Convention Harassment Policies

Conventions listed here are rated on various criteria that we look for in a quality harassment policy. If you're thinking of attending a convention, you can check out its "report card" to see how they stack up. Disappointed in their score? You can contact them—or ask us to—and request they add to their policy. If you run a convention and you've changed your policy to make it better, let us know and we'll update accordingly!

If you run a convention and you're looking to see a sample harassment policy, we've put one together here. We also have a pamphlet on what constitutes a good policy and how to contact conventions to ask them to improve it that can be downloaded here.

Criteria:

For starters, do they even have a policy? You would assume all conventions do at this point, but there are still some that do not have a policy posted on their website. Every convention should have this on their webpage—no exceptions. Such a policy needs to explicitly mention harassment; it's not enough to just say "if it's illegal, don't do it." Some conventions will have paragraph after paragraph about prop and weapon guidelines, but a code of conduct that consists of little more than "be nice and don't ruin other people's experience."

If they do have a policy listed on their site, is it easy to find? The policy should be either directly linked on the home page or found in a place that intuitively makes sense, such as under general policies, event information, or FAQs. It should not be only in an "attendees" section, or labeled as "attendee rules." This implies that staff, vendors, and volunteers don't have to comply with it. It shouldn't take more than three (3) mouse clicks to get there. If someone is being harassed, they don't have time to waste clicking all over a page trying to locate information they need.

Does the policy actually define harassment? Does it list examples of behaviors that are unacceptable, while specifying that such a list is not all-inclusive? Simply saying, "Cosplay is NOT Consent" is not enough; the term is too vague and fails to cover attendees who may not be in cosplay.

Does the policy explain what the consequences of harassment will be? Often policies just assure you that staff will "deal with" a situation. Good policies should clearly list possible consequences, such as confiscation of a badge, removal from the event, and/or being banned from any future events.

Does the policy explain what to do if con staff are the ones engaging in harassment? Nobody wants to believe someone in their organization could do such a thing, but just pretending like it won't happen isn't a solution. The policy needs to indicate to attendees who they can contact if they have a conflict with staff—hotel staff, outside security, etc. A policy that just says "call the police" isn't acceptable. Not every case of harassment needs police intervention, and people may be too frightened to call law enforcement.

Is there a contact listed so people know who to reach out to if they are harassed? A policy that says "find staff" is not acceptable. What do attendees do if a staff member isn't close by? What about people with mobility issues who may not be able to easily reach ConOps? There should be a phone number or email listed in the policy—and preferably on every badge and posted throughout the venue—so attendees can use their phone to reach someone for help.

If you know of a convention that needs to be added to the list or have updated your own convention's policy, you can fill out the form here. If you find any broken links or have any questions about this page, please contact Fractali at admin@cosplayer-ssn.org. This is a perpetual work in progress!


A means they meet the criterion.
A means they have partially met the criterion.
A means they fail the criterion.

Even if a convention has a , there may still be room for improvement. For example, a convention may get a for having a policy, but if they have a for the rest of the categories, that indicates their policy is not sufficient.

Last updated: 12.22.2021 - Existing United States policies are up to date. Please stay tuned for extensive updates in the start of 2022.


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Traveling Conventions

Cruise conventions are listed under the state from which they are departing.

Of 241 conventions reviewed for the United States as of 12.22.2021, only 27 meet all the criteria - Anime Boston, Anime Crossroads, Anime CTX, Anime North Texas, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Arizona Game Fair, Aselia Con, Colorado Anime Fest, Con Nichiwa, CONvergence, Eville-Con, Fan X Salt Lake Comic Con, Hazardcon, Itty Bitty Fur Con, Kikoricon, KuroNekoCon*, Long Island Doctor Who LumiCon Nan Desu Kan, Nomikai Dallas*, Ohayocon, RamenCon, Sabakucon, Saboten Con, Shikkaricon, Snow Fest, and Tekko.


