Standards of Conduct
Standards of Conduct (also known as Rules of Conduct, or sometimes simply as the rules) are rules that members have to follow at a convention. Membership at the convention is usually contingent on following those rules.
Most of the rules spell out policies on common things, such as some or all of the following:
- Conduct towards other members (harassment, assault, etc.)
- Weapons policies
- Room parties
- Substance abuse
- Posting of announcements/fliers
- Sales of merchandise
- Use of audio/video footage
Conventions can (and have) asked people who have violated their rules of conduct to not come back in following years (this has not always worked). Each convention has its own process for deciding when to kick a person out.