A casual monthly social in Leamington Spa for anyone in and around the games industry
Due to the spread of COVID-19, we are following WHO and government advice by suspending all Checkpoint events until it is considered safe.
In the meantime, you can join us and many other organisations from the Midlands over on Discord:Midlands Games Industry Discord
and keep in touch with us:
Pop your email in to stay updated on Checkpoint events via electronic mail
We want Checkpoint to be a fun and inclusive event where all attendees can relax and feel safe. To that end, we expect every Checkpoint attendee to adhere to the code of conduct below whilst attending our socials.
Homophobic, racist, transphobic, ableist, sexist, or otherwise prejudiced behaviours are not acceptable at Checkpoint.
Harassment is not acceptable. Stalking, unwanted sexual attention, and physical contact without consent are forms of harassment. A person’s dress or manner does not constitute consent. All attendees are expected to respect the personal space of others. Some attendees may not want to be filmed or photographed. If you are asked to leave someone alone, you must respect this.
Participants asked to stop any of the above behaviours are expected to comply immediately. They may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organisers and premise owners.
“It’s just a bit of fun”, “It’s just a joke”, “They’re my friend it’s okay”, “I was drunk”, “I was being ironic” (and so forth) are not excuses.
We encourage all participants to start a dialogue with us in the event of harassment.
Please contact either Shaun or Maggie immediately if you have any concerns for your own wellbeing or those of fellow attendees. We can be identified by our lanyards, and will immediately take action to make you feel safe.
If you are unfamiliar with people using they/them pronouns, you can find a guide at theythem.xyz. If you do say something wrong to someone, such as misgendering them, the best way to handle that is to apologise, then let the conversation move onward rather than centring yourself or the mistake.
[Code of Conduct derived from Feral Vector]