Posts Tagged ‘Matt’
November 10, 2018 5:54 am
Posted by: Matthews

Matt has issued an art challenge to the chat.His overnight shift is taking it out of him, so he has started thinking about what he will do once he gets to escape The Chair. So that’s what he wants to see. Please send over your art showing what is next in Matt’s day! Napping? Diving into a giant pool of golden retrievers? Keeping hold of the controller, and returning to a 24 hour shift? Probably not that last one, but you show us!

Please email all entries to [email protected] with the subject line #freewiggins contest, and submit your image as a JPG or PNG, either as an attachment or a link that we can easily access. Also please let us know what name we should use for you should we show your submission on-air. The winner of this challenge will win a Desert Bus 2018 t-shirt!

This contest will end at 9:00am PST, so make sure to get those entries in!

November 18, 2017 8:52 pm
Posted by: Jordan

Congratulations to JoTyler for their winning Anime-style entry!

4 JoTyler

Rose Nightshade did two entries (one just for fun) and LoraR crushed it with color!

Thank you to all of our amazing artist for entering the art contest. Find the rest of the entries below the break! (more…)

November 18, 2017 10:02 am
Posted by: Kelly

Driving: Saturday, Nov 18th 10am – 10pm

Matt Wiggins

Years busing?: Yes
Points: 3
Crashes: 7
Since Desert Bus 10, Matt has been training long and hard, honing mind and body to the peak of human endurance. Now harder, faster, and stronger, he is prepared to tackle his biggest challenge to date – a five day trip to Disneyland.

After which he’ll show up to Desert Bus… Probably.

Matt on the TwitterMatt on Twitch

Kate Watt

Years busing?: Sooo many. 7 or 8. Never well
Points: 1
Crashes: 7

I am the chat’s mom. I provided the petri dish it all began in many years ago. I am Billzmom Plane Walker, Matron of Giants and I tell great stories. I’ve been practicing by driving the actual highway thru Tucson. ..only last week




November 13, 2016 10:00 am
Posted by: Kara

Matt Wiggins & Tally Heilke

Driving: Sunday, Nov 13 10am – 10pm

Matt Wiggins

Driving since: 2012
Points: 3
Crashes: 7

Matt was enrolled early in an experimental super-human program meant to train participants to the limits of human endurance. He emerged as the prime physical specimen you see today: able to do barely one unassisted chin up, and a top 50% finisher in his age group at the annual Sun Run.

It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:

His first memory of Desert Bus:
Paul and James talking about doing a charity fund raiser for Child’s Play, like, a year before we actually did one.

Favourite DB gif:


Tally Heilke

Driving since: 2012
Points: 2
Crashes: 5

She was a mild-mannered, all-Canadian girl… until the day she saw her family crushed in front of her by a crate of glitter tumbling from a speeding Michael’s truck. Through rainbow coloured tears she vowed to teach people to craft WITHOUT glitter, so such tragedy would never occur again.

It’s Desert Bus’ 10th year:

Her first memory of Desert Bus:
Me, to Jeremy, “Sorry, I don’t quite follow. You’re going to do /what/ exactly all weekend with your friends? Desert what? That game sounds terrible.”

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 17, 2015 2:00 am
Posted by: Kelly

Matt “PotsTheDog” Wiggins

Matt Wiggins

Driving since: 2012
Points: 2
Crashes: 6


Theme Song: Girl from Ipanema as performed by Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto

First Crush: Elisha Cuthbert

Why “PotsTheDog”?
Pots was a secret character that you could unlock in Jet Grind Radio, a favourite game of mine in my teens. He was a blue Boxer? on rollerblades, who wore 3D glasses. I thought for, like, a year that I had spelled the name wrong, though (I thought it was Potts for some reason) but never bothered to look it up. It is actually Pots.

Pots the Dog

How he feels about driving for Desert Bus 9:

When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:
There is a roughly equivalent chance that I will be running around Vancouver, or playing Destiny.

November 18, 2014 10:00 pm
Posted by: Heather

Cameron Lauder & Matt Wiggins

Driving: Tuesday, Nov 18 10pm – Wednesday, Nov 19 10am


Cameron Lauder

Driving since: 2013

Points: 2

Crashes: 0

When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:
Cameron is a machine for turning coffee into swiftly deleted tweets. Now that he is taking time off from school, he has much more time to drink coffee and mask deep insecurity with unpleasantness.

Special Skills:
Cameron has a skill set that is as highly evolved and non-transferable as an orchid-pollinating wasp. He cannot sing or dance, but if you can develop a challenge that matches his combination of english lit and theoretical chemistry-based knowledge, have you considered a lucrative career as his employer?

He’s a total geek for:
Cameron has recently nerded out super hard over Battlestar Galactica, Twin Peaks, Avatar, and Korra.

Claim to Fame:
I have managed to convince several people that I am a person instead of an enormous terrified rat king wearing a trench coat and shoes.

Biggest fear about driving for DB8:
The possibility that love is not enough.

If he was reincarnated as a fruit or vegetable he would want to be:
A forgotten banana in the back of the freezer

Favourite Cheese:

Doesn’t want you to know he listens to:
VNV Nation

His “moves like Jagger” are more like:
Denethor falling of the Tower of Ecthelion while on fire

To prepare for driving the bus he is:
Pretending that Desert Bus is not happening. This isn’t happening. This isn’t happening.

What symbol does your superhero cape have on it?
A pale blue dot


Matt Wiggins

Driving since: 2012

Points: 1

Crashes: 6

When not at Desert Bus, he can be found:
Running, in the gym, drinking a beer, playing a video game, or producing a videogame (not necessarily in that order)

Special Skills:
I am generally pretty accomplished at presenting an outward appearance of surliness.

He’s a total geek for:
Comic books (of the modern, super-hero variety, especially Marvel)

Claim to Fame:
I can fold my tongue into a ‘w’


Biggest fear about driving for DB8:
That upon waking the day after the event is over, I will find that it is Friday Nov 14 again, and I am stuck in some sort of unending, inescapable Groundhog Day-esque time loop.

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

Favourite Cheese:
Cheddar. Old.

Doesn’t want you to know he listens to:
Lady Gaga – Telephone (feat. Beyonce)

His “moves like Jagger” are more like:

To prepare for driving the bus he is:
Crying gently into a pillow, while curled in the corner of my room

What symbol does your superhero cape have on it?

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