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The FanimeCon Attendee Code of Conduct<\/h1>\n

Introduction<\/strong><\/h3>\n

FanimeCon 2021 will be fully virtual. We are committed to providing a safe online environment for all our attendees and staff. The Code of Conduct outlined below details the expected behavior all our attendees and staff must adhere to, as well as general rules for all our Discord servers and chat rooms. The various event rooms may have their own rules in addition to this Code of Conduct. <\/p>\n

By attending any FanimeCon 2021 virtual events, you agree to abide by this Code of Conduct and to cooperate with the FanimeCon event organizers.
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Expected Behaviors<\/strong><\/h3>\n
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  • Please be respectful of all other attendees and staff. Treat others as you would want to be treated.<\/li>\n
  • Please follow the rules of each virtual event space, meeting room, webinar, server room, chat room, and\/or virtual event.<\/li>\n
  • Please cooperate with the event organizers, chat room moderators, guests, and other staff when requested to do so. Please listen to any feedback you receive and reassess your behavior if requested.<\/li>\n
  • Please think before you post and always post within the rules of that chat room. If you have any doubts, please private message a moderator.<\/li>\n
  • Please do not tolerate any messages of discrimination, hate, harassment, or abuse. Speak up against it, private message a moderator to resolve the issue, or join the Convention Operations meeting room and request assistance.<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n

    Chat Room Rules<\/strong><\/h3>\n

    Do not:<\/strong><\/h3>\n
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    • Do not chat or post about drugs or other illegal substances.<\/li>\n
    • Do not reproduce, duplicate, distribute, or re-transmit any FanimeCon virtual event.<\/li>\n
    • Do not repeatedly spam messages in chat.<\/li>\n
    • Do not monopolize the conversation or type lengthy messages. Allow your fellow attendees the chance to respond to any discussion.<\/li>\n
    • Do not solicit, advertise, or conduct any personal business. Promotion of any material not approved by FanimeCon is not allowed. This can include social media, websites, third-party market sites, online businesses, goods and services, etc.<\/li>\n
    • Do not post links that lead to websites that contain obscene, offensive, rude, or sexually explicit material; that contain malware or viruses; that initiate unwanted downloads; or that solicit illegal activities.<\/li>\n
    • Do not post any obscene, offensive, rude, or sexually explicit language. Do not post any pornographic, violent, gory, graphic, or illegal images.<\/li>\n
    • Do not verbally attack, abuse, harass, or threaten anyone\u2019s race, religion, political views, gender, orientation, age, etc. Personal attacks and harassment are not allowed. Bigotry, homophobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice are not allowed.<\/li>\n
    • Do not use inappropriate usernames.<\/li>\n
    • Do not give out your personal information or anyone else\u2019s personal information. This can include social media profiles, emails, cell phone numbers, home phone numbers, home addresses, personal identification, and any other information that can be used to prove a person\u2019s identity.<\/li>\n
    • Do not post anyone\u2019s photos, videos, or chat activity without their express permission.<\/li>\n
    • Do not impersonate an event organizer, chat room moderator, guest, or other FanimeCon staff member.<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n

      Do:<\/strong><\/h3>\n
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      • Do change your username to your First Name and Last Initial or your Fan Name.<\/li>\n
      • Do use clear, concise, and simple English. Other languages, such as Japanese, may be allowed in certain events and chat rooms per their rules. Common abbreviations and slang terms are allowed. Avoid using all caps in your messages.<\/li>\n
      • Do keep conversations in specific chat rooms on-topic.<\/li>\n
      • Do private message a moderator or join the Convention Operations meeting room if you have questions.<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n

        Chat Room Moderators<\/strong><\/h3>\n
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        • Chat room administrators and moderators reserve the right to make judgment calls and may remove messages or attendees from chat rooms at any time for any reason.<\/li>\n
        • Moderators work on behalf of FanimeCon and have chat room privileges to ensure the event is running smoothly and safely.<\/li>\n
        • Moderators may ask you to modify your behavior or provide you with instructions on how to conduct yourself in each chat room.<\/li>\n
        • Moderators will never ask you for your password.<\/li>\n
        • If you are corrected by a moderator, do not argue in the main chat. They may directly message you to resolve the situation and minimize the involvement of other attendees.<\/li>\n
        • Private message a moderator or join the Convention Operations meeting room if you have questions or feedback.<\/li>\n
        • All messages that occur outside of the FanimeCon servers and official social media do not represent the views or opinions of the FanimeCon staff or event. If anyone affiliated with our FanimeCon event produces any inappropriate messages or exhibits any inappropriate behavior, please report them to Convention Operations so that we can take the appropriate disciplinary actions.<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n

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          FanimeCon reserves the right to modify the Code of Conduct at any time.<\/span><\/h1>\n

