Code of Conduct
Treat everyone with respect and the Aloha spirit.
HawaiiCon recommends that everyone follow the 3-2-1 rule. Every day, aim to get three hours of sleep, 2 solid meals and 1 shower.HawaiiCon has a responsibility to our host hotels. Please behave in a fashion that encourages them to invite us to have our convention with them again in following years.
HawaiiCon is about sharing experiences. Our photo policy is that the only photos of stars can be taken inside the Con rooms and with advance reserved tickets. Using your camera, mobile phone or tablet to photograph anyone outside the convention rooms without permission is grounds for removal from the Con.
Please use the present moment to enjoy your proximity to others instead of documenting the experience for future enjoyment. Professional photographs and videos of the event will be made available.
HawaiiCon invites guests and VIPs from all over the country. They come a long way to present panels, workshops and talk with our attendees. Please treat them with respect so they return for future conventions.
Do not bother the stars. Like wildlife, let the actor/actress approach you. Do not approach them, you will spook them and they will hide in their rooms.
HawaiiCon is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for its members and guests. Harassing, bullying, groping or otherwise bothering others is not tolerated under HawaiiCon’s Convention Guidelines. This includes behavior online. You acknowledge and accept this policy upon purchasing membership.
Harassment is defined as any behavior that annoys, alarms, or threatens another person or group. This includes unwanted physical contact, following someone around a public area without their consent, photographing them without consent, making lewd or sexual remarks or threatening to physically attack someone, verbally harassing (making fun of someone), etc. If you aren’t sure what constitutes harassment, err on the side of caution and restrict your contact.
Remember: “No” means no. “Stop” means stop. “Go away” means go away.
Costuming is not consent.
Harassing members may result in the one of the following consequences:
First Verbal warning
Notice to leave convention space for the remainder of the day without refund,
A removal from HawaiiCon events for the weekend and the next year without refund,
A banning from future HawaiiCon events and removal of membership without refund,
Other consequences could take place.
If you feel you have been harassed please report the matter immediately to one of the convention Officers or Security. Each concern will be addressed on a case by case basis. Please remember that we need to know about any incidents during the convention right away to be able to take immediate action. Please provide any identifying details such as names, badge numbers or other descriptive information. Documentation regarding harassment concerns is maintained. If someone demonstrates a pattern of harassing behavior the consequences of such will become more severe.
If you have been accused of harassment and feel that the Officer or Security staff’s response was unjustified, you may personally appeal to HawaiiCon’s Board of Directors at a general meeting. However, their decision is final.
If you feel that you have been the victim of criminal conduct, please notify the local police immediately and, if necessary, seek medical attention. Contact a HawaiiCon Security staff, HawaiiCon staff, or hotel staff if you need help seeking medical attention.
The host Hotel maintains their own guidelines regarding the behavior of guests in the hotel. Violating their guidelines can result in a banning from the hotel. HawaiiCon honors the requests of the hotel and their security staff to refuse service to anyone the hotel deems a potential threat to the safety of other hotel guests.