SNAFU Con is an anime convention in the Reno/Sparks area of Nevada. Friday, November 15th through Sunday, November 17th, 2019 in The Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, 2500 E. Second Street, Reno, NV 89595


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Volunteering / Staffing

Donate Your Time

SNAFU-Con is run entirely by people who are donating their time and effort for the good of con.

If you're not interested in staffing, or volunteering, you can still help.

The most important thing you can do to help us is Register.
Tell your friends! Post a link to us to your deviant art, your facebook, your myspace, etc.
If you're a facebook user, become a fan, and invite all your friends to fan us as well.

If you're interested in working with us more directly you can become a staff member or volunteer for the con.


Want to help out the con, but don't have the experience, or the desire to fill a staff position? Volunteers will get their registration fee refunded after working a minimum of 12 hours over the course of the 3-day convention (or 4 hours for a day-badge). A volunteer can help with setup, tear-down, video-room sitting, registration desk, running a game in the tabletop area, and more. If you have a preference, our Volunteers Manager will try to place you where you'd like to be. We will also put pre-con advertising efforts with staff members towards your time (see next section). You must pay for your registration to volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering please email [email protected]

Volunteers must fill out one of the following forms and hand it to a staff member before they will be allowed to volunteer.
Volunteer Contract Ages 18+
Volunteer Consent Form Ages 14-17

Pre-Con Advertising

We will be going to other conventions and anime events to try and bring in pre-registrations and spread the word about SNAFU con. If you would like to help with these efforts, we will count it towards your volunteer time. You may not even have to buy a badge if you put in all your hours before the con starts (easy to do)! If you are interested in volunteering please email [email protected]

Running Events

If you would like to run a panel or a game in the tabletop area, this can count towards your volunteering time.
To set up your panel, please email [email protected] To set up your game, please email [email protected]

After you've set up your panel or game, please also send an email to [email protected] to ensure that your time is counted, thank you.


Do you desire more responsibility than the average volunteer? Do you have the drive to go out and get things done without a large amount of supervision? We are looking for staff members in almost every department. More information will be posted soon, but as we get going, keep a watch on the site for staff meetings, and join our staff chat.

Too young?

No individual under 18 will be a staff member for the convention. However, if you are under 18, you may still volunteer with parental consent. Volunteers are welcome to attend staff meetings, and may be given assignments that will go towards their 12 hours.

Absolutely no minor under the age of 14 will be allowed to volunteer due to Nevada Labor Laws. Although it isn't exactly employment, we don't want to walk into any gray areas.

Minors ages 14-17 will be asked to have a release form signed by a parent or guardian before participating in any volunteer activities.

How to Volunteer or Staff

If you want to help out you will need to fill out this form.
You will have to have a user account already in the system (hint: if you've ever been to SNAFU Con before you have a user in the system). If you need to you can register here.

Once you're logged in, if you haven't created your badge yet, you will need to do so right away.

The link above is a direct link to the staff/volunteer form but you can also get there from "More options" in your menu.

If you are a volunteer you will need to pay for your badge, and if you are approved as staff your badge will be comped as soon as you upload your contract.