Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Guild Episode, Felicia Day on Jimmy Fallon and Retail Guild Competition!

*cough* I'm  not well...

But that can't stop the show, so let's get on! First off, my review of The Guild Season 3, Episode 5 will be up soon on PinkRaygun.com so please head over there and join in the discussion! Another great episode and so many more questions to answer...

Jimmy Fallon is Felicia'd - again!
Felicia Day is on the 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' show tonight on NBC. It's showing at 12:35 AM Pacific here in West Coast Canada, so check when it's available where you are. Felicia has met Jimmy before and (tried to) help him with World of Warcraft:

It's going to be exciting to see Felicia on TV again!

EDIT: the interview has been added to Jimmy Fallon's website:

New Guild Competition - but hurry!

At 12 midnight (Pacific) the newest Guild competition ends. And what do you need to do for that? Simple. The new Guild DVD is now available in retail stores and everyone who posts a pic of them posing with a picture of the new DVD can enter the competition (see WatchtheGuild.com for full details of how to enter). And to make it fair that also includes those who have ordered the new one from Amazon, too.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Guild S3, Ep 4, Michele Boyd (Riley) interview and LoN!

'Get it Back' is live!

(Wil Wheaton as Faulks in The Guild, Season 3)

The Guild Season 3 continues with another corking episode:

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&amp;from=sp&amp;vid=2db36212-baaf-4fe6-9cc5-cdefe4b27f40" target="_new" title="Season 3 - Episode 4: Get it back!">Video: Season 3 - Episode 4: Get it back!</a>

My weekly PinkRaygun.com Review is also up now, too, so check that out for a full review of the episode.  And as a special bonus for fans The Guild have released a gag reel for epsiodes 1-4:

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&amp;from=sp&amp;vid=2408c4d7-0526-464d-bb55-aee3c0543077" target="_new" title="Season 3 - Gag Reel: Episodes 1-4">Video: Season 3 - Gag Reel: Episodes 1-4</a>

Stand out moments from the gag reel are 'Wil versus the Flying Beetle of Death' and the 'beating the sun' tent moving - although the whole reel is hilarious.

Upcoming Interviews - next up Michele Boyd!

I had the pleasure of interviewing Jenni Powell this week and I will edit this video asap. We talked about all sorts of things and I asked Jenni all the questions I was sent, too. Well, almost all. There was one I left out (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!).

Early next week I will be doing an audio interview with Michele Boyd, who plays Riley (Stupid Tall Hot Girl), currently Zaboo's girlfriend in The Guild. Last week there was a big debate about Zaboo and Riley's seemingly-abusive relationship on PinkRaygun and I hope we can find out more about that plus the other exciting work Michele has been doing. As before, I welcome YOUR questions for Michele - what would you like to know? Michele is on Twitter and has her own website, too. I can't wait to talk to her!

Legend of Neil S2 Ep 5

In another hugely NSFW but bustingly funny episode from the LoN team, we see the gentlre side of Moblins. Up to a point. Or three. I have tried to embed the video but Blogger doesn't like the code - even though it plays in Preview mode. Silly Blogger...So I'm afraid you will have to content yourself with the Link, instead. TWSS.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Interviewing Jenni, KOTG and Dr Horrible makes a move

(The Knights of The Guild podcast - with Jenni and Kenny!)

The tables are turned!
In a couple of days I'll be interviewing the lovely Jenni Powell for PinkRaygun.com. Jenni's dulcet tones can be heard on the Knights of The Guild (KOTG) podcasts where she co-hosts with Kenny, and you might also know her as the Key Production Assistant on The Guild. We'll be chatting about The Guild, the KOTG podcasts and delving deep into the inner recesses of Jenni's brainbox. Probably. Although, to the untrained ear it might sound like lots of laughing. Ms Powell has been involved with many webseries over the years and recently had stints on the sets of Legend of Neil and The Guild as an extra. Which leads me to the next thing. Do you have a burning question for Jenni? I've already had some from people on the watchtheguild forums so if you have any more leave a comment here and I'll do my best to get an answer for you!

Listen to The Guild fans on the lastest KOTG podcast
The Guild has always been about the fans and the lastest KOTG Microcast #8 Quest for Skype features a Skype conversation with a group of Guildies:
Chris F.
Jeff V.
Phil aka GrrAargh

Yay! It was a really fun time on Skype and there are plans to do more in the future so email Knightsoftheguild@gmail.com if you want to know more.

