Remember: GM badges are not automatic. If you are hoping to receive GM badges for yourself and/or your individual GMs, you need to follow the process outlined in the Event Host Policy, on the Host page, and in several previous GM emails:
Please complete the request form ASAP to ensure we have time to create the allocation early enough for you to assign the badges to your GMs in time for Sunday. You will not want to wait until Friday or Saturday to complete this.
Special Requests (HQs, Power, etc.) Due Sunday
As another reminder, all special request are due on Sunday, May 28 as well. This includes requests for:
I filled out a special request form when my event was made official a week or so ago. How do I know if it was received and if it will be approved?
You received a confirmation when you submitted the form. You are, however, only running one event and the request is limited to that single event, so you just need to note it in the special requests for it. I have updated your event appropriately.
Once we lock down the location for your event, you can follow up at that point to verify, but it shouldn't be difficult to accommodate - that's usually the kind of I think I try to do by default anyway.
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Is there an updated form available yet for this year 2018 for the GM badge allocation request form?
Yes - all the forms were updated months ago and are available on the Host page.
When will game locations be finally decided? Cheers
When will game locations be decided?
Many games have been updated in the last few days for locations.
According to my spreadsheet from the Gencon XLS file, there are currently 4228 events without locations specified yet. This is about 25% of the total events (Compared to May 18th with 7223 events without locations, over 43%).
Nearly the entire change of 3000 events is assigned to locations in the ICC. So check your events, it may have been specified in the last few days.
I've been looking for the GM Badge Request Form, I can't find it where the GenCon Event Host Policy says. Where is this?
Is this what you're looking for? Gen Con GM Badge Allocation Request Form - 2018
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As a general reminder, all links, files, forms, and many instructions a GM or event organizer might need are on the Host page.
Just click on "Host" itself at the top of page and check there if you are trying to find something. Chances are that'll get you where you need to go.
If I need to change the name on a GM badge what is the best way to get that done? Thanks!
Badge names can't be changed - they need to be canceled and refunded so you can assign a GM badge to the person who will be attending.
Email the details to [email protected] ASAP so we can try to do that before GM badges are printed. After they are printed, that may need to be handled onsite at GM HQ.
New link for Badge Reimbursement up? I checked the host page and it's still the 2017 form.
Echoing the question of danniereeley, the links on https://www.gencon.com/host/eo-gm for the GM Badge Reimbursement Request Form go to the 2017 form.
We'll update that as soon as we have a chance to.
Thanks Derek! If the GM Badge Reimbursement Request Form is active already, can you post the link here?
If not, I'll keep checking back.
I believe it's updated now. Let us know if you have any other issues.