Have you always dreamed of being a Wheel of Fortune star? This weekend is your chance! The Wheelmobile is coming to Austin in search of contestants!
Here’s the rundown on how you can be the next game show’s star!
What is the Wheelmobile? The Wheelmobile is a 36-foot Winnebago that tours nationwide in search of contestants for television’s #1 game show. The Wheelmobile team is coming your way to find contestants in the Austin area!
Where and when will the Wheelmobile event take place? The Wheelmobile event will take place during two special days of contestant searches.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 28th & 29th from 1 PM – 5 PM
* The event will be held inside the North portion of First Texas Honda’s Showroom. Parking for the event will be available in the North parking lot accessed via Shoal Creek Boulevard, located to the East of the dealership off of Steck Avenue. The main entrance for the event will be the North loading dock doors leading to the Showroom.
We will begin handing out applications one hour before each show begins. Shows will begin at 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, and 4:00 PM, with each show lasting about an hour. There is no need to arrive hours in advance of the event. Everyone who attends the event will be able to submit an application. We will select participants to come to the stage and audition via a random draw.
How does it work?
There are three Wheel of Fortune shows during each day of a Wheelmobile event. Each show lasts approximately one hour.
Everyone who comes to a Wheelmobile event will receive a color-coded application. The color of the application tells you what time the game you are eligible for will begin.
Fill out your application and drop it in a nearby receptacle. Just before show time, we will put all the applications in a big golden drum that sits on the stage.
When the show begins, our Wheelmobile host will pick applications at random from the drum and call participants up to the stage (in groups of five) to play the game.
On stage, we will do a brief interview with each contestant and play a version of the Wheel of Fortune Speed-Up Round.
Each person who comes up to the stage will be evaluated as a potential contestant for the show. At the end of the puzzle all contestants on stage will be awarded a prize. (Wheel of Fortune hats, t-shirts and duffle bags are just some of the stuff you might win.)
Wheel of Fortune is looking for good game players who are energetic, enthusiastic and fun. This is your opportunity to shine. Show us what you’ve got!
After the Wheelmobile event in your area has been conducted, we will choose the people we believe will be the best candidates for the show (based on their overall performance on stage) to take part in a final round of auditions. These final auditions will take place in the Austin area within a few months after our last event date.
We will get as many people up to the stage as we can. However, we know there will be many more folks at our Wheelmobile events than we can possibly audition. For this reason, we will reserve some slots in the final auditions for those individuals who attended Wheelmobile events but did not make it up to the stage. After all Wheelmobile events have been conducted, we will draw a number of names at random from all the applications we receive in the Austin area for these slots.
If you are invited to the final auditions, you will receive a letter or email within a few months of our last Wheelmobile event.
What are the contestant eligibility requirements?
You must be 18 years of age.
You are not eligible to be a contestant on Wheel of Fortune if you work for, or are related to, anyone who works for Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Sony Pictures Television Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., Sony Pictures Television International, Quadra Productions, Inc., CBS Television Distribution Group, Enteractive Solutions Group, The Visionaire Group, Klick Communications Inc., Promotional Consideration Inc., game show prize suppliers, KXAN-TV (including its advertisers and affiliated radio stations), or any TV stations or networks broadcasting Wheel of Fortune or Jeopardy!.
You are not eligible to appear on Wheel of Fortune if you have appeared on another game show, dating-relationship show or reality show in the last year or three game shows, dating-relationship shows or reality shows in the last ten years.
You are not eligible if you have appeared on any version of Wheel of Fortune, including “Teen Week,” “Wheel 2000,” or the daytime version of the show.
All expenses incurred while interviewing and (if selected as a contestant) appearing on the show, including airfare, hotel, etc. are the responsibility of the applicant.
A contestant audition does not guarantee a spot on the show. The applicant understands that Wheel of Fortune is under no obligation to use him/her as a contestant. It is entirely at the producer’s discretion.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS SHALL BE MADE FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL LIMITATIONS AND/OR DISABILITIES.
Today is the Annual Valentine’s Wine Walk at the Hill Country Galleria!
This is a fun and free way to enjoy this wonderful weather, wine, and Austin.
You’ll pick up a map for the night at Twin Liquors at the Hill Country Galleria, which will serve as your guide for each stop along the walk. They’ll be giving out PINK Hill Country Galleria shopping bags filled with exclusive offers available only to Wine Walk participants.
Blazer Tag is celebrating their 16th Anniversary today with a party that includes 16 cent blazer tag! Not only will they have 16 cent lazer tag, they will also have giveways throughout the celebrations!
Blazer Tag is home to the largest lazer tag arena in the state, think three stories of bridges, ramps, towers.
16 cent lazer tag is ‘cash’ only some bring your nickels and dimes to join the fun!
When: today, February 2nd
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
1701 W. Ben White Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78704
Most of y’all know about my love affair with Coat and Tails. A company that does dapper cartoon drawings of your pet.
