SOURCE: Festival of Children

September 12, 2005 11:00 ET

Teens Vie for Chance to Compete on "Jeopardy!" Brain Bus Event Making Its Way to the 4th Annual Festival of Children™

COSTA MESA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 12, 2005 -- The "Jeopardy!" Brain Bus is coming to the 4th annual Festival of Children™, a month-long celebration honoring kids and local charities, at South Coast Plaza. America's Favorite Quiz Show® will be in Orange County looking for teens to tryout for the "2006 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament."

The Brain Bus Event will be comprised of two activities -- the "Jeopardy!" pre-test and a "Just For Fun" game. The pre-test is a brief, ten-question test given to those teens interested in becoming a contestant on the show. Teens who are interested in taking the "Jeopardy!" pre-test must be between the ages of 13 and 17 as of January 2006 to be eligible to compete; the first 1,000 teens in line will be guaranteed to take the pre-test. Those with a passing score will be given an appointment to audition at a contestant search held later that day at the Holiday Inn Costa Mesa. Teens who pass the full fifty-question test at the contestant search will be considered for a slot in the "2006 Teen Tournament."

At the same time as the pre-testing, guests of all ages will be able to play a "Just For Fun" version of "Jeopardy!," which comes complete with your favorite "Jeopardy!" categories, authentic signaling buttons and prizes for all who participate. In addition, the "Jeopardy!" Clue Crew, a team of roving correspondents who travel the world "bringing clues to life," will be on hand to host the game, answer your questions and sign autographs.

This special event is one of the highlights of the FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN, an event that showcases over 50 children's charities combined with more than 100 fun activities for children and families to enjoy together. For more information, visit

WHERE:    South Coast Plaza, San Diego Freeway (405) @ Bristol Street,
          Costa Mesa -- Carousel Court inside South Coast Plaza
DATE:     Saturday, September 17, 2005
TIME:     12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
PARKING:  Free at South Coast Plaza

Contact Information

    For press information:
    Nomad Public Relations
    Dorrit Ragosine
    Email Contact

    For Festival information:
    Festival of Children Foundation
    Email Contact