We're gettin' There

1 year ago

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I'm typing this up at 1:30am pacific time Friday morning.
By the time the sun comes up. there's a good chance that RTX 2014 Guardian applications will be live!

EDIT Here be the link : 2014 Guardian Applications

Some important things to consider if you're thinking of applying to be a Guardian:

smiley9.gif Volunteering for RTX is hard work.
Lots of standing and walking (There were a few Guardians who wore pedometers all weekend), sometimes your job changes, and sometimes things don't go according to plan. You have to be open to change, cool with a crowd, and able to stand/walk for hours.

smiley9.gifYou are willing to be a Guardian first and a fan second.
That's not a close second. You're applying to work all weekend. You most likely will not have a chance to hang out with Staff/Crew. You will not be shuffled to the front of the line to get Ray or Joel's autographs. You will be manning those lines. You will be supporting Staff/Crew. You will be making sure that event is running smoothly!
It seems harsh (and it is NOT meant to be harsh), if you'd rather wait in lines for autographs and see all of the panels...then I suggest you buy a ticket and be an attendee. It's not an ultimatum, it's sound advice. smiley12.gif

smiley9.gifGuardians are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and food
This is strictly a volunteer gig. You get a shirt and a badge and our undying gratitude.

smiley9.gifYou will be representing Rooster Teeth and the Rooster Teeth Community
HOW FLIPPIN' COOL IS THAT?
It also means that you'll need to be patient, kind, attentive, and willing to work with a huge team.

smiley9.gifIf you are selected to be a Guardian, we will strive to give you all the information we possible can to prepare you for an intense weekend
We will have many tinychats, useful documents, and pre-convention meetings. They will not be all mandatory, but they will all be incredibly helpful (and all saved to be viewed later)

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Feel free to ask me anything about what a Guardian is and what you can expect from the experience! smiley12.gif

Being a Guardian is a hell of a job that everyone appreciates. You'll hear it a lot and it is always the truth: We can't have RTX without Guardians...and we love you smiley12.gif

Go forth and apply...and may the odds be ever in your favor.

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*Photo by @WomanFriday

Comments (63)

  • karakatad

    karakatad

    1 year ago

    I'm way too excited for this!

    When do you think they'll start sending out acceptance emails? I really would like to be a Guardian and I'm not sure if I put enough info in my application... smiley2.gif

    Also, I would like to help a few days ahead (July 1-3) and I'd need to book accommodations accordingly. smiley0.gif

    • karakatad

      karakatad

      1 year ago

      Aww~ I thought maybe I could help out a few days before if they need people. smiley0.gif

      Also I'm so antsy about things. I just wanna be a guardian~~ smiley12.gif

    • MrArcys

      MrArcys Extra Life

      1 year ago

      Other than stuffing swag bags, there's not much to do that many days before RTX.

      Of course that doesn't mean you can't explore Austin! smiley13.gif

  • ChaiTea

    ChaiTea

    1 year ago

    Just applied to be a guardian! Who would like to share a hotel/motel? or let me up on their couch for a reasonable cost?

  • Erazan

    Erazan

    1 year ago

    What do the different sections entail? Stuff like Center Stage and Exhibitor Services? Also is volunteering for panels like doing line management for panels? Those are the only ones that seem kind of vague.

    • MrArcys

      MrArcys Extra Life

      1 year ago

      Center Stage sets up gameplay events including signing up attendees.
      Exhibitor Services are in charge of making sure all the Exhibitors have their needs taken care of.
      Panels is in charge of the panel area on the fourth floor, making sure panels start on time, coordinating attendee load in/out, and staffing the Q&A mics.

  • DJBlackshado

    DJBlackshado

    1 year ago

    Sent in my application earlier today! Going to be my first time as a guardian if I'm accepted, I can't wait! smiley0.gif

  • Red420

    Red420 Guardian *3

    1 year ago

    Looking forward to helping out again.

  • SailorGirl81

    SailorGirl81

    1 year ago

    Great post!
    So are you and SirNarvy head Guardians again this year? (please say yes!)

  • ragingterror

    ragingterror

    1 year ago

    Great. I can finally request the necessary time off from work. Should be easy enough; no one else has claimed that weekend yet.

    MY BODY IS READY

    ..... and now so is my computer. More to come on that soon. smiley0.gif

  • Felix

    Felix

    1 year ago

    I Just applied for Full Time Guardian preferably Security. But if selected...I'm bringing my equipment and gathering other Guardians for a Podcast!!! (With tasty adult beverages for those of legal drinking age

  • erich

    erich

    1 year ago

    Got my application in. My short answers ended up turning into essays. My bad. Also, when will Guardians selected? Since tickets go on sale next Friday.

    • erich

      erich

      1 year ago

      I figured as much, but wanted to ask just to be sure.

    • MrArcys

      MrArcys Extra Life

      1 year ago

      Guardians should be selected before tickets sell out.

  • FreelancerHI

    FreelancerHI

    1 year ago

    What are the hours typically like for the average guardian?

    • MrArcys

      MrArcys Extra Life

      1 year ago

      Wow... worded much better than I ever could. They should put you in charge or something.

    • SailorTweek

      SailorTweek Queen of Coffee

      1 year ago

      It used to be open-to-close 10-12 hour shifts. We've given the option of 6 hours shifts this year. Most people end up going all 12 hours because they enjoy being a Guardian :)

    • MrArcys

      MrArcys Extra Life

      1 year ago

      You can pick either full day or half day.