harassment policy

Empire City Con has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind. Make sure you read our full Anti-Harassment Policy and remember: cosplay is not consent.

Harassment includes but is not limited to:

  • stalking
  • intimidation
  • offensive verbal comments
  • physical assault and/or battery
  • harassing or non-consensual photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of any Empire City Con event
  • bathroom policing
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome physical attention

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

If a person engages in harassing behavior, the Empire City Con staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from Empire City Con with no refund. Our policies applies to EVERYONE at the convention: Attendees, volunteers, organizers, and venue employees 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 happening to someone else, you should immediately contact an Empire City Con organizer or approach a volunteer.

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 Empire City Con.

Cosplay is not consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another Empire City Con attendee, always ask first and respect their right to say no.

Empire City Con’s mission is to create a fun, safe, welcoming, awesome event where Steven Universe fans of all kinds can come together and celebrate. We want you to not only have the most amazing weekend ever, but to experience it in an environment where you are safe and accepted. As fans ourselves, we understand the importance of creating a safe space for everyone who attends Empire City Con.