What is J-Popcon?
J-Popcon is a convention by the organization J-Popkai, which is a non-profit organization. Our goal is to spread knowledge about Japanese pop culture. J-Popcon has existed as a convention since the year 2000.
At J-Popcon, there will be contests (for example; cosplay-contests – a kind of play where you dress up in costumes), shows and presentations (for example; Japanese fashion shows), social games, video games, a dealer room and an artist alley.
There will also be areas with stands that sell Japanese food and drinks, as well as stands that give insight to the different aspects of Japanese culture (for example; Japanese comics and animation (called manga and anime, respectively)).
J-Popcon has a number of age limits to ensure a safe and nice envirionment for everyone. The following age limits will be effected:
- Children under 12 years, accompanied by a person who is at least 18 years old, are admitted for free, however the adult must pay for own entry. Maximum one child per adult.
- To participate in the cosplay contests you must be at least 16 years old, and 18 years old if you wish to participate in the qualifications to the international cosplay contests.
- You must be at least 18 years old in order to enter the ‘18+ area’, where valid photo identification will be demanded at the entrance.
- Age restricted events can occur at the convention; here we also demand valid photo identification at the entrance. If an event is age restricted, it will appear in the program.
- You must be at least 18 years old to take part in the convention as a volunteer (called gophers).
It is not allowed to smoke or drink at the convention area (at the ‘18+ area’ it is allowed to drink, though it is only allowed to drink moderately, and the area is overseen by our staff). Parents do not need to be concerned though. The same rules apply to drugs – they are not allowed at the convention area either. It is not allowed to stay at the convention area notably intoxicated by alcohol or drugs and if caught, you will be expelled for it.
Some people who cosplay use props, for example weapons – this is only allowed if it is a replica weapon or foam weapons, which are in no danger to the children and the other participants at the convention. The Danish laws on firearm possession are very restrictive, and in addition, we also have special rules about cosplay prop sizes.
There will be dress codes in regards to cosplay shows and fashion shows, where the participants will have to abide our requirement – the manner of dressing must be decent. The organizers can, at any time, demand convention participants to change into more adequate clothing, if they find the participant’s clothes too inappropriate.
Violating the rules, acting violently, threatening, stealing, or committing other illegal acts will result in an immediate expulsion from the convention area.
Overnight stay and security
Throughout J-Popcon, the security will be handled by a professional security company.
J-Popcon offers its participants to stay overnight; the offer does also apply to children and their companions. There will be sleeping halls close to the convention area, or at the convention area.
The sleeping halls will be overseen by our staff, and personal belongings may only be placed in the marked areas according to the fire regulations.
Statement of no previous convictions in respect of children
The organizers and volunteers (gophers) will only consist of people, who are at least 18 years old, and have been approved by the police with the statement of no previous convictions regarding children.
J-Popcon's reception desk will be attended day and night, and there will always be accommodating staff at the reception desk.
Organizers and volunteers (gophers) will, throughout the convention, be wearing easy recognizably clothing and will therefore be easy to spot in case of need of assistances.
If you have any questions you are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org