SAFETY at Fastaval

Fastaval is a big place with a lot of people almost a week. Our participants comes from all over the world across age, education, genders and sexualities. Some people comes here to play a lot of roleplaying games, others prefere Magic the Gathering and some is just here to hang out with old and new friends. But who ever 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 organisation keeps you safe and how we handle conflicts and individuals who exhibits problematic behavior. This page tells you who to contact if you have a concern or and issue you want us to know about. And who can help you before, during and after Fastaval

NB! Fastavals Bunker (the group of main organizers) acts on a principle that we only get involved if you contact ud directly. Writing us an email, via the Safety Hosts or if you contact a member of the bunker personally. We do not enter conflicts or ban individuals based on rumors or informations given to us on social media. Therefor it is very important that you contact us directly if you feel unsafe at Fastaval.

No issue is to big or to small. We want to talk to you and we want to know how we create a safe Fastaval for everyone.

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You are alway welcome to get in touch with Fastaval’s Bunker. This is off course also they case if you have a conflict or an issue with a specific individuel or group.

If this is the case please write us at safe@fastaval.dk. When we receive your mail we will right away enter into a dialogue with you about what is going to happen next. Often The Bunker will want to keep in touch a couple of time to know if there is any further information about the conflict. It may happen that you have friends or know of someone who has a similar issue with the same person or who can support your side of the story. In that case we will contact them and hope they will be willing to share that information with us. When we have all the details in place we will discuss what is to done on our newt official meeting.

When The Bunker has come to a decision Marie Oscilowski and Andreas Ravn Skovse will send back our reply.

We cannot promise that we will handle your issue or try to resolve the conflict in precisely the way you want us to. But we promise to always listen openmindet and to treat your feelings with resect. We strive to create a welcoming space and to accommodate your emotional needs at Fastaval.

Confidentiality

Fastaval’s Bunker consists of volunteers and does not adhere to any legal form of confidentiality. But we do have the moral principal that every inquiry is treaded confidentiality and that information about personal issues or conflicts is never disclosed outside The Bunker.

Nb: I cases of very serious offenses and behaviour that puts other people in physical danger we will have to involve the Danish authorities

Fastaval’s Bunker takes all every inquiries serious. But it is important that you contact us directly on behalf of yourself or a friend. If you are in doubt weather to write us or not – the do it. Nothing is to small. We also know that in personal matters, it can take time before you find the energy to talk about bad experiences or feelings of unsafety. This is totally okay – the only thing that matters is the you get in touch.

Please contact us here safe@fastaval.dk. The email is accessible only to the organizers Marie Oscilowski and Andreas Skovse. They will receive your mail and pass the content on to the rest of the Bunker. Once we have your mail we will enter into a dialogue with you about what’s going to happen next. Every inquiries is treated the same but all decisions are made based on each individual case.

Have you experienced something that made you uncomfortable during Fastaval or do you feel sad and alone? Do you have anxieties or feel emotional overwhelmed and need someone to listen – please contact The Safety Hosts. 

The Safety Hosts is an independant organizer group who is alway ready with some comfort, a talk and a cup of coffee during Fastaval. For anyone who might need it. Fastaval is a big place with a lot of people and The Safety Hosts creates a space where you can talk about everything – big and small, whatever you need. They never judge you, but they instead listen to you worries and creates a secure mental space. During Fastaval The Safety Hosts keeps in touch with The Bunker but they never disclose anything about your talks without your consent.

The Safety Hosts are only active during Fastaval. If you already know by now that you have an issue we need to know about please write The Bunker at safe@fastaval.dk

You can always reach The Safety Hosts on the phone number +45 29 39 60 94 during Fastaval, or by reaching out to a Fastaval organizer near you.
There will also be posters around the premises with our contact information.

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The Safety Hosts at Fastaval consists of volunteers and does not adhere to any legal form of confidentiality. But we do have the moral principal that every inquiry is treaded confidentiality and that information about personal issues or conflicts is never discused outside The Safety Hosts without your consent.

Nb: I cases of very serious offenses and behaviour that puts other people in physical danger we will have to involve Fastaval’s Bunker