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Title: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on July 17, 2009, 12:55:05 AM
If you don't know what Rovers is, we are the department in which we hear all and see all that goes on at Fanime. Problems arise? We see it, we hear it, we report it, and (if need be) we handle it.

We do a lot of walking, we're crazy fun to hang out with, we love to help you out, and make sure the con is an enjoyable place for everyone.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please let me know at Steve @ Fanime.com


Please fill out this application and send it to me, or print it, fill it out, and hand it in to me at a meeting.


Rovers 2010 Application
Please send to Steve @ Fanime.com
or come to a General Meeting and hand me a copy.
CC: Rovers @ Fanime.com
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Name:
Address:
City:               
Occupation:
_____________________________________________________________________________________
Contact Information (Fill out all fields that you wish to use to be contacted)
Email:
Phone:
AIM:
Yahoo :
ICQ :
MSN :
Meebo :
Quick Questions:

Why do you want to be a member of the Fanime Rovers team?

Rovers is staffed 24 hours a day during the con, when will you be available to work?
   (We want everyone to enjoy the con so if there are any specific events or panels you would like to attend please note them here including time and day.)

Essay Questions:
Please answer these questions fully to the best of your ability.
1.What is a Rover at Fanime?

2.In stressful situations, how do you normally handle yourself?

3.In this scenario, describe how you would handle the situation. Be as detailed as possible.
An individual has been accused of stealing from the Dealer’s room. How would you approach or deal with the situation?


Below is a basic list of rules all Rovers staff members must follow at all times during the con.


#1 Enjoy the Con! An unhappy staffer is useless to us.

#2 Follow all the rules. It's simple we can't enforce the rules when we are breaking the rules.

#3 No alcohol or drug consumption while on shift or on con property! We have a zero tolerance policy, if you are of age and want to drink off shift DO NOT return to work or enter the con while under the influence.

#4 No inappropriate interaction between fellow staff members or attendees. This is a no brainer just don't say do or anything that would be deemed unacceptable outside Fanime and you should be fine.

#5 Do not abuse the system or your status as staff member. Being on staff is a privilege not a right do not abuse it.

Note: Any violation may lead to removal of your staff badge and/or expulsion from the con.



-Steve
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: darkknightcecil on July 18, 2009, 07:05:12 PM
Starting to Accept Applications that early eh?
ha ha ;D
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on July 18, 2009, 11:57:19 PM
I talked to Deonchan about being a Rover. I'd like to make sure I get squared away on this.

So yeah...I wanna be assimilated.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: DentyneIce408 on July 19, 2009, 11:36:08 AM
What's the pros and cons of being a Rover? Are taking anyone in? And what are the qualifications of being a Rover? What if you don't get well with other Rovers?

Yeah, I have too many questions   :P
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on July 19, 2009, 12:29:02 PM
Qualifications for being a rover

1) You must be 18+
2) You must have a customer service demeanor. Friendly, personable, and responsible.

Pros of being a Rover
1) Free Rover T-shirt
2) Free entry into con via staff badge.
3) Custom exclusive Rovers Badge.
4) You get to work (help with line control) and then get into any event (except VIP events, those are selective)

Cons of being a Rover
1) You have to work 24 hours the entire con (Total hours, which is true of all staff)
2) You will be walking a lot.
3) You may have to deal with a lot of people who complain...this is the nature of customer service.
4) You "can't" have crazy cosplays while on duty.
5) You answer to a tyrannical boss who enjoys making your life difficult (Just kidding, we're all pretty laid back)

Duties of being a Rover (You won't get assigned to do all of them, but all rovers are trained in all of these)
1) Line control
2) General Concourse roving
3) Escort duties
4) Peace bonding
5) Weapon policy enforcement
6) General Convention Policy Enforcement
7) Code of Conduct Enforcement

It sounds like a lot, but honestly, make a few training meetings, get to know the people, be qualified. You won't have issues. If you do, well, we're pretty good at taking care of them.

