FELICIA DAY’S GEEK & SUNDRY NETWORK ANNOUNCES CREATION OF INTERNATIONAL TABLETOP DAY, A WORLDWIDE CELEBRATION OF GAMING
Event Will Encourage People to Participate in the Joys of Board Gaming Around the Globe
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES – February 27, 2013 – Felicia Day’s award winning Geek & Sundry, a multimedia company and hit premium YouTube Channel, is proud to announce the first International TableTop Day on March 30, 2013. The event encourages people from around the globe to participate in the joys of board gaming by empowering the community to host thousands of gaming events internationally. Participants can sign up at www.tabletopday.com for free events at their local game stores or submit an event at their home, community center or business. Participants are encouraged to use the hashtag #TableTopDay on social media platforms to share their events on a global scale.
Inspired by the tremendous fan response to the critically acclaimed show TableTop, co-created and hosted by Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory), Felicia Day (The Guild, Supernatural) and her Geek & Sundry team, they hope that the day will help grow the gaming community.
“Gaming is a passion of mine and I’m thrilled to help launch this event that will allow gamers all over the world to celebrate their passions together in real life and play more games,” stated Felicia Day, Creator and Founder of Geek & Sundry. “The response we’ve received around our show TableTop has shown us that gaming brings people together in a unique and powerful way. We want to celebrate this on a larger scale and give back to our community.”
Industry-leading sponsors such as Asmodee Editions, Days of Wonder, Indie Boards & Cards, Mayfair Games, Wizards of the Coast and many other major publishers are offering free promotional items and games as part of International TableTop Day to over 1,000 game stores around the world.
“In the 20 years I’ve been in the game industry, nothing has moved the needle the way TableTop has,” said John Zinser president of Alderac Entertainment Group. “We’re proud to be a partner for International TableTop Day and take Geek & Sundry’s success to the next level.”
In conjunction with this announcement, Geek & Sundry has revealed their website www.tabletopday.com, the hub for the community to bring together fans, publishers and retailers from around the world. The tabletopday.com website provides fans with resources, including the interactive event map which tracks #TableTopDay events worldwide, videos from their favorite YouTube stars, posts by popular columnists and fun downloadable content to keep fans excited and up-to-date leading up to March 30th, 2013. Organizations, businesses, community centers, stores and fans worldwide are invited to submit their own events and help make International TableTop Day a community-driven celebration of gaming.
About Geek & Sundry:
Premium YouTube channel Geek & Sundry features the best of indie geek culture and the internet’s foremost geek voices. Founded by the producers of the hit web series The Guild, Geek & Sundry offers a diverse lineup of shows that create a hub for fans of comedy, gaming, comics, music, and literature around the world. Spearheaded by prominent geek figureheads, Geek & Sundry features original content by Felicia Day (The Guild, Dr. Horrible, Eureka), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, The Big Bang Theory), Veronica Belmont & Tom Merritt (Sword & Laser), Paul & Storm (w00tstock), and Dark Horse Comics. For more information, visit www.geekandsundry.com and watch us on YouTube at www.YouTube.com/GeekandSundry.