Posts Tagged ‘Wrap up’
November 15, 2019 1:04 am
Posted by: Matthews

Thank you!

Photo credit to Kolin Toney

Photo credit to Kolin Toney

Thanks to your unabashed generosity in donating and spreading the word, we raised a record-breaking $864,415.01 and bussed for 162 hours!

All of that is thanks to you! You all donated to the cause, tuned in to watch our shenanigans, posted about us on social media, wrote articles, and told your friends. You are the reason we can do this year after year. You amaze us every single year, and we cannot thank you enough.

While it may be another year until we start back up, that doesn’t mean we’re leaving you! For ongoing news during the year, check the blog here at, or follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. 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.


We’ll see you all next year…

November 10, 2019 6:59 am
Posted by: Matthews

Zeta tonight started with a literal bang, and the energy carried us through to not only add our 143rd hour to the total drive time, but hit…


And now, everything else you missed in Zeta!

Beej explained to the room why Ratatouille is the best mecha anime around. It was… Surprisingly plausible.

Zeta shared some recipes with the chat. Okay, so it was best grilled cheese recipes, but some of these were real bangers.

Keep Talking and Nobody Legos got a sequel in the form of Keep Crimping and Nobody Explodes:

The room shares media that they wish everyone would have a chance to experience:

Beej treated the room to quite a few wonderful songs tonight, but on Brian Wilson, the whole room joined in:

And those were just some of the highlights from tonight’s Zeta Shift! Keep watching to see what other shenanigans the crew get up to!

Remember, for the latest updates, stay tuned to You can also catch up on the latest #DB2019 happenings around the web…





November 9, 2019 6:41 am
Posted by: Matthews

Miss the first Zeta of the run? We’ve got you covered!

As is tradition, Zeta starts with a song, and some redecorating.

The night started with a crowd-sourced bedtime story to set the mood:

We all learned about Beej’s Desert Bus uniform:

Then it was time for a good(?) stretch:

Some overnight brain teasers to keep the mind fresh:

Zeta prepares for it’s first live auction in years, and BidBot decides to nap through it.

Cameron gives a motivational speech about punching sharks:

And at long last, Zeta live auction got underway for a beautiful Kingdom Hearts shadow box!


Remember, for the latest updates, stay tuned to You can also catch up on the latest #DB2019 happenings around the web…

November 16, 2018 2:34 am
Posted by: Tim

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Photo by Kolin Toney.



Thanks to the generosity of the entire Desert Bus for Hope community, we’ve raised $730,099.90, and bussed 160 hours for Child’s Play Charity!

To everyone that’s part of our community – our crafters, guests, 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, Twitter, and Instagram. 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 11, 2018 6:11 am
Posted by: Matthews

As always on Zeta, we had a calm, normal, totally-sedate shift. Here’s some of what you missed tonight.

We start the night with another round of Keep Talking and No One Legos.

TQ kindly broke out the nail polish and gave manicures to Cam and Ben

The run of “Ashdrew” the driver has come to an end. Long live Sanic. Oh wait. He crashed again. Long live Sora.

We had our first Ice Cream Cords of the run!

And finally we discussed how Desert Bus eats your memories, and what happens when you aren’t on shift doesn’t exist.

Keep watching for more hijinks!!

November 14, 2016 9:59 pm
Posted by: Jordan


Over the course of the Ash/Ashley shift we had two really awesome art challenges. First off Ashley challenged the chat for the continuing adventures of Buster and Jade and boy did you all deliver! Afterwards Ash wanted to see a potential movie poster for the Desert Bus Blockbuster, Ash Cubed! Taking our three Ash’s (Ash, Ashley, Ashton), the chat created some true AAA material.










Using a very similar donation style to the Bus King pageant, we had a giveaway that involved someone getting Goth-inspired makeup. Tally won that vote by a massive margin over the other contestants. I think Jer’s face though says it all:










The entirety of the evening however, was dedicated to the man we all know and love.











Ken Steacy brought the value late into the evening. From Spider-Man to Harry Potter, his veritable treasure trove of goodies kept the auction beacon spinning long into Night Watch. Entering in his usual extravagant fashion, Ken not only kept the donations coming but kept chat entertained with his stories for every single item. It is always a treat having Ken join us here at Desert Bus and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


November 13, 2016 9:55 pm
Posted by: Jordan

Ho boy was there a lot going on this shift. Between Live Auctions, Call-Ins and Giveaways the action never slowed down!

We started off with the live auction for the First signed copy of the Desert Bus 9 Photobook done by our very own Andrew Ferguson. Don’t fret though, we still have a Giveaway for this book up for grabs later in the run!

We restarted the Bus King Pageant for this year, and our winner spun into action to take the crown from Matt.







Matt used his art challenge in order to get the audience vision of a cover of Marvel’s Civil War….for Desert Bus! Our winner absolutely CRUSHED it.











Tally took bold new steps in her art challenge, using some drawings of the crew that she made, viewers had to make an animation! The difference is that we ALSO had a children’s competition using the same drawings to make a puppet show! Here’s a link to the relevant blog posts for the winners!











Jimmy Wong called in and it was such a great call! Answering some questions from the viewers Jimmy regaled us with his tales of being beaten at the Pre-Pre-Releases by Loading Ready Run.

He also gave us a lickability test on the new Commander 2016 set of Magic: The Gathering.









Tally debuted an A.B.C.’s of Desert Bus children’s book by reading it to the assembled crew of Desert Bus. The hardcover versions are ONLY available through Desert Bus prizes, but you can get your own softcover version right here!

November 19, 2014 2:59 pm
Posted by: Jordan

Good afternoon viewers, here’s what you might have missed this morning into early afternoon:



This…this was just odd. The GIF does not put into words how weird doing an interpretative dance to Barbie Girl is.

Matt toothpaste

Matt really wishes you’d stop taking his bussing toothpaste!

Kate sword

We gave away a FREAKING SWORD, and raised OVER $14,000 DOING IT!!!!!


The story that will NEVER die, this time we made it slightly more exaggerated. It was….interesting to be listening too.



November 18, 2014 3:01 pm
Posted by: Jordan


Ashton tried to take the hat balancing championship from Paul. We got to 14 before Paul’s wrath struck us down.


The Nekomimi ears continued to provide us with endless entertainment, and a fascination vision into Ashton’s mind.

ashton fed

We go to any length to feed our drivers…

James fed


Leonard spin

Our Octoplushie Leonard went for a spin


and we had a Straub call in, lucky guy getting a kiss from Jerry!

November 17, 2014 3:13 pm
Posted by: Jordan


So after we ROCKED our way to 2 Million Lifetime this morning, we started to get a tad bit silly.


This….this was terrifying to behold. The anglerfish is unbelievably well crafted, but is a scare at 10 AM!



Yeah, this happened…


Tara rocked in the walk off between her and Serge, and is now immortalized in GIF form. Welcome to Desert Bus Tara!


Being Kathleen’s shift, it wouldn’t be the same without some Caramell Dansen!