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EvilleCOn Harassment Policy

Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated at EvilleCon. This policy applies to all attendees, guests, volunteers, security, and staff. EvilleCon expects everyone at the convention to treat each other with respect and to maintain acceptable behavior.Harassment is generally defined as unwanted behavior that creates an intimidating, an offensive, and/or a hostile environment for the person being targeted through physical or psychological means. If you are told that your comments or behavior are unwelcome, stop immediately and cease contact. It doesn’t matter if you don’t think your behavior was harassing; harassment is defined by the victim.

Examples of harassment include, but are not limited to:

  • Making comments about a person’s appearance, sexual and/or vulgar statements, offensive jokes, or anything disparaging a person’s gender, race, religion, sexuality, identity, et cetera.
  • Bullying and discrimination.
  • Whistling, catcalling, and any kind of non-consensual flirting or sexual advances.
  • Following someone or impeding their path.
  • Heckling.
  • Photographing or recording someone without their permission.
  • Exposing oneself or miming sexual acts.
  • Bathroom policing (harassing someone because of the bathroom they feel most comfortable using).
  • Intentionally touching someone without their permission.
  • Repeated communication (e.g. texting, phone calls, or emails) after being told to stop.
  • Any persistent action that creates a hostile environment for the person or persons being targeted.
If a person is in cosplay, that does not give you consent to photograph or touch them without their permission (e.g. Cosplay is NOT Consent).Do not pet, touch, take pictures of, or otherwise interact with service animals without the owner’s permission.Costumes must cover any area usually hidden by a bathing suit (genitalia, buttocks, nipples unless otherwise specified). Flashing/mooning other people is considered harassment and will not be tolerated.Any clothing, signs, props, or other materials containing explicit content must NOT be visible inside convention space.

Reporting

Please report any incidents of harassment as soon as possible. We take all reports very seriously, regardless of who is involved. You can report harassment even if you are not the directly involved, and no retaliation for filing a report will be tolerated.Harassment by any individual (attendees, guests, volunteers, security, or staff) should be reported to Chairs@EvilleCon.com.  During the convention, a phone number will be posted and listed in the program to report all harassment problems.

Consequences

Any violations of this harassment policy will result in immediate penalties dependent upon the severity of the action. Such penalties include:
  • Verbal warning.
  • Confiscation of your badge and ejection from the event with no refunds.
  • Banning from all future events put on by Evansville Anime Convention, Inc..
  • Contacting law enforcement.