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Application for 2016 Guests is open!  Avoid the rush…apply today.

http://www.anachrocon.org/guest-application/

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AnachroCon’s Summer Time Steampunk!

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AnachroCon invites you to our summer time Steampunk event!

 
Please join us at Piedmont Park Saturday August 1st 2015, at 4:00pm; on the front lawn, where there will be a variety of things to enjoy.

First off, we hope that you pack a picnic dinner, and don your very best Steampunk or other attire, (As we are a time traveling convention.) And join our costume contest! There will be two categories, children, and adult. The contest will be pre-judged, and we wish you the best of luck, on winning our surprise grand prizes! Our Photographers will be happy to capture your very best summer time looks!

Secondly, we will be having a Steampunk Nerf War competition!

We will begin with a free-for-all melee, where everyone can join in the fight!

Then afterwards there is to be a duel, divided into two categories. Children and adult, the duels are to be in a Wild West presentation in honor of AnachroCon’s theme next year. Contestants in each category will be competing for prizes; first prize is to a modified Steampunk Nerf gun of their very own! The age limit for the children’s category is 16. Anyone above the age of 16 will be entered as an adult.

To enter the competition, one must pay an entry fee, $5.00 for adults, and $3.00 for children. This is simply to offset the expense of the grand prizes.

There will be a table set up for you to purchase memberships to AnachroCon 2016 if you have not done so already.

We will have a Henna Artist, there to provide you with beautiful tattoos if you so desire. Be sure to check her out! –https://www.facebook.com/yourhennaart

There will be a professional make-up artist who can assist you with your make up, and will be doing face painting for kids! https://www.facebook.com/cheri.shadrixlivingart?fref=ts

We will sincerely hope that you will join us for some Summertime Steampunk fun!

Details subject to change.
We’re still working on making fun stuff happen. Stay tuned!!

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AnachroCon’s Official Harassment Policy!

We at AnachroCon are very proud to present our official Anti-Harrassment Policy.

ANACHROCON’S OFFICIAL ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

At no time will AnachroCon tolerate harassment of its attendees, guests, vendors, or volunteers. This is a zero tolerance policy, including, but not limited to:

Bathroom policing;
Harassing or non-consensual photography or recording;
Inappropriate physical contact;
Intimidation;
Offensive verbal comments;
Physical assault and/or battery;
Stalking;
Sustained disruption of Panels, signings, and other events; and/or
Unwelcome physical attention

Any of these activities can be in relation, but not limited, to:

Age;
Appearance;
Body size;
Citizenship;
Color;
Disability;
Gender;
Gender identity;
Gender presentation;
National origin;
Pregnancy;
Race;
Religion; and/or
Sexual orientation.

To report an incident, please locate the nearest AnachroCon volunteer, preferably security, and report the incident to them. When given the appropriate form, please fill out the form in as much detail as possible so that AnachroCon can address the situation immediately and thoroughly. If you are still in the area where the incident took place and it is safe to stay where you are, please remain there and the appropriate convention personnel will speak to you there.

If harassment occurs according to AnachroCon management and the management deems it necessary, any or all of the following penalties will be enacted against the offender(s):

Probation, with the next violation resulting in expulsion from AnachroCon, either temporarily or permanently;
Expulsion from AnachroCon, either temporarily or permanently; and/or
Revocation of the offender(s) badge, either temporarily or permanently (this applies to any and all types of badges, up to and including a lifetime badge).

All decisions in regards to “what is harassment,” as well as the punishments accordingly, are solely up to the management of the convention, with the final decision making process being in the hands of the Chair of the convention.

Our policy applies to EVERYONE at the convention. Exhibitors, Attendees, Speakers, Guests, Professionals, Press, Staff, Volunteers, and Security are all subject to our anti-harassment policy and will be held to the same standards and disciplinary action.

Anyone can report harassment. If someone’s behavior has made you uncomfortable, or if you witness the same happening to someone else, you should immediately contact AnachroCon Staff or Security. You may also come to AnachroCon’s Office to report an incident.

If necessary, AnachroCon will contact local law enforcement, provide an escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to make sure they feel safe for the rest of the convention.

AT THIS POINT, WE WISH TO MENTION A FEW THINGS ABOUT CONSENT:

Please recognize and respect people’s personal boundaries.
People have different comfort levels with physical and emotional intimacy.
Before you assume someone wants any sort of physical contact, ask them.
When someone says NO, it means NO.
This also means that cajoling, pleading, or any form of emotional blackmail is UNACCEPTABLE and any and all actions of these sort do not lead to consent.
Level of intoxication (yours or the other person’s) DOES NOT change these guidelines in regards to consent.

TIPS FOR MAINTAINING YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY AND WELL¬BEING:

Communicate with ANY AnachroCon volunteer in regards to anything making you uncomfortable.
You are in charge of your boundaries. You must be sober enough to be in control and to be able to say no.
You must ask before photographing, videotaping, or recording anyone on any media. If you are asked to stop, you must do so immediately.
Tolerate and respect your fellow participants by not interfering with their enjoyment, art, or expression.
Remember: you are responsible for your own experience and cosplay is not consent. Keep your hands to yourself. If you would like to take a picture with or of another AnacroCon attendee, always ask first and respect that person’s right to say no. When at AnachroCon, be respectful, be nice, and be kind to one other.

AnachroCon’s mission is to create a fun, safe, and welcoming event where attendees of all kinds can come together and celebrate alternate history. We want you to not only have the most amazing convention ever, but to experience it in an environment where you are safe and accepted.

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Pre-Con Party!

The Banquet Room

The Bunker Room

Attention, Anachronauts!

Every year we have people that come into town early for the show; vendors, directors, general staff, and people who just can’t wait to get the party started! This year we’ve decided to have a pre-con party the Thursday before the show, to be held at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant at 7:30pm – 10:00pm. (2/26/15) We wish for you to join us and help us celebrate another year of history, science and fandom fun!

For those of you who’ve never been, the 57th Fighter Group features American eatery with WWII décor. (Costumes are encouraged.) It’s a very short distance from the hotel and should be easy for everyone to find.

The party will take place in the restaurant’s Bunker Room. Seating is limited to 65 people.

In order to attend you must RSVP by February 20, 2015

E-mail promo@anachrocon.com with your RSVP.

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AnachroCon attendees at the party will get a 10% discount on their meal. Anachronauts returning to the restaurant with their convention badge will receive a 20% discount on their meal for the weekend.

The offer is valid February 27th to March 1st 2015.

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Latest guest…

Lee Martindale

Lee Martindale

Lee Martindale’s short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, including the Snows of Darkover anthology, Turn The Other Chick, Witch Way To The Mall, and Fangs For The Mammaries, three volumes of the Sword and Sorceress series, Warrior Wisewoman 2, Catopolis, and Low Port. She has also edited two anthologies of her own, Such A Pretty Face and The Ladies of Trade Town. Her latest work is Bard’s Road: The Collected Fiction of Lee Martindale, and a story slated to appear in Chicks & Balances, the sixth “Chicks in Chainmail” anthology coming from Baen in 2015.

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