We take the personal safety of our attendees very seriously and have created our Anti-Harassment, Personal Safety & Cosplay Policy to ensure that Central Coast Comicon is a event where everyone feels safe to attend.
Central Coast Comicon has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind.
Remember: Cosplay is not consent.
Keep your hands to yourself.
If you would like to take a picture with or of another Central Coast Comicon Fan, always ask first and respect that person's right to say no.
When at Central Coast Comicon, be respectful, be nice, be cool and be kind to each other.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual conduct which makes a person feel offended, humiliated and/or intimidated where that reaction is reasonable in the circumstances.
Sexual harassment can take various forms. It can involve:
unwelcome touching, hugging or kissing;
staring or leering;
suggestive comments or jokes;
Following or stalking
behaviour which would also be an offence under the criminal law, such as physical assault, indecent exposure, sexual assault, stalking or obscene communications.
Central Coast Comicon has a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for harassment of any kind, including but not limited to: stalking; intimidation; offensive verbal comments; physical assault and/or battery; harassing or non-consensual photography or recording; sustained disruption of panels, signings and other events; bathroom policing; inappropriate physical contact; unwelcome physical attention. In relation to, but not limited to: race, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender presentation, sexual orientation, age, body size, disability, appearance, religion, citizenship, pregnancy.
If a person engages in harassing behaviour, Central Coast Comicon Staff will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including expulsion from Central Coast Comicon with no refund. Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, Fans (Attendees), Speakers, Guests, Media, Staff, Volunteers and Security are all subject to our anti-harassment policy.
Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behaviour has made you uncomfortable or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact Central Coast Comicon's Security Team, Staff Member or Volunteer. If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of Central Coast Comicon.
Central Coast Comicon’s mission is to create a fun, safe, welcoming, awesome event where Fans of all kinds can come together and celebrate. We want you to not only have the most amazing day ever, but to experience it in an environment where you are safe and accepted. As Fans ourselves, we understand the importance of creating a safe space for everyone who attends Central Coast Comicon.