Desert Bus 2018
November 8th, 2018

Posted by james

So Desert Bus?

That’s right it’s that time of year again, Desert Bus for Hope will be kicking off it’s 12th year this Friday, November 9th at 10:00AM Pacific. Now I’m sure a great many of you know exactly what Desert Bus is but for those who don’t I’d encourage you to check out this video we made a few years back about what the event is.

This year is sure to be another exciting week of sheer joy, laughter and helping out a lot of really great kids who could use a break.

Here’s where you can find all things Desert Bus for the next week.

WEBSITE
TWITTER
INSTAGRAM
YOUTUBE (We have a team of folks uploading clips of the event all week long)

We’ll be giving away great prizes all week, singing and dancing and just generally here for your amusement. We hope to see you there.

NOTE: Content will continue to update on our YouTube channel all next week. It won’t be 100% but close to it. Streaming on our Twitch channel will halt from November 9th until November 16th. Adam will be back November 17th with the Gamehaus. We will host Desert Bus on our Twitch channel for the duration of the event.

PAX West 2018
August 28th, 2018

Posted by james

It’s that time of year again! PAX West is coming up this weekend and a whole bunch of us are coming down. Let’s present this informative blog post in the style of a Q&A.

GENERAL Q&A

 

Q: Who is coming down this year?
A: Graham, James, Ben, Ian and Cori will be down all weekend. Beej and Heather will be around Friday-Sunday and Kathleen will be down Sunday and Monday. 

Q: Where can I come see you and say hi?
A: We’ll be all over the place throughout the weekend, but the number one spot to come find us is at our booth in Bandland. You can find Bandland on the 6th floor surrounded by Riot Games Room // Console Freeplay Room // AFK Room. So feel free to swing by to say hi, get stuff signed, take some selfies or grab some merch.

Q: What kind of stuff will you be selling at Bandland?
A: All sorts of stuff. T-Shirts, MTG Accessories and Pinny Arcade pins both old and new. While I don’t have exact numbers on our old pins, I can assure you we will be well stocked with our brand new pin for this years con! Introducing SPOOPY! Isn’t it adorable?

Q: If I see you not at your booth can I say hi?
A: Yes, absolutely. I will say do your best to read the situation, if for instance you happen by someone blocks away from the convention center wearing headphones and reading a book/their phone maybe give them a break. Also the bathroom, don’t say hi to us in the bathroom, it’s never not weird.

Q: Will you be on any panels?
A: WILL WE BE ON ANY PANELS THEY ASK! Of course we will. Here is a comprehensive list of all the panels you can find us at this weekend.

PANELS

 

Jackbox Party PAX – Friday @ 4:00PM-5:00PM // Hydra Theatre

From wacky art auctions to competitive lying to monster-movie dating shows, Jackbox is chock-full o’ fun – but it’s even funner when played by a cast of beloved internet personalities! Watch Jerry Holkins, Kris Straub, Graham Stark, and Kate Stark play games for you, the audience! Come on down and watch the carnage. Er, comedy. We meant comedy.
Will be streamed on PAX 2 Twitch Channel and hosted on our Twitch Channel
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The Improv Initiative Makes It Up Again – Friday @ 8:00PM-9:00PM // Sasquatch Theatre

The Improv Initiative is back with their hot hot improv style. Come check them out for a never before seen, never to be seen again comedy bonanza! They’ll take your suggestions, ideas, favorite games, whatever and spin them into a comedy show that could only happen at PAX!
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Escapist Magazine: We Had Issues – Saturday @ 3:30PM-4:30PM // Sasquatch Theatre

Yahtzee, GamerGate, acquisitions, mergers, lawsuits, layoffs, and forum trolls… oh my. The Escapist had a long and eventful history. Welcome to the reckoning. In this informal Q&A with returning Editor-in-Chief Russ Pitts and content creators LoadingReadyRun, Bob “MovieBob” Chipman, and more, we’ll talk about what went wrong, what we’re doing to make it right, and some of the content changes we have in store.
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LoadingReadyRun – Saturday @ 8:00PM-9:00PM // Sasquatch Theatre

