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Title: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on May 27, 2008, 08:14:01 PM
A lot of people stopped to talk to me or come into our base and ask how to join SOS/Rover staff!

If you guys are interested, you should sign up =p. You can contact me for info!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 27, 2008, 08:34:15 PM
Haha, maybe once I turn 18. (:
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on May 27, 2008, 09:03:49 PM
Come on, it's hard work but hecka fun. And....I need people newer than me for next year so I don't seem so bad.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: SOawesomeness on May 28, 2008, 03:29:52 PM
Maybe, if it's possible for me to be on Reg and SOS even if I'd only be 17.
Otherwise, I'd probably end up just asking SOS base if they need help at those odd hours. (:
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: billgoku on May 28, 2008, 03:33:02 PM
I'm thinking about it, though a year is between us so I have quite a bit of time to really decide.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: deonchan on May 28, 2008, 05:44:45 PM
Maybe, if it's possible for me to be on Reg and SOS even if I'd only be 17.
Otherwise, I'd probably end up just asking SOS base if they need help at those odd hours. (:

PM me and we'll talk.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: crazychichi on May 28, 2008, 07:44:40 PM
Deon-chan!!!! *glomps*

Already a year before con and we're already recruiting.... wows.... hehe guess you're not gonna be able to take a month or so off from planning!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: GaMeReVoLuTiOnX on May 28, 2008, 08:44:45 PM
Dang are we recruiting already? Sheesh.

So can I just recycle my app then? :D
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on May 28, 2008, 09:45:57 PM
Dang are we recruiting already? Sheesh.

So can I just recycle my app then? :D
Oh yes, do 08 SOS have to reapply for 09, or if we say we want to do it again is that enough?
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: deonchan on May 28, 2008, 11:04:45 PM
Dang are we recruiting already? Sheesh.

So can I just recycle my app then? :D
Oh yes, do 08 SOS have to reapply for 09, or if we say we want to do it again is that enough?

Everyone must reapply once apps open....
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on May 28, 2008, 11:10:02 PM
Dang are we recruiting already? Sheesh.

So can I just recycle my app then? :D
Oh yes, do 08 SOS have to reapply for 09, or if we say we want to do it again is that enough?

Everyone must reapply once apps open....

Thanks so much.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: darkknightcecil on May 29, 2008, 12:33:32 PM
Hmm Maybe i should do SOS next year? i am going to be 18 next year soo yeah!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Gatsby on May 29, 2008, 01:09:22 PM
Though I already messaged Steve.Young I just want to say I'm interested in doing SOS for '09. There is a whole year ahead of us so things may change but hopefully not. Plus I'll be 18 next year!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: .::midnight.maiden::. on May 29, 2008, 07:42:46 PM
Just wait...wait until 2012....just four more years...and I'll be eighteen. ^^; *sigh* SOS/Rovers sounds so much fun! >__<
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Gatsby on May 29, 2008, 08:02:25 PM
Just wait...wait until 2012....just four more years...and I'll be eighteen. ^^; *sigh* SOS/Rovers sounds so much fun! >__<

From what I hear you have authoritan!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: otakuapprentice on May 31, 2008, 02:47:53 PM
i found myself just wandering the con floor not finding my friends to hang out with, and bored as hell...

i'm thinkin' Rovers/SoS next year.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on June 01, 2008, 12:18:37 AM
i found myself just wandering the con floor not finding my friends to hang out with, and bored as hell...

i'm thinkin' Rovers/SoS next year.

Score!

It's never too early to recruit =)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: FinalShadows on June 01, 2008, 12:20:58 AM
I actually want to do it heh. There wasn't much to do this year, so ill consider the probable ;)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Shi_Musouka on June 01, 2008, 11:56:04 AM
Dang are we recruiting already? Sheesh.

So can I just recycle my app then? :D
Oh yes, do 08 SOS have to reapply for 09, or if we say we want to do it again is that enough?

Everyone must reapply once apps open....


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I've been fired!!!!!!!!! :'( (until 2009)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: otakuapprentice on June 02, 2008, 12:15:28 AM
i found myself just wandering the con floor not finding my friends to hang out with, and bored as hell...

i'm thinkin' Rovers/SoS next year.

Score!

