Programming Guidelines | Kitsunekon (2024)

  • All cosplay must be appropriate for a public setting, comply with hotel policies, and state/local laws. If it’s illegal outside of the event, it is illegal inside of the event.
  • No bare feet (hard soles are required for footware, soft/stockings/pantyhose only is prohibited), sharp protrusions (i.e. spikes, etc.) or anything vulgar.
  • No real firearms, live steel, or projectiles of any kind (air-soft pellets, arrows, Nerf darts,water, etc.)
  • All firearm props must have an orange tip clearly displayed.
  • Props may not be taller/reasonably carriable to your height or must be able to break down.
  • Paint or makeup should not come off during contact with anything or anyone. Any damages caused by: damage from improper handling, unsealed/wet paint, or unsealed/wet/”bleeding” makeup onto venue/others will be the financial responsibility of the individual who created the damage and must be put away or sealed before being allowed back onto the convention area.
  • You must be able to safely carry your prop around the convention area without risk of any kind of injury to yourself or others or destruction of con or hotel property. If anyone is found unable to do so, staff will ask that the prop be removed from the convention space.
  • Hate group images/paraphernalia/threats (direct/implied/passive)/depictions are prohibited from our event: depictions of terrorists/insurgents and terrorist acts or events, Nazi/Neo-Nazi, Proud Boys/Girls, MAGA/related imagery, QAnon, KKK, 6MWE, WAR, and any other apparel as deemed by our staff/directive to carry hate messages. This also includes affiliated biker/motorcycle/membership groups such as gangs/mafia/etc as well as any reference to mass marginalized genocide.
  • Ahegao wear/ sexual images (including the use or depicts of sexual violence and rape [also inclusion of the word “rape” as well]/ sexual acts/kink/bondage wear on any wear is prohibited.
  • Nipples/genitalia of all sexes and genders must be covered at all times. All wear must comply with hotel regulations and public decency laws of Green Bay. Bare minimum coverage is genitalia must be covered and not endanger of exposure. Pasties are allowed but must not be tasseled or of vulgar images or nudity/bare nipples.
  • No roller skates, roller blades, ice skates (even with cover guards), hoverboards, skateboards (motorized or non), long boards, bicycles, pogo sticks, scooters, unicycles (motorized or pedal), segways, heeleys, etc. Repeat offenders may be uninvited from the event with consideration of possible permanent ban from the event dependent on severity on a case-by-case basis. Only medical devices for accessibility needs may be considered for exemption status and decision is by staff discretion and exemption may be revoked based on inappropriate behavior. Service dogs are welcome at our event. ESA and pets are not welcome on the convention space for safety reasons.
  • If you are asked for a photo, or vice versa, please try to move out of the flow of traffic. If a disruption becomes too severe, the parties involved will be asked to move to a different location for safety and traffic reasons.
  • Kitsune Kon staff reserves the right to enforce these rules to their discretion, and please, beresponsible and use common sense about cosplay and props, and be safe!

To help ensure our attendees’ happiness and a successful convention, KitsuneKon has established a code of conduct and behavior policy for all attendees/staff/guests (including on our social media and messaging platforms). We believe KitsuneKon should be a fun convention for everyone, regardless of gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other demographic. KitsuneKon cannot guarantee to any attendee that they will be free from any uninvited or unwanted behavior by another attendee.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed or have any other concerns, please contact a member of convention staff immediately or report the behavior in the Con-Ops/Security.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other characteristic or demographic.
  • Deliberate intimidation.
  • Stalking.
  • Following.
  • Bathroom policing.
  • Harassing photography, recording, or social media communications regarding guests of the convention, KitsuneKon staff, or KitsuneKon.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Inappropriate or unwelcome physical contact (this includes “glomping”).
  • Unwelcome sexual attention.
  • Continued contact, conversation, photography, videography, or other attention after an individual has asked you to stop or leave them alone.
  • The display or distribution of sexually related materials to individuals under the age of 18 (which is expressly prohibited and illegal).
  • Other actions as determined by Kitsune Kon and its agents on a case-by-case basis.

All decisions regarding whether a particular action is to be deemed harassment shall be made solely by Kitsune Kon and its authorized agents. Individuals asked to stop any prohibited behaviors are expected to comply immediately, regardless of whether an attendee or convention staff makes the request.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the convention organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including expelling the offender from the convention without refund and refusing to sell the offender a membership badge for any or all future conventions. KitsuneKon also reserves the right to notify site security or local law enforcement of any unacceptable and/or illegal behavior. KitsuneKon does not assume any responsibility for the actions of its participants or vendors.

When making a report, please be aware that Kitsune Kon is a convention with several thousand attendees and convention staff may need assistance identifying the offender. Providing a clear physical description (approximate height, weight, clothing or cosplay, etc.), identifying features, and/or badge information will assist us greatly.

If you feel that you have been harassed in violation of the law, Conn Ops or Safety can assist you in contacting local law enforcement on your request. The safety and security of all attendees, staff and guests at KitsuneKon are our top priorities.

Programming Guidelines | Kitsunekon (2024)
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