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WELCOME TO ANOTHER VOLUME OF THE "SAS" SCARE ACTOR SPECTACULAR.

EACH YEAR WE ARE CONSTANTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CONTEST AND ALSO WHAT ARE SOME TIPS AND ADVICE ALONG WITH DO'S AND DON'TS. THIS PAGE IS DEDICATED TO THAT.

FAQ

WHAT IS IT AND WHATS THE POINT?

IT IS AN ONLINE GLOBAL HAUNTERS CONTEST. THE POINT IS TO SHINE A LIGHT ON ALL THE AMAZING HAUNTERS OUT IN THE INDUSTRY. WIN OR LOSE, IT'S ABOUT GIVING THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET INTRODUCED TO NEW PEOPLE, THEM TO NETWORK FOR GROWTH, TO INTRODUCE THE HAUNTS THAT THEY ARE APART OF TO NEW PEOPLE. HELP BUILD CONFIDENCE, GAIN CONNECTIONS WITH OTHER HAUNTERS, HELP TEACH THEM TO FIND CREATIVE WAYS TO MARKET THEMSELVES. 

IS IT TOUGH?

YES, IT IS VERY DIFFICULT. IF YOU DON'T CAMPAIGN AND SIMPLY JUST RELY ON A FEW POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR JUST YOUR FOLLOWERS. YOU WILL GET ELIMINATED. ASK PREVIOUS WINNERS HOW TOUGH IT WAS.

HOW DO I NETWORK?

YOU USE ANY TOOL YOU CAN TO YOUR ADVANTAGE. DON'T BE AFRAID TO PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE. HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING. TRUST YOUR GUT AND PROMOTE YOURSELF.

HOW DO WE KNOW IF WE'VE BEEN DRAWN AND HOW DO WE FIND OUT THE RESULTS?

WE WILL DRAW NAMES ON THE SCURRY SHOW EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT ON OUR TWITCH PLATFORM. THAT IS WHERE YOU WILL KNOW IF YOU'RE DRAWN FIRST. AFTERWARDS, THE NAMES WILL BE RELEASED ON OUR WEBSITE. DO NOT RELY ON FACEBOOK POSTS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU'VE BEEN DRAWN. WE ADVISE WATCHING THE SHOW OR KEEP UP WITH THE WEBSITE SUNDAY EVENINGS OR EARLY MONDAY MORNINGS. WE WILL NOT REACH OUT TO YOU PERSONALLY ONCE YOU'VE BEEN DRAWN. THAT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO KEEP UP WITH THE CONTEST EACH WEEK. RESULTS OF PREVIOUS WEEKS WILL BE REVEALED ON THE SUNDAY NIGHTS SHOW.

DO WE HAVE TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE BANTER OR MEME'S?

NO, YOU ABSOLUTELY DO NOT. WE ENCOURAGE IT, BUT IT IS NOT REQUIRED. YOU ARE FREE TO CAMPAIGN, NETWORK AND PROMOTE YOURSELF HOW YOU SEE FIT.

WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE BANTERING SERVE?

MOSTLY, IT'S ALL OUT OF FUN. BUT, IT DOES HAVE IT'S BENEFITS. THINK OF IT THIS WAY, IF ANOTHER COMPETITOR IN YOUR GROUP IS BANTERING WITH YOU, YOUR NAME IS ON HIS OR HER PAGE. MORE EYEBALLS, THE MORE BANTERING, THE MORE ATTENTION IT GETS BECAUSE THE FANS OF SAS LOVES IT. ALL WE ASK OF THE BANTERING IS KEEP IT FUN WITHOUT HATEFUL INTENT OR ATTACKS. BEST ADVICE, TALK TO EACH OTHER BEHIND THE SCENES TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS COOL WITH IT. IF SO, HAVE FUN.

WILL I HAVE TO CAMPAIGN EACH WEEK OF THE SAS?

