The finals will begin promptly at 7:30pm on October 17th. Contestants -- please arrive early to secure a seat! We would reserve seats, but most people bring friends and want to sit with them, so we suggest just showing up in time to grab some real estate before it's gone. We expect a packed house.
For those of you not competing in the finals, never fear! We are putting on a show! Spectacular, spectacular! In between rounds of the finals, we will have short, silly audience participation contests for which anyone may volunteer -- for instance, spelling backwards, or spelling a long sentence under a time limit. So even if you are not competing, this is an event not to be missed!
Also, our own bobbyblue will open the bee with the Williamsburg Spelling Bee theme song. I'll bet some of you didn't even know we had a theme song.
We expect the bee to last until about 10pm, after which there will be live entertainment.
After the finals, we will take the next alternating Monday (which is Halloween) off, and then begin Season Three on November 14th. On non-spelling Mondays, you may also enjoy show and tell.