RULES & SAFETY
The Fort Town Steampunk Festival wants everyone to have a fun, enjoyable, and entertaining event, so please follow these sensible guidelines.
- Official badges or wristbands must be worn while at the Festival.
Lost badges and wristbands can only be replaced by returning to the Information Desk for a new one.
- Treat people with respect and dignity; don’t harass anyone.
All attendees, vendors, exhibitors, volunteers, and staff must abide by the Greater Fort Town Area Charity' s Safety Policies & Protocols.
- Present all prop weapons at the Festival Information Desk for approval.
Actual firearms and realistic replica firearms are not permitted.
- If it’s illegal outside of the Festival, it’s illegal inside the Festival.
All of us will abide by municipal, provincial, and federal laws.
- Keep conduct appropriate and considerate.
Be mindful of your surroundings and fellow Festival attendees when in public spaces.
Please note that Swastikas and other Nazi emblems are not permitted at the Festival. If you wish to dress up as a Nazi (whether it’s historical, fetish, or otherwise) then this is not the social gathering for you. We do not want to be associated people dressing as Nazis (or any group that promotes racial superiority), and the Festival will expel anyone who does not follow this rule.
For the safety and courtesy of other attendees, the Fort Town Steampunk Festival reserves the right to refuse entry to the show to anyone deemed by Trustees and/or volunteers to be violation of our Rules & Safety.
Greater Fort Town Area Charity's Safety Policy
The Greater Fort Town Area Charity's trustees, volunteers, and Risk Management Advisory Team want the Fort Town Steampunk Festival to be a safe, enjoyable experience for everyone. To this end, everyone with a Fort Town Steampunk Festival badge or wristband is required to abide by the Greater Fort Town Area Charity's Code of Conduct.
The Greater Fort Town Area Charity has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment. Harassment is generally any behaviour that annoys, alarms, or threatens another person or group of any kind, including but not limited to:
- Offensive verbal comments
- Non-consensual photography/recording
- Unwelcome physical attention
- Physical assault and/or battery
- National Origin
- Gender Identity
- Gender Presentation
- Sexual Orientation
- Body Size
Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the Festival. Exhibitors, entertainers, attendees, guests, professionals, press, trustees, volunteers, and security are all subject to our policy and will be held to the same standards and disciplinary action.
Harassment of convention members online or in electronic venues will be treated as seriously as physical harassment. Making any member of the public feel unwelcome at the Fort Town Steampunk Festival is also considered harassment.
If a person engages in harassing behaviour the Greater Fort Town Area Charity trustees will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from Festival with no refund and may result in expulsion and/or long term suspension of your future eligibility.
Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behaviour has made you uncomfortable you should immediately contact a member of GFTAC trustees, volunteers, and/or email email@example.com.
All Festival volunteers and trustees will be recognized by wearing ORANGE T-Shirt or ORANGE armband.
Include as much detail as you feel comfortable disclosing so we can address the situation immediately. If you are still in the area where the incident took place and it is safe to stay do so and someone will meet you. If necessary we will provide escort, offer a safe place to talk and assist anyone experiencing harassment to make sure they are and feel safe for the entirety of the Festival. We will also contact local law enforcement if it is necessary and stay with you until they arrive.
Town of Prescott Emergencies (Ontario Provincial Police): 911
In all cases where someone has told you or demonstrated that they do not wish to interact with you, do not contact them in any fashion, including through an intermediary, unless and until they approach you of their own initiative. Just as you do not owe anyone your time, your attention, or physical contact, no one owes you theirs.
If you wish to report an incident after the convention, or would like to express your concern about an incident that occurred outside of the Festival involving an attendee, you may email our Risk Management Advisory Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) at anytime.
The Greater Fort Town Area Charity wants everyone at the Fort Town Steampunk Festival to have a fun, enjoyable and entertaining event.