(suggested idea, let me know what you think)
PAX 2005; I'm going, you're going, your neighbors dog is going. It will be sweet, but it's missing something...
Enter the "2005 Penny Arcade Expo Nerd Rap Battle tournament!"
An amateur rap battle tournament designed to test the mettle of all of the Penny-Arcade readers that also tread on the M.C. side of things
The first few rounds could be in the game rooms with copies of "Get on da mic" / with a kareoke machine style set up with a couple of generic beats (Whichever would be easiest), the next few round could be in the smaller auditorium, and the final bitter duel could be on Saturday to open up the show!
Judges would be volunteers/ members of Optimus Rhyme, MC Chris's backing band, The Minibosses, MC Front's backing band/ whomever.
Prizes include ... haven't thought that far ahead
It would pretty much be run like a regular tournament, just with WAY more use of the line "I'm not kidding with these rhymes you see, cause All your base belongs to me"
Let me know if you're interested. Considering the large number of people attending and the large number of Nerd Rap superstars at the event this could be a really fun and oddly fitting distraction.
I made a topic about this a little bit ago athttp://www.penny-arcade.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=88278&start=0
and people seemed to be interested, it got 800 some views and 40 some replies in under a week and while naysayers existed in the topic; it seems like it would be enjoyed by most
Sorry about double posting this by the way, I figured that adding "For Gabe" in the topic line would give it a better chance of being spotted.