Before the event:
- When invited to participate, smugly tell the autocrat you are philosophically opposed to the event’s concept
- Take on a role, then forget all about it
- Avoid event planning meetings “because you’re too busy”
- Ignore event announcements/website. Instead, call the autocrat late at night and ask stupid questions.
During the event:
- Forget to bring what you promised, arrive late, then deny you were ever asked
- On arrival, criticize the site’s attributes and say you know a far better venue. Even though you were silent during site discussions.
- Insist the directions to the site are “wrong” even though no one else had a problem.
- Demand free admittance “because I’m helping/I’m a single parent/I don’t have any money on me”, even though the autocrat paid full site fee.
- Block registers and heaters with your bags, then complain that the site is too cold.
- Interrupt the autocrat and ask if they are having “fun”
- Offer “helpful suggestions” to improve their next event. Tell the autocrat you can do it better.
- Question the autocrat’s motives for running the event – to their face
- If you’re working troll, leave your table unattended. Ignore the autocrat’s instructions. Forget about the NMS. Make up your own fees. Mishandle change. Steal.
- Complain about the food and its cost. If the food is on time, say it’s too fast/too much. If the food is a bit delayed, make faces at your fellow guests and tell off your server. Never help serve. Leave your food scraps on the table.
After the event:
- Forget your promise to help with take-down/clean-up, as you rush out to the post-rev. Or, stand around chatting and watch the autocrat cleaning on their hands and knees.
- If you lost in a competition, blame the autocrat
- Be difficult about turning in receipts or filing your own reports. If given a deadline, ignore the autocrat’s instructions, dump the material on a handy bystander and then claim innocence when the report goes in late.