Become a Telegraph Operator or Messenger, at Clockwork Alchemy
The Aetheric Message Machine Company will have a steampunk Telegraph Office at Clockwork Alchemy in 2016, as we did the last four years. We have a regular staff, but we could use some extra volunteers to fill in. We're looking for two to three reliable people for a few hours to work in the Telegraph Office at the event. This is a volunteer job, and comes with the same registration discount deal as other Fanime/Clockwork Alchemy volunteer jobs.
Anyone at the convention can send a telegram for free by texting from a cell phone. The messages are printed on antique printing telegraph equipment, stamped, sorted, put in envelopes, and delivered around the con by messengers. We did this at three Nova Albion events, four Clockwork Alchemy events, and once at Maker Faire.
This is a fun job to do in steampunk costume. It's cosplay where you get to play a role. You're handling real messages, using real antique machines, and do it in character. It gets busy, with the machines typing out messages and messengers running in and out. We'll be operating for the same hours that the vendor room is open, Friday through Sunday.
December 31, 2015