Here at KekCon, everybody is welcome and so are their memes. While this is all in good fun we will; to the best of our ability, intend to eliminate inappropriate conduct from the convention.

Memberships (AKA Meme-berships):
*KekCon reserves the right to revoke or suspend memberships and passes. By signing up for a membership you voluntarily agree to any and all rules, guidelines and policies of the event. If an individual breaks the rules of the convention, they may be barred from the convention, either for a certain time period or for the rest of the event or permanently. If an individual breaks the law – city, state or federal – he or she will be arrested. Rules and policies are always subject to change. If you have been accused of harassment and feel that you were treated unfairly you may appeal to the convention council, but that decision will be final.

*You must wear your membership badges at all times to be admitted to any convention function. Wear your badge. Security will be keeping an eye out for them.

Lost your Badge?
*You may speak to registration or appeal to the convention council. We do not refund lost or stolen badges.

Because BYOC is free for all, you also abide by the rules, policies and guidelines in the BYOC. No Exceptions.
BYOC:
https://kekcon.com/index.php/byoc/

*KeKCon does not affiliate with any political groups, ideas, events, organizations, movements, etc. We do NOT condone political discourse. If you feel the need to bring politics, protest, or any other inappropriate behavior we will remove you and if need be press any possible charges. We do not care if you are left or right; this is about gaming.  We created this event strictly to keep politics out of gaming, not the other way around.
*Consent includes photography. You will not take pictures of people, individuals, adults, children, attendees, guests, vendors, etc without their consent. If you are caught doing so we demand that you comply with our requests and also delete the images. If not then you will be removed from the event and any possible charges will be pressed if deemed necessary.

Harassment:
*We do not condone harassment against any participant, for any reason. Harassment includes deliberate intimidation and targeting individuals in a manner that makes them feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or afraid.

*Harassment can include physically or verbally threatening, annoying, unwelcoming attentions, stalking, pushing, shoving or use of physical force; which in any way creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous, as well as any boisterous, lewd or generally offensive behavior or language, using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct, or profanity, obscene gestures or racial, religious or ethnic slurs will be considered harassment.

*Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. We reserve the right to respond to harassment in the manner we deem appropriate, including but not limited to expulsion without refund and referral to the relevant authorities. If you are found abusing this system, lying, attempting to deceive you will be removed from the event and possibly banned.

*This Code of Conduct applies to everyone participating at KekCon – from attendees and exhibitors to BYOC, streamers, speakers, press, volunteers, and security. Everyone. No exceptions.

*Anyone can report harassment. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, you can contact our Security,  go to the registration desk/info booth or the prop check area.

*Convention staff will help participants contact hotel security, local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of KekCon.

*It is very important that if you are being harassed or are in any way endangered, you report it immediately. We cannot address anything that we are not made aware of and we need whatever detail can be provided, such as names, badge numbers or other descriptive information.

*If you feel you have been harassed please find the nearest KekCon volunteer.  They will direct you to the security operation in the venue.

Age:
*If you’re old enough to have a driver’s license, then you can roam the halls of KekCon by yourself. We expect that you behave and follow the convention policies, or suffer the consequences if you are caught. But, children under the age of 16 need to keep a parent (or guardian) nearby at all times.
*Possession of alcoholic beverages by anyone under 21 years of age is grounds for expulsion from the convention without refund.
*Events, videos, and panels that KekCon deems to be of an adult nature require government issued photo identification indicating appropriate age (18+) to enter.

Property, Injuries and Medication:
*KekCon is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged property, or for injuries sustained during the course of the convention. We reserve the right to ask you to leave the convention and refuse to refund your membership money based on your behavior.
*If you have a prescription for the drugs you take, please bring it; if not, leave it at home. Anyone found in possession of controlled substance will be ejected from the convention and given to the custody of the Cobb County Police.

Food/Beverage, and Smoking:
*No smoking. Smoking will only be allowed outdoors as it is illegal to smoke indoors in most places.
*Eating, or drinking is NOT allowed in the Dealer’s Room and Panel Rooms. Although food may be allowed in the main area and gaming hall we are not responsible for any damage that may occur from food/drinks and have the right to remove you if you abuse your privileges and will be held liable for any damage that may occur because of it.
*If you are under 21, it is illegal to consume alcohol in the State of Georgia.
*If you are over 21, be responsible if you consume alcohol: only drink in appropriate places, know your limits, and so on.
*Possession of alcoholic beverages by anyone under 21 years of age is grounds for expulsion from the convention without refund.
*The harassment policies, and all other policies, still apply regardless of how much alcohol you’ve had. If you damage any equipment or be disruptive in any way;  you will be taken to the authorities and criminal charges pressed as well as any other crimes that may have been committed. You will also be held liable for any property damage to either the Convention or the Hotel.

