Orycon 43 Code of Conduct
Orycon 43 does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind,
including but not limited to physical assault, battery, deliberate
intimidation, stalking, inappropriate language, inappropriate video,
or unwelcome physical or electronic contact. This policy applies to any
attendee’s interactions with fellow con-goers, program participants,
volunteers and convention committee members, including panel discussions.
Be respectful of and courteous towards others. Attendees are expected to
understand that one needs to ask before touching, using inappropriate
video and/or inappropriate language, and that
“no” means “no.” If someone says “no” or “go away,” an
attendee’s business with that person is done.
Violation of this policy can result in action by the convention committee
ranging from verbal or written warnings to having the violator immediately
removed from the convention, and the decision of the event chair
is final. Action by the convention in no way precludes the injured
individual from pursuing whatever remedies, civil or criminal, they
After the event, OSFCI may take further action, including banning the
violator from further events.
If you feel you are being harassed, please let a member of the Watch
know. If necessary,
please ask a staff member to find one of those people
for you. You will be treated with respect and your concerns will be
taken seriously. All names involved will be kept confidential to the
extent possible, but any accused person has the right to know enough
details to be able to defend himself or herself.
Procedures for Enforcement
The Orycon 43 chair shall be designated as having
the power to remove individuals from the convention.
The Orycon 43 chair shall note any warnings
given in the written security logs for the event.
The Orycon 43 chair is the final authority on any actions, including
the removal of individuals from the convention, during the
event. (The OSCFI Board is only involved with any further actions
taken after the close of the event.)
OSFCI Board of Directors
Copies of the written security logs from the event shall be
forwarded to the OSFCI secretary within two weeks of the end of the
event or prior to the next scheduled meeting of the OSFCI Board of
Directors (whichever comes first). The secretary will forward copies
to corporate counsel.
The OSFCI Board shall be informed of any removal of individuals
from the convention as soon as possible after the close of
The Board shall review any removal of individuals from the
convention and the event security logs at the next regularly scheduled
Board meeting following the event.
The Board may take further action-up to and including a permanent
ban from all future OSFCI events. All such actions will be decided
by a simple majority vote of the full Board.
If the Board does vote to exclude someone from further events, the
minimum length of that ban is one year, dating from the time of the
Anyone who is banned from further events shall be informed of this
ban in writing, and be given the opportunity to appeal the ban at
a following, regularly-scheduled Board meeting.
Board reviews and ban appeals may be heard in closed session, upon
request of either the Board or the person being heard.
Anyone who owes money to OSFCI, or one of its events or
activities, may not attend any other OSFCI event until this debt
is satisfied. This includes (for example) debts to the Susan Petrey
charity auction or an OryCon art show, but does not include private
debts to dealers at an event.