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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Johnblue » Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:49 pm

One of the contestant coordinators asked almost everyone about their "fur babies." I think if I get an audition again, I'll make up a dog or cat.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by triviawayne » Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:27 am

Johnblue wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:49 pm
One of the contestant coordinators asked almost everyone about their "fur babies." I think if I get an audition again, I'll make up a dog or cat.
If they're that interested in fur babies, they might ask to see a picture on your cellphone...copy one from the internet to be prepared.
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Post by Magna » Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:25 pm

Johnblue wrote:
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:49 pm
One of the contestant coordinators asked almost everyone about their "fur babies." I think if I get an audition again, I'll make up a dog or cat.
That's the kind of question I got at the last audition, though not about a pet.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by vixie85 » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm

Has anyone received the emailed invitation and then not received the follow up email with the actual location of the audition? I got an email to audition in New York on April 22 and replied yes immediately but with the audition less than a week away, I still don't have the details. I replied again this morning, but so far no response. I've read the initial email dozens of times and I'm sure I did everything right. Any ideas or experiences?

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Volante » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:01 pm

vixie85 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Has anyone received the emailed invitation and then not received the follow up email with the actual location of the audition? I got an email to audition in New York on April 22 and replied yes immediately but with the audition less than a week away, I still don't have the details. I replied again this morning, but so far no response. I've read the initial email dozens of times and I'm sure I did everything right. Any ideas or experiences?
They say 10 business days, but not knowing when you received the initial... *shrug*?
My confirmation took 10 days (not business) to turn up after the initial.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:28 am

vixie85 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Has anyone received the emailed invitation and then not received the follow up email with the actual location of the audition? I got an email to audition in New York on April 22 and replied yes immediately but with the audition less than a week away, I still don't have the details. I replied again this morning, but so far no response. I've read the initial email dozens of times and I'm sure I did everything right. Any ideas or experiences?
I would say check and double check to make sure no emails have gone to a spam folder. I don't know how likely, but maybe the second email could have been from a different address than the first. If no luck there, then I guess double check that the address you've sent your emails to is the correct address that the initial email told you to use. If nothing seems amiss there, then I guess you're in a bad spot.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by triviawayne » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:46 am

vixie85 wrote:
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:48 pm
Has anyone received the emailed invitation and then not received the follow up email with the actual location of the audition? I got an email to audition in New York on April 22 and replied yes immediately but with the audition less than a week away, I still don't have the details. I replied again this morning, but so far no response. I've read the initial email dozens of times and I'm sure I did everything right. Any ideas or experiences?
I would email again to be sure. I would also go into my sent items and print the original reply. Then if I heard nothing, I would just show up, and explain that you never got a reply.

The worst that happens is they turn you away from the audition; the best that happens is they let you in.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by PowerofHoodoo » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:43 pm

Any boardies care to let us know how their NYC audition went?

Retroactive good luck to those who had auditions yesterday and today! Anyone know if Saturday is the last day in New York?

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Post by Prizes » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:25 pm

This will be made friends only in one week. Basically an overall review of my day and the audition, 4/21 in NYC. Some RARE (but great!) things happened, and I think I made an incredible impression.

https://www.facebook.com/jessica.brand6 ... 687557241/

Any questions you have that I didn't answer about the process in general, specific, or otherwise, I'm good for it! No test material specific questions, of course. Good golly, this was a Top 10 day AT LEAST in my life. Outstanding. Maggie and I, ohhh man, that went well with energy bounceback and playing off one another. We got along like peas in a pod, surreal.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by MasterCone » Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:29 pm

PowerofHoodoo wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:43 pm
Any boardies care to let us know how their NYC audition went?

Retroactive good luck to those who had auditions yesterday and today! Anyone know if Saturday is the last day in New York?
Today (Sunday) was the last day in NYC

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by raccoonleaf » Mon May 01, 2017 2:13 pm

raccoonleaf wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:14 pm
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:46 am
It was rumored a few months ago that there was going to be a test this month, and it didn't happen unless I missed it. Has anyone heard anything about a test in the near future?
There has not been a test since October.

The only rumor I've seen is that the next online qualifying test is in May (Go to about 3:50 http://www.azfamily.com/clip/13037316/j ... -auditions).

Has anyone kept a list of which cities have had invites and/or auditions since October? Here's what I've seen:

Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Looks like May wasn't just a rumor.

https://www.jeopardy.com/be-a-contestant/

EDIT: You get a chance to choose your cities again.

Houston
Austin
Seattle
Vancouver
Chicago
Omaha
D.C.
Baltimore
Boston
New York
Toronto
Denver
Charlotte, NC
Pittsburg
Tampa
Los Angeles

Looks like the cities are grouped by geographic region, but there's no real rhyme or reason to the order. That makes me think they're going to Texas next, then the Pacific NW, then the Midwest... etc.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by billiej » Mon May 01, 2017 2:34 pm

raccoonleaf wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 2:13 pm
raccoonleaf wrote:
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:14 pm
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:46 am
It was rumored a few months ago that there was going to be a test this month, and it didn't happen unless I missed it. Has anyone heard anything about a test in the near future?
There has not been a test since October.

