Rules & Regulations

​​(Effective as of 5-15-2013)

RULES OF CONDUCT



These Rules & Regulations apply to all members attending the Sherlock Seattle Convention ("Sherlock Seattle") on October 21-23, 2016 in an effort to provide a safe, secure, and pleasant environment for everyone involved. By clicking the "Submit" button on the bottom of the Membership Registration form or by attending Sherlock Seattle, you agree to the terms and conditions set forth below..



The following activities are not allowed during Sherlock Seattle:



• Engaging in disruptive and unsafe behavior that disturbs the public or staff



• Physical or verbal harassment of the public or staff



• Any act which could result in substantial risk or harm to people or property



• Sexual misconduct, such as indecent exposure, offensive touching, or sexual harassment



• Engaging in any activity prohibited by law



• Possession of any item defined as a weapon, illegal or not

Individuals whose actions violate these rules will be asked to stop such actions. The organizers of Sherlock Seattle reserves the right to require anyone violating these rules of conduct to leave the event. The organizers of Sherlock Seattle may withdraw permission for a person to re-enter the event if that person continues to violate these rules. Any violation of the rules of conduct which involve activities prohibited by law will result in notification of the proper authorities.

​ANIMALS​​

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​Service animals only are allowed in the Sherlock Seattle function space. Service animals must be wearing appropriate identification marking them as service animals. 


​MEMBERSHIP BADGES



In order to pick up your Membership badge at Registration you will need to bring with you a photo ID that matches your Membership Registration information. Membership badges must be visible at all times and shown upon request. Individuals without membership badges will not be granted access to convention space. If you lose your membership badge, you are encouraged  to search everywhere before a new one  is issued. Make sure you check with Lost and Found and Registration prior to purchasing a replacement badge. There is a replacement fee of $35 for lost membership badges.

COSTUME WEAPONS POLICY​


​• No real firearms. Period.



• With regards to swords/daggers/etc, they must be dull and blunt and incapable of cutting or piercing someone with moderate pressure. Weapons deemed to be too dangerous will not be allowed.



​​​​​• Any replica weapons must be clearly identifiable as fake from at least 10 feet away.  If your fake gun looks somewhat vaguely real, add an orange safety tip.

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• Solid props such as staves which are weighty enough to bludgeon someone with a moderate force swing will not be allowed.



• Functional fake projectile weapons (i.e. Nerf and Airsoft guns) must be disabled and unloaded.

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• Aiming, brandishing, pointing, etc, any and all weapons at other attendees is not allowed. In the case of minor incidents, weapons will be held at Registration until the end of the day.  In the event of severe incidents, attendees may be asked to leave.​



• All weapons must be examined when you enter the building at Registration before being allowed into the convention.
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​DRINKING



There is no drinking allowed on the premises of the convention. If you drink outside of the convention please, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. Make sure you have a designated driver. Individuals who appear intoxicated will not be allowed into the convention space.

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY

The organizers of Sherlock Seattle are not responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or injury that occurs at or during the convention. Members are responsible for their individual actions and any repercussions that may result. Civil or medical emergencies are to be handled directly by the proper authorities. By attending Sherlock Seattle members hereby agree and understand that attendance at Sherlock Seattle is at your own risk, that any materials obtained at the Convention is at your own discretion and risk, and that the organizers of Sherlock Seattle shall not be liable for any damage that occurs to you or your property as a result of your actions.

HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT

Sherlock Seattle does not tolerate harassment. Harassment is any behavior that intentionally annoys, threatens, or alarms another person. This includes any unwanted physical contact, abusive language, following someone without a legitimate reason, or threatening to physically harm someone. Remember, if someone approaches you and you tell them to leave you alone, their business with you is done. If they do not leave you alone as you have requested, their actions may be grounds for a complaint of harassment.
​​​Offenders will be given a warning and may face revocation of their membership if the offense warrants such action. 



If an assault occurs, call 911 immediately, and then please report the matter to Sherlock Seattle staff, Broadway Performance Hall staff, or a volunteer. A person who assaults or harasses another person is guilty of a crime under Washington State law.


MINORS



Anyone who is over the age of 12 by October 21, 2016 may attend Sherlock Seattle.  A minor as defined by the State of Washington is anyone under the age of 18 as of October 21, 2016.

Minors 15 and under must be accompanied at all times by a guardian (a parent, legal guardian, or person designated by the parent or legal guardian). All guardians must be over the age of 18 by October 21, 2016 and be a registered member of the convention. Minors must arrive at the convention with a parent or guardian, bring to the convention a printed PERMISSION SLIP,  signed by a parent or guardian, and must turn said slip in to Registration in order to receive their membership badge. Any minor who arrives without a parent, guardian, or PERMISSION SLIP will be denied entry into the convention and their membership fee will be forfeit.



Minors ages 16 and 17 must have permission from a guardian (a parent or legal guardian) in order to attend the convention by themselves and must bring to the convention a printed EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM, signed by a parent or guardian. Any minor age 16 or 17 who arrives without an EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM will be denied entry into the convention and their membership fee will be forfeit. If the guardian listed is not available to confirm the information on the EMERGENCY CONTACT FORM, said guardian will be called to confirm that the information on said form is accurate and working.

The organizers of Sherlock Seattle do not accept responsibility for the supervision of attending minors; that responsibility remains with the guardian.
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PHOTOGRAPHY



Please be respectful of others when taking photographs. Do not assume that it is alright to take someone's picture. Always ask for permission when taking photographs of guests, other attendees, events, or artwork at the convention. Anyone wearing a red lanyard is automatically signalling that they do not wish to have their picture taken. Anyone wearing a yellow lanyard is a minor and you must first get written permission from their guardian before taking their picture.
 
SMOKING​​​​​​

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Washington State law states that smoking is prohibited within a presumptively reasonable minimum distance of 25 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open, and ventilation intakes that serve an enclosed area where smoking is prohibited so as to ensure that tobacco smoke does not enter the area through entrances, exits, open windows, or other means.



MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION TERMS​​​​​​​​



​You agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the MEMBERSHIP REGISTRATION, the contents of which are hereby incorporated by reference.

INDEMNITY



Members shall indemnify and hold the Sherlock Seattle organizers harmless from any claim or demand, including  reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your attendance at Sherlock Seattle.

GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION



These Rules & Regulations and the relationship between you and the Sherlock Seattle organizers shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within King County, Washington.