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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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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.

TSIMU: Wil Wheaton and Ali’s Excellent Adventure

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TSIMU = True Story I Made Up
This is a work of absolute fiction. But it totally happened in my brain.
Wil Wheaton** and I were walking down the street one day talking about how unfair a gelatinous cube could be when he stopped dead in his tracks and his mouth fell agape.
I glanced at him quizzically. He pointed and stuttered a few times before choking out “TARDIS*. replica. right. there.” He pointed to my right and I did a double take.
Sure enough, a large blue Police box perched on the corner, a silhouette of a head illuminated through the windows.
“Someone’s in it,” I said. “We should probably keep walking.”
The doors opened and a tall lanky man walked out with floppy black hair.
“Neil Gaiman?!?!” both Wil and I exclaimed.
“You two need to hurry,” he replied. “I’ve been waiting for you. You have a competition to win.”
“Wait, what?” I couldn’t help it. I was flabbergasted. One of my favorite authors stepped out of the blue effing box and told us he was waiting for us.
I looked to Wil to confirm that Neil had indeed gone crazy and felt my blood pressure drop. Wil was wiping tears from his face.
“It’s… real?” he uttered.
“Of course it’s real. Now get in.”
“Where are we headed?” Wil said as he grabbed my wrist and led me into the contraption.
“The eighties.” Neil stepped in behind me.
“Okay,” I said with a sigh. “Um… I know what the TARDIS looks like, but I don’t know what it does. Isn’t it just a prop?”
“How would I have gotten it here?” Neil questioned.
“So you’re telling me that the TARDIS that they use on Dr. Who…” Wil began.
“… is real.” Neil finished.
“How did you get this?” I asked, not sure if I wanted to know the answer.
“I’ve been writing for Dr. Who,” Neil replied.
“You nicked the TARDIS from set?” I slapped both of my hands to my face and took a deep breath. Telling myself to calm down wasn’t working. I was on the edge of a panic attack.
“Hence the need to leave quickly,” he said as he fiddled with something on the interior of the cabin. “I’m sure there are some security measures they have taken to locate the box once it appears.”
My mouth went dry as this demonic whirring noise starting sounding around me, followed by a sound I can only write down as “pkew pkew”.
“Calm down,” Wil said, patting at his messenger bag. “A good GM never leaves anywhere without his bag of holding. If it’s the eighties we’re headed to, we’re talking Basic Set D&D. 2nd or 3rd edition. We’ll be fine.”
“This isn’t a Dungeons and Dragons competition,” Neil said, a long smile on his face. He handed me a faded newspaper article and I glanced at the headline.
“But… but… but…” I couldn’t help but stutter.
“What is it?” Wil said as I handed him the article.
“I don’t know how to breakdance.”
This concludes Part 1 of Wil and Ali’s Excellent Adventure. Will Wil (heh. that’s fun to write) and Ali prevail? What is on that article? What is in Wil’s bag of holding? Does Ali have a panic attack? Can she master a Pencil Spin? WTF IS a Pencil Spin?
Set your RSS reader to stun, because you will be. Oh, you will be.
* TARDIS is a registered trademark of the BBC. I own no rights to it. Nor do Wil Wheaton and Neil Gaiman, but I’m sure they’d both like one.

** I also own no rights to Wil Wheaton or Neil Gaiman. I do, however, thoroughly enjoy each of their bodies of work. This is a true story that I made up… in this dimension at least.

*** I have also never seen Dr. Who. That’s pretty much the only truth in this little escapade. That, and Wil Wheaton has a bag of holding.
If Wil or Neil happens to catch wind of this, uh… hi guys. It was a writing challenge that I inadvertently gave to myself. If you want me to remove it, I’d happily do so.
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