Gearing up for Anime St. Louis and Tekko, need your help!

Busy day is busy!

I still need a bunch of people surveyed for Pointless: Pokémon, which I’ll be featuring at Tekko in a few weeks and Anime St. Louis shortly thereafter. If you have some spare time today and haven’t answered these questions already, please do so! (And please do not study up to answer any of these questions; they are timed and I need them to be “off the top of your head.”) Thanks so much!

A) “FOUR VOWELS”
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3388823/Pointless-Q14-FOUR-VOWELS

B) “NON-EVOLVERS”
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3357357/Pointless-Q13-NON-EVOLVERS

C) “SURFERS”
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3344280/Pointless-Q12-SURFERS

D) “2-WORD MOVES”
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3339802/Pointless-Q11-TWO-WORD-MOVES

E) “FLYING”
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3330887/Pointless-Q10-FLYING

F) “FACTS ABOUT EEVEE”
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3327459/7889dae17cfc

G) “BERRIES”
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3299760/POINTLESS-Q3-BERRIES

Fact Sheet: Play Your Cards Right

The newest game show in my lineup, Play Your Cards Right is based on the UK version of the classic television game show Card Sharks. Fans have been asking me to do this game for a while, but another group has been successfully hosting Card Sharks for a while now, and I typically don’t like doing game shows that other groups did first. Playing the game by the UK rules, though, it’s different enough that they’re fine with it. It will make its debut at Zenkaikon this year.

playyourcardsright

Two couples face off against each other in this game for control of their cards. Prior to the show we surveyed 100 people and asked them all sorts of questions related to fandom. The couples’ job is to guess how many out of 100 answered a certain way. Each time one couple makes a guess, the other couple guesses whether the correct answer is higher or lower. If they’re right, they get control of their cards and must guess whether each card in their line is higher or lower than the one before it. If they make it to the end without making a mistake they win the game and a bonus prize! Win two out of three and the couple heads to the Points for Prizes bonus game, where points make prizes! (Bruce Forsyth: “What do points make?” Audience: “PRIZES!”)

Technical:

This game requires 90 minutes including setup time.  It requires the use of projector and screen (VGA/HDMI and minijack). A minimum of two microphones is requested (three is ideal). Stage layout includes one table for the contestants (placed at stage left or stage right) and two 6- or 8-foot tables placed at center stage or as near to it as possible, where we’ll be dealing and displaying the cards for the game.

Preferred title for the schedule:

Greggo’s Game Shows: Play Your Cards Right

Program book description:

It’s a new Greggo’s game show, based on predictions! We’ve asked 100 fans a series of survey questions prior to the show, and it’s up for you and your partner to correctly predict what those 100 people said! If you’re right, and then you Play Your Cards Right, you’ll have the chance to win lots of lovely loot! We’re looking for two couples to play this game; make sure you’re there at the beginning of the show and you might be chosen!

Prize support recommendation:

A maximum of $120 worth of prizes. While this can sometimes be supplemented by my own prize support, it is recommended that the convention supplies prizes whenever possible. It is acceptable to offer gift certificates equal to the “cash value” won by the contestants in this game. Gift certificates may be requisitioned and acquired by the convention after the end of the event and sent to the winners.

 

Proposing a change to the Patreon

Hello, everyone!

As you’ve likely been able to guess, things have slowed down a bit, during a month where I haven’t really had any bookings. I recently took on a part-time job in order to help make ends meet when things are slow, and that has taken some time to adjust as the hours aren’t hours I’m used to being active.

The Patreon is about to hit its computer goal. At the current rate I should pass the $1000 goal set for the new computer by the May payment date. I will also be at the end of a four consecutive convention streak by then, so you can expect little from the Youtube channel during the month of April, since I’ll likely be at my part-time job one or two days in between what will be four consecutive cons.

Would you guys be happier if I changed the Patreon back to a “per video” format? That way in months like March and April, where I will likely not post more than a video or two, you won’t feel like your money was wasted without much content as a reward?

Adding a third camera made the quality of video a lot better, but it adds a whole extra layer of difficulty when it comes to editing things together. Once we hit the computer goal I can start to use some of that money to hire a person to edit every third or so video if that’s what it will take to keep regular content flowing, and if I switch to “per video” the money from one video can be directly allocated to the next one, if that’s what you guys want.

Please let me know your thoughts, and thanks as always for your support.

The next video will be The Price is Right from last year’s Kami-Con but that’s a *FOUR* camera edit, so it’s taking a while and will likely be uploaded in parts.

Play Your Cards Right debuting at Zenkaikon!

As announced earlier this week on my social media, I will be debuting a brand new game show next month at Zenkaikon: Play Your Cards Right. In order to make the game work, I have released several surveys that ask general (and in some cases very specific) questions about fandom, and I need your help to ensure we have 100 people surveyed for each one!

If you qualify for these questions, please take the linked surveys and help me get to 100. Thanks so much, and look forward to the game!

Question 1, for anyone who has attended a fandom convention:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3301457/PLAY-YOUR-CARDS-RIGHT-SURVEY-1

Question 2, for anyone who would consider themselves an anime fan who has been so for at least the last five years:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3305919/PLAY-YOUR-CARDS-RIGHT-SURVEY-2

Question 3, for everyone:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3311360/PLAY-YOUR-CARDS-RIGHT-SURVEY-3

Question 4, for anyone currently in a relationship:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3315631/PLAY-YOUR-CARDS-RIGHT-SURVEY-4

Question 5, for anyone who plays video games regularly:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3336647/PLAY-YOUR-CARDS-RIGHT-SURVEY-5

Question 6, for everyone:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3346427/PLAY-YOUR-CARDS-RIGHT-SURVEY-6