(all take place on Saturday*)
If you like to wear black and be sneaky then this is the position
for you. Ninjas hover around the edges of the stage and entrances
on to the stage and make sure the contestants don't fall. They
also place any props that are needed on the stage. You will get
an up close and personal look at the stage performance and the
If you are the nurturing and or calming type and like to see things
close up then this position is for you. Den parents stay behind
the stage with the contestants the whole time. They work with
them to calm them down, offer food and drink and help with any
last minute costume problems or tweaking. This is as close as
you will get to the costumes unless you are in one.
If you have experience with costuming, performance, or otherwise
feel that you would make a great judge contact the Masquerade
Director (email@example.com) stating why you think you
would be right for the job.
If you like telling people what to do-or better yet, where to
go-then this position is for you. Before the Masquerade starts,
we need people to guard the front doors to ensure privacy for
the contestants and to allow entrance to those who are supposed
to be there. We will give you great, up close, seating for the
Masquerade as a perk.
Want to see the Masquerade but have a hard time sitting still?
Then this job is for you. You will work under the direction of
the house manager.
will be a meeting on Saturday from 11-11:30am in Grande 3 for
all people interested in any of these positions. You will meet
the person(s) in charge of your area or become that person and
you will learn the rest of the time requirements your volunteer
position requires. If you can not make the meeting but are interested,
please contact the Masquerade Director prior to the 11am meeting.
Subj: Electricity / Lights / POWER / Strange Hours
We are always looking for a few more tech type of people at Norwescon
have a bit of theater lighting back ground. Or if you have lots,
maybe you want my job...or at least one of them???
We work strange hours, but have lots of fun, no really....m :-)
LONG LIVE TEAM TECH!!!
E-mail me at
for the details.
Load In/Set Up/Tear Down
Thursday evening and you have checked into your room. Now, off
to the convention. Er, um
where is it? Where is everything?
It's in the storage area 'cause we didn't have enough bodies to
haul it in and set it up! So, come on Wednesday and help tote
that barge. Or stay on Monday and help us put it away. The hotel
likes it when we put away our toys.
(4 and 6-hour shifts, but we will take you longer!)
So, you want to volunteer but none of the job descriptions immediately
catches your eye? Well here is an opportunity to do a little bit
of everything. Your chance to be in the right place at the right
time. As a Floater, you will be on call in the Volunteer Office
awaiting the next big thing to occur. Last minute jobs or needs
come up frequently, which is why you are here. From KidKon to
Stage Management, Staff Support to Registration, you will be a
Are you the perfect host or hostess? Do you like working with
snacks and the people who love them, but don't like the way your
carrots were trimmed? Get your hands on some kitchenware and join
in the action of Hospitality. A great way to see who is at the
con and still accumulate volunteer time!
If you want to play Robocop this is not the job for you. If, on
the other hand, you don't mind making sure that little kids are
not unaccompanied, folks are not vandalizing the hotel property
and mayhem (outside of the scheduled kind) is not occurring than
this may be just what you are looking for. Mandatory training
It all starts somewhere and for most of us it is right here! Assist
Norwescon members in purchasing or picking up their memberships,
collecting their goody bags and just figuring out who the heck
they are! Pre-convention training is encouraged. At the con training
is available. Either way, training is required. Contact registration.
(2 to 4-hour shifts requested)
Are you good at using computers? Solving problems? Enjoy helping
others get the job done? Then you may be cut out to be a Supervisor.
Pre-convention training required.
Volunteer by attending panels! Didn't think it was possible? Well,
it is in Stage Management! You'll be responsible for making sure
the panels run smoothly, that the panelists (even Guests of Honor)
are supported in their needs for smooth panels, and that we have
good reporting on what went well and what didn't. If you want
to fulfill this very, very important role (our panelists always
remember the Stage Managers), talk to Gene Romaine, Head Stage
Manager, or Alyxx Feltser, his lovely assistant.
KidKon volunteers need to be energetic and good with children.
We ask that you commit to a 2-hour shift when you volunteer with
us. Duties will consist of playing with the children and upholding
the two basic KidKon rules.
1) No fighting of any kind
2) Have fun.
The following requirements apply for full staff positions in KidKon:
Each staff member must have previous experience with children
and an ability to commit to a 2-hour shift by March 10th. There
is a mandatory half hour training before the start of your shift.
The Intergalactic Zen Druid Performance Troupe is calling!
A vital part of Norwescon, the Stardance Opening Number, is eagerly
seeking thespians (and others) for it's next presentation at Norwescon
What is the Opening Number? A tradition since NWC 5, these funny,
short bits of inspired lunacy premier for a one-time only performance
at the start of the Stardance on Friday night. In the past we've
incorporated such elements as togas, old musicals, magic, even
Halloween. Working on it with others is a whole lot of fun, a
great deal of silliness, with just a little work.
For this years theme, A Sense of Wonder, we're taking our inspiration
from the French-Canadian Cirque Du Soleil. This troup features
grand feats of human skill presented in a fanciful universe of
We're looking for folks with any type of talent-actors, dancers,
jugglers, costumers-even folks with no particular talent to speak
of (which often make up the bulk of our performers). If you're
interested in the comeraderie and fun this type of "let's
put on a show" atmosphere specializes in, and especially
if you have even the slightest hint of performer in you, you're
the type of person we're looking for.
We're gathering our group together for a brainstorming session
on Sunday, February 25, 2001 at 2:00pm at Keith Johnson/LouAnna
Valentines home in Federal Way. We'd love to see you.
If you're interested, want more information, or need an address
or driving directions, please e-mail us at dances.
Or you can phone us at 253-839-7033 till 9:30pm.
The Intergalactic Zen Druids (the name of our hardy band) await
Volunteers are needed for the Norwescon TV show production which
airs on public access cable. About 10-15 people are needed to
help with taping shows at the convention. They will need to take
three classess at the public access channel before the convention.
For more information contact John Schlick at (206) 932-6622 or
e-mail him at (removed).
We are looking for people to help in the Staff Support department.
This is the group of people who make and deliver food and drinks
to all our hard working staff and volunteers. Most of the food
preparation is simple-making sandwiches and cutting up veggies.
Then, on a regular basis (every hour or two), they need to push
a cart around to all the major areas of the convention and drop
off food and drink. This is a good position if you like to work
with people, as you get to wander the convention making our staff/volunteers
very happy. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.