To ensure safety and comfort for everyone, this Code of Conduct and the Finnish law are followed during Finncon. Please report all accidents, misbehavior and other problems immediately to the security staff or the committee. All indecent behavior and behavior breaking this Code of Conduct will be taken seriously. The security staff will call police if needed.
The instructions by the security, convention committee and police (etc.) must be followed in all situations. The security has the right to remove a person for violating the Code of Conduct, harassing other people or in other way misbehaving from the event (according to the Finnish law).
The purpose of this Code of Conduct is not to prevent people from having fun at the convention but ensuring the safety of everyone at the convention. The Code of Conduct is not a list of what is forbidden.
Finncon is open for everyone. All harassment, discrimination or other bullying is forbidden at the event and we will behave accordingly.
Jyväskylä University Sport sciences building (Liikunta) is a museum space. Any littering, messing up or breaking the venue is strictly forbidden. Entering any area that not part of the convention areas is also forbidden. Touching covered devices or furniture, or moving furniture meant as an obstruction is forbidden.
Attaching posters, ads or other papers or items to the walls of the venue is strictly forbidden. Person who does that will pay for the clean-up.
University of Jyväskylä is Green Office space, where garbage is recycled. Follow recycling instructions.
PROPS AND GUN REPLICAS
If you have a big prop or any big items, please be extremely careful in the convention. Please leave all props and items bigger than a lightsaber to the cloakroom in Liikunta lobby area. Real guns are not allowed at the Con area.
Bringing any kind of guns or objects reminding guns is mostly forbidden. Items include for example airsoft guns, other gun replicas, ornamental swords, all types of knives and other items resembling any kind of a weapon. The decision to ban guns and items reminding guns is based on the Finnish Public Order Act section 10 which prohibits guns and items resembling guns at public places. Safety first!
During the masquerade the contestant can carry and show the gun or weapon if it is a part of the costume. Please remember safety during the show. Pyrotechnics are forbidden.
CORRIDORS AND STAIRS
Obstructing the corridors of the venue is not allowed. Sitting on the stairs is forbidden.
ALCOHOL AND OTHER INTOXICATING SUBSTANCES
Carrying and consuming own alcoholic drinks or other intoxicating substances is strictly forbidden at the convention area and close proximity to it. If needed, the security will confiscate the alcohol and other intoxicating substances. The security has the right to remove a misbehaving person from the event. All controlled substances (such as drugs) will be handed over to the local police. Please notice that according to the Finnish law, person under 18 is not allowed to carry alcoholic drinks and for strong spirits the age limit is 20 years.
Alcohol is not available at the convention area. Finncon has no age limit and the cafeteria is open for everyone.
Finncon is a non-smoking event. Smoking is not allowed indoors at any time. This includes e-cigarettes or vapes. Smoking close to the entrances of the venue and close to “No smoking” signs is forbidden. Smoking is allowed only at the designated areas with ashtrays. Please make sure the stubs end up in the ashtrays of the designated smoking areas.
IN CASE OF HARASSMENT
Finncon has an anti-harassment team who handle all harassment situations. If you are harassed in any way, or see someone else being harassed, contact the Info desk or the closest security steward (in yellow hi-vis vests) to report it. You can also call the anti-harassment team directly by phone (+358 40 3710988). If needed, you can also reach out to anyone from the convention organisation who will help you out.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
Contact info desk (+358 40 3722471) and/or security (+358 40 3722536) immediately.