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 favours the brave... join us in helping to make 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, etc.
Remember you have to be signed up and paid up for the convention before signing up as a gopher.
Fields denoted with an asterisk are mandatory.
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 2016 Gophers - Terms & Conditions
Please note: To be a Gopher, you must be a fully paid member of AmeCon 2016. If you haven't registered for AmeCon 2016, or if you are on the waiting list, you cannot apply to be a gopher until you have a place at AmeCon 2016. 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 2016 and must be available to help over the weekend, subject to any exceptions 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 2016, 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.
Terms and Conditions may change over time, however successful gophers will be notified.
I agree to the terms above *