Alaska Robotics

World Beard and Moustache Championships

Wednesday, May 20th 2009 by Pat

nittiposter09Lou, Aaron, Sarah and I arrived in Anchorage Tuesday morning to document and participate in the World Beard and Moustache Championships, probably the most important event ever to take place in Alaska.

The South Central Alaska Beard and Moustache Club has the honor of hosting the event this year and 2009 marks only the second time that the WBMC has been brought to North America.

We’ve met fascinating people from all over the map and the themes are already beginning to emerge for our mini-documentary. Philosophy, art, sex, love, religion, and politics are all interwoven in this vast tapestry of beards and twirly moustachios.

Another part of our job here is as official correspondents for Wondermark! and KXLL Excellent Radio in Juneau. We’re not exactly sure what that means yet but hopefully we can come up with something useful for them to share with a little wider audience.

The inspired posters for the event were created by Jason Nitti, a creative New Yorker who also works on the Super Useless Super Powers project.

2 Responses to “World Beard and Moustache Championships”

  1. Bob Gengler says:

    Great to meet you guys last night. Hope you had fun at the reception. Tonight should be the big kick off so get ready:)
    Have fun.

    Bob Gengler
    President – SCAKBMC

  2. Aaron says:

    Thanks, Bob. It was great to meet you as well. The reception was fantastic, thanks for getting this all together. We really appreciate all the hard work and are looking forward to the rest of the week.