The Convention Venue and Hotel:
*Limit elevator use to their intended function. If traversing only 1 floor (especially 1st to 2nd & vice versa), you are encouraged to use stairs and/or escalators. You may be required to exit the elevator at lobby level; please comply with crew member requests to do so.
*If you’re going to the Sheraton Hotel, Cumberland Mall, or anything else across Cobb Parkway, it is highly advised to use the Skybridge.
*Please put trash in trash receptacles only. (like srsly, do it) Includes but is not limited to: Wrappers, snacks, broken items, general trash and “Your Waifu”
*Please be considerate of those needing special assistance and allow them access to the areas set aside for them.
*Please do not sit in seats or areas marked for their use.
*Please do not run to your seat.
*Please do not sleep in public spaces or function rooms.
*Please do not move any chairs or tables.
*Persons committing theft, shoplifting, larceny, burglary, looting, robbery, counterfeiting, and fraud will be ejected from KekCon and given to the custody of Cobb County Police.
*Persons committing vandalism, graffiti, defacement, destruction of property, and criminal damage will be ejected from KekCon and given to the custody of Cobb County Police.
*Do not drop anything from the balconies of the convention venues; you will be ejected from KekCon, evicted from your hotel room, and face possible criminal charges.
*Please do not abuse the hotel or convention facility. This includes putting signs on walls. Public locations for notices are provided. Do not post flyers, posters, or promotional materials in public spaces or on walls; use designated tables and bulletin boards only. It is against the rules of KekCon and the hotel/venue to place or hand out flyers/cards in our/their space. Flyers/cards on an open table in the convention area will be cleared to a trash receptacle. If you are handing out material in an unauthorized convention area, you will be asked to stop. If it continues, you will be removed from the convention.

Money, Solicitation, etc:
*If you think you can make money doing it at KekCon it’s probably not allowed unless you have written permission from the convention. Sales of merchandise or any other item outside of authorized KekCon venues is prohibited. That is especially true when you’re taking pictures, video or audio recordings at KekCon. Or in other words;

*All KekCon members and attendees at the KekCon Convention are prevented from taking, recording, or creating film, or digital pictures, videos, tapes, sound recordings, or any other visual or auditory recreation of any kind whatsoever, of any KekCon guest, member, volunteer, or employee, or of any KekCon event, including but not limited to the any KekCon forum, seminar, session, dance, or performance, for any commercial use, or for the solicitation of funds for any commercial or other purpose, without the express written permission of KekCon.

*Only our special guests are allowed to sell photographs made at the event.
*Do NOT demand payment, tips or donations when people want to take pictures of you. Period.

Panels and Events:
*Do not Harass the panelists/guests.
*Do not disrupt a panel or event.
*Don’t interrupt other attendees or guests/panelists
*Do not move any chairs or tables.
*Silence or Turn off your cell phone while attending videos, panels, and events.
*Events, videos, and panels that KekCon deems to be of an adult nature require government issued photo identification indicating appropriate age (18+) to enter.
*Announced events and guests are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Every effort will be made to announce any changes via the Internet, pre-convention publications, but sometimes last-minute changes will occur.
*Rooms will be cleared between each panel. As we have limited space, we ask for your cooperation and assistance with the following: Please listen to our volunteers and hotel staff when forming lines (They have done this before and generally have reasons for what they are asking you to do.). “There can be only one” (line) – please do not start your own line for any event or form multiple lines for the same event. Any such lines will not be honored and you will be sent to the back of the official line started by our volunteers. The line for the NEXT panel can start forming only after the line for the CURRENT panel is inside and seated.
**Exception(s) – you may start lining up two hours prior to the FIRST panel of the day or in the unlikely event that the room does not have a current panel, you may start lining up once the last panel to use the room is seated. In either of these cases, we may start seating early, please make sure and check the schedule and updates. Please be considerate of others and do not break in line. If you are pointed out we will send you to the end of the line.

