Desert Bus IV – The Countdown has Begun
October 27th, 2010

Posted by Matt

Ladies and Gentlemen, the countdown clock has started for Desert Bus 2010.

Over the past several months we have been hard at work organizing the best Desert Bus yet, and we can’t wait for the event to get started! With just over 3 weeks until we start up the bus for the 4th time we’ve decided to start our countdown and open up donations. As is with tradition LoadingReadyRun has made the first contribution of $100.00 which takes us a healthy 30 hours into the event.

We have been receiving some great stuff for the craft-a-long this year and with only 4 more days until our cutoff date, if you still have something you’ve made and have yet to send it out, you’re cutting it awful close. Along with the stuff you have been making we should be receiving some really cool stuff from various companies that wish to show their support, which means a lot of cool auctions and prizes for you guys!!

One last thing; As many (if not all) of you know in the past we have had 4 drivers working 4 hour shifts, this is no longer the case. After some discussions we decided to change things up. So this year instead of 4 drivers there will be 5 (James, Jeremy, Morgan, Bill, Kathleen) and instead of 4 hour shifts each driver will drive one 24 hour shift. Yup, you read that right, each of us will take one 24 hour shift, and if by some chance we get all the way to Thursday evening @ 6:00PM (we have never made it that far in the past) then James will jump back in the driver seat.

This year should be the best year yet and we can’t wait to get started. We hope you guys feel the same!

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    Comment by Spartigus68k — October 27, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

  2. This isn’t operation Kill James, it’s operation Kill Everybody! Bussing hell, how will they cope with 24 hours driving at a time?

    Comment by iamafish — October 27, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

  3. Yay Desert Bus is go!

    No Twilight for Matt this year, so now what……
    Hmmm does any of the crew hate the Harry Potter films? lol

    Comment by NVR — October 27, 2010 @ 11:49 pm

  4. Your math is flawed. The 5th day (and 5th shift) will END at 6 pm PST on WEDNESDAY. In both 2008 and 2009 we made it to day 6. So there is a VERY good chance that James will have to drive again.

    Comment by the amativeness — October 28, 2010 @ 12:49 am

  5. Whooo!

    ….that is all.

    Comment by Michael Lunsford — October 28, 2010 @ 1:26 am

  6. While I’m not entirely sold on the idea of 24h shifts, the prospect of 24 solid hours of Morgan is something I’m far from opposed to.

    Comment by NJ — October 28, 2010 @ 2:18 am

  7. 24 hour shifts?! That’s hard core. I’m going to scrape up some money to donate, because you guys are just that awesome.

    Comment by Slack Mesa — October 28, 2010 @ 2:31 am

  8. The Amativeness is correct. Looks like James is probably driving twice. (Sorry James).

    Also, I think the Desert Bus site has two different comment streams for the most recent blog post. It seems to randomly switch between them between visits.

    Comment by SilPho — October 28, 2010 @ 4:31 am

  9. I am so very psyched for this! I actually have the ability to donate this year!

    Comment by Kaotik4266 — October 28, 2010 @ 5:27 am

  10. This. Will. Be…


    Comment by Cutlesnap — October 28, 2010 @ 6:54 am


    I am sure this will be the best news I receive all day! And this year I will make sure to do more drawing and stuff. I will enter all the contests. ALL OF THEM!

    Comment by goggleman64 — October 28, 2010 @ 7:17 am

  12. 24 hours? I guess if you’re up for it. There’s always a guest driver or two, anyway. Would anyone really care if Paul takes over for 4 hours between 1 and 5 am so Kathleen can get in a nap? Maybe even *gasp* a shower?

    I’m assuming this is, in large part, due to practicality? It’s a lot easier to arrange a life schedule around a single 24-hour commitment than many 4 hour commitments. I would’ve gone for 12 hours, before 24, but there’s nothing rational about Desert Bus is there?

    Have fun!

    Comment by ecocd — October 28, 2010 @ 8:23 am

  13. aw man! i completely forgot about my craft!
    dam life getting caught up in school.

    aw well
    operation kill James is back on!

    Comment by dex-dex — October 28, 2010 @ 11:58 am

  14. Cannot wait for Destert Bus!

    woooo \o/

    Comment by WeedyPirate — October 28, 2010 @ 3:20 pm

  15. 24 HOURS?!

    Comment by Andreas — October 28, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

  16. 24 HOUR SHIFTS!!!!!???!!?!?!??!?! this is gonna be intense! im in disbelief, for real…

    Comment by manyy — October 28, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

  17. WOOOOOOOOOOO! DESERT BUS! it makes me happy

    Comment by MrWhales — October 28, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

  18. 24 hours…insanity (and hopefully hilarity) will ensue

    Comment by RebelliousUno — October 28, 2010 @ 10:32 pm

  19. There will probably be “backroom deals” for driving.
    24hrs is brutal punishment on anyone.

    Comment by Xix — October 28, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

  20. Oh bus, already? Wow, it really crept up on us, huh?
    Completely forgot about my comic. And after all that nagging. I’m so sorry Tally. ;-;

    Comment by Moon_Called — October 29, 2010 @ 1:08 am

  21. The pic at the top leaves me to believe that when Graham is driving everyone gets scared… it this a reflection on his RL driving skills?

    Comment by Matthew — November 2, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

  22. With 24 hour shifts, I hope no one there is susceptible to blood clots. I’m totally serious. I love you guys, but please don’t kill yourselves . . . even for the children.

    Comment by Cade Antilles — November 3, 2010 @ 11:53 pm

  23. OMFG 24 hour shifts. This is gonna rock. Loved it last year and eagerly awaiting this years

    Comment by Chavey — November 4, 2010 @ 4:32 pm

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