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Gwon
08-17-2011, 09:04 AM
Cryptozoic is now taking applications for sponsorship to 2011 DMF Philadelphia. We are looking for judges and Champions that have tournament and administrative experience. DMF Philadelphia will be held 30 September through 2 October, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA.

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2299
(215) 418-4700
http://www.paconvention.com/home2/

DMF Philadelphia Information Page (http://www.wowtcg.com/tournaments/darkmoon-faire/darkmoon-faire-philadelphia-2011)

The sponsorship application window begins on 17 August 2011, and will close on Thursday 1 September 2011.

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

Here is some useful information:
There will be 3 sponsorships for this event.
Full – Flight and Hotel covered
Partial – Hotel covered
Volunteer – Applicant covers travel and hotel on their own

Full and partial will be provided a shared hotel room from 29 September and leaving on 3 October 2011. Those who do not require sponsorship for their travel are more likely to be accepted. • 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 “DMF Philadelphia Sponsorship” in the subject line.
• Your name.
• Your CZE ID.
Level of sponsorship you require; Full, Partial (room), or volunteer. Please remember that you are more likely to be accepted if you are able to cover your travel and lodging.
• Would you prefer to work administration, judge, or demo on the booth?
• 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.
• Airport you would fly out of if flight sponsorship is needed.
• 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 three days’ worth of appropriate attire.
• You will either conduct administrative or judge duties (depending on staffing requirements and sponsorship requests) Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 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 Artisan and Expert level 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.

Please send your sponsorship request to volunteers@cryptozoic.com. The deadline to apply isThursday 1 September 2011.

Judge/Volunteers who work the entire event will receive the following gifts:
2 displays of product from a recent set
3 Judge Sleeves*
1 Rare Loot card from a recent set
1 Uncommon Loot card from a recent set
3 Common Loot cards from a recent set
1 DMF Top 64 promo
2 DMF Participation promo
1 DMF Playmat
1 DMF Deckbox
4 League Prize Sleeves
2 Archives Packs
1 Judge Notepad
Various Promos from other Cryptozoic products (CZE Lanyard, Sleeves, and other cool stuff)

* Judge Sleeves are new. Each sleeve will consist of 3 judge foils. These will be judge foils that have already been given out in the past as well as new judge foils. This way judges may trade amongst themselves for judge foils that they may be missing.

LennyV
08-17-2011, 09:22 AM
Judge Sleeves!
-Lenny

pckid47
08-17-2011, 10:00 AM
YES. i been waiting for this for so long. comp is a little lighter than i expected, but the chance to hang out with some judge buddies is awesome too. :)

pckid47
08-17-2011, 10:00 AM
also, will crypto be selling Food Fight at phili? i wanna pick one up. :D

Aaric
08-17-2011, 10:24 AM
YES. i been waiting for this for so long. comp is a little lighter than i expected, but the chance to hang out with some judge buddies is awesome too. :)
It's not that much lighter. There's one less display box, but throne of tides will have 36 packs per box. One less top 64 promo and two less prize sleeves are more than made up by the nine judge foils.

pckid47
08-17-2011, 10:29 AM
meh. not really to concerned about the comp. id rather judge than play at any event. its not as much stress than playing and i still get to enjoy the game. all im looking for is Food Fight. :P

DarkSeverance
08-17-2011, 10:38 AM
I love the Judge Sleeves idea.

Stupnick
08-17-2011, 10:44 AM
I love the Judge Sleeves idea.

As long as they are current Judge promo's that will be good for core.. LOL if they are old ones such as broderick and the like it may not be to popular...

DanCapt
08-17-2011, 11:04 AM
Application sent in. Hope to see everyone in Philly.

Reikio
08-17-2011, 11:25 AM
Hopefully I can attend! App in! :)

DarkSeverance
08-17-2011, 11:29 AM
As long as they are current Judge promo's that will be good for core.. LOL if they are old ones such as broderick and the like it may not be to popular...I'm ok with Broderick. In fact I would like at least 1 more Hesriana and 2 more Death Wish and Feral Charges. Sure they may not be useful for Core but we don't always play Core either.