Alabama (8)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
A.g.S Con*
Alabama Comic Convention
Campicon*
Hamacon*
Kami-Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Mobile Bay Anime Festival
Mobile Comic Con / MobiCon*
NuCon*

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Hamacon's statement that they have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment is easily missed; it's a few sentences under the heading of "Service Animals." They do state that their harassment policy applies to their staff as well as other attendees, but do not give information on what to do if a staff member is an offender.

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Alaska (4)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Alaska ComiCon*
Arctic Comic Con
Taikai Convention*
Senshi Con

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Arizona (16)

A guide to some of Arizona's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Arizona Game Fair
Arizona Matsuri
CanterCon
Con Nichiwa
Fandomania
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Game On Expo
Itty Bitty Fur Con
Kikoricon
LepreCon
Painted Desert Fur Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Phoenix Fan Fusion
Sabakucon
Saboten Con
Taiyou Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention
Zap Con

Note: Fandomania is sponsored by Chick-fil-A.

Note: Taiyou Con has an email contact listed, but it is labeled as being for "questions." It is unclear if reports of harassment can be sent to the address.

Note: Wild Wild West Steampunk Convention's consequences are too vague to qualify fully: "resolution at the discretion of WWWC Security or designee therein."

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Arkansas (7)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Arkansas Anime Festival
Arkansas Comic Con
Arkansas HorrorFest*
Not Just Another Comic Con
NWA Comic Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Spa-Con
Texark-anime*

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Arkansas HorrorFest has a presence on Facebook, but its website appears to be disconnected. It was not previously rated and cannot be truly evaluated unless or until its website is fixed.

Note: Not Just Another Comic Con's policy is barely more than "cosplay is not consent."" It lists consequences for "any conduct or action which creates an offensive or hostile environment is prohibited and will be grounds for immediate ejection," which may or may not apply to harassment.

Note: Spa-Con's policy is a linked PDF as well as linked to a page titled "cosplay is not consent." This may not be intuitive.

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California (19)

A guide to some of California's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Ani-Me Con
Anime Conji*
Anime Expo
ANIME Impulse
Anime Los Angeles
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Pasadena
Big Adventure Fest*
Crunchyroll Expo
East Bay Comic Con
FanimeCon
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Gallifrey One
Kin-Yoobi Con*
Long Beach Comic Expo
Ronin Expo
SacAnime
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
San Francisco Comic Con*
Silicon Valley Comic Con
Stockton-Con
Titan Con*

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Ani-Me Con's policies can only be found by navigating to the "Register"/Registration page.

Note: Anime Expo has a code of conduct that does not specifically mention harassment.

Note: Anime Los Angeles's policy can be found by scrolling all the way to the bottom of the home page. It would be better if they were linked in the header as well. In addition, they could elaborate more on the definition of harassment and their consequences.

Note: Fanimecon's website currently lists consequences for their online convention only. Badges also list an emergency contact phone number, but we only know this from having attended in person and it is not apparent on their website.

Note: Gallifrey One lists an after-hours hotline for emergencies that could potentially include harassment, but it does not make that explicit.

Note: Long Beach Comic Expo's policy lists only one consequence for violations of their policy, which is possible ejection without refund, which doesn't address minor violations which may be better dealt with via warnings.

Note: SacAnime's con policy page doesn't mention harassment by name and basically just says don't do illegal or "clearly problematic" things.

Note: San Francisco Comic Con's harassment policy is found under FAQ > Cosplay, which isn't intuitive and implies it only applies to cosplayers. The written policy could also be clearly about consequences.

Note: Silicon Valley Comic Con's list of "consequences" simply says you may be expelled or arrested; there may be other offenses which warrant lesser consequences.

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Colorado (3)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Colorado Anime Fest
Galaxy Fest*
Nan Desu Kan

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Connecticut (3)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Camp Anime*
Connecticon
Lock City Anime & Comic Con

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Connecticon does not have an explicit harassment policy, only a section called "Ejection from the Convention," which simply lists sexual harassment or assault as activities that will result in that particular consequence. However, they do have a Harassment Response Team. It is listed under "Venue and Parking Info" as "HRT Hotline," which is not intuitive to those who do not know what "HRT" stands for in this context.

