ANTI HARASSMENT STATEMENT
Saratoga Comic Con is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, fandom, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, political background, body size, race, religion, etc.
We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. This includes, but is not limited to: physical assault, verbal harassment, sexual harassment, stalking, unwanted physical contact, unwanted advances, or inappropriate photography. (Inappropriate photography is defined as photography where the subject feels they are being stalked, exploited, degraded, or disrespected through being photographed. While it is reasonable that photographers will be photographing costumers and other parts of the convention, should this photography become harassing or sexual in nature, the photographer will be subject to the above harassment policy.) Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference (without a refund) at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Harassment is defined by the victim. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. If you cannot find a staff, crew, or volunteer member to assist you, please go to the information desks located near registration or near the entrance of the exhibition floor. Please report to us before taking matters into your own hands (such as personally confronting the aggressor or posting on social media). We have professional security and they are properly equipped for these contingencies.
The individual or group may be:
Warned to cease and desist;
Asked to leave the convention, or;
Banned from the convention for any period of time (without a refund).
Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualized clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualized environment.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.
SARATOGA COMIC CON FALL SHOW NOV. 11-12, 2017
BEST IN SHOW FOR ADULTS AND KIDS COSPLAY CONTEST WILL RECEIVE A TROPHY!
-- BOTH CONTESTS WILL BE LIMITED TO 30 CONTESTANTS
-- ALL PERFORMANCES TO BE KEPT UNDER 1 MINUTE
-- CERTIFICATES WILL BE HANDED OUT FOR BEST GROUP, BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP, BEST PERFORMANCE, & HONORABLE MENTION.
SATURDAY: ADULT CONTEST (AGES 17 AND UP)
Best in Show
SUNDAY: YOUTH CONTEST (AGES 16 AND UNDER)
Best in Show
COSPLAY CONTEST RULES AND REGULATIONS--Contestants may enter in either one of two categories, Adult (SATURDAY ONLY CONTEST) or Youth (SUNDAY ONLY CONTEST).
--ADULT 17 AND UP
--YOUTH 16 AND UNDER
--YOU CAN SIGN UP AT THE CON, NO FEE.
--A sheet will be given to you to be filled out at the front desk (by the ticket tables) and will be handed to you prior to the walk-on at the actual Cosplay Contest panel (GET THERE 10 MINUTES EARLY FOR THEM TO BE HANDED OUT).
--NO PRE-JUDGING! Saratoga Comic Con and it's community don't believe in someone prejudging your cosplay. Your cosplay is your cosplay and the 4 professional judges will decide on stage. We will begin lining up outside the panel room 20 minutes prior to the actual Cosplay Contest event. Roll will be called and we will get you into a specific order.
--During the event itself, you will be required to get on stage to show off your costume. You can do this in a number of ways, and it is up to you how creative you get. (Specify Walk on or Skit during online sign ups, please) However, we do ask that you limit your performance to NO MORE THAN 1 MINUTES. If you exceed that time limit, you will be asked to stop immediately.
--You will be allowed to be judged as an individual or as a group, but please specify ahead of time which you will be competing as.
--The judges will be awarding prizes on each day (Youth and Adult contests) as follows:
--All contestants will be ranked on a scale of 1-5 for each area; Craftsmanship, Performance and Accuracy. The judges will compare scores and an average will be taken of their various scores, and prizes will be awarded based on these.
SMALL RULES TO FOLLOW
To Cosplayers, no 'real weapons' meaning sharp edged objects made of any metals. Plastic, rubber, fake weapons are fine, no problems there. No Nudity! Shirts off on males is fine. Scantily clad is fine (yeah that means underwear if your costume calls for it), just no nudies. Weapons will be checked at the door. No big rules, just follow the basic ones.
AMAZING JUDGES ONLY AT SARATOGA COMIC CON FALL SHOW 2017! SO HAVE NO FEAR! ALL JUDGES ARE PROFESSIONAL AND ARE SOUGHT OUT FROM ALL OVER THE STATES SO THERE IS NO BIASED JUDGING.
OUR GOAL IS TO BE FAIR TO ALL, SO COME JOIN ALL THE FUN!
SARATOGA COMIC CON Nov. 11-12, 2017
522 BROADWAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY/ SATURDAY 10-/SUNDAY 10-5 VIPs 9:30AM