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April 20th, 2016 12:54 pm
Posted by: Kara

DBDocWith our 10th anniversary(!) approaching, it’s as good a time as any to reflect on where we’ve come from, how we got to this strange and wonderful place, and what actually goes into making this unique community fundraiser we call Desert Bus for Hope.

We want to make a documentary.

But we need your help.

Bionic Trousers Media, the company behind LoadingReadyRun, has agreed to fund the first $30,000 CAD, but the remaining $92,000 CAD of the production costs we are asking through a Kickstarter campaign that we launched today.

If you’d be interested in seeing a Desert Bus for Hope documentary, take a moment to look over the project. If it funds, we’ll make the documentary. If not, the people have spoken. =)

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April 9th, 2016 9:00 am
Posted by: Kara

Are you a maker of things?

Want to show off your mad skillz AND raise money for a good cause?

The craft-along for Desert Bus 10 is open for submissions! This means that if you have an idea for a unique, fantastic, handmade item that you would like to donate to Desert Bus 10 now is the time to let us know!

Details on the submission process can be found here.

All submissions must be received by June 30, 2016. Please expect a 1-2 week response time.

Here are some examples from the Desert Bus 9 craft-along:

0071_01_CheeseburgerBackpack 0067_01_DBLeatherMap 0076_01_boodiddlyblanket_001 0036_02_MarioCatBed

We can’t wait to see what your wildly creative geeky minds come up with!

January 19th, 2016 11:05 pm
Posted by: Kara

bill

Today we lost a dear friend and founding member of Desert Bus for Hope, Bill Watt. We mourn his passing deeply and wish strength to his family and friends as we navigate our shared grief.

LoadingReadyRun has posted a tribute on their website, which you can read here.

Personal tributes have also been written by Jer and Ash.

Words are insufficient in these moments so, please, hug someone you love. Find a way to celebrate the gift of life. In doing so you will also be celebrating our friend and a life lived loudly, authentically, and unmistakably, Bill.

Love,
The Desert Bus Team

November 21st, 2015 1:04 am
Posted by: Kara

THANK YOU

As of the end of bussing this morning, we had raised $676,883.57 and had achieved a lifetime total of $3,112,329.72. This is more than we had ever thought possible. Thank you, from the bottommost depths of our hearts. You are, indeed, the most generous community we know.

We did it.

November 20th, 2015 11:31 pm
Posted by: Tim

During Paul’s shift, we challenged the community to create artwork of Paul’s Pathfinder character, Oknarok. Here’s the winning submission, from Xeno_Striker:

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And, here’s some of our honorable mentions…

By Rose Nightshade. By Armiyana. By Skylar (AllegroSky). By Mike Antrim. By Eric Johnson.

Check out the rest of the community’s submissions after the jump.

oknarok Kaospyri image1 Xtine oknarok NobleShell HobgoblinGoesEep Josh Pearce Hobgoblin ThorinsBlade Oknarok Julian oknarok Teangeolai Oknarok Eric DeLeon Oknarok submission CultistRat woo2 SidewinderSky PaulArt Mel oknarok Indigo pirateforpaul All Mankind OKNAROK JamesLees Ocknoroc DB Vorox4 IMG_20151120_215733 WalkingOnStrings