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Delaware (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Dover Comic Con

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District of Columbia (3)

A guide to some of DC's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime USA
Awesome Con
Otakon

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Florida (17)

A guide to some of Florida's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Festival Orlando
Anime Iwai
CBC Comic Book and Toy Show
Emerald Coast Con
Florida Supercon
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Holiday Matsuri
Kaijucon*
LumiCon
MEGACON
Metro Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
NotCon at Sea*
OUT Con*
Pensacola Comic Con*
Sakura-Natsu-Con*
Shado-Con*
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
SWFL SpaceCon
Wasabi-con

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Anime Festival Orlando's policy is "report incidents of harassment."

Note: The contact for Florida Supercon is dependent upon their app being installed on your phone.

Note: To find Holiday Matsuri's harassment policy, go to Information > Photography. They also have its harassment section separate from its "Cosplay is NOT Consent" section, with the latter focusing on obtaining consent for photographs.

Note: MEGACON's "contact" is an incident report form rather than an immediate contact, but it is linked prominently. It is for multiple conventions and suggests that you go to staff onsite first.

Note: To find Metro Con's harassment policy, you need to click on Info > Policies/FAQ, then either scroll or click the Policies tab, then expand the Harassment section. To find their stance on staff, you must expand the section for "The Appeal Process with Staff." The language is dubious as to whether you will truly be heard if you complain about a staff member being the problem and explicitly mentions "hearing out both sides."

Note: Wasabicon has a clause in their harassment policy stating that they are "not responsible for solving any interpersonal problems" between attendees. The fact that this was included in the harassment section is a little troubling.

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Georgia (2)

A guide to some of Georgia's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Weekend Atlanta
MomoCon

Note: MomoCon defines harassment through examples, not a specific definition.

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Hawaii (3)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Amazing Comic Con Aloha
Comic Con Honolulu*
Kawaii Kon

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Idaho (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Oasis

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Illinois (7)

A guide to some of Illinois's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Central
Anime Midwest
Anime Senpai
Anime-ZAP!
Chicago Pop Culture Con*
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Chicago TARDIS
Con Alt Delete

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Anime Midwest's policy is basically just "be nice" and "don't break laws." It is a Ryan Køpf con.

Note: Con Alt Delete & Anime-ZAP! are Ryan Køpf cons.

Note: Chicago TARDIS mentions that if you have an issue with a staff member, use the contact info at the bottom of their policy page. However, it does not specify that the contact it will go to is their security team, which could be an issue if the person you're having a problem with is working security.

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Indiana (5)

A guide to some of Indiana's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Amaicon*
Anime Cross-roads
Eville-Con
Indy PopCon
RamenCon

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: RamenCon's policy provides information about what to do if a staffer is the problem, but the solution is to contact the con chair, who may or may not be held accountable for their own actions. While we are not implying they would be or are a harasser/offender, it could be an issue in the future, particularly if the convention should change hands.

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Iowa (3)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime-Iowa
Anime-zing!
NerdFest

Note: Anime-zing!'s policy is basically just "be nice" and "don't break laws." It is a Ryan Køpf con.

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Kansas (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Festival Wichita
Naka Kon

Note: Naka Kon's hotline is anonymous, so presumably this could be the solution if a staffer is the problem. However, it is not explicit.

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Kentucky (3)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Fandom Fest*
Kentokyocon*
OMG!Con

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Louisiana (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Mecha-Con*
SBC Anime Festival

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Maine (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
AniMaine*
PortCon-Maine

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: PortConMaine has a phone number listed that can be texted but it's not in the harassment policy, it's on the "general rules and policies" page.