-Steve
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on July 19, 2009, 03:10:21 PM
We could count work during Pre-Reg Pickup apart of the 24-hours, can't we?
Even so, I am definitely considering this. It would be cool to meet fellow staff and help out the Con.
And to destroy JTchinoy and his Anti-Pocky Rebellion =P
Yes, excellent.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: rude32 on July 19, 2009, 07:25:08 PM
I would like to join rovers. When is the next training meeting going on?
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Runewitt on July 19, 2009, 09:49:40 PM
I would like to join rovers. When is the next training meeting going on?
agree.
are the meetings pretty regularly scheduled so people'd know a few weeks ahead of time?
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Stythys on July 19, 2009, 10:38:37 PM
The 2009 con was my first fanime and man, was it awesome. I would love to be able to help out next year. I'm not exactly sure what the variety of staff positions is like, but I could quite possibly be interested in joining the rovers. Any more info would be great ^_^
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on July 20, 2009, 12:12:33 AM
Meetings are once or twice a month, usually a pre-determined location...although if none is currently scheduled, i'll let you all know by email.

I usually will give you 2 weeks notice. Minimum.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on July 20, 2009, 10:15:00 AM
Maybe if theyre interested in joining.... should we mention the beach party this weekend? :P

or is it Rovers [who worked this year only?] exclusive? :P
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Liquid on July 20, 2009, 03:16:09 PM
All in all...being a rover is fairly easy. Even easier if you have customer service background. You need to know how to be polite, even when someone is being rude to you. So, in that regard patience is a must.

It also helps if you have the ability to approach someone or a group of someones and be able to tell them in a nice manner that they cannot be doing something, when that something is deemed against con policy.

What if you don't get along well with other Rovers?

There is always the option to work a shift on the opposite spectrum of the person you have issues with. Other than that, you can simply avoid speaking with them if it's really a big issue. Causing a scene with someone would most likely see you removed from Rovers.


We could count work during Pre-Reg Pickup apart of the 24-hours, can't we?
Even so, I am definitely considering this. It would be cool to meet fellow staff and help out the Con.
And to destroy JTchinoy and his Anti-Pocky Rebellion =P
Yes, excellent.

I believe Thursday evening counts towards hours, yes. However, the majority of the staff usually ends up working all of the days (usually we need everybody we can get our hands on, especially during the larger event times.) We also usually have a gathering on Monday for dinner, once the Con begins closing down.


I would like to join rovers. When is the next training meeting going on?

There probably will not be an official training meeting for quite a while, since Fanime 2010 is still a ways off. I could be wrong though. It's all up to Mike.


The 2009 con was my first fanime and man, was it awesome. I would love to be able to help out next year. I'm not exactly sure what the variety of staff positions is like, but I could quite possibly be interested in joining the rovers. Any more info would be great ^_^

There are many different groups in which you can volunteer for.
Your best bet though is probably something in the Operations category. This includes ConOps, Tech, Logistics, Rovers, and Volunteers. I don't really know the ins and outs of each of those groups, but I'm sure more information will surface in these forums as it gets closer to Fanime time.


Maybe if theyre interested in joining.... should we mention the beach party this weekend? :P

or is it Rovers [who worked this year only?] exclusive? :P

I'm sure you *could* invite them, but people would be like, "Hey, I don't remember you. You weren't a rover! Wtf?" and then sand would be thrown in their eyes. Once the confusion would be cleared up we would then realize they were possible new Rovers prospects. In which case we would then proceed with the ritual "jumping" it takes in order to join our elite gang.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on July 26, 2009, 07:26:48 PM
Quote
Cons of being a Rover
1) You have to work 24 hours the entire con (Total hours, which is true of all staff)
2) You will be walking a lot.
3) You may have to deal with a lot of people who complain...this is the nature of customer service.
4) You "can't" have crazy cosplays while on duty.
5) You answer to a tyrannical boss who enjoys making your life difficult (Just kidding, we're all pretty laid back)

BAH. Those aren't cons. Should be in the 'Duties' section. My past jobs were like that. (Retail, food service, Kirby sales, tattoo studio)

Bring it.

 8)
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Runewitt on July 26, 2009, 10:01:11 PM
Quote
Cons of being a Rover
1) You have to work 24 hours the entire con (Total hours, which is true of all staff)
2) You will be walking a lot.
3) You may have to deal with a lot of people who complain...this is the nature of customer service.
4) You "can't" have crazy cosplays while on duty.
5) You answer to a tyrannical boss who enjoys making your life difficult (Just kidding, we're all pretty laid back)

BAH. Those aren't cons. Should be in the 'Duties' section. My past jobs were like that. (Retail, food service, Kirby sales, tattoo studio)

Bring it.

