So. Big news. w00t w00t w00t!06/20/2010 at 10:04 pm | Posted in 49>50, General Nerdery, Just for Fun, News & Explanations, Stories from the Road | 7 Comments
Some of my following are geeks, and some are not. But I hope that all of you will rejoice in this frabjous news:
If you don’t know what w00t means, it’s the sound a Geek makes when it’s happy about something. Or when you squeeze it. If you don’t know what w00tstock is, here’s a bit of a primer. And here are details on MY w00tstock, edition 2.4, including ticket info. It will be on Thursday night, July 22nd, 2010 at 7:30pm. (Protip: you do not have to be attending San Diego Comic Con to attend w00tstock.) (Other Protip: this is an awesome event, with an incredible lineup of way-famouser-than-me people, and I will only be performing for 10 minutes at it. So if you want to see a real Marian Call concert, also come to a real Marian Call concert. There will be one accessible from, but not exclusive to, SDCC on Saturday night 7/24.)
Other distinguished guests you may or may not have heard of (but I have! Eeeeee!) include:
- Ukulele-wielding favorite Molly Lewis (@molly23)
- The NERDIST himself, Chris Hardwick (@nerdist)
- Comic book legend Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men and Invincible Iron Man)
- Real Rock Star Jason Finn (Presidents of the United States)
- Len Peralta, who will dream up and draw a custom poster LIVE on-stage
- Plus our marvelous hosts, Paul and Storm (@paulandstorm, professional comedy music singing persons), Adam Savage (@donttrythis, Mythbusters), and Wil Wheaton (@wilw, author and all-around geek god)
- more to be announced!
You might not know who any of these people are, and if that’s the case, just smile and nod and realize that this is maximally awesome for Marian. Or check them out, if you think you might like them. One of my favorite acts to come out of w00tstock thus far is a monologue by Peter Sagal (@petersagal) at w00tstock Chicago; part I is here and part II is here — and it’s SO worth 12 minutes of your time.
To sum up, just know this: if you’re reading this blog in the first week I’m posting it, then you were here first.
One of the reasons I think this is so awesome is that Paul-of-Paul-and-Storm reported to me that I am one of the most recommended acts ever. That’s because of you guys. A couple of amazing people in high places recommended me, and I owe them humble thanks. But I hear that many many dozens of fans took time to write and recommend me as well — and that’s because you’re AWESOME. “I don’t really have that many fans,” I remember stammering on the phone as I confirmed this engagement. “Well, you have the right ones,” responded Paul emphatically. I concur.
Since this announcement (and because of a couple very hardworking fans — it only takes one or two per city!) I have had much larger-than-expected turnouts at my shows. Please please please, let’s keep this up! You guys ROCK. I am behind on everything, so please pardon me as I try to keep up with all teh awesome. But as I wind my way through this whole darn country I am more and more astounded at how amazing are the people I’m meeting, the people who are listening, everywhere. I’ll do my best for you.
Upcoming shows, details at http://mariancall.com:
6/20 Corazon, Santa Fe NM
6/22 Open House Concert, Green Valley (Tucson area), AZ
6/23 Open House Concert, Phoenix AZ
6/27 Open House Concert, Toronto ON
6/30 Outdoor Concert on East Stage of JT Lake, Joshua Tree CA — come camping! You know you want to…
7/1 Hillary Artspace, Las Vegas NV — First Thursday art party!
7/2 Open House Concert, Salt Lake City UT — huge backyard bash!
7/3 Trident Books & Coffee, Boulder CO
7/4 Folsom St. Coffee, Boulder CO
7/5 Dirty Woman Park Concert, Monument CO — bring your 4th leftovers and a super soaker!
A handy little invite I like to forward to my friends when I’m landing on the ground — just copy and paste pertinent show details from http://mariancall.com and stick it in an e-mail! I will need a lot of help bringing folks to my concerts through the mountain states, it’s not my home turf yet.