Costume-Con 30 Policies
Sexual Harassment Policy
Because it's become an issue at even the most prestigious of sf conventions, we wanted to have a policy in writing.
The Costume-Con 30 committee, staff, and members are responsible for assuring that all persons who participate in CC30's programs and activities do so in an atmosphere free of all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. CC30 staff will respond promptly and effectively to reports of harassment and discrimination of any kind and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and if necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy. This may include revocation of convention membership, expulsion from the event, and/or involvement of local authorities.
While we want everyone to have fun, we must also require use of common sense. The CC30 Safety Team will be onsite and if you are observed doing anything out of line, you will be informed that your actions are unacceptable. The badge remains the property of CC30 for the duration of the convention and may be revoked at any time; there will be no refunds.
You must have your CC30 badge visible at all times when entering function space. Badges may not be shared or loaned to anyone. CC30 reserves the right to refuse admission to and/or eject any person from the conference whose conduct is deemed to be disorderly or disruptive to the comfort of CC30 attendees, at the sole discretion of CC30 staff.
Carrying and wearing of any real or realistic firearms will not be permitted for any reason. We do realize that most people who would like to carry weapons are sensible and careful. However, because of liability laws, the risk of weapons causing accidents or distress, and in observance of the hotel's weapons policy, we ask you to leave them at home.
Firearms include but are not limited to: - Handguns, Long guns/shotguns - Tasers/ Stunguns - Any projectile devices
Non-firearm and Bladed Weapons
Non-firearms and bladed weapons such as swords, knives, maces, deathrays, etc, are permitted provided they are kept in a hard sheath and peace-bonded by CC30's Safety Team. Please take any such weapons to Ops (Windflower) so that it can be properly peacebonded.
Weapons unsheathed or not peace-bonded may be confiscated by CC30. Explosives or chemicals of any kind including, but not limited to, smoke powder, sparklers, and fireworks, are not permitted at the con.
There will be no play-acting with props allowed outside of the rooms designated for contests. If you are using a weapon as part of your Masquerade presentation, be sure your Masquerade Director knows all about it ahead of time. Thanks!
Tom Batt Safety Chief firstname.lastname@example.org