The Code of Pyrkon
The Code of Pyrkon is a collection of information and principles that will help you navigate through the biggest festival of fantasy in Poland. When tens of thousands of people meet together certain principles in the group should be spoken out loud. Treat other fans and fandoms with respect as you would them to treat you and your hobbies. Below we present the rules that must be respected during our festival.
Always have your identification visible
Your ID is proof that you are a full-fledged participant of Pyrkon so always wear it so others can see it in order to facilitate the cooperation with the staff. If you are a volunteer, exhibitor, or other contributor to Pyrkon, it is particularly important to you with markings on ID the staff can determine whether in fact you have access to the area closed for participants.
Treat others and their passions with respect
Pyrkon is a joint event of all fantasy enthusiasts. We are doing our best so everyone, regardless of the sphere of interests can find something for themselves and during the festival they will feel comfortable and not judged by others. The aim of the festival is to have fun - taunts and harassment of other fans are not accepted. Remember that everyone coming to Pyrkon to share their various passions.
Against bullying and harassment
We make sure that Pyrkon is friendly space for all participants and volunteers. Each participant of Pyrkon is obliged to treat others with respect. Physical or verbal harassment will not be tolerated. This behavior is a violation of the Rules of the event and will result in the removal such a participant from the Festival and reporting to the relevant security or law enforcement services.
If you have witnessed harassment (physical or verbal) or insult in any form, please report it immediately via telephone or in person at the Festival Office (Hall 10). The organizers will help resolve the worrying situation using all means possible, including protection inform MTP and the local police station, if necessary. We are pleased with the presence of each participant and we would like to ensure that everyone shares a sense of security and comfort.
Cosplay is not consent
Remember, that costumes are not an invitation to engage: do not touch, nor take pictures of cosplayers (or any others) without their consent.
Alcohol is for people, we do agree. But only for adults and only in designated areas. Catering pavilion is open round-the-clock, you can not only eat well, but also consume alcohol there. Remember, it is not allowed to drink elsewhere on Pyrkon.
We address each other by first names
The Polish fandom of fantasy, the principle addressing each other by first names have existed for years, regardless of age and the role assigned during convention or festival. So do not be surprised if a stranger will address you in this direct form. This is not a sign of disrespect, but a sense of belonging to one group. If you feel comfortable with this, we encourage you to cultivate this tradition: it is great to be a fan and that it makes you feel you are a part of a larger group.
For more information check Festival Regulations.