Tag: charity

Blog, News

Desert Bus 8 Wrap-Up

Last week, I spent some time in beautiful Victoria, BC to work with an amazing fundraising project. Desert Bus For Hope was a week-long livestreamed event where people play the game Desert Bus while doing challenges, auctioning off awesome games, collectibles, and crafts, and talking with various geek celebrities. It […]

Blog, News

Tara’s at Desert Bus For Hope!

Starting at 10am today, I’ll be hanging with a whole bunch of people playing “Desert Bus”, the “worst game ever.” It’s a real-time simulation of driving from Tucson to Vegas–an extremely boring stretch of desert that takes 8 hours to complete. As long as people keep donating money, our drivers […]

Blog, News

Tara Will Be Playing D&D…For the Kids!

I’m thrilled to be participating in Extra Life again, a charitable event where folks game for pledges that go towards local children’s hospitals. This year is super exciting, because I’ll be a part of the official Wizards of the Coast D&D game, and will be participating in their live stream! […]

Events

GeekFest This Weekend

This weekend in Seattle, some of your favorite geeky companies and performers will be joining together to support a great cause and create a fun festival/performance/bazaar. Make your way up to GeekFest in Shoreline this Saturday from 8am-6pm and Sunday 8am-5pm to see it all go down. Attending? Make sure […]

Events

Desert Bus For Hope

The fine folks over at Loading Ready Run are getting ready to do something that takes strength, endurance, and a whole lot of driving through a desert: their 6th annual Desert Bus For Hope. They play Desert Bus, which some have called “the most boring video game ever made” for […]

Geek Etiquette

Geek Etiquette: Game It Forward

I spent the weekend playing games (and cooking video game-themed food) to raise money for the Seattle Children’s Hospital through Extra Life. My team and I had a great time and ended up raising $2,722! One of the highlights was when Brandon Bozze, founder of Game It Forward, joined us […]

Events, Fun Food

Happy Movember!

In honor of Movember, I made some mustache lollipops for the staff over at Bookr. Movember is an annual challenge to men: Don’t shave during the month of November to raise money for prostate cancer and other male cancer initiatives. It makes for some very entertaining faces in the Seattle […]

Gift Ideas

D20 Pillows for a Cause

(cross-posted from Zaxy.com, because I feel everyone should know about this!)     My buddy Justin from Pixelated Geek has started an awesome new project I wanted to tell you about. He created sweet D20 pillows (available for $29.99 at ThinkGeek) which are awesome for those crazy adventures you have […]