Gary Con Rules and Policies

Harassment Policy

Gary Con is an inclusive, family-friendly convention. We expect all attendees to treat each other with common courtesy and respect.

Gary Con does not permit harassment with regard to gender, sexual orientation, dress, age, race, religion or lack thereof, political affiliation, disability, or involvement or noninvolvement in any group or activity at Gary Con.

Harassment includes any behavior that annoys, alarms, demeans, or threatens another person or group. Harassment includes (but is not limited to) verbal comments, the use of overly sexual imagery in public areas, intimidation, stalking, unauthorized photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, unwanted sexual attention, and the disruption of events or activities.

If you feel you are being harassed, you fear for your safety, or you witness someone harassing others, contact a Gary Con staff member, volunteer, or hotel security immediately. All harassment reports will be investigated and dealt with. Possible consequences of harassment include, but are not limited to, the revocation of the offending party’s Gary Con badge, ejection from the venue, and the involvement of local authorities.

 

Ethics and Conduct

Any of the following will be grounds for expulsion from Gary Con without refund:

  • Violating any federal, state, or local laws, facility rules, or convention policies
  • Failure to comply with the instructions of Gary Con staff or security personnel
  • Using anything in a threatening or destructive manner against person or property
  • Endangering the safety of oneself or others
  • Threatening, stealing, cheating or harassing others
  • Sleeping in any of the event spaces
  • Consuming any outside food or beverages in the Gary Con event spaces

 

Purchases and Refunds

All purchases of Gary Con merchandise, including badges and event tickets, are final. No refunds are issued for any reason.

 

Event Cancellations

If an event has been cancelled, please see the Registration Desk for further instructions. If there was an event fee there may be a refund, however the vast majority of events are at no charge.  So we will help identify available alternatives for you using the event listing on tabletop.events.

 

Lost or Misplaced Badges and Event Tickets

We cannot replace lost, stolen, or forgotten badges or event tickets. Such items must be repurchased at full cost. We recommend that you check with the Gary Con Registration Desk to see if your materials have been turned in to Lost & Found. Gary Con (Good Omen Productions) assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, or forgotten materials.

 

Waiver of Liability

The purchase of a Gary Con badge admits one person to all basic activities and exhibits at Gary Con during regularly scheduled hours for the day or days specified on the badge. Some designated activities may require payment of a separate, additional fee. By accepting a badge and in consideration for being admitted to Gary Con, the holder consents to being recorded (by audio and/or visual means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media, including without limitation the Internet, worldwide in perpetuity. The badge holder releases Gary Con (Good Omen Productions) from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right, or any other claim or course of action of any kind; authorizes and permits Gary Con (Good Omen Productions) and its designees, which includes but is not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors, and contractors, to use and authorize the use of his or her name, voice, likeness, and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter known, including without limitation the Internet, for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; and agrees to comply with all the rules and regulations of the convention. Gary Con (Good Omen Productions) reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the convention facilities any person who in its sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which it reasonably considers to be disruptive.

GM “No Show” Policy

We understand that sometimes unforeseen events cause a GM to miss their game and deeply appreciate the hundreds of skilled GMs that run events for everyone’s enjoyment. We want to encourage timely communication and dissuade people from “no showing” the people that signed up to play in there events.  If you as a GM realize that you have an issue that will prevent you from running an event as scheduled, please contact us immediately. Gary Con expects every GM to contact the staff and inform us of a cancellation as soon as they know that they will miss or cancel the event.  For issues prior to the first day of Gary Con, please use, at a minimum,  [email protected] to inform us of the issue.  Once Gary Con has commenced please report the issues to the personnel at convention headquarters in person.

Any GM who, without proper notification, fails to show up for and run 2 or more of their scheduled events may have their current badge revoked and be banned from attending Gary Con in any capacity for a period of no less than one year.  The length of the ban will be determined solely by the Gary Con management. We are compassionate human being and will consider extenuating circumstances presented to us before enforcing a revocation or ban.