Attendees violating any of these policies may face sanctions up to and including expulsion from the convention without a refund, and/or being banned from future Coulee Con events. Violations of these policies may be reported to any Volunteer or Staff member.
Coulee Con expects guests to be respectful and courteous to one another. Attendee should avoid behavior that endangers the health or well-being of others, their property, or the relationship of Coulee Con to its host site. Please remember that you are in a public space, and you should treat con personnel, fellow attendees, and bystanders, and their belongings, as well as the facility and its staff, with respect. The following behaviors constitute grounds for expulsion from the convention without a refund:
All attendees must have a valid convention badge. Badges must include, at minimum, the first name of the attendee. Nicknames/usernames/handles/etc. can be included in parenthesis following the first name, must be family-friendly, and cannot contain suggestive phrases, slurs, profanity, etc. Badges must be worn visibly at all times during the convention.
Coulee Con is intended to bring gamers of all ages together. We encourage parents to bring their children and game together. The following policies are intended to ensure the safety of any children or minors that attend the show. Neither Coulee Con, nor any Coulee Con volunteer, gamemaster, staff member, or attendee other than the parent or guardian is responsible for children who attend. Parents who separate themselves from their children at the con do so at their own risk. Failure to follow any of these policies may result in both the child and parent/guardian having their pass revoked without refund.
On Friday and Saturday, Children 10 and under will receive a complementary admission with the purchase of a regular Coulee Con Badge for an accompanying adult (weekend pass or one-day). These children must be accompanied by an adult all times and need gamemaster permission to attend any event. Guardians must discuss participation with the gamemaster prior to or at the start of the event.
Children ages 11-13 must have a regular Coulee Con Badge purchased for them. Emergency contact information should be provided on the back of the badge. A parent/gaurdian must remain on-site at all times that the child is in attendance and should remain near the child. Depending on the age and maturity of the child, some gamemasters may allow caregivers to leave the child at their own risk. However, this must be explicitly arranged with the gamemaster prior to or at the start of the event.
Minors 13-17 must purchase a regular Coulee Con Badge and have a parent/guardian either (i) on-site or (ii) reachable by phone and able to come to the convention center within 30 minutes of being contacted. Emergency contact information must be provided on the back of the pass. Staff may suspend or eliminate the right of a minor 13-17 to attend the con outside the immediate vicinity of the minor’s parent or guardian if the minor is disruptive or for other reasons as determined by the conference organizers.
Sunday at Coulee Con is geared towards families and new gamers. As such, we offer a special family pass (2 adults, 4 kids) and a range of different kid-friendly events focused on families and promoting gaming. More information can be found on the Family Day Page.
Coulee Con does not tolerate harassment of any kind. This includes but is not limited to harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or game preference. Attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or removed from the convention without a refund at the discretion of staff.
Weapons and items that appear to be weapons are not allowed. Self defense, recreational and utility items such as knifes, tazers, pepper spray, BB guns, cap guns, air-soft weapons, paintball guns, water guns, martial arts weaponry, including wooden practice weapons, etc, are not welcome, even if it is lawful to own and carry them in other public places. Off duty security, law-enforcement and military personnel are not allowed to bring their weapons. Items resembling futuristic weapons, fantasy weapons and non-projectile boffer weapons may be allowed provided they are not handled in a careless, threatening or destructive manner against persons or property. Staff reserve the right to make a judgment call and to ask you to remove an item from the premises if it is deemed inappropriate. If you refuse to remove it, you will be asked to leave without refund.
Costumes and Cosplay are welcome. We ask that you follow a few simple rules:
No concessions will be available at the convention, but there are a variety of options available nearby. For 2018, we will also have food trucks outside the convention center. Carry-ins are not allowed.