Alas the WYSIWYG Talent Show, the first all-blogger reading and performance series, is pulling the plug. The final show, “Gays Gone Wild!: Gayer Tales of Gay Gayness” will be on June 13th at Bowery Poetry Club.
WYSIWYG, co-founded by Culturebot’s very own Andy Horwitz in January of 2004, has played host to some notable bloggers including Gawker managing editor Choire Sicha, monologist Mike Daisey, Gothamist’s Jen Chung and Ultragrrrl Sarah Lewitinn, among many, many other blogebrities.
What to expect for the final show? We turn to the WYSIWYG blog, naturally, for the answer:
Unfortunately, all good things do come to an end. To celebrate The WYSIWYG Talent Show’s farewell show, we will make tribute to all things Dorothy in honor of Gay Pride Month with “Gays Gone Wild!: Gayer Tales of Gay Gayness” on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at The Bowery Poetry Club.
This will be the official farewell show for WYSIWYG as we wrap up three and a half years of the first all-blogger reading series in New York City. We laughed, we cried, we wet our pants, all in the pursuit of hilarity, performance and potty jokes. Our final homage to the talented bloggers who have graced our stage this year will feature a gaggle of gay readings from the queerest of the queer, be they gay, lesbian, straight, trans, bi or robot bloggers. So get your chaps on and gussy up your Subaru Outbacks because this will definitely be the best and bumpiest ride you’ve ever been on.
So, pour one out for the scrappy reading series that got bloggers away from their laptops and onto the stage. It will be missed.