Dr Horrible in the news!
Yes, fresh on the heels of Dr Horrible receiving an Emmy last week comes confirmation that Joss is indeed planning a Dr Horrible 2. And the good Doctor himself (or Jed, anyway) has been dropping some hints recently as picked up by DrHorrible.net. And today, Maurissa tweeted this:

Hmmm. Coupled with the fact that the host for tomorrow's Emmys is none other than Neil Patrick Harris, it's probably worth tuning in. I wonder what is going to happen...

And in case you missed it, here's Joss' acceptance speech from the Emmys:

And with Dollhouse Season 2 premiering on Friday 25th September these are exciting times in the Jossverse!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Guild S3, Ep 3 - Man Down, plus *more* KOTG!

Shocking action this week!

If you haven't seen the latest episode in the new Season of The Guild you can watch here:

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&amp;from=sp&amp;vid=80a029bc-7a7a-4f6e-b63c-8c4e73975e20" target="_new" title="Season 3 - Episode 3: Player Down">Video: Season 3 - Episode 3: Player Down</a>

I have done another review over at PinkRaygun.com and there is a lively discussion going on over there about what happened and what might happen next. I'd love to hear what you thought. I enjoyed the episode but my reaction to some of the scenes has surprised me. And I think that's a good thing. It's heartening to know that there are still lots of thrills, spills and surprises left!

Knights of The Guild
Kenny and Jenny are cranking out the podcasts with the Episode 8 part 1 released yesterday! Another slice of behind-the-scenes goodness from The Guild trenches, with peaks into Season 3 and a great interview with crew member Jay. And there's so much more to come! You can subscribe to KOTG in iTunes (or other podcatcher) which means you won't miss out on any of the action. Or you can listen to all of the shows at knightsoftheguild.com.

Turning Left at Albuquerque
Ah yes. No audiobook omnibus this week due to timing problems, BUT I did put up a poll which has had some interesting answers. What do you think?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Dr Horrible Wins an Emmy - in pictures

Joss gets his Emmy at last!
Dr Horrible was awarded for an Emmy in the 'Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program' yesterday. Jed himself broke the news:

Thanks to Twitter and the lovely Mo Tancharoen we can follow yesterday's excitement through pictures. These are all taken from @MoTancharoen's Twitter stream. Click on the picture to go to Twitpic to see the bigger original on Twitpic. You can even leave comments there for Mo and co :)

The limo ride....

 @feliciaday @zdubdub limo ridin to emmys on Twitpic

Felicia and Mo
@trpcic check out the rack your dress gave me! i have friends... on Twitpic

The view from their seats...

This is how f'in close we are!  And everyone and their mama i... on Twitpic

Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion

@nathanfillion and @drhorrible  on Twitpic

The team accepts the award...

Bam. on Twitpic

Award pictures are the best
another goodie! on Twitpic

Emmy and the sushi

There she is amidst sushi and sake on Twitpic
Happy happy joy joy
 Weee! on Twitpic
Mo and Ira Glass
Me and Ira Glass. What?!! on Twitpic
Simon Helberg (Moist) plus Felicia Twitters?
Moist! on Twitpic
Nathan - smooth as ever....
Okay. Saved the best for last - everyone's favorite hunk 'o m... on Twitpic
Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, Zack Whedon and Jed Whedon also posted pictures on Twitter that are well worth checking out.
CONGRATULATIONS to the whole team!

Buffyfest: fanvid sunday: best firefly vid ever edition

Buffyfest: fanvid sunday: best firefly vid ever edition

A beautiful Firefly fanvid...made me sad and happy!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Linkage love: Legend of Neil, The Guild and KOTG

Too many things all at once!
Yes, I know I was the one complaining about Guild Deficiency Syndrome and opining that there weren't enough good things to see and hear and now I'm complaining there's too much! Go figure. Comic Con, Date My Avatar, Season 3, Dragon*Con, BlizzCon, PAX....if that wasn't a fistful of goodies we also have Knight of The Guild updates and Legend of Neil Season 2!

In time-honoured fashion, then, I present a list of linkage lovelies

Legend of Neil - Season 2, Episode 4

Another excellent episode - and great news for Sandeep Parikh and Tony Jannings is that Legend of Neil occupies 7 out of the 10 top videos on Atom.com at the moment, with S2 Ep 03 (The Musical) #1. I took a screen shot for posterity. (And bonus points if you can tell me where Kenny and Jenni are in this episode!)

