POLICIES

Before attending AnthroExpo, please read through our policies and guidelines in order to get the best experience out of the convention. If you need help or clarification, please contact us.

Registration Refund Policy

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AnthroExpo Refund Policy

By purchasing registration to AnthroExpo 2025, you agree to abide by the following terms:

  1. You agree to follow our Registration Guidelines & Code of Conduct.
  2. Registration sales are refundable by email request to registration@anthroexpo.com .
  3. Refund requests must be received on or before January 1, 2025 11:50 pm CST. After this time, registrations will be final and non-refundable.
  4. Registrations are not transferable, but can be deferred to the next convention year until February 5, 2025. Any individual who does not contact registration before this time will be considered to have donated their registration and merchandise to Scissortail Fandoms Inc. and will not be subject to refund unless an extenuating circumstance is provided.

For all other questions, comments, or concerns, please email registration@anthroexpo.com .

Parental Consent Form

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Minors aged 15 and below must be accompanied by a legal guardian, and do not need to complete the form. (However, attending parents may still refer to the form for helpful information.) Minors 5 to 15 years old must pay a $10 fee, added on as a as a product at ConCat's checkout. After checkout, the legal guardian must add the child with their badge name to the account as an attendee. Attendees under 5 years old enter the con for free.

Minors aged 16 and 17 who wish to attend AnthroExpo 2025 unaccompanied by a guardian must fill out the Parental Consent Form below and present it along with a valid government issued photo ID (or school identification AND valid birth certificate) when arriving at the convention.

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Code of Conduct

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Registration Guidelines
& Code of Conduct


FOR ALL SCISSORTAIL FANDOMS, INC. EVENTS INCLUDING ANTHROEXPO


It is expected that when you receive a badge or participate, you understand and will follow these rules explicitly:


1. All individuals of all races, creeds, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification or any other protected class (whether or not by state or federal law) shall be treated with the respect they deserve. Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. and AnthroExpo will not tolerate any sort of violence, threats of violence, harassment or any unwanted behavior intentional or not, to any protected class of people listed above in any reason public or private. We retain the right to refuse entry and service to any individual who has taken part in activities targeting these individuals or shows to be a valid threat to the livelihood of any person attending our events for these reasons.


HATE HAS NO PLACE IN OUR EVENTS OR OUR SPACES. EVER.


2. Anyone who accepts a membership badge agrees to indemnify and hold harmless AnthroExpo and Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. (Sci-FI) from any claim for personal injuries or other damages or equity arising out of an individual’s activities at AnthroExpo, even if such injury or damage is caused by negligence by or on the part of AnthroExpo or Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. (Sci-FI).


3. Registration badges are the property of Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. (Sci-FI) and AnthroExpo and must be surrendered upon request without exception for any reason deemed proper by security, hotel staff, or the management of the Convention. The registration badge becomes the property of the person once the convention closing ceremonies or event has formally ended.


4. All attendees of AnthroExpo (except those minors attending with a parent as described in section 6 below) will be required to present a single government-issued photo ID at registration which clearly states their full legal name and date of birth. Examples of valid
photo identification include: photo ID issued by DPS or DMV office, driver’s license, military ID, passport, tribal ID, or any other government-issued identification not listed. Examples of IDs that are NOT valid include: school ID, employee ID or any other ID that
is either not issued by the government or not a photo ID will full legal name and date of birth. Any person who does not present such photo ID will not be allowed to complete registration or be granted a convention badge of membership.


5. Minors who will be ages 16 and 17 at the time of registration check-in may attend AnthroExpo without a parent if they present government-issued photo ID stating their legal name and birth date and a Parental Consent Form signed by their parent or legal guardian and notarized by a public notary. Parents and guardians will be held responsible
for damage or problems caused by their minors even if they do not attend with them. No minor of age 16 or 17 will be allowed entry without proper identification and the completed signed Parental Consent form. Any minor who provides a forged permission form or photo ID will be remanded to the custody of the local police.


