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April 27-28, 2024
Roland E Powell Convention Center


Membership Rules:

  • Wristbands are required for entry into Anime Ocean City and must be visible at all times. Membership Badges are non-replaceable, non-refundable, and non-transferable.
  • Acceptance of a Membership Badge constitutes consent to the use of the wearer’s image or likeness in any recording, transmission, or reproduction for use by Anime Ocean City.
  • Failure to comply with the published rules of Anime Ocean City, including disruptive or inappropriate behavior, will result in the revocation of Membership and ejection from Anime Ocean City. Anime Ocean City may revoke membership and eject anyone from the convention at any time for any reason without a refund.

General Convention Rules:

  • Follow requests and directions of Anime Ocean City, Facility, and Convention Staff.
  • Anime Ocean City, and the Roland E Powell Convention Center (RPCC), are not responsible for personal items. Unattended and lost items will be turned over to the proper authorities (Convention Center Management).
  • Appropriate attire is required at all times, including shoes, pants/shorts/skirts, and shirts/tops.
  • Each event room has limited space and seating. Seating is not guaranteed to any person. Standing room is allowed only at the discretion of Anime Ocean City Staff.
  • Lining up is permitted no earlier than one-half hour prior to general events, and 30 minutes prior to autograph sessions.
  • Possession or consumption of alcohol is only permitted in designated locations.
  • The legal drinking age in the state of Maryland is 21 years of age. Anyone under legal age found drinking or intoxicated will be reported.
  • Smoking is only permitted within designated locations outside the buildings.
  • Theft, assault, drug use, and other illegal activities will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  • Discrimination and/or harassment of any form will not be tolerated.
  • Do not hinder or obstruct the flow of foot traffic within the convention area.
  • Individuals may be asked to remove large or unwieldy bags, props, or other accessories from the convention areas.
  • Questions or concerns should be brought to Anime Ocean City staff at either the Info Desk or Registration Customer Service.
  • Flyers are welcome but are limited to your area. No “barking” or aggressive promoting, please.

Cosplay Prop Policy:
We want a SAFE environment for ALL attendees so don’t bring anything that could hurt someone.

  • Real weapons are banned in convention areas, regardless if they are functional or not.
  • No explosives or fireworks.
  • No loud stereos, horns, or whistles.
  • All prop weapons must be inspected each time you enter.
  • Any item found to violate city, state, or federal law may not be returned at the discretion of the Ocean City Police Department.
  • Anime Ocean City Security cannot approve a prop prior to the convention
  • Members who do not comply with this policy or are deemed repeat offenders will be subject to removal from Anime Ocean City.
  • Foam and cardboard weapons are acceptable. Prop firearms are allowed provided they have bright tips. Prop bows must have arrows without sharp tips.

Prohibited Items:

  • Alcohol and illegal substances.
  • Wheeled items (excluding mobility assistance devices), including but not limited to:
    1. Rollerblades.
    2. Skates.
    3. Skateboards.
    4. Wheelies.
    5. Scooters.
    6. Bicycles.
  • Revealing and/or offensive attire. As a general rule, if you can’t wear it at the beach, don’t wear it here.