More Sleep!
September 2nd, 2011

Posted by Matt

This post was originally intended as a video update post, as indicated by the banner above. However, it’s friday today, all our videos are up, and despite incessant badgering on my part, Paul still hasn’t sent me a write-up for this week’s LRR video. So, I’m going to make this a sappy post-PAX thank you thread instead!

But first off, here are this week’s videos, just to get them out of the way:

LRR: More Sleep
Unskippable: Fallout: New Vegas
Checkpoint: Nintendo 4DS
Feed Dump: The Prostitute Permit and Other Tales


(Thanks to UnknownGamer from our forums for posting this photo in the PAX Thread, which, I’ll admit, I shamelessly grabbed and reposted here.)

So, PAX is over, we’ve had a few days to recover, and there’s no apparent outbreak of the PAX-pox among the crew. We had an absolute blast meeting all of you, and on behalf of all of LoadingReadyRun I’d like to extend our thanks for all the handshakes, hugs, photographs, cookies, and goofy hats from those three days in Seattle. We hope you enjoyed our panels, screening block, and meetup as much as we did.

For those that didn’t make it to PAX this year, we look forward to meeting you (for the first time, or again) at one of the many conventions yet to come.

In summation, from all of us, thanks for being the greatest group of fans one internet sketch comedy group could ask for!

Cheers!

All you ever wanted to know about PAX Prime 2011 (but were afraid to ask)
August 17th, 2011

Posted by Matt

Well kids, it’s that time of year again. PAX Prime is a mere nine days away. By now, hopefully, your plans are made, and your hotels are booked – all that’s left is to find your way to the Washington State Convention Center next Friday, and take in all the Convention has to offer. For those of you attending PAX for the very first time (and for those of you not attending for the very first time, actually), I strongly suggest you check out the official PAX Website. The convention schedule was posted at the beginning of the month, and if you’re not sure what’s in store for you, there are few better ways to find out. Are you interested in Panels? Screening blocks? Concerts? Wandering the show floor? Meeting with your favorite internet personalities? The schedule is the place to look to plan your weekend.

Additionally, no matter your preferred flavor of convention experience, LoadingReadyRun should have you covered on nearly every count. The whole of the crew will be in attendance at the con, (with the sole exception of Alex, who’s heading off to Ontario to attend Fan Expo to promote his new project ‘Shards’) so you’ll be sure to see us around. On top of that, we’ll also have a table in Bandland, where we’ll be selling merch and signing autographs (and yes, we do intend to have Season 5 and Crapshots DVDs with us, though that depends on whether or not we receive them on time from the printer). It’s also very likely that we’ll arrange a LRR fan meet-up at some point during the weekend, but as usual we have not planned a time and date in advance. You’ll want to follow the @LoadingReadyRun Twitter account, or check back here during the con for more information. Finally, we’ve also got panels and a screening block! The information for those can be found below:

The LoadingReadyRun Panel
Unicorn Theatre
Friday 9:30pm – 10:30pm

LoadingReadyRun, producers of Unskippable, CheckPoint, Feed Dump, ENN & Daily Drop, and organizers of the Desert Bus for Hope fundraiser, will delight and amaze you with new videos and answers to your questions! Come hang out!

LoadingReadyRun Movie Night!
Unicorn Theatre
Friday 10:30pm – 11:30pm

Join the whole LRR crew for some of our favourite vids and other fun stuff. We’ll all be there to hang out and answer your questions. If you missed talking to us during our panel, we’d love to see you here.

Escapist Movie Night
Unicorn Theatre
Saturday 10:30pm – 11:30pm

Meet the stars of The Escapist’s Loading Ready Run, Extra Credits, Unskippable and more at The Escapist’s Movie Night. You’ll see never-before-seen videos from The Escapist’s most popular web series, including Zero Punctuation and The Big Picture. Plus see favorite episodes from Extra Credits, Unskippable, Daily Drop, Feed Dump, Escape to the Movies, Miracle of Sound, Jimquisition, No Right Answer and more, hosted by Extra Credits’ James Portnow, Loading Ready Run and the staff of The Escapist.

