Monday, January 23, 2012

Funniest Spelling Bee Videos

How cute is this kid, being asked to spell a ridiculous word?

More of the same here, including the very uncomfortable white kid asked to spell "negus":

Come on out to the next Williamsburg Spelling Bee on Monday, February 6th. Winner gets a gift certificate to Vine Wine, which we are certain will improve your spelling.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Thanks to Vine Wine

Ever walk by this on your way to the bee?

Looks familiar, right? This is our new friend Vine Wine at 616 Lorimer St.

Talitha from Vine is standing up for spelling by providing gift certificates to the first place winners for the next three bees! So come on out to the next bee!

Monday, February 6

The Williamsburg Spelling Bee
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn
(Lorimer St. between Frost and Richardson / L or G train to Lorimer)

From "broccoli" to "triskaidekaphobia," come test out your spelling in a bar backroom filled with smart people and beer. Free, open to all (21+). Signup begins at 7pm -- first 18 people get to play. Three-strikes-you're-out policy means more participation for everyone. Hosted by founder bobbyblue and comedian Jen Dziura. Winners get nerdy prizes and qualify for the annual Finals.

Pete's: 718-302-3770

Spread the Word: We always need prize sponsors. Stand up for spelling!


p.s. As befits a Williamsburg wine store, Vine is open until 10pm, so you actually could even stop in after the bee.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

January 2nd Winners

Congratulations to the winners of our first bee of 2012!

1st Place: Marcus Bones
2nd Place: Mika Cheng
3rd Place: Noam Schuldenrein

 All three winners qualify for our annual Finals, to be held in late 2012.
From left: Marcus, Bobby, Mika, Noam, Jen

Your hosts!

More photos here.

Come back Monday, February 6th for the next installment. Everyone, win or lose, is welcome back at every bee up to the Finals.

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Technology is crazy. When the Williamsburg Spelling Bee began in 2004, there was Friendster! Friendster, mind you! And no one was sitting in the audience looking up words on their phones. Oh, how times have changed.