Con Database

This database alphabetically lists conventions, their articulated position on anti-harassment and sexual harassment policies, and their contact information. If you’d like to email or write to the addresses listed, please check out our letter campaign.

This database is always a work in progress, and we do not guarantee its accuracy. If you’re a con organiser who would like to correct your entry and point us to your policy, or a con attendee or staffer who can tell us if an anti-harassment policy appears in the program book or was acted upon at a con, please let us know at database@cahp.girl-wonder.org.

If a con you know of doesn’t appear on this list at all, let us know and point us towards its website!

Ad Astra

Policy is item 1 of the Code of Conduct, and includes specific steps harassed persons can take: “”No”, “Stop”, and “Go Away” are specific. If someone is bothering you, immediately contact one of the Convention Committee (ConCom) or Ad Astra Response Corps (AARC) team members. These individuals will investigate and have the right to remove an attendee’s badge and eject them without refund for not respecting these simple rules.”

Also includes photography policy, requiring guests to ask others before taking pictures.

Email: General Information/Questions

Write to:
Ad Astra — Glen Hamel, Security Chief
PO Box 7276, Station A
Toronto, Ontario
M5W 1X9
Canada

Anime Weekend Atlanta

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: info@awa-con.com

Write to:
Anime Weekend Atlanta
PO Box 13544
Atlanta, GA 30324-0544

**Anthrocon**

**Anthrocon’s Rules of Conduct are one of our anti-harassment policy examples for convention organisers who want to see what has worked well for other cons. You can read CAHP’s take on it here. Please see the Policy Tips page for more details.**

- Comprehensive Rules of Conduct include section forbidding “[h]arassment of any kind, including physical assault, battery, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwelcome physical attentions”. (More here).
- Policy available online.
- Policy available in program book and displayed at registration.
- Members (including staff) are required to indicate they have read and agreed to Rules of Conduct before receiving conbadge.

Email Security: security-2009@anthrocon.org

Write to:
Anthrocon, Inc.
PO Box 476
Malvern, PA 19355
USA

Archon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email contact form.

Write to:
PO Box 8387
Saint Louis
MO
USA
63132-8387

Arisia:

- Established anti-harassment policy forbids behaviour that is “abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or acting in an unsafe or illegal manner” and articulates procedures for addressing harassment.
- Articulated in program book.
- Articulated online (in program book .pdf).

Email: info@arisia.org

Write to:
Arisia
PO Box 391596
Cambridge, MA 02139
USA

Armadillocon

- Program book includes “Please be respectful of all Armadillocon 30 guests, program participants, members and other hotel guests. [...] We reserve the right to revoke a membership, with no refund, of anyone who breaks this rule” in Con Rules.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: None available; use their online contact form.

Armageddon Pulp Expo

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Contact Form.
BASCon

- Membership rules include statement that “[a]nyone engaging in inappropriate behavior (i.e. disregarding the safety of other attendees, foul and/or abusive language directed at others) will be ejected from the convention”.
- Policy appears in program book.
- Policy is articulated online (at both dealer and attendee registration pages).

Email: coninfo@bascon.org

Write to:
BASCON
PO Box 282197
San Francisco,
CA 94128-2197

Blizzcon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.
BiCon

- 2008 Code of Conduct is extremely comprehensive. Specifically prohibits sexual harassment, and advises that “consent includes any audience”. Prohibits harassment on the grounds of gender identity, sexuality, and ethnicity. Includes procedures on what to do if attendees witness harassment.
- General guidelines (effective every year), state that “BiCon should have an anti harassment policy. People who persistently harass others for any reason including sexually, racially, or on the grounds of sexuality, should be required to leave.”

