Posts Tagged ‘Sponsor Thank you’
November 19, 2020 4:45 am
Posted by: Matthews

We here at Desert Bus would like to thank a new prize sponsor for this year: SpecialKolin!


SpecialKolin is a Florida-based photographer (and an esteemed member of our comms team this year!). He picked up his first “real” camera in 2007, has been in the photography business for the past decade, and can’t see himself doing anything else. His primary specialty is photojournalistic wedding and event photography, but he also enjoys automotive and commercial photography.

Thank you, SpecialKolin, for your support of Desert Bus For Hope!

November 18, 2020 8:39 pm
Posted by: Nina

We at Desert Bus would like to thank a returning prize sponsor this year: M. Lee Lunsford! M. Lee Lunsford is responsible for illustrating our wonderful custom Desert Bus For Hope poster every year.

Speak of the Devil is an urban fantasy detective mystery comic set in the fictional city of Eidolon. The city is filled with various people, known as Balisks, Salir, Whisps, Fae, and Humans. We follow Sunday Blackburne, an investigator for hire who gets caught up in the conspiracies of this corporate run world, and fights against it from the underground.

M. Lee Lunsford, or just ‘M’ for short, is the artist and writer of Speak of the Devil. They have worked as a character designer, concept artist, and illustrator. Their previous comic Supernormal Step ran for 9 years, and can still be read at

We thank M. Lee Lunsford for their continued support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 18, 2020 4:28 am
Posted by: Matthews

We’re delighted to welcome Lone Shark Games as a sponsor for Desert Bus for Hope 2018!Loneshark

Lone Shark Games is a tabletop games and puzzle company founded by Mike Selinker and James Ernest. Based out of Seattle, the company is known for creating games such as Thornwatch and Apocrypha, puzzle-making guide Puzzlecraft, and the 2010 alternate reality Repo Man interactive puzzle, created in conjunction with Universal Pictures and Wired Magazine.

Thank you, Lone Shark Games, for all your contributions and support to Desert Bus for Hope 2020!

November 17, 2020 8:54 pm
Posted by: Nina

We at Desert Bus would like to thank a returning prize sponsor this year: Legacy Books Press!

Legacy Books Press

Legacy Books Press is a publisher based in Kingston, Ontario, specializing in non-fiction about history and Classics. They are dedicated to exploring those interesting corners of history (both modern and ancient) that tend to be overlooked, but still shaped the world as we know it today.

Thank you, Legacy Books Press, for your continued support of Desert Bus for Hope!

November 17, 2020 4:21 am
Posted by: Matthews

We extend a hearty thank you to one of our esteemed prize sponsors this year, Fiction Factory Games!

Fiction FactoryFiction Factory Games, owned by Stefan Gagne — developer of the award-winning classic Neverwinter Nights modules Penultima, elegia eternum, and the HeX coda. Author of more YA novels than we can count. And now, dabbling in visual novels and indie games. Because we didn’t have enough on our plate already.

November 16, 2020 8:43 pm
Posted by: Nina

We at Desert Bus would like to thank a new prize sponsor this year: Guildhouse Games LLC!


Guildhouse Games LLC is a community-driven tabletop gaming company that crafts entertainment meant to be shared.

No matter what game we are developing, playtesting, or promoting, our goal is always the same – create a fun, memorable experience that brings people together.

Thank you, Guildhouse Games LLC, for your support of Desert Bus For Hope!

November 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Posted by: Nina

We at Desert Bus would like to thank a returning prize sponsor this year: Codename Entertainment!


An award-winning game design studio located right here in Victoria, BC, Codename Entertainment makes games because they love games. Their titles include Egg Breaker, Bush Whacker, Crusaders of the Lost Idols (which consistently features in the top 2% of most played Steam games, and has been played more than 35 million times across multiple platforms), and Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms (which has racked up over 3 million cumulative plays and remained in the top 20 free-to-play Steam games since its 2017 release).

Thank you, Codename Entertainment, for your continued support of Desert Bus!

November 15, 2020 12:42 am
Posted by: Matthews

We would like to welcome Channel Fireball as a sponsor of this year’s Desert Bus For Hope. They channel fireballhave provided us with Magic goodies to pass on to all of you for this year’s run.

Channel Fireball is the home of free Magic strategy content, as well as an online retailer for Magic: The Gathering singles and accessories. They have been in the collectible card game market in one manner or another for over 15 years, and this year they are sponsoring Desert Bus.

Thank you Channel Fireball for your support this year!

November 14, 2020 7:22 pm
Posted by: Matthews

We at Desert Bus would like to thank a returning technical sponsor this year: PubNub!


PubNub was founded in 2009 in San Francisco, CA as a Data Stream Network for software developers to build realtime applications. They succeeded in making real-time message systems that allow for near instant communication for web and mobile apps. Today, PubNub powers thousands of realtime apps around the world, from innovative start-ups to globally recognized brands. They manage over 3 million realtime messages per second and 100 million devices per month.

It is thanks to PubNub that we are able to continually show you our live donation total. Thank you, PubNub, for your continued support of Desert Bus For Hope!

November 14, 2020 5:29 am
Posted by: Matthews

We at Desert Bus would like to thank one of our technical sponsors; Elgato!

elgato_full_logoThis year, our esteemed stream is powered by Elgato and their gear helps our workflow and better the quality of broadcasting. They have donated green screens, stream decks, lights, and more to our team to keep this virtual bus on the road, and heading towards Tuscon. Or Las Vegas.