Badge Policy

ghostBadging will be in effect in all areas of the convention and at all times. This means that you must wear your badge from opening ceremonies until the end of the dead dog. You will also be REQUIRED to show ID for adult-oriented panels and hospitality suites. If you lose you badge you will need to purchase a new one from Registration Desk!

Replacement Pricing:

  • First Loss – Fifteen Dollars
  • Second Loss – Full Membership Price

Badges are non-transferable. Persons found trading or sharing badges will have their memberships revoked without refund.

Anyone caught in the convention spaces or the 15th floor without a badge (Ghosting) will be asked to either collect their badge or leave the convention.


Weapons and Accessories Policy

Keycon has enjoyed a long safe history of accessorized costumes with next to no accidents or incidents. Let’s work together to keep it that way for everyone’s enjoyment. You are responsible for your accessory. Watch where your bow or staff is pointing, let’s keep the ankle bruising and noggin knockin’ to a bare minimum, and ensure that your replica weapon does not break any laws. Keep your blades sheathed, scabbarded, etc. Securing them in their sheath so that the item cannot be casually removed (peacebonding) or other safety steps are REQUIRED. If you need help doing so, see Ops and they’ll help out.

Alcohol and Smoking Policy

Keycon’s Hospitality suites are REQUIRED to practice “It’s Good Business” smart-serving and are well informed about the rules concerning mixing alcohol and minors. The rule is: alcohol mixes, minors don’t. Equally heinous is the over-serving of a person who is already intoxicated. Hospitality suites will be carefully checking badges and ID’s. If any minor is found partaking of an alcoholic beverage, or a suite is found over-serving a patron, that Hospitality suite will be shutdown immediately, for the duration of the convention.

Smoking under Winnipeg Health laws smoking is only permitted in “smoking” hotel rooms and in designated outdoor areas. Please remember to time your smoking breaks accordingly to allow for travel time especially at peak periods. Smoking is once again permitted on the Radisson Terrace, but please be respectful of the panels and programming in the rooms around it!

Appropriate Dress

The wearing of costumes and creative apparel is strongly encouraged and celebrated. However, all costumes must cover the member’s body – there can be no nudity (partial or otherwise) in the common areas of the hotel. Please understand that these are all spaces in the hotel that are not Guest rooms, Meeting rooms, and the 15th Floor. Any nudity in the meeting rooms and the Hospitality floor will only be allowed during 18+ programming. The hotel has said that anyone who does not follow this dress code will be asked to leave the hotel immediately


Photography and videotaping are not permitted in the art show. To protect the safety of the masquerade participants, we do not allow flash photography during the masquerade. Ask permission before photographing our guests or other convention members. Do not use tripods and other bulky equipment where they might impede access to seats, doors, and aisles in the event a room must be evacuated.

Children as Fans

Children under 12 years old may attend with a free babe-in-arms membership. Keycon requires that at all times there be at least one responsible supervising member accompanying every babe-in-arms member.

Parents of children aged 12-17 who believe their children are mature enough may choose to allow their children to freely roam the convention on their own. Any child who excessively misbehaves or engages in inappropriate, disruptive or dangerous behaviour is subject to having their free-roaming privileges or their entire membership revoked.

Some program items dealing with adult-themed topics may be closed to individuals under the age of 18. Photo ID will be required to access these events. Membership in the convention in no way supersedes the law.


Neither Keycon nor the hotel shall be responsible for any items lost or damaged in the public areas of the hotel, neither in the hotel’s parking lot, nor in any other parking area during attendance at Keycon. All attendees will take responsibility for their own possessions. If another attendee damages your possessions, it is your responsibility to seek recompense from them directly. If an attendee damages hotel property, they shall be held personally accountable for their actions and be responsible for repaying any debts so incurred.