Code of Conduct
Please use common sense and respect others’ right to enjoy the event. Remember that any activity which is illegal by municipal, county state, or Federal statute, law, or regulation outside the event is illegal during event. Event staff will ask you to stop an illegal activity. If the illegal activity continues, event staff will report this activity to hotel security and other proper authorities. While in public or in convention spaces, attendees are expected to maintain a “PG-13” standard of conduct. Repeat offenders may have their membership revoked. Please also note that the event staff retains the right to deny entry to anyone and that you can be asked to leave at any time without warning or particular infraction to these stated rules of conduct.
Furlandia ensures that each member gets both a lanyard and at least one type of membership badge. Your ‘proof of membership’ is defined as both a current year lanyard, and any badge issued to you by the convention for the current year. You must be visibly wearing ‘proof of membership’ at all times during our event, and you understand that event staff can request to see proof of membership at any time. Event staff may deny you access to events or event space if you do not have ‘proof of membership’. All Furlandia issued badges remain the property of RAIn for the duration of the convention and must be surrendered upon request.
While in the event space, all attendees (in and out of costume) are required to have their con badge clearly visible at all times. The event badge must not obscured by custom or bespoke badges, and must remain outward facing so the badge color code and name are visible. Occasionally the hotel staff will ask for costumers to "lift your head" when ordering food, requesting services or communicating with hotel staff. The hotel policy regarding costumes is no head coverings, so the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel is being very generous by allowing costumers, fursuiters and others.
As per our policy, the staff has decided not to allow ANY media coverage at the event without PRIOR approval. Attendees purchasing a membership agree not to act as media agents in any way, shape, or form while attending our event. Making photographic, audio, or video recordings of any convention event for investigative or commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.
As a convention attendee, you are a guest of the hotel and must abide by the hotel’s rules and policies whenever you are on the premises. However, if you are unsure if something is allowed, Hotel Front Desk will be able to assist you. If you are expelled from the hotel for violation of their rules, you immediately forfeit your event membership and must surrender your ‘proof of membership’. You are responsible for any damage you cause to hotel property. The event space and public spaces of the hotel may not be used as sleeping areas.
Hotel dress code is all visitors to the hotel in common areas (e.g. lobby and hotel corridors) must be covered from shoulders to thighs. Swimming pool area is the only exception to this rule. Violations of this policy will result in no access to the event space.
No shoe policy
Hotel policy is shoes are required while in common areas (e.g. lobby, ground floor corridors). No shoes, no service—no access to the event space.
Harassment and Assault
Harassment is defined as any behavior that alarms or intentionally annoys another person. This includes making any unwanted physical contact, following someone around a public area without a legitimate reason, or threatening to physically attack someone. Please remember that if you approach someone and they tell you “no” or to leave them alone, your business with them is done. If you do not leave them alone as they have requested, your actions may be grounds for a complaint of harassment. If you feel that you are being harassed, or you have been assaulted, please report the matter immediately to event staff.
Due to hotel policy, no display of weapons of any kind, replica or otherwise, are allowed on hotel property. Furlandia staff will provide a friendly reminder of this policy. Any further infraction will result in a report to hotel security. Water guns and Silly String type products of any kind are NOT acceptable due to the potential for damage to costumes, hotel property, ect. “If it is drawn, you’re gone”. Any drawing, open carry (of firearms), displaying, brandishing, or making any threatening gesture with any weapon or firearm, both real and replica, shall be cause for immediate expulsion from the event. The only exception to this shall be at a prearranged demonstration or event with the permission of the event coordinators.
Minors under the age of 13 shall be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or an adult designated as responsible by their parent or guardian at all times. For minors from age of 13 to 17, there must be a responsible adult on site and able to be contacted at all times. All minors under the age of 17 must have a parent or legal guardian present at all times in convention designated areas (ie headless lounge).
All attendees under the age of 18 must be out of any convention designated area after 9 PM. Any minors who are in said designated space after 9 PM do so without the expressed consent of Furlandia and Furlandia staff.
Violations and Appeals
Violations of these policies will be handled by event staff as deemed appropriate. Violators will be asked to cease and desist. Violators may have their membership revoked and a 390 day ban placed. Two members of the executive committee (one of whom must be the Convention Chair or Vice-Chair) are required in order to revoke a membership. Membership revocations are final, however a ban may be appealed to the RAIn Board of Directors. Decisions made by the majority of Board of Directors are final.