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Revision3 Represents at the 2009 Podcast Awards

November 16th, 2009 at 07:33 by Michele Husak in Shows

The time has come for the annual Podcast Awards, brought to you by Podcast Connect Inc.! Here at Revision3 we’ve worked super hard on all of our shows this year, and we’re stoked to announce that many of them are getting recognized and nominated for various categories.

Several of our new shows in 2009 were nominated:
- Film Riot is nominated for “Best Produced”
- ROFL is nominated in the category of “Comedy”
- CO-OP is in the running for the “Gaming” category

Film Riot is also joined by some of our classic shows: Diggnation, Scam School and Tekzilla, as nominees for the very competitive category of “Best Video Podcast.” We’re honored to represent 40% of the nominees in that category!

We want to thank all of you, our loyal Revision3 audience in your support of our shows and for nominating them to be considered for these awards. We love the Podcast Awards because it’s completely audience submitted and voted on. In previous years, Diggnation and The Totally Rad Show have won, and we’d love to add some more wins in 2009.

So you know what to do! Head over to the Podcast Awards website and show your love! You can vote once a day, every day, until the voting period closes on November 30th. Winners will be announced during a live Podcast Awards Ceremony in mid-December – exact date is currently TBA. For updates along the way, you can follow @podcastawards on Twitter, or Podcast Connect, Inc. coordinator, Todd Cochrane at @geeknews.

So with our deepest gratitude, you guys rock! Your loyalty and support keeps us going. Thanks and let’s get some great Revision3 shows some wins!


Introducing…INST MSGS

November 11th, 2009 at 07:02 by Rob Saurini in Announcements, Shows

It’s my great pleasure to present INST MSGS, our brand new show launching this week! This show is one of the most artistic, irreverent and unexpected series we’ve launched here at Revision3 and I’m extremely excited about it. Each week, you’re going to be taken in a very different direction as a new corner of the internet is explored and dramatized. One week you may see puppets, the next, online dating catastrophes and then animal tweets. As I write this I know how crazy it sounds, but trust me, you’re going to love it. The team of producers (Ann, Justin and Matthieu) are extremely creative and have a ton of amazing ideas up their sleeves. Subscribe and keep coming back week after week because you never know what you’re going to see! We’re very proud of this show and can’t wait to show you the upcoming episodes.

Check out the first episode below.

The INST MSGS team is also looking for your suggestions about what they should do next, so be sure to interact with them on the show’s forums, or over on Twitter or Facebook.

We’ve got more show launches coming this year so stay tuned!


Hak5 LIVE at Virginia Tech

November 5th, 2009 at 05:18 by Michele Husak in Live Events

Hak5 will be LIVE at Virginia Tech this Saturday, November 7th. Join us at 7:00 PM for the best of networking, hacking and homebrew and Q&A. They’ll be in Torgersen 2150 at 201 Burruss Hall on the Virginia Tech campus in Blackburg, VA. Then later at 9:00 we’ll be for the first time experiencing Bar Golf, a VT tradition that the entire Hak5 gang would love to see you at. So lock down your firewalls and get ready for some Technolust as Hak5 begins the campus invasion. See you there!


Prager's Diggnation Update: NYC, Hoodies, DVDs

November 4th, 2009 at 11:51 by David Prager in Shows

Hey guys!
It has been a while since I’ve posted on ye olde Revision3 blog – so I thought I’d take a moment to with a couple of cool updates regarding Diggnation. We’ve rounded the bases twice now, passing the 200 episode milestone just 27 episodes ago…whoa, has it really been already 27 episodes since we passed 200?! Wow.

Specifically of note in this most recent episode (that would be 227) is that Kevin finally ditched his beloved Mac to use a Windows 7 PC -but not just any PC, the brand new Nokia Booklet 3G.

Next up, we wanted to make sure everyone knows about the fact that we’ll be doing a live Diggnation for the 2nd time this year in New York City. We’ll be at The Grand Ballroom at the Manhattan Center on November 17th from 7pm until late. We’d love it if you would let us know if you can come see us by RSVPing on our Facebook event page.

Coming later this month, we’ll have brand new Diggnation branded hoodies in the Revision3 Store. We just may be throwing some out into the crowd at
the New York live show.

Finally, also in the store later this month, expect to see the first official Diggnation DVD. In it, we’ll have a compilation of best of moments from 200+ episodes of Diggnation, some deleted scenes (yes, we have actually deleted scenes), plus never before seen footage from live events and other behind the scenes footage. Oh and we pieced together every last joke sponsor of Diggnation into a whopping 25 minutes of back-to-back joke sponsors – it is quite an entertaining piece of video.

Thanks for reading and for all of your support through the years!

- David Prager


HD Nation & Blu-Con, Baby!

November 3rd, 2009 at 10:24 by Patrick Norton in Shows

It’s not too often you get to see Martin Scorsese and one of the major players at Best Buy in the same room… but this is Blu-Con 2.0, and we’re talking about the future of Blu-Ray and hi def, from its role in film preservation, to marketing the hardware to the future of HD technology -3D HD anyone?- is on the table.

My HD Nation co-host Robert Heron and I have been brought down to cover the event. We love HD on Blu-ray, so it’s gonna be a fun day!

I’m a huge fan of his movies, so Martin Scorsese’s keynote, “How Blu-ray Impacts the Movie Experience” is a must see. Some major movie studios will be talking about what’s coming for BD-Live and Digital Copy. Another one we can’t wait to see is Best Buy’s Mike Vitelli; he’ll be talking about “How Consumers Consume Entertainment.”

And on a panel we can’t wait to see, folks from Netflix, Sony Electronics, Roxio CinemaNow and Blockbuster on Demand will talk about network streaming, “Building a Bridge to Blu-ray.”

And then there’s the whole Blu-ray 3D thing. Robert’s had a chance to see Panasonic’s Full HD 3D demo, but I haven’t… will I fall on the Roger Ebert side o’ the 3D debate? We’ll find out!

We’ll have a quick wrap up online after the event. Next week’s episode of HD Nation will go in depth on announcements, new tech and Scorsese’s keynote. Stay tuned for HD Nation’s coverage of Blu-Con 2.0!