Anime Twin Cities, Inc. (ATC) is dedicated to providing harassment-free event experiences for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or other protected status. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Participants at ATC events violating these rules may encounter consequences or be expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the event organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to offensive verbal comments related to: gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, apparel, and costume. Other examples of harassment included are: sexual images in public spaces (with the exception of approved denoted spaces), deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
Exhibitors in designated areas, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material, unless approved in writing prior to the ATC event. Exhibitors’ uniforms/clothing must comply with local modesty laws.
Discussion or images related to sex, pornography, discriminatory language, or similar is welcome if it meets all of the following criteria: (a) the organizers have specifically granted permission in writing, (b) it is necessary to the topic of discussion and no alternative exists, (c) it is presented in a respectful manner, especially towards women and LGBTQIA people, (d) attendees are warned in advance in the program and respectfully given ample warning and opportunity to leave beforehand. This exception specifically does not allow use of gratuitous sexual images as attention-getting devices or unnecessary examples.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, ATC event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed, witness someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the event staff immediately. If the incident occurs at the ATC event Anime Detour, such reports should be brought to the attention of convention security which are identified by safety yellow vests and t-shirts.
ATC event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.