Bit Bash is always working to create an amazing experience for the independent games community in Chicago and beyond. Bit Bash events are all-inclusive, harassment-free environments, so please get acquainted with our Code of Conduct and Media Policies. Festival participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the festival at the discretion of Bit Bash organizers. Tickets will not be refunded if ejected from the event for violating our policies.
Bit Bash is dedicated to providing a harassment-free festival experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of festival participants in any form.
Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the festival organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the festival. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of festival staff immediately. Festival staff can be identified by wearing official BIT BASH t-shirts.
Festival staff will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the festival. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all festival-related social events and venues.
- Festival Coordinators of Indie City Collective: (312) 971-6697
- Chicago Police Department 14th District: (312) 744-8290 or 911
- Chicago sexual assault hotline: (888) 293-2080
- Rush University Medical Center: (312) 942-5000
- Yellow Cab Taxi Service: (312) 829-4222
Various productions film our events for upcoming projects. Attending Bit Bash gives consent to use your image in upcoming productions and future promotions. By entering any partner facility, you agree to have your likeness, image, and voice recorded, on film, tape, digital, or otherwise. You understand that your image, voice, and likeness may be used by Bit Bash in its publicity, promotions, and advertisements in any media or format now or later developed.
Please contact us for Media approval if you wish to photograph, film, or record any event for a commercial or non-commercial project. All photographers, film crew, documentarians, journalists, etc. are expected to receive a subject’s consent prior to recording their likeness, regardless of the end use of said likeness.
Anyone photographing, filming, or recording at a Bit Bash event for a commercial project without prior approval must comply with festival staff, including requests to destroy any physical media or digital files, and/or leave the event without refund.