Gaelcon and the IGA are dedicated to making sure that the convention is a safe and secure event for our members, as such we’ve drafted together a code of conduct for the event to help support the sort of environment we’d like to have at the con.
This Code of Conduct and Anti-Harassment Policy is a tool we use to help encourage and guide friendly, respectful, and importantly, safe relationships between the attendees of Gaelcon, this helps make the con a little bit better for everyone involved.
The Policy applies to everyone at the con, Staff, Committee, Traders, and Attendees.
Everyone at the con is expected to be polite and respectful to each other. More than that Gaelcon is dedicated to providing a harassment free environment for everyone present.
We will not tolerate harassment in any form, including but not limited to the following.
We expect everyone at the con to apply discretion in their interactions, both at the event and on our online communication channels, such as Social Media.
It’s important to keep in mind that while the con is not an event marketed towards children, many gamers are parents, so don’t do things in the public spaces that would be inappropriate around kids.
Anyone who is asked to stop any harassing behavior must comply immediately, if it persists, action will be taken by the Con.
If someone has done something online before the Con itself, email the Directorate@Gaelcon.ie or message our facebook page, and we’ll work to sort this out from there.
At the convention: If someone has harassed you or breached this Code in any way, or if you have witnessed or become aware that harassment or a Code breach has taken place, please ask that person or persons to stop, but only as long as it is safe to do so and if you feel comfortable enough to make the request. An important part of creating an environment that’s is ensuring that everyone can contribute to that safety.
However, even if they stop, it’s important you tell someone on the committee, they might have been asked to stop before, or they might do it again without you seeing.
If you don’t want to speak to them directly, just find a staff or committee member and tell them what’s happened, and we’ll take it from there.
When receiving a report, our team member should take you aside so you’re safe and can’t be overheard. If it’s a staff member, they’ll find someone from the senior committee to help out as well.
When this Happens, we’ll ask you to tell us what happened, and what you want us to do. Sometimes this isn’t easy, and we understand that, but we’ll try to be as respectful as possible and do our best to support you.
We won’t ask you to confront anyone, and we’ll make sure that the only people who are aware of your complaint are the people on committee who are dealing with it directly. We’ll try and keep you updated on the progress we’re making in handling the issue, and of any action we decide to take, while keeping your opinion on these decisions in mind.
Keep in mind, if you report a serious criminal matter, the police may need to be involved, and once our committee becomes aware of something like that they have a moral duty to deal with it responsibly.
Gaelcon has the right to take any action it seems fit to keep our event fun, safe and welcoming for everyone here.
We may take measures such as warning the offender, or any other action up to and including expulsion from the Con and banning from future events organised by the IGA.
The important thing about this policy is that it’s here to help you and everyone around you have a good time