Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Desert Bus for Hope

Really entertaining and exciting things happening! I've been watching Desert Bus for Hope this week. For those not aware already Desert Bus for Hope is a charity gaming marathon put on yearly by Loading Ready Run for the Child's Play charity.

The 3rd annual event started 9pm EST, this past Friday and they've been playing the most boring driving simulator, Desert Bus, from Pen and Teller's Smoke and Mirrors and doing what Loading Ready Run does best as an intenet comedy video group. All this in the name of collecting as much donation funds as they can possibly accomplish so that sick kids will have games to play during hospital stay. This year they are doing phinominally well with donations having more than tripled their first year's totals in less time than the duration of the first year's event!

There are even more exciting things happening this time round! For example, Ken Steacy, well known illustrator for George Lucas publications and on titles such as Astro Boy and The Real Ghostbusters, was in attendance yesterday to auction off some of his illustrations. He is planning to return later today to auction some more items. Ken Steacy's website is at http://www.kenspublishing.com/.

His son, Alex Steacy, a part-time member of Loading Ready Run and friend of mine was in BC this year to help them out with technical operations and camera overlays which has made the facade more graphically involved. Alex has also been involved in part of the comedy performance and donation challenges such as having gone to see the dreaded Twilight dressed as a vampire himself along with other LRR member Jeremy Petter. Matt Wiggins went to the movie but had to make up for not having suited up complete with eyeliner. He succeeded in doing so with Gay Bar performance found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9mF3mISUeo/.

Tune in to Desert Bus for Hope at http://desertbus.org/ to view their drivercam broadcast which is quite hilarious and their bus cam feed to see the game as they are playing it. Loading Ready Run regular videos may be found on YouTube or on their own website at http://loadingreadyrun.com/.