I saw the lodging will be in the town's school. I'm just concerned about the security of photographic equipment and cosplay. Has this ever been an issue before? thank you

School is open only for participants, and organization members. We also hired professional security, to make sure we won't have any unnecessary guests from the local community.
For the last 3 years of FotoCon event, there were no reports of theft among the participants, but since we don't know all of the participants personally, we can't guaranty anything.
Additionally, we have "safe room", where participants can store their valuable stuff they don't wanna leave in a classroom. It's key closed room, where the key has only member of the organization.