NO. LETS SAY YOU MAKE IT TO THE FINALS (ROUND 7). YOU WOULD REALISTICALLY ONLY CAMPAIN FOR VOTES 7 TOTAL WEEKS OUT OF THE 20 SOMETHING WEEKS THAT THE CONTEST IS GOING ON. THERE ARE POSSIBILITIES THAT YOU COULD HAVE TO DO BACK TO BACK WEEKS, BUT THAT IS LITERALLY THE LUCK OF THE DRAW IN THOSE CASES. IF YOU ADVANCE, YOU GET TO SIT BACK AND RELAX UNTIL THE START OF THE NEW ROUND.

WHY IS THE SAS SO LONG?

THE POINT OF IT IS TO FILL UP THE MAJORITY OF THE OFFSEASON. IT KEEPS THE CHARACTERS AND HAUNTS IN THE PUBLIC EYE DURING THAT TIME. PLUS, IT'S NOT IDEAL TO RUSH A CONTEST OF THIS SIZE THAT HAS THIS MANY PEOPLE IN IT.

CAN WE TEAM UP WITH OTHER CONTESTANTS?

ABSOLUTELY! BUT BE VERY CAREFUL WITH ALLIANCES. THERE WILL COME A TIME WHERE YOU WILL HAVE TO DO IT YOURSELF AND ALLIANCES WILL BE SPLIT.

CAN MY HAUNT OR OTHER BUSINESSES HELP ME WITH PROMOTING?

ABSOLUTELY! WE ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE AND ADVISE HAUNTS TO GET INVOLVED FOR THEIR REPRSENTATIVES. GIVEAWAYS AND CONTESTS TO HELP CAMPAIGN ARE ALLOWED.

WAIT, SCURRYFACE HAS REPS IN THE CONTEST, HOW IS THAT FAIR?

CORRECT. SF REPS ARE IN THE CONTEST. BUT, ONCE THEY ARE DRAWN. THEY ARE NO LONGER SF REPS. THEY ARE NOT ALLOWED TO USE ANY MAJOR SF PLATFORM TO CAMPAIN ON. 

WHAT IS SPAM VOTING AND RESTRICTED VOTING?

SPAM VOTING IS WHEN YOU TRY TO CHEAT THE SYSTEM BY VOTING TOO MUCH. THE SOFTWARE CATCHES 99% OF THE LOOPHOLES. SO, DON'T TRY TO CHEAT THE SYSTEM OR ATTEMPT VPN'S OR BOTS. IT WILL BE CAUGHT AND COUNTED AS A NEGATIVE VOTE. 

RESTRICTED VOTING IS JUST THAT. RESTRICTS HOW MANY TIMES YOU CAN VOTE. THIS BEGINS IN ROUND 2 AND ONLY ALLOWS 1 VOTE PER DAY PER IP OR 1 VOTE PERIOD PER IP.

WHAT IS NEGATIVE VOTES? WHY DID I GET NEGATIVE VOTES?

WHEN YOU SEE THE NEGATIVE VOTES ON THE RESULTS. THAT IS HOW MANY VOTES WERE VOIDED DUE TO PEOPLE SIMPLY NOT FOLLOWING THE RULES OR ATTEMPTING TO SPAM VOTE.

IF I WIN OR PARTICIPATE, DOES THAT MEAN I'M A SF REP?

NO.

WHAT DO I GET IF I WIN?

YOU WILL GET A UNIQUE TROPHY CUSTOM BUILT BY OUR SPONSOR, CHAINSAW GRAPHICS. YOU ALSO GET FREE ADSPACE OF YOUR CHOICE FOR THE HAUNT SEASON. IT CAN BE YOUR PAGE, YOUR HAUNT OR A BUSINESS OF YOUR CHOICE.

WHAT IF I DON'T MAKE IT OUT OF ROUND 1?

THEN YOU DON'T MAKE IT. IT'S NOT A SLAP IN THE FACE OR A BAD OMEN. THIS CONTEST IS VERY DIFFICULT AND THE DIFFICULTY STARTS RIGHT OUT THE GATE.

IT'S A CONTEST. NOT EVERYONE CAN ADVANCE OR WIN. WE DON'T BELIEVE IN PARTICIPATION TROPHIES. IF YOU GET ELIMINATED, COME BACK FOR THE NEXT VOLUME AND TRY YOUR BEST TO DO BETTER.

