NELCO Rules and Policies

Do Unto Others

Treat other conference attendees and hotel guests in a generally civilized fashion. Abusive, insulting, intimidating, bothersome, or outwardly illegal behavior will not be tolerated.

Do Not Freak the General Public

Remember there are non Conference-going guests staying at the hotel. All major game activity should take place in the conference area, not the hotel area, although quiet game activity may occur inside player rooms (not in the halls) during the day. The hotel area should be specifically considered quiet space after 10pm, and no game activity should take place there after that time, except in hotel suites designated by the conference for certain LARPs. Players in those LARPs are encouraged to be mindful of other hotel guests and keep activity within those hotel suites.

Communicate With Your GMs

If you have questions about a game, for example content warnings or accessability concerns, please reach out to the GMs at your earliest convenience, in advance of signups if possible.

If you know in advance that you cannot make a game, please let the GMs or Operations Staff know, so that the GMs can make proper arrangements. If you are more than 10 minutes late for a game, you may be recast at the GMs' discretion.

Conference Policies

Game Registration Policy

NELCO 2018 follows a strict first come, first serve policy when it comes to game registrations.

The only exceptions to this policy are age-related or legal restrictions. Some games have age restrictions due to content or boffer combat, and the GMs have worked with the Conference staff to get approval for these restrictions. In these cases, it will be clear from the game description.

Harassment Policy

NELCO 2018 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, or religion, or any other factor. We do not tolerate harassment of conference attendees in any form. Conference attendees violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.

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, age, or religion. It also includes display of sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of games or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, bathroom policing, and unwelcome simulated combat using realistic or non-realistic weapon props. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference Safety Staff immediately. Conference Safety Staff can be identified by their conference badge, which will say "Safety Staff" under their name, and, if they are on duty, by an Intercon Safety Staff button.

Conference Safety Staff will be happy to help participants contact Hotel security or local law enforcement if desired, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. Safety Staff will never pressure anyone into making an official report. We value your safety, privacy, and comfort while at Intercon.

Questions about this policy should be directed to nelco@interactiveliterature.org. At con, you can contact conference staff by coming to the Operations desk during Ops hours..

Emergency Numbers

Hotel Security/Front Desk
Hotel Phone: Dial 0
or: 978.263.8701
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center 24 hour hotline
800.841.8371
Medical (or other) emergency
911

Violations

Anyone found violating any of the above policies may be subject to ejection from NELCO 2018 without refund. {convention.name}} reserves the right to expel anyone for any reason, with or without warning.

Withdrawing from the Con

To withdraw from NELCO, email the NELCO Coordinator.

If you withdraw from NELCO more than 30 days before the Conference you are eligible for a full refund. Withdrawals within 30 days of the Conference are eligible for a refund or membership in next year's Con at the discretion of the Conference Coordinator Please note this only applies ot the $10 NELCO membership fee, not the $20 fee for playing one of the Little Boffer Con LARPs.

Hotel Rules

Staying at the Boxboro Regency

Each hotel room should have no more than four occupants. Sleeping in public areas of the hotel or in the conference areas is forbidden by the hotel management.

No Smoking in Hotel and Conference Area

Per the Board of Health, smoking is not allowed in any public area of the hotel. If you wish to smoke, please go to a designated public smoking area (outside).

Posting Signs

You may only attach something to the walls if you use blue painters tape, which will leave no residue and will not damage the paint. The conference has a limited amount of tape available which it can loan as needed.

Contacting Staff

Please report to Conference Staff any incident in which a member of the conference ignores the rules of the conference stated above. New England Interactive Literature reserves the right to revoke, without refund, the membership of anyone for any just cause.

A Staff member can always be found at the Ops desk during regular Operations hours. If the hotel observes a guest violating any of the above rules, the hotel reserves the right to have that guest removed from the property without refund.

New England Interactive Literature is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

Have Fun!

Have a good time! Have a great time! Have a grand time! Just have fun!