Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2013 InFest - Day 2 - Report

Apologies for the late report. Day 1 report is here.

In contrast to Day 1, Day 2 of the 2013-14 BC InFest had more of the traditional session-like quizzes. By the time the day ended, we had about 25-30 participants. Fortunately, we ran out of time and saved ourselves the ent-al torture of an Ent quiz by this blogger. (Meanwhile, the unasked questions are growing alarmingly monstrous in their little pods, waiting patiently for that one day when they will be unleashed on a...)

But to hairy adventures first: the day began with a quiz on facial hair by Oboneendro and Devanjan. It was only on the arrival of Anannya Deb that this hirsute pursuit gained its core audience. We broke for a not-so leisurely lunch to return and find that the real BCQC.orgy was in progress: an exam for some people for something. That began a pattern of oscillation between our regular spot and the New BC Grassy Knoll Annexe.

The first post-lunch engagement was time for some morbid curiosity - "Quizz Macabra" was an excellent quiz on the subject of death; set by Abhinav Dasgupta and Shubhankar Gokhale and conducted by the former, the questions were not mourned by anyone.

Aditya Gadre then took the stage for his innovative 'bcqc.orgy/history' quiz which had themes based on six BC quizzers (Niranjan, Anand Sivashankar, Gaurav Sabnis, Abhishek Nagaraj, Avaneendra, and Kunal Sawardekar) from BCQC history. The scoring system also involved choices of cards (Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Fail), and the resulting "eh, what, what?" was an excellent example of BC convolutedness. The questions were interesting, and punctuated by VCat's unfailing cry of "I know this!" on hearing the first word of the question, only to be proved otherwise on hearing the first word of the answer.

The day ended with our last autobiographical quiz, this time by Anannya Deb. The journey through music, places, people, and yes, football, was an enlightening one, and fitting way to close this edition of BC InFest.

We may see you next year - who really knows?

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