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2014′s Panel Schedule

Day
Panel
Panelists
Time
Room

Friday

How Classic Horror Influences Current Horror
An historical perspective on how classic films like “Frankenstein,” “The Mummy,” and “Nosferatu” affected what would become the modern horror movie genre. And is their effect still felt today? Or has modern horror left classic horror behind?
William Bivens, Kat Morris, Don Thacker
M: Tony Kay
5:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Friday
Aliens in Horror
Where sci-fi and horror intersect. The similarities of horror and sci-fi are many and varied. “The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” HP Lovecraft. What is more unknown than space?

K.L. Young, John Portanova, Jeff Dean, Jas
M: Chris Fred

5:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Friday
Reality vs. Fiction
You know all of those movies that are supposedly based on true stories? Movies like “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Amityville Horror,” “An American Haunting,” “From Hell,” and many others that are said to be based on fact? Well, the truth is… not so much. Here are some of the top “true” stories laid out with the real facts.
Ronnie Angel, Jason Rudy,Thomas Tranchell, Gadget
M: William Bivens
6:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Friday
Horror and Anime
Live action Japanese horror has had a huge influence on the genre. What about horror anime? Is it worth checking out? What makes it different from horror animation in other countries?
Tony Kay, M Nessk, Kaley Azuri
M: Rose Moore
6:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Friday
Bigfoot Horror
The NW is known for one of the most famous cryptozoological critters: Bigfoot. But is Bigfoot real? Why is there so little hard evidence, and so much speculative information about the big guy? And what about The Jersey Devil, Mothman, Chupacabras, and more? Will this panel make you a believer?
William Bivens, John Portanova, Paul Malleck M: Kate Lynch
7:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Friday
Maladies of a Mad Scientist: Dr. Virginia Morris
Electrocution, poisoning, and lacerations, oh my! Come get a sample of what’s really happening in the body. And if you happen to be a mad scientist come get a few hints on how to survive your next experiment!
Dr. Virginia Morris
7:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Friday
Count Jackula
Tony Kay
7:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Friday

