Its time to start counting down to Saturday, May 7, 2016, the 39th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships in Austin, Texas!
what’s new this year?
Due to the growing popularity and enthusiasm to compete in The Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships, the 64 contestants in 2016 will be selected with a random lottery system, allowing persons who want the chance to compete to register any time during a 48 hour period, Noon (CDT) April 1 to Noon (CDT) April 3.
Pump up the volume! Jest do wit!
We want to extend a big “WELCOME TO YOU” new visitors to punoff.com and punpunpun.com. Amazingly, we had a record number of 1,526 site visitors on April 1st as well as over 100 contestant registrations.
In the coming weeks, we will post important event updates and helpful tips for contestants on how to prepare for May 9th. We recommend you also join our Facebook group for news and the PUNY page to practice pun making and introduce yourself.
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Now Open for Puns
April 1, 2015.
It is now oPUN season to register for Punniest of Show and Punslingers since we activated the registration form page beginning at Noon CDT (-5 GMT, 6 PM London, 1 PM, New York, 10 AM Los Angeles.) See more at www.worldtimebuddy.com
Update (3 pm): It appears all of the 32 contestant slots were claimed very quickly as predicted! Over 100 fools rushed in! Never fear we will exam the list and quickly determine everyone’s position for each contest and contact you soon via email. Please do not contact Gary about your status (unless you are cancelling or withdrawing.) May the farce be wit yew! Continue reading
Let the fools rush in. The registration form is live on the “Registration Form 2014” page under the “About Pun-Off 2014” menu.
The race is on. Punsters, you may start fooling your puns for May 10th. May the best wit win.
P. S. As of 12:24 CDT we have 32 contestants for Punniest of Show. As of 12:30 CDT we have 32 Punslingers registered. Please continue to register for the stand-by list as we often have drop-outs and cancellations. You may also still register to indicate that you want to come for the free Friday, May 9 reception and P.O.T.Y. dinner (tickets on sail at the event) Congratulations contestants!
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