The only rumor I've seen is that the next online qualifying test is in May (Go to about 3:50 http://www.azfamily.com/clip/13037316/j ... -auditions).

Has anyone kept a list of which cities have had invites and/or auditions since October? Here's what I've seen:

Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
New York, NY
Looks like May wasn't just a rumor.

https://www.jeopardy.com/be-a-contestant/

EDIT: You get a chance to choose your cities again.

Houston
Austin
Seattle
Vancouver
Chicago
Omaha
D.C.
Baltimore
New York
Toronto
Denver
Charlotte, NC
Pittsburg
Tampa
Los Angeles

Looks like the cities are grouped by geographic region, but there's no real rhyme or reason to the order. That makes me think they're going to Texas next, then the Pacific NW, then the Midwest... etc.
Boston is also an option.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by raccoonleaf » Mon May 01, 2017 2:40 pm

billiej wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Boston is also an option.
Fixed

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by boson » Mon May 01, 2017 2:58 pm

Woohoo!! Toronto and Vancouver!!!

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by John Boy » Mon May 01, 2017 3:00 pm

I passed the online quiz in October. For me to take the quiz scheduled for the end of may would be:

a. redundant; can't hurt but can't help; or

b. prohibited; might get me booted from the pool; or

c. quite all right; nothing to be gained or lost; or

d. encouraged; passing again might help.


What do you think???

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by TomFromMD » Mon May 01, 2017 3:32 pm

I passed the online quiz in October. For me to take the quiz scheduled for the end of may would be:

a. redundant; can't hurt but can't help; or

b. prohibited; might get me booted from the pool; or

c. quite all right; nothing to be gained or lost; or

d. encouraged; passing again might help.

I TOOK THE TEST LAST YEAR. CAN I TAKE IT AGAIN?
Per the Faq:
If you took last year’s test, you are welcome to participate in this round of testing even if it hasn’t been a full year. There are two exceptions to this rule:

1.You are not eligible if you took the test and attended an in-person audition within the last 18 months. If you did attend an audition, but you would like to take the test "just for fun,” please select "Yes" for the appropriate show history eligibility question. You will not be considered for a contestant audition.

2.If you attended an authorized Jeopardy! contestant event (e.g., Jeopardy! Challenge), passed a qualifying test and participated in an audition, you must wait 18 months from the date of that audition before you are eligible to take the online test. If you did not pass the qualifying test, the regular online test rules apply. Any attempt to take the online test during your period of ineligibility could result in disqualification.
Presumably, it would restart the clock for your eligibility. I'd say d).

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by classicroadster » Mon May 01, 2017 4:37 pm

John Boy wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 3:00 pm
I passed the online quiz in October. For me to take the quiz scheduled for the end of may would be:

a. redundant; can't hurt but can't help; or

b. prohibited; might get me booted from the pool; or

c. quite all right; nothing to be gained or lost; or

d. encouraged; passing again might help.


What do you think???
How do you know you passed? If you have not been invited to an audition, you did not pass (regardless of what your score was) and can/should take the test again. If you have auditioned in the last 18 months, you should not. That's pretty much it.

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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by JLJ » Mon May 01, 2017 5:12 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 4:37 pm

How do you know you passed? If you have not been invited to an audition, you did not pass (regardless of what your score was) and can/should take the test again. If you have auditioned in the last 18 months, you should not. That's pretty much it.
Yes, this, exactly.

There's not a number that's an automatic "pass" straight to an audition.

If you have taken a test without getting an audition, take the test again.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by triviawayne » Mon May 01, 2017 5:31 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 4:37 pm
John Boy wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 3:00 pm
I passed the online quiz in October. For me to take the quiz scheduled for the end of may would be:

a. redundant; can't hurt but can't help; or

b. prohibited; might get me booted from the pool; or

c. quite all right; nothing to be gained or lost; or

d. encouraged; passing again might help.


What do you think???
How do you know you passed? If you have not been invited to an audition, you did not pass (regardless of what your score was) and can/should take the test again. If you have auditioned in the last 18 months, you should not. That's pretty much it.
That if you passed part is regarding the im person qualifying test--you are told if you passed that.

I didn't know they still did those, and could be some information they didn't update as there were no eligibility questions when I signed up today.
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Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Mon May 01, 2017 9:15 pm

raccoonleaf wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 2:40 pm
billiej wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 2:34 pm
Boston is also an option.
Fixed

Thank goodness (although I know how whiny that must sound to the many boardies who have flown hundreds of miles for an audition - for us densely populated East Coasters even a trip from New England to New York is a major effort).

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