Posts Tagged ‘Desert Bus 2018’
November 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Posted by: Nina

Holy Bus, where did the time go?!

Join us in remembering some highlights from the final Alpha Flight of Desert Bus 2018!

We watched a rocket!

A test fire alarm almost frightened us out of the building.

Psychic detective Tabby and her trusty partner Pika were on the mysterious case of the dead body!

Yakety Sax crashed the bus!

We were serenaded by James.

Andrew was too sexy for his outfit.

Snorsh Lady and Hype-Man read us The Weagle-wocky.

Zeta AND The Dawn Guard came early!


We hit $625,000!

Thank you to everyone who has taken this journey with us, you make Desert Bus awesome! See you next year!

November 15, 2018 5:36 pm
Posted by: Nina

For our final Alpha Flight donation drive of Desert Bus 2018, we have a stunning Wyrmwood Gaming Dice Vault! Made from purpleheart wood, known for its distinctive variety of natural purple hues, your dice will be kept stylish and safe.

Interested in this beautifully crafted lot? Please donate $5.75, or multiples thereof ($5.75, $11.50, etc.) until 6:36PM PST!

November 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Posted by: Nina

There is less than an hour to go on the final silent auctions of Desert Bus 2018! See what’s on offer below!

Provide a keg of beer for the Desert Bus after-party! The high bidder for this lot will receive an official “Beer Provider” certificate, our eternal gratitude, and the satisfaction of knowing they helped get the Desert Bus crew tipsy (on something other than sleep deprivation) after a week of utter insanity. Currently sitting at $2696.90!


Do you harbour a deep desire for a chocobo of your very own, but have found they’re just too big? Drake Chocobo Ranch has the solution for you, in the form of Sable the House Chocobo, with a high bid of $1666.66!


Soft as Elven skin, and warm as the fires of Mount Doom, your little one will be as content as Hobbits at a feast bundled up in The Hobbit Baby Blanket, going for $600!


These auctions close at 6PM PST!

November 15, 2018 1:00 pm
Posted by: Tim

Six Mile Pub & Eatery logoWe here at Desert Bus would like to take a moment to recognize one of our very generous food and drink sponsors, Six Mile Pub & Eatery. As most of your know, a lot of the Desert Bus crew are stuck here for many MANY hours during the run and, as as it turns out, we need food and drink to survive (who knew, right?). We couldn’t make it through this event without the generous support of sponsors willing to provide us with the sustenance and energy we need!

Located at 494 Old Island Highway, Six Mile Pub & Eatery continues to be the “Living Room” and the “Dining Room” of the community, the Six Mile Pub has her reputation firmly rooted in the quality of her products and services.

Thank you, Six Mile Pub & Eatery, for your wonderful donation to the Desert Bus crew!

November 15, 2018 9:00 am
Posted by: Ash
The McElroys will be calling Desert Bus for Hope
on Thursday, November 15th at 11:00am PST


Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are the creators of My Brother, My Brother and Me, a weekly comedy advice podcast, as well as The Adventure Zone, a tabletop RPG podcast. These are just a couple of many the brothers do, often including their friends, family, and other special guests into the adventure. See the full list of shows at

Got a question for the McElroys? Tweet @desertbus with the hashtag #DBMcElroys and we might ask your question on-air.

November 15, 2018 6:00 am
Posted by: Tim

Humble BundleWe’re proud to welcome Humble Bundle as a sponsor of Desert Bus for Hope 2018.

Humble Bundle is a distribution platform that sells games, ebooks, software, and other digital content. Since Humble’s founding in 2010, their mission has been to support charity while providing awesome content to customers at great prices. From their beginnings offering game bundles, they’ve grown to include an online storefront, publishing, a monthly subscription service, and more.

Thank you Humble Bundle for your contributions and support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 14, 2018 5:00 pm
Posted by: Ash

The Doubleclicks will be calling in to Desert Bus on
Wednesday, November 14th at 7:00pm PST


The Doubleclicks are a nationally-touring, Billboard charting nerd band with a cello, a meowing cat keyboard, and songs about dinosaurs, Cats & Netflix, space, and Dungeons and Dragons. Their YouTube videos boast over 2 million views and have been featured on BoingBoing, Kotaku, The Huffington Post, and on NPR shows “Live Wire,” “All Things Acoustic,” and “State of Wonder.”

Have a question for the Doubleclicks? Tweet @desertbus with the hashtag #DBDoubleclicks and we might ask your question on-air.

November 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Posted by: Tim

Sendwithus LogoWe’re happy to welcome Sendwithus as a sponsor of Desert Bus for Hope 2018.

Sendwithus is an email platform that allows businesses to craft exceptional email experiences that drive growth. Their enterprise-level email content platform, Dyspatch by Sendwithus, helps organizations centralize the email creation, approval, and publishing process. They’ve been helping over 200 organizations craft exceptional emails since 2013.

Thank you Sendwithus for your contributions and support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Posted by: Tim

ToqueCateringLogoWe’d like to take a moment to thank our caterers, Toque Catering. As most of your know, a lot of the Desert Bus crew are stuck here for many MANY hours during the run and, as as it turns out, we need food and drink to survive (who knew, right?). While Toque isn’t technically a sponsor, we’d like to thank them anyway for bringing us healthy meals that keep us driving!

Located in Victoria, BC, Toque Catering provides a myriad of culinary solutions for events and gatherings big and small. From galas and fundraisers to gourmet boxed lunches, media events, weddings and seated dinners, they can assist with all aspects of planning. Their chefs will ensure each menu is perfectly tailored to accommodate each event’s style and culinary needs.

From all of us at Desert Bus, we’d like to thank Toque Catering for the wonderful food!

November 14, 2018 12:30 pm
Posted by: Ash
Molly Lewis & Ben Soileau will be calling on
Wednesday, November 14th at 2:00pm PST


Molly Lewis writes songs and plays the ukulele. She is a regular performer at W00tstock, participated in Jonathan Coulton’s January 2011 JoCo Cruise Crazy, and has toured multiple times with The Doubleclicks. In 2014 Molly wrote and performed an original musical, Thanksgiving vs. Christmas. She co-hosts a podcast titled “The Peanuts Gallery” with Thanksgiving vs. Christmas co-writer Josh A Cagan, and runs a successful song-based Patreon. For all things Molly, visit her site right here!

As for Ben,
He was brought across in 1228.
Preyed on humans for their blood.
Now he wants to be mortal again.
To repay society for his sins.
To emerge from his world of darkness.
From his endless forever night.

Have any questions for Molly & Ben? Tweet @desertbus with the hashtag #DBMollyBen and we might ask your question on-air.