Posts Tagged ‘Desert Bus 2017’
November 24, 2017 12:14 am
Posted by: Tim



Thanks to the generosity of the entire Desert Bus for Hope community, we’ve raised $650,250, and bussed 158 hours for Child’s Play Charity!


To everyone that’s part of our community – our crafters, sponsors, volunteers, and most importantly, viewers like YOU – thank you from the bottom of our hearts for joining us on this ride. We can’t say enough that this all wouldn’t be possible without your support.

For ongoing news during the year, check the blog here at, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. You can also relive the greatest moments from this year’s run at YouTube and And, if you’re so inclined, you can donate to Child’s Play Charity year-round at their website. Until next time…


November 23, 2017 1:00 pm
Posted by: Tim

WyrmwoodWe welcome back Wyrmwood Gaming as a sponsor for Desert Bus 2017.

Wyrmwood Gaming is a small customer-focused company founded by three friends, whose mission is to deliver exceptionally crafted tabletop gaming accessories. They offer elegant deck boxes, dice towers, dice vaults, and more in an array of beautiful, natural, premium hardwoods.

Thank you Wyrmwood Gaming for your contributions and continued support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 23, 2017 4:36 am
Posted by: Tim

0135_001_BoosterCards! Magic: the Gathering! Booster packs! ALL THE CARDS!!1!

We’re running a donation drive for four boxes of Magic: the Gathering cards. This lot has three display boxes from Iconic Masters, Modern Masters, and Ixalan, with another Ixalan box thrown in for good measure.

Donate $5.04 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this prize. We’ll run this donation drive until 5:35am PST.

November 23, 2017 2:36 am
Posted by: Tim

0111_001_PinPin collectors! Looking for those limited pins from the PAX conventions to complete your collection? In this donation drive, you could win a collection of Limited Edition pins from the 2015 and 2016 PAX conventions (West, East, South, and Aus)!

Aaaand to sweeten the pot, James is throwing in three more exclusive pins: last year’s limited edition Desert Bus for Hope pin, the 15 years Penny Arcade pin, and the Chandra pin from the first PAX Aus. And, of course, as with all of this year’s giveaways, we’ll also include this year’s limited edition Desert Bus for Hope pin… the BUG SPLAT!

Donate $8.12 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this prize. We’ll run this donation drive until 3:30am PST.

November 23, 2017 12:54 am
Posted by: Tim

0137_001_SDCCMagic: the Gathering fans, we’ve got another lot of convention exclusives that you can win in this donation drive! This lot contains an SDCC exclusive set of five zombie planeswalkers. And, to sweeten the pig, this lot also includes a HasCon Yosei playmat, and a box of Ixalan cards to break it in.

Donate $7.16 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this prize. We’ll run this donation drive until 2:00am PST.

November 23, 2017 12:16 am
Posted by: Tim

DB11AutoIf you’ve been following along over the run, you may have noticed that, as in prior years, the talented Michael Lunsford has been capturing the greatest moments from this year’s run on the official Desert Bus for Hope 2017 poster! From the beginning of the run, to the live dance party, to the saga of Ben, and more, many great moments are there.

And, if you’re curious what’s what, the Video Strike Team has put together a helpful image map that links the moments shown on the poster to video replays on YouTube.

If you want to pick up a poster, or other Desert Bus 2017 items, you can head over to the LoadingReadyRun Store. Or, perhaps you might be interested in a t-shirt? The official Desert Bus 2017 t-shirt reprint run is available for pre-order on the Fangamer store. Not only are all these items really nice, a portion of all proceeds goes to Child’s Play!

November 22, 2017 10:51 pm
Posted by: Tim

0001_001_NESStarting now, we’re running a giveaway for a gorgeous wooden dice tray, crafted in the shape of an original NES. While it won’t actually play any old-school NES games, you can open it up and use the upper and lower sections as a dice tray. And, the classic brick-style “controller” will hold 10 casino-sized D6 dice!

Donate $10.85 (or multiples thereof) for a chance to win this prize. We’ll run this donation drive until 11:50pm PST.

November 22, 2017 10:05 pm
Posted by: Kelly

Wednesday, Nov 22nd 10 pm – 10 am

James Turner

Driving since: 2007

Points: 25

Crashes: 10

6’ Tall, Brown Hair, Brown Eyes. Attractive, but only in the eyes of those who love me. I have a scar on my right hand from playing with a SIM tool remover and one on my left leg from a trampoline accident in 1995. This one time I saw a bear.

James on Twitter

Ashley Turnerashley_lg

How many times have you driven the bus?: 3, this will be 4

Points: 0

Crashes: 3

Hi! I’m Ashley; during the not Desert Bus times of year, I work as a paralegal for the Province of British Columbia. My interests are my fur baby Jade (aka Tiny Jerk), bugging James as much as possible and Ironman. Prep your voices, Africa is coming!

Ashley on TwitterAshley and Jade (aka Tiny Jerk) on Instagram

November 22, 2017 10:56 am
Posted by: John

This vibrant Persona 5 resin painting would look stylish on any phantom thief’s walls or could be used as a gift to rank up with any of your confidants. Painted with multiple layers of coloured transparent resin, the closer you look into this painting the more complexity you see. With this painting of the Phantom Thieves’ fearless leader you’ll be ready to steal any heart!

Donate $5.99 or multiples thereof before 11:55am PST for your chance to win!

Click here for more details on this awesome prize!


November 22, 2017 10:00 am
Posted by: Tim

Driving: Wednesday Nov. 22nd 10am – 10pm


Kathleen De Vere

Points: 9
Crashes: 5
Driving Since: 2010

Things she’d like to do on her shift: “This year I’d like to add some mayhem and adventure to the afternoon shift. I don’t know what form this could take… competitive trivia, extreme music appreciation, discussions of PG13 fanfic. Nothing’s off the table. My definition of mayhem might not be the same as yours.”

I’m Kathleen De Vere, and I’m here to PARTY!


Memes I guess.