Prohibited weapons may not be brought onto the con grounds or into the hall. Anyone who tries to do so anyway risks having their ticket confiscated and being banned from the premises immediately. It is also irrelevant whether the owner is in possession of a valid weapons license, for example, which entitles him/her to carry this weapon. Prohibited weapons include e.g.

  • Real firearms, SoftAir and gas pistols (including unloaded and rendered inoperable), real or confusing ammunition (e.g., cartridges or hand grenades)
  • Pyrotechnics and explosive devices (firecrackers, rockets, etc.)
  • Throwing weapons (e.g. throwing stars, throwing arrows, throwing knives)
  • Brass knuckles, manslayers, steel rods
  • Strangle weapons (e.g. nunchucks)
  • Cutting and stabbing weapons with sharp or blunt metal blades or points (e.g., katanas, swords, sabers, machetes, hatchets, morning stars, knives of all types except pocket knives)
  • So-called prima facie weapons, firearms that can be mistaken for a real weapon (exception: at least 50% larger or smaller than the original, contain neon-colored materials).
  • Acoustic or light emitting anti-personnel devices
  • Laser pointer with an accessible emission limit of more than 1 mW
  • Chemical weapons (including irritant gas and pepper spray)
  • Items that are prohibited by Austrian law

Weapons that have passed the check may be used by you around the site for shoots and, by arrangement, may also be used for the cosplay contest. Please note, however, that if these weapons do not pass the check, they are prohibited on the premises, as they can lead to problems or be dangerous for others. If you are repeatedly seen with these weapons on the premises, this can lead to exclusion from the event. Objectionable weapons include:

  • Imitation weapons, where the predominant part is made of metal or wood / metal.
  • Weapon imitations that are larger than 1.5 m.
  • loose massive metal chains
  • Cutting and stabbing weapons with blade substitutes made of wood, plastic, etc. (e.g., katanas, swords, sabers, machetes, hatchets, knives of all kinds except pocket knives).
  • Rods or tubes made of hard materials such as metal, wood, hard plastic, fiberglass, and combinations thereof.
  • Riding crops over 1 m long, hand whips with tape measure over 1,5 m, rod whips with rod over 1m and tape measure over 1,5 m long
  • Arrows of all types, regardless of material
  • If you need a claimed weapon for the cosplay competition, please let us know. We will bring the weapon to the stage for you. Of course, prohibited weapons are excluded from this.


Permitted weapons may be carried by you during the entire event. These weapons will be marked by us with a ribbon. We will try to find a solution that is as inconspicuous as possible. The permitted weapons include:

  • Imitation weapons made of foam, rubber, cardboard, soft plastic and thermoplastic materials that in combination do not exceed 1.5m in length.
  • LARP weapons ("Live Action Role Play" - generally foam or latex replicas with stabilization core).
  • Throwing weapons, if they do not have a solid core and are made of soft, flexible materials.
  • Weapons and rods made of a combination of wood and/or cardboard/plastic/soft material (if the wood component does not predominate)
  • Blunted slash and thrust weapon imitations
  • Shields that are not mainly made of metal (up to a diameter of 80cm)
  • Rods for which it is clear that they are used only for stabilization
  • Bow (without real string up to 1.5m length) and quiver
  • Flexible and blunt arrows.
  • riding crops, whips (if not mentioned among the offending weapons)


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