Greetings and Salutations Everyone!
Game Show America has been on the road non-stop since January 4th. This week, the GSA Crew is in Oklahoma City producing a week-long event for Sonic Drive-In. The conference concludes today with our Quest for the Best Game Show. GSA and our production division, DeepBlueSee provided the A/V for two general session rooms and four breakout rooms.
From here, the crew heads in two directions – San Marcos, Texas and Branson, Missouri.
The event in San Marcos marks our 11th consecutive year producing Southern Tire Mart’s Annual Sales Conference. We are opening the show with a fantastic comedian, Heath Harmison (www.heathharmison.com).
The event in Branson is something we’ve wanted to do for quite some time. Game Show America is headlining for one week (March 4-8) with five game shows – one show each evening. Our featured show is GSA’s Game Show Extravaganza (with a casino version of the show being offered by King Casino Promotions). With fabulous cash, prizes, and amazing trips – anyone could be a winner at anytime throughout the game.
Once we complete our run in Branson, it’s off to Vegas for the 2013 Event Solutions Idea Factory Expo where we will be networking with over 7,000 event industry professionals, including David Tutera from the hit show, “My Fair Wedding.”
From Vegas, we head to North Dakota to produce a one-night only Game Show Extravaganza (working in collaboration with King Casino Promotions) with over $60,000 in cash being given away. The morning after the show, the crew splits again and goes to Nashville for an event with Ingram Marine (our third this year), and to Springfield, Missouri for a corporate game show with a major hospital.
So you’re probably wondering, what does all this have to do with Betty White, Vanna White, and Bob Barker… The simple answer is – everything.
Because GSA handles its own logistics for our events, and we are frequently in multiple locations, we need a fleet of vehicles to transport equipment and personnel. Each vehicle that GSA owns has a name – which on a company vote , must somehow relate to the world of game shows. We have a large white cargo van for small and medium shows and she is appropriately named, “Vanna White.” We also have two straight trucks for medium and large shows. Our first straight truck is named “Betty White” – aptly named because she’s a white truck and has been very dependable over the years. Our second straight truck is named “Bob Barker” – because when we bought the truck, wait for it…the price was right (insert groan here). And finally, we have a white mini-van to transport personnel, and by popular vote, that name that the crew felt fit best was, “Mini Vanna.”
That’s all for this post. Until next time, keep on playing!