Utah Fandom Organization and it’s events welcome fandom regardless of age. We do suggest some guidelines for attendees under the age of 17 on the first day of the event, and under. This is not only to comply with city, state and federal guidelines, but provide a safe place for everyone to explore their fandom.
Minor(s) age 13-17 can attend with a purchased membership as long as a parent or guardian point of contact is listed at registration and on the back of their badge. Please note a membership does not guarantee attendance to any part of the event that has an age minimum or requirement. The moderator or volunteer over a panel, event, or workshop can place individual restrictions if necessary. Those restrictions should be posted in the program description and outside a room when possible.
Ages 7-12 require the permission of a designated adult who is also registered at the event. A designated adult is defined as someone that is not the legal guardian or parent of a minor, but is over the age of eighteen, a registered convention member and identified in the minor’s registration record as an adult responsible for them at the convention. Child Memberships do not guarantee entrance to anything that may have an age restriction or requirement. The moderator or volunteer over a panel, event, or workshop can place individual restrictions if necessary. Those restrictions should be posted in the program description and outside a room when possible. This type of membership is required to list a contact on the back of the child’s badge so they may access the children’s programming and events.
Kid(s) In Tow
Ages 0-6 are often overlooked in conventions. Memberships will be given out for children under the age of 7 years old with an accompanying adult or caregiver required. Consideration on rates will be given to caretakers and those with developmental disabilities. Please note that destructive behavior of children under 7, and disruptions need to be managed well, and may escalate to an incident. The 2019 event does provide a quiet room or safe place sometimes necessary for children in this age group, as well as others attending the convention. If you need space, or assistance check with the information desk in the Sky Lobby.
A Note about Curfew
It is unlawful for any minor under the age of sixteen (16) years to be in or on any public street, park, square or any public place between the hours of eleven p.m. and daylight immediately following, except where the minor is accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or other adult person having the legal care and custody of the minor or where the presence of the minor in the place or places is connected with or required by some legitimate trade, business, profession or occupation by reason of employment, inclusive of time necessary for going to and returning from such place of business in which the minor is engaged.
Exceptions: The provisions of Section 9.08.010 above shall not apply on Friday and Saturday nights where the minor dealt with is attending or going to or from a bona fide meeting, dance or party at a church, school or youth club, or a theater or resort; provided, however, that on Friday and Saturday nights notwithstanding said functions, it is unlawful for the minor to be upon any public street, park, square, or public place between the hours of twelve midnight and daylight immediately following, except where the minor is accompanied by a parent or legal guardian or an adult person having the legal care and custody of the minor.
(1) 9.24.010 Curfew
Curfew for minors under eighteen (18). Except as provided in Subsection (3) below, it shall be unlawful for any person under the age of eighteen (18) years to be in or upon any sidewalk, street, alley, or public place between the hours of midnight and 5:00 a.m. on any day.
It shall be unlawful for any parent, guardian, or other person having legal care and custody of any minor, to allow or permit or suffer any such minor to go or be in or upon any of the sidewalks, streets, alleys, or public places in Layton City within the times provided in the above-mentioned Section.
The provisions of Section (1) shall not apply when any person regulated therein is:
- Accompanied by an adult having the care and custody of such person;
- Attending or directly returning home from a function of any school or church;
- Attending or directly returning home from a lawful entertainment, amusement, or commercial activity;
- On an emergency errand or specific business or activity directed by the parent, guardian, or other adult having custody or care of him/her; or Engaged in legitimate employment which requires his/her presence at the public places during the prohibited hours.
Minors on business premises. No person owning or operating a business shall permit to be or to remain on the premises where said business is conducted any minor person under the age of eighteen (18) years, between midnight and 5:00 a.m., unless in the immediate presence of the parent or other adult person having legal care and custody of said minor. This Section, however, shall not apply to any minor who is lawfully employed on the premises.
It is unlawful for any person to assist, aid, abet, or encourage any minor to violate the provisions of this Section. It is unlawful for any person to use any influence or otherwise to entice or persuade any minor, under the age of eighteen (18) years, from his/her parents, guardians, or other persons having charge or custody of such minor without the consent of such parents, guardians, or custodians.
A violation of this ordinance shall be a class B misdemeanor.
[Taken directly from the Layton City Utah website at: http://www.laytoncity.org/LC/PlanningZoning/Verse/9/24/010?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 ]