It's never too early to recruit =)
i better get some smeggin' cookies, or theres gonna be hell to pay.....
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 13, 2008, 11:41:48 AM
I was thinking about joining Rovers/SOS next year but the problem is I need a ride to San Jose from San Francisco to meet up in the Fanime meetings.  I want to ensure the safety of the attendees.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Reikon on June 13, 2008, 11:55:27 AM
Just wait...wait until 2012....just four more years...and I'll be eighteen. ^^; *sigh* SOS/Rovers sounds so much fun! >__<

In the meantime, you can join another division... like E-gaming. ;D
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on June 13, 2008, 04:58:55 PM
I was thinking about joining Rovers/SOS next year but the problem is I need a ride to San Jose from San Francisco to meet up in the Fanime meetings.  I want to ensure the safety of the attendees.
I can probably give you a lift to a couple Oni, it's only a little out of my way. I'd have to see how much longer it takes to go through San Francisco, gas is expensive. =P
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 13, 2008, 07:16:42 PM
I was thinking about joining Rovers/SOS next year but the problem is I need a ride to San Jose from San Francisco to meet up in the Fanime meetings.  I want to ensure the safety of the attendees.
I can probably give you a lift to a couple Oni, it's only a little out of my way. I'd have to see how much longer it takes to go through San Francisco, gas is expensive. =P
Couple probably sounds enough but I'll figure out the rest, we can talk more about that.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on June 13, 2008, 09:08:27 PM
I was thinking about joining Rovers/SOS next year but the problem is I need a ride to San Jose from San Francisco to meet up in the Fanime meetings.  I want to ensure the safety of the attendees.
I can probably give you a lift to a couple Oni, it's only a little out of my way. I'd have to see how much longer it takes to go through San Francisco, gas is expensive. =P
Couple probably sounds enough but I'll figure out the rest, we can talk more about that.
You know my email, i'm pretty much always sitting at the computer.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: nf33 on June 15, 2008, 12:05:22 AM
sounds intersting. i had fun voluntering this year and i ran into a guy i knew on sos and had fun hanging out with him. i would be defintly willing to do it excpecally at the odd night hours (im a night guy)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: OniCourseMusha on June 16, 2008, 02:11:16 AM
stupid question?
Since I want to manage my hours, how many hours total as SOS/Staff?
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Shi_Musouka on June 16, 2008, 08:18:40 AM
Like all staff positions, it's 24 hours. Sometimes, the SoS leads will allow for less hours if there's appropriate coverage in all situations. The shifts are usually assigned in 6-8 hour increments per day with a few breaks in between.

Since there's a good chance we will exceed 90 SoS staff for 2009, you probably may do somewhere under 24 hours, depending on when you're scheduled.


On second thought, there's also a good chance I may end up switching departments for 2009, but I'll know more about that as staff gets their gears revved up for the year.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: otakuapprentice on June 16, 2008, 06:28:52 PM
Once more specifics/details are posted regarding SOS/Rovers, I'll make my decision.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on June 16, 2008, 11:19:28 PM
However, do not assume 24 hours can be done on thursday and not show up on friday/saturday/sunday.

Seriously, if you have committed to working for SOS/Rovers, do your shifts through Friday/Saturday/Sunday. If you want to work extra shifts and hours (Like I love to do) then feel free...but don't leave us screwed certain days cause you decided you were done for the weekend.

Just something we have talked about...
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: (GG)Nami_Misaki on June 17, 2008, 05:28:01 PM
Hm, do you have to be 18 to staff? o_o Next year I was thinking on becoming a staff, along with my friend who staffed this year. (she's 21..) But I am going to be 16 by the time fanime comes again >_> is it possible to get a staff position if a person is a bit underage?
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Shi_Musouka on June 17, 2008, 08:33:20 PM
Safety On Site is generally 18 or older because of the duties that are expected from the staff.

But a lot of other departments are willing to take people who are under 18 too(ex. Reg, Volunteers, Press, E-Gaming, Asian Films, etc.). I say just wait until the staff meetings for 2009 are scheduled and then you can go and talk to a person in charge of the department that you're interested in joining and they'll take it from there. As long as you're around 14-15 or older, you're usually in luck.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: BrightHeart76 on June 17, 2008, 08:56:13 PM
HA!  Me as SOS...that would be hillarious.  Teacher Voice only goes so far.  I can just imagine me trying to reason with some fool dressed as a samurai "Now was that a good choice?  I'm sure you didn't mean to cut thru the whole line .. and ... wait ... wait ... WAIT ... ah damn another one walked away.  Hey!  Put that finger away Samurai-boy!"

Much respect to those able to do the job well!  You all rock!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: (GG)Nami_Misaki on June 17, 2008, 09:30:21 PM
Safety On Site is generally 18 or older because of the duties that are expected from the staff.

