Fur Con News: Midwest FurFest

Midwest FurFest Previews it’s Updated Code of Conduct


Under Personal Conduct

Though MFF is a private event, attendees are expected to conduct themselves in common areas in a manner appropriate for public spaces. Footwear is required in all convention spaces. Individuals not in costume are required to wear shirts and pants or their equivalents. Clothing and costumes must not be overly revealing, lewd, or suggestive. Collars are acceptable attire, however leashes may not be held by another person. For safety reasons, fursuits are not permitted in restaurants or bars unless explicitly allowed.

Daytime programming content is intended for all ages. During evening hours, some events may contain strong language or adult themes and will be restricted to mature audiences only; attendees under the age of 18 will not be admitted to these events without a parent or guardian.

The following is expressly prohibited at MFF:

  • Sleeping in common spaces
  • Open display of adult artwork
  • Lewd public display of affection
  • Throwing items from any elevated space at MFF, including the balconies or railings in the atrium of the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
  • Affixing any material to walls, elevators, hotel room doors or convention signage — MFF provides a message board in a public area where members may post messages or place announcements
  • Indoor or outdoor drone operation without written authorization from MFF

Attendees must comply with venue smoking policies. Smoking or use of electronic cigarettes is prohibited in any area within MFF hotel event space, common areas, non-smoking guest rooms, or the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Smokers must use designated smoking areas, and cigarette butts must be disposed of properly.  Note that all MFF hotels are 100% non-smoking except limited Hyatt Regency O’Hare guest rooms.

During peak traffic periods, elevator queuing and access may be controlled by MFF.  Priority is given to the following (in order):

  1. Non-convention attendees
  2. Those with impaired mobility
  3. Fursuiters (with one handler)

Animals, except service animals as defined in 28 CFR 36.104 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, are prohibited in hotel common areas, event and function spaces, the convention center, and connecting walkways. Registered guests in compliance with a hotel’s pet policy may take their pet directly between their guest room and outdoor relief/exercise areas. Deviations from this policy shall be made in writing at the discretion of Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc.

Please note the changes the biggest ones are sleeping, vaping and lewd conduct.

BLFC Updates it’s Code of Conduct