New Mexico Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. Code of Conduct

The following code of conduct applies to any events runs by NMSFC, Inc. unless extended by the event committee and approved by the New Mexico Science Fiction Conventions, Inc. Board of Directors.

We expect all of our members, guests, and staff to follow normal standards of proper behavior. We will not tolerate harassment of people at our convention. Everyone is entitled to a harassment-free convention experience regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, political beliefs, body size, race, national origin, or religion etc.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, offensive verbal comments, deliberate intimidation, stalking or following someone, making harassing photographs or recordings, or disrupting talks or other events. Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately. A request to “stop” or “go away” means exactly that. If anyone engages in harassing behavior, the convention committee may warn the offender, remove the offender from the room, or expel the offender from the convention with no refund. 

If you feel that you are being discriminated against or harassed, or if you notice someone violating convention or hotel policies, we respectfully suggest the following:

Point out the inappropriate behavior to the person(s) involved. Often this will solve the problem immediately.  Remember, a non-aggressive/confrontational approach and the use of “please” and “thank you” can go a long way.

If you do not feel comfortable talking with the person(s) involved or if talking to them does not resolve the issue, please report the situation immediately to Operations Staff or a Convention Committee member.

The convention is not a law enforcement body.  In any cases where city, county, state, or federal law is alleged to have been broken, we will immediately inform the appropriate law enforcement body to conduct the necessary investigation.