MagiCon’s Code of Conduct should mirror MagiCon’s brand values, and its mission is to give all visitors and crew a shared platform for interaction.
Magicon’s values are:
- Data Driven
Our Code of Conduct is there to make sure that everyone (regardless of their level of knowledge of the cosplay scene) has a common understanding of how to behave in relation to each other, address each other, and treat each other. It’s to ensure that everyone involved has an enjoyable and good experience at MagiCon, and that everyone should want to return to future conventions.
MagiCon’s code of conduct is rooted in Norwegian law, social norms and common sense.
MagiCon is a drug free Event – Security reserves the right to search and control the contents of drinking bottles and personal containers etc.
If we suspect that any participants or crew members are under the influence of drugs they will get escorted off the premises.
MagiCon is a smoke free event, smoking and use of e-cigarettes should happen in designated areas only.
MagiCon is an event for everyone – across all religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, age and background.
Be considerate and respect other people.
Cosplay does not equal consent – you should treat people respectfully regardless of the type of costume or cosplay that other participants have chosen to portray. Touching is only allowed if consent is given.
You can only take pictures of people with their consent.
Costumes should at a minimum cover genitalia and nipples, keep in mind that MagiCon is an All Ages event. Security will keep this as the number 1 priority when considering individual costumes.
Targeted, racist, hateful, offensive and derogatory comments and/or speech is not tolerated and will lead to expulsion from MagiCon.
Bullying is not tolerated at MagiCon.
You’re responsible for your own behavior and the consequences of your actions.
We welcome everyone who wants to give out free hugs, but there are some rules:
- Signage is required
- If you have a sign – people can approach you and politely ask for a hug
- Do not approach visitors asking if they want a free hug, this can come across as intrusive and make people feel uncomfortable.
- Everyone should be able to enjoy themselves and not feel obliged to hug anyone just because they are wearing a sign. Many visitors have also spent a lot of time on their costumes and make-up, and don’t want to risk messing it up by hugging someone.
Costumes and Props:
Be aware of your surroundings, look out for other participants or objects/props. Many cosplayers spend a lot of time and energy producing their cosplays and you can be held liable to compensation if you break these.
Upon entry to the Venue, all costumes, props and personal property are subject to a security check. This is to ensure that costumes and props don’t go against MagiCon’s rules and guidelines, or in any way poses a threat to safety at the Event.
Magicon expressly reserves the right to refuse or store weapons, props and other costume parts, or any unsafe or inappropriate articles at our own discretion.
Magicon expressly reserves the right to confiscate and keep props and costume parts, even if they are preapproved, if they go against Norwegian law or MagiCons own rules.
Serious breach of the Criminal Law paragraph 189 c will be reported to the police.
Management reserves its rights to deny admission or entry, and to remove a Participant to any part of the Event, if they fail to comply with MagiCon’s rules, or instructions given by the Crew.
Duty & responsibility:
MagiCon aspires to be a clean Event, and therefore expects you to make use of bins, ashtrays and recycling points around the venue.
Participants are required to read and understand the rules and regulations. MagiCon reserves the right to change or make corrections to the rules and regulations at any point in time. It’s the duty of the Participant to remain informed of the applicable rules and regulations at all times. The Participant is required to read and familiarize themselves with MagiCon’s weapon rules prior to the Event.
MagiCon is not financially liable for props and costume parts that are kept in storage by Security.
As a Participant you are required to follow instructions provided by Police, Fire and Ambulance Crew along with MagiCon’s crew members and Chateau Neuf staff members.
You are not allowed to bring electrical appliances such as kettles, microwaves etc. Chargers for electrical items such as phones and card machines are approved.
If you’re experiencing unwanted behavior, please notify the nearest crew member. This person will put you in touch with Security. The Security crew will then handle the situation.
If you see anyone in need of help, please notify the nearest Crew Member.