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Official Call for Gen Con 2011 Volunteers!

Friday, April 29, 2011

For Gen Con 2011, I need a minimum of 75 volunteer GMs and I'll keep taking volunteer GMs until the slots are filled! I also need 2 Volunteer Assistants for the show—these folks will not GM, but will instead help Liz Courts run Pathfinder Society HQ and will be our go-to guys and gals for all things Pathfinder Society. Below you will find the reward structure for volunteering at Gen Con 2011. Keep in mind that you're volunteering for a slot, not a specific event. I'll assign people to events inside the slot they've volunteered for and I won't take requests.

Volunteer Tiers and Rewards

Volunteer Assistant: 2 needed, treated as a Tier 1 GM

Tier 1 GM Volunteers Tier 1 GM volunteers are my workhorses, everyday GMs. They are invaluable to making the show a success! Tier 1 GMs must select and volunteer for a MINIMUM of 8 slots. Tier 1 GMs may feel free to volunteer for more than 8 slots if they so desire. I only have room for 32 Tier 1 GM volunteers so don't delay in volunteering for this tier. Volunteers will be chosen on a first-come, first-served basis, though I reserve the right to select volunteers who have previously worked for Paizo over new volunteers. Please do not volunteer for Tier 1 if you have any doubts that you'll be able to attend the show. Tier 1 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2011 badge
  • A FREE 1/4 of a hotel room in a Downtown Indianapolis hotel
  • A $10-per-slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions.
  • A FREE autographed copy of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Ultimate Combat hardcover at Gen Con
  • A FREE limited edition Paizo Publishing Gen Con 2011 T-Shirt

Tier 2 GM Volunteers: While the rewards for volunteering for this tier are smaller, the majority of my volunteers will come from Tier 2. Tier 2 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 4 slots. Tier 2 GMs receive:

  • A FREE 4-day Gen Con 2011 badge
  • A $10-per-slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions.
  • A FREE limited edition Paizo Publishing Gen Con 2011 T-Shirt

Tier 3 GM Volunteers: This is the minimum volunteer level. Tier 3 GMs must volunteer for a MINIMUM of 2 slots. Tier 3 GMs receive:

  • A $10-per-slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including subscriptions.
  • A FREE limited edition Paizo Publishing Gen Con 2011 T-Shirt

Volunteering for One Slot
While we will gladly accept anyone who wants to run just one slot during the show, there are no rewards for doing so other than our thanks.

When Volunteering...
Please be specific about what slot you are volunteering for. I will assign folks to scenarios on an as-needed basis, so you really only need to tell me the slot(s) you're volunteering for (since I won't take requests). I will update the needs in the thread below as I receive volunteers, so you may look there to remain up to date on where we still need help. Lastly, you must have a gencon.com account and you must include your gencon.com account # in your email or I won't be able to get you a badge (obviously this is only for volunteers who are volunteering for 4 or more slots).

Slot 1: Thursday 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Slot 2: Thursday 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.

Slot 3: Thursday 7 P.M. to Midnight

Slot 4: Friday 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Slot 5: Friday 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.

Slot 6: Friday 7 P.M. to Midnight (PFS Special: Blood Under Absalom)

Slot 7: Saturday 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Slot 8: Saturday 1 P.M. to 6 P.M.

Slot 9: Saturday 7 P.M. to Midnight

Slot 10: Sunday 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

All Gen Con 2010 volunteers please email me at hyrum.savage@paizo.com with the subject line Gen Con Volunteer.

Tell your friends! Tell your family! Tell everyone in your game group! We need volunteers!

Thanks in advance for volunteering, good luck, and have a great summer convention season!

Hyrum Savage
Marketing and Organized Play Manager

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Cheliax

Place holder response whilst I type up my email to Hyrum.

Liz I am so happy that you (and your cookies) are getting to go this year !

Cheliax

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Maps Subscriber

Email sent! Here's hoping that my 10 slot request goes through!

Cheliax

AND SENT !

Let's see Yoda beat me at getting a volunteer request in.

Oh wait ...

EDIT: Whoa! Nice going Todd ! Ye have fast fingers.

Let's fill up Hyrum's inbox folks !

