w00tstock

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w00tstock
Dates October 19, 2009 (v1.0)
October 20, 2009 (v1.0.1)
October 21, 2009 (v1.1)
May 7, 2010 (v2.0)
May 8, 2010 (v2.1)
June 6, 2010 (v2.2)
June 7, 2010 (v2.3)
July 22, 2010 (v2.4)
September 16, 2010 (v2.5)
September 17, 2010 (v2.5.1)
October 27, 2010 (v2.6)
October 29, 2010 (v2.7)
October 31, 2010 (v2.8)
November 2, 2010 (v2.9)
November 3, 2010 (v2.10)
July 21, 2011 (v3.0)
July 12, 2012 (v4.0)
July 18, 2013 (v5.0)
July 24, 2014 (v6.0)
Location(s)

United States

Website
w00tstock.net

w00tstock is a touring variety show billed as "3 Hours of Geeks & Music". It was created in 2009 by Wil Wheaton, Adam Savage and Paul and Storm.[1][2] The first shows took place in 2009 in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and as of July 2013, a total of 18 shows had been presented.

The name is a play on words combining Woodstock, the gigantic 1969 counterculture music festival, and w00t, a piece of internet slang that expresses excitement.

The versions[edit]

Though the headliners for the show are Adam Savage, Wil Wheaton, and Paul and Storm, each evening’s performance includes a different group of special guests and is subtitled with a different version number.

v1.x[edit]

v1.0: Monday, October 19, 2009[edit]

Swedish American Music Hall, San Francisco, California

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Kasper Hauser, Kid Beyond, and Molly Lewis.

v1.0.1: Tuesday, October 20, 2009[edit]

Swedish American Music Hall, San Francisco, California[3]

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Kid Beyond, and Molly Lewis.

v1.1: Wednesday, October 21, 2009[edit]

Largo, Los Angeles, California[4]

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Josh A. Cagan, Hard 'n Phirm, Jeff Lewis, and Molly Lewis. Special appearances: Felicia Day and Sandeep Parikh.

v2.x[edit]

On November 3, 2009, Wil Wheaton stated in a post on his blog "When we sold out two shows in San Francisco, and only had 20 or so seats left vacant in Los Angeles — where it is notoriously difficult to get people to come out to see shows — we knew that in the future, there will be w00tstock v2.x."[5]

Paul and Storm revealed via their Twitter feed on February 2, 2009, that “w00tstock 2.x is officially in play. Details very soon...” [6]

v2.0: Friday, May 7, 2010[edit]

Moore Theater, Seattle, Washington

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Jason Finn, Hank Green, Molly Lewis, LoadingReadyRun, MC Frontalot, and Stephen Toulouse.

v2.1: Saturday, May 8, 2010[edit]

Hank Green performing at The Aladdin Theater in Portland.

The Aladdin Theater, Portland, Oregon This show was originally billed as "2.0.1" before the extra 2.x cities were announced.[7]

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Back Fence PDX, Jason Finn, Matt Fraction, Hank Green, Molly Lewis, LoadingReadyRun, and Stephen Toulouse.

v2.2: Sunday, June 6, 2010[edit]

Park West, Chicago, Illinois

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Bill Amend, Trace Beaulieu, Tim Cavanagh, Bill Corbett, Jason Finn, Molly Lewis, Kevin Murphy, Len Peralta, and Peter Sagal.[8]

v2.3: Monday, June 7, 2010[edit]

The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Trace Beaulieu,[9] Tim Bedore, Bill Corbett, Neil Gaiman, Kevin Murphy, Molly Lewis, Len Peralta, Jason Finn and John Scalzi.

v2.4: Thursday, July 22, 2010[edit]

4th & B, San Diego, California

Scheduled to coincide with the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Marian Call, Jason Finn, Matt Fraction, Chris Hardwick, Molly Lewis, Len Peralta, Phil Plait, RiffTrax, Jamy Ian Swiss.

v2.5: Thursday, September 16, 2010[edit]

The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California[10]

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Bonnie Burton, Jamais Cascio, Jason Finn, Molly Lewis, Mike Phirman.

v2.5.1: Friday, September 17, 2010[edit]

The Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Molly Lewis, Mike Phirman, Phil Plait, Jamy Ian Swiss.

