Pseudo Science Fair - (Year 0.0)

Celebrating the science in fiction – Oct 13-15 2017 – Dayton Convention Center

Guidelines

Code of Conduct

In order to make your convention experience and that of your fellow con-goers a pleasant one, we require everyone to observe the following rules. Persons violating this Code of Conduct may be asked to leave PSF. Please have your Pseudo Science Fair event badge openly displayed on your person at all times while in any of the convention space(s).

 PSF reserves the right to refuse entrance into the events or service to any individual or group at any time.

General Rules

  • Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. If you feel you are being harassed, please contact the Public Safety department or the nearest crew member.

  • All individuals will be held to the standards of our Weapons Policy and Dress Code as published on this site.

  • Fighting, combat, affray, mock combat, horseplay, fist fighting, martial arts sparring or demonstrations, or any other similar behavior will not be tolerated.

  • Disorderly and disruptive behavior such as hollering, cursing around minors, noisemakers, marco-polo, and disrupting foot traffic is prohibited and may result in ejection from PSF.

  • Persons committing theft, shoplifting, larceny, burglary, looting, robbery, counterfeiting and fraud will be ejected from PSF and given to the custody of Dayton Police Department.

  • Persons committing vandalism, graffiti, defacement, destruction of property, and criminal damage will be ejected from PSF and given to the custody of Dayton Police Department

  • 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.

  • Do not drop anything from the balconies of the convention venues; you will be ejected from PSF, evicted from your hotel room, and face possible criminal charges.

  • Sales of merchandise or any other item outside of authorized PSF venues is prohibited.

  • Panhandling, begging, soliciting, busking (street performing), or performing any act in exchange for goods, services, or money is prohibited.

  • Signs worn or carried on the person are prohibited, except when verifiably part of a costume.

  • Do not move any chairs or tables.

  • If you are under 21, it is illegal to consume alcohol in the State of Ohio.

  • If you are over 21, be responsible if you consume alcohol: only drink in appropriate places, know when you’ve had too many, etc.

  • Do not sleep in public spaces or function rooms.

  • Put trash in trash receptacles only.

  • Do not post flyers, posters, or promotional materials in public spaces or on walls; use designated tables and bulletin boards only.

  • Turn off your cell phone while attending videos, panels, and events.

  • Events, videos, and panels that PSF deems to be of an adult nature require government issued photo identification indicating appropriate age (18+) to enter.

  • 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 Dayton Police Department.

Anti-Harassment Policy

  • Pseudo Science Fair is committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all. As such, we ask you to remember that boundaries and comfort levels vary from person to person.

  • Do not assume that a behavior you would find acceptable is therefore acceptable to another person.

  • It is each individual’s responsibility to obtain definitive consent from another person for anything that involves that person. The absence of expressed consent must be treated as refusal.

  • It is likewise every individual’s right to dictate their own boundaries and be respected.

  • PSF will not tolerate harassment, and reserves the right to revoke badge privileges and remove from the premises anyone found to be contributing to an unsafe or hostile convention environment.

  • If you feel that you are unsafe or being harassed, please approach any member of crew for assistance in finding a Public Safety team member or Dayton Police officer. Your safety and comfort are a top priority.

Membership Policies

Badges and wristbands serve as proof of membership for the dates and/or times listed on them. Your membership grants you access to all non-specialty events and function spaces based on availability and convention policies. Specialty events (Steampunk Tea Time, Keynotes from the Future, etc.) may require an additional fee. Badges and wristbands remain the property of Creative Instinct LLC  dba Psuedo Science Fair, and must be surrendered on request by an authorized representative of Pseudo Science Fair(PSF).Please remember that duplicating a membership badge is forgery- a felony in the state of Ohio. If you are caught forging and/or selling forged badges, you will be banned from the convention, and given to the custody of the Dayton Police Department.

Badge checks are performed for entrance to con specific area. Persons without proof of membership found to be loitering in any controlled spaces will be required to buy a membership or asked to leave.