Great news! Someone wants you to sound like an announcer! (I know, when was the last time you heard THAT direction!?!!)
Better news: you won’t have to stand outside at a cold intersection with a cardboard sign to get the invitation.
Better news yet: while you won’t get tons of fabulous job offers and a place to live, you might get your admission paid to a great gathering of professional…and very sharing…voice talent in Atlanta next month: the fabled Faffcon 2.
Friend Peter O’Connell [http://www.audioconnell.com] has come up with another in his series of Fauxditions. Go to his website, read the directions, and send in what you think you’d sound like if you were the new announcer on The Price Is Right. Male and female talent are equally welcomed. Peter has sample script, directions, and even a music bed for you to use. It’s all in fun, and you won’t find yourself on TV because of the audition…not even on Dr. Phil. But the declared winner will receive free admission to the two-day Faffcon event. Having attended the original gathering last fall in Portland, I can tell you this Un-Conference for voice talent is going to be a surprise-package of practical information no one can put a price on. Part of the reason for that is: no one really knows what’s going to be shared until we all get there!
You’ll also have a chance to automatically “give back” as well. Part of every Faffcon registration is put into a group donation to a charity in the host city which somehow promotes what we do in our profession. You can check the Faffcon 2 website to learn about this year’s recipient.
Start with the audio’connell website, follow the links, and set your “pipes” on “Announce”. It promises to be fun…and this year there’s even a prize! And even though I’ve indicated Faffcon itself is priceless, ya gotta admit: if you’re winning free admission, The Price Is (DEFINITELY) Right!
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