24 Hours of G & T – The Results
Results! It’s been almost a week of recuperation, number crunching, writing blogs, editing audio, shipping prep, and everything else involved with the post-production of a 24-Hour fundraiser. Yet now the G & T Show is proud to announce that 24 Hours of G & T has been deemed a great success. We are grateful and honored for everyone who tuned into one of our streams during the show. Thank you to everyone who entrusted us with their hard-earned money to keep our servers running and our show in production. And thanks to all who contributed prizes and their valuable time, and sacrificed sleep to make our fundraiser a huge success.
Thank you, donors!
We want to begin our post fundraiser wrap-up by thanking our prize donors for their generosity. First of all, Janet and Mike contributed autographed copies of their books and stories. Bye Bye Robot supplied a set of Okuda pill-shaped door stickers and the 50th Anniversary TOS Crew Poster. CBS Products provided a host of gear to our fundraiser in which we are most grateful. Laurie Ferris handcrafted a pillow with a Starfleet Delta Shield on it. Star Trek Author Dave Mack offered a personalized copy of the 2113 Rush Inspired Anthology, which includes one of his stories. Kipleigh Brown and James Swallow donated a slew of stuff ranging from autographed photos of Kipleigh to autographed movie posters, soundtrack, DVD, and Graphic Novel for their film Yesterday Was A Lie.
Furthermore, Tie-In Writer John Jackson Miller provided a signed copy of his recent Star Trek novel, Prey: Hell’s Heart. And friend of the show Dayton Ward provided two autographed copies of his Vulcan Travel Guide. The Klingon Pop Warrior, Jen Usellis, provided digital downloads of both of her albums, including Fierce Songs. It is currently being funded on Kickstarter. Star Trek Online provided TOS holographic bridge crew codes. We gave them away to everyone who played Trivial Pursuit with us during the show. STO also donated twelve unique and rare lockbox and lobi store ships. Nick, Terry, and Mike also contributed several items to give away during the fundraiser.
And, finally, IDW Comic book artist, J.K. Woodward not only provided several autographed comic books and a remarqued copy of City On The Edge of Forever, but also our grand prize. It’s the Trekify Yourself custom portrait of the winner as their favorite Trek species. It is through their kindness and generosity that we can reward our listeners with prizes for their donations. We could not have done it without you. Thank you!
Thank you to the crew!
Putting on a 24-Hour event is no small feat. It took the help of the entire G & T Show crew to throw it together as well as help from some of our friends to aid with some of the administrative work required. We want to graciously thank everyone that helped with show.
Nick gets the credit and the blame for the event. Because last year, in a moment of inspired sadomasochism, he suggested the idea of a 24 Hour fundraiser in the same vein of the old Jerry Lewis marathons. We only have him to blame.
Terry and Allen have been the heart and the financiers for most of our show. Their dedication and contributions all year long have supplemented the donations we receive during our fundraiser to keep the show going. There would be no G & T Show without them.
Behind the Scenes
Janet has helped us make great strides in shoring up our presence on social media and spreading the word about the G & T Show and our fundraiser. Leading up to the event, she prepped several blog posts (many will be posted soon), and scheduled hourly posts to Twitter and Facebook to ensure that fans and followers knew about of all the latest happenings. Since the fundraiser, she has been hard at work, writing the posts to accompany each hour of the event for when it gets posted to our site.
Steve has been hard at work leading up to the event by creating many of the fundraiser’s graphics. He also prepared our streaming services, and otherwise assisted Mike with some of the more technical details of the event. During the show, he operated our sound board and managed our streams. This ensured that everyone could listen to the show. When the show experienced some technical difficulties, Steve was there to provide support and lend us his Teamspeak server so we could continue. Since then, he has been working with the show’s audio ensuring that every hour is accounted for on YouTube and our website.
Scheduling and Streaming
As for Mike? I was given some basic guidelines for the show. These consisted of guest wish lists and schedule preferences, and I ran with them. I secured the guests, organized the schedule, and collaborated with Steve and Janet to make sure we were all on the same page. I busted ass organizing 24 Hours of G & T, not because I have anything to gain from the effort. Instead, it was for the love of the people I work with, the show, our fans and listeners, and of course Star Trek.
Ross deserves a big thank you as well for allowing us to stream the entire 24 Hour event on his Twitch Channel, Live Love Play. He worked with Steve to ensure a smooth channel experience. More than that, he also hung out with us for the full duration of the event, making sure we stayed awake. He also monitored the Twitch chatroom to make sure that we were aware of any comments or questions originating from there. His assistance during the event was invaluable.
Other people that assisted with our fundraiser included Woody, Admiral Tade, Kasey Shafsky, and Don Shaffer. They helped us monitor our various chatrooms, joined us in playing games, and kept us awake throughout the show. This was especially helpful during the overnight hours. Katie also deserves our gratitude for lending us her voice once more for the show. She’s such a trooper. I fear I may be forgetting a few people and for that I am truly sorry. It is not a reflection on your assistance but a failing of my memory. Thank you all for your help in making this year’s fundraiser a success.
Thank you to our guests!
I would like to thank our guests for joining us on the air. You made time pass very quickly by offering great conversation, participating in our games, and sharing your stories. Al Rivera, Kipleigh Brown, and James Kerwin joined us to talk about Star Trek Online along with other interesting topics. Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore were great sports in playing the Newly Trek game with us.
Evie and Avery from Tales From Ten Forward, Jen Usellis, and Wyatt Lenhart joined us for Nick’s Match Game. Sunseahl and TimmyD from Straight Outta Gallifrey dropped in to show their support. Sunseahl hung out and greeted our guests.
Semantic Shenanigans were joined by Women At Warp to discuss the Bechdel Test, women in film, and so much more. They offered stimulating and informative conversation. It was followed by the hilarious Five Year Mission v. TrekGeeks Mock Trial with Janet presiding over the proceedings.
More Guests and Surprises
John Jackson Miller joined us after a book signing. Larry Nemecek and Vic Mignogna surprised us when they joined us. It was our first time having Vic on the show. And, comic book artist extraordinaire J.K. Woodward took time out of his busy schedule to hang out with us. Adrianne Grady called in from the road and joined us to talk about Invocation Array and their upcoming album.
Finally, Priority One and Tribbles In Ecstasy joined us for Podcaster’s Feud. Mission Log Podcast joined us for a game of 100,000 Latinum Pyramid. More of our friends played the pyramid and spent time with us. These included: Scott Ostrowsky from The O Sports Show, Sunseahl and TimmyD from Straight Outta Gallifrey, George Silsby from Starfinder, Ross from Blood of the Nei’rrh, and Mike Tripp from Gates of Sto’vo’kor. They all have our gratitude for joining us, especially during the later hours of the fundraiser. With the help of all our guests, we stayed awake and put on an entertaining show for our listeners.
Thank you to our listeners!
We want to thank our listeners for joining us, their participation, and generosity. Because of you, the chatroom on our website was always full of people and lively conversation. They not only keep the conversation going but were a worthy opponent in the ongoing game of Star Trek Trivial Pursuit. Finally, with their contributions, our fundraising results were spectacular! We raised $1685.00 before PayPal and GoFundMe fees. This yielded $1589.51 towards the G & T Show server and technology costs. Although this is short of our stated goal of $3000, it helps us immensely as we can pay less out of pocket.
We are grateful for your support. Thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Since the fundraiser, we have rested, collected shipping information, and started shipping out prizes from third parties, such as David Mack, Bye Bye Robot, and others. We are working on shipping out the rest of the prizes soon. And we’re already talking about next year.
But, wait. There’s more.
He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing.
During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic.
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