Four Days of Peace, Love, and Board Games!

13th Annual Geekway to the West - May 18-21, 2017
St. Charles Convention Center - St. Charles, Missouri

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General Geekway Policy

The most important rule of Geekway to the West is to have fun! That said, we do have a few policies to be abided.

  • Partial Admissions - Admissions are one price and valid for all four days.

  • Children - As with all attendees, our goal is that children and their parents have fun while respecting the enjoyment of others. All attendees 10 and older must have a valid Geekway badge. Children under the age of 10 must always be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian; minors age 10-17 must have a responsible guardian present at Geekway at all times.

  • Harassment - Don't harass the other guests. If you're being harassed by a guest, please let us know immediately and we will handle it. Click here for our full Harassment Policy.

  • Prizes - See our Prize Rules here.

  • Alcohol - Alcohol is allowed in the gaming area, subject to all laws and rules. Drunkeness, Brawling, and General Rowdiness will be dealt with at the discretion of the organizers.

  • Sportsmanship - Don't be a jerk.

  • Payment - All badges must be purchased through our EventBrite system.

  • Refunds - You can receive a full refund by requesting one through EventBrite. Refunds will be able to be processed through April 1st, 2017.

  • Badges - No swapping/lending of badges is allowed. Badges should be worn prominently at all times.

  • Lost Items/Theft - Geekway, LLC is not responsible for any lost or stolen property.

  • Smoking - In accordance with Hotel Policy and Local Laws, there is no smoking in the convention area.

  • Harassment Policy

    Geekway to the West is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, gender identity or religion. Therefore, we do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Please familiarize yourself with our definition of harassment, and what we expect of Geekway attendees.

    Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, or gender identity; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

    If you, as an attendee, feel harassed, you may inform the offender that you would like the harassing behavior to stop immediately. If you are not comfortable doing this, you may contact a Geekway staff member who will address the concern.

    Likewise, if you feel that someone else is being harassed, you may notify a Geekway staff member who will address the concern.

    If you, as an attendee, are asked to stop behaving in a way that is interpreted as harassment, you are expected to stop, immediately. Arguing about the situation or trying to convince someone that your behavior is not harassment will not get you anywhere. Just stop. If you disagree that your behavior is harassment, that is fine, but the behavior should stop anyway.

    If anyone engages in harassing behavior, Geekway organizers may take any action they, in their sole discretion, deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion with no refund.

    Geekway staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

    geekway@geekwaytothewest.com
    Geekway: (636) 253-3273

    We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.

    Thank you,
    Geekway, LLC

    Prize and Giveaway Policy

    Geekway has several types of giveaways that we do throughout the con. Here's what you may want to know about how all of them work!

    A caveat: Geekway Prize Rules are guidelines, not hard and fast rules. We retain the right to make last minute changes to the way things work, make mistakes, or otherwise somehow vary from these rules!

    1. Early Bird Giveaways: Early bird prizes are completely random and arbitrary, and we (the organizers) can handle them however we'd like at our complete whim and discretion, including skipping them altogether if we sleep in.

    2. Door prizes: All door prizes will be handled daily as close to the scheduled time as possible. When you register, you will receive a two-part ticket. Put one part in the prize bucket and keep the other part. We will randomly draw one ticket from the bucket for each prize given away. You must be present to win, and you must show your ticket to claim your prize. Once your ticket has been drawn, it will be removed from the bucket for all subsequent door prize drawings (that is, you can only win one door prize for the whole weekend per ticket). If your ticket is drawn and you are not present, it will be placed back into the bucket for future drawings.

    3. Play and Win: Each time you play a Play and Win game, write down the names of all players who participated in the game (including any teachers you may have had) on the provided cards. When you finish playing the game and return it to the library, put the card in the labeled bucket for that game near the Play and Win area. On Sunday we will commence Play and Win drawings. Each game will have one card drawn for each copy of the game we have to give away. We will randomly choose one name from the card to win that game. You need not be present to win, but the person who claims your game must have your name tag and show it to us to get the game. If the person who wins the game is not present, we will put the card back in the bucket and redraw. Each person is limited to two Play and Win prizes.

    In addition, this year if you will not be around to pick up Play and Win games, you MUST give your badge to someone you trust for them to collect the games for you.

    These rules are subject to change. If the rules change, we will post an update to them here.

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