 8)
sounds almost exactly like my current job, but i also have to clean theatres and bathrooms.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Liquid on July 27, 2009, 02:29:53 PM
Quote
Cons of being a Rover
1) You have to work 24 hours the entire con (Total hours, which is true of all staff)
2) You will be walking a lot.
3) You may have to deal with a lot of people who complain...this is the nature of customer service.
4) You "can't" have crazy cosplays while on duty.
5) You answer to a tyrannical boss who enjoys making your life difficult (Just kidding, we're all pretty laid back)

BAH. Those aren't cons. Should be in the 'Duties' section. My past jobs were like that. (Retail, food service, Kirby sales, tattoo studio)

Bring it.

 8)
sounds almost exactly like my current job, but i also have to clean theatres and bathrooms.

Okay, cool! If we need a Rover to help clean the theatre or bathrooms after the Hentai rooms close, you will certainly be the first choice.  :D
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: ewu on July 27, 2009, 07:43:26 PM
HAND CHECK!
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Runewitt on July 27, 2009, 09:22:18 PM
Quote
Cons of being a Rover
1) You have to work 24 hours the entire con (Total hours, which is true of all staff)
2) You will be walking a lot.
3) You may have to deal with a lot of people who complain...this is the nature of customer service.
4) You "can't" have crazy cosplays while on duty.
5) You answer to a tyrannical boss who enjoys making your life difficult (Just kidding, we're all pretty laid back)

BAH. Those aren't cons. Should be in the 'Duties' section. My past jobs were like that. (Retail, food service, Kirby sales, tattoo studio)

Bring it.

 8)
sounds almost exactly like my current job, but i also have to clean theatres and bathrooms.

Okay, cool! If we need a Rover to help clean the theatre or bathrooms after the Hentai rooms close, you will certainly be the first choice.  :D
DEAR GOD NO
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: petdiekatze on July 29, 2009, 03:50:39 AM
Someone is definitely starting to recruit early. Aiming for 100+ Rovers for 2010? =P

Runewitt should definitely join. Maybe make 'em go and watch the dances very carefully.

Rovers was pretty fun, didn't get a lot of the drama. Thankfully most con goers have their common sense about them. At least the ones I run into.
Remember to sleep at least some. Especially you Steve.

I'm kinda sad that I missed the BBQ now.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on July 29, 2009, 08:33:38 PM
Quote
Cons of being a Rover
1) You have to work 24 hours the entire con (Total hours, which is true of all staff)
2) You will be walking a lot.
3) You may have to deal with a lot of people who complain...this is the nature of customer service.
4) You "can't" have crazy cosplays while on duty.
5) You answer to a tyrannical boss who enjoys making your life difficult (Just kidding, we're all pretty laid back)

BAH. Those aren't cons. Should be in the 'Duties' section. My past jobs were like that. (Retail, food service, Kirby sales, tattoo studio)

Bring it.

 8)
sounds almost exactly like my current job, but i also have to clean theatres and bathrooms.

Okay, cool! If we need a Rover to help clean the theatre or bathrooms after the Hentai rooms close, you will certainly be the first choice.  :D
DEAR GOD NO

RUNEWITT HAS POTTY PATROL!!!! XD~! *will remember this @ con* >:]
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Runewitt on July 29, 2009, 08:57:12 PM
Someone is definitely starting to recruit early. Aiming for 100+ Rovers for 2010? =P

Runewitt should definitely join. Maybe make 'em go and watch the dances very carefully.

Rovers was pretty fun, didn't get a lot of the drama. Thankfully most con goers have their common sense about them. At least the ones I run into.
Remember to sleep at least some. Especially you Steve.

