AVCon is South Australia's biggest Anime and Videogaming convention and is running again this year in late July. Since starting in 2002 the convention has gained in popularity and last year had almost 2000 attendees.
A friend and I are organizing a Rock Band event which will run over 2 of the 3 days of the convention. Rock Band will be set up on a stage so you can perform infront of the crowd, and hopefully we will have a smaller private set up for those who suffer stage fright.
Saturday will be Auditions where you and 3 friends can try out for a spot in the 'Battle of the Rock Band Bands'. Sunday morning will be freeplay where you can just play for the hell of it.
Sunday afternoon will be the competition, with an MC hosting the event, a panel of judges and the event filmed lived and projected on stage, mixed with the RB footage.
This is our plan anyway, its pretty ambitious. Making a stage, getting all the audio, visual and lighting equipment etc, but we're pretty confident we can pull it off.
Prizes will be awarded to all the bands who make it into the comp which include official RB merchandise, and hopefully something big for the winner.
For more info on AVCon check out www.AVCon.org.au