Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Vic Slam Blog Update 10/30/12

Vic Slam Online!

Hello everyone! Just a quick update here for everyone!

Videos of Vic Slam October have been put online now! Click here to go to the Vic Slam YouTube channel.  The amazing Rose Jang has created a playlist for you, for easy viewing!  Thanks again for your hard work! Be sure to subscribe to the channel to stay up to date on all the videos being uploaded.

Not only are videos of October's slam online, but the official YouTube Channel of Spoken Word Canada has begun uploading the videos of all the bouts that took place a few weeks ago in Saskatoon at CFSW!  Here's a link to Part 1 of the first bout of the tournament.  This bout features Calgary, Missassauga, Urban Legends (Ottawa), and Victoria!  

For Victoria, in Part 1 of this bout, you'll see a solo piece from current Slam Master Scott Thompson, and a duet between Matthew Christopher Davidson and Jeremy Loveday.

These videos are a great way for poets that are curious about what a National Slam might look like, to get a taste for a night of competition.

Don't forget, next month's Slam is on November 15th.  You won't want to miss it!  Also, stay tuned for an update on the Slam in December, INDIES!

-Vic Slam

E-mail Slam Master: Scott Thompson seescotttalk@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @VicPoetrySlam

Friday, October 19, 2012

October Slam Results, and Season Standings.

Results and Updated Standings

First off, I'd like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone that came out last night and supported all the poets that competed.  The season is off to an incredible start and having a packed house makes for an energetic show.  We can't wait to see you all again next month!

Another big thank you to Megan Ann Ward, who graced the Vic Slam stage.  We rarely have features, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to have her perform.  Until next time Megan, best of luck to you in Montreal! We all miss you!

Here are the results from last night, followed by an updated look at our season standings!

Round 1
S: Keenan Proud - 21.4
Matthew Christopher Davidson - 24.6
Thomas Love-Vani - 22.6
Erin Cotton - 25.5
Tom Fowler - 24
Kevin Beatty - 20.1
Stephen J Thompson - 27
Aysia Law - 25.8
David Trudel - 16.4
Naomi Wilde - 20.7
Audrey Cockett - 26.1
Suzanne Dickinson - 19.5
Celina Silva - 20.8

Round 2
Stephen J Thompson - 26.4 - 53.4
Audrey Cockett - 26.4 - 52.5
Aysia Law - 25.2 - 51
Erin Cotton - 25.4* - 25.5
Matthew Christopher Davidson - 27.6 - 52.2

*Intentional costume/prop violation

Season Standings (As of October 19th)
Savannah - 4 points
Stephen J Thompson - 4 points
Audrey Cockett - 2.5 points
Keenan Proud - 2 points
Erin Cotton - 1 points
Matthew Christopher Davidson - 1 point
Aysia Law - 0.5 point
Tom Fowler - 0.5 point

Congratulations to Stephen J Thompson for winning the night!  There were many new faces performing at the Slam last night, and it's a joy to watch people take to the mic.  It is not an easy thing to do.  I hope to see you all again next month!

-Vic Slam
E-mail the Slam Master: Scott Thompson seescotttalk@gmail.com
Follow us on Twitter: @VicPoetrySlam

Monday, October 15, 2012

Post CFSW Blog


After a week of intense performances, the gang is happy to be back in Victoria.  Jeremy and Scott decided to go a little overboard on the way back and managed to drive 17 hours combined on Sunday to get back sooner.  They would not recommend others take that same approach.

Victoria placed higher this festival than in any other showing before, and are fiercely proud of where they ended up, and know they gave it their all on the microphone.

The team placed 4th in their bout at Semis, but managed to get the attention of the poets in the crowd with Scott's team piece "Stuck in a Room".

There were also some big changes made with SpoCan, and we will keep you up to date on those changes as they come forward.

The team is planning on putting on a final "Goodbye" show, and as soon as they have a date, you will know it.  They want to show you how they went further than any Vic Slam team ever has, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for an invite!

We have our 2nd slam of the year this week! Here's the event link to Facebook. 
You will notice we have a feature!  The brilliant Megan Ann Ward will be featuring at our Slam between the first and second round.  We don't normally do feature sets at our show, but with her being in town this week only, there was NO way we were going to let her leave without gracing our stage again.  You do not want to miss this event, it's going to be HOT!

-Vic Slam
Follow us on Twitter: @VicPoetrySlam
E-mail Vic Slam's Slam Master: Scott Thompson seescotttalk@gmail.com

Thursday, October 11, 2012

CFSW Saskatoon: The Last Word UPDATE

Saskatoon Update!

Hey everyone!  Just a quick post about how the current Vic Slam team is doing in Saskatoon.

Two preliminary bouts are under the team's belt. 

Tuesday night the team slammed in a match that had Calgary, Missassauga, and Ottawa's Urban Legends.  It was incredibly close, but with the help of Jacob's poem Take A Shot-turned quartet team piece-Victoria was able to squeek out a win.  It was incredibly close, but Victoria took it with a score of 101.3.  (.3 higher than Calgary, talk about close!)

The second bout happened Thursday night.  In another hard hitting night of competition that featured London, Toronto (TPS), and Regina, Victoria was once again able to come out with a win.  The group decided to take a risk, and opted to perform only solo pieces, a decision that paid off as they were once again able to come out on top.  It was an incredible bout, that included a performance by our own Jeremy Loveday, that was described on Twitter as one of "the best poems we've ever seen him do." - TPS.  Matthew Christopher Davidson closed the night off, and sealed the win for the team.

With two 1st place finishes the team has earned a spot in one of two Semi-Final bouts.  They will be taking the stage Friday night at 7pm.  Joining them will once again be TPS, as well as Toronto's other team "Up From The Roots", and Guelph! 

Be sure to follow @VicPoetrySlam on Twitter to stay up to date with the team.  You can even follow the action more closely on Twitter by following #CFSW12.  The always wonderful Rose Jang is here, and live tweeting results after every poem.

Thank you all so much! This is the furthest a Victoria team has ever made it, and we're not through yet! 

Much love to you all back home!

-Vic Slam
Follow us on twitter: @VicPoetrySlam
Slam Master's e-mail: Scott Thompson seescotttalk@gmail.com

Friday, October 5, 2012

Videos of September Slam!

Poems Now Available Online

Hey everyone! 

Just a quick post regarding the recorded poems from the September slam. We are very pleased to inform you that they are now online!  Here is a link the the Vic Slam YouTube channel, where you can find poems from that night!

Vic Poetry Slam Channel

HUGE thanks to Rose Jang for taking the time to upload them all! She even created a playlist of the poems for easy viewing!  

Don't forget, the next Slam happens on October 18th at Solstice!  Be sure to invite your friends! We will see you there!

Vic Slam: OCTOBER Event Page

-Vic Slam

Follow us on twitter: @VicPoetrySlam
Slam Master's e-mail: Scott Thompson seescotttalk@gmail.com