For those participating in or visiting the BYOC, in addition to the rules and regulations covered here in our QuakeCon® Code of Conduct, you must review and agree to the BYOC rules and guidelines.

QuakeCon® (“QuakeCon”) is a family-friendly event and the safety of all guests is the top priority. To ensure that everyone has a good and safe time, QuakeCon will feature new security measures and this updated Code of Conduct. All QuakeCon attendees must review and agree to this Code of Conduct prior to entering QuakeCon. If you have questions about, or to report a violation of, the Code of Conduct, please contact [email protected]

Anti-Harassment Policy
Bethesda Softworks LLC (“Bethesda”) is dedicated to providing a QuakeCon conference free of harassment and intimidation based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Harassment of any kind is strictly prohibited at QuakeCon.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to:
• Offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, nationality, age, or religion;
• Written or graphic material denigrating an individual or group;
• Repeated abuse of another – bullying;
• Sexual images in public spaces;
• Threatening, intimidating, or hostile acts, including stalking or following;
• Harassing photography or recording;
• Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
• Inappropriate physical contact;
• Unwelcome sexual attention; and/or
• Advocating for, or encouraging, harassing behaviors.

Weapons Policy
For the safety of attendees, security measures at QuakeCon will include the use of metal detectors, hand wands, and bag checks prior to entry into the QuakeCon event areas (the “Event Areas”). Uniformed and undercover security and police will be present at all times throughout QuakeCon to assist and protect attendees. QuakeCon is a private event, and, in accordance with local and federal law, attendees are prohibited from bringing weapons of any kind into the Event Areas. Bethesda reserves the right to require any attendees with weapons to immediately leave the Event Areas. All costume weapons must be inspected and approved by QuakeCon Security and/or Police prior to entry into the Event Areas.

Costume/Cosplay Weapons Policy
No functional props or weapons are allowed at QuakeCon, regardless of whether they are functioning, de-commissioned, or replica. No swords, knives, spears, or similar weapons, sharps, or piercing items will be permitted, even if they’ve been covered or modified.
Simulated or costume weapons are allowed as a part of your costume, subject to prior approval by event and security staff and compliance with these rules. QuakeCon Security has the final say in any/all decisions on what props or weapons are permitted at QuakeCon.
You may never use any prop weapon to strike, swing at, or threaten other attendees. Be safe and have fun.

Anti-Violence Policy
Any form of violence or threat of violence towards another person while at QuakeCon will result in the attendee’s immediate removal from QuakeCon. Violence will not be tolerated.

Illegal Drugs Policy
Illegal substances are not allowed at QuakeCon. Any attendee who is caught buying, using, or dealing illegal drugs while at QuakeCon will be immediately reported to security and/or local law enforcement in accordance with all state and local laws, and the attendee will be subject to expulsion from QuakeCon.

Anti-Theft Policy
Theft of any and all kinds is strictly prohibited at QuakeCon. Any attendee who is caught stealing may have his or her QuakeCon badge revoked, be expelled from future QuakeCon events, and be reported to security and/or local law enforcement.

Anti-Cheating Policy
Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated at QuakeCon. All attendees must follow all rules and regulations when engaging in both friendly and competitive gameplay.

Code of Conduct Violations
In Bethesda’s sole discretion, if an attendee violates any of the policies or rules in this Code of Conduct, he or she may be removed from QuakeCon, have his or her badge revoked, be permanently expelled from QuakeCon and all associated events, and/or reported to show security or local law enforcement.