MuseCon exists for the benefit and enjoyment of all convention attendees. You agree to voluntarily abide by these rules of conduct, and you understand that MuseCon, Inc. (MuseCon's parent corporation) is relying on your cooperation, courtesy, and good judgment.
Please note: Any action or behavior that causes excessive discomfort to other attendees, adversely affects MuseCon's relationship with its guests, its venues or the public, breaks any applicable law, code, or regulation, or causes significant disruption to convention operations is strictly forbidden, and may result in MuseCon asking you to leave the convention and possibly asking you not to return in future years.
The following policies are not intended to be an exhaustive list. Please use common sense and good manners.
Please wear your badge. Without it, you will not be allowed into convention events or places like the Hospitality Suite. Please turn in any found badges to Operations or the Registration Desk, and check there if you lose yours. (We may ask for ID - please don't be offended if we don't immediately recognize you.)
In the event of fire, medical emergency, or other critical situation, please call 911; do not wait for convention staff. In the event of fire, if no one has sounded an alarm, you should do so. If possible, also report the incident to Operations, Security, or any convention staffer.
Please supervise (or provide supervision for) your children. Although MuseCon is family-friendly, classes and workshops may include the use of sharp or otherwise dangerous tools and materials, and some activities may not be appropriate for participation by all ages.
Children are not miniature adults, and their behavior can surprise even their parents; please be understanding. Parents and caretakers, please be considerate of the effect of children's behavior on others.
Convention membership does not exempt you from complying with hotel rules.
This is a family-friendly convention; please keep your clothing, costumes, and public behavior within PG standards.
While many items at MuseCon are interactive and meant to be touched/handled, this is not universally the case. Please respect others' possessions - ask before touching, and put it back where you found it.
Don't be a jerk; practice all the good-behavior skills we learned in grade school.
Please remember, anything illegal outside the convention is illegal inside the convention.
The state of Illinois and the City of Itasca are very serious about alcohol laws. Knowingly serving alcohol to anyone under the age of 21 is illegal, and will result in immediate revocation of convention membership and a report to the local authorities. You agree to drink responsibly if you drink at all.
No real or realistic-looking firearms are permitted in convention spaces. All other weapons must be peace-bonded and may not be drawn in public areas. If there is a question on the definition of 'realistic', please contact Operations for a ruling.
Any item used as a weapon, or in a threatening manner, will be treated as a weapon and will be confiscated. In addition, the wielder may be asked to leave the convention.
If you are required to carry a firearm or other weapon by law or employment policy, please contact Operations immediately upon registering at the hotel to present your credentials.
Harassment is generally any behavior that annoys, alarms, or threatens another person or group. This includes (but is not limited to) unwanted physical contact, following someone around in a public area without their consent, or threatening to physically attack someone.
Play nice with others. This includes respecting personal space, both physical and emotional: "No" means No. Don't touch without asking and receiving permission. If you approach someone and they tell you "no" or ask you to leave them alone, your business with them is done. Back off and leave them alone. If you fail to honor their request, they may have a legitimate complaint of harassment.
If you feel you are being harassed, please contact Security or Operations to report the incident. Operations, or any convention staffer, for that matter, will be able to contact the Convention Chair at any time of the day or night. Every report is taken seriously and will be investigated and appropriate action taken. Please remember that we need to know about any incidents during the convention in order to take action.
If you feel that you have been the victim of criminal conduct, please notify the local police immediately and, if necessary, seek medical attention. Please contact Operations, Security, or hotel staff if you need help seeking emergency services.