Three years ago, nobody knew who Felicia Day was, except, perhaps, as that other redhead in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But what a difference a couple of YouTube videos can make.
Day is now the writer, producer, and star of The Guild, a comedic web series chronicling the misadventures -- online and off -- of players of a fictional massively multiplayer online role-playing game. In the three years since its debut, The Guild has scored over 46 million YouTube views, as well as juicy distribution deals with Microsoft and Netflix, and spawned two iTunes-topping music videos -- and even a comic book from Dark Horse. But best of all, says Day, is that "we're still making the show that I want to make."
A smart, charismatic woman with impeccable comic timing, Day has become a bit of a rock star within the geek community, a role model and sex symbol wrapped into one purple flannel. But what's it like balancing public and private lives in the online world? I caught up with Day at Gen Con 2010 to find out.