Posts Tagged ‘and Challenges’
November 21, 2013 2:24 pm
Posted by: Mike

It’s time for another

Donation Drive!


Donate an increment of $9.48 before 3pm for a chance to win
this stunning

Wasteland art print

hand-numbered (48 of 500) and signed by the artist, Barry E. Jackson

. . . . .

Meanwhile, don’t forget to get in those Embarrassing Stories! Remember: seventy (70) words or fewer, and try to keep them PG-13 please!

That contest runs until 2:30pm, so get them in to [email protected] quick!!



November 17, 2013 7:49 pm
Posted by: Mike

If you have an eye for icons, this might be the challenge for you. We need some Achievement icons for the following Cheevos, and we’d like you to help us out. The best designs for each one will go up on the Desert Bus Achievements page for all to see and enjoy.

  • Two Heads Are Better Than One
  • Saturday Morning
  • Ring-ding-dingeringeding!
  • Crash the Gates
  • Dog Catcher
  • We’re Helping!
  • Hot Swap


This year’s style is plain white on the blue background, but if you feel like throwing a little accent colour in there, have some fun with it!

Use this image as a background to create your cheevo-specific image.

Use this image as a background to create your cheevo-specific image. Click above to see the full-sized image.


Save your file as a png and send it to [email protected]! Good luck!


November 17, 2013 4:08 pm
Posted by: Mike

Attention warlocks, sorcerers, and thaumaturgists: Graham has challenged you to create Magic art based on the Billzmom Planeswalker! We are looking for either a whole Magic card, or the art by itself.

If you do go for the whole card, the casting cost, powers, and all that kind of stuff are up to you, but you’ll do well to have them embody the spirit of Billzmom and her Planeswalking powers.

Whosoever creates the best design wins a set of signed Joe Vollan token cards! Sweet!

The contest closes at 6pm, so get your entries in quick!

NOTE: We extended the deadline to 6pm due to the technical problems on our end. 



November 10, 2013 2:30 pm
Posted by: Kara

Hello everyone! As you may have noticed, many of our prize listings have now gone live on the website. If you hadn’t noticed this yet, you’re going to want to stampede off to drool over all the pretty things now. Go ahead, we understand. We’ll wait.


What did we tell you? SO many pretty things! We have roughly 300 prize lots this year to auction and giveaway. Not all of them are visible quite yet, this is just the start. There are more listings to come in the next few days, so keep coming back to the website to check for newly added items.

Schedules for live and silent auctions are also up, so feel free to start marking your calendars with the auction times you don’t want to miss. However, please note that until Desert Bus begins next Saturday, auction times are subject to change, so we recommend that you check back on Saturday morning to see whether any of the auctions you want to see or bid on have moved.

As before, in addition to our exciting live and silent auctions, we’ll be doing giveaways for donation drives, art challenges, writing contests and more, so stay tuned during the run for opportunities to win all kinds of amazing stuff! Our social media team also has a whole pile of sweet download codes for games and musical albums – they’ll be giving those away via our Twitter and Facebook feeds and the live chat.


While our Prize Mistress Tally has been hard at work in the prize mines, she has not been going it alone. We’d like to say a big thank you to Heather Dery, Jess Bell and Mannie Ross for coming in on afternoons, evenings and weekends over the past month to help Tally get the prize mines sorted and ready for Desert Bus 7. These ladies have been an incredible help in getting our prize listings ready for your viewing pleasure!







And a special thank you also to Lori Miller, who made us a fantastic prize mines hard hat. Safety first! Or at least second – the children are always first at Desert Bus, after all.

November 22, 2011 4:39 pm
Posted by: KingKool

We got a ton of entries for the Slow Down the Fangamer Race Contest, but only one can win, and after careful consideration, we picked this one from Emily. She wins a Portal sushi set.

Second place was awarded to this one by Oscelot, who wins a PVZ Repeater sculpture:

Here’s some of the runner-ups.