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The Penguin Press & Small Demons present:
Thursday, Oct. 18th, 7pm
McNally Jackson, 52 Prince St, NYC
Complimentary Wine & Bookish Humiliation
Come to watch a books-only version of the popular game show with me as your genial host. If you’ve attended Nerd Jeopardy before, you know more or less what’s in store: prizes, swearing, a surprise guest or two.
If you haven’t attended, here’s a brief sample of past categories and clues:
A.k.a. Nerd Jeopardy VII: A New Frontier.
Next week I’m hosting everyone’s favorite literary trivia night, this time with more wine, worse prizes, and incredibly humiliating audience participation. (Also incredibly rewarding audience participation.) Watch for a surprise guest appearance. Or two.
FSG’s Work in Progress & Small Demons present Nerd Jeopardy
Tuesday, April 17th, 7pm
54 Prince St. NYC
And don’t worry, I won’t be as harsh as this guy:
I believe everyone had a damn fine time on Wednesday. Team #nerdalert took first, winning the Paris Review Interviews box set, the limited slipcase edition of Skippy Dies, and the Oxford Companion to Beer. And some lucky gentleman nabbed the Audience Prize ($100 to McNally Jackson) by correctly guessing the order of Proust’s seven-volume À la recherche du temps perdu. On the first try. In French.
We’re bringing our night of wine and literary trivia to McNally Jackson on Wednesday, Jan. 18th. Three teams will compete for glory and modest prizes; everyone will compete for loudest and wittiest heckle.
To whet your appetite for all things bookish and Trebekian, here’s a look at our last Nerd Jeopardy from November:
It was a thoroughly Trebekian night in Soho, with a packed house and lots (and lots) of wine. (Thanks Moët Hennessy!) Round one featured a surprise guest appearance by Colson Whitehead, and Emma Straub, our intrepid field correspondent, reported from California in her round two Video Daily Double.
Thanks Michele Filgate and everyone at McNally Jackson, too! It was a smashing success, and it was great to see so many friends in the audience. And of course, congrats to [we have no name], the winning team. (The MVP award goes to Toby.) Ladies Who Brunch and We Just Came for the Wine performed admirably as well.
My favorite moment in the night was during Final Jeopardy, when the entire room yelled out “William Carlos Williams!” How often do you hear a hundred people cheerily yelling out a poet’s name in a bookstore? (Probably not as often as we’d like, but still.)
Will there be another one? Certainly. Nerd Jeopardy will return for the Lit Crawl later this summer and again at McNally Jackson in November. As always, Work in Progress subscribers will be the first to know.
Like a rising phoenix with questionable IP usage, Nerd Jeopardy is back for round three. It’s just like every other literary trivia night you’ve attended, except this one comes with free wine (courtesy of Möet Hennessy) and a time-tested structure (courtesy of Alex Trebek).
Unlike the game show, all of our questions are about books, publishing, and pop culture. Three teams of three compete (the prizes are middling; the glory, everlasting) in two rounds, with some audience participation thrown in for good measure. There will be surprise appearances from some notable novelists in the form of the immortal Video Daily Double.
As an added bonus the whole ordeal’s going down at one of my favorite bookstores: McNally Jackson.
NB: The event’s presented by my little newsletter for FSG, Work in Progress. (If you haven’t subscribed yet, you should. There’s a nice little bonus package for subscribers in the July 15th issue.)
Thur. July 21st, 7pm
McNally Jackson (basement), 52 Prince St