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Official Call for PaizoCon 2012 Volunteers

Monday, January 9, 2012

For PaizoCon 2012, we plan to make this the biggest and best PaizoCon yet! I am scheduling 150 tables of Pathfinder Society over three days. In addition, we are bringing back the Grand Convocation interactive. Finally, we are debuting the GM 101 sessions that will hopefully be a hit so we can continue to offer it at future shows. It should be an awesome time.

I need a minimum of 45 volunteer GMs for Pathfinder Society games 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 me run Pathfinder Society HQ and will be our go-to guys and gals for all things Pathfinder Society. There may also be special or unique roleplaying opportunities to play the part of a NPC in the Grand Convocation, so please let me know if that is something that might interest you. However, do not narrow your choice to a specific NPC as it may remove you from consideration.

Below you will find the reward structure for volunteering at PaizoCon 2012. Keep in mind that you're volunteering for slots, not a specific event. We will let you know the slots you have been assigned to before the lottery goes live. This should allow you plenty of time to plan a schedule with your friends who are also attending PaizoCon 2012. Please let me know via email which days you will be at the convention and how many slots you are volunteering for at PaizoCon 2012.

Volunteer Tiers and Rewards

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

Tier 1 GM Volunteers: Tier 1 GM volunteers are my everyday GMs. They are invaluable to making the show a success! Tier 1 GMs must select and volunteer for a MINIMUM of 5 slots. Tier 1 GMs may feel free to volunteer for more than 5 slots if they so desire. I only have room for 20 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 3-day PaizoCon 2012 badge
  • A $10-per-slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions.
  • A FREE copy of Rise of the Runelords Anniversary Edition hardcover at PaizoCon.
  • A special Pathfinder Society GM boon available only at PaizoCon.

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 3-day PaizoCon 2012 badge
  • A $10-per-slot voucher for Paizo.com credit, useable at the show or anytime after, including with your subscriptions.
  • A special Pathfinder Society GM boon available only at PaizoCon.

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 special Pathfinder Society GM boon available only at PaizoCon.

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 days you are volunteering for. I will assign folks to scenarios on an as-needed basis, so you really only need to tell me the day(s) you're volunteering for. 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 paizo.com account and you must include your paizo.com email 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: Friday 8 AM to 1 PM
Slot 2: Friday 1 PM to 6 PM
Slot 3: Friday 7 PM to 12 AM (Grand Convocation Interactive)
Slot 4: Saturday 8 AM to 1 PM
Slot 5: Saturday 1 PM to 6 PM
Slot 6: Sunday 9 AM to 2 PM

All PaizoCon 2012 volunteers please email me at mike.brock@paizo.com with the subject line PaizoCon Volunteer.

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

Oh, and one more thing! Don’t forget, next Monday Paizo Fiction Editor will be hanging out in the Paizo chat room at starting at 6 PM PST. Come talk fiction!

Mike Brock
Pathfinder Society Campaign Coordinator

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Andoran

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

Email sent, looking forward to it... Sorry Kyle Won't be playing just GMing...;)


I'm interested in Tier 3, who do I e-mail?

Paizo Employee Developer

The Blog wrote:
All PaizoCon 2012 volunteers please email me at mike.brock@paizo.com with the subject line PaizoCon Volunteer.

There ya go.

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

I have gone through all the requests I have received thus far. I have 18-20 openings left in each time slot.

Cheliax

Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Maps Subscriber

I put myself in for a Tier 1 position, with the expectation of sleeping on the floor/chair in Kyle Baird's room. However, if that falls through, I'm hoping there is some goodwill in the community and I can pay for some floorspace in another's room.

Shadow Lodge

I have never GM'd PFS before, but I have over 3 years GM experience.

What would I have to learn between now and the CON to handle a tier 1 slot or 12?

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

GM DSP wrote:

I have never GM'd PFS before, but I have over 3 years GM experience.

What would I have to learn between now and the CON to handle a tier 1 slot or 12?

I recommend downloading the Guide to Organized Play. Read through it and you should have all the info you need.

Andoran

If I was able to go, Id be willing to GM pretty much the entire time. Unfortunately, I live in Illinois, which is a long way from Washington. :(

I'm coming to Gencon this year, though. Might be able to GM some then.

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

Both volunteer assistants spots have been filled. There are approx. 15 tables in each slot For GMs remaining.

Andoran

Michael Brock wrote:
Both volunteer assistants spots have been filled. There are approx. 15 tables in each slot For GMs remaining.

Just put my hat in for a Tier 1 GM. Looking forward to it!

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

Going fast - I'll snag my Tier 3 tables hopefully :)


I'm not much of a DM, what about set-up and take-down or other sorts of non gaming volunteering?


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
godsDMit wrote:
If I was able to go, Id be willing to GM pretty much the entire time. Unfortunately, I live in Illinois, which is a long way from Washington. :(

What? That's hardly an excuse -- I'm from Illinois and I'm planning to go! :-P

Quit your job! That eliminates one conflict... ;-)


Is there more info on the Grand Convocation?
Will it look like the arena game last year?

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

You folks are awesome!

