EDIT and UPDATED: 9:40am PST Thursday Jan 5
Emails have been sent.
The only question on everyone's mind is: WHEN DO GUARDIAN EMAILS GO OUT?
Sometime this week. Before the tickets go on sale Jan 9th.
An announcement will be made when the emails go out. I'll mention it here and on Twitter.
When that announcement is made: Be sure to check your email thoroughly. The email will come from a Rooster Teeth email address. Check your spam filters. Check all of those wonky gmail tags. If you do not receive an email by the end of the day emails go out, please contact me here on RT or by email ([email protected]) Everyone who applied should be receiving an email.
Approximately 63% of the emails being sent this week will contain the dreaded "No thank you". I want to take this opportunity to talk about why applicants get a ...God, I hate calling it this...a rejection letter.
1. We do not hate you - Are you kidding? You volunteered to give your time, money, energy, blood, sweat, and tears to this show! We appreciate the passion and willingness to help! I urge you to not think otherwise. Thank you for applying. Seriously.
2. Lack of details - Many of you, sadly, gave us one sentence details about your skills and/or experience. There are half a dozen large scale shows ending with "Comic Con", so just listing "comic con experience" didn't really tell us what you worked. Sometimes, the convention worked list was impressive, but lacked any explanation of duties performed. Convention duties are not implied, guys. Every con varies in what they have their volunteers do. We need to know specifically what you have done so we know what you can bring to our team.
3. It all comes down to numbers - We received 1600 applications. We could not say "yes" to everyone.
List the conventions that you have worked: The name of the convention, the year, and your duties. Be detailed about your experience! If you were a PA, tell us who you handled. It's not "name dropping", it's telling us about your professional experience.
Tell us about your skills: Having no convention experience does not damn you to the rejected pile. Tell us what qualities you have that will contribute to Guardians. Do you have retail experience? That's all sorts of useful! Customer service skills, communication skills, working holiday rushes - this is useful experience to have! Do you have experience working with children? Hospitality work? We want to know!
If you have any more questions, feel free to message here on RT.
Again, thank you. Thank each and every one of you for applying.
EDIT: Team Leads are still being chosen. Expect that email soon