The 2009 Game Zone Teen Tournament consists of 2 types of events. At 8 regional Tournament Qualifier Events, we'll be searching for the top Rock Band 2 "bands" to represent their libraries at the Grand Tournament. At the Grand Tournament, those 8 "bands" will compete head-to-head in a Battle of the Bands, while Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution challenges are offered throughout the day.
Rock Band 2 Battle of the Bands: Tournament Qualifier Events
Rock Band 2 Battle of the Bands: Grand Tournament
Tournament Qualifier Events
At each Tournament Qualifier Event, 4-player bands compete in a single round of game play to determine one winning band to compete in the Rock Band 2 Battle of the Bands at the Grand Tournament. Open play (just for fun) gaming opportunities may be available.
ROCK BAND 2 Battle of the Bands Finals
Each band needs to put together a 3 song set list; no downloadable songs can be used. The band's final score will be an awarded based on all judging criteria. Your band will have 5 minutes before and after your band is called to setup and tear down sets. Any band intros are included in these 5 minutes. During play if a band member fails in the middle of a song, band members can save him without penalty, however if the band fails a song you will be given a score of 0 to be averaged into the other 2 songs, so make sure you know your skill level and get in some practice before the tournament.
A panel of 3 judges will score musicians in each category using a point system:
ROCK BAND, GUITAR HERO and DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION Challenges
General Rules of Play / Event Conduct
Special thanks to the Ballers and Gamers for supplying the tourney format and some of the rules we're using for this event.
Friday, January 30, 2009
Ask a Librarian, your favorite reference chat service, received many creative videos from high school students around Florida. Judges narrowed the entries down to five finalists, now it’s up to you to help choose the winner by voting for your favorite video.
Teen Tech Week 2009 is coming! That means that it's time once again for the Game Zone Teen Tournament! And this year we're featuring a...
Want to compete? Enter one of the qualifying events to win a prize pack and an invitation to play in the Grand Tournament.
- Thursday, 2/5 @ 5.30pm - Southshore Regional Library
- Saturday, 2/7 @ 6:30pm - Brandon Regional Library
- Saturday, 2/14 @ 1pm - Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library
- Sunday, 2/15 @ 1pm - New Tampa Regional Library
- Thursday, 2/19 @ 5.30pm - Bloomingdale Regional Library
- Saturday, 2/21 @ 1pm - Town 'n Country Regional Library
- Thursday, 2/26 @ 5.30pm - Jan Kamanis Platt Regional Library
- Saturday, 2/28 @ 1pm - Jimmie B. Keel Regional Library
Keep an eye out here and on the teen website for rules , weekly tournament standings and more info or call the library at 273-3652.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Fiction Book- Story Time by Edward Bloor
Kate and George are niece and uncle- even though George is two years younger than Kate! One day they are invited to enroll in the prestigious Whittaker Magnet School. George thinks he has it made, though Kate is not too eager given all the tests she would have to take. But it's not just the tests that are making Kate anxious. The Whittaker family has a big ego, Pogo the Librarian speaks only in nursery rhymes, and one too many people have died under mysterious circumstances!!!
Nonfiction Book- The Everything Games Book
Would you like to learn how to play chess? Trying to figure out how exactly billiards work? Want to know the difference between poker and bridge? And what exactly croquet is? This book has everything and more about all the games people play!
Manga- Castlevania: Curse of Darkness
Based on the popular video game series. In this installment, a young man named Todd and a nun have rescued an injured man...who turns out to be Hector, one of Dracula's minions! Meanwhile, Dracula has several others searching for Hector. A prequel to the video game featuring beautiful artwork and an intriguing storyline.
Anime- Sakura Wars
Sakura Shinguuji has moved to Tokyo in order to join the Imperial Flower Troupe. But she will not only be an actress- she will be defending the city from the Black Santum Council's evil plans, just like her father did long ago. Together with her castmates and their leader Ichirou Ohgami they will fight for good to protect the shrines of the city- while at the same time performing on stage for guests.
Website- Hybrid and Mutant Animals
Do you know what a mule is? Ever seen a liger? Heard of beefalo before? All these curious critters and more in this fun site complete with pictures.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Okay, so it's not new but... I just discovered Sabriel. A book by Garth Nix. It's the first part of the Old Kingdom Trilogy.
I absolutely loved it. It's about a girl who has to leave boarding school to discover what happened to her father. As she travels she must leave her body and traverse the land of the dead. She comes across many creatures, one of which is hunting her, and will stop at nothing to destroy her, in life and death. It's an exciting tale filled with adventure and maybe even a touch of romance.
Lirael and Abhorsen are the titles to the other books in the series.
If you've already read them, visit the writer's webpage. He has a contest, a chance for you to win a 4GB ipod nano.
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