Costumes/Props:
*All individuals will be held to the standards of our Props Policy and Dress Code as published on this site.
*Do NOT demand payment, tips or donations when people want to take pictures of you. Period.
*No nudity. There are public nudity laws in Georgia. Please wear appropriate clothing while at the convention.
*Signs worn or carried on the person are prohibited, except when verifiably part of a costume. This includes but not limited to memes or internet/gaming references.
*KekCon has a clear *no weapons* policy that will be enforced. All weapons must be non-working and peace bonded. No functioning projectile weapons – including but not limited to water pistols, silly-string guns, and ping-pong pistols. Violation of these rules will get you ejected from the event and may be disqualified from the costume contest.
*Bladed weapons must be cased or sheathed at all times. No clowning around or showing off in the common areas. Any weapon used in an offensive manner will be confiscated and will be deemed as harassment. We expect you to use good judgment.
*Real firearms are not allowed at KekCon. This includes those attendees who maintain a Georgia Weapons Carry License or a similar permit from another state. KekCon security, hotel security, and local law enforcement officials will treat anything that looks like a real weapon as a weapon. Attendees who choose to ignore this policy may be asked to leave the convention and will have their membership revoked. Since violators can also be arrested, you should know that KekCon does not post bail. (Sworn law enforcement are excused from this policy.)

Privacy and Cyber Security:

As we are privacy enthusiasts we like to be transparent with how any provided information is used:

THIRD PARTIES:

– Hotel attendee records – Attendees who reserve rooms in the KekCon block are known to the hotel but not to us. KekCon does not seek or receive a list of who is registered under our room block.

– ebay.com/etsy.com/amazon.com – The KekCon store is hosted on eBay, amazon and Etsy. If you purchase something there you will be dealing with their privacy policy.

We will NOT:
*Sell attendee e-mail address to anyone
*Turn over attendee e-mail to anyone without a legal court order
*Turn over attendee snail mail to anyone without a legal court order

You WILL NOT:

*Tamper, or damage convention property or provided equipment (included but not limited to any electronic devices, PC’s/Computers, Laptops, Consoles, Monitors, mobile devices, etc)
*Tamper, or damage other person’s property or equipment (included but not limited to any electronic devices, PC’s/Computers, Laptops, Consoles, Monitors, mobile devices, keyboards/mouses etc)
*Tamper, or damage with the Hotel’s property or equipment (included but not limited to any electronic devices, PC’s/Computers, Laptops, Consoles, Monitors, mobile devices, keyboards/mouses, etc)
*Access user and server data or files, inject malware/spyware, phish, record keystrokes, hijack cookies, implant malicious software, etc. This also includes inserting/connecting an unauthorized device to any device other than your own.
*Basically if its not yours, don’t touch it. If you don’t know the password. Don’t ask for it, don’t crack it.
*If we catch you attempting to tamper or access an unauthorized network or equipment we will ban you and press charges.
*If the hotel catches you attempting to tamper or access an unauthorized network or equipment and they show us who it is we will ban you and press charges.
*If we catch you stealing our equipment, even so much as a cord; we will ban you and if we’re mad enough, you guessed it, press charges.
*If you attack KekCon in any way all bets are off. You will be banned and any criminal activity will be reported.
*YOU WILL NOT commit slander, defamation, libel, vilification, threaten KekCon or anyone participating in KekCon or the venue itself.
A few examples of these would include ,but not limited to: things like false accusations towards the event, accusations of alt-right/neo-nazis/hate group, etc. Or anything else we deem harmful and wrong.  We will not tolerate such false and harmful accusations and you will be punished to the fullest extent of our policies and the law. P.S. That’s also pretty insulting to the minorities on our staff who have been a huge part in putting together this event.
*KekCon does not affiliate with any political groups, ideas, events, organizations, movements, etc. We do NOT condone political discourse. If you feel the need to bring politics, protest, or any other inappropriate behavior we will remove you and if need be press any possible charges. We do not care if you are left or right; this is about gaming.  We created this event strictly to keep politics out of gaming, not the other way around.
*Consent includes photography. You will not take pictures of people, individuals, adults, children, attendees, guests, vendors, etc without their consent. If you are caught doing so we demand that you comply with our requests and delete/properly dispose of the images. If not then you will be removed from the event and any possible charges will be pressed if deemed necessary.

We sure do know that looks like a lot but really think of this as a very detailed disclaimer on how to live peacefully at conventions. Basically if its something bad, don’t do it!

But most of all, enjoy your weekend at KekCon!

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