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  1. Recruitment Ideas

    Hi all, Here's some of the ideas that got mentioned at last week's meeting for possible Recruitment Events. These are all very early stages and we're looking for help to turn them into a success. 1) Halloween Event. We have lots of cosplayers in our Guild and costumes + candy is always a good time. If we can organize and advertise for a Halloween party I think we'd be able to draw lots of people in. If you know of events in the area maybe you can reach out to them about working with us. 2) Mario Odyssey Midnight Release event(s). This releases Oct 27th at 12:01AM which is just 1 week and 1 day before the Marathon! What better time to get people hyped up. Hey, you want to spend 24 hours playing this and other Switch games?, Sign up! Share other ideas or help flesh these ones out.
  2. Hey everybody! My name is Drew, and I'm with the Baltimore Guild. We have a table confirmed for Otakon and since it's in DC this year, I thought I would reach out and see if anyone would be able to help us staff the table. Otakon is one of the busiest recruitment events of the year for us, so any help you can give would be greatly appreciated! If you're able to help at all, please let us know on our official calendar event: Thanks! ~ Drew
  3. DreamHack 2017

    DREAMHACK 2017 Extra Life Atlanta Guild will be at DreamHack 2017 this year! Another record setting event for the Atlanta Guild is set for July 21-23. This sweet gaming event will have tournament players flying in from all over the globe! Extra Life will be there to recruit and also to actively accept donations. Those who volunteer to work a shift (no more than 5 hours max per shift), will receive a free same-day general admissions badge to the event so that you can experience DreamHack 2017 in person! Atlanta Guild will also have access to discounted ticket prices on 3-day passes & BYOC passes! The event features world class esports events, DreamExpo, cosplay and a celebration of all things Internet. Extra Life Atlanta Guild will have a 10' x 10' booth for this event. If you are interest in volunteering, please click the link below to access the sign up sheet. Please fill in as much info as possible so we have a way to contact you during the event. Also, this is a first come first served event, and we have a limited number of passes available (4/day), so if you are interested you should sign up sooner rather than later! I will be onsite throughout the event, and I look forward to working with everyone. Let's set the bar high for our first year at DreamHack!!! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/116mavUSrzf5VRW9iL9iam1wUSews4CzhyAIjU63Pf0o/edit#gid=346321245
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    The Extra Life Atlanta Guild has a booth at this years DreamHack Atlanta! We are very excited to attend this event and get some great exposure for Extra Life. It is a large LAN Fest combined with tournament play and international attendance, so yeah it is HUGE! The Georgia World Congress Center is large enough to contain this event, located at 285 Andrew Young Int Blvd NW, Atlanta. The event opens this weekend July 21st - 23rd; at 10 am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Friday and Saturday the event is open until midnight! On Sunday the event winds down by 6 pm! The Extra Life Atlanta guild is still looking for a few volunteers to help out at the booth, so if your interested here is a link to the Event Check out the DreamHack Atlanta 2017 link below it your curious about the event! https://atlanta.dreamhack.com/17/
  5. It's that time of year again!! MomoCon 2016 was one of the best recruitment events we've had in the history of the Atlanta Guild, and this year is going to be even better!! For the first time not only will we be recruiting new members at the event, but we will also be actively taking donations at the event, a much requested change from last year. As before, those who volunteer to work a shift (no more than 5 hours max per shift), will receive a free full 4-day badge to the event so that you can experience all the Con has to offer when you are not manning the Extra Life booth. That includes access to all areas of the event including: Gaming Hall, Expo Hall, Main and sub stages, panels, classes and much more!! The only extra cost is for lodging, meals, souvenirs, and the Final Fantasy Orchestra concert. Another big change for this year, rather than just a table in the general organizations area, we are now part of the official MomoCon Charity Row section, complete with our own 10' x 10' booth!! We've got some great plans for the space, and I will be sharing those as we get closer to the event. If you are interest in volunteering, please click the link below to access the sign up sheet. Please fill in as much info as possible so we have a way to contact you during the event. Also, this is a first come first served event, and we have a limited number of passes available (16), so if you are interested you should sign up sooner rather than later! I will be onsite again throughout the event, and I look forward to working with everyone. Let's make this year's event the best yet!!! Volunteer Sign Up Page: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/116mavUSrzf5VRW9iL9iam1wUSews4CzhyAIjU63Pf0o/edit?usp=sharing
  6. RavenCon 2017

