The Game of Totes Has Been Won!
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Over the past few weeks we have asked a simple question: who will win the Game of Totes? Last night, during the tournament of Housingworkshall, a victor emerged from the slaughter: Tin House. We congratulate Tin House on what will surely be a long and glorious reign! And we say farewell to the runners-up: Riverhead (second place), The New Inquiry (third), Lit Hub, Melville House, Gigantic, BOMB Magazine, and Litographs. (Click on their names to view and/or purchase their fantastic yet ultimately untriumphant totes.)
The victor was picked by our panel of expert tote judges: Camille Perri, Saeed Jones, Bev Rivero, and Dan Wilbur. We want to thank them as well as Housing Works, our readers Jen Doll and Kyle Chayka, the judges for round two, everyone who voted in round one, and everyone who came out last night!
Hosts Jason Diamond and Lincoln Michel
the merciless judges
the crowd howling for blood
The competing knights
the final four
Ser Rob Spillman takes the canvas crown for House Tin House
shoutout to our brothers and sisters at @Tin_House for being awarded the #GameofTotes crown by four out of touch elitist judges
"This event is LITerally going to tear New York apart." A pun by @theferocity and #GameofTotes gets really awkward.
At an event that started as a subtweet. What. #GameOfTotes