D&D Live 2019: The Descent seeks to provide a welcoming, fun, and safe event 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 Dungeons & Dragons social media pages. Event staff (wearing Staff badges) will investigate all reported incidents of harassment and, if necessary, sanction confirmed harassers, up to and including removal from D&D Live 2019 venues both physical and virtual.
Harassment is understood as any behavior that threatens another person or group or produces an unsafe or non-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.
1. Initial Incident
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please first consider informing the offender that the speech or behavior is problematic and that you would like them to stop. Oftentimes, the offending behavior is unintentional, and the accidental offender and offended will resolve the incident by ceasing the behavior and/or apologizing. If you believe that bringing up the incident with the offender will have negative consequences for you or will only lead to further offenses, then please inform a staff member (wearing a staff badge) about the incident.
If the offender insists that they 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 staff member (wearing a staff badge) and let them know about the incident.
D&D Live 2019 staff will investigate any reported incidents of harassment, seeking private accounts of the incident from all concerned parties.
D&D Live 2019 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 D&D Live 2019, or banning the offender from the Dungeons & Dragons user community.
Specific sanctions may include but are not limited to:
We expect participants to follow these rules at the D&D Live 2019 event, D&D Live 2019-related social events, and online communication channels.
We value your participation in the Dungeons & Dragons community, and your efforts to keep D&D Live 2019 a safe and friendly space for all participants!
Ethics & Conduct
Any of the following will be grounds for expulsion from the D&D Live 2019 without refund:
If at any time during our show you feel unsafe or feel you were subjected to harassing conduct, please locate a staff member (wearing a staff badge) and your concerns will be addressed immediately.
Fire Arms Policy
Real firearms are not allowed at D&D Live 2019. This includes those attendees who maintain a conceal carry weapons permit from any state. (Sworn law enforcement are excused from this policy.) Attendees who choose to ignore this policy may be asked to leave the convention and may have their badge revoked.
Lost or Misplaced Badges
All badges will be will call. Bring a photo ID to check-in to receive your badge. We cannot replace lost, stolen or forgotten badges. Please be responsible with your D&D Live 2019 materials. It is recommended you check with the D&D Live 2019 staff (wearing a staff badge) to see if your lost materials have been turned in. Wizards of the Coast LLC assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen or forgotten materials.
Notice of Filming and Photography
The purchase of a D&D Live 2019 badge admits one person to all basic activities and exhibits at D&D Live 2019 during regularly scheduled hours for the duration of the event. By entering the event premises, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording will occur and you grant Wizards of the Coast the right to use your likeness, voice, and image as well as any photographs and audiovisual recordings of you while at D&D Live 2019: The Descent, for its advertising, promotional, commercial, or educational materials. You waive any right to additional consideration or compensation with respect to any such use. This authorization is granted worldwide, nonexclusively and during your participation in D&D Live 2019: The Descent.