Minicon 49 Volunteering

Help us to help you have an amazing weekend.


Minicon is totally volunteer run. We're a convention of equals: even the hardest working members of the concom (convention committee) pay for their memberships, just like you. Please help out! You could do as little as refilling a bowl of chips or as much as staffing a department for a day.

Before the con

Contact our volunteers head, Eric Forste, at Let him know if you have big goals or if you'd just like to register your intent to help. Consider attending a concom meeting. Meetings are open and informal; we'd love to have you, even if you just want to watch. The next one is Saturday March 1 (see below), followed by Sunday March 23 and Saturday April 5. The details of these are yet to be determined. They will be fully announced in the Einblatt, on the Minicon Facebook page, and on the Minicon LiveJournal.

Another way to meet us is at the bimonthly Mnstf parties, announced in the Einblatt and at The next one is a Pool Party on Sat March 1 starting at 2pm and going into the night at the DoubleTree where Minicon is held (find us near the pool). We will have a concom meeting at the Pool Party, starting at 2pm. (The party will continue long after the meeting is over!)

At the con

Arrive Thursday mid-afternoon if you can. We'll be setting up the art show, making signs, assembling the consuite/bar, collating registration material and doing anything else that needs doing. During normal con hours, look for a volunteer signup sheet on the registration table, but also offer to help as you see a need. Most volunteering is informal — no need to sign up ahead of time. Remember that we have no paid staff, we're all in this together!

After the con

Attend our post-mortem meeting and party to give feedback on how things went and to find out how to get involved for next year's Minicon. We're always looking for people to be apprentice department heads!