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Arcon maintains a ‘real name’ policy for badges. This is not necessarily your legal name, but it should be the name that someone should shout to get your attention. This is not your online handle, your twitter account, or anything else with those connotations. It does not need to be your full legal name, but it does need to be your name. Both a first and a last name are required.

The name on your badge should be the one you use with coworkers, friends, your doctor, etc. Diminutives, derivatives, and long-established nicknames are all valid if they are what people use to address you in physical face-to-face spaces.

We do not require you to use a deadname publicly under any circumstances, and will only ask for it where necessary to validate credit cards for payment purposes.

Note: Arcon Staff reserves the right to disallow any names on badges that they feel are inappropriate or fail to meet these guidelines. These badges will be refunded without warning.

Even if you do answer to a ‘handle’ type name when used in some circles, please do not use these on your badge.


Arcon is committed to diversity, inclusivity, and safety. For some members of our community, being misgendered can be hurtful. Misgendering an individual, accidental or not, can be a troubling experience, both for the person being misgendered, and the person doing the misgendering. Arcon will ask you for your preferred pronouns during the badge registration process. Pronouns will be visible on your badge.


As board gaming requires communication between players, having pronouns visible in this way will improve not only the inclusivity and safety of our convention goers, but also cultivates better communication.


If your pronouns are not listed please mark the choice that asks us to contact you. We will reach out to you and use your specified pronouns. If you would prefer your pronouns to not be printed on your badge, please select “Prefer Not to Say.

If you have any concerns or questions about our Badge Name and Pronoun Policy, please contact us at

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