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FYI Philly

Hiya.

Long time no blog. Last Saturday (8/17) FYI Philly on 6ABC did a piece on the winners of Philly Mag’s Best of Philly 2019 winners, including Wissahickon BrewCo, which won Best BrewPub. The hosts of the show did a piece at the brewery, including a bunch of bar shots, such as this one:

Sorry not sorry for the pic of a TV screen (#theworst)

Sorry not sorry for the pic of a TV screen (#theworst)

My big dumb face on TV. My parents are so proud. I tried to get the camera crew to come to Quizzo; they couldn’t make it this trip, but stay tuned on that front…

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Patting Myself On The Back

Hello again.

Nobody reads this and that’s cool, but I just wanted to pat myself on the back for a second. March is set to be a very very good month. The since-passed surprise Sunday Quizzo was a big hit (and will hopefully lead to more Sunday Murphy’s gigs), I have two corporate gigs lined up, but I especially want to talk about the last two events in the month:

First up, the one I have the fewest details on: I was asked to MC/host a fundraiser basketball event at Mifflin Elementary on the 30th. I love sports (which should be plainly obvious to anybody that’s so much as looked at me). I love hosting things, I love fundraisers, I love East Falls, I love sports…. I love everything about this. I’m real excited to do this. Maybe I’ll get to do play by play! I’m all about new adventures

And finally is Game of Thrones Theme Quizzo on the 29th. I confess that I have never watched a single episode of GOT, but I’m real excited to binge the entire show (or as much as possible between now and then). I’m also real excited to wade the waters that are themed Quizzos. And yes— I’ve done a few before (a low-stakes Simpsons Quizzo early in the Murphy’s days, and a Marvel Movies one at World Cafe Live last May), but this is different; this is the first one where I feel like I’m in the driver’s seat and I know what to do and how to do it well. If this event sells out like I expect it to, you can look for more similar events with different themes (like The Office? 🤔) $10 tickets here.

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November Updates

Hi there,

I have some updates for you!

  1. Comedy Night at Wissahickon is on hold. The show wasn’t working as it was, attendance wasn’t there, so we’re shelving it. But don’t worry, it’s going to come back bigger and better in the new year

  2. Be sure to check out the East Falls Local, my trivia is regularly running in the print edition (including a very fun No Shave November/Election/Daylight Savings Time edition in this month’s). You can pick it up for free from almost any local business (including Murphy’s and Wissahickon during Quizzo)

  3. I’m test piloting a new Quizzo in Manayunk at a place called La Roca (it’s the big building in the early part of Main Street, that used to was Union Taco and some Oyster Bar before that). Monday, November 12th at 7. If there’s a solid number of people we’ll make this another gig (yay!)

  4. Quizzo at Wissahickon is probably going later (but not by much; like 7:45-8)

  5. I’m doing a Holiday Movie Quizzo sponsored by the wonderful people at PHIT next week at Rosy’s Taco Bar (22nd and Walnut). Stop on by! If it goes well, that bodes well for future ones, either through PHIT or at Rosy’s

…I think that’s it. Thanks for reading!

NewsSean Maguire
#Quizzo Rocks

Phillies couldn't land Machado, but tonight's George Thorogood air guitar #Quizzo tiebreaker was an all-timer so at least it wasn't all bad.  Wish I had gotten a video of it >:(

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One Year

This site turned a year old today.  So that's cool.  What a hell of a year.  HBD, seanpmaguire.com

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Bye Bye Game Show Night...

...and hello Quizzo Night at Tio's!  Cat bingo is a drag and nobody wants to do Acts of Insanity.  So, of course, we morphed this into a Quizzo.  ❤️.  Prizes vary every week, which is neat, but the format is the same as the usual. Come hang!

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New Quizzo Coming!

Super excited to finally announce this one-- starting n̶e̶x̶t̶ ̶m̶o̶n̶t̶h̶ ̶(̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶r̶t̶s̶ ̶i̶n̶,̶ ̶l̶i̶k̶e̶,̶ ̶2̶ ̶d̶a̶y̶s̶)̶  in August, you can catch me doing Quizzo at the Trolley Car Cafe (I'm slowly taking over East Falls) the last Wednesday of every month.  Details are still being ironed out, but expect it to be nearly identical to Wissahickon and Murphy's.

Edit: I jumped the gun a little bit-- we starting in August, not July

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