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Felicia Day Launches Geek & Sundry's Premium YouTube Channel & Slate of New Shows

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Geek & Sundry Features Shows Starring Felicia Day, Wil Wheaton, Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, Paul & Storm, and also includes The Guild and the first Dark Horse Motion Comics 

Fans delighted as show details are announced at a packed panel at WonderCon 2012

ANAHEIM, CA (WonderCon) – March 17, 2012 – Geek & Sundry, the highly-anticipated premium YouTube channel and company founded by Felicia Day and the producers of hit web series The Guild, today announced a lineup of six new original series premiering online starting April 2nd.  The channel will present the very best of indie geek culture with shows exploring comedy, gaming, comics, music and literature that are sure to captivate audiences every week.  Geek & Sundry will also provide a social destination and community for fans to connect online and offline about nerd culture worldwide (www.geekandsundry.com).

Alongside Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr.

Horrible, Eureka), Geek & Sundry will feature compelling original content by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory), Veronica Belmont & Tom Merritt (Sword & Laser) and Paul & Storm (w00tstock) as well as the hit web series The Guild, and the very first Dark Horse Motion Comics. The channel’s programming schedule:

 

The Flog (Premiering April 2nd, new episodes every Monday)

 

Join Geek Goddess Felicia Day in a whimsical vlog show, as she explores quirky new hobbies and shares experiences that connect her with her favorite people – her fans – in person as well as across the web.

Executive Producers: Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Sheri Bryant, Sean Becker

 

Dark Horse Motion Comics (Premiering April 2nd, new episodes every Wednesday)

 

America’s largest indie comic-book publisher Dark Horse Comics brings some of their much-loved franchises such as Hellboy, The Goon and The Umbrella Academy onto the screen in a unique presentation for their web series.  Combining never-before-seen motion graphic techniques and compelling storytelling, fans of these iconic characters will devour each episode.

Producer: Mike Richardson. Director: Eric Bruhwiler

Executive Producers: Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Sheri Bryant

 

TableTop (Premiering April 2nd, new episodes every other Friday)

 

Think “Celebrity Poker” meets “Dinner for Five” and you’re ready to experience the quick-witted camaraderie that pairs notable celebs with must-play tabletop games.  Hosted by actor, co-creator and fan favorite Wil Wheaton, this lively show brings together notable geek celebrities from Film, TV and YouTube to showcase the best in tabletop gaming from Settlers of Catan to card games like Fluxx and even RPGs like Dragon Age.

Executive Producers: Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Sheri Bryant, Wil Wheaton

 

The Guild Season 5 (Airing April 10th, episodes every Tuesday)

 

The widely popular award-winning web series that’s topped 150 million views comes to YouTube!    Chronicling the adventures of online gamers Cyd Sherman (Codex), Vincent Caso (Bladezz), Jeff Lewis (Vork), Amy Okuda (Tink), Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo) and Robin Thorsen (Clara), the fifth season follows the gang to a fan convention with new discoveries and celebrity encounters.  Plus every Thursday check out never-before-seen behind the scenes content.

Executive Producers: Felicia Day, Kim Evey.  Director: Sean Becker

 

Sword & Laser (Premiering April 13th, new episodes every other Friday)

 

Popular book club podcast, Sword & Laser, comes to life with an irreverent show hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt.  The show features interviews with top authors, reviews of the hottest science fiction and fantasy books, discussion of the essential news of the week, and lots of participation from the vibrant Sword & Laser community.

Created by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt

Executive Producers: Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Sheri Bryant

 

Written By A Kid (Premiering July 18th, new episodes every Wednesday)

 

Original sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories by real kids are transformed into stunning shorts by some of today’s coolest directors. These original live-action and animated pieces truly capture the madness and magic of the 4-to-9-year old mindset.

Directors include Dane Boedigheimer (Annoying Orange), Rhett & Link (IFC’s Commercial Kings) and Daniel Strange (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galfianakis)

 Executive Producers: Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Sheri Bryant

 

Learning Town (Coming Fall 2012)

 

In this smart, offbeat musical, nerd music duo Paul & Storm blend vocal harmonies with comedic scenarios as they are tasked with reviving the flagging educational show of their childhoods. In the face of adversity from villainous hipsters, cantankerous ghosts and flammable puppets, Learning Town is one show that has to been seen to be believed.

