Terms of Participation

MerMagic has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment or disruptive behavior of any kind at the convention. I have read the Anti-Harassment Policy and agree to abide by this.

By registering for MerMagic Con you will be automatically added to our email list. This list is used solely for sharing event related information as we lead up to the convention. Your information will never be shared with a third party and you can unsubscribe at anytime.

Food items may not be brought into the Freedom Center. Food purchased from the Freedom vending machines is permitted in the Lobby and break-out area only. Water and sports drinks in sealable plastic containers may be brought into the facility. No food is allowed on the 2nd floor.

Any minor, or individual who needs a legal guardian, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is present at all times. Additionally, their waiver must be signed by the parent/legal guardian who understands the risks inherent with participation.

Passes and Participation for Minors

Children 3 and under are admitted FREE with paid adult registration however they must be accounted for by “purchasing” the free Guppy Pass.

Children 4 – 12  are eligible for the Merling Ticket. They may participate in all programming appropriate for their age group when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Please check classes for minimum age requirements on the Course Catalog page. In the event they can not participate, they may observe the classes with the instructor(s) permission and participate in the panels and other activities.

All attendees over 12 years in age must have a full participant pass to swim or attend classes. 

In the event that you purchased tickets for 2021 and could not attend, you will receive corresponding tickets for 2022 regardless of any price increases for the new year. 

In the event that you do not wish to attend the 2022 convention when the dates are announced, you will be issued a full refund for any 2021 tickets, no questions asked. 

MerMagic Con LLP cannot make any refunds for tickets purchased after the 2021 Convention.

I intend to be legally bound and do hereby agree to be legally bound for myself and for all successors in interest I may have, by this Contract, Waiver and Release of Liability, and hereby agree to hold harmless and indemnify MerMagic Con LLP, it’s guest lecturers, as well as any coordinators, officers, members, employees, assistants, volunteers, assigns, or agents of any type whatsoever acting on or in behalf of the aforementioned entities and persons against any claims for damages or other claims for injuries or losses of any kind suffered by me or any others directly or indirectly arising out of any participation, practice, instructions, or other activity related to this program.

I understand that this event involves swimming, aquatic activities and athletic activities for the purpose of cultural heritage and recreation.  I further understand that the instructors are merely teaching techniques. I hereby agree to waive any liability for my actions including, but not limited to: injury to myself or others and/or any property damage(s) resulting from any attempts by me to perform any of the techniques discussed, demonstrated or taught during this event by MerMagic Con LLP, it’s guest lecturers, as well as any coordinators, officers, members, employees, assistants, volunteers, assigns, or agents of any type whatsoever acting on or in behalf of the aforementioned entities and persons, aforementioned agents.

I understand that the nature of these activities may require close and intimate physical contact with other participants and/or instructors. I understand that this physical contact is necessary and inherent in the context and education of the material. I acknowledge and understand that it is my right to decline participation in any event with which I feel uncomfortable or unsafe, that it is my right to vocalize my feelings concerning the training, and that at any time I may choose to immediately cease activity or involvement. I further understand that if I require counsel with one or more of the trainers or other personnel that they are open and approachable. I acknowledge that if I am uncomfortable with any situation or individual that I may immediately state so, and that it is my right to remove myself from the situation immediately and that I am encouraged to do so, and that a agent will be provided with whom I may discuss my concerns in private.

I understand that I may choose not to participate or stop my participation in any of these activities. I further understand that many of the exercises and training methods to be taught will require me to be in good physical condition. I certify that I am physically able to participate in this activity and will further hold MerMagic Con LLP, it’s guest lecturers, as well as any coordinators, officers, members, employees, assistants, volunteers, assigns, or agents of any type whatsoever acting on or in behalf of the aforementioned entities and persons, harmless for any injury sustained in the course of this training due to any physical defect or condition that I may have, whether now known or hereinafter discovered.

I further acknowledge that in consideration for this training, this release shall not expire and shall be considered effective in perpetuity.
I also understand that the instructors will be teaching their respective classes in the safest possible atmosphere, however, as with any athletic activity, I am aware that participating in MerMagic Con LLP can be dangerous, involving the risk of injury, including, but not limited to: bruises, cuts, partial or full paralysis, muscle tears, sprains and strains, broken bones, eye injury, head injuries, drowning, death, and/or other impairments

Consequently, I agree:

To accept any and all risks involved with the activities in which I choose to participate.
To obey the instructors, and their agents to help minimize the risk of injury to myself and others.
That failure on my part to abide by the rules of the individual instructors will jeopardize my eligibility to participate in the event, and that the event coordinators reserve the right to remove me without reimbursement at their discretion if they feel that I am acting in an unsafe, or abusive manner.
I understand that MerMagic Con LLP, it’s guest lecturers, as well as any coordinators, officers, members, employees, assistants, volunteers, assigns, or agents of any type whatsoever acting on or in behalf of the aforementioned entities and persons, do not maintain accident medical insurance for any injuries resulting from this event, including any injuries sustained while en route to or from this event. It is either my responsibility, or my parent companies’ responsibility to provide medical insurance or other financial means of paying for any and all activity-related injuries. I understand that any and all decisions are made in consideration of my personal safety and the safety of others, and that all decisions made by MerMagic Con LLP, it’s guest lecturers, as well as any coordinators, officers, members, employees, assistants, volunteers, assigns, or agents of any type whatsoever acting on or in behalf of the aforementioned entities and persons, are done so irrespective of race, creed, color, nationality, affiliation, gender, or sexual orientation.

For good and valuable consideration, receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, I authorize MerMagic Con LLP, and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors and assigns to make use of my appearance. I agree that you may tape and photograph me, and record my voice, conversation and sounds, including any performance of any musical compositions(s), during and in connection with my appearance and that you shall be the exclusive owner of the results and proceeds of such taping, photography and recording with the right, throughout the world, an unlimited number of times in perpetuity, to copyright, to use and to license others to use, in any manner, all or any portion thereof or of a reproduction. I further agree that you may use and license others to use my name, voice, likeness and any biographical material concerning me which I may provide, in any and all media and in the promotion, advertising, sale and publicizing of products in connection with MerMagic Con LLP  or its affiliated services, throughout the world in all media, and unlimited number of times in perpetuity. I further represent that any statements made by me during my appearance are true, to the best of my knowledge, and that neither they nor my appearance will violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party. I hereby release MerMagic Con LLP and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors and assigns from all liability, claims and obligations to me of any and all nature whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the exercise of the rights granted herein, including, without limitation, from any liability for libel, defamation, personal injury, violation of my rights of privacy, publicity, copyright, trademark or any other personal and/or property rights (“Claims”) and agree that I will not now or in the future assert or maintain any Claims against MerMagic Con LLP and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, successors and assigns.
I hereby waive any right of inspection or approval of my appearance or the uses to which such appearance may be put. I acknowledge that you will rely on this permission potentially, at substantial cost to you and hereby agree not to assert any claim of any nature whatsoever against anyone relating to the exercise of the permissions granted hereunder.

I understand that by attending the convention I agree to abide by all policies. Purchasing tickets is my digital signature and holds the same weight as my written signature.