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, 10 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy new year! I hope your winter solstice festival of your choice was pleasant.

We're at that point in the year when the W00tstock possibilities are endless. The #w00tstock hashtag has gone quiet on Twitter. The official web site hasn't had an update since the October and November shows. The wiki continues to tick over nicely. Right now, the chances of a UK tour are as high as anywhere else (well, possibly with the exception of Los Angeles and San Diego :-)

Make sure you keep on spreading the word, liking the videos on YouTube and elsewhere and generally keeping the dream of W00tstock UK alive!

Also, if you want to get a taste of what W00tstock UK might be like, check out the "Uncaged Monkeys" tour this April and May. Robin Ince, Prof. Brian Cox, Dr. Ben Goldacre and Simon Singh present a night of SCIENCE!

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