View Full Version : PAX East Judge/Volunteer Sponsorships Now Open

01-31-2011, 01:33 PM
Cryptozoic is now taking applications for sponsorship to PAX East. We are looking for judges and Champions that have tournament, administrative, and/or demo experience. PAX East will be held March 11th-13th, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210

The sponsorship application window begins on January 31st, 2011 , and will close on Friday, February 11th, 2011.

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

Here is some useful information:
• Full sponsorships will be provided a shared hotel room from March 10th, checking out March 14th. You may apply to be provided hotel arrangements. Partial sponsorships are for those that do not need hotel, but do need a convention badge. For PAX East, we will not be offering flight sponsorship. 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 T-shirt (the design with “Bob” on the front. 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 “PAX East Sponsorship” in the subject line.
• Your name.
• Your CZE ID (if you have one).
• Level of sponsorship you require; Full (hotel), Partial (just a convention badge) or volunteer (you are providing both hotel and badge requirements). Please remember that you are more likely to be accepted if you are able to cover your 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.
• 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).

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 Judge 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 hotel will go a long way.

Please send your sponsorship request to volunteers@cryptozoic.com. The deadline to apply is Friday, February 11, 2011.

Judge/Volunteers who work the entire event will receive the following gifts:
2 displays of product from a recent set
2 Foil Lor’themar Theron
2 Foil Nathanos Blightcaller
2 Foil Keys to the Armory
2 Foil Hesriana
2 Foil Slow
2 Foil Orgrimmar
1 Rare Loot card from a recent set
1 Uncommon Loot card from a recent set
3 Common Loot cards from a recent set
4 League Prize Sleeves
6 Archives Packs

02-17-2011, 10:07 PM
Need just 1 more for PAX East, who wants in?

02-17-2011, 10:59 PM
Me? (Oh wait, I'm still not 18)


02-17-2011, 11:11 PM
I would but it is I do not have the flight money =(

02-17-2011, 11:20 PM
yeah I'm in the same boat JM.

02-17-2011, 11:35 PM
I'd offer, but I can't make the arrangements for the room this close to the event :(. Perhaps another time. However, I'll see everyone in Chicago!

02-18-2011, 12:13 AM
I am a Pax enforcer which limits my availability however i can do it when not on shift.

02-18-2011, 12:22 AM
sent in an application.

02-18-2011, 03:52 AM
As did I.

Hopefully, I'll see some familiar faces at the event!