June 21, 2023

Game Show Boot Campers and friends of the GSBC,


Here’s some good news about the Jeopardy! team’s participation in this year’s Game Show Boot Camp. Since many of our registered campers are already in the Jeopardy! contestant pool, the Jeopardy! team has decided to take a look at all campers during the 5x5 training tournament on Saturday instead of holding separate auditions on Sunday. 

Here’s a message from Jeopardy! contestant producer Megan Miguez:

"It seems to us that many of you have already done your due diligence and taken the anytime test. Some of you are already in the contestant pool, which is great! Due to this, we’ve decided to step back from holding auditions this year and simply come to observe the training camp. We very much look forward to seeing you all on August 5th!"

Campers who have taken the anytime test and qualify will still be contacted for the normal Zoom audition process. The 5x5 competitions will now be an added opportunity for potential contestants to be seen by the Jeopardy! staff.

Given this development, Maggie Speak is also adjusting her "How To Be A Good Contestant" discussion to cover how to best come across in online interviews.  She notes, “I will also be on the sidelines to offer advice and encouragement during the 5x5 tournament.”

Feel free to send me questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you on August 5!


Paul Bailey

Conference Coordinator

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