It takes a lot of work to put on a convention like
BayCon. Many people contribute to our success with their work both
convention and throughout the year. Although BayCon is located in Santa
Clara, our volunteers come from all over the west coast. There are two
ways that you can volunteer to get involved in BayCon.
Gophers help keep the convention going by helping with a
tasks, from checking badges on the party floor, to helping set-up
rooms. Gophers who work a minimum of 18 hours during the convention may
receive a refund of their membership or a membership for the following
year. Gophers also have access to a crash room and can spend time in
the Gopher Hole, when not on duty. Gophers must be at least 13 years of
age by the beginning of BayCon.
Most gophers put in their hours around the weekend of
If you don't want to miss any of the convention events, never fear, we
can still use your help during set up and tear down on the days
immediately before or after BayCon proper. Don't be worried if you have
physical limitations, we will find a way to put you to work. Also, some
gophers are needed throughout the year to help distribute flyers and
for other publicity events.
For more information on volunteering to be a gopher
BayCon staff members have assigned jobs in their
staff positions include working during the convention, although there
are a few positions that require only pre-convention work. Staff
members are required to work 30 hours over the course of the convention
weekend and in exchange receive a membership badge and partial room
If you are interested in volunteering for a staff
position e-mail the department that interests you or email@example.com to inquire about
getting involved. Or come to a staff meeting, which are all open to the
public, and talk to your prospective department head.
Staff Meeting Dates
Staff meetings begin at 1:00 PM and are held at the
Hyatt in Santa Clara unless otherwise noted. The hotel
is located at 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa
Clara, California, 95054.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011 (Staff Barbeque - off-site)
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011 11:00 am - Final BayCon 2011 Staff Meeting
Open Staff Positions
We are looking for a number of qualified staff people.
Keep checking back here to see what staff positions are available.
IT Group: BayCon is looking for people to assist with
technology projects. Please send your experience, interests,
and qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org.