Rules are never fun to have to say, but ever so necessary.  My personal rule as long as your not breaking any other rule is to have fun out there!  J

Overall Rules:

Please help keep Capricon, its member’s, and people at the Sheraton safe by following all of the rules set by the Sheraton.  Please also follow the laws of the state of Illinois, the Town of Arlington Heights, and the federal government of the United States.  Please use common sense when it comes to your conduct. 

Party Registration:

All parties must register thru the party liaison to throw a room party during Capricon.  Failure to do so may result in your party being shut down.  Capricon reserves the right to refuse a party being thrown at Capricon for any reason.  This decision is at the sole discretion of the party liaison.

Party Flyers:

Party flyers are allowed to be posted on any bulletin board in the hotel.  There will be bulletin boards on every party floor, by Operations, in the Consuite, by Main Programming, by Registration, and by the first floor elevators.  Flyers are allowed on the metal door frame of your room, but not on the door itself.  Flyers cannot be posted on any wall surface of the hotel regardless of what material it is made of.  Flyers are also not permitted to be posted in the elevator.  The only acceptable tape is masking tape.

Drinking Rules:

It is the responsibility of every party or person serving a drink to check the ID of the person you are serving a drink to.  In Illinois the legal drinking age is 21.  Parties not following this law will be subject to being shut down as well as possible legal action if the proper authorities deem it necessary. 

Smoking Rules:

The Sheraton has designated the entire party floor as NON-SMOKING.  Smoking is not permitted in any room on this floor (12th floor), in the hallway of this floor, or in the stairwell or elevators leading onto this floor.  Violation of this law will result in action being taken against you.  The hotel can charge up to $5,000 for cleaning fees if you smoke anywhere on this floor.  You also risk your membership being revoked by Capricon.  As well as the possibility that the police will issue you a ticket with additional fines. 

The Sheraton underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in the last few years.  Please help us keep the hotel safe and undamaged by smoking responsibly in the authorized areas only.  The 12th floor where our parties are on is one of the hotels Premier floors and we would like to be able to continue to use it for parties by following common sense and the rules set out by the hotel.  Please help us make Capricon as fun as it can be by doing the same.

Party Voting:

The “Best Party Awards” will be issued to the party in each category who receives the most votes by convention attendees for that category.  Voting is by ballot only.  Numbered ballots are issued with your membership and no replacement is available should you lose it.  In the event of a tie the Party Liaison will vote to break the tie.  Ballot box stuffing is against the rules and will result in your ballots not being counted.  If a party is found cheating the party will be disqualified from winning.  Token bribes to attendees to vote for your party are within the spirit of the voting as long as they do not exceed a value of $1.  For example, a party may give out a special drink for people who say they will vote for their parties.  Parties are not allowed to collect ballots.  Ballot boxes will be located on the party floor by the elevator, in the Consuite, and in Operations.  Ballots are due by Noon on Sunday of Capricon.  Winners will be announced at closing ceremonies.  In any other circumstance not covered by these rules the Party Liaison has the final decision.





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