I'm kinda sad that I missed the BBQ now.
watch dancing? oooohhhhhhhh. also, i didnt sleep at all last fanime.. too much.. er... well, i was not drinking in the halls..
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Lucifargundam on July 29, 2009, 09:25:47 PM
I think manditory rover equipment should be a nightstick, a whip, handcuffs, a gag, and a blindfold!
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: rude32 on July 29, 2009, 10:46:43 PM
I think manditory rover equipment should be a nightstick, a whip, handcuffs, a gag, and a blindfold!
OK is this rovers or a bondage scene?
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Runewitt on July 29, 2009, 10:58:32 PM
I think manditory rover equipment should be a nightstick, a whip, handcuffs, a gag, and a blindfold!
OK is this rovers or a bondage scene?
what happens at the con stays at the con. unless there are cameras involved.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: petdiekatze on July 30, 2009, 01:34:12 AM
Someone is definitely starting to recruit early. Aiming for 100+ Rovers for 2010? =P

Runewitt should definitely join. Maybe make 'em go and watch the dances very carefully.

Rovers was pretty fun, didn't get a lot of the drama. Thankfully most con goers have their common sense about them. At least the ones I run into.
Remember to sleep at least some. Especially you Steve.

I'm kinda sad that I missed the BBQ now.
watch dancing? oooohhhhhhhh. also, i didnt sleep at all last fanime.. too much.. er... well, i was not drinking in the halls..
Yes. I think. I'm not too sure =P I never had to watch any dances. Only for the night shift though.
Oh. You'll fit in just fine then =P No rest for the wicked.

What happens at the con... Stays on Youtube and DA.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Liquid on July 30, 2009, 01:10:03 PM
I think manditory rover equipment should be a nightstick, a whip, handcuffs, a gag, and a blindfold!

Yeah......we're not going to do that.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on August 01, 2009, 09:21:15 PM
I just want a taser and duct tape. x3
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Runewitt on August 01, 2009, 09:37:51 PM
I just want a taser and duct tape. x3
throw in some commercial grade AirLIFT (anti-stink spray)
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on August 01, 2009, 09:50:46 PM
Dood. I just had a 'people friendly' idea. x3 God I am so proud. Carry a small ice chest and ask the stinky people "Would you shower for a Klondike bar?"

lol!
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on August 17, 2009, 02:39:45 PM
I think manditory rover equipment should be a nightstick, a whip, handcuffs, a gag, and a blindfold!

O_o

No
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on August 31, 2009, 04:09:10 PM
 ;D
So it's Klondike bars, yes?
j/k
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Liquid on September 03, 2009, 10:56:41 AM
;D
So it's Klondike bars, yes?
j/k

I would let you get away with doing this at Fanime........for a Klondike bar.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on September 04, 2009, 12:05:26 AM
I would let you do it for a box of Klondike bars =p
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on September 07, 2009, 12:11:05 PM
Niiice.
 8)
I should bring a video camera to record my efforts. XD

Maybe I could get the protesters to leave, for a Klondike bar.

"Would you shut up and leave, for a Klondike Bar?" With a hint of Glen Beck attitude.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Liquid on September 10, 2009, 12:49:42 PM
Someone should cosplay as a Klondike bar.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: ewu on September 10, 2009, 04:57:52 PM
this thread made me go to safeway and buy a 6-pack......apparently I would only pay 3.99 + outrageous sales tax for a klondike bar....6 of them
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on September 15, 2009, 07:21:20 PM
I'm lactose intolerant..... >:(
It sucks.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on September 16, 2009, 12:35:56 PM
I'm lactose intolerant..... >:(
It sucks.


I'm allergic to chocolate

It sucks more... :(
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on September 27, 2009, 09:08:49 PM
That does suck. :(
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on September 28, 2009, 10:27:10 AM
That does suck. :(

I know Right? :(

It's like

Hey have a chocolate covered strawberry or ooooh here's a Klondike Bar for you to om nom on and I am thinking ZOMG teh DEATH >.<
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on September 29, 2009, 01:35:14 AM
Poor Calvin...

LOL@ Eric.

The hilarity of being on Fanime Rover's staff continues...


-Steve
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on October 13, 2009, 05:38:37 PM
So anyways WE WANT YOU!
JOIN THE ROVERS! SEE THE CON! MEET INTERESTING PEOPLE!
(http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/funny-dog-pictures-on-duty.jpg)
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Tony on October 13, 2009, 07:46:31 PM
Sweet. Totally saving that for badging.

