**Our venue for 2020, the Marriott, has introduced a new set of protocols for ensuring safe hotel stays in the age of COVID-19, which will include touch-less check-in and the use of hospital-grade disinfectant to sanitize surfaces throughout the hotel. They have developed a task force that includes infectious disease experts, public health and food safety scientists, as well as representatives from housekeeping, occupational health, and associate well-being divisions. The VoltCon! staff will reinforce these efforts by providing sanitization stations in the convention space and ensuring appropriate room for social distancing at the location. As this situation develops throughout the summer and into the fall, we will continue to monitor and take additional measures as we deem necessary to allow all of our attendees a safe, healthy and happy time at VoltCon! 2020!**
Attendees 18 years of age and older must have a state-issued ID to pick up their badge. Attendees 13-17 years of age may use their student ID.
Admission for children 12 years of age and younger is free, but they must be accompanied by a parent/guardian badge holder.
Please have your identification and your ticket readily available when you pick up your badge. Your ID must match the name on your ticket.
Have a fantastic time at VoltCon!
Please make note of the following policies and provisions to ensure everyone has a fantastic time at this event.
a) Accommodations: Ticket purchases DO NOT guarantee availability of rooms at the venue. We highly suggest that you book a room as soon as possible after purchasing your convention ticket. You must call the venue directly to book a room, and be sure to mention that you are attending VoltCon.
b) OUTSIDE ALCOHOL POLICY: Any outside alcohol must remain in your room. Please note that NO outside alcohol is permitted in the convention space. This is important; you will be requested to leave without a refund if caught with outside alcohol in the common areas.
c) You are welcome to keep your own beverages and food in your room.
d) SMOKING POLICY: This is a smoke-free facility.
e) ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY: VoltCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone [regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion or opinion/view.] As such, we employ a NO TOLERANCE harassment policy.
f) WEAPONS POLICY: No live steel. This includes any object made of metal that could hold an edge, regardless of whether it is sharp or remains sheathed. No firearms, including toys and props. No explosives of any kind. Acceptable props can be made of tissue paper, plaster, cardboard, plastic, wood, etc. as long as they pose no danger to you and other convention attendees. Any misuse of a prop will result in a warning and removal of the item from the convention area. Repeat offenders will be asked to leave the convention without refund. Appropriate authorities will be contacted for more severe infractions. All decisions made by VoltCon are final.
g) As a general policy, VoltCon does not take sides in personal disputes among individuals. Only in the event that we receive a complaint regarding the harassment of one attendee by another, followed by documented evidence showing a violation of the above policies and that the issue pertains to VoltCon will we look into such a situation.
h) The badge is a limited, revocable license to attend VoltCon, which may be revoked or revised at any time at the sole discretion of the convention organizers. All badge holders and licenses granted thereto are subject to the rules and regulations of VoltCon. A badge may be revoked and a badge holder ejected from the convention for disorderly conduct, a violation of the law or rules.
i) The badge holder acknowledges that by appearing at VoltCon they may appear in photos or videos taken at the convention and consents to such recording and its publishing or re-broadcasting for promotional purposes.
j) By attending this event, the badge holder releases VoltCon from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right, or any other claim or cause of action of any kind; authorizes and permits VoltCon and its organizers to use for any purposes his or her name, voice, and likeness and all reproduction thereof in any form o media now and hereafter in perpetuity; understands they are prevented from taking, recording, or creating film, or digital pictures, videos, tapes, sound recordings, or any other visual or auditory recreation of any kind whatsoever, of any VoltCon guest, member, volunteer, or organizer, including but not limited to any VoltCon forum, seminar, session, dance, or performance, for any commercial use, or for the solicitation of funds for any commercial or other purpose , without the express written permission of VoltCon; agrees to comply with all rules and regulations. This badge is non-refundable and will not be replaced.
VoltCon reserves the right to add to or change these policies with or without notice at any time. We urge everyone to get along and use expected common courtesy when attending the event.