Posts tagged the shaft
Posts tagged the shaft
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?
Oh yeah.. and have you subscribed yet?
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!
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!
We’ve had a lot of fun with the Mars Mission by RSMALEC and we hope that you’ve had a chance to watch some of the videos we’ve created from it.
We’re going a step further than our previous let’s plays and giving a bit of a cinematic quality to them. Let us know if you like how we’ve been doing the new ones.
And if you haven’t been watching them, here are the first 3!
Thank you all that have voted today, and seen our new video and produced minecraft content that we get to enjoy as well, and of course the whole Mojang Team who has created this game that was so incredible it sparked a microcosm that is now a megacosm and put us all together in the same room. Well as close as you can get separated by the array of tubez in the way.
Speaking of minecraft and being together… This weekend, on The Shaft, we’ll be talking with Paul Soares Jr again and see what he’s been up to since we last spoke with him and what he has planned for the future. Pretty sure we’ll slip in some minecon talk as well.
Join us at 3pm central on Sunday (Or earlier) for The Shaft, and be sure to vote for us daily for the podcast awards!
There are going to be a lot of great events at the DWPP, and so far, it’s turning out to be one of the biggest Cons we’ve hosted. [Click to see Full Schedule] Here is just a bit of what we have planned:
TF2 2v2: Pick your team mate and we’ll load up the server with Cyber-Punk and then the fun begins! Who knows.. maybe you’ll find a spy in the discotheque!
CP: After Dark - You know what that means. Some crazy TF2 action.
Rock Band - If we have enough teams, there will be a tourney. If not, just a lot of fun Rock band action.
Ruggbys Trivia - We’ll eat lunch on Saturday at Ruggbys, a local sports bar. They have a trivia system, so if you have an ipad or iphone, download the free NTN trivia app so we can have plenty of trivia boxes to go around!
SC2 - We’ll be running some Star Craft 2 events as well for people who have a copy of this game.
WizWar - Wes will be running his world famous WIZ WAR! Sponsored by @joehills
TFC - Robin Walker from Valve has given us 24 keys for TFC, so we’ll get an awesome 12v12 match going!
We Built This Town - Release Party & Birthday Bash to celebrate One year of THE SHAFT!
Minecraft Resource Gathering - The Makers Local 256 will be hosting a minecraft gathering tourney with software they built to keep track of everyone’s resources!
Board Games - All weekend long you’ll be able to play some of the board games you’ve never heard of. There’s always fun to be had with these gems.
Minecraft Build - We will have a server up all weekend long where you can go in and build to your heart’s content.
We hope that this sounds like a lot of fun, because I know we’re all super excited, and can’t wait for the first arrivals!! Which oddly enough are going to be some of our Canadian brothers and sisters. I guess they can’t wait to leave that country or maybe the Mounties have developed some incredible transportation system.
See you all in just a few days!
Over 6 months in the making, the DWP is finally releasing their video and song, “We Built This Town” Starring Minecraft Chick. The debut will happen during their 1 year celebration at the Dead Workers Party Party. Just a week away on October 8th at 7pm Central (GMT -6)
Be sure to tune in to the live stream at: http://www.deadworkers.com/live/ and see the music video aired for the first time.
Official Announcement: Lethal Drive is sending us to Minecon! We will be at their booth for a few hours during both days of the convention. And from what I have seen, the booth is going to be amazing! So be sure to stop by the Lethal Drive booth and say hi! We will probably have some shaft buttons to give away!
Another Announcement is that the Shaftlands is going to move to Lethal Drive’s top of the line servers and we have worked out a special deal for all the listeners of the Shaft! And you can take advantage of that deal today.
Go to http://www.lethaldrive.com/theshaft and order your server today! Use the coupon code ‘theshaft’ to get %25 off your first month’s rental!
We have also added them to the sponsors page for the DWPP because they are sponsoring our minecraft tournament where the winner will get a FREE 512MB server from Lethal Drive for 3 months with free mysql/debranding/managed plugins.
We look forward to working with them in the future and bringing more Lethal goodness into your Minecraft experiences!
So, Welcome to the Shaft family Lethal Drive! And thank you for sponsoring The Shaft and the DWPP.
Can’t really describe how busy we are here at the DWP. Eric is madly working on the video to have it ready for the 8th, and from what I have seen so far, it is going to be awesome.
We’re also working to get everything ready for the DWPP, which is becoming a challenge finding sponsors. I waited a bit late this year to start looking for sponsors, and now it’s coming down to the wire. May not be swag bags this year, but hopefully some cool prizes for some of the tournies.
But that’s really just fluff. The real deal is what is actually planned for the con. We’ve got the tentative schedule for friday/saturday worked up, and still trying to figure out what’s going on on Sunday. [Schedule]
Besides that, we have a Video series we’re finishing a rough cut for, which is due just a few days after the DWPP. Sounds like no one in the DWP is sleeping this week.
Not to mention, getting everything ready for the 2 shows on this weekend, and the 2 shows on the DWPP weekend.
Don’t take this as a BOO HOO HOO post. We love this. We want to do this 24/7 and are sick of regular jobs getting in the way. So if you hear another sponsor message during a show, just remember that if we can get to the point where we can quit our day jobs and do this full time, the flood gates will open and you will see so much content pour out of the DWP it won’t be funny.
Thanks for subscribing, and thanks for making everything we do worthwhile! Have a great week! And I hope to see you at the DWPP.