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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2009, 02:21:59 pm »
I did not see any this year but are Yojimbo allowed to cosplay???

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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2009, 03:01:32 pm »
I did not see any this year but are Yojimbo allowed to cosplay???

I'm not an official source on this one but I think there is nothing against doing it as long as it does not stop you from doing your duties (like a gigantic prop or soemthing) as I saw Kylite as Walter from Hellsing a few years ago, and I think I saw a Black Mage in 2008

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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #52 on: September 12, 2009, 05:58:50 pm »
As already stated in this thread IF YOU READ IT, yes we can cosplay, but no props and you still wear a sash.

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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #53 on: September 12, 2009, 07:35:07 pm »
ok...I gots a more specific question.

I was Human Inuyasha this year (nobody uploaded pics of me T_T) and I was mistaken as a yoji a few times.   If I were to get the Yoji symbol on it (like the regular jackets), could I use that?->if my gf doesn't kill me
Wouldn't need to make a new one for me. I am thinking about redoing the top so I can have pockets anyway :)
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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #54 on: September 12, 2009, 09:57:09 pm »
As already stated in this thread IF YOU READ IT, yes we can cosplay, but no props and you still wear a sash.
Ok thx. and by no props you mean like no big props or non at all???

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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #55 on: September 12, 2009, 10:01:11 pm »
I'm not a yojimbo, yet, so I don't know but... I imagine the point is your hands need to be free at all times,
also I doubt while on duty you should be doing many photo ops so almost all, if any, props should be not
allowed because they will hinder you from running after or making sure people are safe. Anything besides
neccessary tools of the trade are probably going to be more of a burden then a help.

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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #56 on: September 13, 2009, 01:54:03 am »
As already stated in this thread IF YOU READ IT, yes we can cosplay, but no props and you still wear a sash.
Ok thx. and by no props you mean like no big props or non at all???
No carrying props while on duty. When not on duty, the only thing you have to worry about in regards to that is the con prop policy.
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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #57 on: September 13, 2009, 04:05:34 am »
I was Human Inuyasha this year (nobody uploaded pics of me T_T) and I was mistaken as a yoji a few times.   If I were to get the Yoji symbol on it (like the regular jackets), could I use that?
I doubt anyone would make you put the festival symbol on it.  They might ask you to wear a sash, which you can tie anywhere, (I wrapped one around my hand :/ ) or not bother wear one at all.  Big red outfit with a well visible staff badge is pretty good.

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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #58 on: September 13, 2009, 06:28:38 pm »
i did not see any cosplaying yojimbo this year or i dont think i did but the sash would not mess up a cosplay unless you have to have every thing perfect

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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #59 on: September 14, 2009, 09:45:02 am »
we had a santa, a snow trooper, and a few other cosplays. but for the most part when doing yoji stuff it pays to travel light unless your on graveyard patrol
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Re: Yojimbo (Customer Service) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #60 on: September 14, 2009, 01:11:32 pm »
Just curious: Was there much confusion between red armbands = yoji and red armbands = Haruhi fans? I'd think there would be some, but I didn't notice enough of either to get an impression.
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Re: Yojimbo (Customer Service) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #61 on: September 14, 2009, 03:52:37 pm »
not really no.
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Re: Yojimbo (Customer Service) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #62 on: September 15, 2009, 03:53:59 am »
EWWW we got downgraded from Security to Customer Service.  /cry

(Its a downgrade because security does light CS and more already)

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Re: Yojimbo (Customer Service) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2009, 07:17:20 am »
Haha, yep, I always cosplay. I wore 3 different costumes this con, but I end up not wearing a sash/haori because I was in the office most of the time unless needed elsewhere :P

Think I am going to make my own sash for next year if I decide to staff again (which I am sure I will).
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Re: Yojimbo (Quality Assurance) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #64 on: September 15, 2009, 10:32:39 am »
Trying on different titles till I find one no one will dislike LOL. how about the QA department (quality assurance)
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Re: Yojimbo (Quality Assurance) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #65 on: September 15, 2009, 10:35:29 am »
Although it's not neccessarily a good "title" I like the basic idea of what yojimbo actually
stands for; "Hand for Hire" or "Task Force"

Yeah... Task Force sounds really cool... we are THE Task Force... lol!

