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Traditional Topics for Punslingers

FAQ: What topics are flung at contestants in Punslingers? Answer: Not all topics below are used every year and new ones may be added at the event, but these topics are traditional ones. Email P .U.N.Y . with your suggestions for new pun topics to gary [at] hallock.net. Continue reading

Sign up for May 17th P.U.N.Y. Dinner Today!


The writing is now on the wall. If you’ve been wondering about the cost and reservation details for the legendary PUNY/POTY dinner on Friday, May 17, at 6:30 PM, this should be ex-siding news. Planks so much for your patience.

You may attend the PUNY dinner event without charge! But if you expect to eat, you must make your reservations by May 15 at midnight. [NOW CLOSED] The P.U.N.Y. DINNER 2013 reservation page has all the details.

Even if you have already checked the “dinner” option while completing the contestant form, you still need to go now and reserve/pay with PayPal for your dinner tickets on the reservation page.

Wall be waiting for you there.

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The Reel Deal

Over 36 jears of punning, film makers have tried to capture the Pun-Off World Championships heart-stopping stories, most notably, the celebrated Pun-Smoke: Search for the Worst.  Therefore, we are pleased to announce this latest tall tales effort by Wildwood Docs.

“ART OF THE PUN: A DOCUMENTARY” is a character-driven feature documentary in pre-production now about puns, punsters, and the art of punning as set in Austin, Texas and the 36th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships. We want to get to know YOU and highlight your role in the world/community of punning you love so much. Continue reading

Friday April 26 Punster Warm-up

The first of our series of Friday Punster Warm-up gatherings will take place this week at  Joe’s Place @1814 E. MLK in central Austin.
If you’ve never attended one of these informal gatherings, you are really in for a treat.

Pun-Off organizers and contestants have a chance to mingle and spar (pun) with a cooperative and educational mindset designed to get your creative juices flowing. These are very loose and free-flowing gatherings and we do hope that you’ll be able to drop in and let us entertain and/or intimidate you with our sparkling wit and welcoming attitude.

Target timeframe is 6:30 – 9-ish. Look for the table full of Punslingers. We’re not hard to find but we’re tough to ignore.Shameless plugs

Pun-Off 2013 set for May 18th

Jest for a wordy cause

The date for the 36th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships is Saturday, May 18, 2013. – Live music @11am – Contests Noon-5pm

Once again, the location is Brush Square, the backyard of the O. Henry and Dickinson Museums, 409 E. 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Pre-Event Dinner – Special new & exciting venue!!

The annual gathering of unusual suspects will be take place from 6:00 – 10 pm – Friday May 17, — Activities include the Punster of the Year (P.O.T.Y.) Award ceremony plus a variety of interactive Punnin’ games. You won’t want to miss this one! (Diner ticket cost and reservation form are on a separate page)

Event Schedule

11:00 am – Live music and contestant registration
Noon – 2pm – Punniest of Show
2:30  –  PunSlingers
5:30 –  Wrap Up & after party (T.B.A.)

The opening date for online contestant registration for Punniest of Show and Punslingers is Monday, April 15th at NOON central daylight time (-5 GMT.) (Menu for registration form will magically appear on the site!) There are 32 openings available for each contest as well as stand-by lists in the event of participant drop-outs, which ALWAYS DOES HAPPEN! – Don’t be afraid to sign up even after all the possession have been fooled.  Dopes springs internal!

Frightened Man