Fastaval is a big place with a lot of people for almost a week. Our participants come from all over the world across age, education, gender, and sexualities. Some people come here to play a lot of roleplaying games, others prefer Magic the Gathering and some are just here to hang out with old and new friends. But whoever you are and no matter why you are here, it is important that you feel safe – both as a participant and as an organizer.
On this page, you can read about how the Fastaval organization keeps you safe and how we handle conflicts and individuals who exhibit problematic behavior. This page tells you who to contact if you have a concern or an issue you want us to know about. And who can help you before, during, and after Fastaval.
NB! Fastaval's main organizers act on the principle that we only get involved if you contact us directly; by writing us an email, via the Safety Hosts, or if you contact a member of the main organizer group personally. We do not enter conflicts or ban individuals based on rumors or information given to us on social media. Therefore it is very important that you contact us directly if you feel unsafe at Fastaval.
No issue is too big or too small. We want to talk to you and we want to know how we create a safe Fastaval for everyone.
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Code of Care
Fastaval is an open cultural event for adults and young people. Everyone is welcome regardless of opinion, sexuality, ethnicity, gender identity, faith or age.
All participants at Fastaval are expected to treat each other with mutual respect. Hateful, degrading, derogatory or harassing behaviour is not accepted at Fastaval.
If you find yourself or others to be subject to such behaviour, please contact the safety hosts of Fastaval, the safe-mail or the General on duty. You can find out more about this here.
The main organisers of Fastaval can at any time make decisions in the interest of Fastaval and the participants there. This includes the expulsion of participants on the basis of their actions and behaviour.
The activities at Fastaval can be intense, especially some of the role playing scenarios. We tell many stories, and also some concerning, controversial or vulnerable subjects.
It is important that you are aware of your personal limits, and to speak up if they are crossed. Conversely, you also need to be aware of the limits of your co-players and of the game masters. Remember to talk to each other. It is always better to interrupt play and have the discussion, rather than continuing because you do not want to burden your co-players.
Some scenarios concern themselves with transgressive behaviour and deeply problematic actions, and that is fine, but it has to be left in the game. Unacceptable behaviour outside of the game can never be justified by the game.
Care for the volunteers
Fastaval is made exclusively by volunteers, who spend their spare time creating everything you see. It is extremely impotant to treat them right and with respect - even when you are unhappy. Especially service areas like the Information desk, and points of sale, like the Kiosk, the Coffee Inn, the Bar and the Oasis are frequently met with rude participants.
Don’t do this!
Be polite, also when things move a bit slow, or something goes wrong. The person on the other side is doing their best.
Blood, sweat and tears
Fastaval is filled with people who have spent countless hours designing and planning the activities. Writers, designers, game masters, game guides and planners all devote insane amounts of time before and during Fastaval.
Therefore we urge you to participate in the activities you have signed up for - as long as it does not impact your own well-being.