Stop reblogging this holy shit. Post preserved below for posterity but it’s not a huge issue anymore.
Surprised no one is taking this to social media.
GM is effectively banning cosplays from Youmacon this year, enacting a new policy that disallows “face coverings or weapon-like objects.” The GM Ren Cen covers the majority of the con space, though some areas are owned by the Mariott and are not subject to the new rule.
The kicker? This was just announced, two weeks before the convention.
I’m hoping that by raising awareness, we can at least make the ruling less strict, by allowing peace bonded weapons, partial face coverings, or something of the sort.
There’s been no “official” word from GM or the Ren Cen besides a tweet (retweeted from the Detroit Mariott account at that!). Screenshot in case the tweet is deleted.