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Maryland (5)

A guide to some of Maryland's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Alien Con*
Baltimore Comic Con
Farpoint
Katsucon
Southern Maryland Comic Con
Super MAGfest

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: AlienCon's code of conduct states that it applies to all individuals, including staff, but doesn't specify to whom you should go to if your issue is with staff. Currently, the website's link to the code of conduct does not function.

Note: Katsucon's harassment policy is not linked to their current website. You can only find it at https://new.katsucon.org/faqs/attendee-policies/ and there is no guarantee that it is accurate for this year, so we cannot accurately rate it. Previously, part of Katsucon's harassment policy is found in their announcement that 2019 will be a closed event—namely that any reports of assault will automatically trigger a call to law enforcement, regardless of the wishes of the victim. Their policy also stated that it applies to staff, but gives no indication what to do if that is the issue.

Note: Super MAGfest's policy requires a restraining order against someone to be provided to the convention prior to the event "so that [they] may prevent the other person from registering and attending." While this covers them legally, it does not account for how difficult it is for an individual to obtain a protection/restraining order, particularly if the relationship between the individuals was not romantic.

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Massachusetts (4)

A guide to some of Massachusetts's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Boston
Another Anime Con
Arisia
Super Mega Fest
PAX East

Note: Another Anime Con's code of conduct specifically mentions and prohibits "glomping," but there is no harassment policy in sight.

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Michigan (3)

A guide to some of Michigan's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Doki-dokon
Jafax
Youmacon

Note: Jafax's policy is in small print at the bottom of the website, which might not be intuitive for some. The only consequence we see listed is the "right to revoke badge," which is not quite specific enough.

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Minnesota (4)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Ani-Minneapolis
Console Room
CONvergence
Meta Con

Note: AniMinneapolis has a conduct policy, but it is very vague and does not use the word "harassment" at any point. It is a Ryan Køpf con.

Note: Console Room's policy has some issues; it states that they won't ban an individual from attending the convention if they've only made a credible threat against you. They would have to threaten the convention. They also state that "settling interpersonal disputes lies solely with the individuals involved" which sounds dismissive of harassment.

Note: Meta Con is a Ryan Køpf con.

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Mississippi (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Mississ-ippi Comic Con

Mississippi Comic Con's policy is basically "be nice."

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Missouri (4)

A guide to some of Missouri's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime St. Louis
Cave Con Springfield*
Cosplacon
Planet Comicon

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Montana (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous
Ookii-Sora Con

Note: Ookii-Sora Con's policy heavily emphasizes that harassment and assault are crimes and urges you to report to the police specifically. This is not always the best course of action for survivors/targets.

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Nebraska (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Nebraskon
Kanpai!Con

Note: Kanpai!Con is a Ryan Køpf con.

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Nevada (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Shine Con
SNAFU Con

Note: SNAFU Con states that you can email HR about staff members being the problem, however, it is listed under "Staff/Volunteer Complaints and Appeals" and the email address itself is broken out into plain text as opposed to appearing as a link. However, this portion of their policy seems to be rather dismissive of anyone trying to report a staff member.

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New Hampshire (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Granite State Con
Southern New Hampshire Comic Bash*

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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New Jersey (3)

A guide to some of New Jersey's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
AnimeNEXT
Derpycon
J1-Con

Note: AnimeNEXT's "policy" is one mention of harassment located under Dress Code > General, which is not intuitive to find.

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New Mexico (4)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Albuquerque Comic Con
Duke City Comic Con*
Indig-enous Comic Con*
Santa Fe Comic Con

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Duke City Comic Con's policy is little more than "Cosplay is Not Consent" and is found under the cosplay section, lumped in with other cosplay rules.

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New York (12)

A guide to some of New York's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Albacon
AniBash
Anime NYC
Borough-Con*
Fandemicon
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Fanfaire
Fan World*
Liberty City Anime Con
Long Island Doctor Who
New York Comic Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Snow Fest
Tora Con

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: New York Comic Con has an app that you can use to report harassment, which is a good step, but a number or email should also be available for those who can't get the app to work on their phones.

