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Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Updated: As of June 16th 2010, the w00tcount for the UK is 79, up 27 from yesterday.
New post below: Retweet.
Demand w00tstock. The current UK locations with Eventful Demands are shown in the sidebar. Please let me know if I've missed one!
Please be sensible and choose just one Demand.
Tell your friends about w00tstock.
Show them the videos
Buy (and listen to) Messrs. Paul and Storm's music.
Buy (and read) Mr. Wil Wheaton's books.
Watch (and enjoy) Mr. Adam Savage's show, MythBusters.
Share all of the above with your friends. Get them hooked!
The first sign-up drive starts Friday 18th June at 6pm BST until Sunday 20th June at 6pm BST. The goal? Increase the Eventful Demand It counts. Choose an existing Demand or make a new one. Get people interested enough to Demand It. Show the guys that the UK wants w00tstock. If they know the demand is there, one day the stars will align. One day.
I have a #w00tstock search set up and, while nursing the coffee, I saw the following:
"@wilw How about a #w00tstock UK? We're missing out over here in Blighty."(http://twitter.com/d_olsen/statuses/16307322419)
I put my mug down and tapped a reply:
"@d_olsen have a look at http://tinyurl.com/2btlrl5. Trying to get some interest going :-) #w00tstock"
Two retweets followed (thanks @kwmurphy and @d_olsen!).
"OK," I thought. "There's some interest here. Cool."
"Dear UK: the #w00tstock organization is listening. http://tinyurl.com/2btlrl5 (thx @kwmurphy and @dkplewis)"
Yup. Paul or Storm. It is, as they say, ON.
A quick reply via twitter generated 27 new Eventful demands, so I'm hoping the sign-up drive will add a few more. Let's see if we can make some noise!
I'll post some ideas for the drive tomorrow morning. If you want to help spread the word, please get in touch.
Monday, 14 June 2010
The idea stretched, yawned and scratched itself. I felt it moving around and gave it a quick prod, to make sure it was still active. Metaphorically sucking on a bitten finger (which is incidentally the name of my Annie Lennox cover band), I decided to try the email address on the w00tstock site. Very shortly, I had a reply.
(Note to self, organise yourself *before* you start writing a post, that way you don't have to wait a day before you can continue)
Mr. Paul of Messrs. Paul and Storm took the time to write back. To whit:
"It's not so much about getting a particular number (though certainly the more, the better); an eventual UK w00tstock tour is definitely something we'd love to do.
It's more about aligning all our schedules such that we can take the time needed to do such a tour; that's the hard part.
So a sign-up drive will certainly be helpful in spurring us on, but it's not like we'll hit some magic number and then decide to do it."
The idea stretched, trying out wobbly legs, getting its balance. Of all the possible replies, this was a good balance between hope and reality. I wasn't expecting "dig out the extension cables and the lawn chairs, we'll be right there", but there was a bit of me dreading "yeah, nice idea, but too expensive, it'd never work".
The idea tried a couple of steps, just to see what would happen.
The idea was in motion.
This idea was no different. There was already an idle concept of "it'd be really cool to have a w00tstock in the UK perhaps they could call it 'w00tstock en-GB' no that's really silly still it'd be fun and I wouldn't be thinking up ways to spend all that money to fly to the US", but when Mr. Wil Wheaton posted on his blog ("In a lot of ways, for me, W00tstock felt like finally finding a home base."), it got me. Right between the eyes. You can still see the mark.
There was some discussion about getting a show in the UK. I suggested we'd need 300 people and a venue. Wil replied with an estimate of at least double that. That left me with a worry that the w00tstock atmosphere might suffer if the audience numbers had to be larger than for US shows. I went to bed determined to see what people thought.
What on earth is "w00tstock"?!?
To put it simply, w00tstock is awesome. Three-ish hours of the very best entertainment that geek culture can provide, courtesy of Mr. Adam Savage, Mr. Wil Wheaton and Messrs. Paul and Storm, and a selection of special guests. Previous shows have included musical interludes from Miss Molly Lewis, Mr. MC Frontalot and Miss Felicia Day, Mr. Sandeep Parikh and Mr. Jeff Lewis from The Guild.
OK, sounds fun. What's it like?
I haven't been lucky enough to go to a show yet. Which is sort of the point of this blog. Anyway, have a look at the w00tstock Flickr photosets, check out some audience videos on YouTube and subscribe to the official YouTube channel. That should give you a feeling for the level of epicness achieved during the three-ish hours. Special attention must be drawn to the w00tstock 2.2 Chicago show, where the 3 minute-or-so "Captain's Wife's Lament" took the cast 35 minutes to perform!
Yes!! I want w00tstock!! What's next?
First, we need an audience to spur on the w00tstock guys. All you need to do is go to w00tstock's Eventful page and add a demand or use the Eventful widget on the right-hand side of the page to demand a London show. After you've added your voice, spread the word far and wide!