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Rules regarding cosplay to be simplified at gamescom 2017

On July 14, 2017 by Aaron Meehan

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The organiser of gamescom, Koelnmesse GmbH, has announced that rules regarding cosplay will be introduced at gamescom 2017. These rules include a separate entrance and specially trained security personnel.

According to a press release released earlier today, “separate entrances, trained personnel and a cloakroom for cosplayers following the introduction of the changed costume provisions in 2016, dialogue was entered into with many cosplayers on the subject of a simplification of the rules.” The press release went onto say, “The following thus applies for gamescom 2017: costumes are welcome, but with conditions. The props and accessories of cosplayers will be checked and registered at the entrances to hall 11 and at Entrance North by employees with special training for precisely this purpose.” Those props and accessories that do not correspond with the convention’s rules can be checked in at separate cloakrooms and picked up again when leaving the convention. For more information regarding the regulations for cosplay at gamescom 2017, visit http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/redaktionell/gamescom_1/downloads_21/pdf_26/event_14/cosplay/Kost%C3%BCmgestaltungsregeln.pdf.

Moving away from the rules of cosplay at gamescom 2017, the convention will continue its bag check policy. Koelnmesse GmbH stated, “Control measures, incl. bag checks, will be carried out at the entrances before admission to the fair grounds. The organisers request that participants support these control measures by bringing no or as little luggage as possible with them to the fair.” If you are planning to attend Gamescom 2017, it is recommended you arrive early as queues are to be expected. As someone who was at gamescom last year, I strongly recommend that those attending this year follow the advice of turning up early as the queues did get long very quickly.

If you are interested in attending gamescom 2017 or wish to learn more about the convention, visit http://www.gamescom-cologne.com/gamescom/index-9.php.

Author: Aaron Meehan

Hi, I’m the creator of SG Gaming Info. When I’m not working on my writing or creating content for this site’s YouTube channel, I like to relax and enjoy character driven story games.


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