Looney Labs Rabbits Mailing list Archive

Re: [Rabbits] speaking of conventions

  • From"Elliott C. Evans" <eeyore@xxxxxxxx>
  • DateThu, 30 Nov 2006 16:20:53 +0000
Carol wrote:
> 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.

More details on how this works at Origins:

If you're staying in the main hotel, GAMA can credit your room account 
directly. This works very well if you're sharing a quad with three others.

The actual math for rooms and badges is somewhat complex. It's based on
the number of people you involve in your events, as judged by the number
of tickets you collect. Basically, each ticket is worth 10 minutes towards
your hour count for a comped badge or room slot.

The way Looney Labs has been helping Rabbits meet their goals is by
pooling hours. Some events are popular and collect way more tickets than
are needed by the Rabbit running the event. Those tickets go in the pool
and I think pretty much everybody who Rabbits enough hours has at least
gotten their badge covered, even if their events prove unpopular. This
also covers people who do administrative work in the lab that isn't
tied to specific events.

Be aware that doing enough stuff to get your room covered is hard. It
basically means a lot of running around, and constantly running events
for eight hours every day of the convention. The "work" is all playing
games, so it's not quite a hardship, but it can be stressful/tiring.

Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans