Region
USA - East

Additional Event URL
https://scgcon.starcitygames.com/

For questions, contact:
judge@starcitygames.com
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Date/Time (America/New_York)
Date(s) - 2021 Oct 29
All Day

Format
Multi-format

Categories
Convention

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Welcome!
Thank you for your interest in joining us at SCG Con 2021. Below, you will find all the information you’ll need to apply to be a judge at our event. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at judge@starcitygames.com. We look forward to working with you!
EVENT INFORMATION
SCG Con 2021 will take place on October 29-31, 2021 at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, VA
  • Invitational Head Judge: John Alderfer
  • Flesh and Blood Lead: TBD
  • Side Events Leads: TBD
  • Championship Qualifier Head Judges: TBD
Rules Enforcement Level: Main Events at Competitive, Side Events at Regular
Health and Safety Information
  • All attendees will be required to wear masks while inside The Berglund Coliseum and/or The Berglund Special Events Center, except for when eating or drinking.
EXPECTATIONS
Judges at Star City Games events are expected to positively contribute to the atmosphere of the event. They should behave in a professional manner at all times and constructively engage with players and other staff to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all attendees. Judges are expected to arrive on time and in appropriate attire to begin judging at the start of their assigned shifts.
Magic focused Judges at Star City Games events are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Magic Tournament Rules, Comprehensive Rules, Infraction Procedure Guide, and Judging at Regular REL documents. These documents can be found at the Magic Judges Document Center.
Flesh and Blood Judges at Star City Games events are expected to prepare for each event by reviewing the Tournament Rules and Policy, Comprehensive Rules, and Penalty Guidelines. These documents can be found at the Flesh and Blood Rules and Policy Center.
Judges at SCG Con 2021 will be provided a blue judge shirt, which is expected to be returned at the conclusion of the event. The Judge should arrive with black professional attire and black, comfortable shoes. During breaks, or any other time that a judge is off duty, judges should remove or cover their judge shirt.
AVAILABLE SHIFTS AND COMPENSATION:
Championship Qualifier Head Judge:
Judges selected for Head Judge roles are expected to plan for their event, manage a team of judges, and oversee their assigned event to it’s completion. Head Judges will assist with tasks similar to a Keystone judge when not overseeing their assigned event. Call times are the same as Keystone unless required by assigned event.
Available Head Judge Positions:
  • Friday Competitive REL Event
    • Expected event timing: Event at 1:00 pm. Event Focused from Noon until the end of the event.
  • Saturday Competitive REL Event
    • Expected event timing: Event at 1:00 pm. Event Focused from Noon until the end of the event.
  • Sunday Competitive REL Event
    • Expected event timing: Event at 9:00 am. Event Focused from 8:00 am until the end of the event.
Head Judges are required to be available for all three days and will receive $800 for the weekend. To apply to be a Head Judge at SCG Con 2021, you should be confident in your ability to run a 200 player event with five floor judges at Competitive REL.
Keystone:
Judges selected for Keystone will arrive when the doors open, receive a 1-hour lunch break, and are expected to stay through the end of all events. Keystone judges are experienced and will often be used in Judge Leadership positions throughout the weekend. Judges selected for Keystone may be considered for a hotel sponsorship.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday – 9:00 am – approximately 9:00 pm
  • Saturday – 8:00 am – approximately 8:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:00 am – approximately 6:30 pm
Judges will receive $250 for each Keystone Shift. To apply to be a Keystone Judge at SCG Con 2021, you should be confident in your ability to be a leader on the floor and support both Regular and Competitive REL events.
Stage Admin:
Staff selected for Stage Admin will arrive before the doors open, receive a 1-hour lunch break, and are expected to stay through the end of all events. Stage Admins engage with players signing up for events and are experienced with registration and scorekeeping. Staff selected for Stage Admin may be considered for a hotel sponsorship.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday – 8:45 am – approximately 8:00 pm
  • Saturday – 7:45 am – approximately 7:00 pm
  • Sunday – 7:45 am – approximately 6:30 pm
Staff will receive $250 for each Stage Admin Shift. To apply to be a Stage Admin you should be experienced taking registration and/or scorekeeping at large events with multiple tournaments.
Full Shifts:
Full shifts last approximately ten and a half hours with a 1-hour lunch break. Judges on Full shifts make up the back bone of the event staff and have more certainty on the end time of their shift.
Approximate shift times:
  • Friday – 9:30 am – 8:00 pm
  • Saturday – 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday – 8:30 am – 6:30 pm
Judges will receive $200 for each Full Shift.
Partial Shifts:
Partial shifts last about six and a half hours with a 1-hour lunch break. Judges on Partial shifts provide a burst of energy and support throughout the heart of the schedule. Many judges start, or end a weekend with a partial shift to accommodate travel plans.
Approximate times:
  • Friday – 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday – 11:30 am – 5:30 pm
  • Sunday – 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Judges will receive $100 for each Partial Shift.
Judges may apply for any mix of shifts over the weekend, simply mark the shifts that you are applying for in the Google Document application. If you anticipate being unable to arrive on time or are requesting special accommodation for the beginning or end of your shifts, please contact us at judge@starcitygames.com.
Due to staff needs, judges may be accepted for one, two, or three days. There are questions in the GoogleForm to indicate your preference, and requirements to attend.
CONTRACT AND TAX INFORMATION
Judges are independent contractors and will be required to sign an event contract for their work at a SCG Con 2021. Compensation will be provided in the form of a check at the conclusion of your final shift of the weekend or mailed to your address following the event. International judges may elect to receive their compensation in the form of a PayPal payment after the event instead. All Judges are required to submit a valid US tax form (W-9 or W-8 BEN) to Star City Games, in order to receive compensation.

HOW TO APPLY

To Apply, we ask that all applicants complete this Google Form. Please complete all questions to the best of your ability.

The application window for this event will close at 11:59 PM Pacific time on Monday, September 20th, 2021.

SCG JUDGE DISCORD
We will be utilizing the SCG Judge Discord for event information and updates as well providing more direct access to our staff before, during, and after events. If you are interested in applying for this event, or any future Star City Games events, we invite you to join the Discord server here.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
As per the Wizards Play Network (WPN) policy posted in the Magic Rules and Documents, Star City Games is required to perform background checks on all public facing staff, including judges, contracted to work at our events. All judges may be asked to provide necessary information and consent required for Star City Games to engage a third-party organization to conduct a background check. Please note that these forms must be completed and returned by their respective deadline(s) if you wish to be considered for a contracted judge position at a Star City Games event.
Judges wishing to apply for this event after the application window has closed should email judge@starcitygames.com. Please note that late applications will be considered at a lower priority than those received during the official application window.
Staff for this event will be announced on or before Friday, September 24th, 2021.
Information on room blocks and local hotels will be located at starcitygames.com/scgcon as it becomes available.
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