October 17, 2014

Harrassment Policy

South Jersey Geek Fest has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • stalking
  • intimidation
  • offensive verbal comments
  • physical assault and/or battery
  • harassing or non-consensual photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of Panels, signings, and other events
  • bathroom policing
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome physical attention

in relation to, but not limited to:

  • race
  • color
  • national origin
  • gender
  • gender identity
  • gender presentation
  • sexual orientation
  • age
  • body size
  • disability
  • appearance
  • religion
  • citizenship
  • pregnancy

To report an incident please go to the registration table and ask for Ryan.

If a person engages in harassing behavior, SJ Geek Fest Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from SJGF with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, Fans (Attendees), Speakers, Guests, Professionals, Press, Staff, Volunteers, and Security are all subject to our anti-harassment policy and will be held to the same standards and disciplinary action.

Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact SJGF Volunteer/Staff (black shirt with a big ole’ Question mark).

If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of SJGF.

Remember: Cosplay is not consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another SJGF Fan, Guest or Vendor, always ask first and respect that person’s right to say no. When at SJGF, be respectful, be nice, and be kind to each other.

Geek On!