Harassment Policy


Salt Lake Comic Con  is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, fandom, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, political background, body size, race, religion, etc.

We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.  This includes, but is not limited to: physical assault, verbal harassment, sexual harassment, stalking, unwanted physical contact, unwanted advances, or inappropriate photography. (Inappropriate photography is defined as photography where the subject feels they are being stalked, exploited, degraded, or disrespected through being photographed. While it is reasonable that photographers will be photographing costumers and other parts of the convention, should this photography become harassing or sexual in nature, the photographer will be subject to the above harassment policy.)  Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment is defined by the victim. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. If you cannot find a staff, crew, or volunteer member to assist you, please go to the information desks located near registration or near the entrance of the exhibition floor. Please report to us before taking matters into your own hands (such as personally confronting the aggressor or posting on social media).  We have professional security and they are properly equipped for these contingencies.

The individual or group may be:

  1. Warned to cease and desist;

  2. Asked to leave the convention, or;

  3. Banned from the convention for any period of time (without a refund).

Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

5 Responses to “Harassment Policy”

  1. Ronni Sorensen says : Reply

    Love it! Thank you ;-)

  2. Genji says : Reply

    Glad to see this. I would hate not to be able to use the VIP pass I got before co-signing Scalzi’s …. contract? I guess that’s a good word for it even if it’s not formal.

  3. Sebastian says : Reply

    Unless you’re OSC. Then we know what you did last summer.

  4. Andrew says : Reply

    I seriously found this video very helpful and useful. The message was well delivered. The only thing that rubbed me the wrong way was that this was said to be targeted towards males at the beginning of the video. While this behavior is certainly more common in males, I think it would be more fair to just say “people” instead of “males” girls can be “creepers” just as much as a guy can be. Regardless how of uncommon it may happen. Still love this video though. Love it.

  5. Frank says : Reply

    Cool vid!
    As a man, I liked how it addressed the male convention goers because even though there may be one or two lady creepers, the creepers at conventions are caps lock overwhelmingly men.

    Keep up the good work

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