Team 2976 is excited to announce that we’ll be opening up our robot reveal event to teams in the community this year! Our reveal event provides teams with a professionally organized stage experience, complete with keynote-style graphics and our dedicated A/V crew. Approximately 8 slots are available. There is no restriction on which teams may apply, but keep in mind that you will be responsible for traveling to Skyline High School (1122 228th Ave SE, Sammamish, WA, 98075) at least twice for prep work and the event itself. While it might be surprising to see invites going out so early, the prep work for an event like this takes as much time as we can get, so we’re starting the process with ample time to produce a stunning show.
Since Wilsonville is the only week 2 event, and we don’t think many of the western WA teams to be there, expect the event to occur during that weekend - we want to give teams enough time to complete their robot, and week 1 events are sometimes good footage-collection opportunities.
We’d like to remind teams that this event will require some level of time commitment from each respective team’s media team or lead, as we will be asking for footage from you to make our graphics. We’ll handle all the editing and production logistics, but we’d like for teams to provide us with footage in a timely manner. Don’t worry, we’ll also be making guides for best practices as well as sending specific shot lists to teams for their assigned portions, and we’ll work closely with selected teams to make sure everything is in working order before the event.
We’re looking to hold this event in either the Issaquah High School or Skyline High School theatres. The 2 schools are within 5 miles of each other, so we don’t expect the venue selection to make a big difference in travel times for teams. We will follow up with the final event location when team selections are announced.
If you’re interested, fill out this form by October 31: https://forms.gle/ZHRzviCfrvVRTG3YA
Here’s a brief timeline that we’ve tentatively laid out (subject to change):
November Week 1: Teams are selected and a follow-up email is sent, teams will select their time slot orders and their preferred soundtracks.
November Week 3: Soundtrack and order assignments announced, media collection seminar 1 for presenters.
December Week 2: Shot lists finalized for each team and sent out so they can prepare once build season comes.
January Week 4: Check-in with teams and shirts are ordered - last chance for teams to drop the event. Scriptwriting process begins.
February Week 1: Media Collection and Scriptwriting seminars - general guidance.
February Week 3-4: Scripts are due and finalized.
February 26: First Online read-through
March 3: GRAPHICS FINALIZED - SHOW IS LOCKED FROM HERE
March 10: Second Online read-through - final show details
March 11: Dress rehearsal in Issaquah High School or Skyline High School theatre - robots do not need to be present, just presenters.
March 12: REVEAL EVENT - Presenters arrive early to set up.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to drop a comment below and I’ll tell you as much as I can. We’re super excited to offer teams this experience this year and we hope to see you all there!