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07-26-2011, 01:49 PM
Cryptozoic is now taking applications for sponsorship to Blizzcon 2011. We are looking for judges and Champions that have tournament and administrative experience. Blizzcon will be held 21 October through 22 October, 2011 in Anaheim, CA.

Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Ave
Anaheim, CA 92802

The sponsorship application window begins on 26 July, and will close on Wednesday 10 August 2011.

If you would like to apply for sponsorship, you must email volunteers@cryptozoic.com. Please put “2011 Blizzcon Sponsorship” in the subject line.

Here is some useful information:
• There will be 3 sponsorships for this event. HOTEL sponsorships will be provided a shared hotel room from 20 October and leaving on 23 October 2011. The second is BADGE sponsorship. This is for those that have their travel and lodging covered and only need a badge. The last is VOLUNTEER. This means that you have covered your travel, hotel, and badge. Those who do not require sponsorship for their travel are more likely to be accepted. Also, if you fail to specify which sponsorship you need, you will be denied. • You will be provided lunch _or_ a small stipend. No other costs will be covered.
• Judges are expected to wear nice, clean black slacks with black shoes. Additionally, you will be issued two Cryptozoic judge shirts if you have not already received one (from working a previous event). If you fail to meet the dress code, you will be asked to remedy the situation and if you cannot, you will not be asked to attend other shows on behalf of Cryptozoic. Non-judge staff will be expected to wear nice, clean blue jeans (with no holes, not tattered, no rips) and a Cryptozoic Event Staff shirt. If you have not received one yet, you will be given two.

Here are the requirements:

• Must have extensive experience conducting effective and efficient administrative tasks (Scorekeeping, Registration, League staff). OR Must have judge experience.
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Willing to work the entire event.
• Able to judge long hours. Days will be 8-10 hours.
• Able to lift heavy objects and perform other physically demanding jobs relating to tournament setup.
• Must be friendly and have a positive attitude.
• Willing and able to assist the event staff as required with additional duties, which may include registration, table clothes, floor maintenance, radio check-in/out, breaking down of event materials, packing pallets at the end of the event, etc…
• Must be able to respond to emails within 48 hours with regards to travel arrangements.

Here is what we need in your email:

Please send your sponsorship request to volunteers@cryptozoic.com, include “2011 Blizzcon Sponsorship” in the subject line.
• Your name.
• Your CZE ID.
• What position you want to staff (Judge or Admin)
Level of sponsorship you require; Hotel, badge or volunteer. Please remember that you are more likely to be accepted if you are able to cover your travel and lodging.
• The day you are able to depart to the event.
• Your email address.
• Your shirt size and if you have not received one yet.
• Your date of birth.
• Your complete mailing address and phone number.
• List of events you have worked for Cryptozoic.
• Emergency contact information and drug allergies.
• Do you have the necessary Passports?
• Any special requirements you have.
• Your CZEV# (if you are a Champion)
• Remember to include the name of event that you are requesting sponsorship for in the subject line.

What is expected?

• You will bring two days’ worth of appropriate attire
• You will either conduct administrative duties, judge, or conduct demos on the booth (depending on staffing requirements and sponsorship requests) Friday and Saturday. This will require long days with almost no breaks.
• You will prepare for the event thoroughly. If you are judging, you can start by reviewing all available rules, procedures and policies.

What is NOT paid for (partial list of common assumptions)?

• Food (Each person will receive either lunch or one small stipend each day).
• Taxi fares, bus fares, parking, etc.
• Additional room costs (room service, movies, laundry, etc).
• Ticket change fees (if you change your ticket, you pay all related fees).

Hotel Info:

• If you receive hotel sponsorship, you will be sharing a hotel room with at least one other person working the event.
• Spouses, friends, volunteers, players, significant others are not permitted.
• Your hotel will be paid for starting the day before the event and last until the day after the event. If you wish to stay longer or arrive earlier, you must arrange for this yourself.

Judge Testing:

• There will be no testing at this event.

Important Notes:

• This is not like a vacation, this is like work. It can be very rewarding and valuable, but it is hard work.
• If you are not chosen, don't take it personally. There are a limited number of sponsorships available. Again, if you would like to increase your chances of being accepted, covering your own flight and hotel will go a long way.

Blizzcon 2011 SPECIFIC –
This event is in high demand for those that work events. We are taking a small amount of staff. I still encourage you to apply if you want to go, but just be aware of the small staff requirements that we have.

Please send your sponsorship request to volunteers@cryptozoic.com. The deadline to apply is Wednesday 10 August 2011 .

Judge/Volunteers who work the entire event (the amount in the parenthesis is for 2 day positions, if there is no parenthesis, it is the same amount for both positions) will receive the following gifts:
2 displays of product from a recent set
2 Foil Kor’kron Vanguard
2 Foil Saurfang the Younger, Kor’kron Warlord
1 Rare Loot card from a recent set
1 Uncommon Loot card from a recent set
3 Common Loot cards from a recent set
8 League Prize Sleeves
2 Archives Packs
1 AoICC Treasure Pack
1 Blizzcon Goody Bag

07-26-2011, 02:47 PM
Applied :)

07-26-2011, 04:40 PM
Sent and done

07-26-2011, 05:08 PM
DING! fries are done.

07-26-2011, 06:38 PM
Hopefully I see you guys there :) just applied!

07-26-2011, 11:33 PM
Instead of making a new thread about blizzcon, I'll ask here. Is their any plans to have tournaments, not just league play?

07-27-2011, 12:25 AM
I actually heard this get asked at NACC. They dont want to do tournaments at blizzcon because its not an open event (I.E. anyone that wants to go and play can). You would just end up with a few card players that managed to get tickets dominating the tournaments.

07-27-2011, 01:53 AM
Dang, no flight sponsorships or I would apply :(.

07-27-2011, 01:54 AM
I actually heard this get asked at NACC. They dont want to do tournaments at blizzcon because its not an open event (I.E. anyone that wants to go and play can). You would just end up with a few card players that managed to get tickets dominating the tournaments.

It can be beginner level tournaments like a spectral safari. With thousands of wow players in one big room(Which cryptozoic has mentioned is their target to grow the card game), it just seems like a waste to not have tourneys which would get people interested in wowtcg.

07-27-2011, 02:13 AM
Full sponsorship from Europe is out of option I guess? :P

07-28-2011, 08:05 PM
I see the events at Blizzcon beign more of chance to bring more players of the MMO into the TCG. The hero challegne would bring people as well.

08-02-2011, 08:43 AM
Submitted! And this time I won't have any schedule conflicts forcing me to pull my app.