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Staff & Volunteers / Re: How do I volunteer?
« on: April 01, 2014, 10:19:03 AM »
After you pick up your membership badge, you can visit the Volunteers department on the second floor of the Marriott and sign up there.

Staff & Volunteers / Re: Volunteer??
« on: January 25, 2014, 03:41:49 PM »
You can email volunteers [at] fanime [dot] com for more formal and detailed information.

General Convention Discussion / Re: Was this Fanime's doing?
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:24:58 AM »
It was a joint venture between FanimeCon and Giant Creative (the same people who do a lot of activities in downtown San Jose) to produce this and we worked closely with them to make it happen.

That being said, we did promote this but it's not always going to reach everyone. If we do this again, we'll try to promote it better.

Also, now that there is a place to discuss:
What can I, personally, do about drunks bothering me? This fellow wasn't harassing me to a large degree, but he was hanging around where he clearly wasn't wanted, followed me, and kept leaning in closer to me. I'm always afraid to say anything directly to someone like that because he was obviously not getting a hint and since I am a fairly small female, I'm always afraid of some type of retaliation. Could I have told a staff member and they could have done something? He wasn't overly bothersome, just...very uncomfortably close. Could he have been kicked out simply for being drunk in the halls? Does staff even care about that these days? The drunkenness in the halls seemed WAY out of hand this year. I'm hoping to get some staff input on this one. I don't have much faith in the staff helping me out much with something like this, since while he made me quite uncomfortable (and followed me out of the room), but wasn't harassing me in the traditional sense, and I've heard plenty of horror stories of Fanime staff not properly addressing this kind of issue, and seeing as no one seemed to care that the boozing seemed 10x worse than ever before, I honestly don't know if staff would even -care- if I brought it up. This is becoming a huge problem, and I might not stay out late at the con in future years if there is this much rampant drunkenness, simply for my own safety and comfort, since things could have been a -lot- worse. (It isn't like this was my first year at the con or staying up late, so I've seen the levels of drinking before and how it was handled before, and there is a marked difference between the past two cons and my ~10 Fanimes before that.)

Hi Nina, staff does enforce the code of conduct, including the harassment and dry con policies. If you have been a victim of harassment by intoxicated individuals, you have every right to report the incident and that person would have been dealt with. As the con grows, there will be growing pains, many of which are increasing numbers of members who may be intoxicated. We highly encourage you to call the number on the back of your badge (the number is a direct line to convention operations) and report these incidents. It's not that staff doesn't care, its just that they can't be everywhere at once. We also have many staff members who are not trained to deal with these situations. You wouldn't want a staff member who was uncomfortable dealing with drunks to confront them either, which is why we have Rovers and specially trained Operations staff handle these types of situations.

I highly encourage anyone reading this thread to remember several key things.

  • If you have been the victim of harassment during con, report it immediately. Convention Operation's phone number is listed on the back of every badge.
  • Take down their badge numbers. If someone is harassing you, try to get a name or badge number.
  • If you have an issue with a staff member, please get their badge number. This helps us pinpoint issues and find responsible parties. Not every staff member who walks the floor is a Rover (people often assume this is the case).

The idea had been thrown out there to get sponsorships and professional help to continue to make Fanimecon successful. Get sponsors willing to give advertising space in the programs and naming rights to events, maybe even a presenting sponsor.  With an event that attracts more than 20,000  people, I bet there are some companies willing to listen,  even if that company has nothing to do with anime.

 Sure it may sound annoying,  like how we are with watching commercials on tv,  but the reason why there are commercials is to help pay for programming.  Fanimecon needs help funding and simply raising registration process isn't going to help.

Hello, if you know of any companies that wish to advertise or sponsor FanimeCon, my email is in my signature.

We work with a variety of companies from various industries and offer plenty of opportunities but not everyone has the budget available to do major advertising. Some companies, just throwing a few out, like Viz Media and Bushiroad sponsored us this year (you saw Viz's ad in the program guide and Bushiroads postcard in your registration bags) so if you know of any other companies that may wish to work with us, send them my way.

General Convention Discussion / Re: Fanime and getting older
« on: May 29, 2013, 04:41:47 PM »
Working as staff gives you some perspective as to why some things are the way they are. I highly encourage you to do so at least a year and see what it is like and ask a lot of questions! Unless you work Rovers or Registration, you don't really have to worry about the pre-reg lines but I would also highly recommend you look into working these departments for an even better perspective into the process.

None of the staff are paid, none of the DJ's are paid, everyone who works for FanimeCon itself are all volunteers.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, please send them to us.

