Taiyou Con Weapons Policy
Staves, bo sticks, boken, shinai, and wooden swords are permitted.
All fake, prop, or homemade weapons are permitted if they are in no way dangerous to attendees. Taiyou Con
Security Staff will determine on a case-by-case basis whether a fake, prop, or homemade weapon is dangerous.
Staff decisions will be final.
Attendees are required to have all such weapons peace bonded by Taiyou Con Security prior to roaming
convention space. There will be a peace bonding station located near the Taiyou Con Registration area.
A weapon/prop requires peace bonding if:
• A person could think it is a genuine weapon from 20 feet away.
• A person could reasonably conclude that the item may cause physical harm or damage to property.
All weapons deemed unsafe for the convention by Taiyou Con Security must be removed from the convention
space and stored in private quarters (car, home, hotel room). The skill or lack of skill of the person in possession of
a prop weapon is irrelevant to the determination of whether or not it is dangerous.
Behavior with Weapons/Props
Misuse of any prop weapon, such as swinging it in a public area or causing hazards to others, will result in the
weapon or prop being deemed unsafe for the convention. If a weapon or prop is deemed unsafe for the convention
due to misuse, it must be removed from the convention space and stored in private quarters for the remainder of
Live steel is not permitted unless the item can be secured in its sheath by Taiyou Con Security, and it is not
removed during the convention. Live steel is defined as swords, knives, or other objects made of metal which can
take an edge.
Bullwhips and other stockwhips are not permitted unless they are rolled up and secured by Taiyou Con Security
and remain that way during the convention.
Prohibited Weapons (cont.)
Guns and projectile weapons are prohibited at Taiyou Con. Examples of guns and projectile weapons include but
are not limited to live guns, pellet guns, BB guns, air guns, crossbows, dart guns, and blowguns. Exceptions may
be made for non-live guns that are not loaded and can be disabled by Taiyou Con Security. Replicas of live guns
are permitted if they are easily identifiable as props.
Nunchaku and other flail weapons are prohibited.
Incendiarry devices are not permitted. All devices which spark, shoot flame, burn, smolder, can otherwise cause
combustion, or which exist for no purpose other than to be lit with a combustion device, are considered incendiary
Illegal weapons are prohibited at Taiyou Con. Attendees found to be carrying illegal weapons will be immediately
reported to appropriate authorities.
Concealed weapons are prohibited. All prop weapons must be carried in plain view and cannot be concealed.
Dealers Room Purchases and Prizes
Any prohibited weapons purchased or won as prizes at Taiyou Con must be securely packaged and immediately
removed from the convention space. Weapons should be stored in attendees' private quarters and are not to be
taken out of their packaging or wrapping at any time on convention premises.
All prop weapons purchased or won as prizes at the convention must be peace bonded by Taiyou Con security if
they are to be carried during the convention.