Code of Conduct

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 event 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. 

Badging Policy 
Rustycon 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, plus any badge issued to you by the event 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 Rustycon-issued badges remain the property of RAIn for the duration of the event and must be surrendered upon request.
Media Policy 
As per our policy, Event Staff have 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 event for investigative or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.
Venue 
As an event attendee, you are a guest of the venue and must abide by the venue’s rules and policies whenever you are on the premises. If you are unsure if something is allowed under the venue’s rules or policies, please inquire with the venue’s customer desk. 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. 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 and Assault 
Harassment is defined as any behaviour 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 if you have been assaulted, please report the matter immediately to event security.
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 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 expulsion from the event. The only exception to this shall be at a prearranged demonstration or event 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 the minor’s parent or guardian at all times. Minors between the ages of 13 and 17 must have 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 Event Chair or Vice-Chair) are required in order to revoke a membership. Membership revocations are final, but a ban may be appealed to the RAIn Board of Directors. Decisions made by the Board are final.
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