Note: Tora-Con has a brief harassment blurb on their policies page, as well as linking to Rochester Institute of Technology's harassment policy. This may be confusing for attendees who do not go to the school.

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North Carolina (6)

A guide to some of North Carolina's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Animazement
Asheville Anime Regional Convention*
Cosplay America
Gamga Con*
Raleigh Supercon
Queen City Anime Convention

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: "Harassing behavior" is mentioned once in Raleigh Supercon's statement, however, it's under the "Accessibility" section, which is not intuitive.

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North Dakota (1)

A guide to some of North Dakota's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
CoreCon

Note: CoreCon's policy includes that its staff will will "legitimize complaints," which is not at all trauma informed. CoreCon has an additional "Ask for Angela" policy as a discreet means to request help in an uncomfortable situation, but it does not compensate for the fact that there is no contact listed.

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Ohio (7)

A guide to some of Ohio's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Ohio
Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
Karasucon*
Ohayocon
Matsuricon
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Put-in-Play Con*
Zipcon

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Put-in-Play Con is linked to a new website, but it does not appear to be active since 2018.

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Oklahoma (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Izumi-con
Tokyo in Tulsa

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Oregon (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Kumori-con
Rose City Comic Con

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Pennsylvania (10)

A guide to some of Pennsylvania's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
GaoKon*
Hazard Con
Ice Wars Comic Con
SaikouCon*
Shikkaricon
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Setsucon
RetroCon
Tekko
Thy Geekdom Con
Yushi-Con*>

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: SaikouCon's code of conduct stated twice that complaints of harassment may be just an "innocent misunderstanding" and people may act with "no malice intended," which makes it sound as if they are biased to believe such complaints are no big deal.

Note: Setsucon's policy is simply "if it's illegal, don't do it."

Note: Thy Geekdom Con's policy says if you are harassing someone, you "may" be asked to leave. No other information on consequences.

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Rhode Island (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Rhode Island Comic Con

Note: Rhode Island Comic Con's policy is under Cosplay > Policies, instead of in a general area that indicates they apply to all attendees.

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South Carolina (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Banzai-con

Note: Banzaicon's policy specifically mentions "glomping." However, it states that behavioral policy is "subject to perspective," which implies a "both sides" approach. That is not trauma informed.

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South Dakota (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
SoDak Con*
SiouxperCon

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: SoDak Con's general rules page is easy to find, but it does not mention harassment specifically; it only warns you to be courteous and not break the law. It does state that it has a two-strike policy, but it's vague on what a strike could be.

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Tennessee (4)

A guide to some of Tennessee's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Blues Con
Conapalooza*
JABEcon!*
Yamacon

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Texas (26)

A guide to some of Texas's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
AggieCon*
A-Kon
Ama-Con
Animania Wichita Falls
Anime Austin
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
AnimeCTX
Anime Dallas
Anime Fest
Anime North Texas
Anime Sekai
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
ArlingCon*
Aselia Con
Comicpalooza
Con-munnity Festival*
Delta H Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Dreamcon
Fan Expo Dallas
IKKiCON
Magical Girl Day
Nomikai Dallas*
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Okashi-con
Oni-Con
Realms Con*
San Japan
Shoudakucon*
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Texas Anime and Gaming Expo

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Ama-con's singular mention of harassment is only accessible via PDF document.

Note: Anime Austin's website does not allow you to explore unless you click "contact" on their COVID disclaimer. From there, you can click on other pages, but you have to click through to that page first.

Note: ArlingCon does not have a policy, per se; it refers you to the University of Texas Handbook, which has a harassment policy, but it's written for students. It's not clear what con attendees should do. To find it, you have to click the "Cosplay" image on the front page then scroll down to "UTA Policies and Procedures," then click on "Handbook of Operating Procedures,"
then click on the sexual harassment section.

Note: Con-munnity Festival publicly supports alleged sexual assault offender V℩c M℩gnogna.

