Are you ever going to get tired of Felicia Day or her work on Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and especially The Guild? Or Wil Wheaton with his informational/hilarious blog posts and his interactions with other geeks on Twitter?
And comic book enthusiasts, am I wrong in saying that many of you are always excited about seeing anything with Hellboy or Usagi Yojimbo? (and personally, I’m also excited about The Umbrella Academy being included in this, but I’m getting ahead of myself.)
Now, take the geekiness, ingenuity and social media prowess of Day and Wheaton; add in even more talent from some of their peers, like Paul and Storm, Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt; mix them in with the characters of many popular Dark Horse comics; and add in some videos and animation, and what have you got?
Geek and Sundry, a project founded by Day and producers of The Guild, will launch April 2nd, said Day, speaking at a WonderCon panel Saturday. The channel will feature the next season of The Guild, as well as six new shows, seen in the clip below: Flog, Written By A Kid, Sword and Laser, Dark Horse Motion Comics, Table Top, and Learning Town.
The Guild is self-explanatory: the fifth season of the wildly popular webseries about a group of gamers, created and written by Day, will be uploaded to the Geek and Sundry channel.
The Flog is actually what Day calls her blog, as well, and this series seems to be an extension of that– a video blog of Day and her friends/ coworkers doing things that might somehow connect back to video games or other nerdy things… or maybe just new things they want to experience.
Sword and Laser, consisting of Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt, will be an extension of the Sword and Laser podcast series, which is kind of like an online book club for people who like sci-fi and fantasy novels. The duo has said they want to bring face-to-face interviews in with this new video series.
Dark Horse Motion Comics will feature some of Dark Horse’s more popular titles in a whole new, animated, way. Current titles already known to be featured on the show: Hellboy, House of Night, The Goon, The Umbrella Academy (I told you it would show up eventually), The Secret, Hellboy and even Usagi Yojimbo. I’m interested to see how exactly everything is animated: the short bit featured in the clip certainly whet my appetite.
Table Top is a series hosted by Wil Wheaton that will feature himself, his friends, and sometimes special guests playing all sorts of- you guessed it- table top games. The idea is to dispel some of the misconceptions people have about table top games, as well as showing just how fun they can be.
Written By A Kid will take interviews done with children, who talk about their ideas for stories, which are then taken and made into videos. There are not many details out on what kind of videos they will be, yet. Maybe it will vary from show to show, or story to story: that would certainly be interesting. I wonder if the creators behind this series like Axe Cop?
Learning Town will be a scripted, musical show of some sort, performed by Paul and Storm. Even the duo themselves are keeping quiet about it right now, however. Right now, unlike the rest of the shows, Learning Town has not even stated when it will run…. I wonder if the musical duo themselves even know when they will be ready to air! We’ll just have to wait and see what they have in store.
The channel’s scheduling is currently listed as:
Monday – The Flog; Dark Horse Motion Comics (Week 1 only)
Tuesday – The Guild; Dark Horse Motion Comics (Week 1 only)
Wednesday – Dark Horse Motion Comics, to be replaced by Written By A Kid from July to October.
Thursday – Behind the Scenes
Friday – Table Top / Sword and Laser (on alternate weeks)
Wheaton’s WonderCon panel on Friday was cancelled, as he said in a blog post Monday, but he was able to make it on Saturday to help Day make the announcement and answer some questions about it. (Meanwhile, Paul and Storm, who could not make it, tweeted that they were doing their part by texting everyone on panel ASCII penises and other geeky inappropriateness. Their show should be fun.)
For more news on Geek and Sundry, check out the Geek and Sundry home page, the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel itself (currently, only the teaser trailer and a plea from Day for people to subscribe are uploaded), and the Geek and Sundry twitter account (featuring tweets from during the announcement panel).
Says Day about the project:
We’re so incredibly excited to produce and develop a channel based on what we think the fans will enjoy the most… From Dark Horse Comics to Wil Wheaton, there’s a killer team of talent on camera and off that will help build on the success of The Guild and Dragon Age: Redemption.
I’ll definitely be checking out Geek and Sundry, what about you? Are you afraid of what you’ll see on Table Top, or do you know exactly what you will see? Do you think Written By A Kid stole the idea from Axe Cop, or just that they are taking the idea to new levels? Discuss your thoughts below or over in our forums!