Title: Security Questions
Description: questions about security
p-chan - February 23, 2007 09:37 PM (GMT)
Ok, if anyone has any security related questions just go ahead and ask them here and I will answer them as soon as I can. :ph43r:
Melissa-Chan - February 23, 2007 10:57 PM (GMT)
how many security volunteers do you have so far ?
p-chan - February 24, 2007 04:00 AM (GMT)
Including myself? two. And the other one is only part time. So if you or anyone you know wants to help me out, let me know.
Melissa-Chan - February 24, 2007 05:51 PM (GMT)
Is the name of the volunteer Melanie Campbell ?
p-chan - February 26, 2007 09:55 PM (GMT)
I am not entirely certain why you would want to know that. So I am choosing not to say whether or not that is the one person I have.
If you know her, then you can ask her if she is a security volunteer. :ph43r:
Melissa-Chan - February 26, 2007 10:40 PM (GMT)
well I am Melanie Campbell, and I wanted to know if I was the only one who volunteered so far
p-chan - February 27, 2007 02:55 AM (GMT)
Oh, heh. Yeah, you're the only one so far. :ph43r:
Melissa-Chan - February 27, 2007 10:35 PM (GMT)
I have a question do volunteers get free registration ?
p-chan - February 28, 2007 02:35 AM (GMT)
We still haven't come up with the incentive plans. Last year there was a step where if you worked for 20 hours, then the full price would be refunded. With the increase in cost for this year I can't promise that we can do that again, but at the very least a majority of the registration cost will be refunded. :ph43r:
chainmailleman - March 10, 2007 09:24 PM (GMT)
What are the security volunteers required to do during their shift? (I.E checking tickets/badges, standing around trying to look cool, etc.)
p-chan - March 13, 2007 08:52 PM (GMT)
Sorry about the delay.
It all really depends on where I would put you. But it's mostly just checking badges and weapons, Sitting in on a few select events to keep an eye on things, being visible in case someone needs help or answers and general peace keeping. :ph43r:
lance4295 - March 25, 2007 03:33 PM (GMT)
Hey p-chan, I'm still alive just busy at work lately. I'll still volunteer to help with security again this year.
Guess that means you have 3 now. :)
P.S. Let me know when the next meeting is please.
spacepiratecatdude - March 28, 2007 04:32 AM (GMT)
Consider me number 4 should I be accepted! :ph43r:
Vergil - March 29, 2007 03:54 AM (GMT)
I'd really love to volunteer... for anything, but my issue is... I am going to be helping with other things, and... I have a disability that might make it more difficult for me to do security... :( I love security... it's one of my faves at a con, but... lately because of the disability, most cons don't want me for any type of volunteer at all... Though... I'd still love to help, if a disability isn't going to be seen as a problem... ^^
adamisk - April 5, 2007 02:42 AM (GMT)
yo p-chan this would be clay (adam) wilson i sent yous my info so if youll have me i wanna do security too.
oh and btw i was wondering are we allowed to bring weaps to the con (for costume not security) that are real metal? cause i bought a cool replica buster sword awhile back and i wanna know if i can bring it or do i have to make a wooden one?
p-chan - April 6, 2007 11:19 PM (GMT)
Vergil, if you could email me at animebanzaisecurity *at* gmail.com with more specifics of your situation I will see what I can do with you.
adamisk, no metal weapons allowed at the con no matter what, even a wooden buster sword is iffy since it is so large, but if you can make the wooden one perfectly safe then I will allow it off duty. :ph43r:
adamisk - April 7, 2007 01:26 AM (GMT)
hhmm what if i keep it locked in its sheath at all times? if not i can go without it lol
p-chan - April 7, 2007 05:42 PM (GMT)
...That's iffy...and entirely up to the hotel. I will find out what they are willing to let by and will let you know. The main problem I have with them is that they are easy to hurt someone with, especially since it is so big.