Hey, look! It’s internet comedy peoples LoadingReadyRun! Join us for hilarity (your mileage may vary), videos, and Q&A!
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Late Night Dub Fight – Sunday @ 9:00PM-10:00PM // Wyvern Theatre

Making its way back to the ring for another round, it’s the Late Night Dub Fight! Relive moments from your favorite cartoons, video games, movies, TV shows, and anime in a new and hilarious light. The Late Night Dub Fight pits panelists against each other to find out who can “improve” classic clips by re-dubbing them live with their imposing improv skills. No one knows what show host Ian Horner has up his sleeves, or what the cast members will say in this all-out assault on your funny bone.
Will be streamed on PAX 3 Twitch Channel and hosted on our Twitch Channel

EXTRA INFO!

 

You best bet when it comes to keeping track of us during the weekend is giving us a follow on Twitter. If you have any questions hit us up there and we’ll do our best to keep an eye on messages throughout the weekend.

Another great resource you can take advantage during the weekend is the LoadingReadyRun Community Discord. There is a #cons channel in there that will likely see heavy use this weekend organizing meetups, finding a friend to wander around the hall with or grab a bite to eat. Click the link bellow to join the Discord.

And that should just about do it. I will leave you with the quick reminder of important things to keep in mind while at PAX.

  • You can’t do everything, don’t even try. Pick the stuff you really want to do and stick to that.
  • Sleep – Eat – Shower. I’m not gonna pretend like it’s easy to grab a solid 8 hours every night, but I do encourage you to try and find one night to do so. Eat, 3 times a day. It’s so easy to just forget about lunch when there’s as much to do as there is, but your body won’t like it. Don’t ignore your body. And finally shower, it’ll help keep PAX POX at bay and you’ll smell pretty.
  • Take breaks. Seattle is a fantastic city. Go down to the Market, catch a ride into Ballard and check out Card Kingdom, pick a direction and start walking away from the convention center to see the sights.

Ok. That’s that. Have a fun weekend, come say hi and remember to stay healthy, both mentally and physically 😀 

Let’s Play some MTG Puzzle Quest
August 1st, 2018

Posted by james

Hey, everyone! It’s Beej! Just a heads-up to let you know that I’ll be coming in partway through the August 2 LRRMTG stream, playing Magic the Gathering: Puzzle Quest (I’ll be on at 4pm). MTGPQ combines the cards and lore of Magic the Gathering with the Match-3 RPG mechanics of Puzzle Quest. If you’re used to only playing the paper game, the mechanics might seem a little odd but I’ll do my best to walk everyone through it. I really like playing it and I’ll hope you’ll like this look at another way to enjoy Magic.

Also, D3 Go! is sponsoring that portion of the stream. They’ve given me some bonus game currency so we can open someM19 booster packs on stream (yes, there is deck building!) and to show off different events.

Road Quest // The Panalysts HYPE!
May 12th, 2018

Posted by james

Hello friends

Coming at you with an update on a couple brand new projects we hope you have already heard of, but we’re EXTREMELY excited for both and thus want to make sure everyone knows about them.

First up let’s chat about Road Quest. This is a big one, possibly the biggest project we’ve ever take on. The scope is so large in fact we shot a proper proof of concept/pilot/tech test last month. I’ll let the video do some talking as well but here are the main points.

  • We leave on May 22nd for 10 days. Each day will be turned into a single episode, which we hope to start airing later this year.
  • We have a crew of 10. 6 Drivers divided across three cars, and 4 crew in the production vehicle.
  • No, I don’t know where we’re going… that’s one of the fun hooks of the show 😛
  • Yes you can support us! Head over to the Road Quest landing page on the site to get find a PayPal link and info on the two tiers you can choose to support us at.
  • Paul, Kathleen, Cameron, Heather and Cori will be holding down the fort back home and we are doing our best to keep our upload/stream schedule on track for while we’re away. Be sure to check out the Twitch Event Page in the next couple days to see what the plan is.

Lots more info can be found in the following video, we’d love for you to take the time to check it out.

Ok. That’s Road Quest. Now let’s chat about The Panalysts.

A few months back we decided to retire our weekly show Feed Dump. Many of you were sad to see it go, but we always knew it would live again in a new form.

