What is AmeCon?
AmeCon is the UK's largest residential convention dedicated to the celebration of Japanese Animation and Comics, and the community that these media bring together. We try to be a little bit country, and a little bit rock'n'roll - well, maybe a lot rock'n'roll, but that's beside the point.
The weekend-long timetable is chock-full of attendee-run events providing new insights, or alternative viewpoints, on a variety of related subjects. Either way, they are a great way to meet likeminded people who love the same things you do.
Our infamous nightly parties provide ample opportunity to kick back and get your groove on with friends, old and new. Folks coming to AmeCon might only see each other once or twice a year, so we do everything we can to make it a weekend to remember!
Above all else, AmeCon is an event that is run by fans, for fans, and would be nothing without the fans. Every penny AmeCon receives goes into making the event that bit more special for the hundreds of attendees who return year on year. If you want to know more about AmeCon, have a poke about the site or the forum, or drop us an email!
Gophers - Your convention needs you
Gophers are convention goers like you, people who Volunteer to help out with the running of the convention. They are vital at the convention and their help during the weekend is both welcomed and rewarded. If you fancy lending a hand, then complete the form below..
Fortune favors the brave.... join us in helping the action, happen.
By becoming a Gopher, you'll be asked to do certain tasks by the committee, ranging from helping out in video rooms to helping the committee with technical and physical tasks, e.g. testing equipment and carrying boxes. The rewards are many, a Gopher badge, Treats and a special end-of-convention gopher party.
To help us staff the events fully please include in your application what kinds of event you would like to gopher. e.g. Video rooms , Cosplay events, workshops and panels and so on.
Remember you have to be signed up and paid up for the convention before signing up as a gopher
Email Address *
Date of Birth *
Badge Name *
Forum Name *
Interested In Gophering
Please state what and when you're interested in gophering, e.g. all weekend apart from the masquerade due to taking part.
Previous Gophering Experience
Please state any previous gophering experience, including which conventions and the roles you undertook.
Other Specialised Skills
Please state any additional skills that you may have that may be useful, e.g. first aid training, experience with A/V equipment.
Health Related Issues
Please state any health related issues which may interfere with your ability to gopher
AmeCon 2012 Gophers - Terms & Conditions
Please note: To be a Gopher, you must be a fully paid member of AmeCon 2010. If you haven't registered for AmeCon 2012, or if you are on the waiting list, you cannot apply to be a gopher until you have a place at AmeCon 2012. All applications will be reviewed and you will be emailed if successfully chosen.
As a Gopher, you will be required to help with the running of the convention through means of different tasks.
Applicants must be a confirmed member of AmeCon 2012 and must be available to help over the weekend, subject to exception submitted in your application form.
Successful applicants will be assigned the position of gopher starting from when they have been successful up until the end of the convention, with exception of dismissal..
Tasks will be assigned based on the details you have submitted to us and information provided to us when you signed up to AmeCon 2012, including health issues.
If a Gopher is discovered to be abusing their position or is not performing their duties to a satisfactory level, they will be either reassigned or dismissed as a gopher. Serious cases may result in being removed from the convention In addition to the task on the day.
Gophers will have access to a special gopher-only section of the AmeCon Convention Discussion Board. This section is used for gophers and committee to discuss issues with regards to the convention that are related to gophering. Gophers are not allowed to discuss any and all issues mentioned in the gopher forums to anyone other than a member of the committee or another gopher in private. Any Gophers discovered to have discussed private information to anyone outside of the committee or Gophers will be subject to review which may result in their position being revoked.
In addition, gophers have no additional powers on the forum, therefore gophers attempting to moderate the board will be either warned or subject to review.
Terms and Conditions may change over time, however successful gophers will be notified.
I agree to the terms above *