Cosplay is NOT consent. If you wish to take a photo of or with someone who is in cosplay, please ask the cosplayer for permission first and be respectful of personal boundaries when working out the photo ops. Just because they are dressed up as a particular character does not mean that they are required to act in any manner that is uncomfortable to them.

Be mindful of the space. Do not block hallways or public areas while taking photos. If you are taking a photo, please move to one side of the hallway against a wall, or move to another area. Photography and video recording are not permitted in the Room of Relaxation, video rooms, Dealers Room or Artist Alley. Additionally, if an Ohayocon volunteer acting in good faith requests that you move to a nearby location, please respect that decision.

Please feel free to take commemorative photos for your own enjoyment. You are free to share your pictures in the manner of your choosing, but you are on your own regarding the appearances of individuals in your photos. (That is, we are not giving you permission to share photos of anyone in particular, and if there is a dispute with someone wanting you to remove a picture with them, that’s between you and them.)

We do not permit you to sell photographs, raw or edited, at or during Ohayocon. You risk forfeiting your admission if you do so. After the convention and off-premises, we do not care as long as you are not using our branding or image and you are not telling people that your photos are “official” or that you work(ed) for Ohayocon. (You are permitted to make appointments for photoshoots as a paid service as long as the payment is done off-premises and not during Ohayocon.)

We prohibit you from setting up photo booths unless you have an agreement with us in advance, and we will likely refer you to our Dealers Room staff so you can negotiate purchasing vendor space. At-con photography is generally not considered for Artist Alley. If you have any questions about our policy, please send us an email.

Please observe the following policies regarding the Official Ohayocon Group on Facebook:

  • Please be civil. We do not tolerate harassment or other offensive behavior, and we will remove offenders from the group.
    • Corollary: if the comments section of your post becomes a “battleground,” we will probably delete the whole post.
  • Spam and other promotional material are not allowed. Please do not advertise contests, groups, events, or anything not Ohayocon-sponsored.
    • Mentioning them is OK, but promoting them should not be the focus of your post.
  • We do not allow solicitations for business. Mentioning prices is prohibited. This includes Kickstarters and other crowd-funding schemes.
  • If you think we removed your post or banned you unfairly, please send us a message.