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Standards of Conduct

BattleCry Convention Standards of Conduct (ver.1.1)

The following general rule supersedes all others listed below and may be invoked at any time:

Any action or behavior that causes significant interference with convention operations, excessive discomfort to other attendees, or adversely affects BattleCry Convention’s relationship with its guests, its venues or the public is strictly forbidden and may result in permanent suspension of attendance.

Introduction

The primary purpose of BattleCry Convention is for our attendees to have fun. To ensure that the greatest number of people achieve this objective we have established certain rules of conduct. By them we seek only to ensure that the behavior of any one small group does not disturb the attendees as a whole, nor does it detract from the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere of the convention. BattleCry Convention welcomes all parties with an interest in hobby gaming; however, the convention's management reserves the right to deny or revoke the attendance of any individual at any time for any reason. BattleCry Convention. also reserves the right to amend these rules at any time without prior or posted notice and reserves the sole right of interpretation. In any dispute, the general rule above will apply. If you have any questions, please contact the convention operations staff for assistance.

Anyone who accepts an attendance badge agrees to indemnify and hold harmless BattleCry Convention from any claim for personal injuries or other damages or equity arising out of any individual's activities at BattleCry Convention, even if such injury or damage is caused by negligence by or on the part of BattleCry Convention.

As a condition of attendance, all BattleCry Convention attendees are required to abide by these standards of conduct for the entire duration of their stay, even prior to Opening or after Closing of the Convention.

General Rating of the Convention

All convention areas are considered to be "PG" at all times.

Attendees may not wear clothing which is overly revealing or inappropriate to the atmosphere of the convention, such as fetish-related garb and accoutrements.

Public Decorum

BattleCry Convention attendees must abide by instructions given by BattleCry Convention Operations staff. Failure to do so will result in loss of attendance privileges. Any disputes or concerns may be addressed onsite at Convention Operations.

There is no smoking in any area within the ASB Stadium complex or the L Block of the Selwyn College. Smokers are asked to use designated smoking areas provided by the facility, and comply with any other smoking rules of the facility. Cigarette butts must be disposed of properly and not left on the ground.

Event Venue matters

Any act of vandalism, deliberate or excessive damage to event property, or interference with any Convention Centre worker in the performance of his or her duties will result in permanent revocation of BattleCry Convention attendance, criminal prosecution, fines, or any combination thereof.

Harassment

“All attendees at BattleCry Convention are expected to treat other attendees, guests, staff, and the general public with respect. Physical and verbal harassment and sexual assault will not be tolerated.”

BattleCry Convention is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable convention experience for everyone. Harassment of any kind, including physical assault, battery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwelcome physical attentions, will not be tolerated. If people tell you “no” or to leave them alone, your business with them is done. Leave them alone. Do not follow them or attempt to disrupt their convention experience in any way. If you continue to attempt to have contact with those people, you may be removed from the premises.

BattleCry Convention is not responsible for solving any interpersonal problems that may arise between individual members. In general, we can take no action to prevent a person from attending the convention unless that person has made a specific and credible threat toward the convention itself. If you feel that a threat exists against your person, we advise you to seek a restraining order against the individual in question and to present it to the chairman in advance of the convention; otherwise, we recommend simply avoiding that individual. If that individual stalks, harasses, or attempts to assault you at the convention itself, you may report that individual to a member of the security staff and the appropriate action will be taken. Conversely, any attempt to have an innocent person removed from the convention by falsely accusing him or her of threats will be itself treated as an act of harassment and will be dealt with appropriately. The responsibility for settling interpersonal disputes lies solely with the individuals involved, and BattleCry Convention will not tolerate being used as a leveraging point in such disputes.

Substance Abuse

The sale or other distribution of any illegal or controlled substances is not welcome at BattleCry Convention. Any individual found to be distributing such substances will be removed and reported directly to the local authorities.

Miscellaneous notes

The standards of conduct for BattleCry Convention will be strictly enforced by BattleCry Convention operations and security volunteers who will be clearly identified as such on site. Please remember that your con badge is the property of BattleCry Convention. and must be presented and/or surrendered to any Staff member requesting it. If you have any problem with any action taken by a Staff member you may take the matter up with the Operations Head Officer or to BattleCry Convention’s President.

Please be reminded that these rules involve, of course, "worst-case" scenarios and are put into place to ensure the safety and comfort of our members. They are also not all-inclusive; in all cases, the singular rule that supersedes all others is, "Any action or behavior that causes significant interference with convention operations, excessive discomfort to other attendees, or adversely affects BattleCry Convention’s relationship with its guests, its venue or the public is strictly forbidden and may result in revocation of attendees privileges." We anticipate no difficulties, as our attendees as a whole are rational and responsible adults. BattleCry Convention is prepared to deal with any or all of the above scenarios in as rapid and efficient a manner as possible should they occur. We thank our attendees for their past cooperation and for their continued assistance in making this a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Have fun - just please remember to be courteous of those around you while doing so!