Thanks to the overwhelming response, all 150 tables of Pathfinder Society have been filled with GMs. If you would like to add your name to a waiting list in case a GM has to cancel the trip or pull out for the lottery events, or some other event, send me an email. I will add people to the waiting list in the order as I receive them.

As for the Grand Convocation, I don't want to reveal too much yet. I will reveal more in a blog in the near future. But it is going to be much more than just the arena.

Thanks again to all the volunteers. Paizo Con wouldn't happen without your efforts.

Sczarni

Can we get some general information of this Grand Convocation?

I just want to know what it is.

Sorry for being noob.

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

All in good time. Give Mark and I a few weeks to finish some details with the writer and his staff. Once we have things in place where we want them, I will give more detailed info.

Qadira

Michael Brock wrote:

You folks are awesome!

Thanks to the overwhelming response, all 150 tables of Pathfinder Society have been filled with GMs. If you would like to add your name to a waiting list in case a GM has to cancel the trip or pull out for the lottery events, or some other event, send me an email. I will add people to the waiting list in the order as I receive them.

As for the Grand Convocation, I don't want to reveal too much yet. I will reveal more in a blog in the near future. But it is going to be much more than just the arena.

Thanks again to all the volunteers. Paizo Con wouldn't happen without your efforts.

Curse you xbox.

I sent you an email....as soon as I read the announcement email. So, stick me on the waiting list... :-S I had a blast last year.

Sczarni

Pathfinder Companion Subscriber

I ran a couple slots last year, but this year all I want to do is run one of my own games and then play a ton of games. I think I will pass on volunteering this year.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber

If I manage to get a homebrew game ready, I'll probably sink one of slots for a waiting list GM (so sign up!)

Darksmokepuncher wrote:
Can we get some general information of this Grand Convocation?

If it is anything at all like three years ago, it will be fantastic! That one was essentially low-pressure, high-energy live-action role-playing with dice gaming blended in. You can probably find more details with a forum search, but I'd actually suggest going in "blind" (and perhaps costumed), and just enjoy.

Andoran

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

You thought about doing Beginner Box Games for Kids that come to the convention with their parents?

Qadira

Pathfinder Campaign Setting Subscriber

Be afraid. I'll be GMing at the event for 4 slots. Kyle and some others played with me (or ran me) at Origins last year. I'm looking forward to my cross-country trip to play and meet people.

Andoran

Michael Brock wrote:

You folks are awesome!

Thanks to the overwhelming response, all 150 tables of Pathfinder Society have been filled with GMs. If you would like to add your name to a waiting list in case a GM has to cancel the trip or pull out for the lottery events, or some other event, send me an email. I will add people to the waiting list in the order as I receive them.

As for the Grand Convocation, I don't want to reveal too much yet. I will reveal more in a blog in the near future. But it is going to be much more than just the arena.

Thanks again to all the volunteers. Paizo Con wouldn't happen without your efforts.

A curse on time zones. By the time I emailed Mike, everything was taken. Guess I'll just have to play every slot :-)

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

Majuba wrote:

If I manage to get a homebrew game ready, I'll probably sink one of slots for a waiting list GM (so sign up!)

Darksmokepuncher wrote:
Can we get some general information of this Grand Convocation?
If it is anything at all like three years ago, it will be fantastic! That one was essentially low-pressure, high-energy live-action role-playing with dice gaming blended in. You can probably find more details with a forum search, but I'd actually suggest going in "blind" (and perhaps costumed), and just enjoy.

It will be similar to 3 years ago but better. We are improving and adding to the ideas from the first Grand Convocation. And, I encourage costumes as I may have prizes for a costume contest. Look for my blog in a couple of weeks.

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

Dragnmoon wrote:
You thought about doing Beginner Box Games for Kids that come to the convention with their parents?

Very possible. Nothing firm yet but I have some thoughts.

Sczarni

Is there a slot during the banquet?

Paizo Employee Developer

No, as the space in which all gaming will be taking place is the same as where the banquet is being held. And that we hope most attendees are able to get into the larger-capacity banquet than in years past.

Sczarni

Awesome. Thanks!


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

If you didn't manage to get a chance to volunteer to GM PFS tables, there is still an oppurtunity to GM and "run" an NPC at the Grand Convocation on Friday night.

I have started a thread specifically for this. Respond there if you are interested.

Thanks for your support.

CJ
WA VC


It'd be great if Tier 3 GM's got a 1/4 room like GM volunteers at Origins do. I would go if that was an option. Maybe make a new Tier, Tier 4 GM's that get a badge, 1/4 room, the special boon and (maybe) the $10 per slot coupon. They have to judge 8 slots for that at Origins and I see only 6 slots here so maybe its not feasible at the moment. Something to think about for next time maybe?

Lantern Lodge

Got to back out since I won't be able to go.

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

Severed Ronin wrote:
Got to back out since I won't be able to go.

If you volunteered as a GM and I sent you a schedule, please email me at mike.brock@paizo.com

Qadira

Michael Brock wrote:
Severed Ronin wrote:
Got to back out since I won't be able to go.
If you volunteered as a GM and I sent you a schedule, please email me at mike.brock@paizo.com

Is there any need for more volunteers?

Qadira

I am down for some Tier 3 work

Paizo Employee Global Organized Play Coordinator

Email me.

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