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November 14, 2019, 5:29 pm
Posted by: Tim

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We’ve got just one Silent Auction left. Yep, what we have left in Silent Auctions is a piece of paper, a DBloon, and our eternal gratitude. If this is of interest to you, you can bid now on our last Silent Auction…

Just think… if you win this prize, James will eternally refer to this year’s afterparty as “The Desert Bus for Hope 2019 Afterparty, Sponsored by (Your Name)”! And, just to clarify… we’ve got the party planned out already, so despite the name, all of your donation is going to Child’s Play Charity!

We’re running this Silent Auction until 11:00pm PST tonight. Remember, you’ll need to be logged in to your Donor Account to bid on silent auctions.

November 14, 2019, 5:00 pm
Posted by: Tim

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We here at Desert Bus for Hope would like to thank our founding organizing sponsor for this year, and every year’s event: LoadingReadyRun.

Founded in 2003, LoadingReadyRun started as a creative outlet for co-founders Graham Stark and Paul Saunders to fulfill their desire to make funny videos. Since then, LRR has grown into an internet comedy destination. Inspired in name and appearance by the Commodore 64 Home Computer System, LRR is a site run by (and for) geeks. They create videos and stream games because they love them, and they’re passionate about comedy. Today, they produce multiple live broadcasts, online shows, and podcasts, including: CheckPoint, Crap Shots, LoadingReadyLive, Road Quest, Qwerpline, CommodoreHustle, The Panelysts, and Friday Nights.

Thank you LoadingReadyRun for your continued support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 14, 2019, 4:04 pm
Posted by: Tim

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So, you’ve just been bit by a radioactive spider, or pig, or painting, or what have you and you are looking for something to decorate your new spider-cave? Look no further than this one-of-a-kind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Resin Painting. It’s the only one in the multi-verse guaranteed!

Drawing from Miles Morales’ iconic spider-suit from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, this 12in x 12in painting was made by painting a little bit at a time and carefully covering each layer in a thick layer of high gloss epoxy resin. The background is textured black and grey paint with the web detail painted in three dimensional “puffy” fabric paint to emphasize the 3D effect offered by the resin. The graffiti inspired text reads “What’s Up Danger?” from the Spider-Verse soundtrack occurring during one of the most visually memorable scenes of the movie. With no less than 5 layers, the painstaking layering of paint and resin gives painting a deep three dimensional effect while simultaneously being extremely shiny.

Donate $6.16 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this prize. We’ll run this donation drive until 5:00pm PST.

November 14, 2019, 4:00 pm
Posted by: Tim

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We here at Desert Bus for Hope would like to thank one of our returning prize sponsors for this year’s event: Codename Entertainment.

Codename Entertainment makes games because they love games. They are the award-winning studio founded in 2008 here in glorious Victoria, British Columbia. Crusaders of the Lost Idols is consistently in the Top 2% most played games on Steam, and has been a top game on Kongregate.com and ArmorGames.com since it was launched in July 2015. Crusaders has been played more than 35 million times across all platforms. Their latest game is Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms, an official free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons-based strategy game. Idle Champions has remained in the Top 20 free-to-play games on Steam, Top 100 Most Played Steam games by concurrent players, and racked up more than 3 million cumulative plays since it was launched in September 2017.

Thank you Codename Entertainment for your support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 14, 2019, 3:17 pm
Posted by: Tim

Roxley

We here at Desert Bus for Hope would like to thank one of our prize sponsors for this year’s event: Roxley Games.

Roxley Games specializes in games that are innovative, well-developed, and highly-polished. At Roxley, they pour their heart and soul into every game they have the opportunity to work on. Some board games you might have played recently that they’ve published include Dice Throne, Santorini, and Brass: Lancashire.

Thank you Roxley Games for your support of this year’s Desert Bus for Hope!

November 14, 2019, 3:12 pm
Posted by: Tim

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It wouldn’t be a call with Teller without a generously donated surprise lot! We’re running a donation drive for a collection of prizes that includes…

  • 4 tickets to either a live taping of Penn & Teller: Fool Us! or a Penn & Teller show at the Rio in Las Vegas in 2020.
  • 1 night stay at the Rio Las Vegas.
  • A souvenir gift bag.

Donate $12.04 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this prize. We’ll run this donation drive until 4:00pm PST.

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November 14, 2019, 2:52 pm
Posted by: Tim

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It’s Day 7 of bussing here at the Lunar Module and we’ve just about emptied everything out of the prize mines. There’s a few things left, though, and so, here’s what’s up for auction currently on the Silent Auctions page, lovingly crafted and donated by members of the Desert Bus for Hope Craft-Along community…

If you want to bid on these Silent Auctions, make sure you’re signed in to your Donor Account. Don’t have one? You can create on here on desertbus.org.

Act fast, because these Silent Auctions close at 4:00pm PST.

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November 14, 2019, 2:15 pm
Posted by: Tim

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By popular demand, we’ll be performing a live edition of Qwerpline tonight during Omega Shift!

Qwerpline started as a yearly gag on Desert Bus for Hope and has evolved into a comedy improv podcast published by LoadingReadyRun. In the podcast, Big G-Money (Graham) and A-Train (Alex) host a live morning radio show for the great town of Nsburg. They’re often joined by a rotating cast of characters, including traffic reporter Richter Hammockslam (Ian), Derek the Intern (Beej), and arts reporter Edith Slump (Kathleen). The podcast just wrapped up its second season.

Tune in tonight at 10:00pm PST to watch the hilarity live!

November 14, 2019, 2:10 pm
Posted by: Tim

Hey everyone, we made it to $650,000 raised during this year’s Desert Bus for Hope! Well done everyone! Thank you for your eternal generosity and support of this event – we can’t do this without you!

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November 14, 2019, 2:03 pm
Posted by: Tim

Penn & TellerComing up at 3:00pm PST today, Teller will be calling in to the Lunar Module to say hello!

Teller is an American magician, entertainer, actor, and author. Together with his partner Penn, Teller has performed since the late 1970’s. The duo, having been featured in numerous stage and television shows, currently headline in Las Vegas at The Rio. Penn and Teller are also notable as the original creators of the game Penn & Teller’s Smoke and Mirrors, the origin of Desert Bus. Teller can also be found on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, which has recently wrapped it’s 6th season on the CW.

Got a question for Teller? Tweet @DesertBus with the hashtag #DBTeller with your question and we may ask it on-air!