Join us for LIVE COVERAGE of our Match Day Ceremony on Friday, March 15, 2013 -- we go live from Mardi Gras World beginning at 10:30AM CST. Envelopes handed out at 11AM
WHAT DO I NEED TO TELL MY FAMILY/FRIENDS WHO WISH TO VIEW THE CEREMONY? Direct them to this website! (www.ustream.tv/channel/tusom2013) If they are able to view the "Welcome from Erik" video, it should signify that their browser is compatible. If not, tell them to call you for troubleshooting (Maybe they need to upgrade their browser? Need the latest version of Adobe Flash player? It already sounds stressful walking them through it) We've had problems accessing the feed on Internet Explorer, however Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome seem to work fine.
WILL THERE BE ADVERTISEMENTS THAT ARE BROADCAST DURING THE CEREMONY? Yes. However it is our understanding that by signing up for a free account at www.ustream.tv in advance and being logged into your account when watching the broadcast, the number of Ads that will potentially pop-up and interfere with viewing of the broadcast will be reduced.
WHAT CAN VIEWERS EXPECT? Basically what is going on at Mardi Gras World! We will go live at 10:40AM Central Standard Time (that means 8:40 for the West Coast, 11:40 for the East Coast). At 11AM, Dr. Kahn sounds his trumpet and begins dispensing envelopes randomly. We will have the computer broadcasting the live feed in a noticeable location, and invite you all to walk up to it, send your regards to your family/friends/former lovers and announce where you are heading for residency! Once all the envelopes are given out, Dr. Kahn will read the Match List in alphabetical order. After that, our class sponsor Dr. Karen DeSalvo will give a champagne toast.
DO WE ANTICIPATE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES? Probably. We've done as much as we can to safeguard against any technical problems, but you never know. Again, it's the first time this is being done. Our apologies to you and your folks back at home in advance should the video or audio cut out, or the broadcast gets interrupted by advertisements.
WILL THERE BE A RECORDED VERSION THAT WE CAN VIEW LATER? We are hoping that it gets recorded in its entirety and that we are able to upload it online by the end of the weekend (if not on Match Day).
WILL THERE BE WIFI FOR US TO USE AT MATCH DAY? Mardi Gras World has a password-protected Wifi network. We are NOT allowed to give out the password for you to use on your personal computers.
ARE YOU OR SOMEONE FROM ADMINISTRATION E-MAILING MY FAMILY/FRIENDS TO LET THEM KNOW ABOUT THIS? If we had all of their e-mails, it would be our pleasure. But for now, we don't. It's your job to spread the word.