You may have noticed we’ve only done one w00tstock this year. It’s certainly not for lack of demand–every time we announce a w00tstock show, we get an avalanche of e-mails and comments asking us to bring it to their town. But until Adam quits Mythbusters (as if!), Wil shuns acting (LOLno), and Paul and Storm turn their minds exclusively to event production (uh-uh), it’s just not feasible to tour with it on a regular basis.
Then the LED lightbulb went off above our heads: instead of just doing w00tstock as a bunch of small shows in theaters, why not do ONE BIG HONKIN’ ANNUAL MULTI-DAY w00stock FESTIVAL, and pull out all the stops?
That’s precisely what we’re planning to do. More specifically:
- Multiple full days (probably three) of geeks and music in a big, comfy indoor space that has wi-fi (you didn’t seriously think we’d ask you to put your iPad down in the grass, did you?)
- Performances and appearances by familiar w00tstock favorites and even MORE of the biggest bands, actors, comedians, writers, artists and other creators and performers from the geek/nerd and related universes, on a REALLY BIG STAGE.
- Other stuff that nerds love: panels, signings, a place for exhibitors to show off their cool crap, and space to gather and game.
But the w00tstock festival will not be a convention in the traditional sense. It will be a high-energy, geeked-out concert festival experience.
At its heart, a w00tstock festival will be a “normal” convention turned on its head: instead of spending all your time waiting in line for panels, you’ll have a guaranteed spot for the Main Stage performances, where a parade of the geek/nerd world’s best and brightest will do their thing like rock stars ALL DAY LONG for MULTIPLE DAYS.
We already have a pretty good idea of when (2nd half of 2012), and a number of possibilities for where, but we want to hear from you before we nail it down—and we want to know what your perfect w00tstock festival would look like. So please take a couple of minutes to answer the quick polls below to help the w00tstock festival goto AWESOME right out of the gate.