All attendees (designers, play testers, publishers, guests, volunteers, and staff) are expected to abide by a set of policies which are in compliance with United States law and the general policies of the venue.
Badges – Your badge must be worn at all times when in any of the convention areas.
Table Space – Tables are to be shared by all designers. You may not set up your game and occupy a table the entire day. If you set up your game on a table and leave it unattended, we reserve the right to move your game to allow others to use the space.
Alcohol – Alcohol is allowed, subject to all laws and rules. Drunkenness, brawling, and general rowdiness will be dealt with at the discretion of the organizers and/or venue staff.
Smoking – In accordance with Venue Policy and Local Laws, there is no smoking in the venue.
Staff Instructions to you – Attendees must follow instructions and direction given to them by a Protospiel staff member or a venue employee. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the convention without a refund.
Lost or Stolen Items – Protospiel is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Inappropriate Content – Explicitly sexual or gory imagery is considered inappropriate for this event. Please use discretion when presenting themes that may be considered offensive by others.
No attendee shall harass a guest, staff member, volunteer, another attendee, or other individual present in the venue. Any such behavior may lead to expulsion from the convention and revocation of your badge without refund. The convention reserves the right to remove any signage or individuals displaying or acting in a way, it considers offensive or in disagreement with its policies and philosophy, including, but not limited to, any promotion of hate, religious/anti-religious proselytization, unauthorized solicitation, anti-feminism, or similar.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, political affiliation, body appearance, race, religion, or gender identity; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If you, as an attendee, feel harassed, you may inform the offender that you would like the harassing behavior to stop immediately. If you are not comfortable doing this, you may contact a Protospiel staff member who will address the concern.
Protospiel strives to create a safe and inclusive space that welcomes gamers from all walks of life. We hope to build a community space that includes all gamers.
We celebrate all races, ethnicities, body types, the full spectrum of genders, all sexual identities, and persons with all ranges of abilities and ability challenges. While this list of identities is not complete or perfect, we function with a spirit of inclusiveness.
We believe that a diverse range of experiences and perspectives is absolutely necessary in building a thriving and healthy gaming community. We welcome you to share your perspective and experiences with us at Protospiel.
We ask that all attendees of Protospiel operate with the assumption of good intentions on the part of other gamers. Make new friends, game with enthusiasm, and enjoy the convention!