Of course, if you're interested in joining Rovers, you should probably come to the pizza party this Saturday (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,13065.0.html), or the first meeting on Nov 22nd (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,13064.0.html).</plug>  ;D
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on October 20, 2009, 04:56:49 PM
Hey Tony. Might as well use this one to!

(http://ihasahotdog.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/funny-dog-pictures-keep-walkin.jpg)
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on November 10, 2009, 02:43:07 PM
Just FYI

Invites to join the 2010 Rovers staff have gone out. If you are interested in being a 2010 Rover or you have not received your invite (and think you should have), please email rovers@fanime.com and indicate that you would like to join the Rovers staff. You will receive a reply shortly.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on November 10, 2009, 04:46:36 PM
Fanime Staff meeting is going to be NOV 22.

Any plans / idea when our first rovers meet-and-greet [party] would be? :D
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on November 17, 2009, 04:55:15 PM
No idea when/where our first Rovers meeting will be. Jerry wanna volunteer? I'm not looking to do a Rovers meeting this coming Sunday, because it's logistically not a good day to do it. But I will say sometime in the beginning of December would be good.

-Steve
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Magi on November 27, 2009, 12:51:34 PM
Hey Steve. I'm 18 after Fanime is over. >_< Could I still apply or not?
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on November 27, 2009, 06:31:41 PM
I'm pretty sure our new rules say that you have to be 18 by the Start of Con.

I dont think it works if you turn 18 after Con... >_<

that or maybe it has to be addressed by our bosses over at Con Ops.

What say you o wise and knowledgeable Con Ops/ HR ? :)
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on November 27, 2009, 07:43:21 PM
18 @ start of con...

sorry.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on December 08, 2009, 10:50:02 AM
So Steve and I are fans of a webisode series called " The Guild "

Zog one of our more social Rovers, who builds great rapport with the ppl in the lines offered a suggestion that we could possible learn a mini speech to help explain why Rovers do what we do.

***        ***         ***

[ZOG]: To clarify: Your group should be behind the others who arrived previously.

[CON GOER]: Why?

[ZOG]: You're asking me why, having just arrived, you need to be at the back of the line?

Let me offer you a historical perspective. At the beginning of the common era, people
attending events simply gathered en mass, clustered and clumped together in an
unorganized manner.

After several thousand years of this, they slowly gravitated to
the back of individual fellows, and began to stand behind one another in a horizontal fashion,
forming what they now commonly refer to as "THE LINE."

Going against that flies in the face of thousands of years of evolution, and encourages UTTER CHAOS!!!
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: ewu on December 08, 2009, 05:33:01 PM
i guess you haven't been to Europe.....if they don't ask you to queue....they don't
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on December 08, 2009, 06:04:11 PM
You obviously don't watch "The Guild"...the lines are from that web show :P
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: ewu on December 08, 2009, 06:18:55 PM
I guess the Guild is unfamiliar with line behavior abroad.....
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on December 08, 2009, 07:15:18 PM
Haha, it is true. The guild is a MMO based web show making fun of the social stereotypes of MMO gamers...and you and I know both know how gamers have no lives outside of Cyberspace :P (Unless you talk about Chinese gold farmers)
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: HorBot on December 10, 2009, 10:38:29 PM
So is it too late to try and join the ranks?
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on December 11, 2009, 09:47:57 AM
So is it too late to try and join the ranks?

some Rovers staff might be at the next Fanime Staff meeting, I suggest speaking to whatever Rover's you can find there.

We'll eventually have our own separate meetings from fanime which they'll announce from the boards, or via e-mail when you speak to someone from Rovers Staff.

or simply -  Email  Rovers@fanime.com.

Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on December 11, 2009, 10:06:09 AM
So is it too late to try and join the ranks?

some Rovers staff might be at the next Fanime Staff meeting, I suggest speaking to whatever Rover's you can find there.

We'll eventually have our own separate meetings from fanime which they'll announce from the boards, or via e-mail when you speak to someone from Rovers Staff.

or simply -  Email  Rovers@fanime.com.