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Re: Yojimbo (Quality Assurance) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #66 on: September 15, 2009, 03:29:56 pm »
that is a great title

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Re: Yojimbo (Quality Assurance) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #67 on: September 15, 2009, 08:23:31 pm »
Sign me up.


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Re: Yojimbo (Quality Assurance) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #68 on: September 15, 2009, 08:51:39 pm »
LOL "Task Force"

Not bad, but probably not the kind of heading he wants.
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Re: Yojimbo (Quality Assurance) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #69 on: September 15, 2009, 08:55:00 pm »
It might be a good idea to change the name of the thread back... it gets abbreviated in the main window as "Yojimbo (Quality @55."

While that may be true, it's probably not a great idea to advertise it that way. (^_~)


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Re: Yojimbo (Quality Assurance) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #70 on: September 15, 2009, 09:32:34 pm »
Where does it get abbreviated like such?  I don't see it like that anywhere.

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #71 on: September 16, 2009, 07:29:03 am »
He's talking in the "Last post..." part on the main forum page.
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #72 on: September 16, 2009, 10:58:41 am »
Yes we're allowed to cosplay, but no prop weapons; face masks; or face paint obscuring your entire face while on duty.  I had my Princess Daisy cosplay on this year.
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Re: Yojimbo (Security) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #73 on: September 16, 2009, 11:38:52 pm »
we had a santa, a snow trooper, and a few other cosplays. but for the most part when doing yoji stuff it pays to travel light unless your on graveyard patrol
Ok thx Kylite

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #74 on: October 03, 2009, 08:21:03 pm »
Alright, I've already tentatively signed up, but I guess... I'm looking for a little advice/reassurance? I'm planning on purchasing a table in the Artists' Alley, but I figure it'll take two people to man it anyway and it only comes with one guest pass. Hence, volunteering - partially for the discounted admission, admittedly, but also because I want to get involved.

So, I'm wondering if anyone else has tried something similar before? Will I probably end up spending the entire con either on duty as a yoji or manning the art table? Or is it possible to squeeze some playtime in there, too?
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #75 on: October 03, 2009, 10:48:54 pm »
If you have your own table in AA then you will be there most the time.  If you were just helping someone with a table in AA using a get in kcon free card you will still probably be helping to man your table and help with sales most the time.  If you were just going as yoji, depending on how dedicated you are, you will still get to see some stuff.  Though you might also get to walk around and talk to people while your working, roaming ftw.  Just make sure your not a total social butterfly and you are doing the job you signed up to do WHILE ON DUTY.  I don't actually remember seeing roaming yoji (though I saw some stationary) down in dealers hall, so if you think you could just watch over AA, that might not be doable depending on how the new operations director wants things to go next year.  Did that answer your question? 

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #76 on: October 04, 2009, 04:30:23 pm »
Okay, so it really sounds like you can only do yoji or AA. Which is fine with me, I'll just have to uh. Cancel my sign-up... ness.

But you also mentioned something that sounded as though you can actually get two people in if you buy a table. Like, the person who signs up for it gets in, and then the pass that comes with it is for an extra second person. If that's true, then it's a load off my mind because I've got another person who wants to help me but might not be able to make it, and this way I won't have to depend on her coming.
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #77 on: October 04, 2009, 06:03:25 pm »
ok so i fell dumb but when and how do we become yoji do we get a pm after we pm kylite(i did) and what meetings do we go to????

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #78 on: October 04, 2009, 07:05:12 pm »
the next meeting after elections there will be staff forms, fill one out, get a signature from the operations director, and pay the $10 and ur set then make sure toattend a training or 2
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #79 on: October 04, 2009, 07:28:45 pm »
thank you kylite this is my first year going for staff so i was lost also you know what day it will be

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #80 on: October 05, 2009, 04:14:14 pm »
No date for the first meeting after elections has been set.  You will need to look periodically at the calender to find that out.