Email (BiCon 2008 organisers): info@bicon2008.org.uk

Write to (permanent address):
BM BiCon
27 Old Gloucester St
London
WC1N 3XX
UNITED KINGDOM

Boskone

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: info-b46@boskone.org

Write to:
Boskone 46
PO Box 809
Framingham, MA 01701
USA

Bristol International Comic Expo

- Organisers assert policy exists: “Our policy is simply one of zero tolerance. We do not allow or encourage any kind of harassment or anti social behaviour at the show.” Professional security team employed to ensure the safety of all of visitors, exhibitors and guests. Complaints can be made to either security or front desk. Violators will be asked to leave; law enforcement will be called in if necessary.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email Producer Mike Allwood: comicexpo@fsmail.net

Write to:
Bristol International Comic Expo
PO BOX 809
Taunton
TA1 9DZ
United Kingdom

Capricon (Phandemonium/Capricon

- Comprehensive Code of Conduct includes note that “Discrimination (based on, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical / mental disability) is not tolerated. Harassment of any kind is not tolerated. If someone tells you “no” or asks you to leave them alone, your business with them is done” and advises harassed persons to speak to the harasser if they feel able to do so, and to con staff if they do not. Includes media policy.
- Con staff reserve the right to enact penalties, up to and including the immediate revocation of con membership and banning from future events.
- Code of Conduct is printed in program book and featured on signage, as well as online and publicised through social media tools.

CascadiaCon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

CascadiaCon was a one-time convention, which will not be re-occurring.

ConCarolinas

- Con Rules include: “Please try to keep behavior and actions family friendly during normal con hours of 9AM to 10PM. Please understand that we consider ourselves a family friendly con during the day time hours but also encourage a nightlife after 10PM. Be respectful about others around you” and requires costumes during the same period be family-friendly and non-fetish oriented. Violators may be removed at concom discretion.

Contact Form.

ConDFW

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: General Information/Questions or use their online contact form.

Write to:
ConDFW
750 South Main, Suite #150
PMB #14
Keller, TX 76248

ConnectiCon

- Program book reads: “The following activities, amongst others at the Convention Chairman’s discretion, will result in the summary dismissal of involved conventioneers from the convention , so please don’t do them!” The list includes “Physical and Sexual Harassment (this also includes molestation),” “Any violation of state or federal law,” and, “Any other activity convention officials determine to be illegal or of a dubious nature.” It advises attendees that “Convention Staff are the legal representatives of ConnectiCon and will be wearing badges that clearly designate them as staff. They are responsible for making sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience while at ConnectiCon. While not specifically part of Security, they are also responsible for enforcing the convention’s rules. Convention attendees are to follow the directions of any staff member.”
- Website (forums excepted) is currently offline, but the above policy was made available in .pdf form there.

DragonCon

- General rules (here) ask attendees to “keep all behavior that polite fans would find offensive in public in your hotel rooms” and reserves the right to strip membership of “if you are behaving – in technical terms – like a jerk”, but does not articulate established sexual harassment policy and procedures.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.

Email: dragoncon@dragoncon.org

Write to:

Dragon*Con
PO Box 16459
Atlanta, GA 30321-0459
USA

Gaylaxicon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: General Information/Questions

Gen Con

- Gen Con Policies state that harassment is forbidden and reserves the right to strip membership.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.

InConJunction

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: Hospitality Team: Atmosphere

LunaCon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: info@lunacon.org
MACE and mini-mace

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Contact Form.

Write to:
JustUs Productions
873 Big Creek Court
High Point, NC 27265
USA

Manifest

- Policy states that “[n]o sexual, racial, political harassment or harassment of any other kind of
another Manifest member is permitted” and organisers reserve the right to temporarily and permanently eject individuals who do not obey, with a right-to-ban reserved for extreme cases.
- Policy is articulated in Program book as well as at the registration area on the days of Manifest.
- Policy is available online, here (.pdf)

Email: manifest@manifest.org.au

Write to:
MANIFEST
P.O. Box 21036
Little Lonsdale St
Melbourne, Vic, 8011
AUSTRALIA

Magfest (Music and Games Festival)

- Code on Conduct, with a section on harassment: it specifically states if an attendee tells someone “no” or to leave them alone, any further hostile activity will see the offender booted. (False accusations will also be treated as harassment)
- Policy is online.

