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Hollywood Blockbuster VRC Signature Event (HS/MS)

27-Dec-2023 - 29-Dec-2023 Add to Calendar
Código de evento
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Tipo de evento
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Plazas disponibles
Event Region
California - Region 4
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
27-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
10-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
1-Dec-2023 18:00 EST
Payment Deadline
1-Dec-2023 12:00 EST

A maximum of 50% of team registrations can be from any one event region

Región Maximum % # Spots Allowed # Spots Remaining
California - Region 4 50% 48 0
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

Información general

Thank you for your interest in the 1st ANNUAL HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER SIGNATURE EVENT.  The Hollywood Blockbuster event will be held at the Loews Hotel and the Ray Dolby Ballroom, which hosts the Governor's Ball for the Academy Awards, right in the heart of Hollywood.   

The Loews and the Ballroom are atached to famous Hollywood & Highland open air shopping mall and the famous Chinese Theater.  Across the street on Holly Blvd is the Disney El Capitan theater and where Jimmy Kimmel films the his show Jimmy Kimmel Live.  Also Hollywood's famous walk of fame line the sidewalks up and down Hollywood Blvd.  The competition is also two miles or one subway stop away from Universal Studio's theme park and City Walk.

More information will be released at a later date. 


Grade Level: High School/Middle School

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Initial Team Interviews / In-Person Engineering Notebooks

Nivel académico : All

Concurso de habilidades de robots ofrecido: Sí

Judging Format: Remote Interviews & Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Fecha: 27-Dec-2023 - 29-Dec-2023

Lugar / ubicación:
1755 N Highland Ave
1755 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90028
United States

Información de contacto

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Subject to Change

6:00 PM Doors Open, Check-in, Inspection, Skills Runs
8:00 PM Venue Closes
Thursday 12/28  
8:00 AM Venue, Pits Open
8:30 AM Inspections and Skills Open
9:15 AM Skills Field Closes, Drivers Meeting, Opening Ceremonies
9:45 AM Qualification Matches Begin / Skills Open
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Qualification Matches Resume
6:00 PM Qualification Matches End


Friday 12/29  
8:00 AM Venue Opens
9:00 AM Qualfication Matches Resume
12:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM Qualification Matches Resume
2:00 PM Qualification Matches End / Skills Field Closes
2:30 PM Alliance Selection
3:00 PM Elimination Bracket Begins
4:30 PM Awards
5:00 PM Closing Remarks / Pit Cleanup


The success of the Hollywood Blockbuster depends on it's volunteers.  We can't do this without your help.  We need everything from judges to field resetters to field queing to inspection and most importantly, set up and tear down.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Scott Peake at [email protected].

All day volunteers will receive a lunch and a t-shirt.


Política de emergencia/mal tiempo

In the event of bad weather and are forced to cancel the event, due to the fixed costs for this Signature event, any refunds will be distributed after all event expenses have been paid.

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels the event:  Due to the costs involved with this event, any refunds will be given after all the event expenses has been paid.

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend:  If the refund request is sent to the Event Partner 12 weeks (Sunday, Sep 24th, 2023) before the event, only under extraordinary circumstances and at the discretion of the EPs will the team will be given a full refund. Otherwise, no refund will be given.

Teams that have not paid by the deadline will be moved to the waitlist.


Health and Safety Policies

We will follow guidelines set forth by the Californa Department of Public Health

Date: 27-Dec-2023 - 29-Dec-2023
1755 N Highland Ave
1755 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90028
United States

Información de viaje

Date: Dec 27, 2023 - Dec 29, 2023

The Ray Dolby Ballroom / The Loews Hotel
1755 North Highland Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028 

Travel Info/Airports

We have two airports that are easy to fly into:

LAX which is approx. 20 miles away

Burbank wich is appox. 7 miles. away


Lots of parking on-site.


We have worked out discount rates with the Loews hotel (that is attached to the venue) and highly recommend booking with them.

Booking link:


This event will be live streamed.  Please check back later for the stream link. 

Judging Format

  • JUDGING CHANGE ALERT:  After careful consideration we have decided to switch to a fully remote judging interviews and remote notebook judging format for the event.
  • After the December 1st registration payment deadline, we will begin scheduling interviews.

Signature Event Early Bird Policy

  • All Signature Events will have a specific Early Bird Registration that is independent of all local/regional Early Bird systems
    • Each team starts the season with three (3) opportunities to register during the Signature Event Early-Bird period
      • An opportunity is taken away each time the team registers for a Signature Event, whether during the Signature Event Early-Bird period or Standard period
      • A Signature Event Early-Bird opportunity is not taken away if a team registers for a tournament hosted by their school or organization (where the team’s coach is the Event Partner)
    • Early Bird Registration will open 16 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
      • Note: Modifications to this may be made for events in August and September
    • Standard Registration will open 14 weeks before the event at 12:00PM EST
    • An Event Partner may register their own teams to their Signature Event during Signature Event Early Bird Registration no matter how many other Signature Events they are already registered for  
      • The Event Partner must be the Primary Contact for the teams they are registering