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #81 on: October 06, 2009, 01:09:54 pm »
I do believe that staffers made them. I can't exactly say what will happen this year, as of yet, but I do have a ridiculous amount of cloth sitting in my closet that can be used for similar en devours.
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2009, 02:00:01 pm »
I don't know if I'm allowed to sign up for staff because I'll be 15 during the convention  :-[ (gah! why couldn'tI have been born a few months earlier??) but I'm going to try anyways :P if I can't be staff, can I still voulnteer? I REALLY want to be apart of the convention this year instead of just an antendee.
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #83 on: October 12, 2009, 12:00:50 am »
i don't want to sound mean but read the first post it says 16+ so i don't think so, and to me that's to young. if it was 18+ it would be better because we wont have a 21 year old drunk hitting a 16 year old kid which i don't think that would happen do to kumoricon being so peaceful.

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #84 on: October 15, 2009, 06:17:03 pm »
I wish I could give an official answer but since elections have not happened yet, the rules are subject to change. I would present you rquetion to the new ops director once they have been elected
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #85 on: October 17, 2009, 10:06:11 pm »
So, quick question. Is this a volunteer position, or an actual job? If so, I'm curious as to how much the salary is. Sorry, I love the k-con, and would love to be part of the inner-workings, bu I would need to know how worth it it is.

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #86 on: October 17, 2009, 10:10:33 pm »
Every Kumoricon staff position is volunteer (yes, even the directors).
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #87 on: October 17, 2009, 11:11:20 pm »
Every Kumoricon staff position is volunteer (yes, even the directors).
But if you don't treat it like a job (although fun one, mostly..) you might think twice.  Its a serious event with real people counting on us un-payed volunteers to keep them happy or face doom >.<"

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #88 on: October 18, 2009, 02:50:55 am »
your pay is the knowing you make k-con safe and i think you get in for less but i dont remember

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #89 on: October 18, 2009, 07:20:40 am »
Thats correct; the volunteer-staff get many perks such as:

Nifty Staff Badges!
Discounted Admission to the Con!
Discounted Room Rates @ Con Hotel!
Access to "K-Employee" Only Areas!
The Joy of Knowing you put on a great Con!

And soooo muuuuch moooore!

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #90 on: October 18, 2009, 03:36:24 pm »
thats more stuff then i thought

employee only stuff i wounder what it is

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #91 on: October 25, 2009, 09:15:14 am »
Its been awhile since i posted on here, but after reading the past few entries it seems everyone wants the rewards of working instead of working to give others (the con-goers) a rewarding experience. When i started assisting this year on ( i think ) Saturday, i did it to help improve the con and make it more fun for others, i was not looking for the rewards given to employees.

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #92 on: October 25, 2009, 10:42:43 am »
*smiles* someone who understands me
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #93 on: October 25, 2009, 04:05:16 pm »
i want to be yojimbo to keep the con safe if there was no rewards i would still do it

im not going to care about half of them do to me not staying at the hotel

and on day zero this year i offerd to help reg staff but they said no then later on asked for help so i did

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #94 on: October 26, 2009, 05:27:55 am »
*smiles* someone who understands me

LOL

that sure was a long meeting yesterday, but at least i got to learn about peoples backgrounds and what goes into a con.

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #95 on: October 26, 2009, 07:17:51 am »
Me Also! Me Also!

I met awesome fun-time peoples who want to be involved in lots of
fun time things! And I'm super pumped to help Ops and Relations this
year with anything they need! K-Con is going to be AAAAA-may-ZING!

Now that the general's are appointed, the wait begins for meeting TWO,
and the adventure known as; "Who will be staff for this year!?!?" I'm
sure it'll be a good turn out! I just know it!

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« Reply #96 on: October 26, 2009, 04:51:46 pm »

As a Side Note: Apparently waking up after a full 6 hours of sleep makes me
an incredibly chipper person in the morning... who knew?


6 Hrs, thats a normal night for me. Wish i could have more. 
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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #97 on: October 26, 2009, 04:59:12 pm »

6 Hrs, thats a normal night for me. Wish i could have more. 

Luckeeeee... I am greatful for 3 hours of real sleep! curse my need to do everything and
not go to bed until it is done!

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #98 on: October 27, 2009, 05:47:37 am »
Sleep is for the dreamers, you are more of a do'er so I think the time each gets fits ^.^

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Re: Yojimbo (All Purpose) 2010 Sign-Up
« Reply #99 on: October 27, 2009, 07:45:21 am »
I feel like that kind of scenario would make an excellent sitcom... one person sleeping all the time,
the other is constantly vaccuming or constructing furniture at 2:00am....

Oh the hilarity!

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