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RE: [Rabbits] speaking of conventions

  • From"Trey Reilly" <trey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 30 Nov 2006 11:01:07 -0500

Hi all!


Our volunteer policy hasn’t changed for 2007.  Here’s the skinny:

  • If you run games for 16 hours we comp your badge
  • If you run games for 32 hours, we comp your badge and you get your choice of complimentary accommodations (4 people to a room) or a $60 voucher package.


After you’ve worked out your Origins schedules with Carol, she’ll let myself and our Ops Manager Jodie Panzeri know who should be getting badges, room slots, etc.


The Teacher’s Hall Pass is alive and well, and isn’t going anywhere soon – its one of our favorite programs! It gives a free badge to teachers, educators, homeschoolers and librarians. You’ll also get a ribbon that allows you to take advantage of educator discounts in the exhibitor hall.


I don’t read the Rabbit’s list every day, but I’m here to help and answer any questions y’all have about Origins (I was a Rabbit before I worked for GAMA, so I’m always glad to help my fellow Rabbits!).  If you post here, I’ll see it, and get back to you as soon as I can. You’re also welcome to give me a yell offline, of course – my contact info is below.


Thanks for being Rabbits, and thanks for coming to Origins!




Trey Reilly

Program Manager, GAMA


614-255-4500 x103


From: rabbits-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rabbits-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Carol Townsend
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006 9:58 AM
To: Rabbits Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Rabbits] speaking of conventions


Hi folks,

I need to jump in here for a second and clarify a couple of things.

GAMA (who runs Origins) is the one who has supplied the free badges and lodging help based on the number of hours worked.  The "slot" that Black was talking about here is basically a slot in a hotel room - 1/4 of a room for 4 nights.  I know it's worked in the past - I've benefitted from it myself on more than one occasion.

Each con is different and has different ways to reward the people who run games for them.  One easy way is to "comp the badge" but I do know of cons where that free badge is for the next year's con. Some require a certain number of hours of games, others don't.  The moral of that story is to find out the details before you leave home.

What I don't know right now is what the specific requirements will be this year for Origins.  I need to talk to a few people at GAMA to get the details down, but I promise that when I know the details, I'll let y'all know them too.  Part of the job description, ya know.  :)

For Origins specific planning, we do have an "Origins Discussion List" which you can join - as it gets closer to the start of planning for that (i.e., after the rush of the holidays!) I'll ping this list with a "how to join that list" email.  Then we can really get to work on having fun!

Oh, and one last thought: Origins has had a "Teacher's Hall Pass" for the past few years: Teachers (of all sorts, varieties and school types) get in free for the weekend.  No promises that this will be the case again this year, (cuz I'm not the one who makes those decisions) but I'm pretty sure that will be the case again this year.

 - your friendly local Con Schnook

On 11/29/06, Steven R. Black II < srblack1167@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

If you run 16 hours of events, you get a free badge.
If you run 32 hours if events, you get a free badge and a 'slot'.
In the 4 years I've attended Origins I've "camped" twice, and 'slotted'
twice. I prefer having a shower of my own to use, but the bed was
optional - since I'm a AYaW late-night player. 2hrs sleep/night ave!