It’s true: one of the audience prizes at the Nerd Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions will be a full set of Penguin Drop Caps! If you’re in or around New York City, I hope we’ll see you at Housing Works Bookstore this Thursday for our biggest literary trivia night so far.
Some people have asked, “Who are these champions you speak of?” The following three teams have all bested their competitors at previous Nerd Jeopardy nights. Among them you’ll find a veritable Wikipedia of bookish savoir faire.
Team TEAM includesTobias Carroll (Vol. 1 Brooklyn), Molly Templeton (WORD, @mollytempleton), & Stephanie Anderson (@bookavore)
The Merry Husbands of Windsor Terrace includes Michael Duncan (Cambridge University Press), Josh Landon (Oxford University Press, @joshlandon), and… a third mystery member who is also quite nerdy.
I Would Prefer Not To includes Maris Kreizman (Slaughterhouse 90210), Amanda Bullock (Housing Works Books, @amanda_leigh), and Rachel Fershleiser (Tumblr, @RachelFersh).
A Fourth Team Culled from the Audience: this would be the team of amateurs brave (or foolish) enough to compete. If you think that’s you, grab two friends, create a team name, and drop it in the hat at the podium at 7pm. I’ll pick a name at random.
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