Or whe Jerry says we can use his pad for a meeting ^_^
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: HorBot on December 11, 2009, 10:36:22 AM
oh ok thanks for the info
so from what i read so far rovers are, the helping hands and righteous fist of the convention?
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on December 11, 2009, 10:39:48 AM
oh ok thanks for the info
so from what i read so far rovers are, the helping hands and righteous fist of the convention?

helping hands - in the sense we do general customer service and keep the crowds and lines in check. sorta like hall monitors but WAY cooler.  8)

righteous fist? - No. We are NOT to have any form of physical contact with even roudy Con-goers. Thats a liability issue, Thats why we have uniformed SJ PD on site.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: HorBot on December 11, 2009, 10:52:19 AM
cooler then hall monitors you say? i dont know hall monitors are pretty cool
hehe i was joking about the whole fist thing, better to be a peacekeeper
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on December 23, 2009, 02:27:12 PM
Word on zee street is there will be a Rover's meeting next month. We have a tentative date and location!

Hint: The tentative date is not the same day as the General Staff Meeting
Another Hint: The tentative location is NOT in San Jose...


Stay tuned....



Correction: THERE WILL be a Rover's meeting next month. Once I get the exact address I'll post the info here and prob a new thread.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Wabbit98 on January 12, 2010, 11:20:17 PM
Glad to see the Black Suit rovers will be back in style. 

Though I got mistaken for one at the BWBall last year when I was the instructor and I would stand outside the door taking a break and getting some air people showed their badges.

Though still glad to see the rovers are bringing back the suit.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on January 13, 2010, 12:17:20 AM
just FYI - i think we may have had some "icon/branding" issues with what we jokingly called "black suits"  :P

then again it may still need approval from our higher ups just to make sure we dont accidentally set a precedent by dressing up as a "black suited" individual(s)

NOTE TO ALL:
NOT ALL Rovers are dressed nicely in black,     AND
NOT ALL DRESSED in BLack people ARE STAFF.

keep in mind when approached or given "polite" instructions from ANY CON Goer [staff or not] ----
you have the right to look at [not take] their badge and vice versa.

we dont want any posers giving our staff a bad rep.  >:(
nor do we want our con goers causing any trouble.

safe, fun and hopefully mostly sane will be good rules to follow at fanime ;)

Dont forget---
Meeting for Rovers this weekend:

Rovers Meeting Saturday 1/16/10 @ 4:30 PM

Please contact Rovers via e-mail or this thread if you would like to receive more info.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on January 13, 2010, 06:15:58 PM
I talked to Deonchan about being a Rover. I'd like to make sure I get squared away on this.

So yeah...I wanna be assimilated.

you ever send in your app?
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: lunarknight on January 13, 2010, 07:20:01 PM
 so the meeting will be at the same place?
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on January 14, 2010, 01:03:43 PM
so the meeting will be at the same place?

lunarknight - check your PMs thanks ^_^
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on February 03, 2010, 01:11:37 PM
Just now I was able to log into fanime....I was real hung up on computer issues. >:/

Can I still apply for Rovers? Is it too late?

I can send the app now, since I have it. All messages I get are set up to be sent to my email as well...just incase.

Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Liquid on February 03, 2010, 02:10:38 PM
As long as you can make the future meetings for training, then you are not too late.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on February 03, 2010, 04:09:33 PM
All righty.

I am currently located in Fresno. :/ Will that be a problem?

Is anyone else in Rovers, located in Fresno? O.o
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Liquid on February 03, 2010, 05:54:48 PM
No clue. :-X
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: short_storiesgl on February 04, 2010, 03:53:16 AM
Rovers is a lot of fun and if you want to experience con.. this is the way to go. if you wanna just do your own thing this is the way to go if you want to do stupid shit... StAY THE HELL AWAY FROM ROVERS. but seriously Rovers is one of the best places to be at con. if you think you can handle it do eet.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on February 04, 2010, 08:57:10 AM
@ Short_storiesgl - please no swearing - it does not reflect properly towards our execs as well as other con-goers out there --- please edit.

@ XphobiaX - the position basically does require alot of time, dedication and proper training - we're the most seen, heard, known, and visually marked by the rest of the Con-goers around [as well as exec staff of course] so there is a bit of pressure to perform and perform well.

