What to expect at PDXLAN
In an effort to set expectations prior to the event, PDXLAN requires parents of children 17 and under to understand exactly what happens at PDXLAN prior purchasing a ticket. Please read the below.
Parents are expected to actively supervise their minors. This means making sure they aren’t bothering anyone, including the staff.
- Staring over a person’s shoulder for a long time
- Touching other people’s belongings or computer
- Playing in the Monster bin, or throwing ice
- Running or using roller-shoes
- Not following instructions given by PDXLAN Staff
PDXLAN is not designed to be a children’s event. It is a PG-13 sort of environment. PDXLAN organizers try hard to make sure it is a positive and environment free from harassment and overly crude behaviors. However, parents need to be aware that there will be some adult language and some adult content games (adult in terms of ratings for language, violence and adult themes) being played that their kids may have exposure too. It also means that there will be people smoking outside the event and as long as they are within the legal requirements for distance from the doors, this is allowed.
PDXLAN requires all minors to be chaperoned. Acceptable Chaperone examples:
- Mother / Father
- Step Mother / Step Father
- Close family friend over 30 years old (With written guardianship in case of emergency)
- Brother / Sister 18 or older
Children 12 & under must be actively supervised at all times. (Guardian must be with at all times)
If you agree to the above, then we welcome your minor to PDXLAN. Most of the time when children come with their parents it has been fine, but there have been a few complaints that suggest maybe some parents do not realize some of the above mentioned items.
PDXLAN supports parents engaging in activities with their kids and having fun as a family, but wants to ensure that there is full disclosure and clear expectations prior to the event.