    RavenCon 12 is April 28-30th at the DoubleTree in Williamsburg, VA. This year we have 3 badges available to those willing to offer some time to work the Extra-Life table. This is a great recruitment opportunity. There's lots of gamers in the community that attend this convention and need to hear about Extra-Life. The badges will go to the first 3 people who offer to work the table for at least 4 hours during the convention. They can be split into two chunks of two hours if preferred. More would be greatly appreciated but make sure to enjoy yourself at the convention as well. The hours that need coverage are listed below, so claim whatever time you can. First come, first serve. Friday: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. We're looking to maximize coverage so please try to minimize overlap when scheduling time. Already headed to RavenCon and can't do 4 hours? You're still welcome to spend some time at the table and help out. Reply to this thread (or to the e-mail coming soon) if you're looking to cover any table time so we can give you the details you need about materials and badges. Lastly, thanks to Jillian for helping us get this table.
  7. Final Round 20

    Hello Atlanta Guild! Welcome to 2017 and our first event of the year will be with Final Round 20 March 10th-12th. Final Round is a gaming tournament with participants from all over the world meeting here in Atlanta for a chance at prize money and bragin' rights! This is a three day event filled with action and ladder style game play with such titles as: Street Fighter V (PS4), Super Smash Bros. (WiiU), Ultimate Marvel v.s Capcom 3 (PS4), and King of Fighters 14 (PS4) just to name a few, check out the link above to see the complete list of Official Games for the tournament line up. FR20 has 889 registered participants this year for both team and individual game play so this will make for some intense tournaments! Extra Life Atlanta Guild will have a table in the Vendor Area and 6 spectator badges for the weekend. I would like to see Volunteers donate 2-4 hours of their time at the table while at the event but then your free to take in the sites. Here is a list of times that will need to be covered. Friday. March 10th: Noon - 8 pm - Kent Huffman 12 pm - 4 pm, Saturday March 11th: Noon - 8 pm - Sunday March 12: Noon - 4 pm - Again the spectator badges are covered the table is covered, the only out of pocket expense will be for parking and food & beverages. This event is at the Georgia International Convention Center near the Airport (College Park) at 2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta, GA 30337, USA. Parking is 10$/day or 24$/weekend (Fri - Sun). There will be food vendors on site for you eating and drinking enjoyment so bring some cash for nourishment! With that said, please reply to this topic if your interested in volunteering for Final Round 20 with the day/s and time/s you are available to be at the table!
  8. http://skillet.lifehacker.com/sneaky-philanthropy-dinner-parties-turn-a-night-with-1793167164 I saw this article today and thought it might be a good way to recruit as well as fund raise. The basic gist is you have a dinner party and ask that people contribute towards Extra Life what they would have spent going out to dinner. Throw in some before or after dinner board games and it might work well for recruitment as well. Has anyone here ever tried anything like this?
  9. Hello everyone! Our hospital advisors have asked us for ideas for giveaways (all would be customized with logos). They would like to order some for us to have at events as incentives for signing up and to help spread the word. We discussed some ideas at our meeting last night, but I wanted to put this out there to the community to see if anyone else had any ideas of things that worked/didn't work. Our ideas were: USB wall/car chargers Custom dice / dice bags (our friends at The Malted Meeple got info for us about dice) Foam swords (this one was popular at a local KidsFest event) Lanyards Buttons In the past, we've had: Foam boomerangs Pencils (not terribly popular, but cheap) Pens Color-changing cups (temperature) Folding phone stands Keychains
  10. Hey all - I've been working on a little handout that can act as a quick start guide for anyone who has just signed up for Extra Life. It's a compact little guide with great input from some of our most active and dedicated members. It can be printed as a one-sided full page, or front and back of a page to create two long-ways half sheet that can be folded in half for a quarter sheet size. Feel free to use it whenever you recruit! @DJThunderstix @LeaveIt2Beaver, feel free to review and offer suggestions. Special thanks to everyone who provided quotes! EL Players Guide - Print front&back for 2copies.pdf
  11. 2017 Recruitment Events

    Here's a thread for recruiting events. Link to any upcoming cons or events you know that'll be good for recruiting people. Here are three we've been to before: HavenCon - April 28 - 30 Anime Austin - June 16 - 18 Staple - Dates TBA. This is being shifted to later in the year. And of course you have RTX. International Tabletop Day and International Sailor Moon Day are two others we could probably use. Anyone have other ideas?
  12. The Office of Student Life at Stark State College would like to extend an invitation for Extra Life to join us at the Stark State College Activities & Services Student Fair on Thursday, February 23, from 11:00 am-2:00 pm in Room M100 (Business & Entrepreneurial Center Atrium). New and returning students will be navigating through this fair to become educated on internal and external resources they can utilize to be successful college students. As in the past, we will have many different clubs/organizations and on campus service-oriented departments represented, as well as a number of community and outside service organizations. Looking forward to hearing from you soon! --Thank you Brittany for attending this event for us!
  13. Recruitment Opportunities

