Policies

HARASSMENT POLICY

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

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

  • stalking
  • intimidation
  • offensive verbal comments
  • physical assault and/or battery
  • harassing
  • non-consensual photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of panels, signings, and other events
  • bathroom policing
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome physical attention in relation to, but not limited to:
    • race
    • color
    • national origin
    • gender
    • gender identity
    • gender presentation
    • sexual orientation
    • age
    • body size
    • disability
    • appearance
    • religion
    • citizenship
    • pregnancy

Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact one of the Flame Con organizers or volunteers.

Report harassment to Flame Con staff. If a person engages in harassing behavior, Flame Con staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from Flame Con with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, Fans (Attendees), Speakers, Guests, Professionals, Press, Staff, Volunteers, and Security are all subject to our anti-harassment policy and will be held to the same standards and disciplinary action.
If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of the convention.

Remember: Cosplay is not consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another fan, always ask first and respect that person’s right to say no. Be respectful, be nice, be cool and be kind to each other.

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. As fans ourselves, we understand the importance of creating a safe space for everyone who attends a con.

Be Nice, Be Cool And Respect Each Other

WEAPONS POLICY

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

Because guns are not toys. 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 bring a toy gun to Flame Con, no matter how unrealistic it might look or feel, you will be asked to check it.

Can you do a successful cosplay of Black Widow or Vash the Stampede without a gun? We think you can! If your cosplay isn’t quite complete without a gun, we’ll help you adapt to our new policy by providing some creative alternatives to traditional guns that you can pose with. 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 or feels real.
  • Any kind of gun or simulacrum of a firearm, no matter how fake it looks.
  • Any prop that is heavy, hard, or sharp enough to injure a person (Err on the side of caution).

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!