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!

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

W00tstock 2.4 - San Diego - Thursday July 22nd

Starts - 7.30pm

Ends - Sometime around the heat death of the universe, if past shows are anything to go by.

Guests -

  • Singer / songwriter Marian Call
  • Real rock star drummer Jason Finn (Presidents of the United States of America)
  • Writer Matt Fraction
  • Comedian Chris Hardwick ("Web Soup", the Nerdist podcast)
  • Singer / songwriter Molly Lewis
  • Artist Len Peralta
  • Astronomer, lecturer and author Phil Plait ("Bad Astronomy" blog)
  • Rifftrax stars Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy and Mike Nelson
  • Magician Jamy Ian Swiss

And special surprise guests!

Tickets (for you lucky people who'll be in town) at http://bit.ly/w00tstockSD!

I'll be trawling YouTube and Flickr for the highlights from the show. In the meantime, why not show your support for W00tstock UK and Demand It with Eventful.com.

If you're going to San Diego Comicon, have a superb time! If you're going to W00tstock, excuse me while I sit in the corner and beat a green-eyed monster into submission. Oh, and have a great time, because you will, obviously.

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