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2012 T-Shirt Design

2012 T-shirtGive your stamp of approval to the 2012 Pun-Off T-shirt design!! Artist Quinn Argall played off the new US postal stamp design that commemorates the 150th anniversary of O. Henry’s birthday on September 11, 2012. He replaced the urban NYC city skyline of the official stamp with Austin’s marked by the Texas capitol and UT Tower. The image of young O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) with handle bar mustache is based upon an 1880’s photo when he lived in Austin.  Continue reading

Third Warm-Up Friday, May 11

The third of our weakly FRIDAY PUNSTER WARM-UP sessions will be held  Friday, May 11, 2012 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Joe’s Place, 1814 East Martin Luther King Drive, Austin, Texas (that’s the corner of MLK and Chicon.)  Continue reading

Second Punster Warm-Up

Join in on Friday, May 4,  6:30 – 9:30 pm

The second of our weakly FRIDAY PUNSTER WARM-UP sessions will gather in this week at THE NEW WORLD DELI, 4101 GUADALUPE, Austin, TX. These gatherings are designed to put everyone in the mood for the upcoming competition at the 35th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships on May 19th.  Continue reading

Pun-Off Warm Up Practice

Friday, April 27, 2012. 6:30-9:30pm

The first of our weakly FRIDAY PUNSTER WARM-UP sessions will gather in this week at THE POURHOUSE PUB at 6701 BURNET Road, Austin, TX. These gatherings are designed to put everyone in the mood for the upcoming competition at the 35th Annual O.Henry Pun-Off World Championships on May 19th.  Continue reading

How can I compete?

Registration Is Full! – Position is nine tense of the law!

Update May 12: Cold Feats & Corn Flix : Although registration for both Punniest of Show and Punslingers is full, as expected, we’ve flushed out a few pairs of cold feet and conflicted schedules. A number of contestants have dropped off both of our confirmed lists and the “stand-bys” are moving up. In fact, we have an even 32 pre-registered in Punniest of Show with NOBODY on that waiting list. If you have the urge and the nerve there’s still a full week before you’ll be expected to prove your mettle to claim that medal. Feel lucky, punk! Well, do you? Sign up here. You might be surprised!   Continue reading