Journeys & Tales operate a flagging system whereby prospective attendees can draw our attention to safety concerns that they have about other prospective attendees. We will not hesitate to exclude people on this basis.
Unfortunately, our hobby has sometimes shown that it contains people who are not safe to be around. We as organizers need your help here – we don’t know the names of everyone who is a concern in this way. We also want to make sure that you feel comfortable with the people who are around you during the event.
After signups have closed, we will circulate the names of prospective attendees to all that has signed up, and you can if you wish raise the following flags:
- Yellow flag – I don’t want to be in any of the same groups as this person. This is for allocation purposes only, and won’t affect yours or the other person’s chance to get a spot. Chose this if you don’t believe that the person is unsafe, but for personal reasons you are unable to play closely with them.
- Orange flag – You’re unable to attend if someone else gets a spot. Choose this if you don’t believe that that person is unsafe, but for personal reasons you are unable to attend an event that they’re at. In this case, whichever of your or their names is allocated a ticket first will be prioritized. Or you may be split in different runs.
- Red flag – choose this if you believe that the person is unsafe to larp with. Examples of this might be bullying, harassment, or abuse. We would appreciate some brief details about why the red flagging happened, but you don’t have to give a reason for red-flagging a name.
We will not tell anyone who red-flagged them, or why.
Once all the flags have been collected, the final casting and lottery will take place. We understand that saying you feel unsafe around someone can be difficult, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you.
If you feel that you need to respond with one or more flags, then you can do so confidentially. We will need, for administrative purposes, to share with the organizer group the fact that someone has been flagged. But the name of the person giving a flag will be kept confidential, as will any reasons for flagging that you choose to share with us.
We are happy to further discuss any individual concerns about flagging someone – please do get in touch if you have any questions.