    I figured i might as well create a thread where people can post places or events where we might be able to recruit people. I'll start listing things later.
  14. Motorama

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    THE NATION’S LARGEST ALL INDOOR MOTORSPORTS EVENT FEATURING 1 MILLION SQ FEET OF ACTION. PA Farm Show Complex (map) 2300 N. Cameron St Harrisburg, PA 17110 FEBRUARY 18th & 19th 2017 SATURDAY 9AM-10PM SUNDAY 9AM-5PM This year will be VERY different as we're going to be in the MAIN HALL (Macclay St entrance) with CMN in their mega booth. We'll also have the option to pull in some of their support (if needed) for recruiting. I'd really really love to see some new faces sign up for this event, even if it's only a few hours here and there. Details are still in the works for parking and such, but rest assured as soon as I have it, I'll be posting it here!
  15. Motorama 2017

    THE NATION’S LARGEST ALL INDOOR MOTORSPORTS EVENT FEATURING 1 MILLION SQ FEET OF ACTION. PA Farm Show Complex (map) 2300 N. Cameron St Harrisburg, PA 17110 FEBRUARY 18th & 19th 2017 SATURDAY 9AM-10PM SUNDAY 9AM-5PM This year will be VERY different as we're going to be in the MAIN HALL (Macclay St entrance) with CMN in their mega booth. We'll also have the option to pull in some of their support (if needed) for recruiting. I'd really really love to see some new faces sign up for this event, even if it's only a few hours here and there. Details are still in the works for parking and such, but rest assured as soon as I have it, I'll be posting it here!
  16. Free Comic Book Day

    I figured I would post free comic book day up here. It's a rather large event that is held at most comic book stores and could be great for recruitment.
  17. Free Comic Book Day

    We had mentioned at the last meeting that free comic book day is coming up on May 7th. If you are interested in finding a store near you that participates, you can find it on their site here http://www.freecomicbookday.com/StoreLocator. This should be a great opportunity to go out and recruit some new people. I know from past years that if you get to the stores right around open there has typically been a good immediate rush. If we have something to hand out to people or if you want to try recruiting people you shouldn't need to stay there very long. I'm going to try talking to off the wagon in Kent about maybe being able to put up a sign and talk to people about joining.
  18. Otronicon: Interactive Technology Expo

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    The Orlando Guild will have a table at Otronicon: Interactive Technology Expo Friday, Jan 13th through Monday, Jan 16th! Stop by and say hi while you check out all of the interesting tech gadgets and interactive projects on display at the convention. Our table will be in the rotunda on the third level, hope to see you there!
  19. Call for Volunteers: Con on the Cobb

    The Akron Extra Life Guild is hosting a recruitment booth for Con on the Cobb, located at the Days Inn Richfield, 4742 Brecksville Road, Richfield 44286. Parking is available on site. We need people to man the booth, register interested gamers, pass out flyers & answer questions about Extra Life. See schedule & openings below. Please reply to this thread with your name, the date(s) you would like to sign up, and the shift(s) you can cover. We can be flexible with shift times, just let us know what you need. Thank you! For details about Con on the Cobb: http://cononthecob.com/schedule/ Thursday November 10 10:00 - 2:00 pm (Setup) @CAWZY 2:00 - 6:00 pm @CAWZY Friday November 11 10:00 - 2:00 pm @CAWZY 2:00 - 6:00 pm @CAWZY Saturday November 12 10:00 - 2:00 pm @CAWZY @nmiesmer & Phil 2:00 - 6:00 pm @CAWZY @gvelive Sunday November 13 10:00 - 1:30 pm @CAWZY @nmiesmer 1:30 - 5:00 pm @CAWZY @nmiesmer
  20. 2016 Recruitment Events

    Hey Austin Guild Members, We're only a little more than half way through 2016, and it's already been quite a year! So far we've recruited over 380 Extra Life participants, 257 of which will be playing for Dell Children's on game day! And we're definitely not done yet If you can help out with any of our upcoming events (listed below), head on over to our Master Volunteer Schedule and stick your name next to a time slot to volunteer for an event shift. And be sure to keep an eye out on the calendar and forums. We'll be posting even more about our monthly guild meetings, awesome events, volunteer opportunities, and Extra Life official game day as the year marches on! Thank you all so much for your hard work and dedication. Keep up the great work!!! Upcoming Scheduled Events in 2016 Classic Game Fest - July 30-31 - Sign up to help! Prospective Upcoming Events in 2016 Austin Wizard World Comic Con - Sept. 23 - 25 IkkiCon - Dec. 30 - Jan. 1 Past Events Breakdown for 2016 Staple! - recruitment numbers unknown HavenCon - recruitment numbers unknown Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddess - 4 participants recruited RTX - 363 participants recruited & $655 raised using the dip jars RWBY Screening - 13 participants recruited Volunteer Guidelines To make sure you're 100% effective during a recruitment event, there are a few things we want you to know about before volunteering for a booth: Be familiar with Extra Life's mission, history, and modus operandi. Please familiarize yourself with the Talking Points and 30 Second Elevator pitch. Please read the About Extra Life page and watch Victoria Enmon's Story. Read the Welcome to the Extra Life Austin Guild thread so you know a little bit about the Austin Guild. Read Section III: Attending Events in the Guild Program Handbook. Please wear an Extra Life branded shirt. The Guild can provide you with one of our Guild Logo T-shirts, or you can wear a Platinum level shirt from previous years. Make sure to let a Guild officer know if you need a shirt.
  21. Holiday Matsuri

