Must have a love for the hobby and how the hobby can develop relationships and foster learning. FallCon as an organization is centred on the belief that People + Games = Better Communities, Families and Relationships. Our Game Hosts share this belief.
Game Hosts are willing to promote the hobby ahead of their own participation in it. There are many "gamers" who enjoy playing games, but hosts are those that put the enjoyment of others, especially those new to the hobby, ahead of their own.
Age is not a determining factor. FallCon has had hosts as young as 10 years old. These inspiring young people can teach games with the best of them, and set aside their competitive spirit for the sake of everyone having a great time playing games.
Volunteer applications are current closed for FallCon 32 but we'd love to have you volunteer for FallCon 33! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Mostly. The schedule for FallCon is set well in advance of the convention as the organizing committee is busy recruiting and organizing volunteers, obtaining copies of games, and managing the logistics of the convention. Hosts sign up for games on a first come first serve basis. However, from time to time we need to reschedule and reorganize hosts to best serve our attendees.
FallCon Game Hosts host both scheduled events and open gaming at the convention. Meetup Hosts organize our monthly meetups. Event hosts volunteer at external events.
The Ambassador Program was discontinued in June 2018. The FallCon Organizing Committee recognizes that running a successful convention relies upon the support of volunteers of all types. External events (e.g. Otafest) transitioned from Ambassador-supported to managed by our external events team. With a growing convention and the changing needs we chose to replace the Ambassador Program rather than amend it.
Yes, and yes! We're proud of our Ambassadors and trust you continue to support the convention and the hobby.
Admission to the Ambassador program required nominations from two members of the organizing committee or other ambassadors. This is no longer true. However, the quality of both our hosted events and open gaming is a important part of the experience of convention attendees. Game Hosts are held to the same high standards that our Ambassadors were.
Please contact Mike Henders for more information.