Code of Conduct

Hyperreality is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion.

We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

We are fully aware that no space can ever be 100% safe, be it due to lack of accessibility, sensory issues (light, sound), or potential conflicts. But the goal is to reduce harm to a minimum and de-escalate as much as possible to provide a sense of safety within the spaces we participate in.

Everyone participating in the Hyperreality community – including, but not limited to the Festival – is required to agree to the following Code of Conduct. This includes all attendees, performers, volunteers, and staff.

Furthermore, this code of conduct applies to all Hyperreality spaces, including the festival, the workshops and social media, both on- and offline.

Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the Hyperreality Team.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

⭐Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion

⭐ Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment

⭐ Deliberate misgendering or use of “dead“ or rejected names

⭐Gratuitous or uncalled for showing of sexual imagery or behaviour in spaces that are clearly not designed as such 

⭐Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent 

⭐ Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) after a request to stop

⭐ Threats of violence

⭐ Unwelcome sexual attention

⭐ Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others

Hyperreality prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort.

⭐Awareness & Reporting

If you are being harassed or notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please refer to our Awareness team on-site.  

Our awareness team are the first persons of contact, meaning that they will provide assistance when:

⭐ Someone is uncomfortable

⭐ Someone is overwhelmed

⭐ Someone feels physically or emotionally unwell

⭐ Someone is being discriminated against or harassed verbally or physically

⭐ Someone doesn’t want to/can’t intervene in situations that are potentially threatening

If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will be withdrawn from handling your incident. Know that we take your requests seriously and will make sure to involve someone impartial and qualified who can respond to you as promptly as possible.

We strongly condemn any form of racism, antisemitism, homophobia, transphobia and/or ableism. Any behavior of such form that is witnessed or reported to us leads to an executive decision in accordance with the security team on-site. 

We reserve the right to reject reports that are intended to silence legitimate criticism. 

Hyperreality reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:

⭐ ”Reverse” -isms, including “reverse racism”, “reverse sexism”, and “cisphobia”

⭐ Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”

⭐ Communicating in a “tone” you don’t find “congenial”

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims and survivors of abuse. We will not name harassment victims and survivors without their affirmative consent.

Consequences: Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the Hyperreality team may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all Hyperreality spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other community or the general public.


This policy was based on resources provided by Geek Feminism and re-evaluated and updated by Hyperreality.

⭐ Photography

By attending this festival, you acknowledge that images may be captured during the event using photography and video, and that unless you request otherwise these images may be used to promote the festival, or any events taking place therein, in future, or provided to the media for publication.

*Injuries and lost Items

Hyperreality festival is not responsible for any loss, theft, damage or injury that may occur during the festival. If you lost something you can send an email:

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