But a lot of other departments are willing to take people who are under 18 too(ex. Reg, Volunteers, Press, E-Gaming, Asian Films, etc.). I say just wait until the staff meetings for 2009 are scheduled and then you can go and talk to a person in charge of the department that you're interested in joining and they'll take it from there. As long as you're around 14-15 or older, you're usually in luck.

Oh I see..then I will go to their meetings when they are scheduled ^_^
Thanks.

~Nami
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on June 18, 2008, 04:52:13 PM
The rules for SOS have changed this year from last year.

True story.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: RamenCat on June 27, 2008, 01:42:12 AM
So my fiance was SOS this last year and wants me to do SOS with him in 09 instead of registration. I was wondering if there's anyway I could do registration and then do SOS? Like work mornings/afternoons with reg and afternoon/nights for SOS? If so that'd be great, cause we always need help in reg
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on June 27, 2008, 02:15:20 AM
Yes.

Who is your fiancée by the way?
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Shi_Musouka on June 27, 2008, 08:48:28 AM
hehehehe... I think I know who this is  ;).
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on June 27, 2008, 10:18:42 AM
Double duties eh?
just dont burn yourself out. :P
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on June 27, 2008, 10:35:55 AM
Double duties eh?
just dont burn yourself out. :P

Says the loser who we have to pry a radio from =P.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: darkknightcecil on June 27, 2008, 07:33:47 PM
soo I want to do this next year. seems fun
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: (GG)Nami_Misaki on June 27, 2008, 08:37:02 PM
What is a Rover staff by the way? XD

Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on June 28, 2008, 01:38:24 AM
What is a Rover staff by the way? XD


We are the defenders of the convention. HEROES, HEROES I say! Protecting the weak and the small and patrolling empty halls at 5am. It's all super important stuff.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on June 30, 2008, 04:13:46 PM
What is a Rover staff by the way? XD


We are the defenders of the convention. HEROES, HEROES I say! Protecting the weak and the small and patrolling empty halls at 5am. It's all super important stuff.

Um, not really. but yah if you have questions PM - deonchan or Steve.Young for more accurate details.  OR safety@fanime.com

kthanksbye.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on June 30, 2008, 07:12:59 PM
What is a Rover staff by the way? XD


We are the defenders of the convention. HEROES, HEROES I say! Protecting the weak and the small and patrolling empty halls at 5am. It's all super important stuff.

Um, not really. but yah if you have questions PM - deonchan or Steve.Young for more accurate details.  OR safety@fanime.com

kthanksbye.
SHHH! They don't know that! >w<
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: RamenCat on July 01, 2008, 12:48:55 AM
Yes.

Who is your fiancée by the way?
UNIT 51 is my fiancee
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on July 01, 2008, 01:04:54 AM
I would, but my B-Day is actually a month after Fanime, so I'll only be 17  :-\
Darn you Birth Date!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Wolf unit 51 on July 01, 2008, 01:09:48 AM
However, do not assume 24 hours can be done on thursday and not show up on friday/saturday/sunday.

Seriously, if you have committed to working for SOS/Rovers, do your shifts through Friday/Saturday/Sunday. If you want to work extra shifts and hours (Like I love to do) then feel free...but don't leave us screwed certain days cause you decided you were done for the weekend.

Just something we have talked about...



aint that the truth i love working the extra shifts like on sunday all 17 hours i worked were awesome and got the most enjoyment out of it all but man i cant wait for the bouncers to be in full  attack mode again looking forward to seing you soon.....oh and steve p.m. me soon
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: (GG)Nami_Misaki on July 12, 2008, 02:41:48 AM
No one isn't responding to my email XD..
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: red_thestrals on July 12, 2008, 04:05:47 AM
*raises hand* i think i wanna be a rover/SOS! ;D
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Ninj4 on July 12, 2008, 04:10:00 AM
LOL... we're currently in the process of shifting things around.  Give us a little time.  ^_^
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on July 12, 2008, 02:13:19 PM
No one isn't responding to my email XD..

We're are in the middle of an organizational shift.

=) It's early, relax.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: (GG)Nami_Misaki on July 12, 2008, 08:16:41 PM
No one isn't responding to my email XD..

We're are in the middle of an organizational shift.

=) It's early, relax.

Alright ^^ I am just so excited that's all D:
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on July 14, 2008, 07:49:52 AM
Did you ladies have an unofficial question or comment?

And yes, we appreciate your eager-ness to help us out. but you are about 10 months early, unless you WANT to work the next convention some of us are working at.

Random questions to you ladies though. Why or what is your interest in SoS/Rovers? Why the sudden interest in staff?

