If your slam team will be driving from the Southeast to Austin for Nationals, you might be interested in some pre-Nationals poetic slam down in Houston:
1. I've already reserved Saturday August 5th at our regular venue. There is a stage with lights, sound system, and an outside patio for smokers. There's food and coffee, and the owner is in the process of getting his liquor license, right now it's a byob (but you don't need to be slamming and drinking anyway)
2. I've already talked to Austin Ego's (2nd in last years final) about coming down. Their definitely interested. Of course the Houston Slam Team will defend home turf. I think I could accomodate at least three more teams.
3. There will be no registration fee. Everybody (including your poets and entourage) will pay the door - and we'll split the proceeds.
If you're interested sign up here, so I can start planning for lodging for those who plan to sleep over. You can also call me 832-656-7829.