Rules for Free Fur All Attendees

The primary purpose of Free Fur All is for our attendees to have fun. To that end, we've established these rules to ensure that everyone enjoys their time with us as much as possible in a safe, friendly manner. 

We don’t want to have to enforce rules. We want you to be here and we want you to come back! It is our hope and expectation that attendees know how to behave themselves so that we will seldom, if ever, be forced to enforce them. Please use your common sense, act your (real) age, and we’ll all have a great time year after year! 

Registration, Payment & Badges

All attendees must to have read and understood the Free Fur All Code of Conduct and agreed to the terms set forth herein before registering and before attending. 

All attendees must be 18 years of age or older to attend this event. No exceptions. 

To receive your badge and attend the event, all attendees of Free Fur All will be required to present a single government-issued photo ID at registration which clearly states their full legal name and date of birth.  
Examples of valid photo identification include: photo ID issued by DPS or DMV office, driver’s license, military ID, passport, etc.  
Examples of IDs that are NOT valid include: school ID, employee ID or any other ID that is either not issued by the government or not a photo ID with full legal name and date of birth.  
Any person who does not present such photo ID will not be allowed to complete the on-site portion of registration or be granted a convention badge. 

Convention attendees must wear their official convention badge at all times while in convention areas and it must be shown upon request to convention staff, security, or hotel staff. This may be retrieved at the registration desk at the event. Badges may not be worn at the event by anyone other than the person who it was printed for and whose name is printed on the badge. Altering badges in any way before the end of the event is prohibited. If your badge becomes unusable or is lost, it may be replaced for a fee. 

Registration fees are non-refundable. The AWOO Association may consider refund requests on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for this. No refund requests will be accepted after Pre-Registration has closed. 

Behavior

The following behaviors are prohibited in any public area: 

  • Public displays of affection more extreme than hugging, back-scratching, or similar 
  • Excessively loud volumes 
  • Use of portable speakers
  • Being disrespectful of hotel staff or damage to hotel property
  • Sleeping
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages anywhere other than hotel-approved areas 
  • Display of any adult-themed subject matter 
  • Running, Skateboarding or use of Hoverboards or Wheeled Footwear or similar 
  • Operating drones or radio-controlled flying devices 
  • Throwing Objects 
  • Selling goods or services outside of the commerce areas specifically designated by Free Fur All 

Be respectful of all attendees, and be courteous of the people around you. There must be absolutely no harassment--physical, verbal, or sexual.  

Any attendees engaging in behavior which endangers life or property will have their badge revoked immediately and may be barred from future events organized by AWOO. 

Media

Unauthorized commercial photography or video coverage is prohibited in the event space. Videography and photography may be freely used for personal, non-profit purposes. Please contact us for commercial media requests. 

All attendees taking video or photography must ask others for permission before taking photos or videos that they are subjected in.

Dress Code

Any attire worn in the hotel’s public areas must maintain a PG-13 rating, regardless of the age requirement of attendees. 

Attendees must wear appropriate attire up to and including opaque shirts, pants/shorts, and footwear.  

Appropriate undergarments must be worn under bodysuits e.g. dance belts. Any attire which allows for the features of a person’s genitalia to be viewed is not permitted. 

No weapons are permitted at Free Fur All. Fake or peace-bonded props for use as a part of a costume must be approved by Free Fur All before being shown in public. Additional prohibited items include, but are not limited to, silly string, paintball guns, water guns or any similar devices. 
 
Wearing Sexual paraphenalia or ‘fetish gear’ is prohibited in public areas 

Exceptions to the PG-13 and and paraphenalia rules may apply during certain events in clearly-marked areas ONLY. 

Please remember that aside from hotel rooms and the above exceptions, this is a public space that will be shared with not only all attendees, but other guests, staff, and members of the public. This is an opportunity to show the world the best side of the anthro fandom, and not the place to test the limits of what is acceptable or too edgy.  

Venue Rules & Local Laws

All attendees must comply with all venue rules and all local laws. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: 

All interior areas of the hotel are non-smoking. This includes vaping. The hotel has designated outside areas where smoking and vaping are permitted. 

The Marriott of Southern Hills Tulsa expressly prohibits any posting of signs, flyers, notices, etc. on all walls, doors, and in elevators. Free Fur All will provide message boards and flyer tables in our convention space for use by our attendees. Free Fur All reserves the right to remove any posted items that are considered inappropriate. 

No usage, sale or possession of illegal or non-prescribed controlled substances will be tolerated. 

COVID-19

All attendees and staff are required to follow all local ordinances and all rules put in place by the venue. Please consult your personal physician about the best way to protect yourself and your health while attending an event such as Free Fur All, and be courteous of other attendees who are trying to protect themselves as well.

Appeals

Free Fur All seeks to make its staff available to its attendees. Staff will be wearing special badges, lanyards and/or branded polos to indicate their status. If you have a problem, please alert Staff to the issue. 

Free Fur All staff will make every attempt to be fair, lenient and understanding in the case of infractions. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by AWOO staff or security, please go to the Info Desk for assistance. Alternatively, complaints can be sent to [email protected] 

Disclaimers

All attendees agree to indemnify and hold harmless Free Fur All and Anthro West Open Organization (AWOO) from any claim for personal injuries or other damages or equity arising out of any individual’s activities at Free Fur All, even if such injury or damage is caused by negligence by or on the part of Free Fur All or AWOO. 
 
AWOO reserves the right to deny or revoke attendance to Free Fur All at any time for any reason. Upon attendance revocation, that attendee must surrender their convention badge to Staff and leave Free Fur All convention spaces immediately. Attendees will not be entitled to any manner of refund or compensation. 

AWOO accepts no liability for whatever may occur outside of convention spaces. Incidents that occur in a hotel room are the sole responsibility of the individual to whom the room is rented. This includes payment for any and all damage, responsibility for complaints levied against the room or area and any other issues that may arise. 

AWOO is not responsible for lost or stolen personal belongings at Free Fur All under any circumstances.

AWOO reserves the right to amend these rules without prior or posted notice. 

All rules are superseded by Venue rules and local laws.