Just curious.  :P
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: (GG)Nami_Misaki on July 17, 2008, 06:55:13 PM
Did you ladies have an unofficial question or comment?

And yes, we appreciate your eager-ness to help us out. but you are about 10 months early, unless you WANT to work the next convention some of us are working at.

Random questions to you ladies though. Why or what is your interest in SoS/Rovers? Why the sudden interest in staff?

Just curious.  :P

Well, I was wondering if people who are under the age of 18 can be staff since I am turning 16 this coming winter. I know I want to help out my favorite con!

I am interested because it seemed like it would be fun! :D I really love this con so I am considering helping out the best I can at Fanime 09. My friends were staffing this year too. Other staffs were really friendly D:...
So I wanted to really help out Fanime next year. ^_^
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on July 18, 2008, 01:00:21 AM
Under 18...eh.

I don't want to confirm anything, but I think policies may be changing for our staff and your age might be a problem =p.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: (GG)Nami_Misaki on July 18, 2008, 05:50:31 AM
Under 18...eh.

I don't want to confirm anything, but I think policies may be changing for our staff and your age might be a problem =p.

D: I see...:[ Well...I hope it won't be a problem. If it is then it's okay :<
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: TC_X0_Lt_0X on July 18, 2008, 03:26:00 PM
Under 18...eh.

I don't want to confirm anything, but I think policies may be changing for our staff and your age might be a problem =p.

D: I see...:[ Well...I hope it won't be a problem. If it is then it's okay :<
And to think that I'll be 18 near exactly 1 month after fanime =(

If I can't get in as a rover for '09, then I'll have to wait tell '10.
*Sigh*
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on July 21, 2008, 07:39:35 AM
For the most part (being and HR monkey) ...

*** disclaimer: only opinions of Me and NO ONE ELSE ***

being under 18 has ALOT of legal issues even if this is a "voluntary" basis and what not...

Also because of the 'nature' of the job dealing with safety issues and possible handling tense/potentially hazardous situations we CANT be mixing you 'younglings' into anything hostile.

heh. As if Fanime ISNT hostile in general.  ;)

I think something 'safer' such as Reg staff or general volunteers would also be a good place to start. As much as I'd hate to turn away new helper buddies in SOS we just have the follow the rules just like almost everyone else.

til then, just keep growing up.

Heck, I know i still am.  :D
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on July 22, 2008, 01:31:12 PM
An example.

If your doing I.D. Checks for Hentai and Yaoi...you not being 18 is...well...ironic. Can't have that. =)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Shi_Musouka on July 22, 2008, 02:10:39 PM
I recall that in the past, Rovers used to be very understaffed. For that reason, the previous head allowed for a few exceptions on staff with basic things like line/crowd control and concourse roving because it's frustrating when you're looking for enthusiastic manpower on your team who meet all your requirements, but you have to turn them away simply because they lack that one thing you need. Manpower was an issue for Rovers/Safety back then, but judging by the SoS staff numbers for 2008, it seems those days may be finally over.

But this is my own logical analysis of the situation so please don't take it as fact.

IMO, I think Jerry's and Stevie's opinions probably describe best why Safety was/should be 18+.



Yet at the same time, I honestly don't think there's such a thing as "overstaffed" for departments like Safety or Reg.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on July 22, 2008, 02:32:11 PM
Yet at the same time, I honestly don't think there's such a thing as "overstaffed" for departments like Safety or Reg.

Ah, its used ALOT in the HR world. its just our nice way of saying...

yah, we dont want you to work for us... (yah, we're picky like that)  :P
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: (GG)Nami_Misaki on July 23, 2008, 04:32:41 AM
Yet at the same time, I honestly don't think there's such a thing as "overstaffed" for departments like Safety or Reg.

Ah, its used ALOT in the HR world. its just our nice way of saying...

yah, we dont want you to work for us... (yah, we're picky like that)  :P

Ah, then I guess people who are under 18 has to wait xD Well then if I can't staff then I shall do volunteer and still help out ^^ Even if it's just helping a little since it's only volunteering :3
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on July 23, 2008, 08:05:20 AM
Go and enjoy the Con, heck your still young.  :D

No need to rush and grow up.

Or just be friends with a staff member and 'hang out' with us while we work.
Believe me it helps pass the time on a 8to10 hour shift.

Or come out and join us sometime for a gathering ( in the hang out, meet ups, sections) or just randomly start up conversations/threads of your own.

