Community Standards

I like gaming. You like gaming. That’s why you’re coming to Go Play Brisbane, right? In fact, that’s why everyone who comes to the convention is there. We like gaming!

Gaming at Go Play is fun. It’s meant to be fun. That’s why we like the ‘Play’ in our name. Play is meant to be fun, but it can’t be at the cost of someone else’s safety, happiness, or comfort.

If your fun means that someone else’s safety, happiness, or comfort is diminished, then you need to stop what you’re doing. We have no tolerance for that kind of behaviour; it’s harassment.

And just in case you weren’t sure what I mean by harassment then let’s list it out.

It includes, but is not limited to:

  • stalking
  • intimidation
  • offensive verbal comments
  • physical assault and/or battery
  • harassing or non-consensual photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of games, workshops, or other events
  • bathroom policing
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome physical attention

…in relation to:

  • race
  • color
  • national origin
  • gender
  • gender identity
  • gender presentation
  • sexual orientation
  • age
  • body size
  • disability
  • appearance
  • religion
  • citizenship
  • pregnancy

If you witness or are targeted by harassment, contact me and I will deal with it directly. And just in case you don’t know who I am, I’m Andrew Smith and I’ll be the one making announcements throughout the day.

If you cannot find me, then please email goplaybrisbane@gmail.com with your contact details so that we can address the situation with you.

Failure to adhere to the community standards may result in:

  1. Mediation
  2. Verbal warnings
  3. Ejection from Go Play Brisbane
  4. Contacting the police

This policy applies to everyone at the convention. Players, GMs, organisers, people who have been to every Go Play, and people who are here for the first time. The same standards and consequences apply to all.

If you are the target of harassment, we will work with you to provide support. If you are in immediate physical danger, get to safety and contact the police first.

When you are at Go Play, be respectful to each other. We have had a long association with The Message to help make gaming a welcoming space for everyone. Help keep the play in Go Play.

 

Andrew Smith

 

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