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Volunteers make any World Science Fiction Convention happen - and Nippon 2007 is no exception. Whatever your talents and experience, you can find a spot to make a contribution while having a wonderful time. And it's a great way to make new friends!
Volunteers in Registration, Operations, and Information (and pretty much everywhere else!) get to meet authors, artists, editors, and countless fellow fans. Masquerade volunteers see those amazing costumes up close, and help their talented creators put them on. Art Show volunteers see gorgeous artwork and talk to the artists who brought the ideas to life.
Every volunteer shares in the excitement of making this truly amazing event happen. You won't need any special knowledge for most convention work, and where you do, we'll help you learn. Helping at conventions can mean everything from putting out flyers and posters or newsletters for everyone to see, to coordinating an activity.
As the first Worldcon in Japan, Nippon 2007 has some unique challenges and opportunities. Very few of our Western Members speak Japanese, and while many Japanese fans have studied English, not many are fluent in the language. Science Fiction is Nippon 2007's common language. Our Eastern and Western Members will work in tandem as volunteer partners. (Think of it as a wonderful learning experience!)
To join us in the fun, complete the Volunteer form.
Nippon in 2007 Volunteers
Volunteer Desk and Volunteer LoungeThe Worldcon runs on volunteer labor, and the Volunteer Desk in the Conference Center (2F) is Command Central. It opens 9 am every day, and closes 8 pm Thursday and Saturday, 7 pm Friday, Sunday, and Monday.
Volunteers get to hang around in the Volunteer Lounge on the 3rd floor of the Conference Center, waiting for urgent calls for help. You can also sign up for shifts in various departments in the Lounge.
We also hope to thank volunteers with some exclusive perks - T-shirts, prizes, reserved seating at some of our larger events for those who are working right before the event, a staff-only party, etc. If you would like to sponsor the Gofer Hole or donate something to the Perks Pool, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or just send us the information.
Worldcons are entirely organized and staffed by volunteers. The Worldcon depends upon the help of many attendees who volunteer some of their time and skills.
Worldcon registration opens on Wednesday, August 29th. Early-comers can finish the formalities the day before the Worldcon begins (and help with the set-up). Some wonderful people also stay longer and help with tear down and the cleaning up the day after the convention is over.
During the convention, many volunteers are needed. In order to encourage this kind of friendly volunteering, the convention committee has set up a Volunteer Lounge (Gofer Hole). It is customary to give prizes or gifts to the volunteers. Nippon 2007 will also follow this Worldcon tradition, and we have various presents ready.
First, each volunteer gets a chance to win a little prize upon registering as a volunteer; it is possible for anyone to win.
Volunteers who help for more than three hours are eligible for the following presents: