Code of Conduct

The Loscon Member Code of Conduct

Everyone must comply with all Federal, State, and Local laws, ordinances, regulations, and hotel rules at all times. Officers of the Los Angeles Police Department may be on site. Laws include, but are not limited to the following:

No disorderly conduct such as loitering, public intoxication, indecent exposure, begging, or soliciting.

No selling weapons or serving alcohol to minors.

No smoking inside any public buildings. Smoking is only permitted in designated smoking areas. This is a non-smoking hotel and all of its rooms are non-smoking.

Please respect the facilities. The Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel has been gracious enough to host Loscon for many years, and we would like to keep coming back. Please leave the facilities and equipment in at least as good a condition as you found them.

All aisles, exits, fire safety devices, and concession stands must be kept clean, clear, visible, and unobstructed at all times.

Do not tape, tack, staple, nail, or otherwise affix anything to any wall or surface in the LAX Marriott Hotel. This includes doors, panels, columns, and other portions of the facilities.

Glitter, gum, confetti, balloons, stickers, and door or window decals may not be used, distributed, or affixed inside the facilities.

No outside food or drink may be sold or distributed on the premises without prior permission, licenses, permits, and insurance.

Except for approved Service Dogs, animals may not be brought into the LAX Marriott Hotel without prior written consent.

Only people with disabilities or prior approval may use transportation devices indoors.

No skateboards, bicycles, or roller-blades are allowed indoors.

Shoes must be worn at all times.

Please be respectful and courteous of everybody around you. This includes Guests of Honor, convention and hotel personnel, Loscon staff, and fellow members.

Due to the large number of Loscon members, please move carefully. Do not obstruct the flow of traffic, be conscientious with props, and do not run indoors.

Please request autographs only during designated autograph sessions. Unless exceptions have been announced ahead of time, please limit requests to one autograph per person per guest.

Do not harass, threaten, bully, stalk, or mob people. Please do not hug or glomp without permission. Respect other people’s personal space.

In addition to the above, Loscon has the following rules:

Loscon Badges are the property of Loscon, and are loaned to Members for their exclusive use and enjoyment. Memberships (and therefore Badges) are non-transferable. Badges may not be modified, tampered with, or copied in any way. Badges must be worn in plain sight while on premises.

Badges may be revoked at any time by qualified staff members. Membership and access to events will be revoked with a pulled badge.

Please do not move or tamper with furniture or equipment. Doing so may result in damage to the equipment or injury to yourself. If you think something should be moved, or needs repair, please inform Convention Operations staff.

Please do not use any of the electrical outlets in the convention center except in designated areas.

Please comply with the Loscon Weapons Policy, read it carefully and abide by its rules. Get all props peace-bonded as soon as possible, and do not brandish or use them at any time. Go to the Board Room to get them peace-bonded.

Certain items are not allowed on premises: laser pointers, fog machines, strobe lights, megaphones, and other noise-making items. Items may be added to this list by Loscon at any time.

Loscon reserves the right to modify the Code of Conduct at any time.