Hullabaloo 2016: School Registration Now Open!

Team registration for Hullabaloo 2016 is now open. It is on a first-come, first-served basis, along with consideration for regional representation around BC. We are planning to admit only 16 teams to this year’s tournament, so it’s a good idea to register sooner than later. We offer pre-registration to teams … Continued

Day One Team Results & First Underground Indies Champ

Astorino’s and The Prophouse Café were bouncing with excitement. After the first day of the team competition, the standings look like this: All the school teams have given themselves funky nicknames, as you can tell. The teams are ranked by their placing in each bout. The first level tiebreaker is … Continued

Amy Everhart Added to Hullabaloo 2013

Last year, Amy Everhart came up to the Vancouver Poetry Slam and blew everyone out of their seats. Now, we’re going to have her back! She’ll be featuring at Hullabaloo 2013 Team Finals Night and conducting workshops throughout the week. Bio: Amy Everhart has been called one of “America’s most … Continued

Youthink Magazine Article on Hullabaloo Winners

(South Delta Secondary, Hullabaloo Team Champions, Zoe Wessler, Parker Woods, Sam Merritt and Floyd VB and their coach Trevor “Spillious the Ridiculous One” Spilchen) Youthink Magazine has been a fabulous media sponsor for Hullabaloo. Read their article about the results of this year’s festival as well as their interview with … Continued

Results from Team Finals

Hullabaloo culminates in the Team Finals bout. Last year, Reynolds won and South Delta came in second. This year, they switched spots with South Delta taking first place and Reynolds taking first runner-up. Vancouver island was well-represented with Glenlyon Norfolk and Reynolds both from the Victoria area, and both making … Continued

Results from Indies Finals

The Indies Finals competition blew the roof on The Rio Theatre. 12 of the best youth poets in BC participated in a three round slam of poetic madness. The first round was a 3-minute round with regular slam rules. 12 poets performed and the top 7 advanced (highlighted in blue). … Continued

Final Standings from Prelims

After two evenings of astounding poetry, the results are in. These numbers do little to convey the courage and beauty of all of the poems presented, but it is an essential part of this crazy thing called poetry slam. Many members of the old guard of the Vancouver slam scene … Continued

Rankings after Day One

UPDATED (2:10pm, April 12, 2012): individual poets’ names added for Reynolds in Indies standings. If finals started today (and they don’t), the teams and individuals highlighted would advance. However there’s still a whole day of competition to go and anything could happen! Beside the team or individual name is the … Continued

Shaw TV features Hullabaloo

Fantastic segment on Hullabaloo featuring youth poets from New Westminster and South Delta. Hullabaloo is the first part of this video (staring at 1:06) that was aired on Shaw TV. In his excitement, RC Weslowski tells Floyd and Jasmine that both their teams will be part of Team Finals Night. … Continued

Metaphors Be With You

Picked up the Hullabaloo t-shirts yesterday and we’re already receiving facebook messages from people asking me how they can buy them. We might have to do a second printing. Big ups to Dave at The Goods on Broadway for doing such a great job. If you need a quality silk-screening … Continued