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PAX Judge/Volunteer Sponsorship Applications Open

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Post  Gwon Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:14 am

Cryptozoic is now taking applications for sponsorship to PAX. We are looking for judges and Champions that have both tournament and demo booth experience. PAX will be held September 3rd through September 5th, 2010 in Downtown Seattle, WA

The sponsorship application window for both of these events begins on June 23rd , and will close on Wednesday July 14th, 2010.

If you would like to apply for sponsorship, you must email Please put “PAX Sponsorship” in the subject line. Here is some useful information:
• Full or partial sponsorships will be provided a shared hotel room from September 2nd and leaving on September 6th, 2010. You may apply to be provided a flight. Those who do not require sponsorship for their travel are more likely to be accepted.
• You will be provided lunch _or_ a small stipend. No other costs will be covered.
• Dress code for the booth includes nice clean blue jeans. These cannot be acid wash, torn, have holes, tattered at the bottom. Two Cryptozoic Staff shirts will be provided to you. These will only be issued if you have not received a shirt in the past, if you have, you will be expected to bring and wear that. For the TCG hall, judges are expected to wear nice, clean black slacks with black shoes. Additionally, you will be issued two Cryptozoic judge shirts if you have not already received one (from working a previous event). If you fail to meet the dress code, you will be asked to remedy the situation and if you cannot, you will not be asked to attend other shows on behalf of Cryptozoic.

Here are the requirements:

• Must have extensive experience conducting effective and efficient demos for the World of Warcraft TCG for the booth. OR Must have judge experience if you are applying for the TCG Hall.
• Must be 18 years of age or older.
• Willing to work the entire event. The plan is to have two shifts each day, and volunteers will have about two hours per day before/after their shift during the exhibit hall hours to experience the event.
• Able to demo OR judge long hours. Days will be 8-10 hours.
• Able to lift heavy objects and perform other physically demanding jobs relating to tournament setup.
• Must be friendly and have a positive attitude.
• Willing and able to assist the event staff as required with additional duties, which may include registration, table cloths, floor maintenance, radio check-in/out, etc…
• Must be able to respond to emails within 48 hours with regards to travel arrangements.

Here is what we need in your email:

Please send your sponsorship request to, include “PAX Sponsorship” in the subject line.
• Your name.
• Your CZE ID (if you have one).
• Level of sponsorship you require; Full, Partial (flight, room, or badge only) or volunteer. Please remember that you are more likely to be accepted if you are able to cover your travel and lodging.
• Would you prefer to work the demo booth or TCG hall?
• The day you are able to depart to the event.
• Your email address.
• Your shirt size and if you have not received one yet.
• Your date of birth.
• Your complete mailing address and phone number.
• List of events you have worked for Cryptozoic.
• Airport you would fly out of if flight sponsorship is needed.
• Emergency contact information and drug allergies.
• Any special requirements you have.
• Remember to include the name of event that you are requesting sponsorship for in the subject line.

What is expected?

• You will bring three days worth of either demo booth or judging attire.
• You will either conduct demos on the booth or judge in the TCG Hall (depending on staffing requirements and sponsorship requests) Friday through Sunday. This will require long days with almost no breaks.
• You will prepare for the event thoroughly. If you are judging, you can start by reviewing all available rules, procedures and policies. If you are working in the booth, you can brush up on your demoing skills and be sure that your technique is as efficient as possible.

What is NOT paid for (partial list of common assumptions)?

• Food (Each person will receive either lunch or one small stipend each day).
• Taxi fares, bus fares, etc.
• Additional room costs (room service, movies, laundry, etc).
• Ticket change fees (if you change your ticket, you pay all related fees).

Hotel Info:

• You will be sharing a hotel room with at least one other person working the event.
• Spouses, friends, volunteers, players, significant others are not permitted.
• Your hotel will be paid for starting the day before the event and last until the day after the event. If you wish to stay longer or arrive earlier, you must arrange for this yourself.

Judge Testing:

• There will be no Artisan level or higher testing at this event.

Important Notes:

• This is not like a vacation, this is like work. It can be very rewarding and valuable, but it is hard work. Again, the plan is to have two shifts each day, and volunteers will have about two hours per day before/after their shift during the exhibit hall hours to experience the event.
• If you are not chosen, don't take it personally. There are a very, very limited number of sponsorships available. Again, if you would like to increase your chances of being accepted, covering your own flight and hotel will go a long way.

Please send your sponsorship request to The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 14th, 2010.

Judge/Volunteers who work the entire event will receive the following gifts:
2 displays of Wrathgate
2 Army of the Dead EA
2 Devouring Plague EA
2 Swift Ram EA
2 Flint Shadowmore EA
2 New Unannounced Judge Promo (same given out at Worlds)
2 New Unannounced Judge Promo (same given out at Worlds)
1 Blazing Hippogryph
1 Statue Generator
3 Landro's Gift Box
4 League Prize Sleeves
6 "Secret Project" packs

Michael Girard
Volunteer and Community Manager
CZE Employee

Posts : 284
Join date : 2010-03-24
Age : 44
Location : Irvine, CA

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