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!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

That Was The W00t That Was

The Web was alive with the sound of w00t last Thursday as geeks and nerds, geekettes and nerdettes, braced themselves for the Awesome Foursome (Fawesome?) that are Wil Wheaton, Adam Savage and Paul and Storm, and the arrival of Wootstock 2.4, San Diego.

I managed an entire night's sleep before The Captain's Wife's Lament wrapped the show at around 8.35am UK time and the flood of photos and videos began shortly after, as tired, wired audience members began maxing out San Diego's wi-fi networks.

While I was expecting to have to go find the best bits myself, I've been saved the trouble by the wonderful work of YouTube user GeekyPleasures, to whom I would like to extend many thanks and much appreciation! And now, for your delight and delectation, W00tstock 2.4:

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