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Introducing Hippie Glenn's Toasted Donut

November 15th, 2011 at 09:00 by David Prager in Announcements, Press Releases, Shows

There has always been the proverbial man behind the scenes. Most franchises also have a face. “The Face of the Network” or “The Face of the Show”. It’s not often that the man behind the scenes is also “The Face Behind the Scenes”. Diggnation‘s man behind the scenes is Hippie Glenn, and to fans of Diggnation, the cameraman has become as recognizable as the hosts.

Glenn’s creativity is a force to be reckoned with. Here are just two examples that have come out of his work on Diggnation: a day editing Diggnation told in 2 minutes and Diggnation at SXSW 2010.

But that’s not the sole reason the camera so often gets turned on him. The camera always turns on Glenn because he has always got a Toasted Donut. When Kevin and Alex (the hosts of Diggnation) ever have a peculiar quandary or topic, Glenn is the first to interject with a unique and entertaining take. Got a stale donut? Just slice it in half, toast it, and it’s fresh as new.

As the regularly scheduled Diggnation series comes to a close, that contribution of Glenn’s to an old episode of Diggnation was the inspiration for the name the new weekly series featuring Glenn McElhose that we’re proud to launch today. The show will feature creative skits, weird stories, food, nutrition, health, travel, and interviews. All of them told through the unique lens of Hippie Glenn.

We’re thrilled about Glenn’s enthusiasm in allowing us to provide an outlet to express his stories, insights, philosophies, and overall creativity and hope you’ll come along for the ride.


SXSW in Austin – Live Diggnation at Stubb's on March 12th

March 1st, 2011 at 04:39 by Rob Saurini in Live Events, Shows, Viewer Polls

Diggnation AustinSXSW is rapidly approaching and we’re super psyched to be hosting our 3rd annual Live Diggnation at Stubb’s in Austin.

As always, we’ve got a jam packed night planned for you. In addition to our headliners, Kevin and Alex, we’ll also have Revision3′s Brian Brushwood hosting a live episode of Scam School, a performance by Indie rock duo Bad Veins and the amazing Audio and Video DJ stylings of Mike Relm.

If you’re in Austin, TX, come on by! All ages are welcome and you don’t need a SXSW badge to attend! And best of all, it’s FREE!

We advise you to get there early if you want to make sure you get in and get a good spot for the show.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Saturday, March 12th, 7pm to Midnight

WHERE: Stubb’s – 801 Red River, Austin, TX

RSVP – Let us know you’re coming. Hope to see you there!

RSVP on Facebook

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Open Call for Diggnation Stories! Join Kevin & Alex in a Round Table Discussion to Choose the Best

February 25th, 2011 at 12:09 by Rob Saurini in Shows

Diggnation Round Table Session

Hey guys! Kevin and Alex want to hear about YOUR craziest story suggestion and share it on the next episode of Diggnation. They’re hosting a couple of exclusive meetings using the very slick GoToMeeting and here’s your chance to try it, too! Here’s how to get in on the action:

1) Sign up for a free trial at GoTomeeting.com with the promo code ‘DIG
2) Forward your GoToMeeting “welcome” email to Kevin and Alex at this email address: gotomeeting@revision3.com
3) Watch your email to receive a personal invite to the Diggnation Round Table Session with Kevin and Alex on GoToMeeting that we’ll host on March 1st and feature on Diggnation episode 297!

Good luck and look forward to chatting with you guys at the round table session!

David Prager


Jimmy Fallon, President Bill Clinton and Blueberry Pancakes!

April 21st, 2010 at 12:13 by Rob Saurini in Announcements, Shows

This is a huge week for us here at Revision3! To kick things off, I hope you all saw Kevin and Alex on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Friday. The guys did an amazing job on the show and Jimmy kept them out there for an extra segment. Backstage, it was awesome to see that Tracy Morgan is essentially just like Tracy Jordan: prowling the halls of 30 Rock entertaining everyone non-stop with impromptu comedy routines. Today, we released the Diggnation episode we shot with Jimmy, so make sure and check it out. Jimmy truly is the nicest guy in show business, a real class act. His show staff, led by Mike Shoemaker and Gavin Purcell are fantastic to work with as well, and we can’t thank them enough for hosting us at 30 Rock.

