Code of Conduct

4th Street Code of Conduct

4th Street Fantasy is dedicated to providing a welcoming venue for discussion of science fiction and fantasy. As such, we expect attendees to refrain from harassing behaviors. Attendees asked to stop harassing behaviors are expected to comply immediately.

All attendees of 4th Street Fantasy Convention are required to comply with the following Code of Conduct, including board members, guests of honor, and volunteers.

Harassing behaviors include but are not limited to harmful verbal comments that reinforce systems of oppression, including those related to:

  • gender
  • gender identity and expression
  • age
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • physical appearance
  • body size
  • race
  • ethnicity
  • religion

They also include:

  • displaying sexual images in public spaces
  • deliberate intimidation
  • deliberately blocking movement
  • stalking
  • following
  • unwanted and/or unauthorized photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome sexual attention

If an attendee engages in harassment, the convention organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including issuing a warning to the offender or expelling them from the convention.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the Safety Team. If you or the reporter are not comfortable working with a member of the Safety Team, please contact a member of the Board. Members of the Board cannot serve on the Safety Team, and vice versa. Notify the Board member of the potential conflict of interest when you make the report. Volunteers at the registration desk can also help you find who you need. 

Convention staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide safety escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the convention.