Woot.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Shi_Musouka on July 23, 2008, 09:51:01 AM
Yea. It's also like I said earlier. Although some departments like Safety, ConOps, Tech, etc. have to be limited to 18+ for duty-related reasons, there are a lot of other departments that are willing to take minors. They'll probably announce their openings as the general meetings rev up and you can pick an area to work in. Safety is just 1 out of a gajillion other con departments so the opportunities are endless.

Volunteering also helps too if you want to enjoy more of the con because they require less hours than a staff position.

I was a volunteer before I was on staff. I enjoyed it so much that I decided that I wanted to staff. I honestly feel that the experience prepared me for what's in store for me on staff so I'm actually glad I did it.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: GaMeReVoLuTiOnX on July 23, 2008, 10:31:00 PM
heh. As if Fanime ISNT hostile in general.  ;)
Now what makes you say that hmmm? :P
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Zefie on September 07, 2008, 05:19:09 PM
What is a Rover staff by the way? XD


We are the defenders of the convention. HEROES, HEROES I say! Protecting the weak and the small and patrolling empty halls at 5am. It's all super important stuff.

o___o Okay....waking up that early actually sounds fun. Or did you even sleep?
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on September 07, 2008, 07:28:24 PM
Please, other people slept. I didn't sleep for more than an hour or two a night.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: XpHoBiaX on September 09, 2008, 07:58:34 PM
I'd love to be apart of Rovers...but I live far away. :(
It'd give me something to look forward too for fanime this year.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on September 10, 2008, 07:22:16 PM
Please, other people slept. I didn't sleep for more than an hour or two a night.
If I got four hours a night i'd feel lucky....and Steve would STILL be there way before I was in the morning. XD
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Zefie on September 12, 2008, 09:13:30 PM
I'm not a heavy sleeper, so I'm thinking of taking late night and early morning shifts...>_< Let's all stay up~!!!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: kjcwashere on September 19, 2008, 04:31:55 PM
might as well join rovers again since i kinda liked working last year

i'll think about it  :P
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: RamenCat on September 22, 2008, 07:11:58 PM

I look forward to attempting to do my double staffing of sos and registration, but on another note Unit 51 and I are going to be unable to attend any staff meetings until we're like right up on fanime....seeing as how we're moving out of california to arkansas. Is there some way one of the amazing 'bouncers' could message us any important notes for 09 that are different than 08 or anything they deem important? That way we can keep up? Thanks lotses!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AnimeEmperor on September 23, 2008, 12:06:49 AM
I'm not a heavy sleeper, so I'm thinking of taking late night and early morning shifts...>_< Let's all stay up~!!!
Yay!!!! I love that idea. x3
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Aelia on October 01, 2008, 09:23:47 PM
Steve is nuts and works too much. He'll work himself until he passes out next year, too, I'm sure. As might Jerry and Erick, if they're allowed to. I think I had to force them onto break once last year.

AAAAAnyhow... I'll be back, unless I somehow graduate that weekend, in which case I'll be back except for Saturday.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Blackfaery on October 20, 2008, 06:24:28 PM
I would love to join the staff, info me in
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Kimbo.K on November 27, 2008, 04:37:57 AM
Count me in on joining fanime's 2009 rovers staff. =D
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: JohnnyAR on November 28, 2008, 10:09:20 PM
I wish to join! I'll be a wonderful addition!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on November 29, 2008, 11:29:18 AM
Well according to the staff emails, the next general staff meeting is 12/6 @ the crown plaza.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: technofox on December 04, 2008, 01:13:54 AM
I'm over 18 and I would very much like to join S.O.S.

Please send the me information and thank you everyone one on staff.

P.S.

Lizchan33 can verify my age.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: JohnnyAR on December 05, 2008, 06:02:07 PM
Wait, we have to be over 18? Aww damn.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on December 05, 2008, 11:32:15 PM
You have to be 18 the first day of convention.
Title: Re: Generally, at what time are the opening and closing cermonies held?
Post by: wickedbi1ch on December 13, 2008, 09:05:28 PM
Am I able to sign up to be a rover for Fanime 09 if I'm 17 now, but will be 18 during Fanime?
Title: Re: Generally, at what time are the opening and closing cermonies held?
Post by: Rodney_Pheonix on December 13, 2008, 10:28:30 PM
Am I able to sign up to be a rover for Fanime 09 if I'm 17 now, but will be 18 during Fanime?

