The Rules in a Quick Start Guide:
1. Don’t be a jerk.
2. Sexual harassment in any form is not allowed. Be respectful.
3. Ignoring Rule 1 or 2 (or both) will get you kicked out of the con.
4. No refunds for jerks.
5. Peacebond all weapons. No guns. Period. You will go to jail unless you are a cop.
6. Inside voices for the most part.
7. Sleep in your hotel room only.
8. Play nice. See Rule 1.
9. Be kind to the facility or you will ruin it for everyone else. And we will tell.
10. No recording or taking photos of anyone at GnomeCon and posting them for profit.
11. Why the hell are you smoking? Stop it! No no no!!!
12. Always wear your stinkin’ badges or we will assume you’re not a paid member. Then see Rule #3 and assume Rule #4 will follow.
13. Have fun!
The Rules and General Info and FAQs – The War and Peace Format
No Alcohol/Drugs! – The convention is a family event. Alcohol is not permitted at GnomeCon events. You may go to your hotel pub for a drink.
Sexual Harassment of any kind is not permitted. For the full details of our sexual harassment policy, visit our About Us page . Please be respectful, so everyone can have a good time. Anyone presenting a problem in this regard will be dealt with accordingly, so don’t say you weren’t made aware.
Art Show- We will be hosting an art show, we hope you will all take a look at our artists and gallery. Please be mindful of museum rules, i.e. not touching or photographing the art. If you are interested in purchasing a work of art, see the art show desk for more details.
Attendance Behavior – We reserve the right to ask you to leave the convention and refuse to refund your registration money if you are misbehaving. This includes disobeying the rules, being disrespectful to other attendees, venue staff or other venue guests. If you’re aiming to misbehave get some sleep and a shower, then rejoin our civilized geek society.
Badges – All badges will be available for pick-up at the registration desk. Please see our membership page for current prices. You must wear your name badge at all times to be admitted to any convention function in the convention area. Please wear it in a visible area on your person. All visitors found without a badge will be dealt with by convention security. Badges can be picked up at Registration upon entering the convention.
Children- We are a family friendly convention. Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Teens are encouraged to attend, adult badges are required for them. Please see the schedule for age ratings. Most R rated events will be scheduled for the evening slots.
Costumes – We encourage our attendees to show off their costumes, however, costumes need to be family appropriate. Wear your costume at anytime. We encourage other attendees to be respectful of all costumed attendees. Drooling and leering could result in offending our Klingon security team.
Demos – We have invited various sponsors to demo games. You may sign up for demos at the beginning of the con. There will also be ‘demo’ games run by game masters to show new players a game. We encourage new players to try a demo before tournament play, unless tourney guidelines include inexperienced players. If you need a demo of a game ask a con host.
Event Behavior- We will be hosting geek related entertainment events, such as music, performance, comedy, video showings and game shows. When attending any panel, event or show, BE respectful of the performers and the audience around you. All hecklers will be ejected with no refund.
Event Cancellation – Things happen, so announced events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. Every effort will be made to announce any changes via the Internet, our pre-convention publications and onsite at registration. Cancellation of events are unfortunate but can occur.
Food – You may buy food and drinks at the snack machines in the lobby. You are welcome to bring food and drinks into the venue. If you have food delivered, you must be present at the Registration Desk to pick up your food.
Game Library – Our Board Games Library offers many board game titles. Any registered attendee of GnomeCon may check them out free of charge. The library will be in the Game room. These games should be put back the way they came out of the box, and should never leave the Game room area.
Hotel – We encourage you to get a hotel room nearby, we like to support our local business. NO CAMPING IN THE HALLS OR LOBBY! If you are found sleeping in the public areas, you will be asked to go to your hotel room. If you do not have a room, hotel or venue security will be forced to ask you to leave. Please do not abuse our hotels or convention facilities, including putting signs on walls. If you want to post an event please report to the registration office or events office for permission.
Hotel Room Rates – Hotel rooms are available at a discount rate if you book early. Please mention GnomeCon when booking your room by phone to receive the discount price. There is also a code for online hotel registration.
Injuries – All injuries must be reported to GnomeCon Staff immediately. While GnomeCon is not liable for injuries, we want to help you and properly report injuries to the venue.
Lost and Found – Lost items may be found at the Registration area during the convention. GnomeCon is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property, or for injuries sustained during the course of the convention.
Open Gaming – We have space dedicated for open gaming. Bring your own games or check games out of our game library.
Smoking – GnomeCon’s facilities are a non-smoking environment and smoking and electronic cigarettes are allowed only in designated areas, per venue rules.
Tournaments – We ask that if you play in tournaments, you mind the experience requirements. Most tournaments ask for experienced players. Demos will also be available.
Weapon Policy – Please peacebond all weapons and abide by our weapons policy: No guns are allowed.
Werewolf – We will have a Werewolf game in the late hours, until closing.
Vendors – We will have vendors on site. We think our vendors are great! We hope you peruse and purchase from our vendors. Please respect our vendors and do not steal the merchandise. Theft will result in both Klingon security and police involvement.