Feedback form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WUsyOJkzz0qwypoNR5waear2tF119V60FExdi0G44Ig/viewform

Big Event Showcase / Re: Another "Asian Only" rule
« on: May 16, 2013, 03:37:34 PM »
Well then...

Serious Business / Re: Rules on Booth babes/ Cosplayers?
« on: April 12, 2013, 04:32:59 PM »
Maybe I can get an answer here...
Im planning on doing a male verison of Masane from Witchblade. Im putting a CRAP LOAD of work into this cosplay, and for a male, it is very revealing. My only question is, Do you think I'll get kicked out on account of it being TOO revealing?

Also, General discussion on how "Revealing" a cosplay can be and still be acceptable.
Original insperation: (Image removed from quote.)
male design: (Image removed from quote.)

Send an email to Rovers [at] Fanime [dot] com and they will be able to tell you whether or not the costume is acceptable.



Staff & Volunteers / Re: FanimeCon Staff Meeting - April 7th, 2013
« on: March 26, 2013, 03:33:39 PM »

Staff & Volunteers / Re: Hotels and saturdays meeting.
« on: January 23, 2013, 05:31:30 PM »
You might have gotten the wrong memo. Tweets went out the same day announcing hotels and registration going live on the website.

I apologize if there was any confusion.

Staff & Volunteers / FanimeCon Staff Meeting - April 7th, 2013
« on: November 13, 2012, 02:47:14 PM »
FanimeCon 2013 General Meeting information.

The next planning meeting will be on Sunday, April 7, 2013

Location: Double Tree Hotel (By the San Jose Airport)
Address:Address: 2050 Gateway Pl, San Jose, CA 95110
Room: SIERRA ROOM (Room changed, take note)

General Meetings start at:
3-4 PM General Staff, information and communication to all. New Staffers come to this one.

The dates for the general 2013 meetings are:
Sunday, April 7
Saturday, Apr 27
Saturday, May 11
Sunday, May 19

If this changes, we will let everyone know.

Staff & Volunteers / First Staff Meeting of the Year
« on: September 25, 2012, 12:24:01 PM »
Hello Staffers (Potential Staffers too)

We will be having our first meeting of the year on Saturday October 6th, 2012.

Location: SJ Hilton (300 South Almaden Boulevard  San Jose, CA 95110)
             San Carlos room

Time: 3:00 PM

Be there or be square and by square I mean you'll miss out on an incredibly great opportunity to network, socialize, and find great departments to work with.

Staff & Volunteers / Re: Rovers is Recruiting for 2013!
« on: May 30, 2012, 11:44:48 AM »
One question about this, do rovers get paid?

If only! FanimeCon is a completely volunteer organization, so when you see that registration staffer or Rover working during the convention, know that they are overworked, hungry, and not paid but do it cause they want to make FanimeCon better and help the attendees and members better enjoy the convention.

Staff & Volunteers / Re: Next Staff Meeting is on May 12th, 2012
« on: May 11, 2012, 12:04:29 PM »
Yeah, sorry  ::)

Staff & Volunteers / Re: Next Staff Meeting is on May 12th, 2012
« on: May 09, 2012, 04:57:24 PM »
Updated with location for the meeting this Saturday.

Staff & Volunteers / Re: Next Staff Meeting is on April 21st, 2012
« on: April 17, 2012, 11:19:13 AM »
[Edit: 4/21: Location added for 4/21 Meeting]

Hotel and Facilities / Re: Official Carpool Thread
« on: April 06, 2012, 12:11:10 PM »
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me as well!  ;D


Happy Things in the Happy Universe / Re: Happy Member Pictures Thread!!
« on: January 25, 2012, 01:53:06 PM »
Hahaha, that's my picture! Sweet  ;D

Meetings, Gatherings, and Get Togethers / Re: Speed Dating!?
« on: January 25, 2012, 01:50:12 PM »
Recalling some bad dates, Steve?

I'm late on the response, but comments made in this thread just make me glad I'm no longer in charge on Rovers.

*Does the not my problem dance*

Registration / Re: Lines on Day 0
« on: January 25, 2012, 01:38:19 PM »
If you're into waiting in line for pre-reg badge pickup, come on day 0. On day 1, I got my badge in 5 minutes.

It really depends on when you arrive. If you arrive later in the evening (before Reg closes, of course), the lines generally have had time to shrink considerably.

Sidenote: I should have a Marketing staffer make a Twitter account that posts live updates to the reg line. :P

Follow me @SociallyLegit and I'll post line updates on registration, concerts, black and white ball, etc.

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