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          The FanimeCon Props Policy<\/h1>\nFanimeCon reserves the right to modify or update this policy at any time and without prior notice. Your FanimeCon badge means that you agree to comply with this Props Policy. You further understand and agree that, for your own safety and the safety of everyone at FanimeCon, designated staff members have the absolute and immediate discretion and right to inspect your costumes, prop weapons, and any other item you bring to the convention. We may temporarily or permanently remove any attendee\u2019s Peacebonding at our sole and absolute discretion at any time for violating this Props Policy.\n

          Props Policy:<\/h3>\n
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          • Your prop must accompany the costume that you are wearing in order to be Peacebonded.<\/li>\n \t
          • No firearms, airsoft weapons, or replicas of guns. No functional bows and arrows. Any prop guns must look like a prop from 50 feet away. This is for your safety and for the safety of our other members.<\/li>\n \t
          • No live steel. Live steel is defined as swords, knives, or other objects made of metal, which can take an edge. Dull metal weapons are considered live steel, and therefore are not permitted.<\/li>\n \t
          • No metal or wood bats, metal pipes, or long metal chains.<\/li>\n \t
          • Props should not be made of glass or contain glass components. This includes but is not limited to: bottles, glass tubes, solid glass statues, etc<\/li>\n \t
          • Any item that is designed or manufactured with the intent to cause bodily injury or death; any item that is illegal in the state of California; or any other item that appears dangerous or may pose a risk of harm will not be allowed on the premises. This will be up to the sole discretion of qualified FanimeCon staff.<\/li>\n \t
          • Operating a prop to shoot an object of any material is not allowed at FanimeCon and will result in your Peacebond being removed.<\/li>\n<\/ul>\nWe may revoke the Peacebonding at any time at our sole discretion. For example, we will revoke approval if you use or brandish the item in an inappropriate fashion (like play fighting, swinging the weapon around, or if someone is hit intentionally or otherwise). We will also revoke approval if we receive complaints about the way you are using or displaying your prop, or if you tamper with the Peacebonding used to show that your prop has been tagged. If your Peacebonding is revoked, you will need to take the prop off of convention property immediately.\n

            Peacebonded Weapons at the Event:<\/h3>\nYou may display your prop weapons only as costume pieces. Do not swing or brandish your prop weapon in any way that could be considered unsafe or threatening.\n\nYou may pose with a prop weapon in a brandishing manner, so long as no reasonable person would interpret it as anything but a pose for dramatic effect. Fanime staff or FanimeCon management may stop your posed brandishing at their sole discretion.\n\nCurrent US military uniforms, costumes that may be confused with law enforcement, or other emergency response personnel are not permitted at FanimeCon.<\/b>\n

            If You Buy Weapons at the Convention:<\/h3>\n
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            • If you buy a weapon in the Dealer's Hall, It needs to stay taped in its box and taken off convention property as soon as possible. Live steel will not be Peacebonded.<\/li>\n \t
            • If you buy a prop at FanimeCon, you may have it tagged with a Peacebond if it belongs with the cosplay you are currently wearing and follows the props policy. If not, it needs to be removed from the premises and taken to your hotel room, car, or Fan Storage.<\/li>\n<\/ul>\n

              FanimeCon Costume Rules & Limitations<\/h1>\n
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              • All con attendees must wear shoes at all times while in official convention space. This includes, but is not limited to the: Marriott, Hilton, Fairmont, Civic Center, DoubleTree, and Parkside Hall. Even if a character goes barefoot, the cosplayer must wear shoes<\/li>\n \t
              • Costumes and daily wear shall not expose the body in such a way as to be deemed indecent exposure under California and City of San Jose ordinances. Private parts must be covered in an opaque material and not be subject to slippage or gaps. Liquid Latex or other conformal body coatings will be judged on a case by case basis.<\/li>\n \t
              • All costumes worn within the convention center must fit through a standard doorway.<\/li>\n \t
              • No costume may generate odor, smoke, or fog, or have overly bright or flashing lights.<\/li>\n \t
              • All costumes with limited visibility and\/or movement must have <\/span><\/i>a \u201chandler\u201d to assist with crowd navigation and safety. This also applies to costumes with large \u201cwings\u201d or other oversized elements.<\/span><\/li>\n \t
              • No costumes may be realistic depictions of American Law Enforcement or current American Military uniforms, or have the words POLICE, POLICIA, SWAT, FBI, DEA, CIA or any other official Government Agency names or initials on them.<\/u><\/b><\/li>\n \t
              • Official flags shall be respected, and cannot be worn as part of a costume. They must be on a flagpole. Home-made or unofficial flags are exempt from this rule.<\/li>\n<\/ul>"}]}