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12-18-2012, 04:51 PM
Darkmoon Faire Dallas 2013

Cryptozoic is now taking applications for staff and potential sponsorship to Darkmoon Faire Dallas 2013. We are looking for volunteers that have judging, board game, league and administrative experience. Darkmoon Faire Dallas will be held Mar 8th through Mar 10th, 2013.

Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport
4545 West John Carpenter Freeway
Irving, Texas, USA 75063

The application window begins on Tuesday December 18th, 2012 and will close on Wednesday January 2nd, 2013.

Here is some useful information:


There will be 3 sponsorship types available for this event: Full, Hotel only and Flight only. Note that if you do not need a sponsorship, your chances of being accepted to staff this event will be significantly higher.

Full and partial hotel sponsorships will be provided a shared hotel room from March 7th through March 10th with a checkout on March 11th morning.


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. You will be issued two Cryptozoic Judge shirts if you do not currently own any. Hats, scarves and other assorted headgear are not allowed for any role.
Scorekeeping, League and Board Game Staff will be expected to wear nice, clean blue jeans (no holes, tatters or rips) and a Cryptozoic Event Staff shirt. You will be issued two Cryptozoic Staff shirts if you do not currently own any.

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.


• IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO BE A JUDGE: You must be comfortable administering rules and being on your feet for an extended period of time. You will be arbitrating potential disputes and must be comfortable working with people and resolving rules conflicts. You will be working under the Head Judge and will be assigned to different events throughout the working days. You must be at least a Level 1 Judge and have a solid understanding of WoWTCG rules and tournament policy.
• IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO STAFF LEAGUE: You must be comfortable working with people, handling money and welcoming players to the event. You must be familiar with the crafting redemption process and handling League prizes and slips. Strong organizational skills are a plus.
• IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO STAFF REGISTRATION/SCOREKEEPER: You must be extremely adept at using the Cryptozoic Tracker and have a strong understanding of how different events are run. Strong organizational skills are required. Scorekeepers are only chosen from people with prior DMF Scorekeeping experience or training from a DMF Scorekeeper. Scorekeepers will be required to announce times and events as they are happening. Registration staff must be comfortable with processing paperwork to keep the flow of events running smoothly.
• IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO STAFF BOARD GAMES: You are required to know the basic rules to all Cryptozoic's current board and card games and will be asked to play or demo them continuously throughout the event. Board game staff will be required to track check-in and check-out of all board games, card games, Dungeon Decks and Raids and well as oversee and judge all Board Game OP. The Board Game staff works alongside the League staff. You will be asked simple rules questions for each board game in the application if you apply for this position.
• You must be 18 years of age or older.
• You must work the entire scheduled event.
• Able to judge long hours. Days will be 8-10 hours.
• Able to lift moderately 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 cloths, 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.


• You will bring appropriate attire for each day of the event.
• You will either conduct Administrative, League, Board Game or Judge duties (depending on your role) every day of the event. This will require long days with almost no breaks.

What is NOT paid for?

• 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 to share your hotel room.
• 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, do not take it personally. There are a limited number of sponsorships and staff spots available. If you would like to increase your chances of being accepted, covering your own flight and hotel will go a long way.


If your application form is not completely filled out, your application will be denied.

Click here to apply! (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZrekE5UndUejkxUk5qbEZhODlvaUE6M A#gid=0)


As a thank you to our hardworking staff, we will provide you with the following compensation:

2 displays of product from a recent set
2 Commander Ulthok foil promo cards
2 Archdruid Malfurion Stormrage foil promo cards
2 Yertle (Chinese) foil promo cards
2 Twilight Citadel (Japanese) foil promo cards
2 Dagax The Butcher (Japanese) foil promo cards
2 Prince Xavalis (Chinese) foil promo cards
1 Rare Loot card from a recent set
2 Uncommon Loot card from a recent set
2 Common Loot cards from a recent set
2 Battle of the Aspects Treasure Packs
1 DMF Participation promo
1 DMF Playmat
1 Deckbox
8 League Prize Sleeves