AnomalyCon is welcoming offers of volunteer help for staff roles throughout the organization.
AnomalyCon is an established Science Fiction, Steampunk and Alternate History convention in the Denver metro area, occurring the last weekend of March each year, with 1500 attendees in 2015.
In 2016 we have two new programs:
– A Sponsored Pass program to lower the barrier to attendance for financially challenged individuals by providing free passes
– A “Mini(on) Con” – Single day convention-before-the-convention with panel discussions and presentations, science experiments, LEGO, robots, rockets, art and writing workshops all geared for students ages 5-18, completely free to the public.
We are seeking to expand our audience and promote inclusion of traditionally under-represented populations (visibly marginalized, etc.), and so we are seeking Diversity Counsel members, especially non-white fans (Fans of Color).
We have the following positions open due to lateral transfers. This means that volunteers taking on these roles may have access to institutional knowledge:
Volunteer Staff Coordinator, Media Marketing Director, Vendor Liaison, and Contest Director.
We are also seeking volunteers for new roles:
We are seeking a Director of Diversity Oversight, whose responsibility will be to review programming descriptions, plans and schedule for sensitivity and structure conducive to community growth and outreach.
In addition, we need a Sponsored Pass coordinator to assist the Registration Director and a Mini(on)Con Lieutenant to act a second director (to report directly to the Chairwoman) as oversight for the student-oriented activities.
Expectations are unique to each role, but for each position most interaction would be performed via email, so volunteers do not have to be located in Denver. Volunteers are expected to participate in the convention itself (volunteer gifts and freebies include food during the event, tshirt and other items), and local volunteers may be eligible to have their cost of participation in other Denver-area events and conventions covered by AnomalyCon in exchange for fan table service. Those applying should have interest in one or more of the following: science fiction, fantasy, Steampunk, urban fantasy, horror, history, alternate history, science, robotics.
Specific to AnomalyCon 2016, we are seeking panelists with experience in topics relating to marginalized groups during the Industrial Revolution era—(For example, Chinese workers on the Transcontinental Railroad), the industrialization of countries along the Silk Road route from the perspective of those cultures, etc.
For additional details and to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org and direct your inquiry to Kronda Seibert.