Littlejon24
08-17-2011, 11:36 AM
It's not that much lighter. There's one less display box, but throne of tides will have 36 packs per box. One less top 64 promo and two less prize sleeves are more than made up by the nine judge foils.

who says its going to be thrones? the thrones preview event will be there, but nothing says the judges will be getting 2 boxes of thrones as comp.

Aaric
08-17-2011, 11:40 AM
who says its going to be thrones? the thrones preview event will be there, but nothing says the judges will be getting 2 boxes of thrones as comp.
who says it can't be?

DarkSeverance
08-17-2011, 11:43 AM
who says it can't be?If Thrones is available for sale then it very could be Thrones. However usually when they preview, they have limited stock of stuff they received before that is used just for the preview events. When they talk about displays from a 'recent set' it usually means the recent one currently available for sale.

Aaric
08-17-2011, 12:17 PM
key word usually. have some faith!

jinxed8602
08-17-2011, 02:29 PM
I'm really excited about this! The Judge Sleeves is a FANTASTIC idea!

Xistortion
08-17-2011, 02:31 PM
Applied :)

Chinaman
08-17-2011, 03:44 PM
App sent in.

derekm1973
08-17-2011, 04:38 PM
Applied as well :)

crisiszero2k1
08-17-2011, 07:46 PM
applied this morning :)

boba_fouts
08-17-2011, 09:53 PM
who says its going to be thrones? the thrones preview event will be there, but nothing says the judges will be getting 2 boxes of thrones as comp.

Judges have received boxes of the preview set for the past 2 DMFs that have been preview events. One can only hope that the trend continues.

martinezjkind
08-18-2011, 05:03 AM
Sounds like the old Sneak peeks that used to happen, I miss thoses

Ogg
08-18-2011, 10:29 AM
Applied yesterday and looking forward to it!

gentlegiant303
08-18-2011, 10:45 AM
Applied hope to see everyone there.

RRzero
08-18-2011, 12:52 PM
App in, but probably going either way, so see everyone there!

jinxed8602
08-25-2011, 07:02 AM
How quickly after application closing can we expect to hear back? I know plane tickets are going to start rising a fair bit soon. =D

toniABS22
08-26-2011, 07:30 PM
I love to join This!

http://www.gov-auctions.org/?hop=absgroup

Gwon
08-29-2011, 02:18 PM
As long as they are current Judge promo's that will be good for core.. LOL if they are old ones such as broderick and the like it may not be to popular...

it will be a mix, including ones that have been reserved for the highest level of judges (they will be lightly sprinkled throughout) like Magni

Ugamachi
08-29-2011, 07:46 PM
Looking forward to the event. "Crosses Fingers"

Stupnick
08-29-2011, 08:15 PM
it will be a mix, including ones that have been reserved for the highest level of judges (they will be lightly sprinkled throughout) like Magni

Very much like this : )

Gwon
08-30-2011, 10:23 AM
Applications are being processed. I'm looking for 2 Admin positions and 3 Judges that are able to cover their own flight/hotel (might be easier if the judges/admin are local).

If you know people that might fill this role, please have them apply immediately. Everyone should know the status of their app by the end of the day.

Gwon
08-30-2011, 02:39 PM
Judges have received boxes of the preview set for the past 2 DMFs that have been preview events. One can only hope that the trend continues.

There is a very limited amount of product available. Judge comp will be based on what the attendance is for the Sneak Preview event on Friday. If some judges get new product, all judges will get the same amount of product. It might just be a handful packs. If it is a handful of packs, that will NOT replace a full box of Twilight.

boba_fouts
08-30-2011, 10:01 PM
Will applicants be notified if they aren't approved, or are only approval e-mails being sent? Thanks!

DanCapt
08-30-2011, 10:24 PM
Both are going out, check all your mail folders.

Aaric
08-31-2011, 12:28 AM
People not approved are usually notified first, like I was today :( , followed by approved people without sponsorships, then approved people w/ sponsorship.