Harassment & Discrimination Policy

Discrimination (based on, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or physical/mental disability) is not tolerated. Harassment of any kind — including, but not limited to, unwanted attention, inappropriate physical contact, and verbal abuse — is not tolerated.  If someone tells you “no” or asks you to leave them alone, your business with them is done.

If you feel that you are being discriminated against or harassed, or if you notice someone behaving inappropriately (such as violating hotel or convention policies), we respectfully suggest the following:

    • If you feel comfortable doing so, point out the inappropriate behavior to the person(s) involved. Often this will solve the problem immediately.
    • If you do not feel comfortable talking with the person(s) involved, or if talking to them does not resolve the issue, please report the situation immediately to any convention staff member, or to hotel security who will help you make contact with convention staff.
    • In the case of harassment at an open party, you may also report  the issue to the party host.

When making any report it would be extremely helpful if you could provide a name, badge name/number and/or physical description of the person(s) involved.  Please remember that we need to know about any incidents during the event in order to take action.

Westercon 68 has an ombuds who will be reachable through convention operations or convention registration. He will be taking point in any issues regarding this policy.

Westercon 68 reserves reserve the right revoke the membership of anyone failing to conform to the letter and spirit of these policies, those of our hotel, and the laws of the City of San Diego and the State of California.