The Piklz and a host of guest DJs present demonstrations throughout the day, on topics such as beat juggling, battling, trick-mixing, and team skratching. Scholarships will be presented to promising young skratchers as part of the Piklz's mission, as they put it, to encourage skratch innovation "through educational, moral, and financial assistance." Other highlights include the screening of a skratch-inspired animated film, Wave Twisters, and appearances by surprise guest luminaries of the field.
Skratchcon 2000 hits the turntables this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater, 700 Howard (at Third Street), S.F. Tickets are $200-300, available online only, at www.skratchcon.com. For more information call the Invisibl Skratch Piklz office at (650) 401-6900.