Posts Tagged ‘Alex’
November 15, 2016 10:00 pm
Posted by: Kara

Alex Steacy & Ian Horner

Driving: Tuesday, Nov 15 10pm – Wednesday, Nov 16 10am

Alex Steacy

Driving since: 2012
Points: 5
Crashes: 0

Alex is composed of a lightweight magnesium chassis driven by linear actuators and is protected by 22mm of chobham armor. At least he would be if that design wasn’t scrapped in favour of tin and rubber bands.

It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:

His first memory of Desert Bus:
Trying to play along from Toronto during Desert Bus 2. We didn’t score a point.

Favourite DB gif:


Ian Horner

Driving since: 2013
Points: 4
Crashes: 4

In 2010 Ian stepped onto the Desert Bus and found himself trapped in the bus, driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. Ian continues driving, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next shift will be the drive home.

It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:

His first memory of Desert Bus:
Remixing a version of “Re: Your Brains” from source material and Graham performing as Billy Mays.

Favourite DB gif:

October 21, 2016 5:47 pm
Posted by: Kara

Driver Schedule for Desert Bus 10

This year we’ve moved back to 12 hour shifts for extended discomfort and fatigue and we’ve got some shared shifts – but don’t be fooled! They’re not easier. Both drivers will be on camera the entire time, even if they’re not driving. All times listed in Pacific Standard Time.

Click on each driver’s name to learn a little more about them or see all profiles on our drivers page.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines.

Saturday, November 12
10am – 10pm: James Turner James
10pm – 10am: Jeremy Petter Jeremy
Sunday, November 13
10am – 10pm: Matt Wiggins Matt Tally Heilke Tally
10pm – 10am: Cameron Lauder Cameron
Monday, November 14
10am – 10pm: Ash Vickers Ash Ashley Turner Ashley
10pm – 10am: Ashton Cummings Ashton Jamie Dillion Jamie
Tuesday, November 15
10am – 10pm: Kara McLachlan Kara Kate Watt Kate Watt
10pm – 10am: Ian Horner Ian Alex Steacy Alex
Wednesday, November 16
10am – 10pm: Graham Stark Graham
10pm – 10am: Liz Smith Liz Tara Theoharis Tara
Thursday, November 17
10am – 10pm: Kathleen De Vere Kathleen
10pm – 10am: Brendan Dery Beej Johnny Blakeborough Johnny
Friday, November 18
10am – 10pm: Paul Saunders Paul
November 19, 2015 2:38 am
Posted by: Tim

One day, robots may rise and conquer the world. And just like us, they’ll probably want to kick back every now and then and play a video game. Hopefully one more interesting than Desert Bus, but we’ll see.


Or dance. That’s a popular option for robotic characters too.

Robots are a common theme on Alex’s tumblr, so we’re challenging the community to create their best gamer robot. The winner will receive this lot of Xbox One items.


Send your submissions to [email protected] with “Gamer Robot” in the subject line. We’ll accept submissions until 3:54 AM PST. Also, be sure to include with your submission the name or handle you’d like us to use on air should your submission win.

November 17, 2015 12:30 pm
Posted by: Kelly


Ken Steacy PublishingGuess whose back? That’s right Ken “Value Added” Steacy from Ken Steacy Publishing, of course.

For those of you new to Desert Bus Ken Steacy has been supporting us since the beginning. He is a member of the Canadian Comic Book Creator’s Hall of Fame, won a Shuster Award, and is Alex’s dad! He is best known for his work on NOW comics Astro Boy and Comico’s Jonny Quest.

Every year with Ken has been full of surprises and delight and we’re sure this year will be no different. We are thankful for Ken’s continued wonderful support.

November 16, 2014 10:00 pm
Posted by: Heather

alex_lgAlex Steacy

Driving: Sunday, Nov 16 10pm – Monday, Nov 17 10am

Driving since: 2012
Points: 3
Crashes: 0

When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:
Furiously scribbling stuff on my tumblr and screwing around on twitter.

Special Skills:

  • Treasure trove of peculiar information
  • Minimal sense of shame
  • High tolerance for psychological torture

He’s a total geek for:

  • Animation
  • Comics
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R
  • Robots
  • Airsoft

Claim to Fame:
I met Boba Fett one time

Biggest fear about Driving for DB8:
Errant lego bricks

If he was reincarnated as a fruit or vegetable he would want to be:
Bananas are healthy, hilarious, and radioactive.

Favourite Cheese:

Doesn’t want you to know he listens to:

His “moves like Jagger” are more like:
Trying to maintain balance atop active heavy machinery

To prepare for driving the bus he is:
Developing caffeine-impregnated clothing

What symbol does your superhero cape have on it?
The Toha Heavy Industries logomark

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November 13, 2014 5:00 pm
Posted by: Kara

Here are your drivers for Desert Bus 8!

You’ll notice that some shifts are shared. Both drivers will be present for the entirety of the shift. There are also 4 shorter shifts on Sunday to give some of our crew who have other Desert Bus work to complete during the run an opportunity to drive.

Click on each driver’s name to learn a little more about them.

Driver(s) Start Time End Time
James Friday, Nov. 14, 10:00am Friday, Nov. 14, 10:00pm
Beej Friday, Nov. 14, 10:00pm Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00am
Jer Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00am Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00pm
Ian & Johnny Saturday, Nov. 15, 10:00pm Sunday, Nov. 16, 10:00am
Kara Sunday, Nov. 16, 10:00am Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:00pm
Ashley Sunday, Nov. 16, 1:00pm Sunday, Nov. 16, 4:00pm
Liz Sunday, Nov. 16, 4:00pm Sunday, Nov. 16, 7:00pm
Ash Sunday, Nov. 16, 7:00pm Sunday, Nov. 16, 10:00pm
Alex Sunday, Nov. 16, 10:00pm Monday, Nov. 17, 10:00am
Kathleen Monday, Nov. 17, 10:00am Monday, Nov. 17, 10:00pm
Ashton Monday, Nov. 17, 10:00pm Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00am
Tally Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00am Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00pm
Matt & Cam Tuesday, Nov. 18, 10:00pm Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:00am
Kate Watt Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:00am Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:00pm
Graham Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10:00pm Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:00am
Paul Thursday, Nov. 20, 10:00am THE END