Beguiled welcomes everyone regardless of gender
identity and expression, sexual orientation,
disability, physical appearance, body size,
race, age (18 or older), or religion; however,
Beguiled is a private event. As such, Beguiled
reserves the right to refuse admittance to
anyone or remove anyone from the convention for
any reason other than those prohibited by law.
By purchasing a ticket or attending Beguiled
you agree to follow the Hotel Rules, the Code
of Conduct listed below, and the Consent
Policy, as well as any other rules the Beguiled
convention or host hotel may institute.
Any failure to follow these rules may result in
removal from the convention without refund. The
Beguiled Convention Committee (ConCom) are the
final arbitrators in these matters. Except
where noted, failure to follow these rules
could result in your expulsion from the
convention. Due to our contract with the hotel,
Hotel policies take precedence if their rules
require more or different restrictions. The
rules are subject to change at any time.
Significant changes will be announced, minor
changes (e.g. spelling corrections) will not.
All attendees shall abide by the Code of
Conduct during the convention and as applicable
online in event related forums:
Age. Beguiled is for adults only. Anyone
under 18 will be removed from the
convention. Anyone assisting someone under
18 to attend will also be removed.
All attendees must attend an Attendee
Orientation session and sign the Consent
and Unacceptable Behaviors document.
Recordings. Due to the adult nature of this
event, we do not allow any video or audio
recording of any type, including
photography, in the Conspace without
special permission. Outside of the
Conspace, such as in a private hotel room,
everyone in the recording must have given
their permission to be recorded.
Conspace is defined as any area
utilized or controlled by the Beguiled
convention including, but not limited
to, the meeting areas, Con Suite and
rooms that are in the name of the
convention (such as volunteer rooms) or
any rooms open to all convention
attendees such as open parties. This
applies as long as the convention
controls these areas regardless the
official start or end time of the
Privacy. Respect the privacy of all
attendees. Only use badge names when
talking to or about people. If you are
publicly writing about your experience,
during or after the event, only include the
names of people who have explicitly
consented, and only use the name which they
have identified. Only use a person’s badge
name unless they have indicated otherwise.
Smoking, alcohol and drugs.
The hotel is smoke and vape free. You
must go outside to smoke.
Due to fire codes, no fire play is
allowed at the hotel.
Alcohol and hypnosis do not mix well.
No alcohol is allowed in Conspace or at
any open party. Anyone believed to be
inebriated will be sent to their rooms
until they sober up. Inebriation is
determined at the discretion of the
Only medications and substances which
are legal in the state of Illinois are
allowed at the convention. All other
drugs are forbidden at the convention.
Marijuana which is not prescribed
for medical purposes is not legal
Hotel rules take precedence over con
Food and drink. Due to hotel rules, no
outside food or drink is allowed in the
meeting rooms. Food or drink from the hotel
is allowed. People with outside food or
drink will be asked to consume it outside
of the meeting areas.
No outside food for general consumption
by all guests (i.e. not personal
consumption) is allowed in the con
suite without ConCom permission.
Beguiled takes no responsibility for
food obtained outside the con suite.
Clothing. Attendees must be appropriately
clothed or covered outside the Conspace.
Typical street legal clothing is required
at all times in all areas of the hotel not
controlled by the con. More adventurous
clothing (or lack thereof) is allowed in
the Conspace. Also see point 8.
Play. In Conspace, nudity and sexual
activities are limited to the evening and
only in designated areas, except when
appropriate for classes. During the
evening, each room will have a sign
indicating what is acceptable in that room.
If in doubt, ask. No play is allowed
outside of Conspace or private rooms. Do
not involve outsiders in the convention.
Respect. Respect the con staff, the other
attendees, the hotel staff, and other hotel
guests. Be kind and polite. If you have
problems or issues, bring them to the
Please be doubly mindful of the hotel
staff. They are not members of our
community and they are working. Please
let them do their jobs and be
respectful of the fact that they might
not at all be interested in hypnosis
but that being nice to you is part of
their job. That niceness is in no way