Show Policies

Midwest Toy Fest is committed to making our event a fun, accessible, and safe experience for everyone. Please review the following policies to ensure everyone enjoys their experience.

Attendee Policy:

By attending Midwest Toy Fest, attendees consent to being recorded (by audio, visual and/or other means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media now known or hereafter devised worldwide, in perpetuity. Attendee also hereby: (1) releases Mayhem Promotions, LLC from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right or any other claim or course of action of any kind; (2) authorizes and permits Mayhem Promotions, LLC and its designees which include but are not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors and contractors to use and authorize the use of his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter know, for all purposes worldwide, in perpetuity; and (3) agrees to comply with all rules and regulations of the event.

Anti-Harassment Policy:

Mayhem Promotions, LLC is committed to providing a safe, fun experience for everyone. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. This includes but is not limited to harassment due to age, disability, marital status, race or color, weight, appearance, national origin, religion, sex, or gender identity; stalking, deliberate intimidation, unwelcome physical attention, physical assault, and battery. Harassment is grounds for removal from the show without a refund, as well as potential legal action. We want Midwest Toy Fest to be a safe, open, and accepting environment for all fans. If you find yourself victim of harassment at the show please contact a MWTF Staff Member immediately.

Weapons Policy:

Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of cardboard, foam, plastic, wood or other light materials. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop firearms must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Non-functional prop bows will be allowed, however all arrows have soft tips.
Bladed weapons must be affixed to their sheaths so that they cannot be removed inside the convention hall.
All weapons MUST be inspected by MWTF staff prior to entry.

The following items are NOT permitted at MWTF:
• Functional firearms (including air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
• Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons and water guns)
• Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
• Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)
• Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, clubs and nunchaku)
• Instruments that cause excessive noise levels
If you are unsure whether or not your weapon will pass a security screening, please leave it home.

Bootlegs & Counterfeit Policy:

The buying and selling of counterfeit / knock-off / unlicensed materials is not acceptable. The first violation of this rule will result in a warning. A second violation will result in removal from the show immediately without a refund.

Pet Policy:

If you have pets, please leave them at home. The Wyndham West Hotel does not allow animals — except for service animals — into the building.


There are a number of comic book & entertainment events around the midwest. Mayhem Promotions, LLC is ONLY affiliated with the Midwest Toy Fest. We do not operate, staff, promote, or endorse any other comic show or convention at this time.