Is the blade at all sharp? or is it a completely dull blade? If it had even a hint of a blade then there is no way it will be allowed. :ph43r:
celiywn - April 8, 2007 08:40 PM (GMT)
I could ask you in person at the next meeting, but I kinda wanna know now because there is an easter sale so I must hurry. As a joke costume, I am doing my Dante from Devil may cry, but as a gag, instead of the monsterly awsome guns he has, I want to do these little bubble guns. What will be security's out look on bubbles and all that stuff. [I was talking it out with a friend and so now we are both curious as to how the bubble thing will go over with you all]
adamisk - April 12, 2007 12:09 PM (GMT)
i meant if i kept the wooden one locked up in its sheath would it be ok? and therell be no blade sharp enough to cut it'll most likely just be something simple and for decoration.
spacepiratecatdude - April 15, 2007 12:27 AM (GMT)
Also, for the record are ya keeping a list of all the E-mails you got asking to volunteer? Am I on said list? Ya didn't respond so I just got curious if you got my Mail.
DigiGirlMimi - April 24, 2007 04:00 AM (GMT)
Ah! I have a question... would a whip be allowed?
nani_neko - April 24, 2007 09:31 PM (GMT)
Uhm. Will you be e-mailing us back if we are "accepted" to be on security?
Just wondering so I know =x=
p-chan - April 29, 2007 11:09 PM (GMT)
OK, I have been severely lax in my responding to emails, and for that I do apologize. I have been having some major real-world problems that have been taking up most of my time so I haven't been able to get around to this.
To all those of you who emailed me, I have gotten your email and will reply to them shortly. If there is an immediate concern that you feel must be taken care of(including questions) them PM me here on the board and that will assure that I get to them faster. Also, if you email me about wanting to do security and I haven't replied to you saying 'No', then assume that you are accepted, I can't afford to be too picky. Though you have to be at LEAST 14 years old in order to do security. And depending on how many volunteers I can get, I might actually raise that. I am, personally, not comfortable with anything under 16, but like I said, I can't be picky. So if you are 14-15 and are doing security, there is always a small chance that I will have you help out No-chan in other volunteering duties. Just a heads up.
Oh, and I have gotten several emails asking what you guys would be doing. For that information read This Link
gcnkirby - May 3, 2007 01:00 AM (GMT)
Okay, I have a question before we all go out and buy stuff. . . It's kind of a complicated questionm but bear with me. . .
My friends and I are all doing a STARS group for our Resident Evil stuff. And as a result, we have come to a problem.
We know for sure that we can't bring REAL guns, cause thats just stupid.
But if we had unloaded plastic airsoft replicas with the orange tip and such, would those be allowed in? Or will we have to find some way to make them out of wood or suttin? Just wondering so we have time to plan everything out xD.
And while I'm here, another question lol. I have a giant key that is about 7 and a half feet tall. . . I have to drag it around on wheels. It's made of cardboard and duct tape. Would that be allowed in?
Sorreh for the inconvenience P-Chan.
p-chan - May 21, 2007 01:14 AM (GMT)
I am going to refine and post weapon/costume restrictions here in a few days once I finish them up, but I will answer your question from those rules.
Any functioning gun(real/bb/airsoft) is not allowable unless the innards have been removed rendering it completely non-functional. Alternately, the end can be permanently plugged, say by gluing the hole over(real guns still have to have their parts removed since glue doesn't stop bullets. :)) Squirt guns are acceptable, just so long as you aren't squirting people with them.
As for the key, even though it is just cardboard, that is still too big to be carting around everywhere you go. Imagine all of the people tripping over it, I'm sure you wouldn't want to be resposible for the injuries that could cause. However, this rule applies only to normal con attendance. If you were to enter the cosplay contest, then you are pretty much free to do whatever you please.
I'm sorry that my answers weren't exactly what you would have liked to hear, but keep in mind that this is for the safety of everyone at our con...not to mention other hotel guests. :ph43r:
gcnkirby - May 21, 2007 02:19 PM (GMT)
Quite alright, I'll keep that in mind ^-^ Now to go glue guns shut!
