The Amazing Race on Middle Earth? Chicago Casting Call is out for The Quest

April 17, 2013|Elliott Serrano, for Redeye

With the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) coming up, Chicago is going to be the center of the pop culture universe for a while. Names from the worlds of comics, television and movies will be visiting our fair city, and there's going to be plenty to geek out about.

Now, I've been made privvy to a special event that's taking place the week of C2E2, one that will be of great interest to geeks and nerds who have a sense of adventure! There is an open casting call for a new reality-show called The Quest, which has been described to me as "The Amazing Race on Middle Earth." Produced by the folks who have created The Amazing Race and the Lord of the Rings series, the show is looking for all types, whether you be a cosplayer, LARPer, RPG enthusiast or anyone who's ever wanted to experience what it's like to go on an epic quest in a fantasy world.

If you're interested in applying to be on the show you have 2 options:

First, attend the VIP Casting Event described in the image above. Members of the casting crew will be in attendance to get to know potential applicants while they hang out, have drinks and have some geeky fun. This is your chance to meet the folks who will be putting the show together and impress them! Of course, the first thing you're going to ask is "should I go in costume?" I asked that very question and I was told that costumes were not required, but that you should be ready to have your personality on display! So if you can make it, this is an excellent opportunity to make a great impression.

Second, if you cannot attend the Casting Event, send an e-mail to: questcastingchicago@gmail.com to set up a meeting with the casting crew at C2E2. Be sure to include your Name, Age, Occupation, Phone, Email, Current Photo, Current location, A brief description about your hobby/fascination (i.e., Game of Thrones, LOTR, RPG's, LARP, D&D, Comic Books, etc.) and why you would be perfect for their show. Really sell yourself!

And because I'm always looking out for my readers, if you mention that you heard about this on Geek To Me, the folks at The Quest have told me that you will get top-notch VIP treatment during your casting call experience!

If you have any idea of how difficult it can be to get onto one of these shows, you're going to appreciate what a tremendous opportunity this is. And I've been given the greatest assurances that this isn't one of those shows that's just trying to cash in on the geek & nerd market. The people who are putting this together are striving to make this a truly unique and incredible experience for everyone who participates and watches the show.

So what are you waiting for?

THE QUEST VIP CASTING EVENT, THURSDAY APRIL 25th, 8-10 PM
The Emporium Arcade Bar, 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave

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