The Trivia Championships of North America were held recently at the MGM Grand in Vegas, and a big thanks to Paul Bailey for organizing it and about 100 other people for being such fun to hang out with.
On Saturday, I had the honor of hosting a roundtable discussion about IBM's human-crushing Watson trivia machine, with guests Ken Jennings (74-time Jeopardy! winner and Watson victim) and Ed Toutant (Millionaire winner and former IBM engineer). This is the three of us afterward, looking like frat brothers about to go on a bender.
Yes, we are all that orange.
On Sunday, I had the fun of playing the Alex Trebek role for the final rounds of the team championship. No crazy-lady-thief-chasing required.
I apparently left my chin in the green room. But no matter: congrats to Jonathan Hess, champion in multiple individual competitions, and to team champions Frank In Court.
Paul Bailey deserves huge praise in creating a counterpart to the European Quizzing Championships, and the event was a roaring success. See you next year in Vegas, and (hopefully) this fall in Bruges!
Words I will try to live by. Spotted in Jimbocho station last February.