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Entries in Elbo Room (5)


SF, Ep. 52

April 19, 2014 — Elton John was right: Saturday night is alright for fighting. And Literary Death Match proved that in spades in a wild return to the Elbo Room that saw Sarah Frisch outduel Rachel McKibbens in a Lone Star Lit finale that went to sudden death, where Frisch chimed in with the right answer to win her the LDM SF, Ep. 52 crown.

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SF, Ep. 44

April 25, 2012 — In a whizbang, book-knockdown affair, the Literary Death Match's triumphant return to the Elbo Room — presented by Mission at 10th Magazine — set the stage aflame with literary and comedic mastermindery, as Joe Quirk out-bowled co-finalist Carolyn Cooke by a narrower-than-it-seems score of 15-9 to win the LDM SF, Ep. 44 crown!

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SF, Ep. 42

January 13, 2012 — The first Literary Death Match of 2012 was an instant classic, as our triumphant return to the Elbo Room saw Alia Volz  topple Seth Harwood at Literary Author Jumble by a hugely narrow margin of 51.8 seconds. 

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LDM100: SF

October 6, 2010 — The kick off for the LDM100 tour at San Francisco's Litquake was nothing short of spectacular, with a wild centurial finale that saw Jason Bayani outduel fellow finalist Kari Kiernan 11-6 in a 100-second book stack competition that changed the face of literature forever.

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SF, Ep. 33

September 10, 2010 — Steady Mike Adamick pulled a one-word victory over impassioned, high-fashioned Pam Benjamin in Literary Death Match 33 at the Elbo Room.  Adamick secured the win by not quite completing the dying words of Che Guevara: “Shoot coward, you are only going to kill a man!”

Fueled by foxy moxie and horsefeathers, co-hosts Alia Volz and comedienne Janine Brito, commanded the crowd’s attention with an absurdist homage to the alphabet that left Volz bleeding on the floor at Brito’s feet. Gertrude Stein would have proud to love these ladies!

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