The point is, you do have to eventually show up at one of our meetings - It's required to at least be present to ONE meeting at the minimum and get the information, training and approval from our Rovers Department heads to get your approval and staff invite code.

I'd suggest getting in touch with Steve or e-mails the Rovers e-mail. Thanks.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: XpHoBiaX on February 05, 2010, 09:50:33 AM
Yeah, you tell me every year  I should join rovers. XD

Thanks for the info. ;)

I already signed up and gotten an email from Steve. So I'll just shoot him an email.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Sup3r D on April 04, 2010, 03:24:31 PM
whats up fellas, newbie rover here!
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Henchgirl on April 05, 2010, 06:50:48 PM
After having the wonderful experience of volunteering for Fanime '09, I hope to join the Rover team. (If not, I'll see you guys there as a volunteer again.) Rover's were the best people in the convention--my personal experience, anyway.

Does anyone recall the "manhandle" codeword? Fun times.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on April 05, 2010, 11:22:26 PM
Yo Steve ---

I just realized we've had easily more than 3+ black suits in one place at one time... so why didnt we ever do something like this?

you know you want to see this link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXZGzhsS-5I

3, 2, 1, AGENTS are GO!!!

we could totally elite beat agents rick roll the protesters this year  [just a joke of course] too bad Zog wont be around for something like this... i could totally see him getting fan girls with a dance routine.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Liquid on April 13, 2010, 12:56:58 AM
Wow Jerry.... I don't think I'd be caught dead doing that....lol. I'd have to have good amounts of alcohol in me first at least....and that's not allowed while on duty....so yeah. ::)
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on April 14, 2010, 01:51:12 PM
I rather we embarrass ourselves in other ways than that...
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: The Sim on April 19, 2010, 08:40:00 PM
Jerry, I'm with Steve on this one, there are so many other ways we could embaress ourselves and have more fun doing it.

and Tyler, I don't know about you, but there isn't enough alcohol.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: ewu on April 19, 2010, 10:09:39 PM
two Tylers?!?!.......I'm scared....
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: TheMaKaKi on April 20, 2010, 08:30:24 PM
Is rovers still recruiting for staff?

Anddd how can you volunteer for rovers if you can't do staff? :) Thanks!
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on April 21, 2010, 08:04:21 AM
@ the Makaki - Unfortunately the Staff list is now closed. :<

You may want to e-mail my Rovers Dept Head at  Rovers[At]Fanime[dot]com  but im pretty certain that we cant except any more "staff" since the staff list is closed.

We do still have meetings, so if your interested in going despite not being "officially" on staff, again double check with our heads and if theyre okay with it, at least you'll learn about our group.

Volunteers is always looking for help!  I think their e-mail might be  Volunteers[at]Fanime[dot]com

and if not, then just enjoy the Con as an attendee or make friends with staff and hang out while we work/play during the Con.

Get Hype for Fanime! :D
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Steve.Young on April 21, 2010, 11:10:39 AM
Stafflist is CLOSED. For those of you who signed up but didn't register to get accepted to the stafflist, we sent out plenty of reminder emails.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on April 21, 2010, 12:01:38 PM
@ Steve - Could you help me moderate the Weapons policy threads and sub forums?
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,13329.0.html

things are getting a bit out of hand in there, and ppl are getting restless because of the LACK of the 2010 weapons policy with less than 40 days left before Con.

Could you get in touch with the Dept Head guys and post a link pretty please?

Me, BSaphire, and some of the cosplayers would greatly appreciate it :D
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: deonchan on April 21, 2010, 01:49:26 PM
I'll check with our writers today and see if we can get the policy up Jerry.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: Jerry on April 21, 2010, 02:05:48 PM
Thanks Calvin, you may also want to regulate in that thread I mentioned.

I've been trying to keep the peace there, but some posters are trying to make us look bad. and I cant really stand for that.  :-\
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: ewu on April 21, 2010, 07:50:09 PM
point them out and I'll edit them out O:-) JK....kinda :)

But honestly, I don't check that sub forum regularly: too many posts. Let me know if there is an issue and I can make things magically happen.
Title: Re: Rovers recruiting new applicants/minions for Fanime 2010
Post by: fanime_lo-ve on January 16, 2011, 09:17:51 PM
I applied!  :]