October 16, 2016 — Literary Death Match returned to London for Southbank Centre's brilliant London Literature Festival, and living up the the festival's theme — Living in Future Times — LDM delivered a showcase of some of the best for years to come, ending with Luisa Omielan outdueling Paula Varjack in a Cyrillic Off that won her the LDM London, Ep. 60 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.
October 14, 2016 — Literary Death Match returned to Vermont — once again teaming with the Brattleboro Literary Festival for the 5th year in a row — in a brilliant affair that saw Porochista Khakpour topple Mia Alvar in a hard-fought Quiz of Death that won Khakpour the LDM Brattleboro, Ep. 5 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.
To celebrate Literary Death Match's 10-Year Anniversary, we returned to the glory of Portland, Maine, and more specifically: Space Gallery for an all-out war of words and wit that ended with Sarah Braunstein outdueling Cate Marvin in a tense game of Lone Star Lit II, winning Braunstein the LDM Portland, Ep. 6 crown and literary immortality to go with it.
October 12, 2016 — Literary Death Match returned to Calgary for our annual showcase at Wordfest (at the sold-out Arts Commons' Big Secret Theatre) where Aaron Paquette toppled C.C. Humphreys in sudden-death overtime in a battle of Lone Star Lit II, to win Paquette the LDM Calgary, Ep. 4 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.
October 11, 2016 — After too many moons away, Literary Death Match returned to the glories of Largo at the Coronet for a whizbang affair that finished with Karen Harryman outdueling Meliza Bañales in a no-holds barred Quiz of Death that won Harryman the LDM LA, Ep. 46 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.
In our return to Oakland, Literary Death Match teamed with the masterminds at ALTA (The American Literary Translators Association) for an all-out night of brilliant lit that and comedy that finished with Edward Gauvin toppling Katherine Silver in a down-to-the-wire game of Literary Spelling Bee III, winning Gauvin the LDM Oakland, Ep. 2 and literary immortality to go with it.
To celebrate all that is brilliant, Literary Death Match headed back to The State Room, as we once again teamed with the Utah Humanities Book Festival for a magical night that saw Good Ghost Bill topple RJ Walker in a Quiz of Death-turned-Literary Spelling Bee finale to win Good Ghost Bill (Bill Moran) the LDM Salt Lake City, Ep. 4 crown and literary immortality to go with it.
To start October right, Literary Death Match headed to Charleston — stomping ground for the Bloomsbury Group — as we teamed with the Small Wonder Short Story Festival for a wild night that saw David Swann topple Adam Baron in a brilliant battle of One Star Wonder II, winning Swann the LDM Charleston, UK, Ep. 1 crown and literary immortality to go with it.
To close out September, Literary Death Match returned to Minneapolis for a Twin Cities spectacular at the Nomad World Pub that saw Lara Mimosa Montes narrowly claim victory over Safy-Hallan Farah in a game of Lone Star Lit II to win Montes the LDM Twin Cities, Ep. 12 crown and literary immortality along with it.
In a sterling return, Literary Death Match wound back through Chicago for a night at Subterranean that saw Vu Tran outduel co-finalist Nnedi Okorafor in a hotly-contested Quiz of Death battle by a score of 16-12, winning Tran the LDM Chicago, Ep. 10 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.