- All swords must be sold to people over the age of 18 only;
- All swords must be sold in their original boxes, sealed or taped shut;
- Vendors must inform purchasers that swords are not allowed out of the box at the show or they will be confiscated; and
- Vendors must require that all purchasers of swords take their purchase to their vehicle upon completion of their purchase. The patron will be allowed back into the show once they put their purchase into their vehicle.
Vendors may also sell replica guns provided that they have the obvious orange tip on the end to verify that they are not real and abide by the above rules.
The Grand Rapids Comic-Con is a family friendly event and requires that no X-rated materials be sold at the show in any form. This includes printed and electronic media such as magazines, pictures, DVD/Blu rays, or any other item deemed pormographic. This includes all forms of hentai.
The Grand Rapids Comic-Con will also not allow the sale of any memorabilia surrounding X-rated films or hentai. This includes pictures, posters, action figures, statues, original artwork, tote bags, or any other memorabilia about the adult film industry, even if the item itself is not X-rated.
No bootleg materials are allowed for sale at the show on any level. This is illegal and can put the convention at legal risk. This includes items on any electronic or printed format, including DVD/Blu Rays, VHS tapes, downloads, or any other type of electronic materials. We have a person on staff who teaches seminars on how to spot bootlegs and he will take time to check out booths selling DVDs and Blu Rays.
Masterprints (ones that are 11×17 inches) of one sheet posters are almost always bootlegs and will not be allowed for sale at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con. Remember that the promoter of the show is a national expert on posters, and he will spot items that are not legal!
Bootleggers who attempt to sell illegal items will be removed from the premises and will be turned over to the local authorities for potential legal action including prosecution.