Gen Con 2013: Gen Con, a Show That Cares About Your Experience
This Thursday, Gen Con 2013 kicks off. The show truly is the “best four days in gaming.” Much has been made over recent years over the treatment of individuals at conventions, especially women and women in cosplay. That’s why it’s great to see Gen Con send out the below to those registered to go. Check out the fifth point.
Last Minute Tips for Attending Gen Con
1) Bring your government-issued PHOTO identification. To take advantage of Will Call pick-up, you must have proof of your identity. Don’t forget it!
2) Stay hydrated, sleep, wear sunscreen, and eat regularly. It’s tempting to want to game for eight hours straight with no breaks, but don’t forget to take care of yourself. Also, Indiana can be hot and humid in August, so if you’re enjoying outdoor entertainment remember to protect your skin and drink lots of water. A good night’s rest also will make sure that your Saturday experience is as good as your Thursday.
3) Don’t forget Generic Tickets. Generic tickets can be used to join events that you discover throughout the convention. Also, many attendees will use generic tickets to join previously sold out events that have “no shows.” You can get Generic Tickets here.
4) Keep hall and aisle ways clear. With increasing attendance, it’s important to keep circulation points moving throughout the convention center. If you need to sit or rest, please stay close to the walls and away from entry points.
5) Report suspected abusive behavior. Gen Con has a new Ethics, Conduct, and No Harassment policy for 2013. Please take a look at the Terms of Service, and make sure that you’re aware of the new rules. The team wants to create a safe, fun experience for all attendees.
6) Relax. You’re attending Gen Con to have fun, and there are thousands of people at Gen Con that are trying to make sure that your convention experience is the best that it can be. This is going to be a great show!
This is from the show’s terms of service:
I understand that GEN CON is dedicated to providing a safe, enjoyable, and harassment-free Convention experience for all participants and workers, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or affiliation, and I hereby acknowledge that disruptive behavior, inappropriate and unlawful conduct, and harassment in any form will not be tolerated. I agree to conduct myself, and any minors under my supervision, in a safe, responsible, non-disruptive, and lawful manner while attending the Convention, and understand that violation of Convention policies as determined by GEN CON in its sole discretion, may result in my expulsion from the Convention without refund.
And that is why Gen Con is one of the best and most family friendly shows out there.