Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Interview with Bee Founder bobbyblue

INTERVIEW Willamsburg Spelling Bee with BOBBY BLUE (founder) by Tom Edmondson

This interview was done by Tom Edmondson the producer of The Tenth Voice on 90.1FM which is the only scheduled LGBT radio show in the Kansas City area and has been since 1991. Tune in every Saturday 1-2pm on 90.1FM and listen online www.kkfi.org

From Tom Edmondson: This is "Part 2 of the Bobby Blue Interview". He is the founder of the Williamsburg Spelling Bee ans was interviewed in Oct/2011 and is a totally out music artist and that is why I gave him a 'voice' on my radio show and his story and music put in the ears of our listening audience.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee Rules

In preparation for the recommencement of the bee in 2012, here's what you need to know:

The Rules

1. Signup starts at 7pm and we take the first 18 people.

2. Open to everyone who’s legally allowed to be in a bar. Occasionally, teens have come with a parent, but the bar has final say on who comes in.

3. Three-strikes-you’re-out — you get two “freebies”!

4. Beer is encouraged. In fact, buying alcohol is what keeps the bee going, so please do!

5. Everyone is welcome to participate in every spelling bee up to the Finals, when the winners of the season’s previous bees will square off for the championship!

6. You don’t actually have to say the word before and after spelling it, but it’s a nice idea. If you start spelling a word and you lose your place, you can start over without changing anything, but once a letter comes out of your mouth, it’s set in stone.

7. If you’re Canadian (or even if you aren’t), you can say “zed” for “z” and “double-l” instead of “l, l”; however, all spellings must be American-style.

8. You can’t bring pen and paper up to the mic, but you can pretend to write on your hand if you want.