There are no refunds under any circumstances.
If you are unsure about being able to either afford or attend our show, please do not buy a badge to our show. Like a concert ticket or a ticket to a sporting event, there will be no refunds.
However, we acknowledge that things happen. So, if you do buy a badge and/or game tickets and you have to cancel, we will credit your account with those amounts for you to use at a future BS'er Con. The only limitation on this is that the request for a credit must be received by us by January 1, 2022. There will be no badge returns after this point. Again, if you are unsure that you can either afford or attend our show, please do not buy a badge.
This is an online con. Please go get vaccinated if you have not already done so. The world appreciates it.
If at any time during our show you feel unsafe or feel you were subjected to harassing conduct, please locate a staff member (a moderator in our Discord) and your concerns will be addressed immediately.
BS'er Con seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe convention and community. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Discriminatory language and imagery (including sexual) is not appropriate for any venue, including any game sessions and any community resources such as the BS'er Con social media pages. BS'er Con staff (online moderators) have both the power and the duty to investigate all reported incidents of harassment and to remove confirmed harassers from BS'er Con venues.
Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens another person or group or produces an unsafe or un inclusive environment. It includes offensive verbal comments or non-verbal expressions related to gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religious beliefs, sexual or discriminatory images in public spaces (including online), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Advocating or encouraging any of the above is also considered harassment.
Harassment at BS'er Con does not include respectful disagreement or critique offered in good faith. BS'er Con reserves the right to alter or broaden its definition of harassment at its sole discretion.
No one should tolerate any conduct of this type. Should you experience or witness harassment, you may choose to take any of the following actions:
1) If you feel safe and comfortable doing so, ask the offender to stop. Whether the offending behavior is intentional or unintentional, expressing your discomfort to the offender directly often puts a stop to that conduct. Oftentimes, the offending behavior is unintentional, and the accidental offender and offended will resolve the incident by ceasing the behavior and/or apologizing. 2) Leave the medium. While this may be unfair to you, it is sometimes best for your safety and well-being if you to choose to leave the medium, especially if you feel uncomfortable around the offender or their conduct. After separating yourself from the conduct, you may still choose to take additional actions. 3) If the offender insists that he/she did not offend, or if the offender continues the harassment after being asked to stop, then you will need a third party to step in. Find a BS'er Con staff member (online moderator) and let them know about the incident. Or, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 4) Contact the police or other appropriate authorities. Your health and safety is our most important concern. If you require immediate assistance from law enforcement, medical services, or other governmental entities, please do not hesitate to contact such services directly.
Based on any informal or formal complaint or report of harassment, BS'er Con may take the following steps. Note that this list is not exhaustive, and other appropriate action may be taken as necessary. That said, BS'er Con staff (online moderator) will investigate thoroughly any reported incidents of harassment, seeking private accounts of the incident from all concerned parties.
Read and investigate all reports. Reporting parties may be contacted for further clarifying information, unless they have submitted a report anonymously or asked to not be contacted further. Note that BS'er Con will not share the results of these reports with anyone, including the person who filed the report, unless required by law.
Intercede if and when appropriate. BS'er Con staff may take immediate action to address harassment concerns, including but not limited to, escorting participants to a location in which they feel safe, refunding tickets, cancelling events, moving event locations, requesting participants leave a specific area, removing offenders from the event, or banning offenders from the show. Bans and removals may be on a temporary basis, for the duration of the show, or permanent.
Contact police and medical authorities when appropriate. If, upon review, BS'er Con finds that relevant local government officials should be notified, BS'er Con may contact such entities and/or share confidential information as required by law.
BS'er Con participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, staff may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender, expelling the offender from BS'er Con, or banning the offender from the BS'er Con user community.
Specific sanctions may include but are not limited to:
1) Warning the harasser to cease their behavior and that any further reports will result in other sanctions requiring that the harasser avoid any interaction with, and physical proximity to, their victim for the remainder of the event. 2) Requiring that the harasser immediately leave BS'er Con without refund and not return. 3) Not allowing a person who violated the policy to attend future BS'er Cons. 4) Ending immediately any gaming events or other event responsibilities and privileges the harasser holds and requiring that the harasser not attend future BS'er Cons (either indefinitely or for a certain time period) publishing an account of the harassment. 5) Permanent ban from any BS'er Con sponsored events or online services. 6) Reporting of the incident to the appropriate authorities.
BS'er Con staff (online moderator) will help participants contact local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.
We expect participants to follow these rules in all BS'er Con venues, BS'er Con-related social events, and online communication channels.
We value your participation in the BS'er Con community, and your efforts to keep BS'er Con a safe and friendly space for all participants!
Any of the following will be grounds for expulsion from the BS'er Con without refund:
Violating any federal, state or local laws, facility rules or Con policies Failure to comply with the instructions of BS'er Con Event Staff or security personnel Using anything in a threatening or destructive manner against person or property Endangering the safety of oneself or others Threatening, stealing, cheating or harassing others
If at any time during our show you feel unsafe or feel you were subjected to harassing conduct, please locate a staff member (always in orange shirts) and your concerns will be addressed immediately.
BS'er Con's Code of Conduct applies in all online spaces within BS'er Con's control. This includes, but is not limited to, event venues and BS'er Con social media pages. Occasionally BS'er Con is made aware of behavior by participants (or potential participants) that has occurred outside of BS'er Con—either online or offline—and is a gross violation of our Code of Conduct. These actions need not occur in BS'er Con-affiliated spaces to be considered for sanctions by BS'er Con. These include, but are not limited to:
Individuals who have not attended BS'er Con but have a history of abusive behavior and/or known incidents that took place outside BS'er Con that may cause risks to a participant’s safety, or which may contribute to a hostile or non-inclusive environment at the convention. BS'er Con participants who have been reported for outside incidents, including, but not limited to, conduct at other conventions, threatening or abusive behavior online, or assault
We understand that, at times, participants will have disagreements or interpersonal conflicts that do not necessarily escalate to the point of harassment or abuse. BS'er Con will not arbitrate such disagreements—we ask that you please leave these conflicts at home.
We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of BS'er Con, other than the below.
Please note By buying a game ticket to any specific gaming event at our show, you are giving us the express permission to share your contact information with the GM or organizer of that event, should they request it. GMs/organizers often want to contact their players before their event in order to share information about that specific gaming event.
If an event has been cancelled, please see the Games Desk channel on our Discord server for further instructions.
We would like children to experience the world of role-playing games, but due to the online nature of BS'er Con, we request that attendees be 16 years of age to participate and purchase a badge.
The purchase of a BS'er Con badge admits one person to all basic activities and exhibits at BS er Con during regularly scheduled hours for the day(s) it is purchased. Some designated activities may require payment of a separate, additional fee. In accepting a badge and in consideration for being admitted to BS'er Con, the holder consents to being recorded (by audio and/or visual means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media, including without limitation the Internet, worldwide in perpetuity. The badge holder releases BS'er Con, Sean Kelley and Brett Blocynski from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right, or any other claim or course of action of any kind; authorizes and permits BS'er Con, Sean Kelley and Brett Blocynski and its designees which includes but is not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors and contractors to use and authorize the use of his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter known, including without limitation the Internet, for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; and agrees to comply with all the rules and regulations of the Event. BS'er Con reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the Event facilities any person who in its sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which it reasonably considers to be disruptive of the BS'er Con.