WHO: Our nerd community.
WHAT: Quizzo Bowl XVII, the most prestigious quizzo event in America.
WHEN: September 10th, doors at 7 PM, show at 8 PM.
WHERE: World Cafe Live, 20th and Walnut.
WHY: Why not? After 16 straight years of Quizzo Bowl, we had to take 2021 off due to COVID. But now we’re BACK, baby. And we’re gonna party twice as hard since we missed last year!
HOW MUCH? $200 per team or $30 per player.
DIDN’T IT USED TO BE PER PLAYER? Yep, but this actually saves us quite a bit of money…if you purchase the $200 option then it’s only a $7 service charge for the whole team, not $7 per person.
IS IT GONNA BE WORTH THE MONEY?
IS THIS LIKE A REGULAR QUIZ? No. It’s like a regular quiz if it was filled up with hydrogen, shot skyward, and then you ignite a spark….wait, OK, so maybe that’s a bad example. But no, it’s like a regular quiz if you put it onto a motorcycle and had it jump over 12 double decker buses…DAMNIT, I’M TERRIBLE WITH THESE ANALOGIES! Whatever, no, it’s nothing like a regular quiz.
SO HOW’S IT DIFFERENT? Well start with the stakes; only 8 teams have EVER won a Quizzo Bowl, thus achieving nerd immortality. Their names are now hanging in the rafters of Goodtimes Stadium (located inside my mind).
Then let’s toss in a hefty prize for the winners…over $1000 worth of prizes. Then we’ve got raffles. We’ve got live music from Friends of the Family, an AMAZING band that performed at one of our Phoenix games this year. Trust me, these young folks are going to blow your minds. They are so freaking good, playing songs from a variety of genres. They are graduates of the remarkable Beyond the Bars Foundation, teaching music to young people who wouldn’t ordinarily have that opportunity. So I’m honored to have them play at Quizzo Bowl, and really excited for you to hear them. This group is truly fantastic, you’re going to be blown away.
WHAT ELSE? Well our good friend Chip Chantry is going to write and record our video round, and our buddy Reef the Lost Cauze is going to help us out with our music round. And of course Fastball Bob will be there…doing….something.
IS THERE A CHARITY COMPONENT? Yes! In keeping with our Back to School theme, we are going to provide school supplies for the children of Philadelphia. Partnering with our friends from the Poor People’s Army, we are asking everyone to donate a school supply. It can be as simple as a box of pencils or as grand as a backpack. Whatever you donate will be given to Philly schoolchildren who need it most.
HOW ARE TICKETS SELLING SO FAR? Good! We’re almost halfway to a sellout with over a week to go.
SO WE SHOULD BUY TICKETS NOW?
OK WELL WHAT AM I WAITING FOR? I have no idea.