Greetings, beloved patrons! In 2016, ValorCon found a new home in the Loop which seemed perfect for us to grow into: Macy's on State Street had several unoccupied floors, and the square-footage was both plentiful, and affordable for the area.
Just four weeks ago, Macy closed a deal to sell those empty floors, and what was a perfect spot for adventure and mayhem will shortly be office space.
We spent the last month trying our best to find an alternate location for this October, but with so little lead time, it just wasn't possible. We are still committed to a triumphant return, and are looking beyond the downtown area for our next home. Thank you for your continued support, and we will see you in 2019!
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When you buy a ValorCon ticket, you're given an opportunity to join a team in one of our four honorable houses. Everything you do at ValorCon can earn you points, which helps you, your team, and your house earn fame, fortune, and prizes!
The thinkers, innovators, and philosophers of Luminaris have faith that well-informed decisions and careful preparations contain the key to any lock, and an effective defense against any assault.
Brute force, dedicated training, and effective teamwork form the core victory plan for House Stoneheim. Strength of mind, spirit, and body are their most highly prized traits.
It is the unexpected solutions which Darhtenkell's members apply most effectively, removing or sidestepping challenges in ways the other houses hadn't thought - or feared - to try.
These wardens of the Natural world serve Gaia in Her many aspects, secure in the knowledge that when all civilizations pass into obscurity, the energy of the Living World will continue, undeterred.
Nobody likes the legal stuff (well, except maybe lawyers), but we want to make sure that everyone has a fantastic experience at ValorCon, and them means we need to set some expectations and ground rules - both for us and you!
Refunds will be offered at 100% up until the beginning of the 14th day prior to the first day of the event. No refunds will be offered after that point. There will not be any penalty for cancellations/refund requests. Badges cannot be given, transferred, or reassigned to anyone other than the person listed on the badge. Please initiate refunds by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Funds will be returned to you within 14 days, and your badge ID number will be invalidated. You may be asked to return your badge to us. Badges cannot be replaced except in cases where you elected to have the badge shipped to you and the carrier reports the shipment as lost or misdelivered.
Last Updated 15 JULY 2015
This is the part of our website where we spell out specific personal information policies we follow, so you know what information we collect from you, why we do it, and how we use (and don’t use) it.
Collecting your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need to collect information that personally identifies you (Personally identifiable information, or PII) or which lets us contact you.
Generally, this information is requested when you are registering to attend, exhibit at, sponsor, or advertise at a convention or event, when registering for a contest, subscribing to e-mail newsletters, or when purchasing ValorCon LLC products. Personal information collected by ValorCon LLC often is limited to e-mail address, language, country, or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.
For example: If you choose a service or transaction that requires payment, such as purchasing a ValorCon LLC badge, we will request personal information necessary for billing and/or shipping, such as: name, address, telephone number, and credit card number.
If you ever want to review or update the information we have stored for you, simply send an email to email@example.com, and we will send you your profile to allow you to edit your personal information. We will ask for sufficient identification to assure that only you can access your profile.
Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
To help you quickly find products, services or information on valorcon.com.
To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
To alert you to new events, special offers, updated information and other new services from ValorCon LLC via newsletters.
To help you sign up for ValorCon LLC newsletters.
To enable you to register for ValorCon LLC conventions and events.
To allow you to participate in contests or promotions.
To let you give us your opinion through online surveys.
We may hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, or sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
ValorCon LLC may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ValorCon LLC or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ValorCon LLC and its websites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of ValorCon LLC, its websites, or the public.
Your information may be stored and processed in the United States or any other country in which ValorCon LLC or its affiliates, subsidiaries, or agents maintain facilities and by using this site you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. ValorCon LLC abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.
Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, ValorCon LLC will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.
Access to your Personal Information
We will provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current. You may review and update this information at any time by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can:
View and edit personal information you have already given us.
Tell us whether you want ValorCon LLC to send you marketing information.
Choose whether you want third parties to send you their offers by postal mail.
Subscribe, or cancel subscriptions, to newsletters about our services and products.
Opt out completely from all email correspondence.
Security of your Personal Information
ValorCon LLC strictly protects the security of your personal information and honors your choices for its intended use. We carefully protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
Your personal information is never shared outside the company without your permission, except under conditions explained above. Inside the company, data is stored in password-controlled servers with limited access.
Protection of Children's Personal Information
If you are under the age of 13, you will need your parent or guardian's consent before you can provide any personal information to us for purposes of registration and other online activities. Whatever the activity may be, we will only collect information to the extent reasonably necessary to fulfill your requests and our legitimate business objectives.
To ensure we are publishing content customers need and want, ValorCon LLC collects site-visitation statistics using cookies. We only use this information in aggregated form and only use site-visitation statistics for improving our site.
When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer’s machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously.
Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, assist in delivering the cookie. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a ValorCon.com web page. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on ValorCon.com; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about ValorCon LLC.com web site usage. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies but do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.
If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the ValorCon.com web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.
Third Party Links
ValorCon LLC may provide links from our web site to third party web sites. ValorCon LLC will notify users when they are leaving a ValorCon LLC site and we encourage our users to read third party sites' privacy policies before submitting personal information.
Changes to this Statement
ValorCon LLC will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this Statement, ValorCon LLC will notify you by placing prominent notice on the web site.
ValorCon LLC welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy, please contact us by email email@example.com.
ValorCon is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers.
Exhibitors in the expo hall, sponsor or vendor booths, or similar activities are also subject to the anti-harassment policy.
Harassment includes but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Harassment of convention members online or in electronic venues will be treated as seriously as physical harassment. If you approach someone and they tell you “no” or ask you to leave them alone, you must do so and have no further contact. If you aren’t sure what constitutes harassment, err on the side of caution and restrict your contact. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified by [t-shirts/special badges/headsets.] Please remember that we need to know about any incidents during the convention to be able to take immediate action.
If you feel that you have been the victim of criminal conduct, please notify the local police immediately and, if necessary, seek medical attention. Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.
Children aged 6 and under will be admitted for free all weekend and no ticket is required. Children aged 7 and up require the purchase of a regular badge. Children aged 13 and under are not allowed to attend ValorCon without an adult. Some evening content is recommended for adults aged 18 and up. In those cases, the content will be clearly marked "Mature" in our program guide.
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