6. Children who will be age 15 and below at the time of registration check-in are not required to present government-issued photo ID but must register with and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has registered and provided ID at all times in any official convention area.


7. Convention attendees must wear their official convention badge at all times while in convention areas and it must be shown upon request to any member of convention staff, security, hotel staff or law enforcement. Your badge will contain a badge name of your choosing (subject to staff approval), as well as a unique number. Altering convention badges in such a manner as to permanently obscure any of these elements renders the badge unusable. If your badge becomes unusable or is lost, replacements will be available at registration, please be prepared to show your ID to prove identity. Any person found using a counterfeit badge, using a badge not belonging to them or making copies of their
badge for others will have their membership revoked and will be asked not to return during that year and/or subsequent years.


8. AnthroExpo reserves the right to deny or revoke an attendee's registration status at any time for any reason.


9. Individuals who have been convicted of crimes that label them as a sexual offender or “RSO” in any national or local database are prohibited from registering or attending any sanctioned events by Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. (which includes, but is not limited to
AnthroExpo). The board of directors will allow an appeals process for non-violent offenders that can be accessed through emailing info@anthroexpo.com. Filing an appeal does not automatically grant access and is still subject to denial based on a majority vote
from the board. Information provided in the appeal is confidential and will not be shared or distributed except to need to know individuals.
10. Individuals who are subject to any type of court mandated protective order (or otherwise known as a restraining order depending on jurisdiction) that has been brought to the attention of executive staff in good faith for the protection and security of any attendee may not attend any Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. sanctioned events that would violate the order. Any court mandated protective order may be presented to executive staff by the original petitioner/plaintiff if they in good faith plan to attend any Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. sanctioned event. If attendance of the same event by the defendant of the order would violate the order, they will be barred from attending as a reasonable safety
accommodation of the plaintiff in advance of the event. If the petitioner/plaintiff of the court mandated protective order does not act in good faith or does not plan on attending the event, the request for the above accommodations may be denied at the sole discretion of Sci-FI executive staff.


11. In the event that any AnthroExpo staff or security member deems it necessary to revoke any attendee’s membership, that attendee must surrender their convention badge to said staff or security member and leave AnthroExpo convention spaces immediately. Said attendee will not be entitled to any manner of refund or compensation.


12. All interior areas of the hotel are non-smoking. This includes vaping. The hotel has designated outside areas where smoking and vaping are permitted.


13. Any usage, sale or possession of illegal or non-prescribed controlled substances will constitute cause to revoke the membership of those involved and will be reported to the local authorities.


14. All parties at which alcohol is served or consumed must verify that every person attending the party is 21 years of age or older by checking government-issued photo IDs. Any party found serving alcohol to or allowing consumption of alcohol by anyone under the age of 21 will be shut down immediately and will be subject to dismissal from the
convention for the year and/or subsequent years.


15. AnthroExpo accepts no liability for whatever may occur within the confines of private hotel rooms. Incidents that occur in these rooms are the sole responsibility of the individual to whom the room is rented. This includes payment for any and all damage, responsibility for complaints levied against the room and any other issues that may arise.
Please note that if a situation should occur that may present a threat to the convention and/or its attendees, AnthroExpo has a responsibility to report it to the proper authorities.


16. No weapons are permitted at AnthroExpo. If you have a fake or peace-bonded weapon to use as part of a costume, it must be approved by AnthroExpo before being shown in public. Also, because of potential damage to property, items including but not limited to silly string, paintball guns, water guns or any similar devices are not allowed within the hotel at any time.


17. Damage caused to the hotel area is at the responsibility of the individual. You will be charged for any damage caused plus any additional fees passed on to Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. for repairs to damage. Please be courteous of hotel property.


