A: Crew Members are able to earn benefits & incentives if they meet and maintain their time over the course of each convention year. Once the requirement has been filled, Crew Members are able to receive Crew benefits & incentives for each following year. Failure to meet required hours will result in loss of certain benefits and/or incentives. Hours are based off recorded times on Department Time Sheets.
Returning Crew must fill out a renewal form each year in order to have incentives & benefits apply. Those who fail to do so by the listed cut off dates will not qualify for all benefits.
A: Benefits are subject to change each year, so what you see one year might not be available the following year. Benefits can include a Free Weekend Badge or Discounted Badge, Exclusive Crew Shirt, Discounted Ball Ticket, Crew Hotel Room Block Price, and Exclusive Crew Parties.
We like hard-workers, so each convention we give out prizes to our most hard-working Crew members. We like to recognize and award those who go far and beyond the call of duty. Prizes vary each year. We do have five Limited Edition prizes that we give out to five of our Crew of the Year, so if you work hard enough you might win one.
Free Crew Badge: 12 hour minimum requirement
This is a privilege that we give to those who are First-timers to crew and/or willing to work the minimum required amount of hours. In order to stay eligible for this benefit Crew members must work 12 hours over the course of the four days of the convention. Those who fail to work the required benefit hours, or fail to show without notifying a department director (within 72 hours of the convention) will be listed as ineligible for this benefit. Those who are given waivers from either our Bunnies w/o Borders or a Department Director will not be penalized.
* Extras such as convention shirts, ball tickets, or workshop/event fees are at your own expense and are NOT included with this badge.
Discounted Crew Badge: 10 hour minimum requirement
Those who are not eligible for a Free Crew Badge will be issued a Single-Use Code to be able to purchase a Discounted Badge. Cost for the Discounted Badge may vary each convention year. This is a non-refundable purchase, but can be transferred to the next convention year.
Exclusive Crew Shirt: 13 hour requirement
First year Crew Members get their first shirt free, if their Form is submitted before the shirt cut-off date. A minimum of 13 hours is required the prior convention year to continue being eligible for this benefit. These shirts are given out at the time of the convention.
Discounted Ball Ticket
A Ticket can only be purchased at the time of the Ball with a valid Crew Badge & Photo ID. Discount only applies to one ticket per Crew member. The Ball is "Black Tie" and the Dress Code still applies for those who attend. Prices may vary each convention year. We will announce the price for Crew closer to the convention.
Dead Dog After-Party & New Year's Kick Off
Dead Dog is the party that happens once Take Down is over. Various kinds of pizza & drinks are provided. We take this time to recognize different individuals and hand out awards. Current Crew Badge/Crew Shirt is required for entry.
New Year's Kick-Off is an exclusive party for Directors and Crew (in Good-Standing) who worked the required hours the recent convention. Information and details regarding this party are posted on the Crew Newsletter closer to date.