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Saturday, February 27, 2021

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Access Policy for Ai-Kon Events

Ai-Kon as an inclusive and family-friendly event, open to all peoples, races, and ages.


Event Site: Location of the Ai-Kon Event, for example, a series of rooms in a building.

Venue: Entity granting Ai-Kon the right to use the Event Site, for example, a hotel or convention center.

Event Staff: Ai-Kon volunteers and representatives.

Access to the Event Site:

Event Staff reserves the right to refuse admission, with or without refund (see Removal from the Event Site).

Access to the Event site is prohibited and will be refused to disruptive individuals. This includes but is not limited to individuals who:

  • Have been previously banned from festivals and/or other events, previous Ai-Kon events, or events that have occurred at the Venue;
  • Are demonstrating an intent to disturb the peace or to provoke someone else to do so.

Removal from the Event Site:

Event Staff reserves the right to terminate access and remove a disruptive attendee, whereupon the ticket will not be refunded.

Offensive, dangerous or illegal behaviour is prohibited and will lead to ejection from the event, at the Event Staff’s discretion.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Failure to comply with directions from Event Staff or Venue representatives;
  • Any vilifying or hateful behaviour, including but not limited to racist, transphobic/homophobic or sexist behaviour;
  • Any  violent, intimidating, anti-social or abusive behaviour;
  • Any behaviour which puts your safety or that of third parties, such as other attendees or Event Staff, at risk.

Disruptive attendees will be removed from the Event Site and, if necessary, Police may be called for assistance.

New tickets purchased for the purpose of reentry after removal under this policy will not be refunded.


At the event:

If at the event you witness an individual violating the access policy please:

  • Go to registration and a volunteer will contact an available Director/Officer.
  • Contact a volunteer who will contact an available Director/Officer.