STILL
Movie and Panel  
Local NW Production! Cast and Crew in attendance

CAST AND CREW:
Chloe Holbrook, Tabitha Bastie, Tim Forehand, Simone Leorin, Angela Andrews, Dale Newman, Richard Garcia, Jonathan Holbrook, Kael Wagner, Dave Shecter, Kate Dixson, Brent Barrie Ryan Simrock, Michael Chamberlain
8:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Friday
Creating Your Dream Cosplay Costume
If you’ve ever thought of building your own cosplay costume but didn’t know where to start, what materials to use, how to design it, glue it, fit it or finish it, this is the place for you. Our master builders will take you from initial design process to the finishing touches, ready for that next con, photoshoot, zombie gathering or whereever your costume takes you!
Ryan Wells, Brian Morris, Jade Cheung, Mary Mann
8:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Friday
New Golden Age of Home Video
There’s been a resurgence in the home video market, with companies like Scream Factory and Arrow Video getting the rights to many “forgotten” films that had never been given the deluxe treatment. Sure, the studios are pushing streaming content, but physical media gives you better quality, not to mention bonus features you can’t get anywhere else.
John Portanova, Charlie JJ Kruger, Jeff Dean, Paul Malleck, Mark Rahner
M: James Beach
8:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Friday
STILL
Movie and Panel (continued)
CAST AND CREW
9:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Friday
Mondo movies They are wild, untamed, and crazy, they are Mondo Movies!
Jason Rudy, Paul Malleck
9:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Friday
The Effect of New Technology on Modern Horror Movies
“No cell signal!” You hear that line at the start of nearly every modern horror film. How does the constant, invasive influence of technology affect modern horror? What can be done to avoid it or utilize it?
Tony Kay, Jas, Matt Ellison
M: Don Thacker
9:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Friday
STILL
Movie and Panel (continued until 10:30 PM)
CAST AND CREW
10:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Friday
Horrors of the PNW Episode 1: Gloomy Sunday Productions goes to Crypticon Shot on site at Crypticon 2013!
 M. Nessk
10:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Friday
The Grand Guignol Theatre
Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol in Paris put on shockingly realistic horror shows from 1897 until 1962, creating and giving a name to a whole new, bloody genre in theatre. What were the theatre and the shows really like? Could they still shock today? Would you want to see them?
Brittany Carpenter, William Bivens, M Nessk M: Tony Kay
10:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Friday
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Movie
and
Crypticon Film Festival Shorts Block 1
10:30 PM
Emerald Room A
Friday
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Movie
and
Crypticon Film Festival Shorts Block 1
(continued)
11:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Friday
Horrors of the PNW Episode 1: Gloomy Sunday Productions goes to Crypticon (continued) (continued)
 M. NessK
11:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Friday
DRIFTER
Local NW Production, Director in Attendance
Joe Sherlock
Midnight
Emerald Room A
Friday
Cyrus (movie)
Midnight
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Saturday Morning Cartoons with BoneBat!
Start your day off right with THE perfect mix of classic horror cartoons and amazing cutting-edge animation, personally selected by Steve of BoneBat Film Fest. Fun for All Ages, but strictly BYOC! (Bring your own cereal)
Steven J. Holetz
11:00 AM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Improvisational Speed Art Contest
Setup 11:00, Contest 11:30
Tony Kay, Nick Gucker
11:00 AM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Virtual Reality and the New Horror Medium
Virtual reality has been an unfulfilled promise for the last 20 years. However, thanks to advancements in technology, VRcade has created the world’s first wireless, full-motion virtual reality platform and will be hosting the world’s first full-motion virtual reality haunted house this October. Get the first details on the system, how effective it is at inducing horror, and how VRcade plans to terrorize Seattle.
 Melissa Carbone and Melissa Meyer: Haunted Attractions are no longer a spectator sport. Engage your audience or die.
11:00 AM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
Beyond the Box Office: The ROI of Horror Remakes Are Anything But Horrible
Why do horror remakes continually re-enter the marketplace? Because they average $27 million in DVD revenue to the studio alone —increasing the distributor’s return of investment (ROI) to 81 percent—and that’s not accounting for the rest of the revenue gleaned after the films have left their theatrical window.
Chris Fred, Matt Ellison
11:00 AM
Pennisula B
Saturday
TRUTH OR DARE
Screening with short film: “Call Girl” director of feature and short film in attendance!
Jessica Cameron, Tristan Risk
Noon
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Improvisational Speed Art Contest
(Continued from 11:30)
Tony Kay, Nick Gucker
Noon
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Jeffery Combs
Thomas Tranchell
Noon
Emerald Room C
Saturday
TRUTH OR DARE
Movie (continued)
Jessica Cameron, , Jill Sixx Gevargizian
1:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Lynn Lowry
Tony Kay
1:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Cleve Hall and Roy Wooley
Lorelei Shannon and William Bivens
1:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
Crypticon Film Festival Shorts Block 2
2:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Horror Musicals and Theater
Jay Irwin, Brittany Carpenter, Anthony Marcacci, Chris Marcacci and Freddy Molitch
2:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
C. Thomas Howell
Tony Kay
2:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
Deadly and Disgusting Diseases: Dr. Virginia Morris 
What does the bubonic plague look like? How many brain infecting parasitic disease are there really? Come learn about real life disgusting and/or deadly diseases. See how close horror and science fiction movies really get!
 Dr. Virginia Morris
3:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
 
3:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Reggie Lee 
 Thomas Tranchell
3:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
Ten Thirty One Productions
Haunted Attractions are no longer a spectator sport. Engage your audience or die.
 Melissa Carbone and Melissa Meyer
4:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday

Ghost Mine! Paranormal Investigator from the Hit TV  series Ghost Mine on the SiFi Channel will talk about his experiences investigating the gold mine in Sumpter Oregon…Not mined since 1934 and reputed to be haunted!

