FallCon Game Hosts

Qualifications

Must have a love for the hobby and how the hobby can develop relationships and foster learning. FallCon as an organization is centred on the belief that People + Games = Better Communities, Families and Relationships. Our Game Hosts share this belief.

Game Hosts are willing to promote the hobby ahead of their own participation in it. There are many "gamers" who enjoy playing games, but hosts are those that put the enjoyment of others, especially those new to the hobby, ahead of their own.

Age is not a determining factor. FallCon has had hosts as young as 10 years old. These inspiring young people can teach games with the best of them, and set aside their competitive spirit for the sake of everyone having a great time playing games.

Key Skills

  • professionalism
  • communication skills
  • ability to learn
  • public speaking
  • ability to teach others without the rulebook
  • ability to host
  • friendly
  • sociable

Expectations

  • know the FallCon purpose and values, and use them as guides to their behaviour when hosting games
  • invest time in learning the FallCon Teaching Method and use it as FallCon events
  • maximize the enjoyment of others when teaching or moderating games
  • be identifiable, sociable, welcoming and informative at FallCon events
  • moderate games and/or act as "tour guides" for new visitors at FallCon"s annual convention
  • promote FallCon as an organization overall
  • attend an annual training where we review the FallCon Teaching Method and play games

Privileges and Benefits

  • Discounted admission to FallCon's annual convention
  • Volunteer apparel
  • Volunteer appreciation party and other FallCon volunteer events
  • Access to the FallCon gaming library throughout the year

​Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up?

Fill out our Volunteer form for FallCon 32.

Do I get to choose which games I host?

Mostly. The schedule for FallCon is set well in advance of the convention as the organizing committee is busy recruiting and organizing volunteers, obtaining copies of games, and managing the logistics of the convention. Hosts sign up for games on a first come first serve basis. However, from time to time we need to reschedule and reorganize hosts to best serve our attendees.

What is the difference between FallCon Game Hosts and other hosts?

FallCon Game Hosts host both scheduled events and open gaming at the convention. Meetup Hosts organize our monthly meetups. Event hosts volunteer at external events.

What happened to the Ambassador Program?

The Ambassador Program was discontinued in June 2018. The FallCon Organizing Committee recognizes that running a successful convention relies upon the support of volunteers of all types. External events (e.g. Otafest) transitioned from Ambassador-supported to managed by our external events team. With a growing convention and the changing needs we chose to replace the Ambassador Program rather than amend it.

I was an Ambassador. Can I keep my hat? Can I still wear it?

Yes, and yes! We're proud of our Ambassadors and trust you continue to support the convention and the hobby.

Is there a nomination process to be a FallCon Game Host?

Admission to the Ambassador program required nominations from two members of the organizing committee or other ambassadors. This is no longer true. However, the quality of both our hosted events and open gaming is a important part of the experience of convention attendees. Game Hosts are held to the same high standards that our Ambassadors were.

Please contact Mike Henders for more information.

FallCon Game Hosts