WHAT IF I'M DRAWN AND CAN'T CAMPAIGN THAT WEEK. WHAT IF I HAD SCHEDULED PLANS?

THAT IS DEFINITELY UNFORTUNATE. WE CANNOT STOP THE CONTEST OR PUT YOU BACK IN THE BOWL ONCE YOU'VE BEEN DRAWN. HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE IF YOU KNOW THIS COULD BE A POSSIBILITY. NO, WE WILL NOT TAKE YOUR NAME OUT OF THE BOWL SO YOU WON'T GET DRAWN IF YOU GIVE US A HEADS UP.

SAS TIPS & DON'TS

"I HAVE A LARGE FOLLOWING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. I GOT THIS"

DON'T THINK THIS IS YOUR EASY TICKET FOR ADVANCEMENT.

DON'T BE A SORE LOSER IF YOU GET ELIMINATED. THAT NOT ONLY IS THE QUICKEST WAY TO BURN CONNECTIONS AND BRIDGES. BUT IT'S ALSO THE QUICKEST WAY TO BE BANNED FROM EVER ENTERING AGAIN.

DON'T THINK YOU ARE EVER SAFE. IN THE SAS, YOU ARE NEVER SAFE. EACH ROUND IS A MAKE OR BREAK FOR YOUR ADVANCEMENT.

DON'T RELY ON THIRST TRAP PROMOS OR PICTURES TO CARRY YOU. IT MIGHT TAKE YOU SO FAR, BUT THERE WILL COME A TIME WHERE YOU WILL HAVE TO PROVE THAT YOU ARE MORE THAN THAT.

DON'T RELY ON ALLIANCES. YOU ALL CANNOT ADVANCE AFTER A CERTAIN POINT.

DON'T USE SEX OR EXPLICIT SEXUAL ACTS IN EXCHANGE FOR VOTES. IF CAUGHT WITH PROOF. YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONTEST. BE BETTER THAN THAT.

DON'T BE HATEFUL TOWARDS OTHER CONTESTANTS. 

DON'T BE COCKY. SAS IS DEFINITELY KNOWN TO CHEW UP AND SPIT OUT THOSE WHO THINK THEIR "ISH" DON'T STINK.

~~~~~~~~~~TIPS~~~~~~~~~~

BE CREATIVE WHEN CAMPAIGNING. PREVIOUS WINNERS CONSTANTLY MADE VIDEOS, SKITS AND MUSIC VIDEOS DURING THEIR WEEKS.

BE ACTIVE! ONE POST HERE AND THERE WILL NOT HELP YOU IN THE LONG RUN.

BE PROACTIVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY. TRUST US, IT HELPS. SOCIAL MEDIA IS NOT THE ALL BE ALL IN THE SAS. GOING TO EVENTS, MAKING APPEARANCES AND CAMPAIGNING WILL TREMENDOUSLY HELP YOU MORE THAN RELYING JUST ON SOCIAL MEDIA. JUST ASK OUR FINAL FOUR OF VOLUME 3 AND OUR VOLUME 1 WINNER.

BE CONFIDENT! IF YOU WANT TO ADVANCE DEEP INTO THIS THING. YOU NEED CONFIDENCE. YOU CAN'T BE AFRAID TO BREAK OUT OF YOUR SHELL OR COMFORT ZONE. IF YOU ALLOW THAT FEAR TO WIN, THERE'S A CERTAIN POINT OF THE SAS THAT YOU WILL NEVER BUST THROUGH.

BE PREPARED! YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOU WILL BE DRAWN. WE UNDERSTAND LIFE CAN THROW CURVES. BUT WE CANNOT STOP THE CONTEST OR TAKE YOU OUT ONCE YOU'VE BEEN DRAWN. HAVE A PLAN JUST IN CASE.

BE A GOOD SPORT. THIS CONTEST IS VERY UNPREDICTABLE AND ANYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WIN. BE HAPPY FOR THOSE WHO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF ADVANCEMENT.