Let Me Tease You
To all of those who have attended the Game Show Congress
this past year, you may have asked yourself, 'How can
they possibly top that?' Last year's GSC was quite
impressive - a luncheon honoring Monty Hall, Jack Narz
and Tom Kennedy, a Concentration Panel with Norm
Blumenthal, chances to play various game show legends in
their element, whether it was Jeopardy, Concentration of
Whew!, and many ways to participate. And of course, you
had us and a live version of WLTI. What more could be
Next year's GSC!
Last Wednesday was our first serious meeting on laying
down the framework for the 5th Annual Game Show
Congress. There's not a lot that I can be definite
about. I can say that the event will take place in the
Los Angeles Area and it will be sometime between late
July and Mid-August. Once the date is solidified, then
everything will start to fall into place. I'm not going
to talk about who we are aiming to get, because I don't
want to spread rumors (though that's pretty much what
I'm doing) but I will say that if they even get half of
the people that they want, this will easily eclipse GSC
4. If they get everyone that they want, then you will be
a fool if you miss it this year.
Of course, you wouldn't be reading all of this fluff and
not expect me to give you some stuff. Here's some stuff
- The convention Itself will probably expand from
three to four days. Expect to see a Thursday through
Sunday affair, with each day having a 'special' event
attached to it - an event which would alone be worth the
price of admission. Now imagine four of them over the
span of four days.
- The participation factor will exponentially
increase. The Game Show Tournament, which many people
have lauded, will now be all four days and the time
allocated to it will almost be doubled. That means more
games, more time for everyone to play them, and more
chances to get into the Game Show Round and play with
the Amazing Game Show Machine.
- Gameshownewsnet.com will be chairing this
year's Game Show Awards. There will be 20 categories.
Very soon, we'll be accepting your nominations and then
we'll be letting you vote on who should win the awards.
We'll give you incentive - if you are active in BOTH the
nominations AND the voting, then you may have a shot to
attend GSC FOR FREE! (You will have to pay your way for
travel and lodging, though - our budget isn't THAT big).
- Did anyone say field trips? GSC in late July
could offer up trips to Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
GSC in August may offer that, as well as the famous TPIR
pilgrimage. There could also be Family Feud tapings as
well as Rock Star, So You Think You Can Dance, and Trato
Hecho to pick from. A trip to see the Mouse would also
not be out of the question.
- Your favorite GSNN maniacs also return as WLTI
comes back for a second year - and we get more time.
Sounds good so far, eh? The scary thing is that I didn't
mention the main events or any other of the things
planned. You'll get another report in December, where I
can give you more information to warm your game playing
spirits up on a cold Winter's night.
Gordon Pepper can barely form a sentence without using
the phrase GSC. E-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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