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Karaoke

Sit in the lounge and relax, or strengthen your vocal cords in front of your friends. We have a large library of music and can print most lyrics. Though, it's always a good idea to bring your own CD/Audio player with you if there is a song you really want to sing.

Open Karaoke Guidelines:
The only songs allowed during open karaoke are of Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Thai origin. You may sing songs in English that have been translated from their original East-Asian language. Music that is not allowed includes, but is not limited to: any fan made parody music, music that is from anime created in the United States (L33T Street boys will be allowed), Disney music (unless it is the Japanese versions form the Kingdom Hearts game franchise), and standard American music. Songs must not be over six minutes in length to be fair to other participants. Individuals signing up with disallowed songs will be removed from the queue. Participants are not allowed to sign up twice in a row at the queue, even if they are assisting someone else. All music must be of PG-13 rating or less.

The Quest Number System
In order to move the process along and get people on the stage quickly, each person will be called by the number they are given when they sign up at the front desk. Participants are allowed to announce themselves when they reach the stage. Your name/Call-sign will be kept so no one takes your number. Your number will be called aloud three times if you do not respond, we will move on. Please visit the forums for rules related to karaoke and direct any unanswered questions there.

The Karaoke Shuffle
Times: 5pm-8pm
Sign ups: on Friday during Open Karaoke.
Ten contestants will test their luck against a list of preselected music. They will need all their talent, improv skills and ability to endure hardship to survive. Roll the giant D20 and take your chance against fate! Judging will be done be a pre selected panel of three judges.

The Karaoke Contest
Time: Saturday 6pm-8pm
Signups: Friday during open karaoke (no Saturday signups)
Ten contestants! They will perform their practiced songs to get one shot at karaoke glory! The Contestants will be judged by the audience using the ballots provided. Five contestants will be pre-registered on the forums and five will be registered at convention.

The Karaoke Challenge
Time: Any time during Open Karaoke!
Signups: None
Open karaoke will be paused randomly and one or two people will be asked to volunteer for a song they have probably never heard of before. The song will be played once in its entirety for them to get a feel for it. Then they will be provided with the song lyrics and they will attempt the song themselves. Participants will be given a small prize.

Contestants will be judged by the audience, ballots will be provided.

Any changes or special events will be posted in Con Chowda.