We want our con to be a comfortable, relaxed and welcoming event for everybody. We do assume that our members will be respectful to each other, and they usually are, but in case they are not, this Code of Conduct are guidelines for how we expect people to behave and for what to do in case a member is behaving badly.
Please contact one of the organizers if someone is behaving badly towards you or another member. We will take whatever action is needed, from talking to the badly behaving person, up to expelling the person from the convention and/or calling the authorities.
Our con should be a place where everyone feels welcomed and comfortable. Discrimination or prejudiced behavior (based on, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical/mental disability) is not tolerated. Harassment of any kind is not tolerated. If someone tells you “no” or asks you to leave them alone, your interaction with them is over.
Photography, Recordings and Privacy
Photography and video and/or audio recordings will be made by the con during events. The likenesses of members as may appear in those recordings. Those recordings could be permanently placed online (as part of a streaming of individual program items). In case a member feels that any such picture is too personal, we will remove it upon request. (But we will off course use our own judgement before putting anything online).
Personal Photography / Recordings
Please be polite and ask before taking photographs or recordings of members whenever possible. A person in costume may want to be photographed, but perhaps only when they are ready to be photographed, so please ask in any case. Video and audio recording and photography for personal archival use only is generally acceptable unless individuals make it clear that they do not want to be photographed or recorded. In that case, any photographing or recording of them is expressly forbidden. Anyone who persists in filming/recording/photographing members who have denied their consent will be expelled from the convention. We request that photographers take their pictures as silently and inconspicuous as possible, and preferable in the beginning of the program item.
Guidelines for reporting bad behavior
If you feel comfortable doing so, point out the inappropriate behavior to the person(s) involved. Often this will solve the problem immediately. If you do not feel comfortable talking with the person(s) involved or if talking to them does not resolve the issue, please contact one of the organizers.
Revocation of Membership
We in the convention committee reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to take such actions as we feel appropriate where any individual or group is found to have breached this Code of Conduct. These actions include, but are not limited to: Talking with all parties involved and attempting to mediate a solution, issuing verbal warnings. Revoking memberships and requiring that the person(s) leave the event, involving venue staff or security. Reporting the matter to local police. Banning membership of, and attendance at, the remainder of the con (including any post-con events). We reserve the right to revoke membership and to eject anyone at any time from the convention without a refund.
We reserve the right to amend these rules at any time without prior or posted notice and reserve the sole right of interpretation. Please keep in mind that these rules involve, of course, “worst-case” scenarios and are put in place to ensure the safety and comfort of our members. They are not all-inclusive; in all cases, the singular rule that supersedes all others is:
Any action or behavior that is illegal or causes significant interference with event operations, excessive discomfort to other members, or adversely affects the con´s relationship with its guests, its venue, or the public, is strictly forbidden and may result in revocation of membership privileges.