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    Holiday Matsuri 2016 is a festive holiday convention held every year in Orlando, FL! This year, the convention will be at the glorious Orlando World Center Marriot, from December 16-18! Last year, the Orlando Guild was invited to table at Holiday Matsuri, and we were even the benefactors of their benefit ball where we raised over $2,000! This year should be even better as attendance is expected to increase, which will help with sign-ups AND the benefit ball fundraiser. Info: This will be updated as more information arrives, but as of right now, this is what we know. Two tables Vendor Hall Gaming Room Benefit Ball All proceeds donated to Extra Life Orlando Guild We are looking for any and all volunteers, so if you're interested, please let this be know. We can't wait for this event, and we look forward to making a great impact for the kids!
  22. Clermont Comic Con

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    The Extra Life Orlando Guild will have a table for recruitment purposes at Clermont Comic Con. Any volunteers are welcome, so come out and represent the Guild and have some fun in the process! When: November 20, 2016 Where: Clermont Performing Arts Center Time: 10am - 5pm
  23. Orlando iX

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    We're going to be recruiting at Orlando iX this weekend, Oct 15th & 16th, at the Orange County Convention Center. If you're going to be at the convention, come by our table in the community area and say hi! We'll be there spreading the word about Extra Life and having a good time.
  24. Albany Guild People! I am putting out a call for Volunteers to help staff our booth at Chase Con! Chase Con is Saratoga's Comic Con and this year we will be there in full force! We just need your help! What do you have to do? Spread the love of Extra Life, and get people signed up for the big Game Day on Nov 5. We are not looking for a full day commitment either, just as much time as you are able to spend. We also give our volunteers time to check out the con as well... so there is that. We are looking for Volunteers to help us staff the booth. If you are free, and would like to help, leave a comment below.
  25. Hello Guild - IT'S ANIME TIME!, http://awa-con.com/ Do you have your AWA tickets purchased already? COOL and congrats, if so would you be willing to spend a few hours of your Con at the club table (for Extra Life) to encourage other Con-goers about Extra Life, CHOA and the great team up to help the kids across the nation! Your time is important and I am sure you have a few stories you could share with other Anime fans. No ticket purchased yet! Well to be at the club table you will need a ticket* and there are some 4 day, 2 day, and one day (Sunday only) available; if you want to help inform the masses of our cool Marathon Event (Extra Life) and those awesome kids are supporting (CHOA)! here is a link to the ticket purchase prices; http://awa-con.com/registration/attending/walk-in-registration/ This is another great recruitment opportunity for the Guild to get some face time with the public and get some Anime fans signed up for Extra Life. I am sure to some of you guildies this Con is your Geek fest so why not have some fun at the Con and then share your experience by manning the club table! Anime Weekend Atlanta is a great convention if your into Anime (American and Japanese) along with gaming! They have several guest speakers from your favorite anime voice actors. http://awa-con.com/information/ and http://awa-con.com/events/ if you want to check out the guest list! We will have access to a club table which means we are given the opportunity to talk about Extra Life to the Con goers and get registers for our sweet cause. We can not sell items or gather donations for Exta Life. Please lend your support by signing up to cover some of the hours listed below. Location: AWA-Con takes place at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel & Cobb Galleria at 2450 Galleria Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339 We have a list of times for coverage with the table and we will need to have at least one volunteer at the table: we can definitly accomodate doubling up if you want your friend, spouse, or relative to be present with you at the table! Friday 4 pm – 8pm (4pm - 6pm & 6pm - 8pm; or 4pm - 8pm) Sat 11am – 6pm (11am - 1pm, 1pm - 3pm, 3pm - 5pm; or 11am - 3pm, 3pm - 6pm) Sun 11am – 2pm (11am - 1pm; or 11am - 2pm) I am hoping for either a 2 hr or 4 hr volunteer coverage, you tell me what time and day fits your schedule and I will work my magic. *Remember you will need to purchase a ticket to be a the club table for this convention!