 Patrick Doyle
4:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Soska Sisters, Tristan Risk, Jessica Cameron
Lorelei Shannon
4:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
Best Horror Films of 2013: Group Talk
2013 was a good year for horror. Look beyond “The Conjuring” and “Evil Dead” to learn about some of the great horror films you may have missed last year.
Ronnie Angel, Tony Kay, John Portanova, Matt Faure, Adrianna Gray, Steven Gray, Mark Rahner, Don Thacker Conversation Wrangler: Michael Montoure
4:00 PM
Pennisula B
Saturday
HOUSE OF THE WITCH DOCTOR
Movie Director in attendance
Devon Mikolas
5:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Imagos Films writer/director Don Thacker and select cast/crew discuss DEPTH, an upcoming trans-media feature film collaboration with Frictional Games set in the universe ofFrictional‘s highly anticipated survival horror game SOMA.
Don Thacker
5:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Eric Roberts 
 Tony Kay
5:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
Facebook NW Horror Enthusiast and Friendship Society Meetup
Tony Kay, Eric Morgret, William Bivens, Matt Faure, Lorelei Shannon
5:00 PM
Pennisula B
Saturday
HOUSE OF THE WITCH DOCTOR
Movie (continued)
Devon Mikolas
6:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Crypticon Film Festival Shorts Block 3
6:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Is Horror Still A Boys’ Club?
The horror genre has traditionally been thought of as a “man’s game.” Is it easier now for women to become players in the industry, or even be taken seriously as fans? Why are women still pictured clutching their boyfriends’ arms in the theater, covering their eyes and squealing? To hell with that, we’re behind the camera, or in the front row munching popcorn and grinning. It’s time to leave the stereotype of the helpless bimbo behind and be respected as equals.
Lorelei Shannon, Linnie Helpern, M Nessk
M: Kat Morris
6:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
JUNK BONDS
Movie director in attendance, Local NW production!
Steve Lange
7:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Horror Show Live Production and Discussion
Vagabond Alley Productions presents a short preview of their fringe theatrical late night show “Love in the Time of Zombies” by Damian Trasler, the world premiere of their 60 second “ZOM-COM” teaser (done in the style of George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead”), and a talk back panel with the producer, director and stars on how they brought this horror themed comedy to life for the stage. More info at www.vagabondalley.com
D’Arcy Harrison: Artistc Director, Producer, and role of Susan
Jason Sharp: role of Brian
Robert Hankins: role of Harry
Brittany Carpenter: Press and Public Relations Manager
Amelia Meckler: Director
7:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Conjuring Fear: The Role of Witches and Witchcraft in Horror
Examining the real and imagined concept of the witch, the role of the witch as the other, accuracy and inaccuracies of legend, and the concept and role of Satanism and devil worship in horror. What is Anton Lavey’s connection to horror? Why does our internalized fear of the occult work as a horror device?
Matt Faure, Rose Moore, Adrianna Gray, Steven Gray, Paul Malleck
M: Kate Lynch
7:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
JUNK BONDS
Movie (continued)
Steve Lange
8:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday

Bigfoot Research Organization

An introduction to the work of BFRO (Bigfoot Research Organization) through the experiences of the BFRO  investigator Scott Taylor with over 200 investigations and witness turned investigator with 8 sightings;Mike Beers. Hear of their experience searching for this elusive creature in the Pacific Northwest and ask questions.

Scott Taylor  and Mike Beers
8:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Trivia with Tony
Horror Trivia at its best! Are you always correcting people on Facebook and Twitter? Now is your chance to prove your dominance in meat space. Come on by, it’ll be fun!
Tony Kay
8:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday

Scary Sexytime: What Horror Icon or Character Would You Sleep With?
Rude, rowdy and back by popular demand! Group talk!