18. Fandoms of multiple types are being represented at our events. As such, we ask that you refrain from the following disruptive actions:


○ Public displays of affection more extreme than hugging and back-scratching
○ Excessively loud volumes
○ Failure to wear appropriate attire up to and including shirts, pants/shorts,footwear.
○ Disrespect of hotel staff or damage to hotel property
○ Sleeping
○ Consumption of alcoholic beverages anywhere other than the hotel bar and hotel restaurant
○ Display of any adult-themed subject matter
○ Running, Skateboarding or use of Hoverboards
○ Operating drones or radio-controlled flying devices
○ Selling goods or services outside of the Dealer’s Den, Artist Alley, Art Show or other commerce areas specifically designated by AnthroExpo

19. Dress Code:
○ Any attire worn in the hotel must maintain a PG rating up until 9:00pm. Between
the hours of 9:00 pm and 2:00 am, attire must maintain a PG13 rating.
○ The following are not permitted at AnthroExpo:
■ Any attire that gives the appearance of police or military personnel
■ Any attire which allows for the features of a person’s genitalia to be viewed through the fabric
■ Armbands
■ Symbols perceived as hate symbols

20. AnthroExpo has a strict No Harassment policy (physical, verbal and/or sexual). No means NO. If someone tells you to stop, you STOP. If someone will not abide by these rules, contact a member of security or any member of staff.


21. Any attendees engaging in behavior which endangers life or property (such as, but not limited to, pulling fire alarms, creating hazardous situations) will have their membership evoked immediately and may be barred from future events organized by Scissortail Fandoms, Inc.. If warranted, law enforcement may be called.


22. Photography and Video Coverage is allowed, but not in controlled areas such as the Dealers Den, Artists Alley, or any lounges that are for private convention use.


23. AnthroExpo staff members will make every attempt to be fair, lenient and understanding in the case of infractions. However, there are some situations in which our options may become limited based on the severity of the situation. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by a member of Staff or Security, please inform Convention Operations
or the Convention Chair.


24. Scissortail Fandoms, Inc. has a zero tolerance policy for any unwarranted harassment or defamation of our staff, hotel, contracted affiliates, or organizational decisions and will hold individuals accountable through denial of service or registration to Scissortail
Fandoms, Inc. sanctioned events.


25. AnthroExpo will not accept ANY refund requests after Pre-Registration has closed.


26. AnthroExpo reserves the right to amend these rules without prior or posted notice.


27. None of these rules supersede or amend any hotel or convention center rules.

Chat and Virtual Spaces Rules

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Scissortail Fandoms, Inc & AnthroExpo

Chat and Virtual Space Code of Conduct

Section I - General Code of Conduct

You are limited to 3 warnings. If you reach 3 warnings in a rolling 12 month period, you will be removed from our chat spaces for a period of 6 months. We will manually review your record at your request once this time has passed. If you are removed again, you will be permanently banned from our chat and virtual spaces.

For all inquiries regarding chat and virtual space conduct, you may contact info@anthroexpo.com with any questions.