Cheliax

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Maps Subscriber

I had my GenCon profile page up as I had a feeling i would need my profile ID and i've been refreshing the paizo blog every hour on the hour :P


Sent


For Todd:

Spoiler:
But did you email have the words: 'D20 Blaxplotation', in them ?

: )

Qadira

tier 2 submitted...


Todd Morgan wrote:
Email sent! Here's hoping that my 10 slot request goes through!

Ten? Good lord, man.

Cheliax

Thea Peters wrote:
tier 2 submitted...

And there's Thea. Will our Iconic Witch be her room mate this year I wonder.

Paizo Employee Webstore Gninja Minion

Minions! Yes, excellent, excellent...*plots, plans, plots*

Andoran

1 person marked this as a favorite.
Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Went with Tier 1 again this year, since last year all I did was hang in the Dealer's Room and the PFS room.

Edit: I would just like to put out there that I am still looking for a Roomy for the room I have reserved...:)


The O P wrote:

For Todd:

** spoiler omitted **

If it did that would catapult him above and beyond!

Solid!: The d20 Blaxploitation Experience

Hyrum.

Cheliax

He he. Mine did !

Qadira

baron arem heshvaun wrote:
Thea Peters wrote:
tier 2 submitted...
And there's Thea. Will our Iconic Witch be her room mate this year I wonder.

Lol .. first gencon since 2k .. planning on rooming with friends -- so I'd be paying for the hotel room anyway .. IF Hyrum needs me to I'll judge instead of play on Thursday (I have no problem bumping up to Tier 1 due to society needs) but I also want some time to enjoy and buy more dice and umm .. yeah dice is all I really need .. more dice *drools*

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

And now to start pestering and applying guilt to my society players that are planning on going to Gen Con.

Qadira

I hope I made the cut to GM a lot (Tier 1)! :D


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Todd Morgan wrote:
Email sent! Here's hoping that my 10 slot request goes through!

Copy cat.

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Tier 2 application sent in again this year, looking forward to it!

Ten slots?!?! That's crazy talk! My voice isn't that strong, and I'm a Marine.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Thamius wrote:

Tier 2 application sent in again this year, looking forward to it!

Ten slots?!?! That's crazy talk! My voice isn't that strong, and I'm a Marine.

It's not about strength, it's about endurance. Last year during slot 10 I was literally holding my throat in order to speak.

Todd, I'm worried that your schedule will reduce the amount of beer we will be able to drink together. Please plan on late nights at the Ram every evening. :-)

Cheliax

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game, Maps Subscriber

Done and done! I will also be bringing a notebook to jot down the log of what my players do during each of the 10 slots so I can repeat the excellent things that happen during my inebriation phase.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Who's the main coordinator for mustering?

Who's going to be the overseer for the Special? Is it possible to volunteer for that position?

Cheliax

Kyle Baird wrote:

Who's the main coordinator for mustering?

Who's going to be the overseer for the Special? Is it possible to volunteer for that position?

My guess that it will be Hyrum himself coordinating for the musterings (with the help of Liz and HQ staff).

And I would hazard a guess that a certain flaxen haired contributor may be tapped to run the Special.

Paizo Employee Developer

Kyle Baird wrote:
Who's going to be the overseer for the Special? Is it possible to volunteer for that position?

For that you have to defeat Hitchcock in a hand-to-hand brawl after matching him drink for drink. It's brutal, but fun to watch. Good luck. :)

Qadira

Adam Daigle wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
Who's going to be the overseer for the Special? Is it possible to volunteer for that position?
For that you have to defeat Hitchcock in a hand-to-hand brawl after matching him drink for drink. It's brutal, but fun to watch. Good luck. :)

*signs up for the ring side seat*..

RPG Superstar 2009, Contributor

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Adam Daigle wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
Who's going to be the overseer for the Special? Is it possible to volunteer for that position?
For that you have to defeat Hitchcock in a hand-to-hand brawl after matching him drink for drink. It's brutal, but fun to watch. Good luck. :)

My money's on Slim Tim! And you can tell him Old Spice said that... ;-)

Sadly, I won't make GenCon this year. But I'll be taking PaizoCon by storm.

