Last updated April 17, 2014.
  1. Videotaping for private use only will be permitted at all events as long as the guests or other convention attendees do not object. Please do not attempt to sell the footage, especially on eBay. We will track you down and prosecute to the fullest extent of the law if you do. We will also ban you from future Chicago TARDIS conventions. Also do not post full panels to YouTube without the convention’s permission. By videotaping panels and events at the convention, you implicitly agree to follow this rule.
  2. Audio taping and flash photography will be permitted at all events, with the exceptions of Mysterious Theatre 337 and the Masquerade Show, where only non-flash photography is allowed. (More events may be added to this list as the convention schedule finalizes for the year’s event.)
  3. Chicago TARDIS reserves the right to revoke the membership of any individual who behaves badly, especially if he or she upsets or endangers other members, the staff, or the guests. Verbal, physical, and sexual harassment especially will not be tolerated. If we revoke a membership, we will not offer a refund, partial or otherwise. We will also ban the individual whose membership was revoked from future conventions.
  4. Non All-Access members are not allowed to sit in the front row at any time, unless Chicago TARDIS staff grants specific permission. All-Access members may request permission for non All-Access members to sit in their chair for a specific panel only by asking the Tech World staff in Main Programming in person. Chicago TARDIS reserves the right to deny any such requests.
  5. If you have a problem or need other assistance (such as being verbally, physically, or sexually harassed), please locate a person wearing an engraved staff badge. They are the only people authorized to make changes, move equipment, settle disputes, or to revoke memberships.
  6. People with Lieutenant, Support Staff, and Volunteer ribbons on their regular convention badges are giving hours to the convention; please be nice to them and follow their instructions.
  7. No weapons of any kind are permitted except during the Masquerade Show. Weapons for the Masquerade Show must be peace-bonded in public areas, and their on-stage use must be approved in advance by the Masquerade Director.
  8. Children must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times. You must register your children even if their memberships are free. All children must have a badge and be accompanied by an adult member, or you will be charged full price for their membership.
  9. Full-sized Daleks must pre-register to be allowed to attend. We have limited function space and a lot of people attending. Unregistered Daleks will be asked to leave. If the Dalek owner refuses, then we will revoke the owner’s membership. (For 2013, we have already reached our Dalek attendance limit.)
  10. Animals (except for service animals) are not allowed in convention function space.
  11. Shoplifting will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
  12. Photographs and video of Chicago TARDIS participants will be taken at Chicago TARDIS activities. Many of these photos will be posted to official Chicago TARDIS social media channels. Your participation in these activities implies your consent to be photographed or recorded. If you prefer not to be photographed or recorded, please remove yourself from the photography/recording area.