Brent loves these sort of things, so to make him happy, we’ve decided to tweet and post this. And he was kinda irked that the last awards show, we started like a week before the show and never talked about it. So here… Help Brent win a shorty. If he gets a shorty, he’ll do something stupid at the awards to make it worth your while, and film it.
You might have seen this posted on the minecraftforums.net on their main page, or maybe even you are a subscriber to the dead workers party youtube channel. Or just maybe you follow us on twitter.
If not, take a few minutes and watch the first 2 episodes (maybe even 3 by the time you read this —- hopefully not 4 or 5.. but even so.. just watch!) of our new series, SHIPWRECKED!
It has been a fun series to film, and we aren’t actually done filming yet. We probably have another night to film and this could end up being one of the longest series we’ve done so far.
We were trying to keep them to 10 episodes, so we could get to new content faster, because we feel that’s what people want to see. Let us know! Do you like longer series? Do we just need to start putting more than one out at a time? How are you liking the content?
Here at the Shaft, and Dead Workers Party studio, we get wrapped up in our own little world trying to create content for you. One thing that we have dropped the ball on is getting in and supporting these great events, so we’re jumping in 2 feet on the MineThon.
Child’s Play is this generations charity. Games for Kids. Now that’s awesome. Here is more about Child’s play from their site:
Here’s The Deal
Since 2003, we’ve set up and organized Child’s Play, a game industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with toys and games in our network of over 70 hospitals worldwide. Over the years, you as a community have answered the call and come together to raise millions of dollars.
Child’s Play works in two ways. With the help of hospital staff, we set up gift wish lists full of video games, toys, books, and other fun stuff for kids. By clicking on a hospital location on our map, you can view that hospital’s wish list and send a gift.
Child’s Play also receives cash donations throughout the year. With those cash donations, we purchase new consoles, peripherals, games, and more for hospitals and therapy facilities. These donations allow for children to enjoy age-appropriate entertainment, interact with their peers, friends, and family, and can provide vital distraction from an otherwise generally unpleasant experience.
So this weekend, we will be donating some prizes to MineThon, and our time, and our stream. We are also going to be trying to get everyone we know involved with it to make this a really special event.
Please join us this weekend as we get ready for the Holidays, and as we think about the kids out there who are not going to be having a great holiday, and let’s do what we can to change that.
Not sure if we said that enough. We are back at the studio in good ol’ Huntsville, AL putting out new content such as, GRANDMA’S BIRTHDAY! But we can’t thank Mojang enough for such a great event at Minecon, and just making the game in general, and of course getting us to host a panel at minecon, and all of you who attended and filled up the room! It was truly amazing. I thought I was going to tear up a bit at the standing ovation you gave us! It was the most fun weekend in my entire life. Getting to meet you all and spend time with you even for the few minutes for some, and for drinks and dinner with others. It was absolutely amazing. Thank you!
So, now that we are back, I’ve got a ton of stuff to do at my day job, so I’ll be absent from the internetz while I get this stuff done for some dec deadlines, but I’ll try to get more posts out here, and on my blog: http://www.brentcopeland.com and of course, GO SUBSCRIBE to our youtube channel so you know when the next episode is coming out of one of our series!
Holy HELL! We are so excited here at the shaft and can’t wait for Minecon!! Just 2 days and we head off to Las Vegas.
We are SOOOO thrilled that the Shaft was chosen as one of the panels! We didn’t think we’d actually get a live time to podcast, but are so honored that we did. Thank you so much Mojang!
We got our schedule from the AWESOME Minecraft Chick! So we will be having a panel on Saturday at 2:45-3:45! We won’t be streaming out live, but we will definitely record and put it out on the feed asap.
We will also have some hats (Wolves & Pigs) to give away at the LethalDrive booth, so come by and see how you can enter to win one of these awesome hats! We will be hanging out there most of the weekend, so if you are looking for us, come find us at the booth!
Also, we wanted to thank TypeFrag.com again for hosting the pre-minecon panel. We got to bring A LOT of awesome Minecraftians together for a round table and get to record it, and they gave away 2 minecon tickets. It was truly an awesome night. Thank you all that were involved! We will release the audio on wed before we get on the plane.
So, if you are going to Minecon! Be sure to be at our panel:
The Shaft Podcast Live Recording Saturday, 2:45-3:45pm Palm B
Or something like that. Anyways.. I wanted to let folks know about some videos that you may never have seen of ours. We have our uStream service which we use every Sunday to stream out our shows, but we also are starting to use it for impromptu let’s plays.
Most of these lets plays are fairly off the cuff, so we might not air them on the DWPN youtube channel. SOOOO! Feel free to go the ustream channel and check out more!