Hei! This is Major Ursa. Today, I want to talk to you about something near and dear to my heart which is I am super excited to be part of the Worldcon 75 team-and I want everyone to join me! If you are interested, the list of vacant positions on our staff is at http://www.worldcon.fi//recruitment along with information on how to join us. There are positions available both before and during the convention in a variety of departments at all levels of responsibilities.
I had a great talk with one of our Vice Chairs, Colette Fozard, and asked her why people should help out Worldcon 75. She told me that she likes to work Worldcons because she gets to meet lots of new people and build friendships.
So, why join you might ask? Firstly, it is a nice way to try out new things and learn new skills in a safer environment than in the workplace. Additionally, for those of us that are younger, it can be a way to gain experience to put on your resume and if you do a good job, get a reference. If you are not Finnish, it can give you insight into both our culture and our ways of doing things. It is also an opportunity to make new friends from around the world as well as gain a sense of pride and accomplishment for a task well done. Finally, it enables you to give back to our community. Oh, and as my friend, Anna, just reminded me, it can be a lot of fun.
Enough said for this week. Other than that, be sure and check out our latest progress report at http://www.worldcon.fi which has baby pictures of yours truly. Kiitos for reading. Until next time.