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Gwon
05-20-2011, 03:06 PM
Cryptozoic is now taking applications for sponsorship to 2011 Gen Con and DMF Indianapolis. We are looking for judges and Champions that have tournament and administrative experience. Gen Con will be held 4 August through 7 August, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN.

Gen Con Indy
Indianapolis Convention Center
100 South Capitol Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46225

DMF Indianapolis Information Page

The sponsorship application window begins on 20 May, and will close on Friday 10 June 2011.

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

Here is some useful information:
• There will be 3 sponsorships for this event. Full or partial sponsorships will be provided a shared hotel room from 3 August and leaving on 8 August 2011. You may apply to be provided a flight or other travel arrangements. The last is badge sponsorship. This is for those that have their travel and lodging covered and only need a badge. 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 “Gen Con Sponsorship” in the subject line.
• Your name.
• Your CZE ID.
• Level of sponsorship you require; Full, Partial (flight/travel or room), badge 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 duties, judge, or conduct demos on the booth (depending on staffing requirements and sponsorship requests) Thursday, 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.

Gen Con SPECIFIC –
If you are only able to attend for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, please put that in your application. We are taking a small amount of judges/volunteers that are only able to work Fri, Sat, Sun. These staff will receive less gifts overall.

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

Judge/Volunteers who work the entire event will receive the following gifts:
4 displays of product from a recent set
4 Foil Undercity
4 Foil Squall Totem
1 Rare Loot card from a recent set
2 Uncommon Loot card from a recent set
3 Common Loot cards from a recent set
2 DMF Top 64 promo
2 DMF Participation promo
1 DMF Playmat
1 DMF Deckbox
8 League Prize Sleeves
4 Archives Packs
2 AoICC Treasure Pack
Various Promos from other Cryptozoic products

mozu
05-20-2011, 06:33 PM
AND sent............................................. (will be there already, why not?)

Aaric
05-20-2011, 10:59 PM
I'll have to think about this one. It's so many airmiles to travel that far it's either Gencon or two events on the west coast.

jarome
05-20-2011, 11:13 PM
yup another event I won't be attending.

Morp
05-21-2011, 10:50 AM
Local~~ Letting all my local judges/volunteers know this is up.

DarkSeverance
05-21-2011, 12:57 PM
I would love to go to this... unfortunately pricing for hotel and airfare is out of my reach currently.

MCMCurtis
05-22-2011, 09:24 AM
So, if I'm not working the event I wouldn't be able to do my level 3 judge test, correct?

Aaric
05-22-2011, 11:10 AM
So, if I'm not working the event I wouldn't be able to do my level 3 judge test, correct?
Not neccesarily. There is a limited amount of time they have to devote to testing over the weekend and priority will go to people working the event. It doesn't hurt to ask though, if not many judges are testing they might be ablke to fit you in.

Patrigan
05-22-2011, 02:15 PM
Not neccesarily. There is a limited amount of time they have to devote to testing over the weekend and priority will go to people working the event. It doesn't hurt to ask though, if not many judges are testing they might be ablke to fit you in.

What he said, however remember that the level 3 does require more than just passing a simple test. It'll be hard to pass if you have nothing to prove your judging skill.

MCMCurtis
05-22-2011, 02:34 PM
What he said, however remember that the level 3 does require more than just passing a simple test. It'll be hard to pass if you have nothing to prove your judging skill.

I'm fine with that. I worked GenCon & Blizzcon last year. DMF Chicago and Realm Champs this year. Will be at GenCon and debating if I want to play or judge. Will be there with the family on vacation so it might be nice to have more time to hang out with the wife & kid.

Ferrier13
05-23-2011, 06:49 AM
That is definitely understandable Curtis. The judge testing people, Simon, Edwin, Jennifer, and some of the CZE guys etc are typically the ones who approve people to test for level 3. You might want to check with one of them specifically about testing at Gencon if you are going as a player. Will you see there either way.

Occularus
05-24-2011, 09:50 AM
To play or work it is a hard decision. Luckily I still have some time to think about it.

Morp
05-24-2011, 09:57 AM
Be great to have all the Indy Judges work the event =)

DarknessPwns
05-29-2011, 04:06 AM
it would be really cool if some of those awesome syracuse guys were there *wink* *wink*

CrimsonOwl
06-04-2011, 08:43 AM
Sadly, don't have enough Leave. Will be attending Blizzcon. :) Had a great time last year though.

benjibot
06-06-2011, 12:37 PM
I've got enough paid time off built up to take a solid month off, but vacation requests in my department fill up 6 months ahead of time. Boo.

jinxed8602
06-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Is there an ETA of when we'll know if we got chosen? Badges are going up in price next week so I wanted to get mine while it was still cheap.

SUMO
06-13-2011, 07:53 PM
I thought about applying for this, but there is soo much stuff at GenCon i wanna do. :/