West Aussie Fur Frenzy

Terms and Conditions

West Aussie Fur Frenzy

September 2nd and 3rd, 2017

To help ensure the safety of all of our attendees, we ask that you please read our terms and conditions carefully.

WAFF Policy

Our vision is to create an event in Perth that the Perth Furry Community will be proud of.

West Aussie Fur Frenzy (WAFF) is an event run by Perth Furs for all the community. The WAFF organisers’ aim is to provide an enjoyable and safe environment. To uphold this, we ask that every attendee adhere to the following policies, terms and conditions so that the event may be a fun experience for all. Any action or behavior that causes interference with event operations, discomfort to other attendees, or adversely affects the relationship between the WAFF organisers and attendees, guests, the venue or the public is strictly forbidden and may result in confiscation of Event Pass and immediate removal from the event area and venue, as well as suspension of attendance for future WAFF events.

The WAFF event space is mostly for general audiences but may require parental guidance (PG15). There will be certain areas and activities which will be age restricted or exceed a general audience rating and they will be marked clearly. Upon registration at the front desk on the day of the event you will be able to choose to sign an age statement, stating that you are over 18 years of age. If you choose not to sign this statement, or are not over 18 years of age, you will only be given access to areas and activities of a general audience rating. Your Event Pass grants you access to all general audience event space, however for those areas and activities restricted to those over 18 years of age you will require both your Event Pass and a valid form of photo ID. Please be prepared to show your Event Pass and, if required, your valid photo ID at any time you need access to event space or activities. Any defacing or alteration of Event Passes may render them invalid, and result in refusal of entry.

The WAFF organisers intend to maintain an environment that is safe and enjoyable for attendees of all ages. However, we cannot take responsibility for the actions of individual attendees and neither will we assume responsibility for those who are the legal responsibility of someone else. Any persons under the age of 18, must either be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian, or present a signed and notarized statement (you may request one by contacting the WAFF organisers or from the registration desk at the event) indicating parental permission to attend unescorted. Even with such permission, minors must not attempt to attend any activities or areas intended for mature audiences unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The WAFF organisers reserve the right to deny or revoke the registration of any individual at any time. This action may be undertaken in the event that the individual has broken the policies, terms and conditions to which they agreed upon registering. The WAFF organisers also reserve the right to amend these rules at any time without prior or posted notice. If you have any questions, please contact the WAFF Directors.

Anyone who accepts an Event Pass agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the WAFF organisers, from any claim for personal injuries or other damages or equity arising out of any individual’s activities at WAFF events, even if such injury or damage is caused by negligence by or on the part of the WAFF organisers.

Any activity undertaken by an attendee to promote an explicit, illicit or adult orientated event where the name of West Aussie Fur Frenzy or any of the WAFF organisers’ names are being used will result in the removal of said attendee, confiscation of the attendees Event Pass, and depending on the circumstances, potential bans from all future WAFF events.

Terms and Conditions

Public Decorum

Attendees will exercise common sense in how they choose to behave and conduct themselves at the event. If you aren’t sure if your behavior is suitable then take it to your room. For an example, holding hands and kissing, no matter your sexual orientation, are within reason. Groping, heavy kissing, heavy petting and nudity, no matter your sexual orientation, are not condoned. A minimal requirement is that you wear a shirt, shorts, and shoes in public areas of the hotel and event space. Pools and similar areas are exempt.

At all times around the lobby or in the restaurant at least a shirt, pants/shorts, and footwear are to be worn. Bathing suits, swimmers, bikinis, etc. are not appropriate attire. Continuing on this, Costumes (Fur Suits) are considered “appropriate attire” in all areas of the venue except for the restaurant and pool area. This is due to concerns for the safety of other customers and the suiter themselves. Costumes are also not to be unacceptably revealing.

Attendees, in public areas, will not wear clothing which is overly revealing or inappropriate to the atmosphere of the convention. This includes fetish-related material and accessories. Collars are acceptable and are worn by many attendees as a fashion statement, but an accompanying leash and harness are not acceptable in public spaces.

While alcohol is permitted in the event space and the hotel, the WAFF organisers strongly support responsible drinking. Any person deemed to be intoxicated will be refused service of alcohol and may be asked to leave the event temporarily. Alcohol may be purchased in the event space or at the venue’s bar, however no person may bring alcohol into the event space from outside sources. Management and Security reserves the right to perform bag checks to ensure this condition is maintained.

