Policies


Attendee Code of Conduct

We hold our show to a very high standard and work extremely hard to make sure we provide a fun, safe and inclusive space for all attendees. Additionally, Minecraft Festival holds its attendees to a code of conduct that ensures that everyone has a great time and feels comfortable at the show. Please read and follow these quick guidelines before we get together this September.

  1. You must wear your badge (around your neck) at all times while at Minecraft Festival.
  2. Be nice and have fun! All of your fellow crafters and adventurers are there to have a good time, so make a new best friend, give a free hug (with permission) and have a great time! Any behavior that's offensive in public and not appropriate for families should be kept out of Minecraft Festival.
  3. We don’t want anyone to trip and get hurt from stumbling over your outstretched feet, so grab a chair instead of plopping down in the middle of the floor to rest.
  4. We know there are some really awesome cosplayers at the show, but please be courteous to the people around you. Make sure you are not blocking walkways and other areas when you are snapping photos of that awesome mob. Remember, you should always ask a cosplayer before taking pictures of them!
  5. Minecraft Festival Staff and Security have the right to ask you to leave Minecraft Festival and refuse to refund the cost of your ticket if you are behaving in an inappropriate fashion or seen with a counterfeit ticket.
  6. Naked is not a costume. Please wear appropriate clothing while attending Minecraft Festival.
  7. Please abide by our weapons policy. In the harsh reality of our times, our security staff and local law enforcement officials will treat anything that looks like a real gun as a real gun.
  8. While we don’t want anyone to lose anything, Minecraft Festival is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged property, or for injuries sustained during the course of Minecraft Festival.
  9. Please do not abuse the convention facilities. This includes putting signs on walls or trash anywhere other than a garbage can or smoking in non-designated smoking areas. We should all should respect the space.
  10. Announced events and guests are subject to change and/or cancel without notice. Every effort will be made to announce any changes on the Minecraft Festival website, Official Mobile App and social media channels, but sometimes last-minute changes will occur.
  11. In exchange for the opportunity to register and attend Minecraft Festival, I hereby grant permission to Reed Exhibitions (a division of RELX Inc.), Mojang and Microsoft, their employees and agents, to take, use and publish visual/audio/images of me at Minecraft Festival, and I hereby waive any claim to compensation for use of such visual/audio/images. Visual/audio/images are any type of recording, including photographs, digital images, drawings, renderings, voices, sounds, video recordings, audio clips or accompanying written descriptions. I agree that Reed Exhibitions, Mojang and Microsoft own the images and all rights related to them. The images may be used by Reed Exhibitions, Mojang and Microsoft in any manner or media without notifying me, such as the Minecraft Festival website, publications, promotions, broadcasts, advertisements, and posters, for advertising or other related purposes. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic matter that may be used with them.

Minecraft Festival Photo and Video Policy

In exchange for the opportunity to register and attend Minecraft Festival, I hereby grant permission to Reed Exhibitions (a division of RELX Inc.), its employees and agents, to take, use and publish visual/audio/images of me at Minecraft Festival, and I hereby waive any claim to compensation for use of such visual/audio/images. Visual/audio/images are any type of recording, including photographs, digital images, drawings, renderings, voices, sounds, video recordings, audio clips or accompanying written descriptions. I agree that Reed Exhibitions owns the images and all rights related to them. The images may be used by Reed Exhibitions in any manner or media without notifying me, such as the Minecraft Festival website, publications, promotions, broadcasts, advertisements, and posters, for advertising or other related purposes. I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished images or any printed or electronic matter that may be used with them.

Cosplay Prop Policy

Prop weaponry is allowed on the condition that it is comprised of light materials such as foam, cardboard or a lighter wood/wood composite. Reproductions, fake or toy guns are permitted provided they have a brightly colored cap on the barrel. Metal-bladed weapons must be dull and kept in its sheath at all times. Please visit one of our Prop Check stations to have it tagged. Projectile weapons may be brought if the arrow/bolt tips are covered or foam. Please use your common sense - if your prop can be mistaken for a real weapon, do not bring it.

Management shall have sole discretion in any matter that they believe may affect public safety or be important to protect the integrity of the event. Please review our entire weapons policy before attending Minecraft Festival. Failure to adhere to our policy may result in your item being confiscated or your removal from the show without refund. If you’re bringing, buying or selling something that could maim, damage or cause serious bodily harm, we’re going to take issue.

The following items are forbidden from Minecraft Festival:

  • Functional firearms (this also includes air soft guns, BB guns, cap guns, paintball guns and pellet guns)
  • Realistic replica firearms (including reproduction, fake or toy guns that can be confused for functional firearms)
  • Functional projectile weapons (including blow guns, crossbows, long bows, silly string, slingshots, water balloons and water guns)
  • Sharpened metal-bladed weapons (including axes, daggers, hatchets, knives, kunai, shuriken, swords, sword canes and switch blades)
  • Explosives (including firecrackers and fireworks)
  • Chemical weapons (including mace and pepper spray)
  • Blunt weapons (including brass knuckles, hockey sticks, clubs, nunchaku, baseball bats)
  • Hard prop weapons (including props made of metal, fiberglass and glass)
  • Instruments that cause excessive noise levels like vuvuzelas, grenades, whistles and grenade horns
  • Whips
  • Aerosol mustard
  • Prop weapons will be allowed providing they are composed of foam or cardboard only. Prop firearms are allowed only if they cannot be mistaken for real weapons. The barrel of all prop weapons must be covered with brightly-colored caps. Prop bows will be allowed providing they have soft tips.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Minecraft Festival has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • stalking
  • intimidation
  • offensive verbal comments
  • physical assault and/or battery
  • harassing or non-consensual photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of panels, signings, and other events
  • bathroom policing
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome physical attention
  • hate symbols

in relation to, but not limited to:

  • race
  • color
  • national origin
  • gender
  • gender identity
  • gender presentation
  • sexual orientation
  • age
  • body size
  • disability
  • appearance
  • religion
  • citizenship
  • pregnancy

To report an incident during the show via the Minecraft Festival App, tap the Anti-Harassment Policy icon and follow the steps under Report Harassment. Please fill out the form in as much detail as possible so we can address the situation immediately and thoroughly. If you're still in the area where the incident took place and it's safe to stay where you are, our security team will meet you there.

If a person engages in harassing behavior, Minecraft Festival staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from Minecraft Festival with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, attendees, speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, volunteers, and security are all subject to our anti-harassment policy.

Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same thing happening to someone else, you should immediately contact a Minecraft Festival staff member, security team or a crew member. You may also come to Minecraft Festival’s security area for help.

If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of Minecraft Festival.

Remember: Cosplay is not consent! Keep your hands to yourself! If you would like to take a picture with or of another Minecraft Festival attendee, always ask first and respect that person's right to say no. When at Minecraft Festival always remember to be respectful and be kind to each other.

Reedpop’s mission is to create a fun, safe, welcoming, awesome event where crafters, adventurers, streamers, cosplayers and everyone else can come together and celebrate. We want you to have the most amazing weekend ever, and to experience it in an environment where you are safe and accepted.

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