New Gallery Design Featuring a Tribute to The Guild
With The Guild coming to a close after six seasons I decided it was a good time to pay a bit of a tribute in a design. So with that in mind the gallery theme features screen captures from six seasons of The Guild along with Felicia as Codex for the main image. Feel free to leave any comments or feedback!
Felicia Day is one of the internet’s highest-profile geeks. She’s appeared as an actress in Joss Whedon‘s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, and also wrote and starred in the popular web series The Guild, about a group of online gamers. Her latest project, the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel, offers a wide range of videos for the Comic-Con crowd. But in a rallying cry to geeks issued on her blog, she argues that being a geek is about more than just playing games or reading comics.
“We have to mean something ourselves, and not just get trapped into, ‘Hey, everything’s just a mashup T-shirt,’” Day says in Episode 91 of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. “The substance of what it means to be a geek is essentially someone who’s brave enough to love something against judgment. The heart of being a geek is a little bit of rejection.”
Day is no stranger to judgment. As a struggling actress in Hollywood she was told she’d need plastic surgery to land larger roles. Instead she eked out a career as a quirky character actor, but found herself frustrated at the shallow way that geeks were portrayed on television. To remedy that she wrote The Guild, but soon found herself facing accusations that she was too pretty to be a “real” geek, a charge she brushes off.
Nerds Versus Aliens Charity For SDCC Includes Stan Lee, Felicia Day, Nathan Fillion, And More
Talk about a super team: Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, Stan Lee, Seth Green, and Zachary Levi, and more have all teamed up to kick alien butt and raise money for Operation Smile while doing it.
Nerds Vs. Aliens is San Diego C0mic-Con’s fundraiser supporting Operation Smile’s work in bringing medical help to those with “cleft lip, cleft palate, or other facial deformities for children around the globe”. The superstar nerds have posed for an impressive array of pictures and posters that will be on sale at Comic-Con this year. High-quality canvas-wrapped prints will be auctioned off, but for the rest of us there will be less expensive prints for sale, and eventually they will be available for purchase through the Nerds Vs. Aliens webstore.
ROCK JOCKS stars Andrew Bowen, Felicia Day, Jason Mewes, Kevin Wu and Justin Chon and releases on July 16 on Cable VOD and Digital and August 13 on DVD.
In Rock Jocks, a group of overworked and underpaid misfits with exceptional satellite piloting skills, are part of the Asteroid Management Initiative (AMI), which is a critical element in the Defense Department’s struggle to keep the Earth safe from the constant onslaught of oncoming asteroids.
The film begins during a night shift, where the Rock Jocks have arrived to fend off the asteroids, yet spend most of the evening fighting off boredom, themselves, and a meddling government bureaucrat hell-bent on shutting them down. Bonus features include the Behind the Scenes Cast Interviews and the trailer.
Before the Internet became chock-full o’ Web series — heck, before many of us even knew what the term meant — there was The Guild.
Created by Felicia Day in 2007, The Guild followed a motley crew of online gamers. It was an instant hit, wrapping earlier this year after six seasons.
This week marks the arrival of The Guild: The Official Companion, (Titan Books), a title Day describes as “a really honest assessment of how we created something from nothing.” The other day I chatted with her about the beloved series and the tough time she went through after it came to an end:
Felicia: Congratulations on the baby. You missed Comic-Con last year because of it, right?
Me: I did. Comic-Con isn’t a great place if you’re hugely pregnant. I’m actually skipping it again this year.
A lot of people are skipping it this year, which is interesting to me.
Yeah, I used to be able to discover new stuff, but it got to the point where it was just too crazy.
Yeah, that’s why this year we actually have an off-site event for everyone. It’s kind of a static lounge for people to play tabletop games, drink and play video games. I was like, “(Let’s do) what I actually enjoy here” vs. “Let’s throw more panels at people’s faces.”