First a little history. In October of 2006 Graham and Morgan launched a little show called The Whatever Thing. It was a fun show that lasted about a year, wrapping up in November of 2007. From the ashes of The Whatever Thing rose The Phailhaus. This show, while a fan favorite, wasn’t ever able to find it’s stride as a proper weekly show. Between February 2008 and March 2011 we aired 32 episodes, it would have been 33 but episode 29 was lost to the ether. Then, a short 2 months later Feed Dump was born. Originally hosted by Graham and then later taken over by Kathleen Feed Dump was the culmination of the shows that came before. Running for an incredible 7 years and 336 episodes this past February we decided to retire the show in order to bring something new into this world.

Enter The Panalysts. Our brand new weekly panel show. Influenced by our collective love for UK Panel/Quiz shows and hosted by Kathleen and a rotating cast of guests, join us every week as Kathleen asks the hard hitting questions everyone needs the answers to. As of this blog post we have released 3 episodes and we would LOVE for you to check it out. Bellow is the first episode but click here to be taken straight to the YouTube playlist.

 

PAX East & GP Seattle
April 3rd, 2018

Posted by james

Blog/Patreon Post April 3rd, 2018

Greetings one and all and welcome to the weekly update. It’s like the weekend update on SNL, but not at all. I’m here this week with some news of our upcoming adventures to both PAX East and GP Seattle this weekend. For those of you who this doesn’t apply to, feel free to ignore this update and join me here next week when I’m back to telling you about the stuff we’ve been doing and the stuff we have done 😀

First up, PAX East.

Graham, Adam, Heather and Beej will be making their way to beautiful Boston, MA for this weekends annual gathering of the PAX. Let us run down all the ways you can interact and be entertained by those wonderful people.

Bandland Booth – As is tradition, you can find some combination of the 4 folks attending at our table in Bandland throughout the weekend. We tend to keep show floor hours so head over there between 10AM-6PM to have your chance to say hi, get some stuff signed or purchase some of our merch. Unfortunately we don’t have a new Pinny-Arcade pin for this show, but we will have a great selection of most of our previous pins.

And beyond that we have a whole bunch of panels you can find us at.

Friday

Jackbox Party PAX (w/ Graham & Beej)
6:30PM-7:30PM @ Albatross Theatre
Streaming at twitch.tv/pax2

LoadingReadyRun Panel (w/ Graham, Adam, Beej and Heather)
7:30PM-8:30PM @ Dragonfly Theater
Streaming at twitch.tv/pax3

Saturday

The Truth about Streaming, From the Streamers Themselves (w/ Graham)
11:30AM-12:30PM @ Bumblebee Theater

Blankity Blank (w/ Graham)
9:00PM-10:00PM @ Bumblebee Theater

Sunday

10 Things They Don’t Tell you About Being a Variety Streamer (w/ Graham & Beej)
12:30PM-1:00PM @ Twitch Booth

And that should just about do it for PAX East. Make sure you say hi if you happen to run into us around the show floor. Trust us when we say we love meeting people from the community.

Now. GP Seattle!

Both James and Cameron will be down in Seattle this weekend for the GP. Neither of us have any plans to play in the main event so we’ll be bumming around the convention center all weekend just playing in side events and some of the scheduled Spellslinging and Bounty events.

You will find Cameron Spellslinging on both Friday & Sunday from 12:00PM-4:00PM and at the Bounty event on Friday at 5:00PM

Meanwhile you can find James in the Bounty event on Friday at 5:00PM and Spellslinging alongside Cameron Sunday from 12:00PM-4:00PM.

I believe you can find both of us at the VIP party on Friday evening which you can gain access to by picking up the Diamond VIP package at the registration site.

A few community members have also organized a LRR meetup on Saturday. The plan is at 3PM to meet at the registration area, find some space to either fire a draft(s) or play some Brawl and then grab dinner.

As mentioned above with PAX East, make sure if you see either of us wandering the hall or the mean streets of downtown Seattle feel free to say hi.

 

And that should just about do it. I hope everyone who attends either of these events this weekend has a great time and we look forward to seeing you all there. And for anyone not able to join us in either Boston or Seattle I suggest kicking your feet up and taking it easy, you work hard.