I extremely nerded out and pleased and squeeified to announce that I’ll be at w00tstock! At Comic Con. On stage.
w00tstock, for those helplessly normal of you out there, is the premier nerd event in the Orion arm of the Milky Way. Hosted by singers Paul and Storm, Mythbuster and My Close Personal Friend Adam Savage™, and my long-standing and partially-requited nerdcrush Wil Wheaton, w00tstock is billed as "Three hours of geeks and music", which is apt enough. Everyone I know who has gone has raved about it.
And cripes, the talent they get. Bill Corbett, Mike Nelson, and Kevin Murphy from Rifftrax, née Mystery Science Theater 3000. Chris Hardwick, aka The Nerdist. Len Peralta, about whom you’ll be hearing more on this blog pretty shortly. And oh my FSM, I’m really thrilled that my favorite fire-haired songstress Marian Call will be there as well. Apparently I wasn’t the only one who sent a note to TPTB to get her on stage.
One cool thing about w00tstock is that all the stuff done on stage is Creative Commons licensed, so it goes up immediately on Flickr and YouTube. In fact, there are a lot of videos from previous versions online you can check out. If you’re a bona fide nerd you’ll enjoy them.
To say I’m excited and honored is like saying a gamma-ray burst is kinda bright, or a neutron star is somewhat dense, or a Planck length is a tad minuscule.
I’m that excited.
And of course initially panicked over a topic. But then Mrs. BA inspired me, and suddenly, full blown like Minerva from the brow of Jupiter, an idea burst forth from my brain. So now all I have to do is put it together and keep it to ten minutes. Good thing I’m not long-winded.
Anyway, you can get tickets for this, but you’d better hurry because Comic Con is Geek Central and I’m sure they’ll sell out this week.
And as if that’s not enough, I’ll have even more Comic Con news soon. Mwuhahahaha!