Code of Conduct - Nullus Anxietas 9

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that Nullus Anxietas 9 - The Australian Discworld Convention 2024 is held on the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country.

We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today. We also pay respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people attending from other areas of Australia.

Housekeeping

"Nanny Ogg never did any housework herself, but she was the cause of housework in other people."

- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

Please follow instructions from event committee and volunteers. We want you to have the best convention experience the Disc has ever seen.

The convention membership badge should be worn at all times in the convention areas of the venue. This includes the mezzanine lobby area, the function rooms on the mezzanine level, and the smaller rooms on level 1.

Convention committee or security ("The Watch") may ask to see your membership badge if it is not easily visible. Anyone not wearing their membership badge will be asked to leave the convention areas.

The common areas of the hotel will be in use by non-convention guests as well. Be considerate of their stay.

Outside food and drink should not be consumed in the convention spaces within the venue.

Interactions with others

"... but kindness, on the other hand, was practical. You knew where you were with kindness, especially if you were holding a pie it had just given you."

- Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Be kind. The Australian Discworld Convention strives to be an inclusive place for all. Harassment and discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

The Convention committee reserves the right to remove anyone from the convention spaces if they are acting or behaving in a way that is disrespectful, dangerous, or otherwise disruptive towards other convention attendees or the public.

Be respectful in discussion. You may have differing opinions on how to bake dwarf bread, but there's always room for variety (especially if it's dwarf bread you don't plan to eat anyway).

Photos (and iconographs) can be taken throughout the convention with the consent of the participants. Some people will want to show off their costumes and wares, others may not; please ask first. Dedicated photo areas will be available for use.

Children aged 15 or under should be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times. Children aged 16-17 must have a parent/guardian as members of the convention unless explicit written permission is given. Refer to the terms and conditions of membership for more information.

Safety and Security

... You walk along the Streets at Night shouting, It's Twelve O'clock and All's Well. I said, "What if it is not all well", and he said, "You bloody find another street".

- Terry Pratchett, Guards Guards

The convention committee and volunteers are here to make sure that everyone has a safe experience.

If you notice or experience anything that makes you feel unsafe, let a member of our security volunteers ("The Watch") know.

The convention venue is located in the Adelaide CBD on a street that is popular with weekend nightlife. Take this into consideration if you are outside of the venue.

If you have any first aid concerns, the first aid volunteers will be willing to lend a hand (hopefully their own hand).

Costumes and Props

"IT'S A SWORD, said the Hogfather. THEY'RE NOT MEANT TO BE SAFE."

- Terry Pratchett, Hogfather

Despite what Death the Hogfather has to say, all replica weapons at the convention need to be safe. This goes for all props and costume items too. All weapon props must be checked in with the Ops team for registration. This will require the addition of a visible identification tag. Weapon props should not be made of metal or possess any sharp points. Any wooden sections should be covered in foam or rubber to reduce any risk of injury. The Ops team may require that any of your larger props and weapons to be stored. They will be available for the Maskerade event and for photo opportunities.

Immersion into Disc cultures is welcome by way of dressing up. Costumes are welcome but not required; clothing is required. The hotel's public spaces are that: public. Costumes should be PG-rated and be whatever you would consider to be suitable for wearing in public.

Sickness

"... the child had a permanently runny nose and ought to be provided with a handkerchief or, failing that, a cork."

- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

In the event of an unprecedented nature, follow all public health guidelines as stated by local authorities. Mask wearing is not-enforced by the convention, but any who wish to mask up are welcome to do so.

If you are feeling unwell, we ask you to please refrain from gathering in the convention areas until symptoms pass.

There may be attendees who are immunocompromised or have disabilities. Please be considerate of their well-being, as they are of yours.

Last Updated 4 May 2024