Typical turnaround for session reporting?


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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Hey folks quick question. Not sure if this was the right forum so apologies if I am in error.

I ran a couple slots for a small convention (Orccon Strategicon, Los Angeles) back in May. It's been a month and they have not been reported on my GM session list and I was wondering what the typical turn around was?

Liberty's Edge 2/5

I would assume it's different for each convention.

Have you tried to contact one of the VO's that organized the con to see what they have to say about it?

Shadow Lodge 3/5

Sometimes the VC can't read the GM's/player's writing.

The typical turnaround for a con is generally always longer than if a GM runs a game and reports it themselves because there's a lot of games to report, but it shouldn't take forever either.

If it feels like it's taking too long (a month is significant), ask the VO.

Sczarni 4/5

In general, I usually give 3 months for conventions before I start asking.

Dark Archive 1/5

I GM'd a game in the same convention and haven't seen mine entered yet either; so, being that there's both of us, perhaps they just haven't waded through them yet.

Grand Lodge 4/5

Different coordinators have different workloads and ethics. The turnaround for some conventions is the Monday after the weekend. The turnaround for others is much longer.

Sovereign Court 5/5

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If the person doing the reporting was also a major organizer at the con (usually the case) and has a full time job outside of organizing PFS at cons (also usually the case), I recommend allowing one month before asking. This recommendation is based on my own personal irritation level when people ask me two days after a major con "Why isn't my stuff reported yet?"

Possible reasons why your stuff isn't reported yet:
*Post-Con Crud
*Post-Con Burnout
*Fires at work that flare up after taking time off for a convention
*Angry significant other who wants you to stop doing dumb gaming stuff and pay attention to them
*Misplaced reporting slips
*Terrible handwriting
*Incomplete reporting slips
*Did I mention awful, terrible handwriting?

TL,DR: Because there is other stuff that is sometimes more urgent than reporting PFS sessions and because deciphering reporting slips requires at least a +5 in Linguistics.

After a month, however, an organizer should be able to field those questions, provide a timeline and get stuff done (barring real life catastrophes). If the organizer doesn't respond, reach out to your local VC - they may be able to offer some assistance if the task is overwhelming.

Grand Lodge 5/5

When I run games, I try to make sure that at least I can read what is on the tracker and verify at the table if I cannot. I re-write any illegible handwriting.

I have seen some convention organizers enter trackers right there on the spot between sessions. That way you can detect any anomalies and get them fixed. Seems logical to me. On the other hand, why do anything today that you can always put off until tomorrow?

Scarab Sages 5/5

It might surprise you, but if you're paying good money to be at a con you may not want to spend every moment working!

Sovereign Court 4/5

Kristie Schweyer wrote:


*Angry significant other who wants you to stop doing dumb gaming stuff and pay attention to them

Haha, yeah this one is usually the reason for any delays in my reporting.

I would probably just politely contact them and make a general enquire and ask for an approx timeframe?

2/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Just figured I give an update. I received a reply a month ago stating that it all should have been reported.

Since then I have received several messages requesting that I run additional slots at the next con which is in a few weeks.

As of today, the sessions in question were never reported.

Not a big deal I did this as a volunteer when asked by others to ensure folks were having a good time. I did ask that I report the sessions myself when I was at the con in order to reduce their workload and was firmly instructed that the organizers would have it taken care of.

Thanks all for the suggestions.

Dark Archive 5/5

Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, Maps Subscriber
Rerednaw wrote:


Not a big deal I did this as a volunteer when asked by others to ensure folks were having a good time. I did ask that I report the sessions myself when I was at the con in order to reduce their workload and was firmly instructed that the organizers would have it taken care of.

They need your events included in their reporting totals so that they can continue getting the con exclusives and con support shipments for prizes, boons, etc.

Definitely seems like an issue if they're still having problems reporting your tables, though.

2/5

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber
TetsujinOni wrote:
Rerednaw wrote:


Not a big deal I did this as a volunteer when asked by others to ensure folks were having a good time. I did ask that I report the sessions myself when I was at the con in order to reduce their workload and was firmly instructed that the organizers would have it taken care of.

They need your events included in their reporting totals so that they can continue getting the con exclusives and con support shipments for prizes, boons, etc.

Definitely seems like an issue if they're still having problems reporting your tables, though.

Yup. Tried the main con organizer, staff and the local VC for Los Angeles.

The only person who didn't reply was the one who was tasked with the reporting (PFS Los Angeles Coordinator.) No one seems to know what's going on. Life must have happened and I figure it will get sorted eventually. I'll check in every month or so...

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