The anti-harassment policy of Ropecon

Information desk: +358 45 136 2946 (24h)

Harassment contact persons:

  • +358 45 617 3901 (female, 24h)
  • +358 45 136 2943 (male, 24h)

Security can be contacted through the information desk.

Don’t be a bully – be nice!

Please remember that visitors of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels participate in Ropecon. We organizers want to provide everyone with a safe space and a pleasant experience at the event. Harassment and bullying are not welcome in Ropecon. Please treat everyone with respect throughout the convention weekend.

Examples of harassment include insults, name-calling, derogatory comments about one’s gender or appearance, unsolicited or intrusive comments that are sexual in nature, stalking, aggressive or intimidating behavior, unwanted touching or other physical contact, and unwelcome sexual advances. Anyone can experience harassment regardless of their gender, age or life experiences.

Harassment can be both intentional and unintentional. Sometimes a joke or a comment you think is innocent or fun can make someone else feel uncomfortable. It is important to respect other people and their feelings. If someone feels that your behavior, actions or words are inappropriate or someone calls you out on it, stop immediately. Repeated inappropriate behavior or harassment will result in removal from the event and from the convention area.

If you are being harassed, tell the perpetrator to stop. If you notice something that might be harassment or that someone else is being harassed, ask the people involved if everything is ok. If needed, you can always reach out to our security, the information desk or directly to our harassment contact persons. Our harassment contact persons are available 24/7 during the event and can be contacted via phone: the phone numbers are also printed on the program leaflet. You can reach out to either one of our harassment persons as you wish.

We request that all cases of harassment are reported to our harassment contact persons, even if the situation is resolved without the help of our staff. By doing so you can talk about what happened with our harassment contact persons, and help us organizers take the necessary actions to ensure that Ropecon will become an even safer convention in the future.