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Tuesday
Nov062007

SF, Ep. 5

For Opium’s fifth-ever west coast LDM (SF, Episode 5) at Harlot, stars aligned as four wickedly talented (and outstandingly hilarious) actors from the legendary Killing My Lobster comedy troupe stormed the stage and read from past print issues of Opium Magazine.

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Tuesday
Oct232007

NYC, Ep. 6

The Literary Death Match’s triumphant return to New York City, Ep. 6 included the LDM’s biggest crowd east of the Mississippi as a wowing 155 filled The Kitchen’s sold-out theater space, as each audience member was rewarded with a fresh new copy of Opium5: Bad Company.

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Friday
Oct122007

SF, Ep. 4

October 12, 2007 — Opium’s most outstanding Literary Death Match ever (SF, Episode 4) at Swedish American Hall featured the release of Opium5: Bad Company, riotous readings from literary superstars, a heckler and a whopping (and sightly) crowd of 370.

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Wednesday
Sep192007

SF, Ep. 3

Opium’s Literary Death Match SF, Episode 3 at The Rickshaw Stop shined bright, and left the cheering audience in stitches. For the first time ever, the LDM strayed from their writers-representing-literary journals model, and invited four of SF’s outstanding reading series’ to elect a past reader to participate.

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Tuesday
Aug212007

SF, Ep. 2

August 21, 2007—Opium’s Literary Death Match SF, Episode 2, was an absolutely inspired success. Breaking the LDM attendance record, the latest event pulled in 170 rowdy, rally-crying supporters (“And all of them good-looking,” said one attendee). It was also the first-ever LDM episode to feature product placement, as co-host Todd Zuniga sported a eye-catching necktie created by the minds of Medium Reality.

 

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Tuesday
Jul172007

SF, Ep. 1

Opium’s Literary Death Match kicked off in San Francisco at Harlot with a huge bang, as Sam Hurwitt (Kitchen Sink) wowed the world--or at least the 160 onlookers--by toppling Canteen’s Joyce Maynard in a breathtaking game of Stab a Hole in Nebraska. Joyce’s joust sunk well south of the target, while Hurwitt stabbed a hole into Shenendoah, Iowa, just miles clear of the Nebraska state line.

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Thursday
Jul052007

NYC, Ep. 5

Our fifth-ever episode marked the return of the LDM to the great outdoors, as glass-ceiling crasher Irina Reyn out-haiku’d finalist Tony O’Neill to snare victory for the jaws of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

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Wednesday
Jun072006

NYC, Ep. 4

In a battle too bloody for photographs, Opium’s annual Literary Death Match in the Park featured Opium’s own going head-to-head, as founding editor Todd Zuniga outraced executive editor Elizabeth Koch in the Trash Bag Race finale.

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Monday
May222006

NYC, Ep. 3

NYC’s third-ever Literary Death Match, featured McSweeney’s representative Sean Casey shocking the world, toppling Quick Fiction’s charmatician Thomas Hopkins. The battle ended as Casey’s world geography skills outmatched Hopkins.

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Monday
Apr102006

NYC, Ep. 2

At the second-ever Literary Death Match in NYC, finalists Kristen McGonigle (Pindeldyboz) and Manuel Munoz (Swink) squared off in “Loooooooooooooong Division.” The equation: 964,562,148,321 ÷ 7. Munoz won in a landslide and carried home the LDM hardware.

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