This past Saturday, January 27th, was the 2018 Uchi-Con. Uchi-Con is a free, student-run anime convention at the University of Chicago’s Ida Noyes Hall.
This is a smaller convention, but it offers unique opportunity for photos at the beautifully historic Ida Noyes Hall. The hall is a three-story building created in 1916; it has fireplaces, beautiful wood carvings, and elaborate murals.
Unfortunately, because of this historic location, it also causes a few problems as the building is delicate. If parts of the building are damaged, it takes more than a call to your local contractor. Most repairs to this building require an artisan skilled in restoration and customization, so when it comes to props the staff can be a little strict on their enforcement. Due to the size of the hallways, they also have a very strict size limit.
- Your prop and/or costume should not inhibit anyone’s path through our narrow hallways.
- No live steel. All weapons must be either fake, wood, or ziptied shut. Mark all weapons with bright tape at our info desk after registration.
- No real firearms.
- Any prop heavy or large enough to injure a passerby may be deemed unsafe by the convention staff. If you have a prop deemed unsafe by the staff, you can reclaim it at the info desk in the Lobby with a government issued ID.
- Cosplay props or structures, such as wings, must be able to fit within a 2m x .8m x .8m box. If you are unsure about your prop please feel free to speak to a staff member at registration, as we will have an area to test prop dimensions.