But thank you for the info P-Chan, now I can plan my stuff a tad more accordingly. . . Wouldn't wanna show up and find out I'm breaking rules. That would suck hardcore.
Teankun - May 22, 2007 05:17 PM (GMT)
At the resturants thread someone was wondering about taking cosplay props into resturants. I said that it would best to leave weapon props behind. Will there be a place for people to leave them? Any other comments?
DigiGirlMimi - May 23, 2007 12:29 AM (GMT)
Well, if your rooming at the hotel the easiest thing would be to leave the props in your room.
thrush - May 26, 2007 12:27 AM (GMT)
p-chan, how are you doing for security volunteers this year? security is not my first choice, but i want to be helpful so if you need people badly, i'm in.
p-chan - May 28, 2007 01:29 AM (GMT)
Teankun: DigiGirlMimi is correct, the best option for you would be to leave them in your room or a room of a friends, or something to that effect. However, I will be having a coat/bag/item check in place that you will be able to make use of to leave your weapons behind while you go out into town. Because, yeah...that could end badly for everyone. ;)
Thrush: I could always use volunteers, but so could No-chan. So really the choice is entirely yours as to which one you would prefer to volunteer for. No-chan is here with me and she says that she did get your email, she just hasn't responded yet. <_<
thrush - May 29, 2007 09:49 PM (GMT)
p-chan: cool, thank you for replying. i guess i will go with non-security this year, then. ^_^
Tanakaonegai - June 9, 2007 08:33 AM (GMT)
My wife is cosplaying as link or at least thinking about it. she'll have an iron shield and a master sword replica that has no edge. earlier you said that might be ok. Is that still ok?
Melissa-Chan - June 9, 2007 04:38 PM (GMT)
I'm going to make a Misao Makimachi from: Rurouni Kenshin cosplay and I want to no if I can wear it when I'm doing security ?
p-chan - June 10, 2007 11:25 PM (GMT)
Tanaka: Yeah, that should be fine. I have all of the rules posted for cosplay up Here
if you want to check them out. Just make sure that they are both totally safe before you bring them because I will be checking them all as well.
Melissa: I'm still not entirely decided on that. But chances are you will be able to wear a basic costume such as that during your shift. Though there won't be any weapons of any sort allowed on you while you are working for me. Those particular rules I haven't posted yet, so keep an eye out for them. :ph43r:
Melissa-Chan - June 11, 2007 01:31 AM (GMT)
Ok, I was not planning on having any weapons anyway I just wanted to no if I could wear the cosplay :lol:
Tanakaonegai - June 11, 2007 06:03 AM (GMT)
Ok cool. she'll be keeping it sheathed most of the time anyway. (not good for a pregnant woman to swing a blade around.) She'll most likely only take it out for things like pictures. And possibly cosplay assault.
Generic - June 23, 2007 05:11 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Tanakaonegai @ Jun 9 2007, 01:33 AM)|
| My wife is cosplaying as link or at least thinking about it. she'll have an iron shield and a master sword replica that has no edge. earlier you said that might be ok. Is that still ok? |
No way! What day is she going? I'm gonna be Dark Link from the Water Temple in OoC.
I'm actually planing on making my sword out of polyester resin w/ a light fiberglass cloth. There wouldn't much of an edge, so would that be fine?
I also would like to help out on security, is it alright if I wear a cosplay costume while I'm securing stuff?
DazWolf - June 28, 2007 09:50 PM (GMT)
I'm probably beating a dead horse, but I thought I might as well be safe than sorry down the road. I'm coming as a fan based Bleach character and was wondering if a training style wooden boken would be a passable weapon? I know there was an eyebrow raised on the buster sword, but this is normal sword size, easily liftable with one hand, and has no real edge. I was wondering because I was debating getting another that would better go with the costume, but it wouldn't be worth the money if it couldn't be displayed.
No-Chan - June 29, 2007 10:47 PM (GMT)
P-chan says it's OK! Read the rules! Listed here under this link.