Help Wanted – Penguicon 2011

With Penguicon 2011 on the horizon, CFTP is looking to flesh out our “cast” with a couple of additional co-conspirators.  We are still looking for the following:

A Third Riffer

  • Background: Adam (kallisti_x) and Mike (OnyxSparrow) are the established “primary” riffers and hosts for the Penguicon event, however we recently lost our third riffer and are looking to replace her.
  • Job Details: You would be expected to stand before an audience of undetermined size for approximately 2 hours and co-host the event.  This involves participating in host segments and activities as well as making fun of the movie (we will have a sheet of “canned” riffs, but also are more-than-open to improvision).
  • Ideal Candidate: Our ideal candidate for this position is a female who is actively involved in the webcomics community and with a sense of humor.  We originally wanted a lady riffer to balance out the dronning monotone of Mike and Adam’s burly man voices, however we’re not sold on any specific sex, so as long as you’re vocally distinct it shouldn’t actually matter.
  • Pay: Probably none.  We are looking to possibly make and sell a DVD of the show at some point, so you (and your riffing) may be included in that; if that happens and we do (by some miracle) make money off of it, arrangements will be made at that time.  Otherwise, it’s all just for fun.

The Mysterious A/V Guy

  • Background: While the Riffers will be “hosting” the show, the A/V Guy will be the one in charge of actually running it – sitting behind the monitor and playing the videos on demand, making sure there is sound, all that fun stuff.  You will also be involved (in a limited capacity) in a couple of the host segments that require Host / A/V Guy interaction.
  • Job Details: Must know how to hit play and pause, as well as be able to operate the mics and some recording equipment.  Must be willing to withstand some mild verbal abuse (in jest).
  • Ideal Candidate: Again, we’re looking to (hopefully) draw from the Webcomic Community on this, since CFTP is almost entirely comprised of webcomic artists and authors looking to blow off steam.  If you have any official connections to the convention, that would be even better, but are not needed.
  • Pay: Probably none.  We are looking to possibly make and sell a DVD of the show at some point, so you (and your riffing) may be included in that; if that happens and we do (by some miracle) make money off of it, arrangements will be made at that time.  Otherwise, it’s all just for fun.

 Head Nurse

  • Background: This year’s CFTP is “sponsored” by HypocondriCo, a major pharmacutical company and makers of the popular drugs Placebo and (still experimental) Sideffectol.  You would be playing the part of the head nurse and liason between CFTP and HypocondriCo.
  • Job Details: Before the show, you will be randomly stopping people coming in and getting them to sign waivers saying that if they go mad from watching the movie, it’s not our fault.  At the halfway point, you will be conducting a “drug trial” where we give “pills” to the audience to see what happens.  You will also be involved in the rousing musical number at the very end, possibly leading a section.
  • Ideal Candidate: Again, we’re looking to (hopefully) draw from the Webcomic Community on this, since CFTP is almost entirely comprised of webcomic artists and authors looking to blow off steam.  Must have own nurse’s outfit.  Not looking for realistic – 1970’s “sexy candystriper” nurse works just fine.
  • Pay: Probably none.  We are looking to possibly make and sell a DVD of the show at some point, so you (and your riffing) may be included in that; if that happens and we do (by some miracle) make money off of it, arrangements will be made at that time.  Otherwise, it’s all just for fun.

If any of the above positions interest you, please contact Adam at kallisti@theappleofdiscord.com for more information.

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