Created by Paul & Storm and Josh Cagan.

Executive Producers: Felicia Day, Kim Evey, Sheri Bryant

“We’re so incredibly excited to produce and develop a channel based on what we think the fans will enjoy the most,” said Felicia Day. “From Dark Horse Comics to Wil Wheaton, we have amazing talent on screen and off, and I’m incredibly excited to build a community around these shows.”

Geek & Sundry launches April 2nd 2012 on YouTube, viewers can check out a teaser video and subscribe to the channel now at www.youtube.com/user/geekandsundry

 

About Geek & Sundry:

Premium YouTube channel Geek & Sundry features the best of indie geek culture and the internet’s foremost geek voices. Founded by the producers of the hit web series The Guild, Geek & Sundry offers a diverse lineup of shows that create a hub for fans of comedy, gaming, comics, music, and literature around the world.  Spearheaded by prominent geek figureheads, Geek & Sundry features original content by Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible, Eureka), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory), Veronica Belmont & Tom Merritt (Sword & Laser), Paul & Storm (w00tstock), and Dark Horse Comics. For more information, visit www.geekandsundry.com and watch us on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/GeekandSundry.

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Adventures at NYCC

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Last year I did this really extensive 3-day coverage where I shared the experience of my first con with everyone. Unfortunately I didn’t do nearly as in-depth an overview of this year’s (nor did I go to nearly as many things as I did last year). Still, I will try to make you feel like I earned my press pass for this year’s New York Comic Con. Today is a brief overview of my weekend. Sometime this week I should be doing one or two photo posts to make you feel like you were really there with me. Explanations out of the way, let’s begin…

The con started a day early this year for press, pros, and those dedicated enough to buy the special 4-day passes that were offered. I went to pick up my press pass and walked around for a bit to get a lay of the land, as it were. The floor didn’t open til 4pm on that day, and since it would be there all weekend I decided not to stick around too long.

Friday was the real start of the con. I started my day by meeting friends briefly before going to Felicia Day’s Spotlight. This was moderated by Chris Hardwick and almost felt like a scaled-down version of his podcast. I actually really hope one or more of the panels he moderated were recorded and are eventually shared. It’s not like this is a concept that is totally unheard of for Nerdist listeners…

 

Felicia was joined by fellow Guild cohort Sandeep Pariikh. For those who are not familiar with his work, Sandeep plays Zaboo on the web series “The Guild” and also is the creator of Legend of Neil. He and Felicia have great chemistry together, most likely because of their friendship outside of The Guild. This friendship was also cited during the panel as the reason it would be super awkward if Zaboo and Codex ever dated or had to kiss again, so don’t expect too much romantic happenings between their characters anytime soon. Other things discussed at their panel included Dragon Age and what it’s like creating your own web series. The panel ended with questions from the audience, my favorite of which was the very first one – essentially asking what shows past or present the participants wished they could work on. Felicia said Game of Thrones (even though she’s not British so it’s never going to happen), Fringe, and Big Bang Theory. Personally I would love to see one or both of the last two become a reality. I think she could be excellent in either show, but especially Big Bang Theory. Her awkward, nerdy, adorableness would fit right in with the rest of the cast. Chris Hardwick answered the question by saying “The Walking Dead,” which is another thing I would love to see happen. He has such a love for that show, I think he would make an excellent guest. Even if he’s just painted up as a zombie…

 

The other panel I went to on Friday was “Inner Light,” which was a behind-the-scenes look at the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode with writer Morgan Gendel. He told the story of what it was like pitching the story as an outsider of the ST team and eventually collaborating with everyone. The rest of the panel was clips from the episode with live commentary from Gendel as we went through everything. It was a very cool experience to get inside the head of the writer and see what the whole process was like.

