Fan Con NC 2024 Code of Conduct


We are dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable, and fun experience for everyone. We expect all participants to follow this Code of Conduct at all event venues and event-related social activities.

Introduction

Welcome to Fan Con NC 2024! We are committed to creating a safe, inclusive, and enjoyable environment for all attendees, guests, staff, vendors, and volunteers. This Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for behavior at the convention and explains the consequences of unacceptable behavior. This policy is in effect year-round and publicly available here on our website to ensure transparency and accessibility.

Family Fun For Everyone

Fan Con NC is a family-friendly fan convention designed to be enjoyable for attendees of all ages. To ensure that everyone has a great experience, we ask all participants to contribute to a respectful and positive atmosphere. Whether you’re attending panels, enjoying food and drinks, shopping at the vendor tables, or participating in the costume contest through cosplay and dress-up, let’s all strive to make Fan Con NC a memorable and delightful event for children, teens, and adults alike. Your cooperation in maintaining a fun and inclusive space is greatly appreciated and essential to the spirit of our convention.

Zero Tolerance for Harassment

Fan Con NC 2024 has a zero-tolerance policy for harassment of any kind. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or any other personal characteristic.
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate physical contact.
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior.

“Cosplay is NOT Consent” is strictly enforced. However, this policy applies to all attendees, regardless of whether they are in cosplay or not.

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the convention organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including:

  • Issuing a warning to the offender.
  • Expelling the offender from the convention without a refund.
  • Banning the offender from future Fan Con NC events.
  • Notifying appropriate law enforcement authorities.

Reporting Harassment

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact convention staff immediately. Convention staff can be identified by their official pins.

In case convention staff are the ones engaging in harassment, please reach out to outside security, law enforcement or the following contact point via phone call:

Phone: 252-395-2327

Accessibility and Contact Information

We understand that not all attendees may be able to reach us easily due to mobility issues or other concerns. Therefore, we have provided multiple ways to contact us:

Email with subject line “HELP”: [email protected]

Phone (call or text): 252-395-2327

Final notes

If you have any questions about this Code of Conduct, believe that we have not addressed everything, or if you need to report an issue, please contact us at [email protected].

We appreciate your cooperation in making Fan Con NC 2024 a safe and enjoyable event for everyone. Thank you for being a part of our community, and we look forward to an unforgettable convention!

This document is subject to updates and revisions as needed. Please check our website regularly for the most current version.