Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Pre-Show!

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Hey everyone! I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting the live pre-show on BBC America and YouTube for the premiere of the Day of the Doctor!

Announced today,BBC AMERICA has partnered with Nerdist Industries to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who with the first ever live simulcast pre-show from the YouTube Space Los Angeles. Hosted by Veronica Belmont, the Doctor Who 50th Live Pre-Show will air November 23, 2:30pm ET on BBC AMERICA and stream to audiences globally on BBC AMERICA’s YouTube channel just prior to the premiere of Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary special Doctor Who:The Day of The Doctor at 2:50pm ET.

Read more here!

Saying Farewell to Tekzilla and Revision3

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Joining Tekzilla back in 2008 was a total no-brainer for me. I wanted to work in the web video world with people who were passionate about technology, doing something different, and knew how to have fun. In the almost six(!) years since then, Tekzilla — and the people who make it — have changed my life and career forever.

I’ve written several (very sappy) versions of this post, but I want to keep it short and sweet: Tekzilla is continuing to evolve in new and exciting ways, and I’ve decided that it’s time for me to see how I can do the same.

It’s silly to say that Roger, Patrick, Robert, and the rest of the crew have become “like” family to me, because they really are. The entire production team has seen me at my best — and worst, I’m sure — and I’m incredibly grateful for everything they’ve taught me over the years.

So, what’s next? Well, I don’t know quite yet. I’m about to start production of Season 2 of the Sword & Laser YouTube show and complete work on our short story anthology, but beyond that I’m still deciding where I want to take the next step in my career. As always, there are irons (and broadswords) in the fire!

I just want to say thank you to Revision3 for so many great years and opportunities, and give a HUGE thanks to the thousands of fans and viewers of the show that have constantly kept us energized (and on our toes!) these past six years. We have the smartest viewers on the planet, and I look forward to meeting more of you both online and off. We’ll always have CES!

In the meantime, you can keep up with me as always on Twitter, or over here on my blog, and I’m looking forward to seeing you at the next stop!

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Chic CEO announcement!

I’ve begun advising for a company called Chic CEO, which is a fantastic resource for female entrepreneurs. Women can go to the website to learn how to get their businesses started for free (with premium content as well). From learning how to write up a business plan, filing for an EIN, or getting the right tax forms filled out, it’s all there.

Out of the several companies I work with on a advisory level, this is the only one with a strong female presence. I think it’s hugely important to give women with big ideas the know-how and resources to make them a reality.

Aside from the female POV, another reason I wanted to work with them is because the information is concrete, easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement. The site is geared towards women, but it’s filled with great advice that anyone could use.

They’ve also been written up in Forbes twice recently, in their Top 10 Entrepreneurial Websites For Women and The 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women, and they also regularly host events in the San Diego and NYC area.

I think we’ll be doing some fun stuff at SXSW this year as well, so stay tuned!

On to the next adventure!

Some of Team Qore in London

When I joined the team at Qore in April of 2008 (April Fool’s Day!), I don’t think any of us had any idea of what to expect. Nothing like Qore had ever been done before. A subscription-based digital magazine? Available on the PlayStation? All I knew was that this was going to be interesting.

Since the show launched, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the smartest, most interesting people in the gaming industry, traveled the world to speak with incredibly creative game developers, and even had the opportunity to voice characters in the DLC for one of my favorite titles of all time. Plus, we’ve had an unbelievably talented group of people at Future Studios US that made the whole thing possible.

Qore is a growing and changing program, and one of those changes will be a new host for Episode 43 and onward. There will be more announcements coming soon, like who Qore’s new host will be (I think you’ll be super excited to get to know them!), so keep your eyes on the PlayStation Blog.

As for me, well, I’m already in overdrive with new project ideas and possibilities, and I’m excited to get started with the next chapter (I mean that literally too… I’ll be using some of this time to start my first NaNoWriMo novel)!

Thank you so much to the Qore viewers who have made doing the show so much fun, and to everyone on the Future Studios team (and at Future US in general… all my friends at PlayStation: The Official Magazine, GamesRadar, OXM and PC Gamer) for all their hard work, and of course to Sony and the folks at PlayStation for making it all possible.

As always, you can keep up-to-date with me on Twitter, Google Plus, Tekzilla, Sword and Laser, and right here on this blog. I’ll see you on the outside!

And if you’ve never seen Qore before, here’s a preview of Episode 41, out now!