Contact Form

MechaCon

- “Three strikes” security policy is explicitly stated to cover harassment; offenders are first given a verbal warning, then removed from the convention for an hour, and finally being banned for the rest of the con
- Policy is online
- Their last program stated sexual harassment and the wearing of hate symbols would not be permitted

Email: info@mechacon.net

Write to:
Sennin Productions, L.L.C
P.O. Box 60873
Lafayette, LA 70596

MidSouthCon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: info@midsouthcon.org

Write to:
Midsouthcon
P.O. Box 17724
Memphis, TN 38187-0724
USA

New England Intercon.

- Convention Rules encourage having fun, and note that “[a]ll attendees at Intercon 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. LARPing can be an intense activity, and the con staff wishes to provide a safe environment for the con-goers. If you experience harassment or if someone is making you uncomfortable, please inform the Con Chair or Operations Staff so we can handle the problem.”

New York Comic Con

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email Show Manager Lance Festerman: lfensterman@reedexpo.com

NorWesCon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: General Information/Questions

Write to:
Norwescon
PO Box 68547
Seattle, WA 98168-0547

Ohio LinuxFest

- States it is open and will not discriminate, and “we also do not tolerate harassment based on discrimination”; states if help is needed at LinuxFest, contact a member of staff; doesn’t specify penalities for harassment or mentions sexual harassment specifically
- Policy is stated online
- Unknown if policy is stated in the program

Email:: Questions are to be sent to team@ohiolinux.org

Otakon

- Forbids “heckling” and “offensive behaviour” but does not mention established sexual harassment policies and procedures.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.

Contact Form.

OryCon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email:: Issues regarding the con are to be directed at chair@orycon.org

PAX

- “The Rules of PAX!” include “Don’t harass people!”; the penalty is being removed from the center without refund. (More here).
- Policy included in program booklet.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Penguicon

- Policy advises that “the display of bondage gear or fetish clothing in public is controversial, but acceptable at the convention” and instructs attendees to “keep BD/SM scenes or play in your room to avoid non-consensual experiences for others”. Advises that “many people of various genders can be seen in scanty costumes. Please be respectful by not touching their persons without a clear invitation, and by keeping in mind that “No Means No”. Actually, these are good things to remember no matter what a person may be wearing.”
- Outlines procedure for reporting thusly: “If someone tells you to leave them alone, do so. Please report persistent “physical-presence spam” to Ops, and ask them to fetch the Conchair for you.”
- Policy does not appear online.

Write to:
Penguicon
P.O. Box 40426
Redford, MI 48240-0426.

For a response this year, email: chair@penguicon.org

ReaderCon

- Explicit statement of zero-tolerance harassment policy, and policy against “inappropriate” behaviour; harassment “will” result in being removed and the permanent suspension of membership
- Additional policy against “disruptive” behaviour
- Policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy is articulated online.

Email: Send questions to: info@readercon.org

Write to:
Readercon
PO Box 65
Watertown, MA 02472 (USA)

RinCon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: Info@RinConGames.com

Sakura-Con

- Rules of Conduct explicitly forbid physical and verbal harassment of staff and public, including “indecent exposure, offensive touching, or sexual harassment”.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.

Email Convention Chair: chair@sakuracon.org

Write to:
Sakura-Con
3702 South Fife St, Suite K-2
PMB 78
Tacoma, WA 98409
USA
San Diego Comic Con

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email general questions: cci-info@comic-con.org

Write to:
Comic-Con International
P.O. Box 128458
San Diego, CA 92112-8458
USA

SMASH!

- Code of Conduct requires that attendees do not “[h]arass, stalk, assault or ‘glomp’ cosplayers, or make other attendees feel uncomfortable in any way” or “[p]romote or encourage behaviour that is threatening, embarrassing, hateful, libelous, racially or ethnically insulting, or otherwise inappropriate to other attendees and persons under the age of 15.” It advises that “[a]ny cases of harassment will be dealt with and treated seriously”.

