Urbs in Hypno:

A City of Hypnosis

Code of Conduct

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:

  1. 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.
  2. All attendees must attend an Attendee Orientation session and sign the Consent and Unacceptable Behaviors document.
  3. 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.
    1. 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 convention.
  4. 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.
  5. Smoking, alcohol and drugs.
    1. The hotel is smoke and vape free. You must go outside to smoke.
    2. Due to fire codes, no fire play is allowed at the hotel.
    3. 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 ConCom.
    4. 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.
      1. Marijuana which is not prescribed for medical purposes is not legal in Illinois.
    5. Hotel rules take precedence over con rules.
  6. 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.
    1. 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.
  7. 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.
  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.
  9. 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 ConCom.
    1. 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 consent.