.
 
3. PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
a) Photography, video recording and audio recording are welcome at GameStart 2019. However, please respect and refrain from video recording and photography of any sensitive content where indicated by exhibitor.
b) When photographing or filming any specific person, you will be required to ask the person for permission before you do so.
c) In cases where photographers and/or videographers are suspected of taking inappropriate pictures and/or footage, GameStart Asia reserves the right to inspect the pictures and/or footage in question. Should the photographer and/or videographer be found to be in breach, GameStart Asia reserves the right to delete the pictures and/or footage with impunity. First-time offenders will be warned. Repeat offenders will be removed from the convention and a police report may be lodged depending on the severity of the offense.
d) You may be featured in images and footage taken by GameStart Asia’s official photographers and/or videographers during the event. GameStart Asia reserves the right to use/reuse any such images and footage with impunity.
 
By attending GameStart 2019, you hereby grant permission to Eliphant Pte. Ltd, and its exhibitors, affiliates and licensees, an unlimited, irrevocable, worldwide, license and right to photograph, record, distribute and utilize your image, likeness, actions and statements in any live or recorded audio, video, or photographic display or other transmission, exhibition, publication or reproduction made of, or at, GameStart 2019 (regardless of whether before, during or after the event) in any medium or context without further authorization or compensation.”
 
DISCLAIMER
The organizers of GameStart Asia and Neo Tokyo Project reserve the right to change the rules and regulations of this segment at any time.