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FuMPFest Harassment and Weapons Policies


FuMPFest Harassment Policy

FuMPFest is dedicated to providing a fun and welcoming environment for all attendees, regardless of sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical trait, race, age, religion, or any other individual attribute. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Anyone caught violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical trait, body size, race, age, religion
  • Unwanted or unwelcome physical contact
  • Unwanted or unwelcome sexual attention
  • Abusive, condescending, or insulting language
  • Intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Unwanted or unauthorized photography or recording
  • Disruptive behavior, heckling
  • Advocating for or encouraging any of the above behavior

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior either by Staff, Security, Volunteer, or by another FuMPFest attendee, are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it to Staff or Security. You can also make a report anonymously here: http://www.fumpfest.com/incident.php

We take all reports seriously and will do our best to ensure your privacy and security. All incidents will be fully investigated and we will take whatever action is necessary to prevent a recurrence. Our team will be happy to help you contact hotel/venue security, local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event.

Some of our performers include sexually explicit, controversial, and/or offensive content in their performances. Audience discretion is advised. Please refer to the content guidelines in the program book. If you have any specific questions or concerns about a particular act please contact a Staff member or Volunteer.

Based on "Conference Anti-Harassment" from the Geek Feminism Wiki


Local and Regional Support Services

Con Chair email: info@fumpfest.com
Hotel phone: 847-777-6500
Chicago Police: 312-742-4480
Concentra Urgent Care: 847-419-6974 (hours: 7a-9p)
O’Hare Taxi Company: 847-443-4343
Emergency: 911


FuMPFest Weapons Policy

Real weapons are not allowed in any event space for the duration of the event. Please leave any and all weapons you may carry with you in your room securely locked in the available safe.

Prop weapons are allowed as part of a costume or cosplay, however they must be:

  • Obviously fake, and/or
  • Peace bonded

Please see a member of Security to peace bond any prop weapons you may have.


Security Provided by The Dorsai Irregulars

The Dorsai Irregulars will be on hand providing security throughout the weekend. They will be checking badges as you enter the event and will be on-hand to handle any issues that come up.

Please don't hesitate to report any issues you see to the security staff.