Friday Round-Up

Happy Friday!  Here’s what’s happening in the puzzle world!  And something exciting is happening in less than an hour….

Mystery Package
In 1912, the mayor of a small Norwegian town sealed a small package and wrote on top:  “May be opened in 2012.”  Today, they’re going to open the package!  You can watch a livestream of the opening at 11:00am ET.  (They are taking some time, it’s going to be more like 12:30pm ET!)  Mystery in it’s purest form!

 

Real Escape Game in San Francisco vol.3 — Escape from an Angel
As a part of the J-Pop Summit Festival in San Francisco’s Japantown this weekend, REG is running an event based on the influential anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion.  Cool!

 

Great America Race Write-up
If you want an inside look on a week’s worth of puzzling across the East coast, check out Team BBSB’s in-depth write-up of the Ravenchase Great America Race from last week.  These guys are hilarious, so it’s a super entertaining read.  (BTW, GAR will be back next year under a new name:  THE IRON RAVEN!)

 

BAPHL 6 Registration Open Now
Registration is open for BAPHL 6 (in Boston) on September 15th.  The deadline to sign up is Tuesday, September 11th.  Registration is a measly $15 per team, so get your team together and sign up soon!  And hey beginners, BAPHL has a beginner’s track that comes with a package of hints you can use at your discretion.  It pretty much sounds like the best!

 

Thank You
Just want to say a quick thank you to all of the readers who have been taking time to comment lately.  I feel like we’ve been having some great discourse and exploring lots of new and interesting ideas!  It’s so valuable to hear from people whose background, set of experiences, and perspective are different from mine.  Thank you for your contributions to the discussion!