It is an offense to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (a fine of $2000) or for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (a fine of $2000). These rules are enforceable by law under the Liquor Control Act 1988 (as expressed in Section 122, as amended) in Western Australia.


Code Of Conduct

There is no smoking permitted on any part of the venue, including rooms. Those who step outside to smoke are respectfully requested to refrain from doing so by the entrance as the smoke is carried easily inside.

Please remember that you are a guest of the venue, and that other guests are also staying or dining at the venue who are not WAFF attendees. It is common courtesy to maintain a level of noise appropriate to the time and place. We expect everyone to cooperate fully with WAFF organisers and with local security personnel and venue staff.

"Disorderly conduct" may result in revocation of your event pass, and includes any and all fighting, any inappropriate horseplay, or any actions that directly or recklessly cause undue disturbance or disruption of any WAFF event or venue function. This restriction also holds for venue facilities.

No items of any kind, including paper airplanes, may be thrown or dropped from venue facilities' balconies or patios.

No water pistols, silly string, or any other projectile-type toy may be used in any public area of the event space and Accommodation facilities.

No sleeping in the lobby, the hallways, or anywhere else not designated as an accommodation room.

Should a decision be made to revoke Event Passes from anyone causing a disruption to the event, we ask that our attendees respect such a decision, which is always made after careful consideration by the WAFF Directors.


Conduct and Behavior regarding Costumes

Those in costume or Fur Suits are not to interact physically with anyone without their express consent. Furthermore they may not interact with any persons under the age of 18 without the express consent of said person’s parent or legal guardian. Conversely, attendees may not interact with anyone in costume without the consent of said person.

Any violation of this will result in suspension of attendance and if required, the WAFF organisers will notify the appropriate authorities to investigate the situation if it appears to be a criminal offense.


Harassment

Harassment of any kind, including physical assault, deliberate intimidation, stalking, verbal or sexual abuse of any kind, or unwelcome attention, will not be tolerated. If someone tells you "no" or to leave them alone, your business with them is done. Defenses like “I thought they were only joking” or claiming any other ignorance will not be tolerated. Do not follow them or attempt to disrupt their event experience in any way. If you continue to attempt to have contact with those people, you may be removed from the premises, and banned from future events.

The WAFF organisers are not responsible for solving any interpersonal problems that may arise between individual attendees. The responsibility for settling interpersonal disputes lies solely with the individuals involved. As a general guide, we can take no action to prevent a person from attending the event unless that person has made a specific and credible threat towards the safety and enjoyment of the event itself or the Local Furry Community. If you feel that a threat exists against your person, we advise you to seek a restraining order against the individual in question and to present that to the WAFF Directors prior to the event. Otherwise we recommend simply avoiding that individual. If that individual stalks, harasses, or attempts to assault you at the convention itself, you may report that individual to a member of the security staff and the appropriate action will be taken. Conversely, any attempt to have an innocent person removed from the event by falsely accusing him or her of threats will be itself treated as an act of harassment and will be dealt with appropriately.


Registration

All pre-registered passes are fully transferable, however non-refundable, up to checking in at the registration desk at the event. For logistical reasons, passes cannot be transferred once checked in. Passes must be transferred free or for matching or less than the original price; any evidence of attempted profiteering will result in the invalidation of associated passes.

The WAFF organisers cannot involve themselves in financial disputes between individual attendees, and cannot divulge information about an individual attendee to any party other than to banking officials or legal authorities.


Announcements

The WAFF organisers may provide a message board in a public space at the event where attendees may post messages, place announcements, etc. Be aware that anything posted will be a reflection on the WAFF event itself as well as the Australian Furry Community as a whole. The WAFF organisers reserve the right to remove any posted materials that are considered inappropriate.

Do not affix anything to the walls of the event space and accommodation facilities, including in the elevators. Any promotional material for any other events, goods or services shall not be advertised around the event space, the venue or surrounding areas where the event takes place without express, written consent from the WAFF Directors prior to the event.


Merchandise

All trade of any merchandise is to be conducted solely in the Allocated Dealers Space and will be governed by the rules applicable to that space. Only persons who have purchased a dealers pass may conduct trade and only at the specific location to which their purchased Dealers Pass applies. Any persons attempting to sell merchandise in other locations of the venue may be asked to purchase a dealers pass and abide by its rules or have their attendance passes confiscated and escorted off the venue.


