Can I take photos or video?
With the guests:
We recognise that getting a photo with a guest can be important. Therefore, when you meet the guest to obtain your autograph, there will be no extra charge for taking a photo with them if the guest is allowing photos.
However, as the day progresses, it does sometimes become necessary to stop photos in order that the guests can get through demand and meet more people, otherwise there would be fans that would go home not having met them at all so please be considerate to all requests regarding photography.
Please also bear in mind that whilst guests are often willing to pose for photos with fans, there may be many reasons why they decline. If this happens please do respect their wishes – there will be signs clearly on display to indicate when photography is not allowed and this includes taking photos of them in the autograph area.
We have also noticed an increase in visitors filming guests as they get their autographs, or ask questions to them at their autograph table – whilst this is currently allowed please show some courtesy and ask permission from the guest before you start filming them.
Getting memories of your visit is part of the experience so we do permit photography at the events. Please be respectful of any areas where it is advertised that it is not permitted. Also it is courteous to ask permission to those you are photographing. Many of our cosplayers want to share their outfits with you but be nice to each other and respectful of their wishes.
During the Talks:
We would please ask that during the talks you confine any flash photography to the first 5 minutes of the talk, as this can cause a distraction and be very off-putting to the guest and the rest of the audience.
The use of video cameras is permitted in the exhibitor halls, although we would advise asking someone’s permission before filming them. All we ask is that you use your discretion and not to film anyone that doesn’t want to be filmed (this goes for fans, staff and dealers as well as guests).
Video Cameras and video/sound recording equipment (including the use of recording facilities on mobile phones) is NOT allowed into Guest Talks or screenings. This is for a number of reasons both legal and practical.
What does no posed photos and no photos signs mean?
When these signs are posted it means that the guest has requested either no posed photos taken or no photos taken while they are at their table. This can be requested for a number of reasons and we ask that you respect it.