You may or may not have heard (or forgot, like me) that YouTube is soon going to have a network of “premium” channels with content generated by people who are actually talented, even if they’re only “new media” famous. Your roommate’s cat videos and episodes of your favorite 1990s movie-riffing TV show will still be there, they’ll just share space with the likes of nerd icons Chris Hardwick and Felicia Day. Speaking of the delightful Day, her channel will be known as Geek & Sundry and will premiere on April 2nd.
The actress/writer/content creator/Penny from Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog really became an Internet powerhouse with her web series The Guild, which will now be the marquee production on her YouTube channel. Day herself adorably introduces the concepts behind this first slate of shows that will launch next month (and one in October) in the videos below. Clicking on the individual titles will take you directly to a show’s page, if you want a closer look at each series. You can also check out the G&S site for “commercials” featuring the players involved. They’re pretty all right, too. But the rest of this post is all about Felicia, Felicia, Felicia:
The Official Geek & Sundry announcement
The Introduction to the Introduction
Felicia Day’s web video blog, “The Flog”
Dark Horse Comics Motion Comics
Wil Wheaton’s, “Tabletop”
Veronica Belmont’s “Sword & Laser”
“Written by a Kid” (is as obvious as it sounds)
Paul and Storm’s “Learning Town”
Last, but certainly not least, season five of “The Guild”
Honestly, I don’t care if you end up watching her channel or not. I doubt I’ll catch all of them myself, but I won’t stand for anything less than total adulation of Felicia Day. How can anyone possibly not love her? If you’re a bloody savage, that’s how.
Rob Payne also writes the comic The Unstoppable Force, tweets on the Twitter @RobOfWar, and his ware can be purchased here (if you’re into that sort of thing). Why, no, he doesn’t believe in too much of a good thing, why do you ask?