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All About SellSwords

Frequently Asked Questions


[su_spoiler title=”What does a SellSword do?”]
SellSwords are the guts of our organisation. Without extreme dedication, nothing worth fighting for would be attained. SellSwords is the community name for our priceless Volunteers at ThronesCon, Australia’s first ever convention dedicated solely to the remarkable works of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and HBO’s subsequent record shattering Game of Thrones TV series.

[su_spoiler title=”What is a “Verified” SellSword?”]
When you apply to be a SellSword Volunteer, you submit your application through the SellSword Portal. Once we have reviewed your application, and would like to offer you a role in our team, we will Verify your account. This means that you are a part of the elite team! If you have not been verified 14 days after your application, unfortunately we will not be progressing forward with your application. Once you’re verified, you’ll be able to access the SellSwords Home for more information and notifications.

We do thank everyone who expresses interest in being a part of our team, and while we would like to contact people individually to inform them of the outcome of their application, sometimes this is not possible, due to the sheer volume of applications. Please do not be disheartened. This does not mean we do not value your time or contribution. It simply means that we do not have a role in the team currently that we feel you’d be suitable for.

[su_spoiler title=”What are the SellSword requirements?”]

  • You must be 18 years or older to attend or volunteer at ThronesCon.
  • That you are available for the 2 days of the convention at a minimum.
  • That you can be on time for all shifts.
  • That you can attend a training day.
  • That you conduct yourself professionally as a representative of ThronesCon.
  • Verified SellSwords are not permitted to talk to the media on behalf of ThronesCon, or Australian Fandom Conventions.
  • That you dress in smart casual clothing for the training day, and during the convention (modest costume permissible)
  • You must abide completely with the ThronesCon Terms of Use for this website and social media, The Standards of Conduct for attendees and volunteers, and Occupational Health and Safety guidelines as directed by Australian Fandom Conventions staff.


[su_spoiler title=”What are the SellSword rewards?”]

It has long been said that Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because their contribution is Priceless! We tend to agree. In saying that, we have put together a few rewards for our Verified SellSwords. They include:

  • Free registration to ThronesCon.
  • SellSword ThronesCon T-shirt & Lanyard.
  • A hearty breakfast on both mornings of the convention.
  • A signed Photograph of one of the VIP Guests.
  • And many more awesome perks!


[su_spoiler title=”Will there be any training?”]

We will be conducting a Verified SellSwords training day in early 2017. You are required to attend this training day. If you do not attend, you will not be permitted to volunteer at ThronesCon.

This training day will include information about:

  • Crowd management
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • The Verified SellSword Code of Ethics
  • General Event Management Operations.

If you cannot make the Training Day, please contact us ASAP.


[su_spoiler title=”My friend and I have volunteered for ThronesCon together. Can we work together?”]

While we will do our absolute best to ensure you and your friend or family member get to share the SellSword experience together, we cannot guarantee this. Applications are considered based on their individual merits, and where in the team we require assistance. As such, we may need to split you up for parts of the convention.



The SellSword Verification Process


[service title=”Register Account” icon=”fa-pencil-square-o” column=”1/4″]Create an account, fill out your details & answer given questions.[/service]

[service title=”Get Verified” icon=”fa-check” column=”1/4″]We will review your details and answers, and make a decision.[/service]

[service title=”Get Contacted” icon=”fa-envelope” column=”1/4″]We will email you if you’ve been accepted as a SellSword.[/service]

[service title=”Get Involved” icon=”fa-users” column=”1/4″]Once verified, login and access the SellSwords Home to get started![/service]


Register as a SellSword Volunteer


[alert title=”Getting Involved” type=”info”]Please login or create an account below if you are interested in volunteering. Once you’re verified, you can login and access the SellSwords Home for more information and instructions related to volunteering at ThronesCon.[/alert]


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Please check your emails for a confirmation email from us. Please be sure to also check your Junk mail box.

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