Weapons Policy

Can I Bring A Blaster? Can I Buy A Blaster?

For the safety of all convention attendees, volunteers, guests, and staff, there are restrictions on what can be bought, sold, and brought into Star Wars Celebration. Failure to follow this policy may result in your removal from the convention without refund.

Star Wars Celebration Weapons Policy

Star Wars Celebration requires all costumers and cosplayers to follow the below policy for the safety and security of all attendees. Please read it in detail if you plan to attend with a prop weapon.

Weapon Checks

Star Wars Celebration will require every blaster and prop gun worn by attendees to display a distinctive marking that will be applied at the show by Security. We will not require such markings on lightsabers or other prop weapons which do not resemble firearms. Security will be checking all prop firearms each day near the convention center's entrance, and you will be stopped at the start of the Exhibit Hall and stages if your prop does not comply with this policy.

Security's weapon markings are not permanent and will not damage props. A different marking will be required each day, so if you are bringing a prop firearm each day, you must visit our Weapon Check on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

We deeply appreciate the passion of all of the saga's fans and are not attempting to dissuade or discourage costumes at the show; however, we wish need to take this step to further the safety of all attendees.

Banned Weapons

Working firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns, and pellet guns) are not allowed at all within Star Wars Celebration, and the following items are also forbidden: any  replica prop blaster, gun or any prop built from functional or previously functional gun parts; functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons, and water guns); Metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatchets, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes, and switch blades); Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks); Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray), Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs, and nunchaku); and Instruments which cause excessive noise (vuvuzelas, this means you). Prop weapons built from fiberglass or foam rubber will likely be approved for entry into the convention once inspected and tagged by our security staff.

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