Email General & Web Enquiries: contactus@smash.org.au

Write to:
PO Box 5398
West Chatswood
NSW 1515
Australia

SPX (the Small Press Expo)

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: spxcomics@gmail.com

StellarCon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: info@stellarcon.org

Write to:
Stellarcon/SF3
Box F4
Elliott University Center
UNCG
Greensboro, NC 27412
USA

Stumptown Comics Fest

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email general info person Kip Manley: kipmanley@stumptowncomics.com

Write to:
Stumptown Comics Fest
P.O. Box 40715
Portland, OR 97240
USA

Supanova Pop Culture Expo

- Apparently no overall anti-harassment policy, but Top Ten Tips For Enjoying Supanova (.pdf) states that “[s]ome fans of anime (Japanese animation) like glomping. A glomp is a cross between a hug and a gentle tackle. The organisers of Supanova do not encourage glomping, but if you feel like you must, please ASK your ‘glompee’ first and respect their response. Uninvited glomping will get you evicted from the event.” Warns child-carers that while Supanova is a family-friendly event, some retailers may stock items with mature content.
- Unknown if policy is published in program book.

Email: info@supanova.com.au

Think Galacticon

- Strong anti-harrassment policy stresses that members should “respect your fellow con attendees” and notes that “harassment of any kind, including physical, verbal, and internet-based, will not be tolerated. If you are unsure of what constitutes harassment, err on the side of caution. If someone tells you to stop doing something or to leave them alone, do so immediately.” Media policy in place.
- Course of action indicated: “If you experience or witness harassment or have other concerns about attendees’ behavior, please seek out a safety team member. They will be designated by orange armbands.”
- Actionable consequences: “Behavior that is violent or extremely disrespectful or disruptive will result in the revocation of your Think Galacticon membership without a refund, and we reserve the right to ban you from future Think Galactic events.”

Trinoc-Con

- Rules state that “Trinoc*coN staff reserve the right to expel without refund any member whose behavior disrupts the enjoyment and/or safety of any other member or guest,” and advise procedure: “express any concerns you have to a Trinoc*coN staffperson. If you are concerned about a security matter, please speak with a Trinoc*coN staffperson, hotel security, or any local law enforcement officers that are on the premises.”

Write to:
Trinoc*con
P.O. Box 10633
Raleigh, NC 27605-0633
USA

U-con Gaming Convention

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email contact form.

Write to:
U-Con Gaming Convention
PO Box 4491
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-4491
USA

VividCon

- Established policy to respect people’s privacy; established pro-transgender policies; articulates a policy for responding to harrassment and VividCon reserves the right to boot people for harrassing others
- The con doesn’t provide or require content warnings for videos; content of videos may ‘trigger’ people without any warning
- Policy articulated on website
- Not know if policy is articulated in program book

Email general questions: vividcon@vividcon.com

WisCon

- Established no-tolerance policy for harassment; articulates procedure for acting against harassment.
- Policy articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email general questions: concom33@wiscon.info

Write to:
WisCon,
c/o SF3,
P.O. Box 1624,
Madison,
WI 53701-1624
USA

WonderCon

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email general questions: cci-info@comic-con.org

Write to:
Comic-Con International
P.O. Box 128458
San Diego, CA 92112-8458
USA

WorldCon 2009 – Anticipation

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email Anticipation general info: info@anticipationsf.ca

Write to:
Anticipation
C.P. 105, Succursale NDG
Montréal, Québec
Canada H4A 3P4

WorldCon 2010 – Aussiacon 4

(Website is in its infancy)

World Fantasy Convention 2008 – Calgary

- Unknown if policy exists.
- Unknown if policy is articulated in program book.
- Policy does not appear to be articulated online.

Email: General Information/Questions

Write to:
World Fantasy 2008
c/o The Sentry Box
1835ó10 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta
T3C 0K2 Canada

World Fantasy Convention 2009 – San Jose

(Website is in its infancy)

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