Short Rules & Policies List


Accessability
  • If you have a disability that you think requires special accommodations please inform us through the contact page as soon as possible.
  • Full service animal policy can be found here.

Harassment
  • Any sort of harassment whether sexual, verbal, physical, or emotional is strictly prohibited.
  • Touching or taking pictures without asking and making unwanted advances are all harassment and will be handled as such.

Age
  • All minors 17 and under must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
  • In order to gain entrance to 18+ events a valid photo ID must be presented.
Badge
  • Badges must be shown in order to gain entrance to any events which includes but is not limited to the dance, vendor hall, artist alley, and game rooms.
  • In the case that a badge is lost make sure that it is in fact missing and then contact a staff member. Lost and found is located in con-ops. If the badge is not found a new one must be purchased.

Code of Conduct
  • Penn State policy must be adhered to at all times any violation of this may result in a loss of badge and ejection from the con.
  • Anything considered illegal outside of the convention is also illegal within the convention.
  • Solicitation of any kind without the expressed consent of the vendors/artist or con swap heads is viewed as a breach of campus policy and will result in loss of badge without refund.
  • The use and possession of any kind of alcohol or illegal drug will result in a call to the proper authorities and the exclusion from all further GaoKon events.
  • Horseplay of any kind is prohibited and will result in a warning and if continued my result in ejection without refund.

Cosplay
  • Cosplay must be family friendly e.g. no hate speech and privates must be covered.
  • Excessively large cosplays may be asked to stay out of small hallways or crowds in order to make it safe for everyone.
  • Touching or taking pictures without asking and making unwanted advances are all harassment and will be handled as such.

Venue
  • No soliciting without prior expressed consent.
  • No alcohol on campus grounds.
  • No smoking within 35' of campus grounds. (vaping and e-cigarettes included)
  • Follow all campus policies listed here.

Animal
  • Full animal policy can be found here.
  • Full service animal policy can be found here.

Prop Policy
  • All props must be presented at the door to security.
  • Prop guns will need orange tips and prop weapons are at the discretion of security.
  • If it can harm someone e.g. an explosive, chemical, metal, or weapon with excessive weight please leave it at home.
  • Full weapon policy can be found here.
  • Fighting whether pretend or not will not be permitted indoors.
  • If your prop in any way violates policy we may ask for it to be removed from the premises or stored in convention operations.

 

Full Rules & Policies List

For a full list of rules, regulations, and policies download the rules list.