“Prop” Weapons Policy
Prop weapons of any kind are not allowed on the festival grounds at the Johnson County Community College during the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival. This includes plastic swords, knives, or other weapons including those used for Cosplay. If a festival volunteer observes any attendee carrying such a prop, they will be asked to take the prop off the festival grounds immediately.
The only exception will be prop weapons used by entrants in the Cosplay contest. These props may not be carried around the festival grounds during the day and may only be used during the Cosplay contest. Prop weapons used in the Cosplay contest must be carried directly backstage to the Polsky Theatre just prior to the Cosplay contest from 6:15-6:30pm. The Cosplay contest will be held from 6:30pm-7pm in Polsky Theatre. After the contest, the props must be removed from the festival grounds.
Weapons purchased at the festival must immediately be taken off festival grounds.
Failure to adhere to this policy in a timely manner will be lead to the attendee being escorted by Johnson County Community College Campus Security off the festival grounds with the possibility of not being allowed re-entry nor refund.
Information Booths and Staff
There are Information Booths on the First Floor of the Carlsen Center near the Torii Gate, across from the elevator on the Second and Third Floors of the Carlsen Center and in the lobby of the Regnier Center.
Festival Staff members wearing red or blue Happi Coats or red vests will be stationed throughout the Festival venues. They will be able to assist you, answer your questions and give you directions. There are also maps of the Festival venues at the Information Booths and in the inside cover of the Festival program.
In case of an accident or a medical emergency, please contact a Festival Staff member wearing a red or blue Happi Coat or a red vest or go to an Information Booth located on the First, Second or Third Floor of the Carlsen Center and in the lobby of the Regnier Center. These individuals will contact Security immediately to address your situation. Volunteers wearing the red or blue Happi Coats and red vests will be stationed throughout the Festival areas to assist you in case of an emergency.
Lost and Found
In case you have lost an item or have found an item that doesn’t belong to you, please contact a Festival Staff member wearing a red or blue Happi Coat or a red vest or go to an Information Booth located on the First, Second or Third Floor of the Carlsen Center and in the lobby of the Regnier Center.
In case of an emergency please use the “RED PHONES” on the walls of the various venues.