Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
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Get Ready to Match the Stars!

Match Game SF, the game where you fill in the _____ to win prizes, is returning to BayCon this year, bigger and better than ever as part of the Masquerade Half-Time/Post-Show on Saturday night. Because drawing contestants randomly from the audience (as we've done in the past) isn't practical with such a large audience, we're asking people who would like to be contestants to sign up in advance at the BayCon Info Desk starting Friday afternoon. We'll select twelve candidates from among those who sign up, and draw randomly from them for our on-stage contestants. Candidates will get preferential seating at the Masquerade for themselves and one guest, and all candidates, regardless of whether they appear on stage or not, will get a Lovely Parting Gift.

Match Game SF is based on the 1970's game show hosted by Gene Rayburn and now showing on Game Show Network. Two contestants compete to try and guess how our six-person panel will answer fill-in-the-blank questions like "Captain Kirk has the biggest ____ in Starfleet!" Winners of the main game go on to the Super Match, where they can win a fabulous prize.

Prizes include a gift package from Costume-Con 26, gift certificates from BayCon dealers Springtime Creations and Cargo Cult Books, and a membership to BayCon 2008.

This year's panel includes a selection of regular returning panelists and "guest stars," including (subject to schedule change and personal commitments): Tom Galloway, Esther Friesner, Doug Berry, Martin Young, Chris Garcia, and Leigh Ann Hildebrand.

If you'd like to be a contestant on Match Game SF, sign up at the BayCon Information Desk starting Friday afternoon and then meet at the Info Desk at 5 PM Saturday for the Candidate selection and briefing. If you have questions about the game, post them here or see me (Kevin Standlee) at the Montreal in 2009 Worldcon Bid table.
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