Wednesday, November 2, 2016

FREE TICKETS to be made available for Atlanta's Nov. 18th POTTER PUB CRAWL

Were you one of those who missed out on securing a ticket to the now SOLD OUT Potter Pub Crawl in Atlanta on Nov. 18th? Well, thankfully, Markster Con has TWO WAYS for you to get FREE TICKETS, either guaranteed or by chance of winning:

Markster Con is looking for friendly wizards (or muggles) to volunteer on Nov. 18th. Volunteering does not mean you'll be busy doing your duties the whole time so you'll still be able to enjoy the event. We have several positions that don't require your entire evening so please consider volunteering. Doing so will help the event go over smoothly and will also get you a FREE TICKET, plus several other perks (free event t-shirt*, ticket to a future Markster Con event*, customized keepsake name-tag/lanyard – *denotes that certain perks are only available with specific tasks).

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS (currently available):
• Registration: Two shifts to pick from — will help register attendees with hand-held bar code scanners (provided by event organizers), distribute info. handouts and buttons and answer potential questions about the event by attendees.
• Set-Up or Tear-DownTwo shifts to pick from — will help set-up tent area, hang signage and clamp lights, set-up registration and other simple tasks (does NOT require heavy lifting or climbing ladders).
• Merchandise SalesTwo shifts to pick from — will help with event t-shirt sales & chocolate frog sales, as well as a few other simple tasks.
• Prefects (Group Leaders)Eight shifts to pick from — will carry a house banner and help lead house groups from bar to bar (i.e. cat wrangling) which can be done while enjoying the event yourself.
• House Letters (Calligraphists and Assistants)Two shifts to pick from — will either assist calligraphists or write names of attendees on Potter Pub Crawl Attendance Letters. NOTE: Assistant does not require knowledge of calligraphy, but calligraphy position does.
• FloatersTwo shifts to pick from — will help assist event organizers with crowd flow or other simple tasks needed at registration.

By VOLUNTEERING, you WILL GET a free ticket to the Potter Pub Crawl. If interested, send an email to with subject heading "I want to volunteer for the Potter Pub Crawl" and we'll add you to a super-secret Facebook group where you can request an area to volunteer in. Don't delay as we expect volunteer positions to fill up quickly!

November is shaping up to be THE most magical month yet in Atlanta and you'll have several chances to WIN tickets to the Nov. 18th POTTER PUB CRAWL! Various die-hard geek venues/groups are summoning up some great wizard-themed events so make sure to get them all on your magical calendars — the more events you attend and enter, the higher your chances are for winning tickets:

• Nov. 4-6: CONjuration Con — Conjuring up something special and intimate for fans of Harry Potter, Lord Of The Rings, The Hobbit, Once Upon A time & other magical literature, movies & experiences, CONjuration returns for another fun-filled, magical weekend the first weekend of November. Drop by the Markster Con Fan Table and sign-up for the TICKET GIVEAWAY to win tickets to the Potter Pub Crawl (or Wizard's Ball III) – we'll be set-up all weekend at the Con. Winners will be drawn via live video on Monday, Nov. 7th and will be contacted via email. We'll also post video of winners being drawn to (INFO: CONjurationCon.comMarriott Century Center, All Ages – FB Event HERE)

• Nov. 12: Harry Potter Cosplay Night — Battle & Brew, Atlanta’s premiere Geekbar, is known for hosting some of the area's biggest geek crowds. Their November themed cosplay night is HARRY POTTER so break out your robes and/or house colors and mingle with fellow wizards or juggles. Drop by the Markster Con Info. Table for WIZARD'S BALL and grab a RAFFLE TICKET which will enter you to win tickets to the Potter Pub Crawl (or Wizard's Ball III) – we'll draw the lucky winners immediately following the B&B Costume Contest (must be present to win). Also, if you enter the B&B Costume Contest you'll also have a chance to WIN TICKETS as part of the prize packs.  (INFO: – Battle & Brew, 18+ – FB Event HERE)

• Nov. 17: PROJECT COSPLAY: Harry Potter — Every month FanBolt presents a comedic Project Runway spoof "live design challenge" focusing on different pop culture themes with November being HARRY POTTER! Those wishing to watch the design mayhem who aren't registered to compete are encouraged to wear their house colors or favorite wizard themed attire. Everyone in attendance for PROJECT COSPLAY (in the back room) will be given a raffle ticket – winners of tickets to POTTER PUB CRAWL (or Wizard's Ball III) will be drawn before the start of the main competition. The venue, Joystick Gamebar, houses some of the most popular arcade games from years gone by in addition to having a top notch bar selection and comfortable, geeky lounge feel. (INFO: – Joystick Gamebar, 21+ – FB Event HERE)

So there you have it. If you want tickets you will DEFINITELY get them if you VOLUNTEER to help during the POTTER PUB CRAWL (remember, you'll still have time to enjoy the event). Or by attending any/all of the events above you'll also have a chance to WIN (odds of winning all depends on how many enter each raffle contest). The Wizard's Ball III, the following night after Potter Pub Crawl, still has tickets available via (more info. on that events at

November is a truly magical month – please visit to read all about it and remember, THIS WEEKEND is CONjuration, your first chance to WIN TICKETS (stop by the Markster Con Fan Table to enter!)