To All Attendees and Members of Dragonflight:
Dragonflight’s bylaws state that membership is open to anyone, provided “the individual conducts him or herself in a responsible manner”. We are a community of gamers, coming together annually for our convention, and throughout the year at the Metro Seattle Gamers Clubhouse. For many years, “Be responsible” has been enough.
Growing awareness of harassment faced by far too many in communities like ours demands more. The actions of some cannot be allowed to steal the fun or feeling of safety or acceptance from another. Dragonflight condemns in the strongest possible terms ANY behavior which makes another person feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
● If you feel harassed, uncomfortable, or unsafe, please tell a staff member.
● If you see or hear anything which makes or might make another feel harassed, uncomfortable, or unsafe, please tell a staff member.
● If you, by your words or actions, make someone feel harassed, unsafe, or uncomfortable, stop.
● If you are asked to stop, even if you don’t think you were saying or doing anything wrong, stop.
Dragonflight trusts the community and hopes everyone will cooperate with the spirit of the bylaws to make the convention experience a safe, welcoming, and fun as possible for everyone.
- Convention name badges are to be worn at all times while in the convention areas. Do not lose your badge. Replacements may cost full price. Only persons with proper name badges will be admitted to events. Event hosts are responsible for ensuring that this policy is followed.
- Smoking is not allowed in any public areas. Smoking is permitted outside, but not near doors or open windows, as required by Washington State Law.
- The alcohol policy states that people over 21 years of age may have and consume alcoholic beverages in their rooms and in the hotel bar. Per Washington state law, persons under the age of 21 are prohibited from having alcohol in their possession. Alcoholic beverages may not be consumed in any public areas; this includes in hallways and outdoors. Groups desiring to host a special event at the convention in which alcoholic beverages will be served are required to get permission from the convention in writing before holding such an event. Anyone deemed to be inebriated will be asked to leave the gaming area.
- Some of our guests enjoy wearing costumes at the convention. Be advised that convention policy does not allow persons to wear uniforms from the last 100 years unless these are active duty personnel in duty uniform. We DO NOT have a costume ball or similar event.
- Hazardous ornaments, weapons, costume weapons and similar devices are not allowed inside the convention unless they are part of a special event cleared in advance in writing by both the convention and the Hilton Hotel. Persons wearing such items will be asked to remove them.
- Event jumping is discourteous. Please do not leave an event early to play in another event.
- Live-action gaming is only acceptable in the designated LARP areas and as part of scheduled events. No live games involving running on or around the premises and/or brandishing weapons, such as Laser Tag, are authorized, unless they are sanctioned events conducted under supervision.
- Children are welcome at Dragonflight, provided they are under reasonable supervision; under no circumstances should you assume that a game host is there to baby-sit your children. It is at the Game Master’s discretion whether or not children are allowed to play at their table(s). Any game age restrictions are listed in the program. Know where your children are, and make sure they know where you are. Set a specific time and place to meet whenever you and your children are going to be in different places for even a few minutes. Have a code phrase/action in place with your child in the event you need to send someone else to retrieve them from another part of the convention on your behalf. Ultimate responsibility for your children’s safety lies with you; Dragonflight and the Hilton Hotel will do the best we can to support you in that goal. Should a crisis arise, contact our staff or the hotel at once.
- We are guests of the Hilton Hotel and are expected to behave as such. You are responsible for what you do and have to pay for what you damage, and may face civil or criminal charges. The definition of unauthorized activities is subject to the discretion of the Convention Director, members of the Dragonflight Board of Directors, Officers of the Dragonflight Corporation, and the Hilton Hotel staff. These people have the authority to arrange the removal of anyone who engages in unauthorized activities.
Photo copyright Edmund Metheny 2015, used with permission.