Winter is coming – are you ready to be part of one of the longest running D&D shows on the planet? Well bundle up warm and join us in Fort Wayne, IN for Winter Fantasy 42, February 7th-11th, 2018!!! The Herald’s Guild is going to Winter Fantasy this winter to help run D&D games as part of our fundraising efforts. We will be helping Baldman Games with our awesome DMs to make D&D at the show as great as we can–not only spreading the love of our hobby to a new generation, but running seminars on DM training and empowerment, and earning funds to continue to support our mission statement and other Herald’s Guild activities.
Welcome! Thanks in advance for your interest in volunteering at WF 2018 for the Herald’s Guild. Without DMs and helpers like you, shows like this would not exist. I’ve always said that even when you’re DMing you’re gaming, and that is never a bad way to spend the day. We’ve worked with Baldman Games to drum up some of the best benefits we can to entice you to swap over to the dark side of the DM’s screen.
We use a lot of jargon that a lot of us take for granted. This year I am going to try to take a step back and come at this from the point of view of a person completely new to volunteering. If you find anything here confusing at all, please do not hesitate to contact us through the Forums or Website contact form, and I will clear it up quickly.
Volunteering is a great way to give back to your hobby, and we have some really great rewards that make helping out even easier – and it’s a great way to attend the show and save some serious $$. You can earn a free badge to the show, a free spot in one of our hotel rooms next to the convention center (a huge perk this year), and cool show swag on top of that (free books, show promos, etc.) It is also a great way to make new friends and immerse yourself in the show community, more than a casual attendee ever could. The Herald’s Guild organizes events on the Wednesday before the show to help build camaraderie and let everyone ask questions before the show starts. Our judge retention rate is extremely high, so fair warning: Once you work for us, you’ll probably come back and do it again next year.