The Art of Curating: Zipcity

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The Art of Curating is a continuation of the Curator Knows Best blog series on the Sporcle Blog. The series features opinions, top-notch quizzes and quizmakers, bits of trivia, and even a joke at the end from Sporcle’s great curators.


This week, we feature Zipcity, curator of Album and Play.

How did you first get involved with Sporcle?
Good question! (ha ha ha) Honestly, I don’t remember how I found my way here. Sometime in 2011, I found my way here, and made a handful of quizzes. The second quiz I ever made,  NFL Week 1 QB’s by Alma Mater (2011) was published just 4 days after it was created. I was active on and off for several years, but the majority of my quizzes were created over the past 18 months.

Why did you decide to be a curator for your subcategories?
I had applied to be a Curator at least once before, probably in 2014 or 2015, but I didn’t get picked. In retrospect, I wasn’t active enough. As I started contributing more (and began earning picks and publishes), I applied again. “Album” seemed like a good fit, as I’m a music nut and love music trivia. My second sub-category is “Play”, which fits perfectly with my career (I am a Professor of Theatre at a small, private university).

What’s your favourite trivia fact having to do with you subcategories?
The recently deceased Neil Simon once had FOUR shows running on Broadway at the same time!

What are some of your favourite published quizzes from your subcategories?
Musicals by Album Cover is a great mix of my two sub-categories.
Album Covers Jigsaw Puzzles is a very clever take on an Album Cover quiz.

What are some of your favourite contributed quizzes from your subcategories?
P2: 50 Alt-Country, Cowpunk & Southern Metal Acts has fewer than 30 plays, but I appreciate a quiz about one of my favorite sub-genres of music.
Shakespearean Colors is a clever take on a Shakespeare quiz.

What are your favourite quizzes from an entirely different category?
There are many series of Movie quizzes I quite like (Movies by Wide Shot, Back to the Camera, etc.)

Which Sporcle Group do you frequent most often?
General Discussion and Shameless Promotion get the most traffic from me.

How can Sporclers in your subcategories best contact you?
Sending me a Sporcle message is always the best way to contact me.

Haiku or favourite Dad Joke (or both):
A family gets into the car to start their vacation. Dad throws it in reverse and declares, “Wow, this really takes me back.”

Thanks for the interview Zipcity!
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About JeluPotter25

Curator for Literary Character and The Hunger Games on Sporcle.
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