Note: For Comicpalooza, multiple options are given for reporting but nothing specifically mentions that staff could be held accountable through those channels. The contact listed is also not quite in the correct format (the link will pop up an email, but the ".com" isn't included in the text) nor does it specify to whom the report will go. Who is "management"?

Note: Con-Munnity Festival, in February of 2019, posted a notice on their main page in support of a voice actor who had been accused of inappropriate conduct.

Note: Fan Expo Dallas has an incident report system for multiple conventions, which is presumably a way to "contact." However, does not specify explicitly.

Note: To find the Texas Anime and Gaming Expo's anti-harassment policy, you have to go to policies and then click a link at the bottom that says "Click here for more information." Very easy to miss.

Note: Shoudakucon had an excellent policy that includes a section on enthusiastic consent! While they seemed to indicate they have some tiers of consequences, it was not clear what they were.

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Utah (2)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Banzai
Fan X Salt Lake Comic Convention

Note: Fan X Salt Lake Comic Con's policy is one of the best we've seen; you can read it here.

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Vermont (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Bakuretsu Con

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Virginia (2)

A guide to some of Virginia's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Mid-Atlantic*
NekoCon

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Anime Mid-Atlantic has a Convention Rules page that mentions harassment on one line.

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Washington (4)

A guide to some of Washington's laws can be found here.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Jet City Comic Show*
Kobe Konvention*
KuroNekoCon*
Radiant Northwest*

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Jet City Comic Show's policy is under "cosplay guidelines."

Note: Kobe Con's policy just states that harassment is prohibited.

Note: KuroNekoCon requires you to enter your email and, notably, your birthdate to report an incident via the Google form.

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West Virginia (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Tsubasa-con

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Wisconsin (7)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Anime Milwaukee
Daishocon*
Geek.Kon*
Kitsune Kon
No Brand Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Pop Con Milwaukee*
Wausaubicon*

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

Note: Kitsune Kon's policy can be found under FAQ. However, their specification that "all decisions regarding whether a particular action is to be deemed harassment shall be made solely by Kitsune Kon and its authorized agents" takes away the agency of the individual to be able to decide whether they were being harassed. It is incorrect in definition, not trauma informed, and does not specify whether "authorized agents" are specifically certified to handle crisis intervention for instances of harassment. As far as we know, "authorized agents" may be law enforcement, which is not a viable option for some survivors/targets.

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Wyoming (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Cheyenne Comic Con*

Note: conventions with * have either not updated for several years, have a malfunctioning website, or may be defunct.

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Australia (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Oz Comic Con

Note: Oz Comic Con's policy clearly states it applies to staff as well, but does not specifically say who to go to in the event of a complaint against staff.

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Canada (15)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Ani-maritime
Anime North
Cosplay Matsuri
Fan Expo Canada
FanQuest Con
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Hamilton Comic Con
Joy Con
Kawaii Land
KimiKon
Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Ottawa Geek Market
Penti-Con
Toronto Sailor Moon Celebration
Windsor Comicon
YetiCon

Note: KimiKon's "policy" can be found by clicking on Registration > Attendee and then downloading the terms of service. The ToS also says you waive any right to sue them for damages and restitution.

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India (1)

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Comic Con Hyder-abad

Comic Con Hyderabad states their policy applies to staff, and lists alternate individuals you can report harassment to, in addition to staff.

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Italy (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Lucca Comics and Games

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Portugal (4)

Information gathered by José Machado.

Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Aonime
Anisama
Comic Con Portugal
Iberanime

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Traveling Conventions (1)


Convention
Listed on Website
Easy to Find
Harassment Defined
Consequences Defined
Issues with Staff
Contact Listed
Heroes and Villians FanFest

Note: Heroes & Villians FanFest's policy is found when you click on each city, then click on Information and scroll to Code of Conduct. Rather, it should be linked directly from the header. It states simply that they have the right to eject people from the event with no elaboration on any consequences for lesser offenses.

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