Conventions are safe. All big conventions rent guards. Guards should check IDs and keep an eye on participants.
Conventions support the “100% no alcohol” action, therefore one is not allowed to bring any alcohol (even beer) to the convention’s area. What is crucial, this ban is obeyed in a restrictive way. What is more, drunk participants or people who distribute drugs and alcohol will be delayed from the convention area. However, drinking is allowed in a pub near the convention area.
Thefts and brawls are rather rare and such situations are quickly getting famous in the fandom. Conventions are usually calm and pleasant. However, it doesn’t mean that valuable things (such as documents, electronics or accessories) can be left anywhere – things are getting lost rarely, but it’s good not to crowd one’s luck.
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