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- The wearing and carrying of weapons will not be permitted,
except as part of a Masquerade
contestant's costume, or as part of other designated events, and then
only during the event, or in transit to and from the event.
- The use of a weapon as part of the Masquerade must be approved
by the Masquerade Director prior to the event. Failure to comply is
grounds for immediate expulsion from the convention.
- The OryCon Committee defines as weapons any object designed
to cause bodily harm, or any replica of such an object and any other
object the Committee determines to be dangerous.
- However, the Committee reserves the right to amend this
definition of a weapon, and the right to impound weapons for the
duration of the convention.
- Any weapons purchased in the Dealer's Room must be securely wrapped
and transported expediently to your vehicle or room.
- The Committee realizes that most people who would like to carry
and wear weapons are sensible and careful individuals. However,
the safety of convention members has to be our overriding consideration.
Because of present liability laws, the risk of weapons causing
accident or distress, and to preserve relationships with convention
hotels, we have adopted this policy.
- All children must be registered with the convention, and all children
purchasing memberships must be accompanied by an adult.
- Children ages 5 and under are admitted to the convention without
charge and will be issued a badge that must be kept with the child
(or a nearby diaper bag, for example) rather than with one of
the parents. The child must be under the supervision of an adult,
or in the official Child Care Area, at all times. If a young child
is found unattended, he or she will be delivered to the Child Care
Area and the responsible adult(s) will be billed.
- Children ages 6-12 are admitted at half the adult price and may
operate independently as long as they cause no problems. Those not
capable of operating responsibly on their own must be kept under
adult supervision or taken to the official Child Care Area.
- All children 12 or under must be under direct adult supervision after
8 PM. Children 8 and over may work as convention volunteers,
but those ages 8-11 may do so for no more than 4 hours per day.
Those ages 12-16 may do so for no more than 6 hours per day.
Although we are at a new hotel this year, local laws and conventions
leave the smoking policy unchanged. Smoking is prohibited throughout all
This means no smoking on hotel grounds, per DoubleTree policy.
The park across the street is available until it closes at midnight.
Please remember there is no smoking at the TriMet station either. Baggies
will be available at the Info Desk for policing your butts.