come out, i will be a special "celebrity judge":
Battle of the New York Nerds. A trivia showdown of epic proportions between two teams picked by Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
Monday, October 12th
For the Autumn edition, we decided it was high time to settle the war between the North and the South/Central - of Brooklyn.
Our two competitors for this inner-borough civil war include staff from the Greenpoint Gazette and Overflow Magazine. The pride of Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Greenpoint are on the line as the Gazetters, representing the northern section of Brooklyn, face off against the southerners of Overflow from the mean streets of Gowanus.
These two teams will compete in a no-holds-barred battle of the wits, each competing for a cash prize to be donated to the charity of their choice. Our special celebrity judges will be on hand to do what judges do, making sure nobody cheats, uses performance-enhancing drugs, or otherwise steps out of line. Drinks will be drunk amongst participants and audience alike.
The rules are simple: each team will be comprised of three players, each player will take a turn answering a series of trivia questions ranging from current events to literature, sports, food, history, and more.
The designated captain of the opposing team will strategically choose the categories in which their competitor will answer. Before the beginning of the match, audience members will be asked which side they are on, and will be sat accordingly to boo, or cheer for their team or the opponents, and even help out by answering questions!
There will be a two dollar suggested donation for the winner's pot to go to Books Through Bars, though audience members are encouraged to give more.
Adira Amram (funnywoman/entertainer)
Sarah and Maria of The Desk Set
James Yeh (Gigantic Magazine)