NOVA Open Terrain Volunteers:
As you all know, the NOVA Open is a small organization. Much of the money that we earn from admission fees goes into venue and storage costs. We certainly can’t afford to pay wages to the dozens upon dozens of people that contribute to a successful event every year. So, understand that I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I consider the volunteers to be the lifeblood of the NOVA Open. Your dedication and resolve are what carry us through to the main event.
I first heard about the NOVA back in 2010. I went to the event and took some pictures. The next year, my wife and I spend a lovely (a.k.a. humid as Hell) June evening hanging out in the Brandt’s garage, gluing sand onto some hills. Thus I became involved in terrain building for the NOVA. In the last five years, it’s been a joy and an honor to meet all the enthusiastic gamers that the NOVA attracts. Because of the terrain builds, the NOVA isn’t just a once a year event for me. It goes on all year long. And it’s you, the other volunteers, who make the long hours, forfeited Saturdays, and extensive homework projects all worth it.
Now that terrain building has closed on NOVA Open 2016, I wanted to just take a minute to send out a heartfelt thank you to everyone who volunteered this year. Your help was invaluable and greatly appreciated. We couldn’t put on this event without you. But I also enjoyed your company. I hope to see you all next year for more terrain day fun.
NOVA Open Minister of Terrain
Director for Creative Projects and Deliverables
Leader of Bob’s Builders