IDWCon is dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable Convention experience for everyone. Harassment of any kind, including but not limited to unwelcome attention, verbal harassment, deliberate intimidation, stalking, or unwelcome physical contact – let alone physical assault or battery – will not be tolerated.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Convention Committee immediately (Go to the registration desk or look out for one of our distinctive shirts). There will also be an emergency phone number available to ring at any point during the convention, if you have any concerns – you’ll be able to find it in your programme booklet or on posters throughout the convention areas.
Your reports of harassment or similar activity will be recorded and the Chair will be informed. The Convention Committee will discuss the situation internally, as well as with any relevant parties, and a decision will then be made on what action is to be taken. Convention participants violating these rules can be sanctioned or expelled from the Convention at the discretion of the Convention Committee.
In addition to dealing with the harassment quickly and decisively ourselves, Convention staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel security and/or An Garda Síochána (police), provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention.
Please be aware that not everyone likes their photograph taken. If you wish to take somebody's photograph, please ask their permission and respect their wishes if they decline.
We aim to provide a family friendly environment so attendees are expected to act accordingly. Please show respect to your fellow members.
If any damage is caused to the hotel during the course of the event by any member, the committee reserve the right to pass on the cost of that damage to the member or members responsible.