EUCON strives to create a welcoming, fun, safe, and inclusive environment for everyone.
All EUCON attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, staff, and guests are subject to our code of conduct. Failure to abide by our code of conduct may result in being removed from the convention. Ejection from the convention shall be at EUCON's discretion and without refund. By attending EUCON, you agree to follow and comply with all rules and requests from our staff and all federal, state, and local laws. Decisions and/or interpretation of these rules by EUCON shall be final. All rules and policies are subject to change at any time without notice.
1. NO TOLERANCE FOR HARASSMENT
We enforce a strict no tolerance policy for harassment at EUCON. Anyone engaging in harassing behavior is subject to action deemed appropriate by EUCON staff including and up to expulsion from the EUCON event without refund. We reserve the right to determine what constitutes harassment.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, harassing photography and/or recording, offensive or harassing comments, sexual harassment, disrupting panels or other events, intimidation, hate speech, disorderly behavior, unwelcome sexual attention, stalking, the use of over sexual images on event grounds, unwelcome and/or inappropriate physical contact. The event grounds include the event center, parking lots and other areas surrounding the event.
If you feel you are being harassed, witness harassment, or have other concerns, please contact EUCON staff or a volunteer to assist you. EUCON staff can contact security or law enforcement or otherwise assist you.
EUCON will have uniformed police officers at the event for the safety of everyone.
A weapon is considered anything that could accidentally or purposefully cause injury to another attendee. EUCON asks you to use common sense when bringing any prop weapon to the event. Avoid bringing hard prop weapons to the event and we encourage the use of light materials such as foam, composite, light woods, and cardboard be used for prop weapons.
Functional firearms are not permitted in the event or on event grounds, this includes actual firearms, BB guns, airsoft guns, pellet guns, paintball guns, cap guns, realistic looking firearms that can be confused with actual firearms. All prop, toy, or fake firearms must be clearly marked with a brightly colored safety cap on the barrel.
Functional projectile weapons are not permitted, including slingshots or other sling devices, crossbows, long and short bows, rubber band guns, etc.. Bows and the like are permitted so long as the string is removed so it cannot fire a projectile. Arrows or projectiles are allowed so long as they do not have a sharp tip and/or any sharp tip is removed.
Bladed metal weapons that are sharpened are not permitted including swords, daggers, knives, throwing stars, axes, dirks, katanas, etc.. Blunt weapons are not permitted including hockey sticks, baseball bats, nunchaku, clubs, brass knuckles, slug devices, etc.. Chemical weapons and explosives including fireworks are not permitted. Pepper spray and Taser/Axom electronic control devices are also not permitted.
The use of tobacco products or e-cigarettes is not allowed on event grounds. While Oregon State law has legalized marijuana use for adults 21 years and older, marijuana use on event grounds if prohibited.
All advertising taking place on event grounds must be approved by EUCON. Only approved advertisers will be allowed on site. EUCON reserves the right to regulate any advertising taking place at the event or on event grounds. Advertising/soliciting is allowed only by approved exhibitors or sponsors or those pre-approved by EUCON.
Cosplay is not consent. EUCON has a strict no harassment policy in place and that policy will be enforced. All attendees, whether in costume or not, are expected to treat all cosplayers and costumed attendees with respect. EUCON wants attendees to show their enthusiasm with their awesome costumes! We also want to make sure everyone has fun and is safe.
6. PROP WEAPONS
All costume weapons and props must conform to federal, state and local law. All prop, toy, or fake firearms must be clearly marked with a brightly colored safety cap on the barrel. All prop weapons shall be inspected and peace bonded by EUCON staff and must remain peace bonded during all hours of EUCON.
Metal blade weapons that are sharpened are not permitted. Blunt weapons are not permitted. Chemical weapons and explosives including fireworks are not permitted. Peppery spray and taser weapons are not allowed. Do not brandish weapons or props in a threatening manner.
All prop weapons purchased or won as prizes at the convention must be peace bonded by EUCON staff if they are to be carried during the convention.
EUCON is a family friendly event. Please use common sense and be considerate of other attendees, our guests, and exhibitors. EUCON cannot be held liable for any damage incurred to your costume and you assume all risks, known or unknown, while engaging in cosplay activities.
Paint alone is not a costume. No costume is not a costume. Pasties are not allowed. If your costume is deemed too revealing, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, you’ll be asked to change or cover up. Please make sure your costume is well constructed and you have appropriate undergarments on. Protective footwear is required at all times – this means your footwear must be hard sole and worn for health and safety reasons.
No inappropriate signs, no signs offering services or making requests to be hugged or touched. You’re welcome to politely ask for a hug, but do not hug anyone without their explicit permission. Symbols of hate are not welcome at EUCON.
8. BADGES and WRISTBANDS
All attendees and exhibitors are required to have a wristband or badge openly display for entry to EUCON. All wristbands must be secured to your wrist. You must show your badge or wristband to any EUCON staff member or volunteer requesting to see it. Entry to EUCON is based on capacity and subject to rules and restrictions set by the Fire Marshall. Your purchase, acceptance, and use of any EUCON badge or wristband signifies the following:
A. All EUCON badges and/or wristbands are non-transferable and not redeemable for cash.
B. There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.
C. All EUCON badges and/or wristbands are good only for the date(s) issued.
D. Reproduction of this badge is not permitted.
E. EUCON reserves the right to eject any person or refuse/revoke entry if a person fails to comply with any rule set forth by EUCON, the event venue, or any applicable laws. EUCON reserves the right to eject or refuse/revoke entry to any person should EUCON at its sole discretion determine the person's presence would interfere with or otherwise disrupt the event without refund.
F. Badge holder and/or wristband holder consents to use of their image or likeness by media and by EUCON for any purpose.
G. All badges and wristbands are property of EUCON and unauthorized sale is prohibited.
H. Badge and/or wristband holder assumes all dangers and risks of personal injury, including death, damage to property, theft and all hazards known and unknown related to or arising from in any way to the EUCON event caused by negligence, gross negligence, or otherwise. Badge and/or wristband holder releases EUCON, its company, agents, officers, employees, volunteers, exhibitors, guests and all others from any and all liabilities and claims resulting from risk, danger, damage, death, and all other claims and liabilities.
9. SPECIAL GUESTS
All special guests announced to appear at EUCON are appearing on a tentative basis and all appearances are subject to change due to professional or other commitments. EUCON cannot guarantee an attendee will receive an autograph or photograph from any of our guests, and all autograph and photograph opportunities are offered on a first come, first serve basis – be sure to plan accordingly. Some EUCON guests charge a fee for autographs and/or photographs.
10. PANELS, SPECIAL EVENTS
EUCON cannot guarantee entry to any panel, presentation, or special event. All such events are based on a first come, first serve basis so please plan accordingly. Room capacity for events is subject to rules and restrictions set by the Fire Marshall and/or the venue.
Only service animals that qualify under the ADA are allowed inside the EUCON event. We happily welcome all certified service animals. Owners are responsible for cleaning any mess(es) created by a service animal and the service animal must be house trained. Owners are required to have complete control over their animals at all times. Animals that are out of control and/or disrupting the event will not be permitted to stay.
Please note: These rules are subject to change without notice.