Cosplay and Free Vodka at Fable Streams Video Game Goddess Auditions
|Channel your inner hedonist, and you could be cast as Kalea.|
This Saturday, aspiring actresses can get their audition (and their party) on for Genesys, a new role playing game (RPG) concept by Fable Streams. South Beach's Q Lounge is hosting this casting shindig, featuring free vodka cocktails till 1 a.m. (for ladies) and the sounds of DJ Pirate Stereo. They're looking for women to act as the real-life versions of the illustrated characters in the game. (Think Disney actors, but simultaneously nerdier and more pervy.)
The event might sound like some '80s movie geek scheme to collect sexy, dweeb-sympathetic women in one place and ply them with alcohol. (Proposed title: Weird Science 2: Miami Boogaloo.) But we have it on good authority that these auditions are legit. So if you really are a sexy, dweeb-sympathetic woman who's into cosplay and sword-wielding, this gig's for you.
According to founder Juan Artigas, Genesys is set "in a world beyond Creation, where there's evil lurking around every corner." Scary. The game is what's known as a table top game, meaning participants play in the same room with two to six other players.
Basically, the game involves Nine Houses, each of which has its own philosophy and focus. The "Fates" are timeless beings who influence events in other worlds, and the Nine offer representatives to weigh in on said influence.
Sounds intense, yo.
The first step for any chick looking to throw her magic wand into the ring is to know the characters. Here's the rundown on the houses and their reps:
House of Lore: Veda - knowledge and recording information.
House of Peace : Aniela - harmony and peaceful solutions.
House of Tradition: Vlastine - protocol and customs.
House of Strength: Tyr'a - power and might.
House of Beneficence: Dione - mediation and making sure everyone gets along.
House of Perfection: Krystal - symmetry and order.
House of Meaning: Adhara - philosophy and reflection.
House of Pleasure: Kalea - happiness and joy.
House of Victory: Li - competition and winning.
The nine chosen ones will receive a whole host of benefits along with their one-year contract, including all-expenses paid travel to represent the game, a session with a stylist, and the chance to lead adoring Poindexters on "quests" at events like DragonCon and Gen Con.
Saturday's party runs from 11 a.m. to 5 a.m., but the casting (and the free cocktails) end at 1 a.m., so be punctual.
Lastly, for all the wannabe avatars out there, Artigas offers these words of advice: "We want to challenge stereotypes and empower female gamers, which we feel are both underrepresented and overlooked in the gaming industry. The best advice I could give is be yourself, identify with one of the nine personalities, and own it."
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