On behalf of Team 399, I would like to announce that we will be hosting our 4th Annual RoboProm this year at the National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia. Since its inception, the attendance to the event has doubled every year. Last year close to 500 people attended. This year, we’re hoping to get approximately 1000 people to come and enjoy the fun.
We’re wondering about prices. Last year we did $16 at the door and $12 pre-sale. Because the room needs to be twice as large (and we’ll probably need twice as much punch), we’ve raised the prices slightly for $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. Let us know if this is acceptable, although a real prom is close to $120 (depending on the school) and this prom is 1000000 x pi more fun!
People seriously pay more than like $20 for a prom? Like, really?
Anyway, Roboprom was a ton of fun the last two years I went. I guess I’m a (17 year old) college student now, and the new 1000 - person size is a bit intimidating, but I recommend it to anyone. Especially if you don’t normally go to school dances or whatever.
I had my one and only chance going to the roboprom last year, but ditched the idea at the last moment when I realized that I’d have to be totally focused with the competition the following day. Because our team, which came all the way from winning first place in the Israel regional, was quite small, and I had to fill in about 2-3 roles at the same time during the whole competition. I’m really sorry I didn’t go to the prom, but I didn’t really have any say about it anway, because the whole team had to be together all the time.
1923 went to RoboProm last year, and it was amazing. I’d recommend it to anyone. I hope 1923 goes again, and if 229 goes I’ll try to see if the kids can/want to go. It’s so much fun! If either team goes, I’m totally going as a mentor chaperone!
My team hasn’t been to Atlanta for several years, so I’ve never had the opportunity to go, but I’ve heard that it’s loads of fun! If the tables turn and 1189 makes it down there this year, I’ll definitely find some way to attend. With a really awesome dress (right, Libby? : ).
We have fun as mentors too while we are there. There is something for everyone while you are at the event. Usually, most of the older mentors are outside discussing the game or getting to meet other mentors from other teams. Some can also be found inside the area dancing too
We do our best to make it a safe and enjoyable environment for all and the hotel staff usually do a great job in assisting with the effort. We may be doing it at the Omni again this year, but we are looking around just in case we find something else a little cheaper. Our team will let you know when we finalize the project.
For Nawaid Ladak, the Disc Jockey was horrible due to the fact that he played songs that should not have been played, he did not mix one song into another, he just immediately crossfaded into another song, and last but not least, his music archive was pratically 1 gb.
I thought the 2008 DJ was much better myself. I asked last year’s if he had Daft Punk and he said “no, man, mostly Top 40 stuff, sorry.” Then they played One More Time.
The crossfading could have been handled better too, but it wasn’t really a deal breaker for me. The lack of variety and mediocre time I was having with my friends made me enjoy it less than 2008. Though the guys from Aces High were cool!