View Full Version : DMF Orlando Judge/Volunteer Sponsorship applications Open

12-12-2010, 06:01 PM
Cryptozoic is now taking applications for sponsorship to DMF Orlando. We are looking for judges and Champions that have tournament and administrative experience. DMF Orlando will be held February 4-6, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.

Ramada Orlando Celebration Resort and Convention Center
6375 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
Kissimmee, FL 34747

The sponsorship application window begins on Dec 12th , and will close on Friday Dec 24th, 2010.

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

Here is some useful information:
• Full or partial sponsorships will be provided a shared hotel room from February 3rd and leaving on February 7th, 2011. You may apply to be provided a flight or other travel arrangements. 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 (regardless of what role you are assigned on the Judge team). 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 Orlando Sponsorship” in the subject line.
• Your name.
• Your CZE ID (if you have one).
• Level of sponsorship you require; Full, Partial (flight/travel or 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 or judge?
• 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.
• 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 duties or judge (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 is Friday, December, 24th, 2010.

Judge/Volunteers who work the entire event will receive the following gifts:
3 displays of product from a recent set
2 Foil Orgrimmar
2 Foil Slow
2 Foil Lor’themar Theron
2 Foil Nathanos Blightcaller
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 Playmat
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12-12-2010, 10:56 PM
need a sticky!

12-13-2010, 02:29 AM

12-13-2010, 04:09 PM
Man, I wish I was 18 already! Why is it that you must be 18?

12-13-2010, 04:20 PM
Child labor laws probably.

12-13-2010, 04:23 PM
I have already gotten a full-time job.(With over-time involved) How can this match that?


12-13-2010, 11:01 PM
I have already gotten a full-time job.(With over-time involved) How can this match that?Insurance is one of the culprits. The other is even though you have a full time job, the full time job doesn't require you to be staying in a hotel by yourself or with other adults without parental supervision. Yes I realize 17 year olds don't necessarily need it, however the law would think otherwise when it comes to events like that. Even a "waiver" form or some "parental-consent" wouldn't be enough should there be an issue when it comes that could result in medical other insurance type things. Each state also has different laws when it comes to child labor (under 18), how long they can work without pay, how many hours they can work without break, etc that puts them under stricter conditions than someone over 18+.

12-14-2010, 12:10 AM
Actually some jobs(That involve traveling) do need you to be able to drive and to stay by yourself at a hotel. I'd need to read up on the laws to actually know.(I hate most laws. Some laws are good...most are simply not.)


12-22-2010, 07:24 AM
Beijing DMF JUDGE want to have these gifts.

12-22-2010, 08:11 AM
Any news on if selections have been made yet?

12-22-2010, 09:39 AM
The window for applying doesn't close til Friday. I expect we should hear back from them sometime next week.

12-27-2010, 02:32 PM
How is the acceptance feedback usually given, privately or publicly and will you say when it's done?

12-27-2010, 08:51 PM
You will receive an e-mail with all the necessary information if you have been accepted. They will generally make a post confirming when they have filled all their slots for volunteers and sent out the information.

01-02-2011, 08:11 PM
Staff positions have been filled and those that are working have been notified. I have one judge spot left, if anyone is interested in volunteering (no sponsorship available), please contact Volunteers@cryptozoic.com with the necessary information.