LRR Con Recap

LoadingReadyRun Con! Photos by Andrew Ferguson (www.goldengod.net)

 

What started as a chance for the LoadingReadyRun crew to “hang out and play games with our fans” turned into LRR Con, a convention with multiple panels and events spanning 3 days at the Seatac Doubletree.

The hundreds of attendees spent their time in Magic tournaments, watching LRR sketches on a big screen, competing in geeky trivia, and being entertained by musicians and improvisors. When not taking part in a scheduled activity, they got to hang out and play games with LoadingReadyRun. Everyone seemed to have a fantastic time!

Find more pictures from the event on the DammitLiz Facebook page.

LoadingReadyRun Con!

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LoadingReadyRun has been providing us with fun videos for over 10 years, and now they’re going to provide fun for your faces and bodies live and in person!

In addition to working with LoadingReadyRun on the first ever LRR Con (held at the Doubletree Hotel in Seattle, WA on May 10th!), Dammit Liz Productions will be producing the evening show featuring amazingly talented people like Kris Straub, Kyle Stevens, nerdy improvisers, The Doubleclicks, and members of LoadingReadyRun themselves! The show itself is worth the price of the convention, but the fun doesn’t stop there. The convention also includes a gaming room, a LoadingReadyRun panel, a chance to meet your fave LRRers in real life, great merch, and other surprises!

Find out more information at LoadingReadyRun.com.
Grab your ticket for only $25.
Book a hotel room at a special rate so you can join us by the bar Friday evening before the con starts!

2nd Annual Dammit Liz Holiday Special!

The Dammit Liz Holiday Special [#lizmas]

Join us for this second annual event, December 2nd at the Triple Door in Seattle. A musical and comedy event celebrating the holiday season with merriment and laughter. An all-ages show! Holiday cosplay strongly encouraged.

Doors at 6:00pm – Show at 7pm

[Tickets]

Host:

Graham Stark

Confirmed special guests:

The Doubleclicks

Kyle Stevens

Joseph Scrimshaw

Super Guitar Brothers

Mike Selinker

Graham Stark Holiday

Our host, Graham Stark, is a member of the internet sketch comedy group, Loading Ready Run. For the past 10 years they have created videos to entertain the masses. Through his company Bionic Trousers, Graham has worked as video director and producer on such projects as Penny Arcade’s Strip Search and Cards Against Humanity’s Deathmatch. He can be found on twitter as @Graham_LRR.

The Doubleclicks

The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters — Angela and Aubrey Webber — who sing about Dungeons & Dragons, dinosaurs, and Mr. Darcy. They play cello and ukulele. They have been called snarky, geeky, and sweet. Their latest album, Lasers & Feelings, includes songs about Mars Curiosity, meeting people on the Twitter, and their emotions. The Doubleclicks tour the country regularly, playing at game stores, comic shops, and conventions, and have shared bills with Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm and Wil Wheaton. Photo by Jessie Kirk

Kyle

Kyle Stevens is the frontman and songwriter for the Seattle based nerd-rock band, KIRBY KRACKLE; a band who writes specifically about comic books, video games, pop-culture, and things that are awesome. KK has spent the past 4 years touring comic cons all over the US and Canada, and just this last April completed their second tour of Australia as part of the multi-media entertainment expo, Supanova.

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Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian, writer, and squirrel enthusiast. He’s brought his geek-flavored comedy to w00tstock,  SF SketchFest, Jonathan Coulton’s JoCoCruiseCrazy, and more. He’s written for RiffTrax, the radio show Wits, and an episode of Getting On With James Urbaniak. Joseph’s podcast Obsessed has been featured as a “Staff Favorite” on iTunes. His latest comedy album is Flaw Fest: a comedy show about horrible human flaws with a bonus music album of songs inspired by the show. Featuring music from The Doubleclicks, Molly Lewis, John Roderick, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, Mike Phirman, and more. Joseph wastes all his free time tweeting about not having enough free time.

Super Guitar Bros

The Super Guitar Bros are not actually brothers – they’re bros! Steve and Sam met back in 2007 at a local coffee shop where Sam was performing with a mutual friend of theirs. After seeing Sam’s classical skills, Steve knew they had to start making music together. During their first jam session, everything clicked. They’ve been playing together ever since. www.youtube.com/SuperGuitarBros www.facebook.com/SuperGuitarBros www.superguitarbros.bandcamp.com

Photo by Rasmus Rasmussen

Game and puzzle designer Mike Selinker is not going to let his lack of appreciable talents stop him from entertaining the Holiday Special crowd. Mike is known for designing games like Risk Godstorm, Unspeakable Words, Lords of Vegas, and the upcoming Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, often with collaborator James Ernest of Cheapass Games. His puzzles appear regularly in Wired, the New York Times, Games magazine, and on a massive crossword wall at Capitol Hill’s Eltana restaurant. He’s the president of the Seattle design studio Lone Shark Games, leading the creation of massive puzzlehunts around town and at PAX and other conventions. If you don’t know about the prank he’s playing at any given moment, it’s probably on you. Photo by Rasmus Rasmussen

Chainsawsuit Live!

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NEW SHOW!!!

Watch the metaphorical limbs fly as Kris Straub (ChainsawsuitBroodhollowPenny Arcade TV) and Mikey Neumann (Gearbox Creative Champion, The Returners: Season One, The Ending) suit up and hack away at over two hours of talk and comedy live on stage!

Mikey and Kris are taking their popular podcast to the stage. There will be interviews, fun, laughter, art–this is a show with guests from the world of video games, gaming, geeks, and web comics.

There is so much entertainment, we had to have TWO shows!

Check back soon as we will be announcing guests!

