Rules and Guidelines
Attendee Code of Conduct:
Every attendee is required to follow KuroNekoCon's Policy of appropriate behavior and respect of fellow attendees, guests, staff, volunteers, vendors, artists, and all other associates involved in KuroNekoCon. If it is deemed that you have failed to do so, it is at KuroNekoCon's sole discretion to decide if you will be removed from the event.
We welcome diversity of all races, genders, ages, sexual preferences and religions. Due to our family friendly image we will not allow nudity, sexual misconduct, offensive language, or anything else deemed inappropriate to anyone below the age of 18. We wish everyone to have a wonderful and fun filled convention that is safe and memorable.
KuroNekoCon Staff reserve the right to take action if they deem any person or their behavior(s) are a threat to the general convention population's health or wellbeing.
No running or rough housing or horseplay within the convention.
Fighting of any kind is cause for immediate removal from the convention.
No harassment of any kind, both physical and verbal.
Theft will be dealt with swiftly and immediately with a removal from the convention and a ban from future KuroNekoCon events.
Intentional damage of KuroNekoCon's or our venue's property will result in removal from the convention and a ban from future KuroNekoCon events. 'Accidental' damage will be dealt with on a case by case basis. In either scenario, you will be held liable for repaying the full amount of damages to said property.
No sexual misconduct involving indecent exposure, nudity, sexual harassment, or unwanted touching. Yes, this does include hugs and 'glomping'. If you are not sure if someone is comfortable with either of these behaviors- always, always ask permission.
Engaging in any activity that is actively prohibited by law (including but not limited to use of illegal substances, alcohol, or violence) is strictly prohibited. Washington State Laws. Spokane County Laws.
No offensive language
We will not tolerate discrimination of any kind based on race, gender, age, sexual preference, religion, etc.
No disruptive or unsafe behavior of any kind that disturbs the public, fellow attendees, events, guests, vendors, artists involved with KuroNekoCon.
Any minor, a person under the age of 18, must be escorted by a guardian, a person the age of 18 or above, at KuroNekoCon. The guardian must have a KuroNekoCon badge and be on the event grounds in case of any type of emergency.
Badges must be worn at all times during the convention and individuals without them will be removed from access to KuroNekoCon event areas. A fee will be charged for a replacement of your badge.
Each guest of honor will be given a time for autograph sessions, please respect those times and follow all directions given by KuroNekoCon staff.
We are all excited about costumes of all our favorite characters and fashions, but we reserve the right to deem costumes unacceptable or inappropriate and may ask the wearer to make modifications as necessary due to our family friendly nature. Attire must be equivalent to that of at least a bikini swimsuit at all times during the convention. Also, shoes are required at all times during the convention as required by public health and safety laws.
No real weapons, or anything used or brandished as a weapon is allowed at KuroNekoCon, legal or illegal. For prop weapons, you must have them checked at our Peace Bonding booth prior to carrying them onto the convention floor. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of Peace Bonding please see 'Frequently Asked Questions' as well as the Rules and Regulations of Peace Bonding.
Alcohol and Drugs:
As our event is family friendly, consumption of alcohol at KuroNekoCon events is strictly forbidden even for those of legal age. Any illegal substances will be cause for an immediate call to the local law enforcement. Either of these offenses at our event will be cause for immediate removal from the convention premises and a ban from future KuroNekoCon events.
KuroNekoCon holds a three-strike policy that means if an attendee is causing misconduct KuroNekoCon Staff can fairly and efficiently take care of the situation and punishment. KuroNekoCon Three-Strike Policy.
We don't like to have to say this, but please keep a minimum standard of health and personal upkeep at all times during both days of the convention. Showers, deodorant, and breath mints/gum are your friend! This also applies to the convention facilities, such as public restroom conduct.
KuroNekoCon will not be held responsible for any loss, damage, theft, or injury you may receive at our event.
Hours of Operation
KNC 2014 Hours of Operation:
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM Saturday and Sunday
Registration and Pre Registration Hours:
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Friday
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday