Welcome to BizarroCon!
By registering for the event, you are agreeing to adhere to this policy.
BIZARROCON ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY
BizarroCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or age. We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants in any form.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Verbal comments that can be interpreted as aggression towards or related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or age.
- Deliberate intimidation, stalking or following
- Harassing photography or recording
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events
- Inappropriate physical contact
- Unwelcome sexual attention
- Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior
Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the convention with no refund.
As evidenced by our anti-harassment policy, we at BizarroCon take any type of harassment at conventions seriously. To that end we would like to announce the process for reporting harassment.
All of the BizarroCon staff and volunteers will be identifiable by their specially-marked badges. Each volunteer will be briefed before the con begins on BizarroCon’s anti-harassment policy and on how to handle reporting. If anyone sees or experiences an instance of harassment, they can bring their complaint to a volunteer or event staff.
Additionally, we have created an email address specifically for this issue. That address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone who sees or experiences harassment can, if they aren’t comfortable speaking to someone in person, file their complaint through that email address.
All complaints will be immediately brought to the Convention Chairs. They will then follow-up with any needed communication or investigation.
As said, we take this topic very seriously and want to ensure that everyone who attends BizarroCon has a great time free from any type of harassment.