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Anti-harassment Policy

We are committed to creating a safe, fun, family-friendly environment.

The Huntsville Comics and Pop Culture Expo appeals to a diverse crowd and we want all attendees to have a great time. No one should feel unsafe or belittled. Any panels or events that deal with potentially sensitive subject matter are clearly described to insure only those interested attend. Our anti-harassment policy provides basic guidelines for convention behavior that insure a good time is had by all.

These guidelines can be summarized into a simple request: please respect the feelings and boundaries of others. Celebrate your common fandom interests instead of being divisive.

Your Rights

You have the following rights:

  1. to voice your opinion in a productive way,
  2. to have boundaries for your person and property that should be respected by others, and
  3. to be free from physical, verbal, or sexual harassment.

These rights apply to everyone at the convention, from staff to attendee.

What to do if you are Harassed

Report the incident to the closest convention staff member as soon as possible for investigation and action. If you are unsatisfied with the result, please ask to speak to the convention coordinator, JEREMY LONG, or e-mail him at hsvexpo@gmail.com. Note that we have security personnel on hand to address safety concerns and can call local law enforcement for criminal investigations.

Penalties for Harassment

Harassment is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. We can take any action we deem necessary to stop the harassment. This resolution may range from a simple warning to removal from the convention without reimbursement. Extreme cases may also include criminal charges with local law enforcement.