About the role of Volunteer
No convention can function without a group of amazing volunteers, and PopCon recognizes this fact! Our volunteers are our Superheroes, our Jedi, our family away from family.
If you would like to volunteer for the show, please fill in the following information and you will be contacted by our volunteer coordinator as we get closer to the show. All volunteers will receive perks such as swag and free admission on non-scheduled days, and they will of course be showering in adoration from staff and fans alike.
Volunteer Terms and Conditions and Disclaimer
To volunteer with Indy PopCon you must be at least 18 years of age. The Convention Center
has rules about liability so all volunteers must sign a waiver. That cannot be done by a guardian.
Days to Volunteer
We will have many openings for Friday, Saturday and Sunday while the show is going on. We will also need some help Thursday for our own event-wide setup.
Make sure you dress comfortably, especially your shoes. You will be standing and moving a lot
and it will make for a very long day if your feet are killing you by lunch. You will be given a
volunteer shirt and that must be worn during your shift. If you are planning on wearing a
costume bring that with you to change into as necessary.
Breaks and Lunch
We do our best to get everyone breaks throughout the day. If you plan to see a panel we can
work that out. If you are wanting to see multiple panels and the show floor it may be best just to
attend as a fan that day and volunteer for a different day. We will also be providing a $10 per
diem for lunch. If you have any medical needs that require you to have certain foods or at
certain times please bring that with you.
Give a Day, Get a Day
We understand you are volunteering because you are a fan of the con. We want to make sure
you get a chance to see everything. By volunteering for a day you also get a day to come check
out the con. If you are volunteering on Friday, at the end of your shift you can get a wristband to
come back on Saturday or Sunday (your choice). If you are volunteering on Saturday or
Sunday and want to come check out the con on Friday you would need to purchase a ticket. At
then end of your volunteer shift you will be reimbursed for the price of your ticket.
Areas You Can Help
VIP Concierge- Tend to our VIP guests and aid them in having the best experience possible
Comic Support- answers to Stephen. Make rounds and make sure comic writers, artist, and editors have what they need and know where to go for panels.
VIP area makes sure the VIP only has VIPs in it and makes sure things are stocked
Panel Rooms- Assist attendees in the panel rooms. Monitor VIP seating, answer questions, keep time for the guests, and count quantity of attendees for each panel in your respective room(s).
Kids Area- Have fun with kids. Help with temporary tattoos, coloring, and other activities. Best if you have previous experience working in this type of environment.
Autograph Stage- Help manage lines, take cell phone pics, and answer questions at the autograph stage
Registration- Check in and sell tickets to attendees. This requires good people skills since you will be dealing with the public all day. This is about the only position that will allow time to sit down while you volunteer!
Photo Op's- Sell photo ops for guests and interact with fans.
About Indy PopCon 2018
PopCon was created by a group of friends who love geeky things. We have a few gamers, a couple comic book fans, a Doctor Who obsessor, a YouTube enthusiast, and even a couple of My Little Pony fanatics. While our passions are varied, we were brought together by our shared geeky-ness. Our convention ultimately mirrors what we believe is the truest definition of “geek.”
June 8th - 10th, 2018
Indiana Convention Center
100 South Capitol Avenue