Retro Con 2015 Karaoke Contest!
Our friend Nagi has kindly offered to host and sponsor a karaoke contest at Retro Con 2015! To be held on Saturday at the show, sign-ups will begin at 11:15AM at the Raffle table near the front of the hall. We will make an announcement about it. There are no sign-up fees or age restrictions.
The contest will run about an hour long, so we can only accept around 12 contestants in total. The contest itself will happen at 2:00PM in the panel area at the show.
We will have a wide variety of 80’s classics to choose from. Most will have on-screen lyrics to follow along with, but we will also be supplementing these with a few geek-related favorites that will have a *lyrics sheet only* (consider these “extra credit” choices).
The contest rules are as follows:
#1. No staff or volunteers may enter
#2. Singing in costume is allowed, but will not affect the judges’ scoring.
#3. No props or skits are allowed.
#4. Solo artists only, please.
#5. Songs will be picked on a first-come, first-served basis. Songs will not be held for specific contestants. Also, outside music will not be allowed.
#6. No instruments will be allowed.
#7. All contestants must arrive at the panel/event room *15 minutes* prior to showtime for check-in and singing order. If you are not present around this time, you may forfeit your entry.
#8. Please no heckling from the audience or other contestants. Anyone found to be disorderly will be asked to leave the panel area.
#9. You MUST rock.
The 1st Place winner of the contest will receive an unopened Transformers Masterpiece Ultra Magnus figure! Available only through import stores at the moment, this fully-transformable toy is valued at nearly $200!!
Other prizes for runners-up include the “RoboCup” and the 1:21 scale diecast Ectomobile by Joyride!
So consider signing up and channeling your inner 80’s rocker or one-hit wonder!