Media Consent

If you are involved in a scheduled activity during the event, you agree to allow the WAFF organisers to publish your image, voice and creative inputs for the activities for which you were involved in.

This publication may include (but is not limited to) publication on the WAFF website, press releases, online media websites (including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter and Fur Affinity) and shown in public spaces either online and offline.

Any creative works including (but not limited to) photographs, video, audio, music or drawings presented in your activity remain your copyrighted material, and no claim by the WAFF organisers will be made to the contrary. The WAFF organisers will ensure that your material falls under fair use or Creative Commons rights and are presented in a legal and fair manner. You agree to allow the WAFF organisers to re-transmit these creative works in the means described in the above and accept responsibility for any rights issue associated with materials presented in the event.


Photography and Video

Cameras of any type are permitted in the Event Space with the exception of the following circumstances:

  • No use of cameras of any sort are permitted inside the Fursuit/Costumers lounge.
  • No use of cameras of any sort are permitted in the Dealers Area.
  • Certain activities may be marked as “Please No Cameras”. This is due to the sensitive nature of the content of the activity, and for the protection of the participants.

Any person capturing photographs, footage or sound recordings must ensure that the subject of their capture grants permission for their likeness to be captured. Should an attendee object to being captured by any other attendee, official media team, etc. the content must immediately be deleted.

Any other photographs may be taken throughout the event, at the leisure of the attendees.


Media

All journalists, media photographers, and any other members of the press are required to display an official WAFF Press Pass or be accompanied by a WAFF Director at all times while in the venue. Members of the press who have not been issued a Press Pass may not conduct interviews or take photographs, audio or video footage without an escort.

If members of the media are present, attendees must act responsibly. Media representatives who do not have Press Pass and are not escorted by a WAFF Director should be reported to WAFF Security or WAFF staff immediately. Do not speak to any unbadged and unescorted members of the press.

WAFF attendees should be aware that audio and/or video recordings may be made in event areas and that their likenesses may appear in those recordings. Individual attendees agree to assign without compensation the use of their likeness(es) at the event for the use of promotional material.

The WAFF organisers grant you the right to use videos and photos you have taken at the convention for private and/or non-commercial purposes in the form of 5 minute clips. Any clips not officially released by the WAFF organisers that exceed this limit will be reported, and bans may be imposed at the discretion of the WAFF Directors.

While we encourage people to keep personal memories of their time at WAFF events, it is a breach in copyright to release any performance material that is not your own. This includes, but it not limited to comedy and musical performances. Any breach in this law will be reported to the appropriate authorities, and may result in both criminal charges, and suspension of future attendance.


Substance Abuse

The sale or other distribution of any illegal or controlled substances is not welcome at any WAFF events.

Any individual found to be distributing such substances will be removed and reported directly to the local authorities. Bottled alcoholic beverages may legally be given as gifts. The WAFF organisers ask that beverages purchased from outside sources be consumed in the privacy of an accommodation room and will not be permitted in any event space. Please note an important caveat involving minors: Anyone knowingly or unknowingly providing alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 will be guilty of a felony and will be turned over to the authorities. It is the sole responsibility of persons serving alcohol in room parties to ensure that every person in attendance is over the age of 18, even if that person is not drinking alcohol.


Weapons Policy

The WAFF organisers will maintain a very strict weapons policy which will be enforced at all times. No weapons or any item that can easily be mistaken for one, may be carried either openly or concealed at any time in the event space. Any objects deemed as training weapons like padded swords, striking implements, etc. may not be used in any event space. Weapon replicas may be worn as part of a costume only at the Fur Suit Walk and during WAFF organised costuming activities at the discretion of the WAFF Directors, and must be cased or otherwise secured when being transported to and from that activity. It you have any questions as to the permissibility of a prop for your performance, please contact the WAFF Directors prior to the event.

If at any time these items are held or used in such a way that would be construed as threatening, however, they will be considered weapons.


Suspension of Attendance

For the purpose of ensuring the safety and wellbeing of attendees, as well as upholding the Terms and Conditions of the event

WAFF reserves the right to refuse and revoke the registration of an attendee, should it be required.

Attendees who violate the Terms and Conditions, or commit an offense that violates the wellbeing or safety of attendees and/or staff, may be removed from the premises, and their registration revoked.

Terms and Conditions Disclaimer

We reserve the right to alter these policies, terms and conditions at any time without notification.

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Pagoda Resort and Spa

112 Melville Parade, Como WA 6152

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