What Women Really Want
Kraken Theatre
Sunday 11:30am – 12:30pm

Join Trina Schwimmer, founder of GamingAngels.com; Kathleen de Vere, star of LoadingReadyRun; AJ Glasser of Inside Social Games; and Tracey John, regular contributor to The Daily, as they discuss what they embrace in female fictional characters and why these attributes are important. They will identify their favorite characters and how they would like more heroines with similar attributes integrated into Geek culture. This fresh, positive approach to female characters shouldn’t be missed. Moderated by Susan Arendt, Senior Editor of The Escapist.
Panelists include: Susan Arendt [Senior Editor, The Escapist], Christa Carter, Brittany Aubert, Kathleen De Vere [Actor, LoadingReadyRun], AJ Glasser [Journalist, Inside Social Games], Brittany Aubert [Associate Producer, 5th Cell]

Gaming as a Lifestyle
Serpent Theatre
Sunday 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Flying in the face of criticism against video games and their ruination of lives, this panel will address the topic of living a life made richer by playing games. From how to keep your job while supporting a game-playing habit, to making your game-playing habit your job. Graham Stark, Jeff Green, Ian Dorsch and James Portnow will share secrets and personal stories, deflate hype and participate in a detailed Q&A. Moderated by Russ Pitts, Editor-in-Chief of The Escapist.
Panelists include: Russ Pitts [Editor-in-Chief, The Escapist], James Portnow [CEO/Developer, Rainmaker Games], Ian Dorsch [Musician - Zero Punctuation, The Escapist], Jeff Green [Journalist/PR, PopCap], Graham Stark [Writer/Actor, LoadingReadyRun]

We’re really looking forward to the con and to seeing you all there. PAX is always a blast, and we have no doubt that this year will continue that trend. If you have any questions, feel free to shoot a message to our twitter account or to post it in the comments below. Internet access is always a little spotty while we’re in the states, but we’ll try to keep you all as up to date as possible about our various goings on throughout the weekend.

See you soon!

Update: I’ve just been informed that there will be a Magic: The Gathering party hosted by Wizards of the Coast on the evening of Saturday, August 27. It’s a safe bet that most, if not all, of us will be in attendance.

Ascend into Darkness – The Magic Innistrad Party

Seriously, you definitely want to be at this party on the evening of Saturday, August 27. You’ll be able to earn an invitation by participating in PAX Prime. Stop by the Wizards of the Coast booth for details!

 

PAX 2010 – Video and Pictures
September 11th, 2010

Posted by Graham

This probably goes without saying but PAX Prime 2010 was amazing. As always it was a ton of fun, but even moreso we actually got to play games this time! In fact, it’s PAX’s fault we’re all playing Magic: The Gathering again.

Things went very well for the LRR Crew. Our panel was full, a ton of people came to our 3-hour, late-night movie block and at least 50 of them stayed all the way to 1:30AM, our casual meetup was packed and everyone was super awesome!

Huge thanks as always to the Enforcers, without you guys PAX wouldn’t run. Special props to Heels, Mojo, Liz, Nix, and the whole theatre crews at Raven and Wolfman theatres (thanks for making sure we didn’t have technical issues!)

Here’s an On the Run of some random iPhone footage I grabbed over the weekend, and some pictures snapped with same.

Inside the Moon – September 10
September 9th, 2010

Posted by Tim

Tune in to Inside the Moon on Friday, September 10, at 1 PM PST (8 PM GMT)! You can watch the recording via the embed below or on UStream.

On this week’s show, we’ll talk about PAX, Magic: the Gathering, and whatever else our conversation takes us to.

If you have questions you’d like to have answered in the Q&A portion of the show, leave them in a comment, or post them in the forum thread.

Join in the chat here.

Gary
September 7th, 2010

Posted by Matt

Monday’s update is up, and like Gary, it’s a little late to the party. Check it here.

Sorry about he late update on this one. The whole LRR crew spent the weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo, with spotty internet, and most of our day yesterday was spent on a ferry home. A big thanks to everyone who attended our panel, screening and meetup though! It’s always great to see you guys in person, and we had a ton of fun.

This script has been floating around the LRR office for a while now, possibly since before last PAX. I seem to recall having it planned, and then failing to get it scheduled for shooting in time to make the PAX deadline. On the other hand, I could just be pulling that out of my hat. My memory on the issue is spotty at best. Regardless, we knew PAX was coming this year, and planned ahead to get it shot in time. Of course, Blizzard wasn’t exhibiting at the Expo this year (they had been the year before) so a quick rewrite was in order to make the video fly. For what it’s worth, I think it turned out great. Paul’s always awesome at frantic confusion, and I think he knocked this one out of the park.

This week’s Unskippable may actually rate a my all time favorite. The ending slayed me. I won’t spoil it – just go watch it, then sit there scratching your head.