Bryce from Coat and Tails has designed four tee shirts that celebrate pit bull type dogs. He’s giving $10 of each shirt sold to help Love-a-Bull with their mission to promote responsible guardianship and improve the image and lives of pit bull type dogs through education, advocacy, and rescue. Two of the designs include the pittie models that racked up the most votes during a pet-photo contest on the Coat and Tails Facebook page, and the other two feature adoptable dogs from Love-a-Bull.
Please help to support Love-a-Bull and its mission! You can get your tee shirt here.
Outside of the fundraiser, Bryce also creates themed custom portraits of pets wearing clothes. On his website, you can choose the clothes and accessories that best suit the pet’s personality. There’s even a personality test to help you select the appropriate outfit. Right now they’re mostly Victorian-themed, but he’s expanding into new themes like medieval and film noir.
More information about Bryce and Coat & Tails is found here:
The fastest-growing 5k obstacle series is coming to Austin’s COTA Salt on Saturday, September 27,2014. ROC Race is a one of a kind event where participants experience 12 larger-than-life epic obstacles strategically placed along a 5k course. Dodge wrecking balls above a pool of water, take on the game show inspired Jump Balls, try your luck at the brand new Sweeper, and slide down the World’s Largest Inflatable Water Slide to cross the ultimate finish line!
ROC Race is proud to continue its partnership with Challenged Athletes Foundation, a charitable organization with the mission of providing opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence, and enhances quality of life. A portion of each ROC Race registration will be donated to CAF, as well as a percentage of merchandise sales.
Austin is ROC Race’s second to last stop on its 16-city 2014 Epic Tour. Over 100,000 ROC Stars have already signed up to take on the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge this year nationwide, which kicked off in Houston earlier this year.
ROC Race Austin price is at $64 and will increase as the event date approaches. For more information and to register for ROC Race, please visit rocrace.com/austin. Check out the official video here and see what all the hype is about!
Are you still feeling a bit of a SXSW hangover? Imagine how all those bartenders feel who’ve been working 12+ hour days for the last week and a half! It’s time for all of us to cut loose together and celebrate one of my favorite holidays of the year.
The Goodnight is hosting a SIN (service industry night) St. Patty’s Day Party, all day today. Whether you’re coming off a ten day music bender or you spent SXSW working your tail off, today is still St. Patrick’s Day, and there’s no rest for the weary!
The folks at The Goodnight will help you celebrate this day of green everything with FREE bowling/pool/etc. AND FREE WHISKEY. You read that right, every person (21+ of course) who walks through the door will receive a free shot of Jameson!
Thanks to everyone who helped make this another successful SX- now go grab a drink, you’ve earned it.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and may your luck keep on Dublin.
When: Today, March 17th
Time: All Day
2700 W. Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78757
I’m sure everyone has certain moments or days in their lives that they wish they could relive over and over again. Last Thursday was one of those days for me. In a crazy twist of fate, I was given a Lamborghini to use for 24 hours; time nor a car has ever gone so fast.
If I ever felt like a celebrity, last Thursday was that day. 301 Luxuries showed up at my condo to drop off the Lamborghini and both guys were dressed in suites as they gave me the walk around and tutorial on how this mean machine worked. My hands were shaking with excitement as they gave me the keys and told me to enjoy the next 24 hours. Coincidentally, all of my neighbors suddenly had to take out their trash and were doing circles around my ride. That was only the beginning…
If you had a Lamborghini for the day, where would you go? I wanted to go to the Ferrari dealership and see if they would let me test drive Ferrari’s (I mean I’m already in a Lambo so obviously I can afford it), but that seemed like it would be pushing my luck. So to The Domain I headed, because it seemed like the one place in Austin I might fit in. Upon walking out of lunch a boy was peaking in the windows and taking photos of every inch of the car, I’d be lying if I didn’t say it felt insanely cool walking up to it while someone was taking photos of it. That was pretty much par for the course, I couldn’t help notice that at every stoplight people had their phones out and were taking photos.
It was now around rush hour and we needed to head south, so we opted for the toll road to avoid the traffic and to enjoy the 80mph speed limit. The toll road experience was bar none some of the most fun I’ve had in my life. Let’s just say we reached undisclosed speeds, and G-forces were experienced. We were having so much fun that we blew by our exit and just kept on driving, lost on the open road with the Austin sunset as a backdrop.
As quickly as it started it, our 24 hours came to an end. I could relive that day a thousand times the exact same way and never get bored. I couldn’t help thinking… how many people have the opportunity to sit in a Lambo, let alone drive one? As a car lover, it ignited instant happiness and lifetime memories.
The good news is that 301 Luxuries is a new exotic car rental company in Austin, so you too can have a day like this. Honestly, if I had the opportunity again, I’d take the Lamborghini, that’s just me. But they do also have a Fisker Karma, a Tesla Model S, a BMW M6, a Bentley, a Range Rover and a 1968 Camaro.