Comedy Club at Fanime 2009WHO:
Sign ups are open for participants for the Comedy Club at Fanime 2009 Panel! If you like doing standup and are a fanboy or fangirl, participating in this panel MAY BE FOR YOU! :3 We are looking for fans with a sense of humor to put out a short stand-up routine to entertain your fellow fan-people. There are no auditions. Slots are provided on a first-come first-served basis per the sign up information below! WHAT:
Comedy Club at Fanime 2009 is a second-year panel featuring your fellow otaku rocking the house with jokes about anime, manga, and fandom.WHERE:
Fanime Con 2009! WHEN:
Confirmed SATURDAY evening of the convention. CONFIRMED TIME 9PM-11PM Confirmed location Marriott Salon IV, V, VI (Panel room 3)SIGN UP INFORMATION:
Due to interest for resigning up and the current number of people already signed up, I am planning on a two hour evening panel on SATURDAY. If you MUST go to something else during Saturday night... this is probably not for you.
We currently have FIVE people signed up, so sign ups are open for about FOUR more slots! PM me for questions or sign up! If you’re not sure yet if you’re going to the convention itself, please do not sign up. I will be requesting badge numbers for people who are signing up, unless you were a participant last year.
Routines should be 5-7 minutes unless we talk about a different time-line. I will try to accommodate requests of up to 13 minutes if time permits. Please let me know if you would like to try for a longer timeslot. If we have extra time at the end we'll simply do an improv routine with all the participants if we are short on the individual sets. To ensure we don't all do a 5 minute performance and have 20 minutes of dead time, please let me know well ahead of time (end of March) how long your routine will be.
Please script or outline your performance to check for time. It really isn't as easy as it looks, the only thing worse than being not funny is awkward silence when you run out of stuff to say. Please let me know as soon as possible how long your routine will be so I can accommodate longer/shorter ones. The later you ask for a time period the less likely I'll be able to accomodate you since I will just assume you have a 5-7 minute set when I do sign ups. Thanks!
The panel should be appropriate for a 16+ audience. If you're not sure if something is too racy... leave it out. Swear words are okay as long as you don't base your entire routine on them.
Towards the con, I will be asking for phone numbers so I can contact you if there's a change in plans. I will also provide my number in case you cannot make it and don't find out until the con.
Props are okay as long as you are allowed to have said prop on convention hall grounds according to all state/federal laws and convention rules, and will be allowed only if they only require less than 5 minutes to set up before the panel (not after someone else's act, please), will not get in the way of the other participants and audience members and only 2 minutes to clean up *by yourself* Anything that you damage at the convention center will be all you. I'll be more than happy to turn you and your contact information over to the convention organizers if you do something stupid on an epic scale :3.
Any questions, send them to my e-mail at ayabrea at gmail dot com or send me a PM. I'll be updating this post with news and info as they come up!Update 1/27/09:
I have submitted the panel form for a two hour panel. We now have seven people signed up (woo hoo!) Update 3/2/09:
Subtracted two people from the roster since they either changed their mind or could not confirm. But hey, more time for everyone else :3Update 3/11/09:
Panel accepted. Timeslot pending. Also, we now have a Facebook Group. W00t. http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=68162244788&view=user#/group.php?gid=68162244788Update 3/22/09
Panel confirmed for SATURDAY NIGHT.Update 5/5/09
Panel time verified set for 8pm - 10pm, though last minute changes may happen, so keep your eyes peeled. I also need INTRODUCTIONS from the participants (what you want me to say about you before introducing you and what you want me to call you.)Update 5/17/09
Panel time CHANGED (my bad, I read the table wrong!) 9PM-11PM. Please come on by at 9PM! :3 :3 :3 Marriott Salon IV, V, and IV (Panel room 3). See you guys there!! :3 :3