I don't know myself. But I'd ask in the Staff and volunteer board.

http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/board,34.0.html
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: wickedbi1ch on December 13, 2008, 10:51:51 PM
^^ yay!! Friend's and I are gonna be at fanime for the entire weekend so I wanna rove!! Friend said there's a meeting in January for staffing? Can you give me any more info on that?
Title: Re: Generally, at what time are the opening and closing cermonies held?
Post by: Steve.Young on December 13, 2008, 11:20:54 PM
Am I able to sign up to be a rover for Fanime 09 if I'm 17 now, but will be 18 during Fanime?

Yes, as long as you will be 18 the first day of Fanime.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on December 13, 2008, 11:26:17 PM
http://forums.fanime.com/index.php/topic,11223.0.html

I post these for a reason.

They are stickied at the top of the forums.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Lynévaeh on January 01, 2009, 05:20:36 PM
I'm over 18 and I'd like to join S.O.S.
Please send me information and thank you staff.
My age can be verified by TechnoFox and Lizchan33.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: ewu on January 01, 2009, 05:34:40 PM
Steve says to contact him if you are interested: Steve.Young (http://forums.fanime.com/index.php?action=profile;u=7264)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on January 02, 2009, 10:35:34 AM
Steve.Young is out PaRtYing like its 2009 in LA for Anime LA. This weekend. Assuming he wont get himself thrown into jail for partying with Rock Stars and getting them tipsy and speaking mumble-nese in hotel room suites. He should be back and partially sober come monday morning... er afternoon-ish.  ;)

I think if you look thru the rest of the thread, there should be an gmail account u could e-mail.

Or e-mail Rovers@fanime.com or Safety@fanime.com - Assuming they check their e-mails. :P

or just say hello to any of us at the next Fanime Staff meeting. (or parties knowing the Rovers this year :P)


oh, and for the record, I dont think we verify age via another board member.
We'd prolly need to see some ID's

you ladies and gents do have ID's dont you? :)
All staff as sign in (with Con Ops or any Department before recieving your Staff badge) requires proof of age and hence you will need a valid ID.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Kanzake on January 02, 2009, 12:51:09 PM
most people usually do have some sort of official ID right? because before at reg pick up (for pre reg at least) they usually needed a card/reciept and a government issued id. o-o
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on January 02, 2009, 07:31:43 PM
I'm actually at the hotel right now in L.A.

You can email Rovers @ Fanime.com or Steve @ Fanime.com

Both go to my inbox(s).

Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Long on January 09, 2009, 08:10:49 PM
I sent an email to the Rover email. =] Look forward to hearing a response.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Lynévaeh on January 15, 2009, 11:07:14 PM
So, I'm pretty sure theres a post about this somewhere and I'm just being blind but, when is the meeting for the SOS/Rovers? I heard there is one this saturday, but then I can't find anything. And if there is, where and when will it take place? I appreciate your time in responding to my question.

Thank you. : )
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Long on January 15, 2009, 11:28:24 PM
So, I'm pretty sure theres a post about this somewhere and I'm just being blind but, when is the meeting for the SOS/Rovers? I heard there is one this saturday, but then I can't find anything. And if there is, where and when will it take place? I appreciate your time in responding to my question.

Thank you. : )

It's not this Saturday. It's February 8th on a Sunday. General Meeting is 3PM, Rover Meeting is at 5:30 PM. Both are in the Hilton in a currently undetermined room. The specific room will be announced later.

There is another Rover meeting on February 28th, also a Sunday.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on January 16, 2009, 01:28:40 AM
So, I'm pretty sure theres a post about this somewhere and I'm just being blind but, when is the meeting for the SOS/Rovers? I heard there is one this saturday, but then I can't find anything. And if there is, where and when will it take place? I appreciate your time in responding to my question.

Thank you. : )

It's not this Saturday. It's February 8th on a Sunday. General Meeting is 3PM, Rover Meeting is at 5:30 PM. Both are in the Hilton in a currently undetermined room. The specific room will be announced later.

There is another Rover meeting on February 28th, also a Sunday.

Rover meetings are NOT held at the con or hotel locations. They are held at a private location, address will be sent via email. This address is not to be publicly posted.

Meeting dates are the 8th and the 28th.

-Steve
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Lynévaeh on January 16, 2009, 05:39:30 PM
Oh alrighty. Thanks you. : ) Febuary it is then.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: bunnyusagi on February 07, 2009, 09:38:45 PM
I would like to join the Rover staff. Could I get some information on how to get added please? Thanks! ^_^
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on February 07, 2009, 11:47:48 PM
I would like to join the Rover staff. Could I get some information on how to get added please? Thanks! ^_^

the 8th (tomorrow) is our next general staff meeting, if you could attend, that would be great. It is also the date of next Rover's meeting.
The 28th is also going to be a general staff meeting + Rover's meeting afterwords.

