Code of Conduct for Rustycon

This information is subject to change

General Conduct

Please use common sense and respect others' right to enjoy the event.

Remember that any activity which is illegal outside the event is still illegal inside the event. Event Staff may ask you to stop an activity or take it to a private room. While in public or convention spaces, attendees are expected to maintain a "PG-13" standard of conduct. Repeat offenders may have their membership revoked. Please also not that the event staff retains the right to deny entry to anone and that you can be asked to leave at any time without warning or particular infraction to these stated rules of conduct.

Badging Policy

Your 'proof of membership' is defined as the badge issued to you by the convention for the current year's Event. You must be visibly wearing 'proof of membership' at all times during our event, and you understand that Event Staff can request to see proof of membership at any time. Event Staff may deny you access to events or event space if you do not have proof of membership.

Media Policy

As per our policy, we do not allow ANY media coverage at the event withoup PRIOR written approval. Attendees purchasing a membership agree not to act as media agents in any way, shape or form while attending our event. Making photographic, audio or video recordings of any convention event for investigative or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.

Venue

As a convention attendee, you are a guest of the venue and must abide by the venue's rules and policies whenever you are on the premises. However, if you are unsure if something is allowed, the venue's front desk will be able to assist you. If you are expelled from the venue for violation of their rules, you immediately forfeit your event membership and must surrender your proof of membership. There will be NO refund of your membership. You are responsible for any damage you cause to venue property. The event space and public spaces of the venue may not be used as sleeping areas.

Harassment Policy

harassment (either harris-meant or huh-rass-meant) n. the act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may vary, including racial prejudice, personal malice, an attempt to force someone to quit a job or grant sexual favors, apply illegal pressure to collect a bill, or merely gain sadistic pleasure from making someone fearful or anxious.

So with using the definition above, the Event Staff will work to make sure all of our staff and attendees feel safe and secure at our convention. We will work fast to make sure any complaint is investigated and handled properly.

The process is as follows:

  1. Take the complaint to any security staff or to the convention office.
  2. The Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and the Manager on Duty are to be called to meet in the convention office. These three people will hear the complaint and meet with the parties involved.
  3. After getting all of the facts, the three will discuss the issue and take appropriate action.

Weapons

Bladed weapons (such as daggers or swords) and toy firearms are acceptable provided they have been 'peace bonded' such that they clearly cannot be drawn. Water guns and "Silly String"-type products of any kind are NOT acceptable due to the potential for damage to costumes, venue property, etc.

"If it's drawn, you're gone." Any drawing, open carry (of firearms), displaying, brandishing, or making any threatening gesture with any weapon or firearm, both real and replica, shall be cause for immediate explusion from the event. There will be NO refund of your membership. The only exception to this shall be at a prearragned demonstration or event (live action) with the permission of the event coordinators.

Under-age Members

Minors under the age of 13 shall be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or an adult designated as responsible by their parent or guardian at all times. For minors from the age of 13-17, there must be a designated responsible adult on site and able to be contacted at all times.

Violations and Appeals

Violation of these policies will be handled by Event Staff as deemed appropriate. Violators will be asked to cease and desist. Violators may have their membership revoked and a 390-day ban placed upon them. Two members of the executive committee (one of whom must be the Convention Chair or Vice-Chair) are required in order to revoke a membership; however, a ban may be appealed to the Rustycon Board of Directors. Decisions made by the majority of Rustycon Board of Directors are final.