Volunteer Rewards Program

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop

If the coordinators are the brains behind a convention, then the volunteers are the blood that helps it to function. The brain cannot run without blood, just as much that an anime convention can't live without its volunteers.

With such a large convention, a large number of volunteers is needed to ensure the success of the event. Volunteering also helps ensure that there will be an Otakuthon next year, since it takes a lot of hard work and effort to organize and run a convention, but it becomes a bit less difficult when more people come and help out.

With a wide range of activities to volunteer for - such as registration, panels, hosting workshops and even fundraising - volunteering isn't such a boring task. Every volunteer helps to make a convention safer and more enjoyable for the convention-goers and less crazy for the organizers.

Volunteering can also make a difference for your wallet. Registration reimbursements are being offered this year to those who volunteer their time to help out. The list below is the rewards system which will be in place this year.


2 Otakuthon Button (must be claimed during convention)
4 (25% reimbursement of admission)
6 Raffle for free movie tickets (will be drawn after convention)
8 (+25% reimbursement of admission = 50%)
10 Access to break room at Holiday Inn (free drinks & snacks)
12 (+25% reimbursement of admission = 75%)
14 Free 2008 Masquerade DVD (must claim at volunteer ops during con)
16 (+25% reimbursement of admission = 100%)
18 Invitation to staff party on August 22nd

* hours done overnight between 11pm and 5am will count as double.

Benefits aside, volunteering is a great way to connect and make friends with other people who share and understand your passion for anime, Japanese culture and video games.

For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator: volunteers@otakuthon.com.