April 20 to 21, 2024

Baltimore North/

Tell-Tale Steampunk

Festival Rules and Regulations

Are Dogs Allowed?

All Service Animals are allowed.  If you dog is not a service animal please be aware that Tell-Tale Steampunk Festival reserves the right to ask that you remove your dog from the festival area at any time. 

  • All dogs should remain on a leash at all times.
  • Dog must be friendly with people and other dogs.
  • Your dog must be able to handle all the stress, the chaos, and everything involved with group of people.
  • If your dog barks or is disruptive, it will no longer be allowed in the festival area.
  • If any other patron or attendee feels threatened or is allergic to the animal, you will be asked to remove the dog from the area
  • All dogs must be house trained, any accidents will be cleaned up by the dog owner. Dogs will be asked to leave the festival if an accident occurs. 
  • All dogs but be in perfect health before attending and up on all shots and boosters.
  • No dogs will be allowed at panels or workshops where food and beverage is bing handled.
  • No dogs allowed in theatre for night time ball and activities. We ask that all animals be removed from the premise by 6:30 Saturday night.


We have a zero tolerance harassment policy. If anyone is found harassing another con goer, exhibitor, guest, or volunteer they will be instantly ejected from the convention and no refund will be given. If you feel you are being harassed, witness someone else being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an a staff member immediately. Staff has the ability to contact local law enforcement, and can provide escort, or otherwise assist those feeling they have experienced harassment to ensure they feel safe for the duration of the convention. Also, and we can not stress this enough, COSPLAY IS NOT CONSENT!

Are there costume/cosplay rules or guidelines?

Yes. We insist that your costume not have any parts or accessories that can readily cause harm to you, or any of your fellow con goers. No real weaponry (live firearms, metal blades or metal weapons of any kind, crossbows, etc.) may be carried. No AirSoft, Pellet, paint, or BB guns, basically no replica guns with moving parts. Nothing that can fire a projectile of any kind (Nerf weapons are the exception). Realistic guns MUST have an orange blaze on the tip, and must not be made of metal. Use common sense. If you have any worry that a part of your costume might cause a problem or get you removed from the convention, arrested, or injured, please leave it at home. We understand you are trying to create the most realistic and fantastic cosplay, and we want that for you too, however we must error on the side of safety and legality. Note that any convention staff member can ask you to take any item to your vehicle at any time if they feel that item may be a danger. All decisions on this by convention staff are final.

Can I take pictures of everything and anything?

Well… yeah, sort of. Some people may not want their picture taken, and some artists/vendors may not want pictures taken of their work or products, so be sure to ask first. Please be sure not to block aisles when taking photos.