Welcome to our Crew!

Anime Weekend Atlanta is the largest fan run convention in the southeast – people just like you make the show happen year after year and we couldn’t be more grateful!

In addition to joining a huge family of anime-fans and contributing to creating a wonderful experience for attendees and guests alike, being a part of the crew comes with great perks such as:

  • Food and hot meals during the convention
  • Full-weekend Crew membership
  • Special Crew Block Rate at nearby hotels
  • Exclusive Crew t-shirt
  • Exclusive give-aways and raffles – this year we gave away a brand-new Nintendo Switch!
  • Special crew-only events such as Dead Dog After Party, New Year’s Kick Off Party and Crew Picnic
  • Access to the AWA Clubhouse for Movie Nights, Game Nights and other fun gatherings

What is expected of AWA Crew?

  • Crew members are required to work a minimum of 14 hours throughout the 4 day weekend. That’s just 3.5 hours a day!
  • Each department has different goals and requirements you will need to meet to be a successful part of their department. Once you have submitted your application, come to a crew meeting, chat with the directors and veteran crew members and find out what your specific job will be.

Is there an age requirement?

  • You must be at least 16 years old at the start of AWA to become part of the AWA crew. Anyone under the age of 18 will need a Guardian Waiver on file with us before the convention to remain on crew.
  • Some departments, such as Public Safety and those that deal with adult content may have higher age restrictions.

New Crew Members

  • First year Crew members are required to pay a refundable $20 deposit before the convention (cash only) before you receive your crew badge. Once you’ve completed 14 hours, you will receive this money back. If you are unable to make the deposit, please contact your director.

Does AWA cover expenses, accommodations or other expenses?

  • You will be responsible for covering any travel/accommodation expenses you require. We do suggest you take advantage of our group rate if you need hotel accommodations, not only are they cheaper, but all of these hotels will have shuttles to and from the main convention site (Renaissance Waverly Hotel).

Crew Dates

Please attend at least one crew meeting, so you will be prepared to volunteer! Meetings are held on Sundays, and Crew orientation starts at 1pm. General meetings begin at 2pm. Specialized trainings will be held starting at 3pm. If you are unable to attend a meeting, please try to keep in touch with your assigned department once you are placed.

  • June 25, 2017
  • August 27, 2017

Incentives and Benefits

Hours worked are based on previous years. Hours worked this year qualify you for incentives and benefits for the following year.

  • 14 hours throughout the weekend = waived deposit for next year, Dead Dog Party and New Year’s Kick off Party admission
  • 16 hours = free crew t-shirt