Ronnie Angel, Adrianna Gray, Steven Gray, Chris Fred Conversation Wrangler: Lorelei Shannon
8:00 PM
Pennisula B
Saturday
Bone Bat Film Fest After-party!
Check out the best loved shorts from the 2014 BoneBat “Comedy of Horrors” Film Fest as voted by the finest festival audience ever assembled, along with a few surprises! Come for the giggles, stay for the gore!
Steven J. Holetz
9:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
VITAL HEAT
A 40 minute documentary chronicling the production of E.L Katz’s indie shocker Cheap Thrills– an intense 14-day shoot amid a blistering heat-wave. Featuring Pat Healy and Sara Paxton (Innkeepers), Ethan Embry (Empire Records), David Koechner (Anchorman). World Premiere!
TJ Nordaker
9:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Religion and Horror
Religion can be a very scary thing! This panel is a look back at religious symbolism in movies for the last 50 years. Movies like “The Exorcist,” “Alice Sweet Alice,” “Rawhead Rex,” and “The Unholy” gave us righteous scares in the past. And where is religious horror going?
Brittany Carpenter, Kate Lynch, Charlie JJ Kruger, Matt Ellison
M: Ronnie Angel
9:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
Best of BoneBat Film Festival
(continued)
Steven J. Holetz
10:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Horror-Art Within the Realm of Extreme Music
Horror album art and lyrics are associated with heavy, loud, dark music. But horror themes aren’t just limited to black metal. Horror can be found in almost any genre of music. We’ll talk about the connection between music and horror, and where to find horror in some unexpected musical places.
Tony Kay, Kate Lynch, Charlie JJ Kruger,
M: Lorelei Shannon
10:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Saturday
Historical Horror
It seems that people throughout history have always been afraid of the dark. Here is a look back at horror from a historical perspective–a look at myths, legends, vampires, witches, werewolves, and some of the more infamous tales of torture and horror throughout history.
Ronnie Angel, William Bivens
M: Kat Morris
10:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Saturday
BLOODSUCKA JONES
Movie
Presented by BoneBat!
11:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Saturday
Gravestone Entertainment!

The Suicide Pact – a darkly romantic comedy in the tradition of The Blair Witch. Ok, that part’s not true at all. What is true is that we made a very twisted romantic comedy in an abandoned mental asylum complete with ghosts, drugs, parties, and terrifying moments – and love. We can’t leave out the love. It’s a classic tale of emo boy meets pretty goth girl in a freefall of terror set in one of the most haunted mental hospitals on the West Coast.

 

