23 JANUARY 2015
If you were toying with the idea of becoming a Minion at Emerald City Comicon, they still need people - so go on and apply if you're over 18.
ECCC says "your placement will be based on your experience and feedback in a specific area of our convention" - which I think is just a fancy way of saying you'll have some input but your skills and background will count too. You get a free shirt that says Minion and you'll "probably" get a free badge for one day you're not working. While that's a sweet deal on its own, remember that volunteering usually leads to meeting interesting people - attendees and guests - and sometimes opens a door to behind-the-scenes access.
We're closing in on March, so don't wait much longer if you've been considering this.