Please send an email to Rovers AT Fanime.com or send me a private message.

Thanks

-Steve
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Long on February 09, 2009, 04:59:10 PM
Is the Feb 28th Rover meeting canceled?
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: ewu on February 09, 2009, 05:24:28 PM
Is the Feb 28th Rover meeting canceled?

wow buddy, not cool to badmouth staff and our programs and turn around and staff for the very con you disapprove of....
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on February 09, 2009, 05:26:24 PM
Is the Feb 28th Rover meeting canceled?

Yes
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Long on February 09, 2009, 05:28:38 PM
Is the Feb 28th Rover meeting canceled?

wow buddy, not cool to badmouth staff and our programs and turn around and staff for the very con you disapprove of....
If I was harsh to certain staff members, it is because their conduct was unbecoming. And I have never said that I disapprove of the con, or its programs.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: ewu on February 09, 2009, 05:32:21 PM
Yes sir

Things such as the ballroom dancing, etc. It is certainly not like real ballroom dancing, but that doesn't keep us from having it.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Long on February 09, 2009, 05:36:42 PM
Yes sir

Things such as the ballroom dancing, etc. It is certainly not like real ballroom dancing, but that doesn't keep us from having it.
xD Well it isn't. I mean, the ballroom doesn't really look like a ballroom. xP

Isn't this what a ballroom looks like?

(http://www.monicarandall.com/htm/photoalbum1/Winfield/images/ballroom.jpg)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: otakuapprentice on February 09, 2009, 05:43:34 PM
Well..........

Last time I checked, Fanime didn't call it 'ballroom dancing'; they called it a "Black & White Ball".
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: ewu on February 09, 2009, 05:45:59 PM
with ballroom dancing:) now back to rovers meeting.....no meeting on 2/28
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: jemz on February 09, 2009, 05:46:20 PM
Yes sir

Things such as the ballroom dancing, etc. It is certainly not like real ballroom dancing, but that doesn't keep us from having it.
xD Well it isn't. I mean, the ballroom doesn't really look like a ballroom. xP

Isn't this what a ballroom looks like?

(http://www.monicarandall.com/htm/photoalbum1/Winfield/images/ballroom.jpg)

I believe that Eric was inferring that you were insulting the dance lessons and the dance instructors, not the location. When people say ballroom dancing, they tend to refer to the genre of dancing rather than actual location. So when you said that, I was a bit offended on behalf of my B&WBall staff as well as for myself since I have taught ballroom dance.

Ballroom dancing does not need to take place in a ballroom like you have linked. All you really need is a spacious dance floor, the music, and the people.

I hope that clears things up and we can stop getting this thread off-topic.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Long on February 09, 2009, 05:47:10 PM
Well..........

Last time I checked, Fanime didn't call it 'ballroom dancing'; they called it a "Black & White Ball".
Well, whatever. It was only to make a desperate point anyway. We should stop spamming this thread.

Yes. Next meeting sometime in March or something. =]
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on February 10, 2009, 08:28:44 AM
YES THE FEB 28TH MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED

via e-mail to rovers staff.
***

if you didnt recieve the e-mail your NOT on the staff list website. please e-mail rovers@fanime.com for more info.

Quote
Thus, why I am usually the ones making the announcements =).

-Steve

Updated VIA e-mail to rovers on staff:
On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 11:36 PM, "Mike A."

it's late and i did it again
Last time, i swear

LOCATION: ******
[EDIT FOR PRIVACY REASONS] YOU MUST GET OFFICIAL E-MAIL FROM ROVERS

TIME: 
Sunday, March 15th @ 3pm

sigh.....
thanks
-mike A.

Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: deonchan on February 10, 2009, 10:17:20 AM
March 15th.. I'm all over it.
Time for the Hydra to get all its heads back.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Long on February 10, 2009, 10:17:46 AM
The last email you sent says "February 15th". >____<
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: deonchan on February 10, 2009, 10:19:53 AM
He corrected himself right afterwards. It's all good. See ya'll next month.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on February 10, 2009, 10:20:05 AM
The last email you sent says "February 15th". >____<

That e-mail was sent in err0r.

Again triple check your e-mails, there was like 4 e-mails sent in a time span of 2 hours.

again the DATE is MARCH 15th.

sometimes, one of the 3 heads, gets sleep. Even our awesome bosses need sleep everyone once in a while.

