The consumption of alcohol in the Province of Ontario is restricted to people aged 19 and over. Alcohol may only be consumed within hotel rooms, hotel restaurants and bars, or other areas of the hotel licensed to serve alcohol. Drinking in hotel hallways is not permitted.
Your Reversed Polarity membership badge/wristband is your proof of payment. It must be worn and visible to Reversed Polarity staff at all times. Badges remain the property of Reversed Polarity and must be returned if membership is revoked. Lost badges/wristbands should be reported to Registration immediately. Members must use real names on their badges – there are no exceptions to this rule as we must be able to properly identify a member in the case of an emergency. Proof of identity must be shown when claiming a lost badge. Lost badges with nicknames or incomplete names will not be returned to anyone claiming them. Please note there is a fee to replace lost badges/wristbands. If your wristband is too tight, please do not remove it. Return to Registration for assistance. Badges are non-transferable, therefore sharing of a badge is prohibited. Sharing a badge with someone else may result in the loss of membership to Reversed Polarity.
Members are reminded to show courtesy when it comes to scented products. Many members have allergies or chemical sensitivities, and we ask that you remember that when using perfume, after shave or body sprays.
Members are asked to pack and dress appropriately for a fall convention in a busy, sometimes crowded space. We all get hot and sweaty at times – so make sure you bring adequate changes of clean clothing, and in particular if you are planning on wearing the same costume all weekend. You should be wearing clothing under the costume that you change regularly, to ensure your costume stays odour-free.
A reminder that No Costume is No Costume. Reversed Polarity is an all-ages welcome event, and people are expected to dress and costume with that in mind.
Reversed Polarity asks our members to treat hotel staff with courtesy and respect. We also want to remind members registered with the Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel or the Best Western Hotel that they are responsible for any and all damage they may incur to any part of the hotel.
Hotel Rooms: Action will be taken in the case of members who violate hotel rules for use of guest rooms.
Violations include, but are not limited to:
We expect that all members will treat all fellow members with respect, and avoid unnecessary conflict. Behaviour such as, but not limited to, name calling, causing disruptions, and insulting other members, will result in revocation of your attending membership. We’re all here to have a good time, not referee personal conflicts arising out of issues not involving Reversed Polarity.
Harassment, stalking and/or intimidation are not allowed at any TCON event under any circumstance and may result in loss of membership badge without refund and removal from convention space. Venue management and/or police may take further action if they feel it warranted.
Please be considerate of others while you are in convention space. Simple PDAs like holding hands, hugging, brief kisses are fine but keep anything more intimate for your hotel room so bystanders won’t be forced to be part of your love life. Same-sex couples are entitled to express affection the same as male-female couples without drawing attention, positive or negative. Pressuring or bribing people to perform PDAs in public spaces, whether same-sex or male-female, is harassment and will not be allowed. Don’t assume you can tell anything about the love life of a cosplayer based on a revealing costume and how they behave with their friends. When in doubt, it’s best to politely ask their age before anything happens that you may regret later.
Flash photography is not permitted during the Masquerade – photo opportunities will follow the Masquerade. Members are required to get the consent of a parent or guardian before photographing minors (under 18). Members are required to ask the permission of the costumer before taking pictures. No posed photography is permitted during autograph sessions. Photography and video/audio recording may be prohibited during guest appearances where noted. Photography and video/audio recording of guest appearances where permitted is for personal use only and may not be posted online (including, but not limited to, YouTube) traded, sold or bartered for personal gain. Members who violate Reversed Polarity’s photography and video/audio recording policy will be removed from Reversed Polarity without refund.
Reversed Polarity regrets that we cannot offer refunds for any reason. Please note all guest appearances are subject to professional commitments.
Members may upgrade a one-day access pass to a full weekend membership for the difference in price at Registration desk.
Room Parties must be registered with Reversed Polarity in advance. For more information go to the Room Party Policy page.
Please be aware that due to hotel policies, only professional looking signage may be posted on hotel walls. Please check with the Convention Office before posting any material, otherwise it may be removed. Blank signs with the official Reversed Polarity header will be available for on-site creation.
Provincial law prohibits smoking inside convention space and in the hotel. Members are reminded that no smoking is permitted inside any covered structure (ie. the garage) or within a 15-foot radius around any exit. In addition, any member smoking in a guest room that is not designated a smoking room may incur a cleaning levy charged by the hotel.
We know there’s a lot to do and see, but TCON members are expected to follow the standard convention guidelines of 6, 2, and 1: Minimum of six hours of sleep per day, two meals per day, and one shower per day. In addition, any member requiring medication or those with special dietary requirements are expected to ensure their needs are met.