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Felicia Day Discusses End Of ‘The Guild’, #TableTopDay In Reddit IamA

Geek and Sundry recently announced its second year of programming , and one of the major announcements was International Tabletop Day , an worldwide event dedicated to tabletop gaming. To help promote #TableTopDay on March 30th, Felicia Day has taken to Reddit , where she has offered answers on a wide range of subjects . Read More... //

‘The Guild’ Announces New Season (its Sixth) Coming to YouTube!

The Guild has a history of making big announcements at Comic-Con. Back in 2009 the cast of the original web series conceived of and created by Felicia Day about a group of massive multiplayer online roleplaying gamers whose relationships evolve from virtual to IRL dressed up in their avatars’ outfits to introduce the music video Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?  and Wil Wheaton as a very special Guild guest star . In 2010, the The Guild went Bollywood with the release of another standalone music video Game On . In 2011, there was the reveal of that licensing deal with Jones Soda . And in 2012, Day and company announced The Guild would be back for another season. The sixth season announcement came at roughly 11:18AM Pacific during Day’s Geek & Sundry panel on Saturday, July 14 from San Diego. The most noteworthy part of the announcement (aside from the fact that it was made), was the absence of Microsoft. MSN has been The Guild ’s non-exclusive distribution partner since the media company and online video destination picked up program for its second season way back in 2008. But all the communication coming out of Comic-Con indicates the new season will be released later this year on YouTube via Day’s Geek & Sundry channel (which is part of that $100 million YouTube Originals Initiative ). In more YouTube-related Day news, the actor and writer revealed during the Q&A portion of her panel that she’s always wanted to be in a video created by special effects guru Freddie Wong . Once Wong caught wind of the news on Twitter, he let Day and the internet know it will happen (and Day didn’t even have to create a pitch video ). Stay tuned. Visit Tubefilter for more great stories. //

Video: Which Geek Icon Is Next for 'The Guild'?

Season 5 of the web series The Guild has proved itself to be a geek-friendly cornucopia of pop culture. With the many, many geek celebrities that have appeared thus far this season, the bar is set pretty high for the next major Guild guest star. So who will be the guest in The Guild season 5, episode 11? //

'The Guild': Richard Hatch, Neil Gaiman cameo in new episode -- watch it

Video: Season 5 - Episode 7 - Downturn The action at Megagame-o-ramacon continues in the latest episode of "The Guild," with cameos by a couple of sci-fi icons thrown in.Author Neil Gaiman -- held hostage by the demands of Zaboo's (Sandeep Parikh) Seat Savers Network -- original "Battlestar Galactica" star Richard Hatch and Erin Gray ("Buck Rogers in the 25th Century") all make appearances in the episode, which debuted online Thursday (Sept. 8) and which you can see up above.(Highlight of the episode for us: Watching Vork (Jeff Lewis) lose his mind in the presence of Gray's character.)Meanwhile, Codex's (Felicia Day) ongoing dilemma about whether she should quit the game and the Guild continues ("I hate being an adult!") -- although she puts off making a decision so she can try to fix one of Tinkerballa's (Amy Okuda) problems. What do you think of the episode, and... //

Video: Watch Episode 5.6 of 'The Guild'... With Nathan Fillion!

Season 5 of The Guild -- one of the Internet's most popular and successful series -- has taken its cast away from the comfort of their home monitors and into the wilds of the convention world. The first five episodes covered everything from Internet memes to travel problems, from hotel logistics to Con lines. What could possibly be next? Well, according to episode 6 of the season, the next logical step is the presence of a huge, nerd-friendly celebrity. Like, say, Nathan Fillion. There may not actually be any bigger stars in the geek convention world. So it does make sense for the actor to show up in the newest Guild episode, "Revolving Doors." //

Nathan Fillion Guest Starring on Web Series The Guild!

