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Code of Conduct

Golden Rule: Don’t Be a Jerk

While attending KantCon attendees are expected to follow Wheaton’s Law, which can be paraphrased as “Don’t be a Jerk!” KantCon staff and volunteers are committed to enforcing this rule in order to provide a fun, safe environment for all persons who choose to attend. There will be zero tolerance given for behavior or interactions by attendees that are not conducted with courteousness or respect. KantCon reserves the right to revoke (without refund) or deny registration and attendance to any person(s) who choose to conduct themselves in a manner not befitting this code of conduct.

Below are more detailed guidelines to help Attendees adhere to our Code of Conduct. 

Sportsmanship is key!

KantCon is meant to be a fun, joyful experience for tabletop players of all ages and experience levels so please remember winning is not the point; having new and exciting experiences is! Behavior such as cheating, trolling or other un-sportsman like conduct will not be permitted throughout the duration of KantCon.

Anti-Harassment Policy

All conduct and expectations provided within KantCon's Anti-Harassment Policy will be enforced as a continuation of this code of conduct.

Event Participation

KantCon staff has worked diligently with our vendors and event organizers to ensure that each event is described as accurately as possible but strongly recommend that you present any questions you may have to staff and event organizers for clarification before making your purchase.

Legality and Ethics

All conduct considered to be illegal under Federal, State and Local law is prohibited at KantCon. If the activities you participate in are legal but may lay within an ethical grey area, then you will be subject to KantCon's Golden Rule policy.

Anonymous Reporting

If you see or experience behavior which you believe falls outside of the KantCon Code of Conduct please report it right away using our optionally anonymous reporting form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeq4v1XSstjppgCBslsCpJNaGJy8nMEoy8n_yen3oeXosjSdw/viewform.

You are always welcome to make a report in person to a present staff member as well. In addition, event staff will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or provide other reasonable accommodation to assist you in feeling safe until the matter in question is resolved.

Anti-Harassment Policy

KantCon staff and volunteers strive to ensure all attendees experience a harassment-free experience regardless of, including but not limited to, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, political/group affiliation, ethnicity, or religion. We at KantCon will maintain a zero-tolerance policy for all event participants, including vendors, event organizers, sponsors, exhibitors, and persons directly affiliated with KantCon. Any person found violating these rules risks immediate and permanent expulsion from the event hall, without a refund, for the duration of the event.

What is Harassment?

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Physical assault and/or battery

  • Intimidation

  • Stalking, or following

  • Harassing photography or recording

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events

  • Bathroom policing

  • Offensive verbal comments

  • Inappropriate physical contact

  • Unwelcome physical attention

  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior

 

Participates given the opportunity to cease behavior that is considered harassment will be expected to comply immediately. Should they fail to comply with a request to cease their behavior they will be immediately escorted out of the event and their badge privileges revoked for the remainder of the event without a refund.

Event staff may take any reasonable action(s) necessary to remove obstacles hindering the ability of attendees to enjoy KantCon without fear of harassment or hostility.

Confidentiality Policy

KantCon does not collect personal data outside of that which is provided in order to purchase your entry badge. Should you need to use our conduct reporting platform and choose to provide us with your personal information in your  report, the information shared remains confidential and will not be shared in anyway with any person(s) not in a position to make a decision directly related to your report. Any information shared with appropriate decision makers will be limited to that which is necessary to make an informed decision on the matter in question. 

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