Attendee Policies

The following is the attendee policy for Miryokucon.  Please familiarize yourself with them and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask staff.

General Rules

  • Please wear your attendee badge so that they are clearly visible above the waist at all times. There will be badge checkers throughout the convention space and you will be asked to return with your badge if you do not have it on you in order to access convention areas.
  • Please do not damage the convention space or hotel rooms. This includes painting or sketching on walls, slamming doors, stickering the walls/doors, etc.
  • Do not hang any flyers on any wall or other surface of the convention space; we will have a specialized area for hanging/placing flyers.
  • Miryokucon and/or the Public Safety Staff of the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards are not responsible for missing items. Any bag(s) or other item left unattended around the convention space will likely be picked up by either a Miryokucon staffer or another attendee and be taken to Lost and Found in Miryokucon Security or to the Marriott, please check with both places to locate your item. The item may be turned over to the police if deemed necessary.
  • Hallways may have tape on the floor to indicate lines, traffic spaces and other areas.  Please keep an eye out for this tape and respect any Miryokucon staffer or member of the Public Safety Staff of the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards who is trying to keep the hallways moving and doorways clear.
  • The City of Baltimore has enacted Comprehensive Bag Reduction Act which bans single-use plastic check out bags at the point of sale, pickup, or delivery. We therefore strongly encourage that all attendees bring reusable bags to carry any purchases made during the convention.
    • Bags will not be permitted in side dances, with exceptions for “Medical Necessity Bags”. Please see our Medical Necessity Bag Check Policy for more details.
  • To save you time and hassle, we will be issuing wristbands to attendees who wish to view/attend/participate in 18+ programming at Miryokucon. To obtain an Over 18 wristband, you must be over legal age of 18 years by convention time. Please bring your government issued photo ID (Drivers License, State ID, Passport, Military ID – the same one you use for picking up your badge). While registration is open you can receive your wristband from a table setup by the registration area. When registration is closed you can get the wristband from Public Safety. If you lose your wristband you may come for a replacement at any time. ID’s will not be accepted at the door to events, so please make sure to get your wristbands ahead of time. Wristbands may not be shared, traded, given to another person, or picked up for another person; doing so is a violation of your agreement with the convention and may cause you to be ejected from the convention.
  • Keep noise volumes to a minimum when on the hotel room floors and inside the rooms. If noise levels become excessive, Marriott staff may come to address the concern or complaint. Please be mindful and considerate of your surroundings and people.
  • Please step off the main path to take photos. If someone asks you for a photo, please make sure you step out of the way of traffic, entrances, stairs, and escalators so that everyone else can still get by and no one gets trampled.
  • You must be 21 years of age to possess, purchase, drink, or transport alcohol. Private parties off the convention space are the responsibility of the individuals throwing the party. Do not carry any open alcoholic beverages around the convention area. Please remain within the confines of your home or hotel room if intoxicated. If Miryokucon staff deems that you are too intoxicated to be in convention center spaces, you will be asked to leave of your own accord.  Further action could result in being escorted off the premises, removal of your badge by Miryokucon leadership, and being reported to the Baltimore Police Department.
  • Don’t run, horseplay, or throw things inside convention space.
  • Don’t carry a radio, iPod or other device that is playing music at a loud volume
  • Dances and Concerts: The following items will not be allowed in any of the dances or concerts: bags/packs/purses, props, coats/jackets (including hoodies), food/drink or food/drink containers (water will be available inside the room), any large item. For bags which are needed for medical necessity, please see our Medical Necessity Bag Check Policy for more details.
  • You may need to wait in line to get into the Dealer’s Room or major events; please follow staff directions as to where the line is located. Convention Guests, staff, associates, and persons with disabilities will be called for advanced entry into events. Please see our Disability Services page for more details.

Medical Necessity Bag Check Policy

  • As an exception to the general rule of “No Bags” inside dances, there are exceptions for what is deemed a “medical necessity bag.” Medical necessity bags are those that carry medication or medical devices that could be needed in case of emergency for a serious medical condition (ex. Inhalers, epi pens, insulin, diabetic testing supplies, etc.) This does not apply for general medications or over the counters such as vitamins, cough suppressants, etc.
  • Medical necessity bags should not be overly large and in general should be just large enough to comfortably hold the medically necessary items (i.e., inhalers should be in a fanny pack or clutch purse, not a backpack).
  • In general, size guidelines should follow 4.5” x 6.5” or smaller that can have a single over the shoulder, or cross-body strap, a fanny pack or small thigh bag, or be handheld (such as a clutch purse). Bags should have a zipper closure to be able to be secured by the on-site First Aid team and discourage the addition of prohibited items inside the dance.
  • If you believe your bag qualifies for medical necessity, it is required that it be taken to the on-site First Aid team. Your bag is subject to search and the First Aid team may ask about the medically necessary items in the bag and determine if the size/type justifies necessity. If the bag and medications are deemed compliant your bag will be sealed with a zip tie through the zipper and marked with a medical tag. In case of emergency, the zip tie can be removed and the medical tag will be a visual alert to any staff or responder of the presence of medical necessities.

Smoking at Miryokucon

  • Miryokucon is a smoke-free event, within a smoke-free facility. If you are really feeling the need for a smoke, feel free to step outside and respect a distance of at least 25 feet or greater from the entries. Attendees caught smoking are in violation of this policy and may be ejected from the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.
  • Regarding E-Cigarettes: This policy also applies to electronic cigarettes or any alternative smoking product, they are not permitted and are considered the same as cigarettes by the convention center.

Dress Code

  • Miryokucon is a family-friendly event and attendees are asked to dress accordingly.
  • Miryokucon staff reserves the right to ask an attendee to change their clothing if their attire (or lack thereof) is deemed inappropriate.
  • Shoes or footwear are required at all times.
  • For the safety of all attendees, roller skates are prohibited, as are:
    • in-line skates/Rollerblades
    • heelies (footwear with wheels inserted)
    • stilts

Children at Miryokucon

  • Miryokucon is a fun family event, and wants to ensure the satisfaction and safety of all of our members, especially children. In order to safeguard the well being of our youngest attendees, Miryokucon has put these policies into effect and offers some advice to keep track of children at any large convention.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany any and all children age 12 and under at all times
  • It is strongly recommended that your child carry (not wear) some form of written identification and parent/guardian contact information with them at all times so that Miryokucon staff may contact the parents or guardians should the need arise.

Service Animals

  • Miryokucon welcomes our guests with Service Animal companions.
  • “Service Animal” means a guide dog, signal dog, or other animal individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability
  • Dogs are the exclusive animals allowed to be used as service animals. 
  • Owners must always control the movement of animals (i.e. harnessed, leashed, tethered, or responsive to voice commands).
  • Dogs that exhibit aggressive behavior are prohibited.
  • Dogs must be housebroken.
  • Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support (AKA “Emotional Support Animals”) are prohibited.