Think of it now: this September, the convention floor will crowded with cosplayers, artists, and fans alike–gathered together for what we’ve been looking forward to all year. GeekGirlCon 2017! Everyone will be lining up for panels, taking selfies with their favorite voice actors, checking their wallets to make sure they have enough cash for that plushie or print they saw in the Exhibitor Hall, fervently discussing how excited we all are to see Ellie again in The Last of Us 2 (well, maybe that last part is my girl-crush speaking). I can see it now: busy and exciting. It’ll be filled with laugher, and maybe even a few tears over Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
Right now, the GeekGirlCon team is busy at work making sure that everything is perfect when you step foot on the floor of The Conference Center as the WSCC, and there’s still time to get involved. You have until next Saturday, July 15th, at 10pm to apply to become an Agent for GeekGirlCon 2017.
GeekGirlCon is fueled by its volunteers, and we wouldn’t be able to host the convention each year without our team of Agents ready and waiting on the convention floor to help us throw an amazing event. Whether or not you’re working behind the scenes, or directing the traffic of con-goers on the floor, there’s plenty that needs to be done over the weekend of the convention, and we’re still looking to expand our team of volunteers to make sure we’re able to put on the show without a hitch.
There are only two basic requirement to become an Agent:
You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of the convention.
You must be available to work 2 shifts (that are 4 to 5 hours each) over the weekend of the convention, September 30th and October 1st.
That’s it! So long as those requirements are met, get ready because this year’s GeekGirlCon is bigger than ever before, and we’re excited to share what we’ve been working so hard on since last year.
If one of your resolutions for the new year* was to support a nonprofit that supports women and girls in STEAM fields, comics, games, and other geekdoms, now’s the chance to act on it.
GeekGirlCon is looking for volunteers for 2017! With our well-documented convention expansion last year, we were looking to hire more Agents than ever before, and we’ve also brought on more staff to support the organization year-round.
This could be you. (Image source: GeekGirlCon Flickr)
We have even loftier plans for 2017, and bigger plans means a bigger army of dedicated, awesome volunteers. We’d love for you to join us for a whole plethora of reasons. Because we’re an amazing organization and an even better community. Because we’re dedicated to being able to make room for what we love doing. Because the representation of women and girls in all forms of geekery matters. Because we’re going to need all the help we can get.
All good things come to an end, and so too will our Agent application period, at 10pm PST tonight. If you’ve ever thought about being an Agent, this is your year to apply!
Okay, I get that sometimes for us with geekish leanings, it can be difficult to be outgoing and friendly and talkative to a whole bunch of new people. But if that’s a concern for you, never fear! GeekGirlCon is an incredibly welcoming and inclusive environment, geared especially towards making all of our attendees feel safe. We work hard to foster that sense of community, and we would love for you to help us!
Although GeekGirlCon is unique in a variety of different ways, you can enhance your con experience by helping us out! We have just opened our applications for agents (and special agents) for GeekGirlCon ’16!
What is an agent, you ask? Agents are our army of volunteer helpers who do a range of awesome tasks. From answering questions from convention attendees to setting up A/V equipment or leading games of pictionary, agents are there to make sure that our con runs smoothly and that everyone has an awesome time.
GeekGirlCon is entirely volunteer-run, and at convention time we really need help to fill out our ranks! Last year, we had 150-180 volunteer agents, and this year, with the fourth floor expansion, we’ll have room for more.
Interested? All we ask is that you’re over 16, are enthusiastic about our mission and are available to work for part of October 8-9. Apply here before July 1st! We’d love to have you at the con!
This month has been a fantastic time to apply to be an Agent for GeekGirlCon. But all good things must come to an end, and our application deadline for becoming an Agent or a Special Agent will close this Friday July 31 at midnight.
But don’t despair! You still have the week to send us an application! And we are still looking for people! We need volunteer Agents and Special Agents for a variety of roles to make sure our con runs smoothly, such as setting up and breaking down the con, helping our panelists, directing our attendees and generally being lovely, friendly people.
Special Agents are drawn from our Agent pool for specific tasks, such as being on our Reaction Team—these are the awesome people who make sure that everyone feels safe at the con, and can help out if an issue arises. Other Special Agent positions (such as photography or IT wrangling) are available, and you will get the opportunity to specify your skills so we can match you up with the best job available.
We are expecting over 6,000 people to attend this year, and we basically can’t put on an amazing con without an army of volunteers. To show our appreciation for your support, you’ll get free admission into the convention and a fancy, official Agent t-shirt in return for a few hours’ work on October 10 and 11. You’ll also be helping put on one of the best geeky conventions in the country, so there are bonus warm fuzzies for that.
To be part of this amazing team, all you need to do is submit a quick application form. But hurry, as they are closing this week. So if you’ve been on the fence about becoming an Agent for GeekGirlCon, this is a great time to join our family. Send us an application today!
GeekGirlCon is currently looking for some friendly, dedicated and awesome individuals to join our fantastic volunteer team as Agents or Special Agents. Volunteers are those lovely people you see at the con wearing the official, exclusive Agent t-shirts and the big smiles on their faces.
Image source: GeekGirlCon
Our Agents are the people who direct seating at panels, answer questions, set up and tear down after the convention, and generally make GeekGirlCon the wonderful place that it is. Because GeekGirlCon is a completely volunteer-run organization, we rely on people just like you to help us pull off our awesome annual convention.
All you need to do is submit an application form. If you’re selected to be an Agent, you’ll get free admission into the convention and a fancy, official t-shirt in return for a few hours’ work on October 10 and 11, plus the warm, fuzzy feeling that you’ve been an integral part of one of the best female-focused geek conventions in the country.
So, does that sounds good? What are you waiting for? Our application deadline is July 31, so get your application in today!
Looking to meet new people who share your interests and values? Wanting to donate your time, mind and/or muscles to a nonprofit, grassroots organization? Why, look no further than GeekGirlCon, your favorite lady-focused geeky convention, where we’re just happening to be looking for capable, excited and eager volunteers for this year’s convention.
The fifth annual GeekGirlCon will be taking place at The Conference Center at the WSCC on October 10 and 11, and we need you to help run it!
Volunteer for GeekGirlCon as an Agent or Special Agent. GeekGirlCon is an entirely volunteer-run organization, and while we have an incredible, hard-working staff, we can’t pull off our convention without our consistently wonderful army of volunteers.
Agents are the people at the con in charge of seating in panel rooms, wrangling lines, setting up and tearing down the convention, directing traffic, and generally being the best, most helpful, and friendliest people around. When you’re accepted as a volunteer, you’ll get an official, exclusive GeekGirlCon Agent t-shirt and free admission to the convention in exchange for working part of the weekend.
Go to the Volunteer Application today and sign up—and don’t wait, because the application deadline is July 31, and no applications will be accepted after that date!