The 2nd annual Trivia Championships of North America is approaching quickly. It will be held in Las Vegas, August 10-12 at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. I will be presenting an official TCONA individual competition called "5 BY 5" which features categories and buzzers, like Jeopardy. See to http://www.tcona.com
for more info. The prices go up soon, so sign up today!
If you are going, you can play the J! Simulator. I am bringing it for after hours competition. I have presented the J! simulator at TCONA 1 and many have said it allows people to play the most realistic game of Jeopardy without being on the actual show. Last year, during an impromptu after-TCONA party, about 20 of us gathered together to play Jeopardy into the wee hours of the night.
I am planning to host an after-TCONA J! simulator party on Sunday, August 12. If you would like to show off your creativity and write game(s) to be used on the simulator, they will be greatly appreciated. If you are attending the event, you can even host the game(s) you write. As an incentive for writers attending TCONA, I am going to schedule some 90-minute sessions at various times on Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the simulator just for writers (4 at a time). Each writer will host their game while the other 3 play those games.
I created an Excel template file that can be used to create your game. Send an email to b u z z e r b a t t l e @ g m a i l . c o m (no spaces) and I will send you the template and instructions.
When you have completed a game, send the excel file to the above email address. After the official TCONA schedule has been solidified, I will set up times for simulator sessions. The earlier you submit your game, the more choices of sessions you will have.
Everyone is invited to the August 12 after-party, but depending on the turn-out, you may have fewer chances to play. Either way, it will be a fun way to end the weekend. So if you can, plan your schedule so you can attend.
Hope to see you in Vegas.