 

I left the con early that day to get a double dose of Nerdist podcast live. I’ll probably write about that at some point either here or on my other blog, News on Shuffle. Moving on to Day 2…

 

Saturday for me was a lot of missed connections (trying to meet fellow Nerds in Babeland-ers and members of Ghost This) and one panel – Dark Shadows. For those unaware, Dark Shadows was a television series that ran from 1966-1971. It also had 2 films and spawned a comic series. There is a new movie due out May 11, 2012 that is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp. This movie takes place in 1972, a year after the original series ended. The panel was mostly Q&A with Lara Parker and Kathryn Leigh Scott, two of the actors from the original series who also have cameos in the upcoming film. Lara could not make it to New York because of her schedule, but was able to Skype with the audience for her portion of the Q&A. They couldn’t share much, due to confidentiality clauses, but they were able to describe the sets in some detail and tell us that the movie will be a new interpretation of the old series and films. They added the new movie was still very well-done and they were both excited to be involved in the project.

Unfortunately I had to leave early on Saturday as well, so I didn’t make it to The Walking Dead or Avengers panels like I wanted to…

 

The final day of the con I spent mostly wandering the floor and trying to get as many pictures as possible of cosplay and such. I felt like there weren’t as many good costumes as last year, but still managed to get a few good shots. The highlight of the day for me was meeting Dave Marquez in Artist Alley and getting him to sign my copy of Days Missing. We also chatted a lot about the difference between NY and SD Comic Con, which was cool. He really is a genuinely nice guy, as well as an amazing artist. If you’re not familiar with his work, then please go pick up a copy of Days Missing. Not only is his artwork fantastic, but it’s also an interesting and unique story that I think will really get you thinking. Marquez won’t be doing the art for Days Missing 3, unfortunately, but he will be working on Fantastic Four next, so you can check that out as well.

That about wraps up my NYCC coverage for this year. To be honest, I think last year was overall a better experience for me because it was my first con and I spent most of it with a very good friend. I didn’t get to see as many people this year, which dampened my experience a bit. I still had a great time though and enjoyed the things I did manage to see. Plus it was all worth it just to be a fangirl for 5 minutes with one of my favorite artists. Seeing Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day in the same room didn’t hurt either…

*All photos taken by Christine Wagenheim.

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Introduction to The Guild (or why I have a serious girl-crush on Felicia Day)

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I first discovered The Guild about six months ago. I was listening to an episode of Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast and his guest was Felicia Day. They talked about The Guild which in turn pushed me to investigate it. I went through all three seasons in less than a day.

For those who have never watched the show, it follows the lives of six members of a MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game for non-gamers) Guild who spend hours a day playing together.

Most people would wonder why that’s interesting, and I was a bit skeptical before I started watching it. But then she appeared. A beautiful red-haired goddess. I am, of course, talking about Felicia Day. IMDB is one of my best friends. It tells me just where I might have seen an actor or actress before so I immediately searched Ms. Day. The lightbulb came on when I saw that she had starred as Penny in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog which had also featured Nathan Fillion and Neil Patrick Harris. She’s been in many other popular shows such as Dollhouse and an upcoming episode of Eureka.

The Guild is funny, sometimes sad, and full of believable characters who are very easy to fall in love with. From Zaboo’s obvious obsession to Vork’s OCD, the ups and downs they face together are so much fun to watch.

Plus, Season 4 has Wil Wheaton in it…that means it must be good.

NSFW: Cranialspasm chats with Clay Robeson (Hey! It’s a pre-podcast podcast!)

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I’m too exhausted to figure out how to add a podcast to my actual website, so I found a place to host it for free. Sorry about the ad at the beginning.
I had the opportunity to interview Clay Robeson, the dynamite mind behind “Frak You”. We talked puppets, nerding out, plugging the Node “in non dirty way” and odd Google searches. Probably NSFW. Actually, most likely NSFW.
I also soapbox. What can I say? Interviews = opinions. My opinions may not coincide with all of the other NiB (That’s short-hand for nerds in babeland.)
Here’s a teaser picture that you will get about 40 minutes in. You’re welcome.

If you are opposed to me getting tipsy and talking to Clay, this is not the interview for you. If you want to giggle and hear about upcoming awesomeness… LISTEN!

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