This month is all about safety at cons, as we come off a crazy couple of months. After a con-goer was arrested in Phoenix for making threats, more than one event has since banned the sale of prop weapons on the conference floor. To get a better take on what this might mean for the future of cosplay conventions, we talk to Bill Watters, who is the Director of programming for Silicon Valley ComicCon and the Director of Cosplay for SacAnime. Bill has been on the scene for many years now, and has helped set up the rules and regulations that keep people safe and organized at these two big cons. We chat about the Phenix incident, how they responded to it, and what other cons have changed as a result of this isolated incident.