Nathan Fillion’s (Castle) latest foray into geekdom will soon be available for our viewing pleasure! The King of Nerd is a guest star in this week’s The Guild, season 5, episode 6, "Revolving Doors."WTF is The Guild, you ask? It's is a web-only series about a group of nerds obsessed with the same video game. While the misfits can spend countless hours banging out demands on their keyboards to one another, when they meet in real life — and have no clue how to relate... //

Sean Becker on Directing ‘The Guild’: “I Almost Said No”

From Sandeep Parikh to Felicia Day, The Guild has launched careers for a number of its actors, but it has also created work for the people behind the camera. Sean Becker, the series’ Streamy Award-winning director since season two, is one such case. Becker is a rare but increasingly common case of a person who, for basically his entire career, has worked in new media. The Guild , whose fifth season officially premiers on the web on July 26, is probably his most high profile credit, but Becker has lots of plans and projects. "It’s been crazy lately," Becker said in an interview. "I’m keeping busy and couldn’t be happier. And I’d rather have that then not be busy at all." Read More... //

‘The Guild’ Season 5, Comic-Con, Honeybadger and Jones Soda

The Guild panel at Comic-Con is about as close as the web series world has to a Steve Jobs keynote. The annual tradition packs the Indigo Ballroom at the San Diego Hilton with 1600 or more teeming Guild fans ready to see what rabbit Felicia Day and company have to pull out of their hats as a new season gets under way. The tricky part is their jaw-dropping previous years’ surprises set a bar even themselves would have a hard time besting. Who can forget two years ago when the cast strode out in full Guild avatar costumes to debut their mega-hit—17.5 million views and iTunes best-selling—music video, "Do You Wanna Date My Avatar?" followed by Wil Wheaton himself announcing his addition to the cast. Read More... //

The Guild Season 5 Cameo Up for Auction, $1,625+

Felicia Day is bringing back her hit online web series – about what happens when a crew of hardcore gamers drop the virtual and meet one another in reality – for the Summer of 2011. The Fifth Season of The Guild will debut on longtime distribution partner MSN, is sponsored by longtime supporters Sprint and Microsoft, and will feature a first-time cameo from one lucky fan with a soft spot for the arts and cash to donate. Day and company are auctioning off a guest spot as an extra in an episode in Season 5 of The Guild . "The winner will be called out by name by a major cast member and featured in likeness," Day told me over e-mail, "So it’s a lovely cameo opportunity." Interested individuals bidding on this background acting gig can also feel great about where their money is going. 100% of the proceeds will be benefit The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, an organization that donates "both new and refurbished instruments to school and after-school music programs that lack the resources to keep up with equipment loss due to attrition, depreciation and wear over time, and to accommodate students on waiting lists or who have to share instruments." "I used to volunteer for that charity because I was a classical musician before becoming an actor," Day explained. "We wanted to do something this season and we had a featured role come up that was a perfect opportunity." The auction’s received 50 bids(!) so far and is up to $1,625(!) with still a day left to go. Guild fans with a disposable income who want to put musical instruments into children’s hands should get their bids in soon. //

‘The Guild’ Renewed by Microsoft for Season 5

Guildies the world over can now breathe a sigh of relief. After months of debate over the cliffhanger-y end of season 4, Microsoft officially announced today that season 5 of  The Guild  is indeed going to be a reality and that the show will return to Xbox Live, MSN Video and the Zune Marketplace during Summer of 2011, sponsored by Microsoft and Sprint. "I’ve never been more excited for anything. Take that Christmas 1989," exclaimed show director Sean Becker (several exclamation points have been removed in editing). "I’m really excited for the renewal of season 5. I think this decision could really turn Microsoft into a household name." All joking aside, with season 5,  The Guild  continues to hold on to it’s rep as the "Gold Standard" of web series, often used by content creators as a guide and inspiration for how to successfully launch, extend, and build a community behind a property on the web. With over 100 million views and truckloads of awards under its belt,  The Guild  train is running full steam and showing no signs of slowing. "Every season has had a different style and sensibility. That has been on purpose," explained show creator Felicia Day to us via e-mail. "We’re always exploring different aspects of our characters. This season will be no different!" "Every season we look to raise the bar on this world Felicia has created and this season is no different," continued Becker. "The convention based story line will allow us to take these characters further out into the unknown (meaning away from their computers), which will be new to us as well on the production side. I look forward to personally exploring this new environment as well as seeing the characters interact in it. It’s going to be a lot of fun, and by fun I mean extremely hard work." Added Felicia: "Expect more characters, more color more…fast quips! I’m not sure, let me write the season first." //