Thank you for your interest in volunteering to help out at GameCon Memphis. Running scheduled gaming events at a convention can be very rewarding but it can also be challenging. But don't let that scare you, if you have any problems we are here to help you.
We will make every effort to schedule your game at your preferred time slot. However, since there are a limited number of GM slots available sometimes we will need games run at different times. If your preferred time is unavailable, you will be assigned to the next slot closest to your initial preference and a confirmation will be sent to you of the new details. We are willing to work with you on the scheduling to help you get to that panel or game you want to attend, although there is a small chance that we will be unable to work it out. Preference for times will go in the order in which the game was submitted with a few exceptions. Historically, some games just will not make at certain times, if you
schedule one of these games we will ask that you pick a better time to run the game or select a different game that will work at that time.
Our benefits for running scheduled events are:
- GM/Volunteer Appreciation Party
- If you GM for 4 or more hours, you get into the convention for only $20.
- If you GM for 8 or more hours, you get into the convention for only $10.
- If you GM for 12 or more hours, you get into the convention for FREE!
We are pretty flexible with our GMs; we only expect you to follow these few "common sense" policies:
- Dress Code: The only thing we ask is that you don't wear anything that might offend someone. If you’re not sure if that t-shirt is offensive wear something else.
- Attitude: Be friendly and courteous. If someone needs help, try to help them or direct them to someone who can help them.
- Games: Be on time for your game, or even better, show up a little bit early. Have the game setup and recruit people to play. It's okay to play in your game, however, if enough people want to play then let them play and teach/proctor the game. Finally if your game requires you to bring anything (the game, extra miniatures, cards, props, etc.) it is your responsibility to get them to the convention. If you cannot guarantee the game you are wanting to run will be available for your use, then select something else.
- Remember to take care of yourself. This means getting enough food and rest. Changing clothes and showering each day are also Good Ideas.
If you cannot adhere to our four simple "common sense" policies then you cannot run games at GameCon Memphis. We understand that there are a lot of great things happening at the convention and that you want to take part in as much as you can, but remember that other people want to take part in the game you committed to running. If you don't show up to run your game you are hurting other people at the convention. How would you feel if the GM didn't show to the one game you really wanted to play?