 Gravestone Entertainment presents a film by Jason Hawkins, starring Ethan Westby, Alysse Fozmark, Daniel Smith, Katie Breeze, Kaitlyn Marie, and the Gravestone Girls– cast and crew in attendance, Q&A to follow.
11:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Sunday
THE ANNIVERSARY
Movie Local NW production! director in attendance!
11:00 AM
Emerald Room A
Sunday
THE GIANT SPIDER
Movie director in attendance!
Christopher R. Mihm
11:00 AM
Emerald Room B
Sunday
Rocky Horror Panel
Tacoma Rocky Horror cast members briefly outline 40 years of this cult classic and answer any questions you have, whether you’re thinking about going to your first show or have been attending for years,
11:00 AM
Emerald Room C
Sunday
THE ANNIVERSARY
Movie (continued)
Noon
Emerald Room A
Sunday
THE GIANT SPIDER
Movie (continued)
Christopher R. Mihm
Noon
Emerald Room B
Sunday
John Kassir, Camden Toy, Doug Jones, Carel Struycken
Tony Kay
Noon
Emerald Room C
Sunday
Best and Worst Book-to-Movie Adaptations
“The book was better.” Yeah, we all have said it, but is it always true? Let’s get together and figure it out.
K.L. Young, Ronnie Angel, Tony Kay, John Portanova, Lorelei Shannon, Chris Fred, Michael Montoure, Shannon Flowers Conversation Wrangler: Don Thacker
Noon
Pennisula B
Sunday
I HEART MONSTER MOVIES
Movie Local NW production with footage shot at Crypticon! Director in attendance
Tyler Benjamin
1:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Sunday
Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (TCIF3) is once again screening the best in independent horror shorts at Crypticon. The TCIF3 Film Festival is held in the fall in the Tri-Cities in southeastern Washington.  We promote and encourage future artists and artisans in the art, media, and technology of filmmaking.  To support the education of the general public in these areas by hosting annual film exhibitions, lectures, seminars, workshops, and other activities in the Columbia basin region. Visit us on Facebook, twitter (TCIFFF) and at our website.  (www.tcif3.om)
Nat Saenz, Sebastian Sauers, Mike Moceri
1:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Sunday
Zach Galligan
Tony Kay
1:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Sunday
The Future of Horror Writing Group Talk
With Crypticon opening their writing contest to graphic novels, and with the increasing popularity of horror comic books and TV shows, are horror novels and short stories still as relevant? How has “Twilight” impacted the horror writing community – has it made horror more mainstream, or put people off horror as a whole? What about the proliferation of self-published horror books? Is online, interactive horror going anywhere?
Rose Moore K.L. Young, Kate Lynch, Charlie JJ Kruger, Lorelei Shannon, Shannon Flowers Conversation Wrangler: Shannon Flowers
1:00 PM
Pennisula B
Sunday
I HEART MONSTER MOVIES
Movie (continued)
Tyler Benjamin
2:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Sunday
Best of The Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival (continued)
Nat Saenz, Sebastian Sauers, Mike Moceri
2:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Sunday
Jennifer Lynn Warren and Naomi Grossman
Thomas Tranchell
2:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Sunday
Crypticon Film Festival Shorts Block 4
3:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Sunday
Crowdfunding Panel
Interested in crowdfunding? How often does it really work? Get together and talk about the fun we can all have with this still new and interesting funding method.
Tony Kay, Don Thacker, M Nessk, Gadget M: S J Holetz
2:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Sunday
Extreme International
Some of the more extreme films these days are popping up all over the place, from all over the world. France, Japan, Germany, Spain, Korea, Mexico, and even Iceland are all now regular contributors to the world of horror film, and they push the word “extreme” to the edge.
TJ Nordaker, Linnie Helpern
M: Ronnie Angel
3:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Sunday
Crypticon Film Festival Shorts Block 4
(continued)
4:00 PM
Emerald Room A
Sunday
Nature Gone Amuck
“Sharknado!” “Piranha!” “Poultrygeist!” “Grizzly!” “Razorback!” Nature’s gone crazy! Is the new crop of crazy nature movie the best, or are the great ones from the ‘70’s and ‘80’s as good as it gets?
Tony Kay, Matt Faure, Jeff Dean
M: John Portanova
4:00 PM
Emerald Room B
Sunday
Horror Hacks and Indie Films
As it becomes easier and easier to create a film or short, self-publish books or comics, and create blogs and websites for horror reviews, how does this affect the horror industry and community? Is it a good thing to open up to the masses, or does having no form of quality control leave us with a glut of bad product that brings down the reputation of entire horror genre? Does the community essentially self-police, simply by giving honest feedback? Are too many great writers and creators getting lost in the swarm?
K.L. Young,, Linnie Helpern, Kat Morris, Shannon Flowers
M: Matt Ellison
4:00 PM
Emerald Room C
Sunday
Non Horror Horror
A look at some of the more horrifying non-horror moments from movie history. Sometimes these leave more of an impression than a horror film would. Examples: Full Metal Jacket, American History X, KIDS, Requiem for a Dream, Last of the Mohicans, Temple of Doom, Jurassic Park, etc, etc, etc.
Brittany Carpenter, Ronnie Angel, James Beach, TJ Nordaker, Lorelei Shannon, Chris Fred
Conversation Wrangler: Kate Lynch
4:00 PM
Pennisula B
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Film Festival Winners!

The Winner for Best Short Film:

I Am Monster
Directed by:  Lori Bowen & Shannon Lark
Trailer: See it Here Facebook: Like it Here
Website: http://www.kimyoofilms.com/  http://www.iammonstermovie.com

I am Monster poster - 1000px.jpg

 Winners Best Feature Films:

junkbondsjb2poster-11x17-signed-72dpi.jpg          truth or dare poster.jpg                                   Junk Bonds and Truth or Dare                                                                                                            “Junk Bonds” Directed by: Steve Lange Trailer: See it Here  Facebook: Like it here                          ”Truth or Dare” Directed by: Jessica Cameron  Facebook: TruthOrDareTheMovie                           Twitter: @FIlmTruthoOrDare, @JessicaCameron_​

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Crypticon Code of Conduct

Crypticon strive to always be safe event for everyone! If you plan on attending Crypticon please read and understand the Code of Conduct.

Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct is for all Crypticon Seattle convention members. It is to help ensure that the behavior of one individual does not disturb the rest of the members. It applies to all events that are related to Crypticon Seattle. Everyone is encouraged to read this Code and ask questions if something is not clear to you.

Crypticon Seattle is prepared to deal with any violations of the code. We will endeavor to respond as fast as we can within the law.  If all attendees, guests, staff, and others work together we can make Crypticon Seattle a safe and fun space for all.

Crypticon Seattle reserves the right to eject any individual at any time from Crypticon Seattle. No refunds will be provided.

Failure to adhere to the code of conduct may result in:

  1. Mediation by the Convention Staff and as needed hotel staff, talking to all parties involved in an incident

  2. Verbal warnings

  3. Turning the individual over to hotel/convention center staff/security

  4. Ejection from Crypticon Seattle

  5. Contacting local law enforcement

BADGES: Crypticon Seattle badges/identifiers must be worn at all time by all members and staff. A badge is only valid for the individual to whom it was issued. Badges may not be shared. Crypticon Seattle requires that all individuals 12 and over have membership badges for the convention, and that they be clearly visible by being worn above the waist when at Crypticon Seattle.

PERSONAL INTERACTION: We ask that you respect others so that everyone is comfortable and feels safe at Crypticon Seattle conventions and events.

  1. Harassment will not be tolerated and is a violation of the code of conduct.

  2. If someone asks you to leave them alone or tells you no,stop and walk away immediately. There is no reason for you to have any further interaction with them.

  3. Discrimination of any sort is not tolerated and is a violation of the code of conduct.

  4. Discrimination is not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical/mental disability.

  5. If you feel that you have been harassed or discriminated against:

Tell the individual that their behavior is inappropriate.

If you do not feel comfortable talking with the individuals involved, or if talking to them once does not work, please immediately report the situation to any Crypticon Seattle committee or staff member. If possible provide a name and a physical description of the person or persons involved.

PLEASE: Keep in mind that unless an incident is reported, nothing can be done.

HOTEL INTERACTIONS: Follow any and all rules set by the hotel.

SMOKING: The State of Washington does not allow smoking in any public buildings, including hotels, restaurants, or the convention center.

PETS: Only service animals are allowed in hotel and convention function spaces.

WEAPONS:

  1. Regardless of any government permits, no actual weapon or item that can be mistaken for a weapon may be carried (openly or concealed) on properties being used for Crypticon Seattle at any time, unless it has been peace bonded. If a member wishes to carry such a weapon, it must be presented to Convention Operations upon entry to Crypticon Seattle. The Convention staff is the final arbiter of what weapons require peace bonding, or if a particular weapon is prohibited. If anyone is unsure what is realistic, Convention will be happy to check it.

  2. Any actual weapon or item that can be mistaken for a weapon that is purchased in the dealer room must be wrapped and immediately transported to a hotel room or vehicle. If the purchaser wishes to use the item during the convention, see rules above.

  3. If an actual weapon or item that can be mistaken for a weapon is part of a masquerade costume, it must be transported to and from the masquerade wrapped securely unless it is peace bonded. The masquerade director must approve of any weapons used in the masquerade.  Live steel is prohibited. Convention is the final arbiter of what is considered live steel.  Any weapon (actual, realistic or toy) that is utilized in a threatening or harmful manner is a violation of the code of conduct.

PRIVACY, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND ELECTRONIC RECORDING:

  1. Crypticon Seattle convention goers should be aware that photographs, video and audio recordings occur during the convention, and that their likenesses may appear in these recordings. Attendees and members agree to assign without compensation the use of their likenesses for the use of promotion material.

  2. Crypticon Seattle welcomes members of the press to all events. All journalists, media photographers and any other members of the press are required to display an official Crypticon Seattle Press Badge .

  3. Members should be polite and ask before taking photographs or recordings of members and attendees whenever possible. Photography and audio/video recordings for personal archival use is generally acceptable, unless an individual makes it clear that they do not wish to be photographed or recorded, in which case it becomes expressly forbidden.

  4. The usage of photographic or recording devices is prohibited in certain area of the convention. Where allowed, please take photographs before or after a program event to avoid distracting panelists and audience members.

SALES OF MERCHANDISE: The offering for sale of any merchandise may only occur in designated areas with the permission of Crypticon Seattle.

Crypticon Seattle reserves the right to amend the code of conduct at any time without prior or posted notice and reserves the sole right of interpretation. The rules stated above are not all inclusive.

Any action or behavior that is illegal, unsafe, or causes significant interference with convention operations, excessive discomfort to members, or adversely affects Crypticon Seattle’s relationship with its guests, the venue, or the public is strictly forbidden.

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