Please remember this is an all-ages convention. All attendees are expected to follow the Code of Conduct. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the event.
All attendees must be respectful and courteous to all other attendees, staff, and venue personnel. Rude, violent, lewd, or harassing behavior is unacceptable. This includes, but is not limited to, unwanted physical contact, unwanted filming/photography, threats, offensive comments and/or behavior.
If someone leaves the conversation, walks away, or expresses that they no longer wish to be around you, please behave respectfully, leave the other party alone and continue to enjoy the convention.
If you experience any behavior that you feel is not in accordance with the Code of Conduct, please report it to a staff member immediately.
All persons 6 years of age and older must purchase a badge to enter the convention area. Badges must be worn and visible at all times.
Minors are welcome to enjoy the convention. For the safety and security of all, those under the age of 16 must be supervised by an adult in their party at all times. Black Hills Con will not be responsible for unsupervised minors.
No pets allowed. Comfort, support, anxiety or therapy animals are not allowed.
Properly identified ADA service animals are permitted as required by law.
All attendees must wear clothing covering their entire groin, buttocks, nipples, and at least 75% of the breast area. Coverage cannot be sheer, painted on, overly tight, or create the illusion of nudity. Footwear must be worn at all times.
Clothing with obscene language, vulgar, racist, or offensive images will not be allowed.
These rules are gender neutral. If you are unsure if your costume meets these requirements, please contact the staff BEFORE the convention.
Props that may appear potentially dangerous (even if they are not) must be peace-bonded upon entry, at registration, or at time of purchase from a vendor. Peace-Bonding is an agreement that you will carry your prop safely. A staff member will attach a brightly colored tie on the item to acknowledge that your item has been reviewed.
Live steel, projectiles, and functioning firearms are prohibited.
Alcohol is not permitted at any time within the convention areas. It is permitted in the hotel bar & restaurant, but cannot leave that area.
Smoking, including vaping/e-cigarettes is only permitted outside.
Photography and video recording is generally allowed, but please be respectful. If the subject asks you to stop because they do not want to be filmed or photographed,
please stop. See rude behavior above.
Please do not block walkways while taking pictures.
All vendors (including those in Artist Alley) are responsible for their own merchandise, sales tax, and payroll. More details in Vendor Contract.
Anyone selling goods or services at BHC who is NOT a vendor will be removed from the convention and their badge will be revoked.
Personal data (name, address, etc.) will not be shared with anyone outside of Black Hills Con staff.
Black Hills Con follows all regulations in PIPEDA and CalOPPA guidelines.
Photographs and videos taken at Black Hills Con events may be made public for marketing purposes. If you do not want your image made public, you must contact BHC by email (BlackHillsCon@gmail.com), prove your identity, and specify which image you would like us to remove.
Vendor’s names (business names, not personal names) may be listed on our website and in the programing guide. Panel host names may be listed on our website and in the programing guide.