The latest in w00tstock-related news: Adam Savage and Paul and Storm are coming to Boulder, CO to perform in a double-bill (oh-so-cleverly titled “Something or Other”).
Special bonus: our good friend and Bad Astronomer Phil Plait will also be on hand to…we dunno, to talk about something science-y or something; anyway, he’ll be there, too.
Saturday, October 23 – 7:30 pm
w00tstock presents: Something or Other, with Adam Savage and Paul & Storm
with special guest Phil Plait
Boulder Theater, Boulder, CO
NOTE: Admission is all ages, but some material may be inappropriate for younger children
Now, then…a few preemptive questions and answers:
Q: Will Wil Wheaton be there?
A: Unfortunately, no.
Q: Is this a “full w00tstock”?
A: No. Wil won’t be there, and there won’t be other guests besides Phil, nor short films, etc. This will be a more “straight-ahead” concert performance.
Q: Why won’t Wil be there/why isn’t this a full w00tstock?
A: There’s myriad reasons; let’s just sum them up with “because.”
(Slightly longer answer: we wanted to do a show in the Denver/Boulder area, and the logistics wouldn’t work for a “full” w00tstock this time around; but since the venue and date were available for Adam and Paul & Storm, we thought something would be better than nothing.)
Q: Then what’s with the “w00tstock presents” part?
A: Because w00tstock is presenting it, silly.
Q: If this show does well, does that mean you’re more likely to bring a real w00tstock to Colorado?
A: It sure won’t hurt! We’re not keeping score or anything, and this isn’t some sort of official test you have to pass; but it is true that we have a limited number of possible w00tstocks per year, and one of the primary determining factors for locations is perceived demand (or, in the case of places we’ve been, established demand). So this applies to anywhere, not just Boulder: strong attendance at a double-bill show like this (or “w00tstock Lite”, as some have been calling it)—and there will likely be more of these type of shows in the future—increases the likelihood of our bringing the full circus to town at a future date.
Can I bring my small child? He/she loves MythBusters!
A: Depends on the child, their maturity, and what you think they can handle, content-wise. As noted above, some material may be inappropriate for younger children. It won’t be a nonstop stream of cursing and obscenity; but there may be some adult themes and/or language. Caveat emptor. (If you’re unsure what to expect, seek out some YouTube performances from Adam and Paul & Storm from previous w00tstocks and judge for yourself)