v2.6: Wednesday, October 27, 2010[edit]

Largo, The Coronet Theater, Los Angeles, California

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Chris Hardwick (substituting for Wil Wheaton). Special guests: Garfunkel & Oates, Molly Lewis, Mike Phirman, Eric Schwartz, Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon. Special appearances by Dr. Demento and Weird Al Yankovic.

v2.7: Friday, October 29, 2010[edit]

Best Buy Theater, New York City, New York

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Jonathan Coulton (substituting for Wil Wheaton). Special guests: Marian Call, Drew Curtis, Jason Finn, Grant Imahara, MC Frontalot.

v2.8: Sunday, October 31, 2010[edit]

Wilbur Theatre, Boston, Massachusetts

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy (both substituting for Wil Wheaton). Special guests: Marian Call, Grant Imahara, Marc Abrahams.

v2.9: Tuesday, November 2, 2010[edit]

Paramount Theater, Austin, Texas

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Neil Gaiman (substituting for Wil Wheaton). Special guests: Bill Amend, Molly Lewis, Jason Finn, Stephen Toulouse, Mary Jo Pehl, Rooster Teeth.

v2.10: Wednesday, November 3, 2010[edit]

Grenada Theater, Dallas, Texas

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Paul F. Tompkins (substituting for Wil Wheaton). Special guests: Bill Amend, Molly Lewis, Jason Finn, Stephen Toulouse.

v3.x[edit]

v3.0: Thursday, July 21, 2011[edit]

Balboa Theatre, San Diego, California[11]

Scheduled to coincide with the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Amy Berg, Ernest Cline, Molly Lewis, RiffTrax, John Roderick, Jason Finn, Mike Phirman

v4.x[edit]

v4.0: Thursday, July 12, 2012[edit]

Balboa Theater, San Diego, California[12]

Scheduled to coincide with the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International.

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Bonnie Burton, Marian Call, The Doubleclicks, Rob Reid, John Roderick, Patrick Rothfuss, John Scalzi, Joseph Scrimshaw. Surprise guests: LeVar Burton, Molly Lewis, Grant Imahara.

v5.x[edit]

v5.0: Thursday, July 18, 2013[edit]

Homestar Runner and Strong Bad at W00tstock 5.0. on July 18, 2013.

Balboa Theater, San Diego, California

Featuring: Paul and Storm, Adam Savage, and Wil Wheaton. Special guests: Strong Bad, Nathan Sawaya, Patrick Rothfuss, Molly Lewis, Jonah Ray, Garfunkel & Oates, Aisha Tyler. Surprise Guests: George RR Martin, Neil Gaiman, Grant Imahara.

v6.x[edit]

v6.0: Thursday, July 24, 2014[edit]

Balboa Theater, San Diego, California [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Austin L. Ray. "Five Reasons Why You Should Go to w00tstock". Paste Magazine, 19 June 2010.
  2. ^ Denmead, Ken (October 20, 2009). "W00tstock FTW!". Wired: Geek Dad.
  3. ^ "w00tstock v1.0.1". Popdose.com. 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  4. ^ "W00tstock In LA Tonight Only". lalawag.com. 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2010-03-19. 
  5. ^ "the obligatory w00tstock post - WWdN: In Exile". Wilwheaton.typepad.com. 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  6. ^ "Twitter / Paul and Storm: w00tstock 2.x is official". Twitter.com. 2010-02-02. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  7. ^ "in which w00tstock 2.0 and 2.0.1 are announced - WWdN: In Exile". Wilwheaton.typepad.com. 2010-02-18. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  8. ^ 7:30pm (2010-06-06). "06/06/10 – Chicago, IL – Park West – w00tstock". W00tstock.net. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  9. ^ "Twitter / Paul and Storm: Confirmed for w00tstock Mi". Twitter.com. 2010-03-19. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  10. ^ "New w00stocks a’ Comin!". Paul and Storm. 2010-08-12. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  11. ^ "07/21/11 – w00tstock 3.0 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre - w00tstock". w00tstock. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  12. ^ Sanford, Jay Allen (2012-07-11). "We Got the Con". San Diego Reader. Retrieved 2012-07-12. 
  13. ^ "w00tstock 6.0 – SDCC – w00tstock". w00tstock. 2014-05-05. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 

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