So you want to come to a furmeet? Awesome! We ask that everyone who attends Furst State meets follow these rules, for the enjoyment of all who attend:
Please RSVP if the meet you are attending asks you to do so. It saves us all a lot of trouble and stress if we know how many people we can expect to show up!
While at a furmeet you are expected to remain and act in a civil manner. Rough housing, overly affectionate public displays of affection, and destructive behavior are prohibited. Harassment, stalking, or unwanted contact will be met with a "one-strike" or zero-tolerance policy, "No" means "No" always. Please be courteous to other attendees, vendor staff, and non-furmeet guests at all times.
Also remember that we are in a public setting. These events are family friendly affairs and oftentimes this is people's first exposure to furry at large. Remember that we need to present "those people who dress up like animals" in as positive a light as possible. We're the ambassadors of the furry fandom for the people we encounter.
It is assumed that you will posses a good sense of hygiene while at the Furst State furmeets. If you are bearing a noticeable offensive odor, you will be asked to rectify it or possibly be removed from the event. It is encouraged that attendees take a shower before coming to meets. Fursuiters will be given a little bit of lee-way when it comes to this rule after de-suiting based on the Organizers' judgment.
Fursuits are not allowed at any meet taking place in a restaurant, for practicality and hygienic reasons. Fursuits are allowed at the Delaware Furbowls as well as the arcade meets. If you aren't sure if you will be allowed to wear a fursuit or not to a meet, ask the meet organizer!
Alcoholic consumption should be kept within moderation and may only be consumed by adults over 21. Buying alcohol for minors is strictly forbidden by Furst State rules and Delaware State Law. If you are found out to be supplying alcohol to a minor we will be obligated to contact the police. If you are approached by a minor to acquire alcohol for them then say "No" and report it to an organizer.
If someone becomes too intoxicated they will be asked to leave the event prematurely and be issued a warning.
Money and Payment
If you are attending a meet that costs money to attend, please bring it!
Weapons of any sort are restricted from all Furst State events. If you are seen with any type of weapon you will be asked to remove it from the premises of the event immediately and possibly be asked to leave the meet prematurely. If it is found out you are concealing a weapon you will be restricted from the future Furst State furmeets.
Tails, ears, collars, and other furry accessories are allowed at all meets, unless otherwise specified. The only exception to this are leashes which will be asked to be removed if seen. Also, no fetish, BDSM, or extremely revealing clothing will be permitted at the Furst State meets and if you have such gear or clothing on you will be asked to remove it and change to something that fits within Furst state furmeet rules.
Respect of Property
During meets please respect the property of the vendors we attend. This means no climbing on, damaging, etc of the equipment of the vendors.
It is expected you not litter at the vendors and clean up after yourselves during and after the event.
If an attendee does damage vendor property they will be held responsible for cost of repairs and any applicable fines.
Minors and Parental Consent
In the case of minors above the age of 13, it will be assumed that any parents or legal gaurdians have granted permission for their attendance and the Delaware Furbowl, The Furst State, and the current vendor will not assume responsibility for their actions or conduct.
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times while at any Furst State furmeet.