Excellent episode - and great news for Sandeep Parikh and Tony Jannings is that Legend of Neil occupies 7 out of the 10 top videos on Atom.com at the moment, with S2 Ep 03 (The Musical) #1. I took a screen shot for posterity.

The Guild, Season 3, Ep 02

My review of this episode is up on PinkRaygun.com and it would be great to see some feedback over there (hint, hint!). If you haven't seen it yet - feast your eyes (it's another brilliant episode!).

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-US&amp;from=sp&amp;vid=bdab0fe5-ecc7-4f5e-a946-feefa45d531b" target="_new" title="Season 3 - Episode 2: Anarchy!">Video: Season 3 - Episode 2: Anarchy!</a>

Knight of The Guild Podcast - Microcast #7 - the Quest for BlizzCon

Kenny and Jenni have been working their little behinds off creating so many KOTG podcasts to cover all the happenings over the last few weeks, and they have done a sterling job! You can listen to their indepth BlizzCon report, which includes interviews and some Q&As from the Panel over at knightsoftheguild.podbean.com. And thank you, Kenny, for including the promo for the audiobook podcast of my novel, Turning Left at Albuquerque!

There is lots more to come from PAX and Dragon*Con, so I'll keep you posted :)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Guild S2, Ep 7 Panic Attack on YouTube (plus Pax and Dragon*Con)

Relive the wonder of Season 2 on YouTube!
Season 2 continues to be posted onto YouTube with Ep 7 going live today. As ever, you can comment, rate and link if you would like - Felicia has always stressed how much she enjoys reading the comments.

I think Vork pretty much steals this episode - what do you think?

Pax 09
Tomorrow sees the start of Pax and some of The Guild crew are heading there already. Sadly, I won't be going (even though it's only 2.5 hrs drive away). Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo), Jeff Lewis (Vork) and Kim Evey (Producer) will be there though! Full details of their appearances are up on the Pax website and I put them up here a few days ago. Keep checking on the Pax site, though, just in case things change. Kim broke her foot recently while on holiday with her husband, Greg Benson (from Mediocre Films and so much more), so if you see her hobbling around make sure to give her gifts and sympathy. And go to Kim, Greg's and Sandeep's panel on Making a hit Webseries.

Plus, Wil Wheaton and Cricket Lee are already in Seattle for Pax! So many reasons to be there....sigh.

Dragon*Con 09
Meanwhile Felicia Day is going to Dragon*Con. I'm still not sure of what she is doing there but if I get a definitive answer I will let you know. Plus don't forget to find Jeff Carlisle, the brilliant who created some wonderful art for The Guild like this:

His work is many and varied - check out his website for more details. If I was going to Dragon*Con I would make sure I went to see Jeff.

And, of course, don't forget that Browncoats: Redemption will be premiering their trailer, too. I did an interview with the co-creator, Michael C. Dougherty on Whedonage.com last week and this promises to be a great event, so miss it at your peril!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Guild Season 3, Ep 1 review up at PinkRaygun.com

I said I would tell you when it was up!
After watching Season 3, Ep 1 very early on Tuesday morning I was already thinking about my blog post for PinkRaygun.com. I will be reviewing each episode and the review for Episode 1 is up now. I'd love to hear what you thought about the review and if there was anything you would like to see in the future ones.

**Spoiler Alert** if you've not seen S3, Ep1 there is a slight spoiler ahead (plus - what were you thinking?!? - Go watch it right now!!)

Felicia talks about the 'Found Object Stew'
Felicia Day popped into The Guild Forums today and had a little chat with people. She's packing up for Dragon*Con but still took the time to say hello. She also answered some questions, including one about the stew Vork was preparing in Ep 1. She said that it smelled really bad! Tyler, the Production Designer had made it from Cheetos, hotdog bits and a mousetrap...and that Kim Evey (the Producer who also plays the homeless person) actually had to eat it. I suppose that's when you find out who your real friends are!

And she also told us what Wil Wheaton's character is called. Want to know? Really? You do? How much....? Oh well, in that case I won't tell you.

But to prove Felicia was there here's a screen shot from the Chat:

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Guild Season 3 hits MSN Video and DELIVERS!

(taken from http://www.msn.com/defaultc.aspx at 12.54 AM 1st Sept)

...and already it's top of the MSN Video Highlights
I'll be reviewing this Episode (and the rest of Season 3) over at PinkRaygun.com later today. For now, here's the link and I'll say this: You will LOVE this episode even though the cliff hanger is agonising! Watch it below or on MSN Video, Xbox Live or Zune.