Policies

The Policies of Spring Geequinox 2017

General

The The Spring Geequinox is not responsible for any lost, stolen or missing items during the course of the event. There are no refunds on entry fees, and all wristbands are non-transferable. Persons 13 and under must be accompanied by a guardian.

Translation: Be responsible for your stuff, don't try to get sneaky, and if you are under 13 bring an “adult”.

Photography

Photographs and video recordings may be taken during the event, with the expressed permission of the subject. This includes all attendees: patrons, panellists, and volunteers. People violating this policy will be ejected from the event without refund.

Translation: Don't harass or pester con-goers. Sneaking photos or video can get you into trouble.

Commerce

No sales of goods and/or services are permitted in the convention outside of a vendor's table. Any unauthorized persons participating in commerce will be ejected without refund.

Translation: If you did not get a booth at the event you did not contribute to the cost of the venue. Don't be a freeloader.

Intoxicants

Alcohol, tobacco, or illegal substances are expressly forbidden from the venue, this includes e-cigarettes. Likewise, any intoxicated person present at the event will be ejected without refund.

Translation: Do not be drunk or high at the event, and ... smoking is bad for you and those around you.

Safety

The Spring Geequinox will have medical and safety staff present, however it does not accept responsibility for injuries caused by your own horseplay and negligence. Please do not roughhouse or play fight or you may be asked to leave the event with no refund.

Translation: Accidents happen, don't be the cause of them, if you hurt yourself being silly it’s not our fault.

Harassment

The Spring Geequinox is a safe environment, harassment of any kind is not tolerated.

Any act that can be considered verbally or physically abusive is considered grounds for immediate ejection from the event. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Intimidation
  • Insults and threats
  • Racist and Sexist comments
  • Unwarranted or unsolicited physical contact
  • Encouraging any of the above

All volunteer staff are empowered to report harassment and have perpetrators ejected.

Translation: Don't be an ass, if you are making people feel uncomfortable on purpose... you are an ass.

Fragrance/Strong Smells

We do not require a fragrance free environment, however please be considerate of your fellow attendees.

Translation: I think this says it all.

Weapons and Props

Check all weapons and props at the security table at the front of the venue. You may be asked to leave any contraband at the table or take it off sight. Failure to do so will result in your removal from the event until your costume meets our standards. The following items are forbidden:

  • Functional, non-functional or realistic replica firearms
  • Functioning projectile weapons (i.e. nerf, boom co, airsoft)
  • Live steel of any kind
  • Explosives
  • Weapons made of Leather (i.e. whips)
  • Chemical weapons
  • Blunted weapons

Weapons consisting of Foam, Cardboard, Paper Mache, softwoods, and light plastics are permitted.

Weapons may be required to be peace bonded at the discretion of the security table. Security staff of The Spring Geequinox may inspect weapons for safety at any time.

Translation: If you are bringing something that can do physical harm to yourself or another person, even accidentally... reconsider. If you are bringing something that people won't be able to tell apart from a real, deadly weapon... just ... don't. Anything classed as a prohibited item or weapon under Canadian Federal or Provincial law.

Conclusion

Any person or persons found in violation of the Spring Geequinox policies will be ejected without refund.

Translation: If you act like a jerk, we will treat you like one.

*We will not be held responsible for things beyond our control that may interrupt the show,inclement weather, power outage , acts of God... refunds will not be issued under those circumstances. We always endeavour to do our best and provide you with value for your money.