 

Chainsawsuit Live: The Two Iron Thrones Tour

Triple Door, Seattle, WA

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 [Tickets]

Friday, August 30th, 2013[Tickets]

Check out the Chainsawsuit Podcast

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The Dammit Liz Holiday Special

 

I love Christmas. I love the whole holiday season. There is magic in the air. Lights are hanging from trees. Holiday movies speak of the importance of friends and family. There are gifts!

This season has inspired historic entertainment moments like the Star Wars Christmas Special and A Colbert Christmas.

Thinking about this season got me thinking, maybe I should put together a great geeky holiday show! And I am! I’ve invited my friends to help out. On December 1st in Seattle, at the Triple Door, there will be holiday nerdery! This is going to be one crazy and awesome night. Hope you guys can come and celebrate the season with me, geek style.

Special guests! Molly Lewis, The Doubleclicks, Stepto, Kyle Stevens….and more?

More on the show

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Ladies of Ragnarok Tour

Next week I leave on an adventure with some geeky ladies. I will be driving a van half way(ish) across the country.  Starting September 26th I will be on the road with Molly Lewis and the Doubleclicks. We are touring the northeast and Midwest. We have some help from a few nerdy friends along the way, such as Marian Call, Joseph Scrimshaw, Bill Corbett, Kevin Murphy, and Mike Phirman.

It is my first big tour and I am learning a lot as I go. I’m hoping people turn out and enjoy the show and that I do not get lost along the way.

I am very excited about this tour, these are talented ladies I am traveling with. They are great performers and really have a fun and infectious geeky style.

If you live near any of the cities below, I hope you’ll come out and see us. Check us out at www.ladiesofragnarok.com

 

#Mollyclicks tour dates

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A little bit about the ladies

Young songwriter Molly Lewis, according to Wikipedia, writes “comedic songs on pop culture topics that trend toward the nerdy.” Her original songs and covers, accompanied by her masterful ukulele playing, have earned her over 4.4 million views on YouTube. Her cover of the Jonathan Coulton song “Tom Cruise Crazy” won her the “Ukulele Video of the Year” award from UkuleleHunt.com, and earned her the attention of Coulton himself. Lewis soon became a staple at Coulton concerts, and on the Internet-culture-based touring variety show w00tstock. Her first album, “I Made You A CD, But I Eated It,” was released by DFTBA Records and received local and national press. Lewis recently blew the Internet’s mind when she was invited to sing her song about wanting to have Stephen Fry’s babies to Stephen himself at Harvard University. http://sweetafton23.com

 

The Doubleclicks are a self-proclaimed “nerd-folk” duo, based in Portland, Oregon. The band is made of the Webber sisters: Berklee College of Music graduate and cellist Aubrey, and songwriter and ukulele player Angela. In 2011, the band started a “song a week” project, in which they posted new songs on their YouTube channel every week for a year – ranging in topics from superpowers to grammar. Their music, particularly a music video for their “Dungeons and Dragons” song created by Brooklyn-based artist Brad Jonas, boosted the Doubleclicks into position as a songwriting voice of the geek and gamer community. The band has toured to gaming and comic conventions and has shared the stage with Wil Wheaton, Amanda Palmer, and Paul and Storm. Though the tracks on The Doubleclicks’ first studio album “Chainmail and Cello” come from “a geeky place,” reviewers note that the Doubleclicks’ music has a broad appeal that can reach beyond the walls of the local game store. http://thedoubleclicks.com

Kris and Scott’s – Scott and Kris Show LIVE!

Another Dammit Liz Production, this time for the 17+ crowd. Scott Kurtz (www.pvponline.com / www.trenchescomic.com) and Kris Straub (www.chainsawsuit.com/www.krisstraub.com) are teaming up for the Kris and Scott’s Scott and Kris Show LIVE! They are funny dudes and it’s a blast working with them.

I am super excited to announce new things!

Sponsor!

Paul and Storm!

SECOND SHOW ADDED!

 

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This show brought to you by Card Kingdom!

We are excited to have Card Kingdom as the KSSK official sponsor! They are great people and we are happy to have them on board. And apparently so are they:

“Card Kingdom couldn’t be happier to be a part of Kris and Scott’s Scott and Kris Show! We think these guys are awesome, and we are excited to be the sponsor of their show at The Triple Door. After all the support they’ve given to our store, it was an easy call to support them.” – The Team at Card Kingdom

Check them out at www.CardKingdom.com

 

 

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Our first guests announced: Paul and Storm!

Paul and Storm will be the musical guests on August 30th at the Triple Door. I am sure they are happy to be on board and we totally didn’t threaten them or anything.

 

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Due to the high demand and near sell out of our Thursday, Aug 30 show, we are adding a SECOND SHOW! Tickets on sale now for Sunday night, September 2nd. Doors at 6:30pm, show at 8pm.

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We have more surprises and guests to announce in the next few weeks.  This is going to be a great show, so if you don’t have tickets go buy now!

Molly Lewis’s Big Musical Graduation Party!

So it looks like it is going to be a busy summer for me. Which is great!

The first big thing is MOLLY LEWIS’S BIG MUSICAL GRADUATION PARTY!

I can’t tell you how excited I am for this show. This is the first show listed as “a Dammit Liz Production”.  Seriously, my name is on the poster and everything. I’m getting an extra copy for parents to put on their fridge.

This show has been such a pleasure to work on. Not only do I get to work on the logistic type things and coordination, but I also get to be involved with the creative aspects. We were able to put together a great show with talented people and fun bits of entertainment.  I mean, just look at this group:

Molly Lewis (duh)

Marian Call

The Doubleclicks

Jason Finn

Kris Straub

Stepto

Vixy & Tony

If you are in Seattle on June 24th, come by the Triple Door and see the Molly Lewis Show! It is going to be awesome!