Policy in a nutshell.
Anime Dallas (AD) has absolutely no tolerance for harassment of any kind at our convention. We take harassment seriously, and intend to go above and beyond just setting forth this policy, with proactive measures intended to prevent, curtail, and restrain harassing or nuisance behavior.
People acting in any way that makes others feel unwelcome at Anime Dallas will be removed.
Generally, the sentence above could be considered our whole harassment policy, but we want to be extra clear. Doing something that makes the event less fun for others is not okay. This could include stalking, harassing, name-calling, body-shaming, threatening, demeaning, assaulting, or otherwise bothering others.
We realize it is possible to experience forms of harassment at the convention; we intend to investigate thoroughly any report made to our main Mission Control / Convention Operations and respond appropriately.
Simply put: all good, kind people are welcome at Anime Dallas, and will be made to feel safe.
Harassment can be defined as, but is not necessarily limited to, any deliberate, offensive, undesired conduct, incompatible with standards of decency and conduct, that has the purpose of effect of: 1. an affront to the identity, the personality, the dignity or the physical integrity of another person, or 2. the creation of an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment.
Generally, behavior that makes another person uncomfortable will be unwelcome at Anime Dallas. We ask Anime Dallas staff members to be on the lookout for any such behavior, and report it to Con Operations. We also encourage attendees to report any such behavior to Con Operations. When we receive a report, we will ask for as much information as possible, and respond appropriately.
Our response to harassment will generally be to take actions that will cause the behavior to stop, as appropriate to the situation. In cases this could include a warning to the person doing the harassing behavior, however there are many cases where there would be no warning and the offender would be asked to leave the Anime Dallas event.
Please report any and all harassment, or even the appearance of harassment, to our Convention Operations staff so that we may take the appropriate actions.