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Title: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on August 05, 2016, 01:37:36 PM
With great joy, I have received word from Sho'Nuff Entertainment (http://www.shonuffentertainment.com/ (http://www.shonuffentertainment.com/))  they are back for the Hilton DragonCon Karaoke!

Due to the renovations at the Hilton, they will be moved the Galleria -one floor below.  This is where the gaming used to be.

So come one, come all and show us your vocal talents!!

:)

Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Joshua on August 06, 2016, 02:08:54 PM
WOOT WOOT!! Love the karoke!
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on August 14, 2016, 08:53:37 AM
It's going down I love karaoke I will be there for sure, singing my ass off!!! Does anyone know how long do they usually go till, I could sing and enjoy people singing until the morning?
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Joshua on August 14, 2016, 05:42:13 PM
It's going down I love karaoke I will be there for sure, singing my ass off!!! Does anyone know how long do they usually go till, I could sing and enjoy people singing until the morning?

its never long enough. 2-3 hours
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on August 14, 2016, 06:53:37 PM
They start taking slips at 8:30 and start at 9:00.  They go until they are shut down by the hotel.  This year they are one floor down so there is a chance that they can continue longer.  They won't know until night 1.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on August 15, 2016, 05:17:03 AM
Thanks guys for the info and I hope the new location brings a little more time.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: robyn5201 on August 23, 2016, 03:46:55 PM
It's going down I love karaoke I will be there for sure, singing my ass off!!! Does anyone know how long do they usually go till, I could sing and enjoy people singing until the morning?

The Metro Cafe does open karaoke every night starting around 8ish and goes pretty late.
My 1st night of my 1st DragonCon we walked in around 1 am and I saw Professor Snape singing Don't You Forget About Me.  That was when I knew I was home.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Charismaryllis on August 23, 2016, 04:08:14 PM
the hotel got on LJ too, and said:



Live DJ | Friday - Sunday, 5:00 - 11:00 p.m. | North Courtyard/Outside Pavilion

Karaoke| Friday - Sunday, 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. | Galleria

Smirnoff Electric Vodka Shot Station| Friday - Sunday, 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. | Southern Elements (Located in the Lobby)

Dragon Con Local Brew Beer| Friday - Sunday, 4:00 - 11:00 p.m. | Southern Elements (Located in the Lobby)

Live Music| Thursday, 8:30 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | Trader Vic's (Located on the Lower Level)

Live Music | Friday - Sunday, 8:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. | Nikolai's Roof (Located on the Top Floor)
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on August 23, 2016, 04:16:06 PM
Where is the Metro Cafe and is it far from the Con?
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: robyn5201 on August 23, 2016, 04:39:50 PM
Where is the Metro Cafe and is it far from the Con?

It's attached to the end of Peachtree Center.  Right in the middle of the mix.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: robyn5201 on August 23, 2016, 04:42:45 PM
Where is the Metro Cafe and is it far from the Con?

Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on August 23, 2016, 07:09:26 PM
Cool walking distance now I have two places to karaoke at. Again it's going doooowwwwn!!!!!!  ;D 8)
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on September 04, 2016, 08:26:08 PM
If anybody going to be at the karaoke tonight, I'll be the Black Panther singing. I was also there last night as Black Panther,  I did Pony and the night before that I was alternate universe Superman and I did Purple Rain.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: ice9 on September 06, 2016, 07:32:07 AM
If anybody going to be at the karaoke tonight, I'll be the Black Panther singing. I was also there last night as Black Panther,  I did Pony and the night before that I was alternate universe Superman and I did Purple Rain.
I missed that but i bet they were both great!
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on September 07, 2016, 02:14:16 AM
The KJ asked me to closeout the night on the last night with Purple Rain because I got a lot request to do it again.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on September 07, 2016, 11:29:45 AM
If anybody going to be at the karaoke tonight, I'll be the Black Panther singing. I was also there last night as Black Panther,  I did Pony and the night before that I was alternate universe Superman and I did Purple Rain.

You killed me!  Unbelievable!
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on September 08, 2016, 05:29:14 AM
Yayyyyy someone caught me singing, wish we could have met there. What did sing I probably saw it. Thank you so much for the compliment, glad you enjoyed it.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on September 09, 2016, 10:01:40 AM
You did an amazing job on Purple Rain, the KJ LOVES Prince so, this was a treat for him.
I was sitting in the back with the Sho'Nuff crowd enjoying your groove.
You definitely have an amazing voice!
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on September 11, 2016, 11:32:10 PM
Thank you again I'm glad you you enjoyed it. I must come back next year DragonCon was a blast for me and learn a lot and will be even better. Sho Nuff Entertainment  was the icing on an already delicious cake call DragonCon. If your there next year don't be a stranger and come introduce yourself, I'm always happy to meet new people.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: kariesmtl on June 06, 2017, 12:56:57 PM
It will be happening this year, I believe in the basement of the Hilton.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on July 11, 2017, 02:40:14 PM
There you go getting me all excited, which I already was because it's almost time for DragonCon. But by adding that the karaoke is returning that makes everything just a little more better. I will be returning this year and I will be singing my heart out and enjoying myself in all of the DragonCon activities. But for those who do not know, I have a soft spot for music, singing, dancing, and karaoke especially when I can be in full costume and live a fantasy life while doing it. I hope to see you guys at DragonCon and at the karaoke, let's cheer each other on.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on July 11, 2017, 04:40:14 PM
You are definitely an amazing singer, that is for sure :)
I look forward to hearing/seeing you this year!
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on July 11, 2017, 06:14:23 PM
I look forward to seeing and hearing you too.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: richmond.rivet on July 12, 2017, 09:05:55 AM
As a foreword...   I am NOT an avid karaoke'er.

