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#YASummerShowdown 2017, Prologue: Welcome To Paradise

Showdown '17 kicks off with thinkin' and drinkin' (planning).

#YASummerShowdown 2017, Prologue: Welcome To Paradise

Previously: Showdown 2017 begins!

Showdown '17 might be off to a easy start, but the teams are still bringing it! Let's check in on what the 13 competing teams have been up to this last week.

Puzzle 1: Pagan Army Art

For Puzzle 1, teams solved a word puzzle in order to unlock the Showdown Hub. The speediest solvers were LONFYA, LRFYA, and FYAON. Can you figure it out? (Check here to see if you're correct!)

2017 Showdown Drinkdown

For those familiar with YA Mixology from previous years, the cocktails portion of Showdown underwent a massive overhaul for this summer. Or, rather, everything old is new again, since this is actually the original mixology challenge from the very first DC-only Showdown!

This year, teams will be hosting themed YA Mixology parties and creating YA-inspired cocktails on the spot! (See here for full details.) For now, though -- and for points! -- teams only needed to submit their party theme, invitations, and spinner.

FYADAL: "A Court of Thorns and Roses"


KCFYA: "Unicorn Rainbow Dreams"

LONFYA: "Criminally Good"

LRFYA: "Daughter of Firewater and Ice"

FYAON: "We're Witches, Bitches"

FYAVWA: "A Killer Party"

Stay tuned to #2017 ya mixology for the team parties that will be hosted throughout the summer!

Scoreboard Update

It's early still, but there's a tie for first place between KCFYA, LONFYA, LRFYA, and FYAVWA. Check the scoreboard for the full standings!

Part I Preview

Now the real competition starts -- artifact and photo hunt galore!

See y'all back here on Monday, July 3rd to dish over Part I!

Next: Part I

Team sign-ups will be open for the entire duration of Showdown; contact to join the fun at any time!

Follow the #YASummerShowdown action on the Showdown Hub and Instagram (@forever_young_adult)!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.