What accessibility measures are being implemented by the convention?
FIYAHCON values our disabled community members, and to that effect, we are implementing a number of measures to ensure our content is as accessible as possible to all who wish to take part in it.
CART or Communication Access Realtime Translation services will be provided by ACS on core programming such as panels, presentations, workshops, and live reads. Breakout sessions will be supplemented by text-based services such as dedicated Discord channels. A series of Calm Rooms will also be arranged and made available for people in need of low-sensory social environments.
For more on our accessibility policies, check our Community Policy page.
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Did you try and fail to log-in a bunch of times in a row? After 5 attempts, our site security will lock you out for 30 minutes before you’re able to try again. Make sure you’re not trying to use your credentials for your regular FIYAH Magazine account. FIYAHCON runs on a separate database, so this site will have no record of the username, email, and password you use over there until you set it up.
If I buy a ticket but have signed up to volunteer or be on programming, will I get a refund?
Volunteers and people “working” the event by providing its content are not charged admission. If you are selected for programming or to be on a volunteer team, your ticket will be refunded if you purchased one.
I am not BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color). Can I be on programming?
Absolutely. Our programming is open to BIPOC + their allies. But whereas racially/ethnically marginalized people have endured being the token on decades of genre convention programming, they are the intended majority at FIYAHCON. Anyone outside of the BIPOC umbrella who wishes to take part in programming should be comfortable with the role reversal.
How do I report harassment/violations of FIYAHCON Community Policy?
We take claims of harassment, intimidation, and other behaviors which infringe on the safety of FIYAHCON staff and attendees seriously. If you have experienced or been witness to any of the behaviors as outlined in our Community Policy, email community[at]theconvention.fiyahlitmag.com and our grievance team will see it addressed.
How do I donate tickets, anonymously and otherwise?
I applied for volunteering/programming. When should I hear back?
Programming and staffing enter their finalization phase in September. If you have not received an email regarding the status of your application by September 15th, email team[at]theconvention.fiyahlitmag.com
Will recordings of FIYAHCON be made available for people who are unable to attend?
The specific content that will be made available after the convention will depend on the release permissions granted to us by participants on each programming item.