This article expands upon a subject mentioned in The D&D Adventurers League Convention Organizer’s Survival Guide Part 2: Convention Activities.
The D&D Adventurers League has a number of Admins and Wizards of the Coast D&D team member swho can offer special content or events to augment your convention, game day, or special event. Two common offerings are the DDAO “Author Only” adventures, and Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire (magic item trading post). Invitees may also DM adventures, run seminars (such as How-to-DM workshops, industry Q&As, League Q&As, State of the League seminars, etc.), and participate in other capacities.
Inviting these individuals as special guests may boost attendance at events as players register to participate in these special offerings. Larger conventions often have funds budgeted towards the invitation of special guests. Game days and other such events that don’t have a budget can call upon local League Admins at little or no cost.
To date, the list of individuals is as follows:
Contact any of the admins via our Contact Us form
- Alan Patrick, Associate Community Manager (Lansing, MI)
- Lysa Chen, Community Manager (Newark, NJ)
- Travis Woodall, Content Manager (Seattle, WA)
- Claire Hoffman, Content Manager (Dayton OH)
- Bill Benham, Resource Manager (Seattle, WA)
- Greg Marks, Resource Manager (Milwaukee, WI)
You can find a bio and image of the admins on our Campaign Staff Page
Members of the Wizards of the Coast D&D Team can also be invited to your event! Learn more about inviting D&D Team members at the Wizards Customer Support site.
When you contact the Admins you wish to invite, make sure to include the following information:
- Convention/Event Name
- Location (incl. city, state/province, & country)
- Contact information (name, phone, & email)
Additionally, describe any games, speaking engagements, seminars, panels, etc. in which you would like to have your special guest participate. Also note what expenses you are able to cover for the guest (registration, travel, lodging, food, etc.).
Conventions should at least provide the Admin with a badge to attend the convention. If the invitee has to travel very far, the convention should also be prepared to give them a room and/or pay for transportation or mileage. Speak to the Admin to work out the details. If you really want to entice an Admin to your convention, offer per diem of $50 per day to help cover out-of-pocket expenses. Contact the Admin to make the arrangements according to yours and their needs as each guest requirements will vary.
With foresight and planning, a League Admin can make your event a truly memorable one for participating players!
Jay lives in the Greater Los Angeles Metro community, where he DMs for a variety of stores and conventions.He moderates Club TPK: the Los Angeles Dungeon Masters' Guild, under which he and his fellow DMs run "Parting the Veil", training seminars for DMs of all experience levels.When he isn't playing D&D, planning D&D events, or working on D&D-related material, Jay also designs for the stage and is a sometimes-musician. He can't wait until his two cool kids are old enough to game with him and is lucky to have a spouse who tolerates his various forays into worlds of fantasy.
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