If you’re a routine peruser of the interwebz than I’m sure you’re familiar with Felicia Day’s uber-popular web series, The Guild. It’s basically the web show that made web shows into a thing and its returning for what looks like another epic season on October 2nd!
Today saw the release of the first trailer heralding the return of the Knights of Good on Day’s YouTube channel, Geek & Sundry, the new, official home of The Guild. Give it a watch!
I don’t know how they’ll be able to top last season’s convention, but I get a feeling the highlight is going to be Codex adjusting to her job working for the game she loves. How will Zaboo and the rest of the Guild react to her new busy schedule? Who knows! But I’m stoked to see Sandeep Parikh, Robin Thorsen, Amy Okuda, Vincent Caso, Jeff Lewis, and Day back in action in October, are you?
I’m sure some of you spent your Labor Day weekend outside, at a barbecue, maybe attending a nice fair or festival. Whatever you did I hope you enjoyed one of the last holiday weekends before we move into the seasons of less sunshine and more obligations. Me? Oh I raged for four days straight at the biggest nerd party of the year: Dragon*Con. Honestly, the weekend has been coming back to me in bits and pieces, especially as I scan through my Twitter account and think, “Huh? When did I tweet that?”
For those unlucky souls unable to attend Dragon*Con this year we here at Nerd Bastards tried to bring as much of the experience to you as our little smartphones would allow. I made sure to live-tweet panels I attended and our #DragonCon tweets – those I had room to tag anyway, for full panel live-tweets you’ll just have to search @nerdbastards during 8/31-9/1 – are available to check out, but here are a few of my favorites.
Barrowman just mooned the audience to start the #Torchwood panel! And I didn’t get a picture! DAMMIT! #DragonCon
Yes, you read that right. John Barrowman kicked off his panel by mooning us. This was at 11:00 am, so good morning Dragon*Con, indeed. It’s really of no surprise, but Barrowman is one raunchy fella, his panels should come with an explicit warning. All the hijinks aside – of which there were many including Barrowman screaming, “Buff man!” running out into the audience and fondling a mostly naked man dressed as a Spartan from 300 – we did get some interesting info about upcoming projects. For instance, Barrowman knows who his secret, millionaire character on Arrowreally is and says, “it’s AWESOME.” He also shared he is totally on board for more Torchwordonce he gets the call. And of that upcoming Doctor Who50th anniversary, Barrowman added as an actor he’d understand if he wasn’t included, but as a fan he’d be “exceptionally disappointed” and “gutted” to not be involved. I think I speak for just about everyone when I say I’d love for him to be in Who‘s 50th and I really hope they don’t overlook him.
If your a fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones there’s a good chance you’ve sought out the novels it’s based on. You might have been surprised to discover the series is still unfinished, but did you know the agonizing wait George R.R. Martin has been subjecting fans to for years!? Let’s just run through the publication dates for the series, shall we? A Game of Thrones 1996; A Clash of Kings 1999; A Storm of Swords 2000; A Feast for Crows 2005; A Dance with Dragons 2011.
As if the five year wait till book four wasn’t torture enough then it was another six years for the fifth! And just to let you know, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons were originally intended to be one book but when things got too long winded, he split ’em. Meaning, we visit half the characters in one and half in the other. MEANING, some characters hadn’t been heard from since 2000’s A Storm of Swords when last year’s A Dance with Dragons came out. To call this frustrating is a major understatement.
But the fans have stuck it through like good chaps, and have been waiting patiently for Martin’s next novel, The Winds of Winter. Which is only the sixth book in the proposed seven book series. When will he finish!? It’s something we ask ourselves all the time, and today, we can ponder this query musically.
Paul and Storm have finished their newest song, “Write Like the Wind, George R.R. Martin,” and today it got an official video thanks to Geek and Sundry. We shared their original rendition from a Wootstock performance in an earlier Nerdy Bits, but this video’s got production quality. As well as Jeff Lewis from The Guild, so it’s pretty stellar on all fronts. Definitely check it out, and please, George R.R. Martin, WRITE FASTER! WE BEG YOU!