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Changes ahead and the retirement of the Friday Feast

Tony Tony
Apr 08

As we get ready to open registration for this year’s Go Play NW, we want to let you know about some changes!

First, we are expanding our staff. Look for an announcement soon about our new volunteer coordinator. In past years, the volunteer coordinator has been added to staff late in the process and has been largely autonomous from the rest of the planning process. This year, we’re getting the coordinator–and some select volunteers–involved earlier to help us better organize the con.

Secondly, we’ve made some changes that will enable us to have a larger volunteer staff and to comp ticket prices for volunteers. We think this will have a big impact to making a better Go Play.

Sadly, this change comes at a price. We have decided to forgo the Friday feast this year. Over the years, the cost of the feast has only gone up steadily—so much so that covering the cost of the convention has become difficult! Cancelling the feast means that we can improve Go Play NW and even grow without having to raise prices again.

Even with the feast gone, we still want a chance for everyone to socialize, reconnect, and meet new people. To that end, we’re working on an off-campus gathering for Friday night at a location near the convention. We will have more news on this as we work out the details.

We’d love to hear your thoughts. You can always contact us at info@goplaynw.org or via twitter @goplaynw.

2 responses to “Changes ahead and the retirement of the Friday Feast”

  1. Alice Grizzle says:

    Hi, Tony/Phil/John!

    I’d love to volunteer at GPNW if you need any!

  2. Tony says:

    Thanks! We will do our best to find a way for you to get involved!