Anti-Harassment and Disruptive Behavior Policy

Anti-Harassment and Disruptive Behavior Policy

MerMagic Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment or disruptive behavior of any kind. This includes, but is not limited to: physical or verbal intimidation, offensive verbal comments, physical assault and/or battery, harassing or non-consensual photography or recording, sustained disruption of classes, panels, and other events, bathroom policing, inappropriate physical contact, stalking, and unwelcome physical attention.

This policy is in relation to but not limited to: race or ethnicity, color, national origin, gender, gender identity gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, and citizenship.

If a person engages in harassing or disruptive behavior, MerMagic Con Staff will take immediate action of any form they deem appropriate including expulsion from MerMagic Con with no refund. The venues’ Security Team may also be notified, resulting in expulsion from property and/or arrest.

This policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention, including exhibitors, vendors, attendees, instructors, presenters, panelists, guests, press, staff, and volunteers.

Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact MerMagic Con Staff, a MerMagic Con Volunteer, or a member of the venues’ Security Team. You may also come to the MerMagic Con Registration desk or go to the venues’ front desk.

If necessary, we will contact law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of MerMagic Con.

Remember, Cosplay is not consent. Keep your hands and opinions to yourself. When you’re at MerMagic Con, follow these simple rules: be respectful, be nice, and be kind to each other. But most of all, just don’t be a jerk.