EXCEPT STEVE. He's a freaking robot. True story. I saw him plug in to recharge his battery once.  :)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: ewu on February 10, 2009, 10:24:39 AM
EXCEPT STEVE. He's a freaking robot. True story. I saw him plug in to recharge his battery once.  :)

I KNEW it! I thought he was drooling over some chick....turns out it was lubricant:)
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: deonchan on February 10, 2009, 10:28:25 AM
The last email you sent says "February 15th". >____<

That e-mail was sent in err0r.

Again triple check your e-mails, there was like 4 e-mails sent in a time span of 2 hours.

again the DATE is MARCH 15th.

sometimes, one of the 3 heads, gets sleep. Even our awesome bosses need sleep everyone once in a while.

EXCEPT STEVE. He's a freaking robot. True story. I saw him plug in to recharge his battery once.  :)

*pokes* 3 heads? *clears throat*  :P
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on February 10, 2009, 10:31:31 AM
you said Hydra (or i thought 3 headed hydra) me and my active imagination...

EDIT for non-necessary imagery.

***
EDIT. sorry to be off topic. but again


Meeting is on March 15th. Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: deonchan on February 10, 2009, 10:33:46 AM
you said Hydra (or i thought 3 headed hydra) me and my active imagination...

so I figured it would be you, Bald mike and big mike

unless Steve counts, but I'd picture Steve as the Robot Riding the 3 headed Hydra. :P

and then I'd see Eric, holding onto some type of chain being dragged from behind...

holding a huge basket of Curlies. ... O_O whatever the heck those are.


BWHAHAHAHAHA! Can we get an artists rendition of that?!  :P Lord knows I'd pay for it to!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Long on February 10, 2009, 12:21:32 PM
Oh. I see the e-mail now. It was hiding. D:

Gmail and its weird message nesting. xP
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Zog on February 19, 2009, 11:15:50 AM
Hay- it's been a long little while hasn't it?

Meeting on the 15th of march, ya?  I will be there.  BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!   

GYAAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!

THE BARBARIAN RETURNS!!!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on February 19, 2009, 12:54:53 PM
Yay Zog!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Touya no Miko on March 05, 2009, 06:41:01 PM
Whatsup! I want to know if there are any positions still available for rover, since I don't think I'll be able to be part of the maid cafe this year. I'm pretty much past 18.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on March 06, 2009, 08:41:10 AM
Whatsup! I want to know if there are any positions still available for rover, since I don't think I'll be able to be part of the maid cafe this year. I'm pretty much past 18.

Pretty much? um the policy per Con Ops says you have to be 18, by the date of the Con.

We should be having another meeting soon. I think on March 15th.

Yo Steve.Young or other Rover's head(s) ! could you pass a PM to the newbie and give them the details where/when to meet?

You should be getting some info [eventually] for your interests. Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: AngelWings on March 22, 2009, 07:54:15 PM
Hi I pmed already, but I figured that this would ensure that I got whatever info was available since all of you experienced people seem to be lurking on the forums. I'm 19 so the age restriction is a non-issue, but I was wondering if it's too late to join SOS? And what kind of time commitment I'd be making? I don't mind spending 6-8 hours a day working at con especially if it's grave yard or early morning, but I'd like to have an idea of what I'm getting myself into.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: nanashirt on April 10, 2009, 09:09:53 PM
Hi, I was just wondering if there is still room for another "rover".  I'm interested in becoming a staff this year at Fanime and I just got the journal on dA saying that there are still spots open for staff and volunteers. 

Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: deonchan on April 10, 2009, 11:31:35 PM
please send an email to rovers@fanime.com
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: nanashirt on April 11, 2009, 05:23:31 PM
please send an email to rovers@fanime.com

ah thank you very much. =3
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Lizchan33 on May 08, 2009, 04:38:45 AM
I hope everyone is reliable this year.... last year I ended up working at all the peak hours and working when other people 'couldn't be found'.....
It was great fun working so much ^_____^
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Steve.Young on May 08, 2009, 11:07:33 AM
Yea, I hope so too. But this training program we implemented as well as all the documented records make it hard to pick up a staff badge and not work your assigned shifts.
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Jerry on May 08, 2009, 12:25:41 PM
we have enough details on all our staff this year, and u guys should review the data AFTER fanime to basically say yes or no on the return for 2010.

lets just hope we keep the complaints down about rovers in on going years. :P
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: deonchan on May 27, 2009, 12:47:02 PM
Hey Steve,

wanna lock this one and open up 2k10?
Title: Re: Looking for SOS/Rover staff for 2009!
Post by: Dagger-6 on May 27, 2009, 12:49:10 PM
In before lock!