Just a brief note about upcoming conventions, in particular Airecon in the new Harrogate Venue, and the UK Games Expo. In both cases, we're needing a number of GM's, and in the case of Expo, we're also needing general volunteers as well.
With Airecon, there's a small RPG section being run alongside the main convention, and while there's already a number of Pathfinder games available, we're needing more generic roleplaying games, ideally along the lines of shorter demonstration games and things that can get beginners and those less familiar with roleplaying in general to try the games out. The website for Airecon is at https://airecon.uk/ It's being held in March, between the 10th and 12th, anyone interested in helping out in the RPG zone should get in touch with me directly.
With Expo, growing pains continue, the problem with being the largest games convention in England is that you need the most volunteers of any convention in England, and each year, it gets harder to convince people to come and help out at the show, rather than just turning up and enjoying it.
So, in no particular order, we're needing a number of general volunteers, at least one more heavy lifter, and a number of general stewards/ambassadors. The rewards package is, as always, one of the most generous of any convention. 18 hours volunteering gets you a hotel room, breakfast, and vouchers for use at the street scoff. For general volunteers there's no heavy lifting, but we'll need you at various points through the running of the convention, mostly for door watching and assisting the public in showing them where things are and what's going on. The lifters tend to work at the beginning and end of the convention, with the rest of the convention theirs to enjoy, but they do have to put the sweat in when on shift.
Anyone interested in volunteering for Expo should contact Heather and Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org
We're also needing more GM's for Expo, because as numbers grow, so we need more people to run games so we've actually got things for people to do when they're not going around the trade hall.
We're premiering a RPG on demand games area where shorter games of 1-2 hours can be played for those who don't have the time for full four hour slots, this area has several very experienced GM's who can run a variety of different games depending on what the groups want to try out.
Of course, we've also got the regular games, from Call of Cthulhu to the 100 player D&D Epic World Premiere, and we've got more open gaming space than we've ever had before, but we're looking for more GM's to run games for us across the weekend. Rewards for running games range from free entry for the day to full hotel rooms with meals paid for, and we're not just looking for the bigger game systems, it's not the system that makes the game good, it's the person running it.
Anyone wanting to offer games should get in touch with me directly, either on this post or at John@ukgamesexpo.co.uk
Any questions on any of these, please get in touch, there's a few more conventions coming up in the next few months, and we'll be covering those tomorrow.