  • AnthroExpo/Scissortail Fandoms, Inc reserves the right to bar any persons from their online spaces, at any time, for any reason. This can be done with the approval of the Director of Safety & Security, or any Board Member.
  • Any threats or implied threats of violence or self-harm will not be tolerated in any capacity.
    • If you are feeling suicidal or depressed - please let someone know. We will attempt to help you find local resources to assist you in recovery or crisis intervention. Please don’t use the general chat as a means of acting out, if you truly have a problem let someone know.
  • Advertisements in general chats are permitted - Follow the guidelines below
    • We define advertisements as any post made to generate interest in a
      product or service that generates revenue for any company or individual.
    • To be approved for advertisement your post should include a link to a
      website or social media that can show completed works and preferable a
      TOS (terms of service) so individuals are informed.
    • You must provide a copy of your advertisement to a moderator which will
      include the exact wording and links that will be posted to the chat to be
      checked for authenticity and to ensure no NSFW pieces are advertised in
      general areas.
    • NSFW content can be advertised in our 18+ chat, however it must be
      consistent with our rules regarding NSFW content.
    • We ask that you limit advertising to once per week.
    • You MUST receive clearance from a moderator each time you would like
      to post. No exceptions.
  • All advertisements for other events and conventions NOT sponsored by
    AnthroExpo or Scissortail Fandoms, Inc are to be cleared by the Sales & Marketing Director.
  • Spamming in any capacity is not allowed. This includes media, stickers, and messages.
    • Spam limits have been put in place and warnings are applied
      automatically.
  • Be respectful of your other chat companions. If someone asks for a change of
    topic in a reasonable manner please continue that conversation in private. Do not engage in high-risk topics such as politics and religion which could cause others to feel uncomfortable or spur arguments within the chat.
  • The use of harassing, discriminating, or otherwise excessive use of unpleasant slurs in either written or visual form will not be tolerated. This includes block evading and impersonation of another character or person.
    • While we are not here to police every person's individual style of
      language, it's important to conduct yourself in a manner that's fitting in a
      group setting.
    • If you feel you are being targeted directly from the use of improper
      language, pictures, or any form of electronic media that promotes these,
      please contact a member of the moderation team for review.
    • If you believe a moderator is abusing their power and targeting you,
      please send any relevant messages or screenshots to the Convention
      Chair and Director of Security.
  • In the General Chat, posting media depicting pornographic or any other “adult” material will not be allowed. This refers to profile pictures or direct links to NSFW content through your bio as well. If a moderator becomes aware of this, you will be politely asked to remove the picture(s) and/or link(s) from your profile or asked
    to only be in our Adult 18+ spaces (with verified ID).
  • Posts and comments referring to controlled or illegal substances are highly discouraged. A moderator may warn immediately depending on the severity of the content or message shared.
  • If you are continuously pressing subject matter, becoming a nuisance to moderators or chat patrons, and continuously dodging the rules through loop-holes or other methods, you will be warned. We will not tolerate repeated disrespectful behavior in our chat spaces and violation of any rules or pressing us by "walking a fine line" will not be tolerated.
  • By being a member of these social spaces, you assume some risk and liability. Please use common sense when sharing personal pictures and/or any other identifying information.
  • While we encourage group meets, room parties, and other events, use of the Scissortail Fandoms, Inc name for any events is strictly prohibited unless approved by an officer of Scissortail Fandoms, Inc.
    • Please reach out to a moderator if you have any questions about this rule.

Section II - Adults-Only Social Spaces

  • You must have your ID verified by a member of the Moderator Team before you will be allowed access to any of these areas. You will be required to furnish a picture of yourself holding your ID with a clear enough resolution that your date of birth, ID expiration date, name, and picture are clear. Your ID must be issued by a governing body at a state or federal level (ex. driver’s license, DOD ID,
    passport, etc.)
    • You may black out other information such as your address and driver’s license/ID number.
    • If we are unable to verify your identity using this method, then you may meet a moderator in person to be verified.
    • If you do not have an ID, if it’s expired, or if it looks altered in any way you will not be permitted access to the 18+ Telegram chat or NSFW tag in
      Discord.
  • No extreme fetish or hardcore pictures allowed in the general chat areas.
    • Soft-core pornography and fetish pictures are generally allowed, however, if you aren’t certain, always err on the side of caution and contact a moderator before posting.
  • Illegal media of any type depicting child pornography, zoophilia, bestiality, self-harm, suicide, or scenes of non-consensual rape is strictly prohibited.
    • There will be no warnings, you will be instantly banned and potentially blacklisted from attending AnthroExpo conventions. If the picture constitutes a broken law, the moderators are obligated to file a police report with local authorities.
  • Real-life photography and pornography are allowed, however, never post
    pictures of another person that you do not have explicit permission to post.
  • Solicitation for sex or “cruising” for hookups is strictly prohibited.
  • Please make sure you keep content in voice channels specific to the age group allowed. If you are in the PG-13 chat room, keep profanity to a minimum and do not engage in any conduct that couldn’t be reviewed by a parent for the sake of the safety of our underage users.
    For any further questions, please contact our Online Safety & Security team at security@anthroexpo.com

Vendor Policies and Agreements

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