CBR’s Casey Gilly has posted a pretty awesome Safety & Resource Guide: NYCC 2014 Edition wit information on what to do in case of harassment, illness and so on, with phone numbers and other vital information. Conventions are generally a pretty safe place, harassment aside, but the crowds and general tumult on the floor makes NYCC perhaps the most overwhelming show of the year. It’s good to maybe review the basics.
Check out the whole thing but here’s a sample:
New York Comic Con has a very reasonable set of rules to keep guests and exhibitors safe. Check these out beforehand and make sure you’re abiding by the terms of attendance.
In addition to safety, NYCC is ready and able to accommodate guests with special needs. A Medical Badge may be obtained for those that require any special assistance as well as one for a companion. Pretty cool. This includes people that are hearing impaired, mobility impaired and those with service animals. Check out the full details here.
In case of injury, please be sure to reach out to any member of the NYCC Staff, Crew or security. They can help you get the appropriate attention. If you see someone who is injured, be a hero and find help for them.
If you need medical care, visit the TransCare medical facility located on Level 1 in the southwest corner of the building. The office is staffed with EMT-Ps and can provide assistance if care is needed. As well, the following off-site locations may be contacted if needed.
Nursing mothers may also use the TransCare facility for pumping or feeding.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.