Where and when did it take place?
- Name of this event: "Tristram's Got Talent—Show Off Your Epic Voice Acting Skills!"
- At which con: BlizzCon 2014
- When: November 7, 2014
- Time: 4 pm - 7 pm
- (between 5:30 pm and 7 pm: a meet-and greet as well as autograph session with the members of the jury took place)
- Where: on the Voice Actors Stage
- at Anaheim Convention Center
- 800 W Katella Ave AnaheimCA 92802USA
Background: What is Tristram?
Tristram is the town of the video game "Diabolo III: Reaper of Souls" where Dominic Keating voices Kormac, the Templar, so awesomely. The players of Diabolo III are in this old town Tristram that only consists of old ruins. So it is also called "Old Tristram".
The great three judges
Each of these judges is a brilliant voice actor / actress himself / herself and voiced a fantastic character in the video game "Diabolo III: Reaper of the Souls".
- Dominic Keating (voice of Kormac, the Templar)
- James Hong (voice of Covetous Shen, the Jeweler)
- Mary Elizabeth McGlynn (voice of the female Crusader)
What could the participants of this voice acting contest / workshop do?
Each member of the audience had the possibility to be a voice actor on this Voice Actor Stage and could try to get fantastic critics by the three judges. The scores were counted and the Tristam's first Top Voice Talent of the audience was crowned at the end of this event.
How does this contest look like?
Photo of Dominic Keating as a member of the jury sitting on the stage: Blizzard.com - Photo
YouTube.com - Tristram's Got Talent BlizzCon 2014
Here is a short video of a scene of this contest with the scores of the judges, including our beloved Dominic Keating.
YouTube.com - Tristram's Got talent - WINNER
The crowning ceremony with a kiss (no, with two kisses) from Dominic Keating!
Has anyone of you watched / listened to this live or even participated?
It sounds very interesting and perhaps something like that will take place again in the future.
I'll stay tune! ;-)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Sources and further information on this post
Diablo.wikia.com - Tristram
Battle.net - Tristram's Got Talent
DiaboloFans.com - Blizzcon's Tristram's
VerdammteHorde.de - Blizzcon 2014