Dana Cain has been involved in fandom since she first came to Denver, so it's no surprise that in her capacity as director of the Denver County Fair, she went geeky. Last year, she launched the Geek Pavilion, making Denver's fair "the only county fair in the world with a Geek Pavilion," as she bragg ... More >>
Do you know what a "Dirty Sanchez" is? How about "The Rickshaw" or "The Ambush?" Hint: all of these are sex positions, and sexy knowledge like this will come in handy for competing in the X-Rated Spelling Bee on Saturday, December 8, at Rooster & Moon. There will be sexy drinks, sexy prizes, sexy g ... More >>
Fear not, geeks (and geek-curious): The Geek Pavilion at the second annual Denver County Fair, which runs from Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 at the National Western Complex, is in excellent hands. That's because Dana Cain, the Denver County Fair's director, is passionate about nerd lif ... More >>
It's hard to ever really recover from losing a spelling bee: You remember the terror as you tentatively said another letter, that awful buzzer sound, the eternal shame that you misspelled the word "satellite." But now the the first annual Denver Bee this Saturday night is offering a way to put to re ... More >>
The mounds of snow aside, there's plenty to do this weekend, whether or not you care about beefy dudes throwing a ball around. Yes, the Super Bowl is happening. But so are a bunch of equally exciting events that will happen despite the blizzard. We've got: A drunken spelling bee, a beatnik's birthda ... More >>
We're proponents of good old-fashioned face-to-face socializing when it comes to finding dates in this town, and in Best of Denver 2011, we noted that Common Grounds is the Best Coffeehouse for Finding a Date. Why? Because there's ample opportunity to mingle. On Fridays, we're revealing add ... More >>
I was once a district spelling bee champion. I first competed in the district contest when I was in the fourth grade, and got stymied by the word "avocado." In seventh grade, I was ousted by a classmate in our school's run-off, so served as our team's alternate in the district competition. Bu ... More >>
Have plans to better yourself in the New Year? Here's a fun way to do just that: Interstate Kitchen & Bar, 901 West 10th Avenue, hosts the Rock 'n' Roll Spelling Bee tonight and every Monday, starting at 10 p.m. Unlike traditional spelling bees, this one lets you write down the words, rather ... More >>
To teach kids how to write, Metro Denver Promotions of Letters is letting adults show off how well they can spell -- or letting them drunkenly embarrass themselves trying to slur through "renaissance." Whatever the case, the MDPL's monthly Adult Spelling Bee is a pretty genius concept, allowi ... More >>
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