I have volunteered to assist Gateway Comic Con, an event organized and existing under the laws of Illinois, with the 2018 Gateway Comic Con convention in a variety of capacities.
I have volunteered my time and services because of my support for Gateway Comic Con and the fan community of the St. Louis region, and my desire to participate actively in the furtherance of its work. I understand that my activities as a volunteer entail a risk of physical injury or death and that I may be exposed to hazards arising from manual labor. I also understand that this is a volunteer position and is not meant to be a paying job or have monetary gain. I understand the compensation offered for volunteering cannot exceed the amount of the badge I purchased.
I expressly assume all risks associated with such hazards, as well as all other risks associated with or arising from my volunteer activities. Because the assertion of claims against Gateway Comic Con for personal injury occurring during my volunteer service would be antithetical to my support of Gateway Comic Con and its goals of providing a convention for the fans of St. Louis and would reduce the ability of Gateway Comic Con to accomplish its purposes, I grant this release.
On behalf of myself, my estate and the personal representative thereof, my heirs and assigns, I hereby forever release, hold harmless, defend and indemnify Gateway Comic Con, their staff members, directors, and fellow volunteers, from any and all costs, claims, losses, liabilities or damages arising from or in any way related to, my service as a volunteer in the above-described project.
I intend this release and indemnity to be effective, regardless whether the claim of liability is asserted in negligence, strict liability in tort, or other theory of recovery. For myself, my estate and the personal representative thereof, my heirs and assigns, I covenant and agree to make no claim, nor to institute any suit, action or proceeding against either Gateway Comic Con its officers, directors, or fellow volunteers, relating to any accident, incident or occurrence arising out of, or in connection with, my volunteer activities.
By submitting this form, the applicant acknowledges that the above information is true. All information within this form is for Gateway Comic Con use only, and is not shared with outside parties. By submitting this form, the applicant agrees to the terms listed on the application and contract.