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:
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.
You 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.
Guardians 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.
You 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.
If 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!
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
Go forth and apply...and may the odds be ever in your favor.
*Photo by @WomanFriday
1 year ago