Policies

HARASSMENT POLICY – Virtual Events

Flame Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind

Our mission is to create a fun, safe, welcoming, awesome event where fans of all kinds can come together and celebrate. We want you to not only have the most amazing time ever, but to experience it in an environment where you are safe and accepted even when it’s a virtual event. As fans ourselves, we understand the importance of creating a safe space for everyone who attends a con.

Flame Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Including but not limited to:

    • stalking (including lingering by/following someone through the virtual space)
    • intimidation
    • harassment
    • non-consensual photography or recording
    • sustained disruption of panels, signings, and other events
    • unwelcome attention including, but not limited to:
      • race
      • color
      • national origin
      • gender
      • gender identity
      • gender presentation
      • sexual orientation
      • age
      • body size
      • disability
      • appearance
      • religion
      • citizenship
      • Pregnancy

Be Nice, Be Cool And Respect Each Other

WEAPONS POLICY – Virtual Events

Flame Con is asking you to leave your toy guns at home.

Flame Con kindly asks you that no guns be present on screen while participating in our event

Guns are not accessories that can be flaunted in public without inherently making light of their intended use, while simultaneously making many people deeply uncomfortable. If you brought a toy gun to Flame Con, no matter how unrealistic it might look or feel, you would be asked to check it. So to prevent any concerns for other attendees regarding possible exposure to weapons on screen we ask that they not be part of your online presence at our virtual convention. 

Can you do a successful cosplay of Black Widow or Vash the Stampede without a gun? We think you can! Remember the weapons don’t make the character come to life… You do!

Your cosplay at Flame Con will help our community make a strong, colorful statement against gun violence, and our culture’s toxic love of firearms.

Spread the word! Flame Con will not allow the following items:

  • Any weapon of any kind—bladed or projectile—that looks real.
  • Any kind of gun or simulacrum of a firearm, no matter how fake it looks.

When crafting your props, keep it light and keep it safe. You can do a lot with foam!

At Geeks OUT, we are committed to creating spaces that are safe—both physically and emotionally. 

Join us in making Flame Con a place where we can all enjoy ourselves!