We would like to thank everyone who helped make our first 1,000 Song Rock Band-a-thon a success! Over 25,000 unique views, 70 hours, 2500 viewers at our peak (before our stream crashed – oops), and most importantly $2,005 raised for Child’s Play. If you missed out on the marathon, you can watch highlights either on our Ustream or YouTube channels. And our ChipIn widget on the right side of the page will be active until the 6th of December. So just because the marathon’s over doesn’t mean you can’t still contribute to Child’s Play. Don’t stop believing!
We’d like to thank the following people and organizations who helped make all this possible:
– Child’s Play, for lifting the spirits of so many sick children over the past 6 years and helping show the compassionate side of gamers (special thanks to Kristin Lindsay for being a great point of contact for us)
- Harmonix, for making a series of games that are interesting enough to build a whole marathon off of
- The 6 members of our core group, who rocked on with very little sleep for almost threedays, especially Michael, Matt, and Chris, who came in from out of town to help
- Our special guests: Luke, Jessica, Patrick, Mike, and Ashley, who came in to play some songs and spell the rest of us. Whether it was for 4 songs or 40, you helped take some of the pressure off
- Dane Byers, for lending us high quality audio equipment that brought up our production quality
- David Anderson, for hosting our website not only for the marathon, but since its inception
- Ustream, who not only hosted our stream but also brought us much attention by making us a featured show on their main page (causing a few crashes due to volume – but that’s a problem we didn’t mind having to deal with)
- ENworld, The Escapist, Joystiq, and all the other websites and blogs that helped spread the word
- All the chat room folks who kept us going – especially the long timers like Lelouch, Pokey, Ssskinner, b1gguy, ralasinchains, and all the others (I know I’m forgetting people) who handled the common questions that people would have while we were away from the chat
- And course, Charlene. We can never forget you, no matter how hard we try.