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TD Ticket price at Pax South? 1 year 5 months ago #25

First, GHC is not PAX. Second, looking at the number of unsold tickets actually works against what you want. The fact that there is so many unsold tickets is less money Jeff has coming into the business while you are wanted him to add more volunteers which cost money so that the volunteers can play.

As Jeff said, look at part-time if you want to play. Full time is like a full-time job, you are signing up to run that event at a convention and it doesn't run without you, so it isn't running when you are off.
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TD Ticket price at Pax South? 1 year 5 months ago #26

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archmage78 wrote: First, GHC is not PAX. Second, looking at the number of unsold tickets actually works against what you want. The fact that there is so many unsold tickets is less money Jeff has coming into the business while you are wanted him to add more volunteers which cost money so that the volunteers can play.

As Jeff said, look at part-time if you want to play. Full time is like a full-time job, you are signing up to run that event at a convention and it doesn't run without you, so it isn't running when you are off.


Several hours each on Thursdays and Friday the Con will be running without me at GHC given the staggered start times for the dungeons. Pax is a different animal as Jeff has noted. Still hoping there might be a creative solution down the line.

I don't want to add more volunteers.

Let me say that again. I don't want to add more volunteers.

I want more volunteers to be able to buy tickets. As we do at GenCon. That is money in Jeffs pocket. Looking at the run schedule times might be one way to address it. Or the ticket buying format. But GHC controls that and their VIG group gets first crack.

To summarize, no additional expense, more revenue, more fun. That's my goal.

Can it be done? I don't know. The challenge is the tickets go on sale long before volunteer schedules are known. I don't know a fix for that. It's physically possible for a volunteer at GHC to get in a run on Thursday and Friday IF the shift and available tickets align just right. It's not physically possible on Saturday, and we have an almost 10 hour shift that day. The pattern every year is that Saturday by far is the best day. If anything, even more runs should shift to Saturday.

Pax is a different animal as Jeff has detailed. Nothing may be possible there. If so we at least understand why.
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TD Ticket price at Pax South? 1 year 5 months ago #27

archmage78 wrote: As Jeff said, look at part-time if you want to play. Full time is like a full-time job, you are signing up to run that event at a convention and it doesn't run without you, so it isn't running when you are off.


While I understand your point, if I volunteer it’s to help promote TD in Texas and have fun. And while I don’t need the money, there is a massive difference in compensation between full time and part time.

If I have to pay for my own hotel then I might as well just go as a attendee and get in 8 runs on the first 2 days of the con then head back home Saturday night.

Last year I play 3 runs and was very satisfied with that amount of play to work ratio. So this year I’m either all in on volunteering or purely a player. I have not decided but figure I’ll do that in the next few days.

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