EVENT RULES AND CODE OF CONDUCT
QuakeCon tickets are non-transferable and are non-refundable. Each BYOC ticket is valid for one (1) person and one (1) computer/console at QuakeCon. With each ticket, you receive a table space and a chair, plus admission to QuakeCon.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
While attending QuakeCon, you will be entering into areas where you may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by Bethesda or others.
ATTENDEE AGE RESTRICTION
QuakeCon attendees must be at least 18 years of age or, if the attendee is not 18 years of age (a “Minor”), a parent or guardian will accompany the Minor at all times during QuakeCon. Through participation in QuakeCon events, attendees will play or be involved with M‐Rated, or Mature‐Rated, computer software games (with the M‐Rating designating an industry rating of suggested play for individuals 17 years or older) (the “QuakeCon Games”). Additionally, other attendees may bring individually-owned computers to QuakeCon, and may not display objectionable content thereon, including content deemed not suitable for minors.
Bethesda is devoted to providing the best possible experience for all our QuakeCon attendees. We’ll make every effort to fill all requests for accommodations. Please email your accommodation request to [email protected]. We will respond to your email within 72 hours.
QUAKECON CODE OF CONDUCT
QuakeCon® (“QuakeCon”) is a family-friendly event and the safety of all guests is the top priority. To ensure that everyone has a good and safe time, QuakeCon will feature many security measures and this updated Code of Conduct. All QuakeCon attendees must review and agree to this Code of Conduct prior to entering QuakeCon.
If you witness or experience any activity that puts someone’s safety or enjoyment of the show at risk, inform a security guard or QuakeCon staff member, who will be wearing a “QuakeCon Staff” t-shirt. We have procedures in place to handle these kinds of situations, and we can take the appropriate action from there.
If you have questions about, or to report a violation of, the Code of Conduct, please contact [email protected] or visit the Security Desk in the Longhorn Foyer.
Bethesda Softworks LLC (“Bethesda”) is dedicated to providing a QuakeCon conference free of harassment and intimidation based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Harassment of any kind is strictly prohibited at QuakeCon.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
- Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, age, or religion;
- Written or graphic material denigrating an individual or group;
- Repeated abuse of another – bullying;
- Sexual images in public spaces;
- Threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts, including stalking or following;
- Harassing photography or recording;
- Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
- Inappropriate physical contact;
- Unwelcome sexual attention; and/or
- Advocating for, or encouraging, harassing behaviors.
SECURITY, WEAPONS AND SCREENING POLICY
For the safety of attendees, security measures at QuakeCon will include the use of metal detectors, hand wands, canine security and detection, and bag checks prior to entry into the QuakeCon event areas (the “Event Areas”) at all times during QuakeCon. The security screening will conduct a visual inspection, bag search, PC inspection, and you will be required to pass through a metal detector. Uniformed and undercover security and police will be present at all times throughout QuakeCon to assist and protect attendees.
QuakeCon is a private event, and, in accordance with local and federal law, attendees are prohibited from bringing weapons of any kind into the Event Areas. Bethesda reserves the right to require any attendees with weapons to immediately leave the Event Areas.
You must wear your QuakeCon badge at all times in the Event Areas. Badges must be worn by exhibitors, vendors, attendees, guests, professionals, press, media, staff, and volunteers.
If you see something, say something. Report anything that looks unusual, suspicious, or out of place to QuakeCon staff, security, or police immediately.
If you have questions about the Security, Weapons and Screening Policy, please contact [email protected].
COSTUME/COSPLAY PROPS POLICY
No functional props or weapons are allowed at QuakeCon, regardless of whether they are functioning, de-commissioned, or replica. No swords, knives, spears, or similar weapons, sharps, or piercing items will be permitted, even if they’ve been covered or modified.
Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as a part of your costume, subject to prior approval by event and security staff and compliance with these rules. QuakeCon Security has the final say in any/all decisions on what props or weapons are permitted at QuakeCon.
You may never use any prop or weapon to strike, swing at, or threaten other attendees. Be safe and have fun.
All costume props must be inspected at the Security Desk located in the Longhorn Foyer.
After your costume prop has been checked, it will be tagged by security. Please do not remove the security tag until QuakeCon is complete.
If you do not want to have your costume prop inspected or tagged, or if you are not willing to comply with these policies, please do not bring your costume props to QuakeCon.
If you have questions about your Cosplay props, please email [email protected].
FOOD AND BEVERAGE POLICY
Glass bottles and loose ice are strictly prohibited.
Throw your garbage into the bins placed in the aisles and around QuakeCon. Please help us by disposing of your litter at the conclusion of QuakeCon, including: compost, combustible, cans, and (most importantly) electrical equipment such as broken keyboards, cables, circuit boards, etc.
ILLEGAL DRUGS POLICY
Illegal substances are not allowed at QuakeCon. Any attendee who is caught buying, using, or dealing illegal drugs while at QuakeCon will be immediately reported to security and/or local law enforcement in accordance with all state and local laws, and the attendee will be subject to expulsion from QuakeCon.
Theft of any and all kinds is strictly prohibited at QuakeCon. Any attendee who is caught stealing may have his or her QuakeCon badge revoked, be expelled from future QuakeCon events, and be reported to security and/or local law enforcement.
Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated at QuakeCon. All attendees must follow all rules and regulations when engaging in both friendly and competitive gameplay.
CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATIONS
In Bethesda’s sole discretion, if an attendee violates any of the policies or rules in this Code of Conduct, he or she may be removed from QuakeCon, have his or her badge revoked, be permanently expelled from QuakeCon and all associated events, and/or reported to show security or local law enforcement.