Wednesday, June 5, 2013 , Updated 12:00 p.m., June 8, 2013
Geeks Who Drink trivia to host a Game of Thrones-themed match up June 8
Test your skills at one of the nationwide trivia network's nine recurring events around DFW.
DALLAS Wanna know how much you don’t know, and also have a beer to soothe your wounded intellectual soul? Just attend a session of Geeks Who Drink at one of several area bars. The national pub-quiz company runs weekly events in more than 320 bars and restaurants in 26 states, including six in Dallas and three in Fort Worth.
My friend Angela Wilson and I attended our first GWK event a couple of Wednesdays ago at the West End Pub. We were, I admit, smug in our certainty that my bachelor’s degree in journalism, and her bachelor’s in history and masters in liberal arts, plus a lifetime of pop-culture fandom, would prepare us well.
Hah. These are hard-core trivia fans, and the questions by quizmaster Jason Warren, 31, reflected that. At West End Pub, you just show up by 8 p.m. on Wednesday – other pubs offer GWD on other days and times – with your team and get a scorecard. The quizmaster calls out the questions and scores. You may get intermittent prizes for bonus questions along the way (Angela and I won a free drink for being the only ones who knew that the color of the universe could best be described as “beige”), and there’s also a grand prize.
Mostly, though, the reward is being among others who recognize the extreme importance of knowing, for instance, the names of the four tween stars of Stand By Me (Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell), or that “cryptid” is the name for a creature or plant whose existence has been suggested but not proven by scientific consensus (Sasquatch, chupacabra, Nessie).
If you’re a Game of Thrones addict, you’ll have a chance to shine June 8, when at 7:30 p.m., when West End Pub will be the only local venue to take part in a special GoT-centric quiz. I suggest Binge-watching the HBO series and reading all five books by George L.L. Martin to prepare. There’s a $5 per person entry fee, and winning team takes all.
Regular Geeks Who Drink nights are free, every Wednesday from 8 to approximately 10 p.m. at West End Pub, 1801 N. Lamar St., Dallas. Check geekswhodrink.com for other local pubs that offer GWD, times and days.
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