Posts Tagged ‘Ian’
November 14, 2018 6:02 pm
Posted by: Nina

If you’ve just tuned in, here’s what you’ve missed!

Ian sang karaoke.

James stood in for Ian on challenges (and regretted it).

Seth & Nick & Molly & Ben & Cori (otherwise known as Desert Bus Southcalled in!

We got a visit from TQ and Seamus!

Kathleen relinquished all responsibilities in favour of being a cat (bonus hygienic dab-sneeze).

Steve drove the bus!

We hit $495,000 (and a $50,000 shift total)!

Keep watching for more shenanigans!

November 14, 2018 1:30 pm
Posted by: Nina

Earlier today, Ian made himself Patriarch of the Weeb Clan, a Desert Bus Family Subsidiary.

In light of this, he has decided that for his art challenge, he would like a Desert Bus Family Mon (in black & white).

Send your creations as a JPG or PNG to [email protected] with the subject line “Desert Bus Family“ until 7:15PM PST!

Be sure to include the name you’d like to go by should we show your submission on air. The winner of this challenge will get a Desert Bus for Hope 2018 t-shirt!

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 15, 2014 10:00 pm
Posted by: Heather

Ian Horner & Johnny Blakeborough

Driving: Saturday, Nov 15 10pm – Sunday, Nov 16 10am

Ian Horner

Ian Horner

Driving since: 2013

Points: 2

Crashes: 1

When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:
Having just moved to Victoria, Ian enjoys unpacking in between doing graphic design, layout, and helping out LoadingReadyRun.

Special Skills:
Improv, playing the bass and kazoo, and inhabiting the empty bony remains of Skeletor.

He’s a total geek for:
Japan and Japanse Pop Culture. While anime is for dumbs, I’m a big fan of Lupin the Third and the UC Gundam series.

Claim to Fame:
I brew a pretty mean chilli stout.

Biggest fear about driving for DB8:
My biggest fear is that one of the oil sheiks of Qatar discovers Desert Bus, finds us entertaining, and decides to fund us into driving through to 2015.

If he was reincarnated as a fruit or vegetable he would want to be:
Daikon Radish. I’m big, white, and most people in the supermarket don’t know what to do with me.

Favourite Cheese:
Brie. ‘Nuff Said.

Doesn’t want you to know he listens to:
Polling Rank Of ’96 Japan Animation Theme Song

His “moves like Jagger” are more like:
Someone left the oven door open and the gas on high

To prepare for driving the bus he is:
Ingesting massive quantities of the spice “Melange” in order to become the Kwisatz Haderach and drive the Desert Bus like Shai-Hulud to glory!

What symbol does your superhero cape have on it?

Johnny Blakeborough

Johnny Blakeborough

Driving since: 2012

Points: 1

Crashes: 1

When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:
My full time job is supporting faculty, staff and students using technology at Vancouver Island University.

Special Skills:
Video conferencing in special guests. Waxing my moustache.

He’s a total geek for:
Films, technology, comics and board games.

Claim to Fame:
I run the Vancouver Island Short Film Festival, now in its 10th year, it is the longest running and best attended short film festival on Vancouver Island.

Biggest fear about driving for DB8:
That I will crash and not have a great excuse like “William Shatner was talking to me while i was trying to drive” like I had in DB 6.

If he was reincarnated as a fruit or vegetable he would want to be:
Rutabaga, why wouldn’t you want to be a rutabaga?

Favourite Cheese:
Pepper Jack

Doesn’t want you to know he listens to:
Taylor Swift

His “moves like Jagger” are more like:
your annoying cousin trying to break dance at the wedding

To prepare for driving the bus he is:
stress test my headphones

What symbol does your superhero cape have on it?
a dance break button

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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