1. Consent – All activity must be consensual while at the MindQuake conference. This includes all areas you may be in both physical and virtual while attending. 
  2. Revocation of Consent. Consent may be revoked or modified at any time, by anyone, even during a scene. Having previously given consent does not mean an individual continues to consent if they then say no or safeword. Prior consent between partners is acceptable, but the burden is on established partners to inform others that they have prior consent, this includes consensual non-consent related consent.
  3. Covert Hypnosis– MindQuake defines covert hypnosis as the intentional use of hypnotic technique without the expressed consent of the receiver. DO NOT TRANCE ANYONE WITHOUT THEIR OVERT CONSENT. IF UNSURE, CLEARLY REAFFIRM THAT CONSENT HAS BEEN GRANTED.
  4. Contact. Any contact could be misconstrued as unwanted sexual advances, hypnotic triggers, or otherwise inappropriate, despite intentions. To this end, everyone is encouraged to err on the side of caution. Ask before contact (ex hugs) and only proceed if permission is granted.
  5. Intoxication – Intoxicated folx can not consent. 
    1. It is against MindQuake rules to be intoxicated in conference space, and it is against MindQuake consent policy to practice hypnosis with someone who is intoxicated. 
    2. Intoxication is not limited to substances, but is subject to a case by case basis as determined by MindQuake staff. 
    3. If you appear to be too intoxicated (by alcohol, cannabis, fractionation, drugs unknown) to consent, MindQuake staff will ask you to leave the conference until you can consent. 
    4. This will be done for your and others safety, and failure to comply will result in expulsion from the conference without a refund.
  6. Negotiating up. Negotiating up is when you change your negotiated limits to be less restrictive. This includes asking for or offering sex.  This is for your safety.
  7. Consent Incidents. Consent incidents come in many forms. If you feel you need to talk to someone, Consent Team members are available for immediate assistance to help you. 
    1. To speak with a Consent Team member: Staff are available in the MindQuake discord under the tag “Consent Team” and are in green. There is also a discord room you can ask for assistance in or ask any staff member to find you a consent team member.
    2. The role of the Consent team is to ensure that everyone involved in a possible consent incident is heard, understood, and supported, and to gather information from the people involved in the incident. 
    3. The Consent Team will submit a report to the consent team lead who will then make the report available to MindQuake Senior Staff after everyone involved has been heard, and they will then make a decision as to what actions, if any, to take.
  8. Making a report after the con: If you need to make a report after the conference for any reason please contact MindQuake Senior Staff at imaginemindquake@gmail.com.