Stay posted for upcoming info on TCONA 2019 this fall – now in New York!

TCONA7 Featured Events:

First Quiz

This non-medal solo quiz is a great way to warm up to the full weekend ahead. Curated and built by the great Paul Paquet.

Home Game Enterprizes

The games started with a special $25,000 Pyramid Expedition where our participants and “celebrity” players did their best to climb our famous Pyramid. Then we went live on for 25 straight hours with the Game Show Throwdown, all to benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Escape Room

Curated by John Chaneski, the puzzle guru from NPR’s Ask Me Another, this event tests your mettle against the clock as you find clues and solve the brain-busters laid out before you.

Quiz Bowl

This team medal event is a modern take on the old College Bowl, in which teams vie to answer the tossup question first, earning the chance at more points through an exclusive-to-them bonus. Questions span all areas of knowledge, allowing teams that are both fast on the buzzer and deep in their knowledge, to score big.

Incredible Not-A-Race

This nighttime team event combines elements of quizzing, scavenger hunts, and a particular TV show you may have heard of, into one exploratory and fun-filled footrace around Las Vegas (except for the race part, because speed does not count).

Last Quizzer Standing

The basic rules are simple: Each player starts with three lives. Correct answers keep the player standing. Incorrect answers cost lives. When all three lives are lost, the player is out. Make it to the final round, and you might just be the Last Quizzer Standing.

O’Brien’s Pub Quiz

This team quiz consists of two rounds of fifteen questions each, some multi-part, some progressive, covering high and pop culture, current events, finance, literature, video games, etc.

Punslingers Pun-Off

This event starts with a head to head pun shoot-out, each allowed up to three strikes. Eliminations continue in standard tournament style until the final two contestants are left standing. The quick draw wit then continues on the same topic until an ultimate winner is determined.

Quest Grand Prix (IQA)

Six genres with 30 questions, plus 10 tough tiebreakers per genre, worth only 0.1 each. The maximum score is 31; will you be the first to achieve it?

Great American Music Quiz

This all-music quiz, smithed by the masterful David Dixon for teams of up to 4 players, will test you across all genres and decades.

Smarty Pants

It’s your chance to battle some of the trivia celebrities who come to TCONA. Eight randomly selected players hit the buzzers in qualifying heats. The questions are fast, furious, and fun.

Specialty Pub Quiz Lounge

Specialty quizzes abound in the Pub Quiz Lounge, from Harry Potter to Broadway musicals to visual handout rounds, and everything in between, this is where you can go to take a rest from the more intense trivia competitions of the weekend.

Sports Night

Prove your sports prowess in an eight-team College Bowl format competition.

Team Trivia Championships

Hosted by Tony Hightower, for teams of up to six players. No topic is off limits. The winner of the T3C can officially call themselves the Best Trivia Team in North America.

Topical Top Dogs

Find out who is TCONA’s smartest puppy in each of ten subjects, from sports to science to food & fashion and much more. There’s a 50-question written quiz in each subject and just 90 minutes to work on it all.

Trash of the Titans

This fast-paced buzzer tournament pits two three-player teams against one another in each game. The unique format will allow for team play as well as high-tension, white-knuckle, one-on-one “buzzer battles.”

Trivia Hall of Fame

This year, we inducted Learned League founder Thorsten Integrity, and Jeopardy! champion Julia Collins. We also awarded a medal to recognize people “who have used trivia, or their fame in the worlds of trivia or game shows, for the greater good,” inspired by Cindy Stowell’s heroic run on Jeopardy! and her decision to donate her enormous winnings to cancer research.


In its second year at TCONA, this fast favorite combined, you guessed it, trivia and karaoke into one fun Saturday night hoopla. You don’t need to be an expert quizzer or an expert singer to excel at this party!