Rules and Terms

We believe People + Games = Better Communities, Families, and Relationships.

The most important rule of FallCon is to have fun! That said, we do have a few policies that help make the Con a safe & enjoyable space for all gamers. If you witness unacceptable conduct, ask the offender to stop and/or notify Organizers (wearing a yellow lanyard or a hat with a colourful feather), immediately.

By agreeing to join our Convention as a participant, you are agreeing to the guidelines below.

Conduct

Respect – Don’t harass other attendees. If you’re being harassed by someone, please ask them to stop or let one of the Organizing Committee know immediately and we will handle it. FallCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free convention experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, political views, technology choices or religious beliefs. We do not tolerate harassment of convention participants in any form. See our full anti-harassment policy below.

Sportsmanship – Don’t be a jerk.

Cosplay - Feel free to cosplay while gaming, as long as your badge remains visible while seated and you have no weapons (real or facsimile).

Photos and Videos - The FallCon Gaming Society will have photographers and videographers on location during the convention. They are identifiable by a white lanyard. Your registration for FallCon constitutes your consent to have your photo and/or video taken during the convention. Any such images are property of the FallCon Gaming Society and may be used for future promotional and/or marketing material at the Society’s discretion, without compensation or notification.

Goods

Lost Items / Theft – FallCon is not responsible for any lost or stolen property, but we do have a lost and found at the registration desk.

Games - FallCon Library games cannot be taken outside of the Gym. Ask before opening or using any game other than your own. Return any loose parts to the Library so they can be reunited with their games.

​Substances and Furry Companions

Food and Beverages – Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted in the gaming area; please protect the games, and dispose of garbage promptly. Neither alcohol nor any illicit substance is permitted.

Smoking – In accordance with SAIT Policy and Local Laws, there is no smoking in the Gym, the Theatre or the Convention rooms. Designated smoking areas outside the building are marked.

Pets - No pets are permitted in the Convention.

Service Animals - FallCon fully complies with the venue's policies on service animals. For more information, please see SAIT's Animals on Campus Procedure HS.1.5.1 (pdf).

Admission Terms

Badges – Admissions are one price for each day or for the weekend, regardless of how many hours or which events are attended. Badges are not transferable once checked-in.

Children – All attendees must have a valid FallCon badge. Badges for attendees 12 and under are free, but they must be accompanied by an adult.

Badges and Lanyards – No swapping / lending of badges or lanyards is permitted. Badges should always be visible when seated. Lanyards are colour coded to identify roles, so please continue to use the colour we gave you at registration.

Payment – All badges are listed and charged in US dollars; only cash on-site purchases will be in Canadian funds. The specialised convention software we use integrates registration, hosted games, and the library but is not yet able to support billing in Canadian funds.

Refunds / Substitutions – You can receive a full refund by requesting one through TableTopEvents. Refunds are available until the badge file is sent to the printer, about one week before the convention. Before entry to the convention, the name on any unused badge may be substituted at the registration desk.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Respect your fellow gamers, our volunteers and vendors!

  • Harassment is not tolerated. This includes but is not limited to:
    • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion or technology choices;
    • sexual images in public spaces;
    • deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following;
    • photography and recording without consent, or the manipulation of photographs or recordings made with the intention to offend, intimidate, embarrass or demean
    • inappropriate physical contact or unwelcome sexual attention,
    • sustained disruption of events
  • If you feel harassed, you may inform the offender that you would like the harassing behavior to stop immediately. If you are not comfortable doing this, you may contact a FallCon organizer who will address the concern. Likewise, if you feel that someone else is being harassed, you may inform the offender or notify a FallCon organizer who will address the concern.
  • If you are asked to stop behaving in a way that is interpreted as harassment, you are expected to stop, immediately. Arguing about the situation or trying to convince someone that your behavior is not harassment is not acceptable. Just stop. You may not feel that your behavior is harassment, but the behavior should stop anyway.
  • If anyone engages in harassing behavior, FallCon organizers may take any action they, in their sole discretion, deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion with no refund.
  • FallCon Organizers will be happy to help participants contact SAIT security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention. We value your attendance.

Guidelines for good conduct:

For clarity and for everyone’s comfort, you should always...

  • Be sure you have a person’s consent before you photograph or record them.
  • Be respectful of other people’s personal space and physical comfort. This includes ensuring you have their consent to embrace them.
  • Be respectful in all forums and discussions, but particularly those that may relate to issues of discrimination or representation. It is your responsibility to participate in such things in a respectful manner and be considerate of all attendees.

Credit: Thanks to the following for well crafted statements on their website, from which we have liberally borrowed: Origins, SUSD Convention, Geekway to the West, OraCon.