Registrations for the Almost Amazing Race 2.0 are now sadly closed (on account of the race being less than a week away!).
Did you register as an individual saying you’ll register your team later? If you’ve done this then what you need to do now is email us (email@example.com) with the details of your team (names, ages, email addresses, postal addresses, and your team name). We’ll be checking up on you probably anyway.
Want to find out more about the Almost Amazing Race and how come it’s almost amazing? Have a look at this post.
If you’re a registered racer you’ll be receiving vital information before next Friday, but you can always email us if you’ve got a query.
So, keep up with your training regimes (or not) and have an almost amazing time until we see you on Friday the 16th of April.
… You have only a few short hours left to get a team together for the Almost Amazing Race 2.0, as registration closes at 5pm today. At the time of writing there is less than four hours remaining! So make like an upward pointing sign and sign up here. Or something.
At the end of last week I subtly announced that registrations for this year’s Almost Amazing Race 2.0 are now open. This is the less subtle version:
The Almost Amazing Race 2.0
Friday 16 April 2010
Register your team now!
What is The Almost Amazing Race 2.0?
Teams of max four will race (observing road rules and other laws of the land) around the city, completing challenges that will test them mentally and physically, in order to be the first team to solve the puzzle and be named the winners of The Almost Amazing Race.
So, organise your friends and your wits, make sure you’re free on Friday 16 April, and you could be the almost amazing winners (or failing that, you could have a jolly good time).
You can have a look at last year’s Almost Amazing Race here.
Almost Amazing Racers: the Almost Amazing Race version 2.0 will be wending its almost amazing way to you on Friday April 16th 2010 (last day of school holidays).
Registrations open soon. In the mean time, make a note of the date and start getting your team ready (max. 4 people).
Should be almost amazing!
If you’ve read and enjoyed the Chaos Walking books by Patrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and the Answer) then you might be interested to know that he’s in New Zealand in March: he will be speaking at Scots College on March 11. Visit the Children’s Bookshop website to find out how to book a seat (if you can get time off school or work).
The final book in the trilogy, Monsters of Men, is due out in May.
The Festival of the Arts begins on the 26th of February, and as usual it includes the Writers and Readers Week (starting with the Gala Opening on March the 9th). This year there are a couple of interesting young adult authors attending, namely Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book, Coraline etc) and Margo Lanagan (Tender Morsels), including one session together being interviewed by Kate de Goldi in which they discuss what makes a book children’s (or young adults’) literature (and is it not as worthy as ”adults’”?). We might go and report back on what the answer is.
Other interesting writers to be featured:
For the Wellington Phoenix’s next home game, tomorrow Friday 12th Feb, under 16s can get in for free. Free! Just turn up with an adult and three of you can keep your wallets in your pockets as you walk through the turnstiles. Money saved at the gate can be spent on delicious (?) stadium hotdogs. If you’re older but still studying it’s only $20 anyway. Still a bargain then.
Been to any of the following this year?
- Almost Amazing Race
- Urban Survival Series
- Twilight Trivia Night
Read the teen blog?
Have feedback for us, or suggestions for 2010?
We would love to hear from you over some yummy food!
Thursday 3rd of December – Central Library staff room @ 4pm
Text 021 227 8222 or email Ella, firstname.lastname@example.org, to register (so she knows numbers)
This time last week (approximately) over 100 people in 31 teams competed to see who knew the most Twilight trivia. As you’d expect with a name like this, the Twiologists came away with the victory with an impressive 73 out of a possible 80 points. So, yes, they know Twilight. Actually, lots of people do as it turned out; we were impressed with the range of knowledge (fancy remembering who Mike went to the wedding with!). We’ll be posting the questions here soon, so if you weren’t there you can test your knowledge and if you were there you can once again bask in your cleverness.
Some things worth noting: some cool costumes, including the trucks (who won the spot prize), the forks (sorry I took such a long time to get it!) and the Volturi with their freakish red contacts (coming from a person who thinks being able to put contacts in your eyes is freakish). The nearly but not quite award (if there’d been one) would have gone to the team who missed out on second to last place by half a point… too many.
So, until next time, keep reading, enjoy the movie when it comes out, and remember that Nosferatu is indeed available from Wellington Central Libraries.