Want to play “Geeks’ Revenge” at ACES 2014?

I’ve come up with a new version of a grammar/usage game that I’ve played with newspaper interns and others over the years. It’s like a quiz show, but it also works as a training exercise. And I am presenting the game at the ACES national conference in Las Vegas. The session is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Read more about the sessions here. The game, which I call “Geeks’ Revenge,” will give copy editors a chance to put their knowledge of usage to use. I’ve tested this version of the game with editor friends and it was a hit. I think it’ll be fun for both players and audience members.

The game allows for three teams of two players each, so the spots for players are limited. There will be a sign-up sheet at the conference registration Thursday, and we’ll have a┬árandom drawing for the player spots. If you’re coming to the conference and want to be in that drawing, leave a comment below with your name and I’ll add you to the pool. (This is a way of gauging the interest ahead of time.) By the way, the winners and players will get small prizes too.

2 Responses to “Want to play “Geeks’ Revenge” at ACES 2014?”

  1. Erin Brenner

    Drat! That’s at the same time as my freelancers’ session.

    I’m curious, though: for dispute usages, what are you using for an authority?

  2. Pam Nelson

    Erin, I am relying a few sources, but mostly “Garner’s Modern American Usage.”