A roundabout way to get through the door at San Diego Comic-Con… A satisfying way to give back to the Comic-Con community… An opportunity to begin a path into getting further along in the CCI heirarchy (…okay, that last one’s a bit of a long shot!) Whatever your reasons for becoming a Comic-Con Volunteer, you still have to get your name pinned to that clipboard. For those that have already made the first moves by registering their interest on the Volunteer Tab of their Member ID, emails are now going out to let them know that the Volunteer Registration session will be opening on Monday 24th April, at 6pm GMT (that’s 10pm PT / 1pm ET – hey, that’s the same times as the Cup O’ Tea hangouts! That’ll make it easier to remember…)
There’s no word yet on any Returning Volunteer / Priority sessions yet, or whether indeed they’ll be holding such a session this year – the demand for Volunteers is exceptionally high and it’s not like they’re ever going to run out of willing bodies. Still, we’ll keep our eyes open.
(EDIT: courtesy of an email shared by reader @alonsovilla84, we now have word of the Priority Volunteer Registration – and it’s happening sooner than a few of us even anticipated. It’s going to be a hectic week, because it all kicks off at Wednesday April 12th at 6pm GMT (10am PT / 1pm ET). Check your inboxes if you’re eligible – and may the odds be in your favour.)
Again, this April 24th session is only open for those that were accepted on to the CCI Volunteer Interest List – check your a Member ID to see if that includes you. And, if, you’re going up for this, all the best of luck…
Here’s an excerpt from the Comic-Con International email:
Because you are on the 2017 CCI Volunteer Interest List, this email is being sent to let you know that, beginning at 10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on Monday April 24, 2017, online volunteer registration for Comic-Con International 2017 will open to the 2017 Interest List.
Instructions: Beginning at 10:00 AM PDT on April 24, 2017, log in to your Comic-Con Member ID account, click on the “VOLUNTEERING” tab and you will see the link for online volunteer registration. Click on the link and follow the instructions. It’s easy! If you are accepted, you will get an email confirmation and the Volunteer Orientation doc at the end of the registration process.
Only those on the Interest List will be able to see the link when they log in to their Member ID account. Sign ups will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Once we reach our limit, we will close the volunteer program and there will be no further opportunities to register to volunteer at Comic-Con International for 2017.
We encourage you to participate in the attendee badge sale (Open Registration) that is taking place on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Neither buying a badge nor acceptance into the volunteer program is guaranteed, but by participating in both, you may increase your chance of getting into the show. If you purchase a badge during Open Registration, and are later accepted into the volunteer program, you may refund your attendee badge – less a 10% processing fee – until May 18, 2017.
Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program!
Comic-Con Internation Volunteer Department