What on earth is "W00tstock"?!?

To put it simply, w00tstock is awesome. Three-ish hours of the very best entertainment that geek culture can provide, courtesy of Mr. Adam Savage, Mr. Wil Wheaton and Messrs. Paul and Storm, and a selection of special guests. Previous shows have included musical interludes from Miss Molly Lewis, Mr. MC Frontalot and Miss Felicia Day, Mr. Sandeep Parikh and Mr. Jeff Lewis from The Guild.

Here's what Mr. Storm of Messrs. Paul and Storm says about w00tstock.

OK, sounds fun. What's it like?

I haven't been lucky enough to go to a show yet. Which is sort of the point of this blog. Anyway, have a look at the w00tstock Flickr photosets, check out some audience videos on YouTube and subscribe to the official YouTube channel. That should give you a feeling for the level of epicness achieved during the three-ish hours. Special attention must be drawn to the w00tstock 2.2 Chicago show, where the 3 minute-or-so "Captain's Wife's Lament" took the cast 35 minutes to perform!

Yes!! I want w00tstock!! What's next?

First, we need an audience to spur on the w00tstock guys. All you need to do is go to w00tstock's Eventful page and add a demand or use the Eventful widget on the right-hand side of the page to demand a London show. After you've added your voice, spread the word far and wide!

Monday, 14 June 2010

The Idea

They always start the same way. Someone says something, someone else chimes in, another four or six-pence worth gets added into the pot and before you know it (and usually without expecting it), you get smacked upside the head by an idea.

This idea was no different. There was already an idle concept of "it'd be really cool to have a w00tstock in the UK perhaps they could call it 'w00tstock en-GB' no that's really silly still it'd be fun and I wouldn't be thinking up ways to spend all that money to fly to the US", but when Mr. Wil Wheaton posted on his blog ("In a lot of ways, for me, W00tstock felt like finally finding a home base."), it got me. Right between the eyes. You can still see the mark.

There was some discussion about getting a show in the UK. I suggested we'd need 300 people and a venue. Wil replied with an estimate of at least double that. That left me with a worry that the w00tstock atmosphere might suffer if the audience numbers had to be larger than for US shows. I went to bed determined to see what people thought.

1 comment:

  1. You sir, are a legend!

    I left a comment to this effect on the blog post in question, it may have even been the conversation on my comment that you joined in with. But I would never have any sort of drive to make the effort that you've made here.