Posts Tagged ‘Ashton’
November 21, 2017 9:30 pm
Posted by: Jordan


Congratulations to IllustratedJai, the winner of Ashton and Johnny’s Horizon Zero Dawn challenge.

Special shoutouts to our honorable mentions, Torill, MaggieoftheNora and Space Potato. Find the rest of the entries past the break!


November 14, 2016 10:00 pm
Posted by: Kara

Ashton Cummings & Jamie Dillion

Driving: Monday, Nov 14 10pm – Tuesday, Nov 15 10am

Ashton Cummings

Driving since: 2012
Points: 4
Crashes: 1

Birthed from a series of tubes and forged in the crucible of chat rooms and comment sections, he left behind the School of Internet Wizardry to fortify the Desert Bus and embolden its allies.

It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:

His first memory of Desert Bus:
Bringing a vegetable platter to many sleep-deprived people at Desert Bus 1.

Favourite DB gif:


Jamie Dillion

Driving since: 2015
Points: 0
Crashes: 2

Hi! I’m Jamie Dillion; I’m a consultant and streamer, in my second year of driving the Desert Bus! I love video games, naps, and snacks. I’m a bit clumsy and a crybaby sometimes… but, I’m actually an agent of love and justice, Pretty Guardian Sailor Jam! In the name of the Moon, I’ll stay up all night driving a bus; dancing, singing, goofing, and raising money for the kids!

It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:

Her first memory of Desert Bus:
Chaos, singing, hats, and being warned not to have brick feet on the stairs or I’ll get a shame ticket. I don’t have a very good memory.

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 16, 2015 6:27 pm
Posted by: Jordan

We had some amazing submissions for Ashton’s art challenge, but in the end there can only be one winner.DB- transistor WingsOfTheLost

Our Winner is WingsOfTheLost!

Congratulations to our winner, and thanks to everyone who submitted entries. We’ll have them all for you below!

November 16, 2015 10:00 am
Posted by: Kelly

Ashton “HuggleZ” Cummings

Ashton Cummings

Driving since: 2012
Points: 3
Crashes: 1


Theme Song: Baby Got Back by Sir Mix-a-Lot

First Crush: Fugi

Why “HuggleZ”?
It has been my gaming handle ever since I was playing 4-person Warcraft 1 on a coax LAN back in the day, and was later co-opted to be my DJ name when I used to spin in high school and my early 20s.

How he feels about driving for Desert Bus 9:

When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:

  • At my computer, working on things for the next Desert Bus (and sometimes Child’s Play)
  • Taking photos
  • Doing sysadmin work for a number of webcomics, and a number of Electronic Arts websites
  • VERY slowly working through my Steam backlog
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November 18, 2014 11:11 am
Posted by: Jordan

I’m not sure if it came off on camera just how difficult a job it was to judge these entries. We couldn’t even give a shortlist to Ashton everything was just too good. I’m going to use not a lot of words and just let you see the insane quality of this art.Eric Johnson - Journey Fan Art


The rest are pictured below the break


November 17, 2014 10:00 pm
Posted by: Heather

ashton_lgAshton Cummings

Driving: Monday, Nov 17 10pm – Tuesday, Nov 18 10am

Driving since: 2012
Points: 1
Crashes: 1

Editors Note: Ashton is incredibly busy and did not fill out his profile information. So we had other people, who happened to be around the Lunar Module answer for him.

When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:
The bowels of engineering – Dix

Special Skills:
Ashton is as comfortable behind an ASCII keyboard as he is behind the wheel of the Desert Bus. Thankfully, his code crashes much less than his bus does. While not its biological father, he participates in the DB Chat in a combination Paternal/Management role, imparting all to “Work with Daddy”. At any rate, he can nod down any epic sax guy video, ten hours or more. – Ian

He’s a total geek for:
18th century Russian Faberge eggs – Thomas

Claim to Fame:
Travelled back in time and wrote “Baby Got Back” and he’s been trying to get it back ever since. He can also convincingly fake being South African. – Jordan

Biggest fear about Driving for DB8:
The Dark – Beej

If he was reincarnated as a fruit or vegetable he would want to be:
Durian – Alex

Favourite Cheese:
Head cheese – Johnny

Doesn’t want you to know he listens to:
Math Rap – Pika

His “moves like Jagger” are more like:
coding skills like Bill Gates – Mia

To prepare for driving the bus he is:
He is eating a bus load of pizza. – Simon

What symbol does your superhero cape have on it?
An “A” made of lightning bolts. – Kelly

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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