NecronomiCon Providence strives to be welcoming of all member of the Weird community, regardless of ability, and plans all our events to be as physically inclusive as possible. We consider this inclusivity to be an important part of our convention’s success, and value any feedback on this matter.
At its core, NecronomiCon Providence is an academic conference (wrapped in a festival) which encourages open discussion and healthy, respectful dialogue, and seeks to consider all views on a matter, with no sacred cows (including Lovecraft). It is also a place that is determined to be welcoming of all fans and practitioners of Weird fiction, art, and academia – regardless of ethnicity, creed, religious background, political background (barring Nazis – they can GTFO), gender and sexual identity or orientation, fandom, etc.
We do not tolerate harassment in any form. This includes, but is not limited to: physical assault, verbal harassment, sexual harassment, stalking, unwanted physical contact, unwanted advances, or inappropriate photography (i.e. where the subject feels they are being stalked, exploited, degraded, or disrespected).
Harassment is defined by the victim.
If it is determined – either by observation or by complaint – that an individual or group has harassed another attendee, any or all of the following things may occur:
That individual or group may be:
1. Warned to cease the harassing behavior;
2. Asked to leave the convention, or;
3. Banned from the convention outright.
For your own safety, if you feel that you are being harassed please report your problems to us as soon as possible. If you cannot find a staff, crew, or volunteer member to assist you, please go to the information desks located near registration or near the entrance to the various convention rooms. Please report to us before taking matters into your own hands (such as personally confronting the aggressor).
(WITH HUMBLE APOLOGIES, we acknowledge largely stealing much of this well-stated text and spot-on policy from Denver Comic Con)
The greater Weird Community (Lovecraftian, Magical Realism, Cosmic Horror, etc, etc) is a small but growing one, and we work hard to make our corner of it one that is inclusive of all. It is crucial that all guests and attendees treat each other with the same respect and deference with which we’d all individually like to be treated.
In other words, BE NICE, or we’ll feed you to the shoggoths in the basement of the Biltmore!