Spoiler:

Literally. I'm casting control weather as soon as I touch down in Seattle. ;-)


Hyrum Savage wrote:
The O P wrote:

For Todd:

** spoiler omitted **

If it did that would catapult him above and beyond!

Solid!: The d20 Blaxploitation Experience

Hyrum.

I own this book and it's as hilariously bad as you imagine it is.

Including: Including a rich lexicon of Definitions and Slang!

RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16

Oh man do I want to... so much fun. Sadly I think my budget is going to make me sit this year out. Maybe...


baron arem heshvaun wrote:

Place holder response whilst I type up my email to Hyrum.

Liz I am so happy that you (and your cookies) are getting to go this year !

I do recall her cookies were awesome.

Qadira

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion, Maps, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Nani and I signed up for four slots. Hope we make the cut too!

Shadow Lodge

All signed up and whatnot. Good luck to me!

And no one else.

Just me.

Shadow Lodge

Well, I'm most likely in, being a VC and all. Sort of a given :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
Adam Daigle wrote:
Kyle Baird wrote:
Who's going to be the overseer for the Special? Is it possible to volunteer for that position?
For that you have to defeat Hitchcock in a hand-to-hand brawl after matching him drink for drink. It's brutal, but fun to watch. Good luck. :)

I'd totally be down for this. After Overseeing 4 (5?) sessions of Year of the Shadow Lodge, I'm ready! RAWR!

Andoran

Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

Okay... e-mail sent! Hope they pick me! So excited to GM for Pathfinder Society at GenCon. Even more so since its my first time to GenCon!

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber

Tier 1 request submitted.

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

Email sent.

Cheliax

Tier 1 sent!

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Tier 1 -inated! :-D


Any GMs who run 10 slots get to spend a special 11th slot with me in my Boudoir.

I will redeem any and all vouchers for special 'in game' favours.

manly MEEOW !

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Tales Subscriber
Dane Pitchford wrote:
Well, I'm most likely in, being a VC and all. Sort of a given :)

I think this is true for all the attending VC's.

See y'all there.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Tales Subscriber

Depending on the when my car-pooling buddies need to leave, I am also up for a post-con event (GM or player) for Sunday afternoon.

Qadira

Paizo Booth Babe wrote:

Any GMs who run 10 slots get to spend a special 11th slot with me in my Boudoir.

I will redeem any and all vouchers for special 'in game' favours.

manly MEEOW !

This is disturbing. I will now have nightmares because of this.

Cheliax

Sent my app. in yesterday. Let's see if I have any b-day luck getting picked! :P

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game Subscriber

Two members of Clan Shackleton will be there.

Qadira

That was the biggest pile of fail I have ever seen. Just tried to buy event tix for GenCon. All sold out in 25 minutes. I got parts 1, 2, and 4 of the lvl 12 sessions, and nothing else. Everything else is showing as 0 tickets left.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

I just couldn't stay away. Volunteered for 2 (measly) slots. Not gonna tell you which two! ;-)

Andoran

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Modules Subscriber
Kyle Baird wrote:
I just couldn't stay away. Volunteered for 2 (measly) slots. Not gonna tell you which two! ;-)

K bet you went for a slot 10 spot. AKA The zombie shift.

Andoran

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber
Estragon al'Godot wrote:
That was the biggest pile of fail I have ever seen. Just tried to buy event tix for GenCon. All sold out in 25 minutes. I got parts 1, 2, and 4 of the lvl 12 sessions, and nothing else. Everything else is showing as 0 tickets left.

The Level 12 did not go so well last year, so I am not surprised that they did not have many running since I don't think one game was run last year because of lack of people who showed for it.

There are plenty of tickets left for the other Society games.


Estragon al'Godot wrote:
That was the biggest pile of fail I have ever seen. Just tried to buy event tix for GenCon. All sold out in 25 minutes. I got parts 1, 2, and 4 of the lvl 12 sessions, and nothing else. Everything else is showing as 0 tickets left.

If you can get 6 people together for a PFS Classic event we can make it part 3. :)

Hyrum.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Looks like you will need every volunteer you can get your hands on! Check out this thread.


Man if I felt more comfertable DMing Pathfinder and could afford a plane ticket I WOULD TOTALLY be a Tier 1 volunteer :(

Ah well, maybe next year :3

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