Code of Conduct | RainFurrest 2015 - Swords and Sorcery
This information is subject to change.
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 note that the event staff retains the right to deny entry to anyone and that you can be asked to leave at any time without warning or particular infraction to these stated rules of conduct.
RainFurrest ensures that each member gets both a lanyard and at least one type of membership badge. Your 'proof of membership' is defined as both a current year lanyard, and any badge issued to you by the convention for the current year. 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. All RainFurrest issued badges remain the property of RAIn for the duration of the convention and must be surrendered upon request.
As per our policy, the staff has decided not to allow ANY media coverage at the event without PRIOR 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.
As a convention attendee, you are a guest of the hotel and must abide by the hotel's rules and policies whenever you are on the premises. However, if you are unsure if something is allowed, Hotel Front Desk will be able to assist you. If you are expelled from the hotel for violation of their rules, you immediately forfeit your event membership and must surrender your proof of membership. You are responsible for any damage you cause to hotel property. The event space and public spaces of the hotel may not be used as sleeping areas.
Harassment and Assault
Harassment is defined as any behavior that annoys or intentionally alarms another person. This includes making any unwanted physical contact, following someone around a public area without a legitimate reason, or threatening to physically attack someone. Please remember that if you approach someone and they tell you "no" or to leave them alone, your business with them is done. If you do not leave them alone as they have requested, your actions may be grounds for a complaint of harassment. If you feel that you are being harassed, or you have been assaulted, please report the matter immediately to event security.
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, hotel 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 expulsion from the event. The only exception to this shall be at a prearranged demonstration or event with the permission of the event coordinators.
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 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. 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. Membership revocations are final, however a ban may be appealed to the RAIn Board of Directors. Decisions made by the majority of Board of Directors are final.