Friday, January 27, 2012

Live D&D Session With Celebrities....That I Never Heard Of...

I, as a corporate lapdog, got this email from Wizards of the Coast's PR company, and they told me that there is a celebrity D&D live show where you can watch a bunch of celebrities play D&D live.  It's a buck to sign in to the site, which I'm sure will be BLOATED with traffic.  Here's that email:

Hi Pete -
Ever wonder how different celebrity minds, like Zach Hanks or Dan Milano, would approach a D&D adventure? Here’s your chance to find out and donate to a good cause at the same time!

On Saturday, January 28th, Wizards of the Coast, DnDMelt and Satine Phoenix are proud to host the second annual CELEBRITY CHARITY DUNGEONS & DRAGONS GAME fundraising event to raise money for the Reach Out and Read program in Los Angeles. A slew of celebrities will come together to play the same Adventure, choosing from a short list of Characters all written by Celebrity D&D Writer: Keith Baker.

Each table will be videotaped and streamed live! By donating just $1, you and your readers can join the adventure from the comfort of your own home. You can access the live feed by going to Additional information can be found in the media alert below.  



On behalf of Wizards of the Coast

  *** MEDIA ALERT ***


Wizards of the Coast hosts yearly event at Meltdown Comic’s in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m.

4 tables of up to 6 celebrity gamers per table play the same D&D Adventure using Characters written by Celebrity D&D Writer/Gamer: Keith Baker.
Meltdown Comics Theater, 7522 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90046


Saturday, January 28 from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


DnDMelt’s CCDD event brings together a creative cast of Actors, Musicians, Writers, Photographers and Artist.

Reach Out and Read is a nonprofit organization promoting early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving new books to children and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud.

Donate: viewers can watch each adventure unravel via live-stream for a minimum donation of $1 from 1pm-6pm. All proceeds will be added-up at the end of the event.

Choose 1 – 4 of the celebrity tables
Make a donation (Minimum $1) and retrieve a password via email
Login with Donation Password
Enjoy the live feed!

OK, now here's what I don't get. Who the hell thinks that Dan Milano and Zack Hanks are celebrities? If it was Vin Diesel, maybe I'd be down because I have a man-crush on the dude. Yes, I'd maybe fuck Riddick if I was drunk enough. Oh, and if I was gay. But still, I had to look up who the hell those two dudes are...and when I did, I confirmed that not only are they not really celebrities, one of them is a puppeteer for the most amazing show ever, Robot Chicken, and the other is a video game voice actor. It also appears he played some cameos on some TV shows, too.

But seriously....I am only mentioning this because I haven't put anything on the blog for a minute and this might be interesting because having a Robot Chicken guy playing D&D, and IN CHARACTER, might well be funny as hell.

Plus, it's for charity.

So, if you're interested, you're officially invited. By Ms. XXXXX XXXXX from Wizards' PR company. And she sounds REALLY exotic...that name has me turned on, just a little.

If I were Robert Florence (and I wish I was, sometimes) you'd now be hearing the Ooh Zaa Ohh bit.

The Management


Mblack said...

Well who in the hell are Dan Milano and Zack Hanks ?

Anonymous said...

Look them up on IMDB. One I've never seen before, the other I vaguely remember seeing on a TV show once.