POLICIES2018-08-13T11:47:57+00:00

POLICIES

Big Easy Con is committed to fostering an atmosphere where fans can count on a safe, inclusive, and rewarding comic-con experience. Big Easy Con is meant to be an inclusive space for fans, with a zero-tolerance policy against harassment, groping, stalking, and inappropriate photography. Gender-based harassment doesn’t have to happen in the workplace to be unacceptable.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to, verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment of any kind is unwelcome at Big Easy Con and will not be tolerated.

We understand that cosplay is a HUGE part of making our con awesome so we want to make sure that everyone has a fun and safe time at the con. Please read this policy and follow the rules! If you violate this policy, you could be asked to leave Big Easy Con without a refund.

Any weapon that could seriously hurt somebody is not allowed. Specifically, but not limited to:

  • Functional firearms – that includes paintball, airsoft, bb guns, cap guns, any gun that shoots a real projectile or causes a real explosion.
  • Realistic firearms – any gun that could be confused for a real gun.  If it looks like a real gun, it cannot come into Big Easy Con. Realistic prop guns with brightly-colored caps are not allowed.
  • Prop weapons made of a hard material such as metalwood, or glass
  • Functional projectile weapons – any weapon (crossbow, slingshot, etc) that discharges a projectile
  • Metal-bladed weapons
  • Whips
  • Explosives
  • Blunt weapons like bats, clubs, or hockey sticks
  • Loud props such as whistles, horns, etc.

Prop weapons are allowed at Big Easy Con, as long as they meet the following criteria; That they are composed of cardboard, foam, something light. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. Prop bows will be allowed providing all arrows have soft tips and will not be shot.

Prop weapons will be allowed into Big Easy Con at the discretion of Big Easy Con staff and uniformed security personnel. Safety is paramount, we will always err on the side of caution. There will be no place to store prohibited weapons on-site. If you have a weapon that is prohibited, you will be escorted from the building and not allowed back in with the weapon.

We love costumes, good guys, bad guys, and everything in between! However, hateful symbols aren’t welcome at Big Easy Con. Historical costumes can be great, but reminders of unspeakable atrocities are not appropriate, ever. This includes any sort of “ironic” or satirical costumes that re-appropriate Nazi paraphernalia or gear. So, please use prudence when deciding on your costume for our event!

Please use common sense! We are trying to create a safe space for everyone.

ALL CREW MUST BE 18 OR OLDER

• We ask that all crew work a minimum of one full 5 or 6 hour shift.

• We prefer all crew work at least 1 Saturday shift. Saturday is our busiest day and we will need all the help we can get, so anyone who is able to work a shift on both Saturday AND either Friday or Sunday will get preference. If you have special scheduling needs, and are only able to work Friday and/or Sunday, please note this on your application.

• All crew must wear their name badge while in the convention center or while working any pre-con events.

• Floor crew are not allowed to carry cameras or take photos while on duty.

• Crew shirts are to be worn during the work shift at all times. They are not to be worn inside the event after your shift ends, but they are yours to keep after the event.

• All crew should wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please refrain from wearing torn or dirty clothing or open-toed shoes. Comfortable walking shoes are best as most crew will be doing a lot of standing and/or walking.

• We ask all crew to act in the best interest of Big Easy Con by respecting attendees, fellow crew, and staff, as well as promoting a safe and healthy environment. Please familiarize yourself with the Anti-Harassment Policy.

• Crew must refrain from any deliberate acts that may create a dangerous or unhealthy situation during the show. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of illegal drugs, consumption of alcoholic beverages and assaulting, threatening or disregarding the safety of an individual. Anyone who might be under the influence or is exhibiting dangerous or risky behavior, will be reported to security immediately.

• Crew are not permitted to use their crew status to promote or conduct personal business. Anyone caught doing so will be escorted off the premises and have their badge revoked.

• The Green Room is OFF LIMITS to all crew. If you are escorting a celebrity guest to the Green Room, your duties end at the door.