August 30, 2008: The Great Bulwer Lytton (“Proff vs. Toff”) Debate draws a huge crowd during a dark and stormy afternoon at Lytton’s Riverfest celebrations. Over 200 people watched the great-great-great-grandson of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, the Honourable Henry Lytton Cobbold, debate San Jose State University’s Professor Scott Rice (head of the Bulwer-LyttonWriting contest that pokes fun at the late Lord Lytton’s prose style). The debate, moderated by Global BC’s Mike McArdell, garnered international headlines and media coverage. The idea for the debate was the inspiration of former NPTGS co-chair Chris O’Connor. For more, check out the NPTGS News section.