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THE ATX TV WAY

We work hard to make sure that ATX Festival is a safe, respectful, inclusive, and fun environment for TV lovers from around the world. We know that y’all enjoying being a part of ATX TV because it’s an awesome, laid back community of TV nerds that feel truly at home at TV Camp.

To keep our TV Camp vibe, here’s our basic rule of engagement: Be cool.

When attending any ATX TV physical events, Panelists are TV fans just like you, watching and talking about their work and favorite shows with other TV fans. Feel free to chat with them about the series you just watched, or a series (other than theirs) that you like, but please don’t crowd or swarm. Remember to be cool and give ’em space!

In addition, don’t ask Panelists to sign an enormous stack of pictures or memorabilia. Even taking pictures should be kept at a minimum, if at all – we know it’s hard, but take a mental picture of the awesome moment in time y’all are having. Be present and resist the urge to give them your business card or a DVD of the latest project you produced or script you wrote. We want to make TV Camp as relaxed and fun for them as possible, so they come back!

We’d also like you to be cool while interacting with other folks at the festival. While you, our wonderful attendees, are overwhelmingly friendly, patient, and accommodating — we ask that regardless of how popular the event or how great the excitement, you treat your fellow festival-goers kindness. Same goes for our amazing ATX Volunteers – they’re TV fans just like you, and work incredibly hard to make your festival experience one to remember!

OUR CODE OF CONDUCT

The ATX TV Code of Conduct applies to all ATX Television Festival events, physical and virtual, all our physical venues, and anyone who engages with our social media channels or virtual events. All ATX TV participants, including but not limited to attendees, staff, panelists, press, vendors, and volunteers will be held to the same standards.

If you engage with anyone in a disrespectful or inappropriate manner, or do not adhere to our Code of Conduct, we reserve the right to immediately remove or ban you from any ATX Television Festival event or platform, without refund (if applicable).

We do not tolerate harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • Intimidation / threats
  • Inappropriate disruption of events
  • Hurtful language
  • Physical assault of any kind
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwanted sexual attention
  • Unwanted photography or video recording
  • Bullying
  • Stalking

Especially in connection to:

  • Race or ethnicity
  • National origin
  • Gender identity or presentation
  • Sex or sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Disability, medical condition, or pregnancy
  • Religion
  • Citizenship status

So here’s the deal:

  • If you’re asked to stop any harassing behavior, stop it immediately.
  • If you experience or witness any form of harassment at a physical event, contact the nearest Staff member or Venue Manager to address the situation. To file a formal complaint regarding a physical or virtual event, email conduct@atxfestival.com and provide detailed information about the situation and your contact info.
  • If at any time you feel unsafe in your immediate situation, alert a Staff member or Venue Manager, move to a safe location, and dial 911.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please call 512-551-1330 or email conduct@atxfestival.com.

ADMISSION EXPECTATIONS

With the exception of Evening Marquee Events at the Paramount Theatre*, Camp Badges do not guarantee entry to any single screening, panel, or event, only admission up to capacity, so we advise our attendees not to purchase a Badge for a single event or individual.

If you only want to see one person, you may very well be disappointed. We do our best to prevent changes in programming, however schedules can change or an opportunity to see that one person simply may not arise. Instead, come because you like a few of the series and attendees, and ultimately because you love TV and you’d like to learn about it, discover new shows, and emerge from the festival with a new group of TV-loving friends like yourself!

*In order to take advantage of the Admission Guarantee to Evening Marquee Events at the Paramount Theatre offered to Camp Badges, you MUST arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time and line up with the Fast Passes to secure a seat. Don’t be tardy because if you arrive less than 20 minutes before the scheduled start time, we cannot guarantee entry.

AGE RESTRICTIONS

You must be 18 years or older to purchase an ATX TV Festival Credential, as some content may not be suitable for anyone under the age of 18.

Attendees between 12 and 17 years of age are allowed to attend ATX TV Festival, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times, and both must have official ATX TV Festival Credential for the event they would like to attend. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted to attend Festival Programming or Events.

BADGE TRANSFER POLICY

While ATX TV Credentials are non-refundable, if you bought a badge and are unable to attend, you can transfer your badge to another person until May 6, 2022 with a $25 service charge.

To transfer your badge to another attendee, please contact our ticketing partners at support@prekindle.com. Include your Festival Badge confirmation number, as well as the name and email of the new Badgeholder.

We are unable to accept badge transfers after May 6, 2022, and no two (2) badges will be printed with the same name, so make a point to get any transfers taken care of promptly!

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Season 11 Programming will kick off on Thursday, June 2, 2022 and ATX Registration will open on Wednesday, June 1, 2022. We recommend arriving early and checking in so you don’t get stuck in the rush.

Season 11 Registration will be located in the Maximilian Room in The Driskill Hotel, and Registration Hours are:

  • Wednesday, June 1st: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, June 2nd: 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Friday, June 3rd: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, June 4th: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 5th: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Please note that each individual must be present and pick up their own Badge – you will not be able to pick up Badges on behalf of another attendee.

WHEN DOES EVERYTHING HAPPEN?

ATX TV Festival Season 11 will take place June 2 – 5, 2022, and our Full Schedule is available HERE. We’ll start announcing programming in January, and keep in mind that Programming and Panelists may be added all the way up to the weeks and days before the festival. Check back often, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow our social channels for updates!

Friendly reminder that Panelist appearances/schedules are based on availability and are not guaranteed. All Programming and Events are subject to change and/or cancellation without notice. We try to keep you updated on these changes as they happen, but remember to check back often!

GETTING YOUR FAST PASSES

To help you have the best festival ever, with your Camp Badge, you have access to our Fast Pass reservation system to help secure seats to the Programming you’re most excited about.

EACH CAMP BADGEHOLDER HAS ACCESS TO FIVE (5) FAST PASSES.

Fast Pass reservations are made through the Prekindle lottery system and you’ll receive more info about the lottery process when we’re closer to the Festival. But here’s how it works – in May, you’ll have a window of time where you’ll submit eight (8) different panel or screening preferences in order of priority through the Prekindle’s selection form. The system randomly sets a selection order, and don’t worry – the time at which you submit your selections doesn’t affect your assigned Fast Passes. Fast Passes are assigned one at a time and give each Camp Badgeholder their five (5) highest available selections.

Important note — you are only guaranteed five (5) Fast Passes if, and only if, you follow the guidelines and submit eight (8) different panels/screenings by the lottery deadline. If you submit less than eight different selections, you are not guaranteed five (5) Fast Passes. And pro tip, submitting the same piece of programming eight times in no way increases your chances of getting that Fast Pass – all eight will just count as one submission.

USING YOUR FAST PASSES

In order to utilize your Fast Pass, you MUST arrive 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to secure a seat. Don’t be tardy because if you arrive less than 20 minutes before the scheduled start time, your Fast Pass is voided.

Fast Passes don’t take up the whole theater/venue capacity – only about a third of a venue can be reserved in the Fast Pass System, thus if you didn’t get a Fast Pass to something, NEVER FEAR! You can still attend!! Your Camp Badge grants you access to attend as many screenings/panels as you would like – Fast Passes were created to alleviate stress and give our attendees peace of mind to a limited number of individually prioritized events.

Having said all of this, friendly reminder that all seating is first-come, first-served (unassigned), and except for Marquee Events held in the Paramount Theatre, Camp Badges aren’t guaranteed a seat in a particular venue, only admission up to capacity. We also often start seating up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time to keep folks from waiting in line in the heat – so if you want your pick of seats, we recommend getting in line early!