Everything You Need to Know About Quizzo Bowl XVII

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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.

BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW AND LET’S PARTY TOGETHER NEXT WEEKEND! Also, be sure to join the event page on Facebook if you’re attending to get the latest updates.

Quizzo This Week

There was no quiz on Monday due to Loco Pez having a staff party. Which was probably for the best. After a long weekend in Madison, Wisconsin for the AUDL league championship with Garbo eating and drinking like we were 21 again, I needed the rest. But now I’m back and ready to rock. Here’s our schedule for the week:

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

Quizzo This Week

After several weeks off due to a faulty AC we are BACK at Loco Pez this week, and have a fun wild card round lined up. General knowledge quiz, no theme. Here’s our lineup for this week:

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM (with Quizmistress Erin)

Birra 8 PM

We’re Back! Finally.

Johnny Goodtimes Presents Future Week

Hey gang, got knocked offline two weeks ago and haven’t been able to post since. And a whoooole lot to talk about. Some I’ll be posting here and some I’ll be posting in an email I’m sending out on Friday. If you want to get the email, click here and sign up. (You should it’s a fun email I send out about every other Friday just letting people know what I’m eating, drinking, and what’s happening on the quizzo scene.) As for this week, our topic is “The Future”.

Here’s how things are going down.

  • First quizzo tonight is at Fette Sau hosted by our newest QM Steven. They’ve been doing them once a month and it’s been great! Action starts tonight at 6:30.
  • I’ll be back at Dock Street tonight at 8 PM.
  • Thursday, Taryn hosts at Deli at Dwell at 7 PM and Carl take the mic at Birra at 8 PM.
  • Friday, I will be at the Oval at 6 PM. An all new quiz, so even if you played earlier in the week, you are still welcome to play. Beers from Milkboy, quiz in the shade, family friendly, it’s a damn good time.
  • Saturday, we’re heading up to DC for the Philadelphia Phoenix’s first playoff game since 2013 (in case you didn’t know, I’m a minority investor in the team). If you’re looking for some fun, we’ve got a bus going down with food, booze, and tickets to the game provided. If you’re not going down, you can still watch the big game on TV…it’s airing live on FS2 at 7 PM.

Big week as we start getting into the swing of things after a lazy summer. Hope to see ya somewhere this week!

Quizzo This Week

Last week we learned that Charles Nagreen invented the hamburger, Tom Clancy owned the Orioles, and Gustave Eiffel built the framework for the Statue of Liberty. We’re back at it this week, with our usual quizzo fun. I will be hosting at Loco Pez on Monday, then Carl takes over for the rest of the week. Great turnout at Deli at Dwell last week too. Weather looks good for this week, so that one should be outdoors again on the patio. Here ya go:

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM (with JGT)

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM (with Carl)

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM (with Carl)

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM (with Taryn)

Birra 8 PM (with Carl)

Quizzo This Week

I’m back for one more quiz before I really take a break from you people. So if you want to see your dashing young hero in action, tonight’s the night. That said, in true Goodtimes fashion: I will be late. I have a corporate gig at 6:30 so to be safe we’ll be pushing the quiz back to 8:30. Everything else lines up per usual. Make it happen!

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers (with JGT) 8:30 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street (with Carl) 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell (with Taryn) 7 PM

Birra (with Carl) 8 PM

Meet Steve “Know Contest” Bost

You guys will be getting to know Steve aka “Know Contest” a bit better these next few weeks, as he picks up some summer shifts and starts to do some of his own quizzes.

What one album would you want with you on a desert island?
The other day, I had a wicked craving to listen to Achtung, Baby three times in a row without interruption, but I like to avoid getting punched, so I’ll say the Police’s Zenyatta Mondatta–unless I discovered the island wasn’t deserted, in which case I’d quickly switch over to Purple Rain.

What is your favorite sea creature? 
The coelecanth, the horrible-tasting, slow-moving fishosaurus we thought was extinct for 66 million years until one was found just chilling off S. Africa in 1938.

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