I have noticed that there are quite a few karaoke events going on at DCon.  I have never been to any of them(but have walked by one that I believe used to take place on the lobby level of the Hilton).
What is the appeal to doing this at the convention?  Why has it taken off at DCon?

I'd like to hear personal experiences, and why this differs from karaoke events at your local neighborhood bars.

~Ant
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on July 12, 2017, 09:59:37 AM
Sho'Nuff Entertainment does the karaoke at the Hilton.  It used to be in the lobby but it was moved to the gaming area last year on the first floor.  They will be there again this year.

Although I don't sing- I love karaoke, I love watching people sing.  It is a fun experience at DCon and it brings everyone together.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on July 12, 2017, 12:32:38 PM
Well it's like this for me I love music, comics, sci-fi, movies, etc. And when I can combine those things together it's a win-win situation for me. It's just an added layer of DragonCon when you can combine and interact with those things together. The Karaoke gets kicked up to 1 million when you can see a superhero, a horror icon, a science fiction characte,r or whatever you can name belting out a tune. The karaoke usually also has a lively party type atmosphere while people are singing and enjoying themselves, while mixing and mingling, dancing, in their cosplay. If you enjoy any of this separately then you can enjoy this together, it's just more entertaining that way. Well that's my take on it, stop by check it out, maybe even join in the fun.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: richmond.rivet on July 12, 2017, 01:28:34 PM
Well that's my take on it, stop by check it out, maybe even join in the fun.

I think I may.
If there's a night that there isn't a band (I'm interested in) playing maybe I'll drop by there and hang out for a bit before heading back to the Marriott for whatever dance/rave thing is going on.

It does seem like a pretty chill and easy way to meet new people.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on July 13, 2017, 04:56:03 AM
Cool, hope to meet you DCon wherevery that maybe. And best believe I get my party on at those dances/raves.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: darthmorbius on August 09, 2017, 12:59:18 AM
I want the vendors to go back into the bowels of the Hilton.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on August 13, 2017, 07:47:19 PM
I received a <soft> confirmation from Sho'Nuff that karaoke will be at The Nikolai's Roof at the top of the Hilton.  Unfortunately there is only one elevator that brings you up there.  I will post if there are any other changes :(
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Charismaryllis on August 14, 2017, 03:28:33 PM
at least the main stairwell is usually unlocked top to bottom during the weekend--elevator to the top floor of the lodging rooms then walk up to the restaurant?
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: richmond.rivet on August 15, 2017, 09:20:56 AM
/sigh,

In my opinion this just seems incredibly out of the way.
(also..., I had no idea there was a restaurant at the top of the Hilton)

I think I may just keep my eyes open for pop-up Karaoke events and check those out.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Charismaryllis on August 15, 2017, 09:38:48 AM
i'm not sure you missed much; i think the restaurant has been open exactly once in all the times i've gone to DC.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on August 15, 2017, 12:29:18 PM
/sigh,

In my opinion this just seems incredibly out of the way.
(also..., I had no idea there was a restaurant at the top of the Hilton)

I think I may just keep my eyes open for pop-up Karaoke events and check those out.

I know that Sho'Nuff isn't particularly too cheery about it either.  They are not considered part of DragonCon and they are not paid by the Hilton, they have sponsors.  They are staying optimistic though.  Try and get the word out and hopefully it will work out.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on August 16, 2017, 03:52:19 PM
No matter what, I'll be there, working on a couple of new songs now. Hope they have them.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on August 17, 2017, 08:25:57 AM
That's awesome!  Thank you!  I really hope that people go regardless of where it is being set up.  It really is a lot of fun :)
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Protean X on August 18, 2017, 03:04:49 AM
Last year people were really partying it up and everyone was very supportive of all who went up.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Charismaryllis on August 21, 2017, 10:17:31 PM
And it's now a hard confirmation; the email i got from the hilton lists karaoke at Nikolai's fri-sun.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: toribrite on August 22, 2017, 09:08:49 PM
I had no idea there was a restaurant up there either. But I LOVE French food.. will have to try it.

Also it is listed as upscale. Karaoke doesn't really lend to upscale IMO but... oh well.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: richmond.rivet on August 23, 2017, 05:44:20 AM
I had no idea there was a restaurant up there either. But I LOVE French food.. will have to try it.

Also it is listed as upscale. Karaoke doesn't really lend to upscale IMO but... oh well.

Everything kinda changes for Dragoncon though.
Title: Re: Hilton Karaoke
Post by: Canuckianchick on August 30, 2017, 08:20:26 AM
If I don't make it to the meet and greet, I will be at karaoke in the hilton at the top if you stop by I would love to meet you!  --> I am the one with the blue hair :)  See you soon!!!!