Before attending the event, be sure to review our rules and policies below. These rules are simple, easy to follow, and exist to ensure that everybody at MTAC have a safe and happy time. Please note that violation of these policies may result in removal of your membership and ejection from MTAC without refund of your membership money. Our staff is on hand and will be more than happy to handle any questions or concerns you may have.
Please remember that everyone is here to have fun. Disruptive or unsafe behavior is strictly prohibited at MTAC. This includes but is not limited to: physical, verbal, or sexual harassment; public inebriation or intoxication; nudity and inappropriate attire; running indoors; shouting; blocking doorways or heavy traffic areas; and activities that endanger people or property. Anything prohibited by law in Metro Davidson County Nashville is also prohibited at MTAC. MTAC takes no responsibility for any damages incurred to property or person.
Be cool, kind, and friendly. Do not take photos or videos of someone without their permission. MTAC can and will take action against any type of disruptive behavior, even beyond those mentioned.
MTAC is dedicated to providing a harassment-free convention experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be removed from the convention at the discretion of the event organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Discrimination or unfair treatment based on gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion.
- Sexual images in public spaces
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the convention. MTAC may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants. We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities.
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible to a member of the MTAC staff or event security.
Costuming & Dress Code
MTAC wishes to promote a safe atmosphere for everyone in attendance to express themselves. However, we have to recognize that some attire choices may result in a bad experience or personal injury. In order to safeguard against this, MTAC has instituted the following attire guidelines for the convention. Failure to meet these guidelines may result in a request to change clothes or be ejected from the convention with no refund.
MTAC’s minimal dress standards are full-coverage bikini top and full-coverage bottoms (shorts/bottoms covering full cheeks) on any gender. Shoes are required at all times, with no exceptions for cosplay in public areas.
Any costume or attire that others may reasonably/objectively assume to be hostile or insensitive towards race, gender, culture, and sexuality is not permitted at MTAC. Examples include but aren’t limited to offensive real-world group paraphernalia, even when appropriated for ironic or satirical purposes. Such offensive material may be judged at MTAC’s discretion.
Any costume or attire that others may reasonably/objectively assume to be hostile or insensitive towards race, gender, culture, and sexuality is not permitted at MTAC.
Costumes or attire worn on the convention floor must not obstruct or impede the flow of traffic or entryways. If the costume cannot fit through a standard doorway, it may not be allowed during general convention hours. Exceptions may be made for Cosplay Contest event participants traveling to and from Cosplay Contest pre-judging and the Cosplay Contest event. Such exceptions must be made with the supervision of the Cosplay Contest staff.
Membership & Badges
Badges are required for all convention functions and must be forward facing, on the front of your body, and above the waist. Keep your badge secure and visible on your person at all times. If you lose your badge, you must purchase another at full cost.
Please do not damage venue or hotel property. Any damages or theft in a hotel room will be charged to the registered guest. If you are found sleeping in the public areas, you will be asked to go to your hotel room or leave the event space. MTAC’s venue is our partner in putting on our convention. It’s our home for the weekend. Please help us take care of our home so we can continue to produce a fun and affordable event.
Attendees of MTAC attend at their own risk. MTAC is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property, or for injuries sustained during the course of the event. There will be some spaces or events where you cannot take large bags, weapons, or props, such as the Dealers Room or Dances. You will need to seek a safe place to store these items while you are in there.
MTAC strives to be a family friendly event, but MTAC also hosts thousands of people at our convention. To help protect children, everyone under the age of 16 must have a parental or guardian escort at all times. Children should carry some form of identification and parent/guardian contact information at all times.
Photos and Videos
By purchasing membership and/or participating in our events, you are implicitly granting permission to be photographed or recorded by MTAC for promotional or archival use. We also encourage fan and outside professional photography and videos, unless the subject does not wish to be photographed. Do not photograph someone without their permission. Do not set up any lighting structures or backdrops that are not immediately portable. Photographers may be asked to move due to traffic at any time. Blocking doorways or heavy traffic areas is prohibited. Please refrain from taking photos or videos in events or rooms that do not allow photography, which will be indicated at those locations.
We reserve the right to remove your membership badge, eject you from the convention, and refuse to refund your membership money.