So what else is going on, you ask? Well we’ve got a couple of huge releases coming tomorrow. First, a brand new show is launching called Food Mob! This is a truly interactive cooking show hosted by professional chef Niall Harbison. He’s going to be featuring a new recipe every week. These are simple recipes, aimed at the novice chef, giving you the skills you need to impress your date or your friends. The interactivity comes in once you try out the recipes. We want to get your pictures and videos (via flickr, youtube, twitter) of your wins and epic fails and we’ll feature them on the show the following week. We want to make this show a two-way dialog between you and Niall. The first recipe is for white chocolate blueberry pancakes….I tried making them and they’re amazing…just don’t plan to move for an hour or so after you eat them. You’ll be able to watch the show every week and try the recipes yourself starting April 22! And as an added bonus on April 22, Rob, the producer of Food Mob, will be answering your questions live on Twitter- @FoodMobTV at 6 PM Eastern/3 Pacific.

Speaking of two-way dialogs, we are releasing one of the most high profile Digg Dialoggs to date tomorrow: a special Earth Day Digg Dialogg with President Bill Clinton. We shot this Dialogg on Monday in New York and it was a fantastic experience. Clinton could not have been better to work with, and it’s amazing to see him in person talking about the issues he’s so passionate about. He also made a point to meet and chat with everyone in the room. What they say about his unending charisma is true, he’s got tons of it. The host of this episode is Boback Firoozbakht, a student at the Clinton Global Initiative University and grad student at the Rhode Island School of Design, and he did a great job. Check out this episode tomorrow to see President Clinton talking about the electric car and addressing global warming skeptics. You don’t want to miss this.

So yeah, it’s a huge week on Revision3, but as always, we have tons more on deck in the coming months. Stay tuned for more BIG announcements and BIG names!


Diggnation to Appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

April 16th, 2010 at 05:36 by Rob Saurini in Announcements

We’re excited to announce Diggnation hosts Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose will be appearing tonight, April 16th, 2010, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon! 30 Rock’s beloved Tracy Morgan, along with musical guest The Flaming Lips will also share the stage. Catch all the action tonight on NBC at 12:30AM Pacific / 11:30PM Central, and check the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon website to watch the full episode on NBC.com. Jimmy Fallon will likewise appear on a very special upcoming episode of Diggnation – stay tuned on Revision3.com for details!


Diggnation Invades Austin!

March 9th, 2010 at 11:09 by Michele Husak in Live Events

As the hordes of people descend on Austin, Texas this weekend for all the great events and happenings at one of our favorite conferences, SXSW, we’re excited to return to Austin for another LIVE Diggnation! If you were there last year, or saw the episode from last years show (check it out below), you know that this is one of the biggest and fun times for a live Diggnation.

This year is even better than last year too! We’ve got Brian Brushwood, the host of Scam School performing his bizarre magic for the crowd, Diggnation, AND we’ve booked an amazing band, The Walkmen to perform live! We’re back at our favorite BBQ spot in Austin, Stubb’s, since they have such a rad stage and outdoor area.

Here’s the details:
When: March 13th, 2010 – Doors open at 7
Where: Stubb’s – 801 Red River Street, Austin, TX (google maps)
Who: Anyone, 18 and over, no badge of any sort required
How Much?: FREE (yes, free!)

But it doesn’t stop there. We’ve teamed up with our friends at Gowalla to make this event one that you can check into, and if you’re one of the lucky people to check in on Gowalla, you may that you’ve won something, so make sure you’ve got it on your phone and you check in when you get there!

You can tell everyone that you’re going by RSVPing over on Facebook and join the thousands of people planning on attending. We look forward to seeing you there and hope everyone has a great time!

Here’s last year’s show at Austin so you can get at taste of what to expect:


Revision3 Nabs 4 Streamys Noms!

March 3rd, 2010 at 08:20 by Michele Husak in Announcements

We are super excited to announce that Revision3 has been nominated for FOUR Streamy Awards! The Streamy Awards, as you may know, are the first and most prestigious awards ceremony focusing on original web TV programming. And of course, what makes it truly special is that the nominees are selected from public submissions.

This year the Streamys saw 150,000 submissions covering over 2,000 shows from all around the world, which were narrowed down to just over 100 nominees.

We have you, our fans, to thank for this honor. Thanks for submitting our shows, thanks for watching, and thanks for all of your support.

Our nominations in the 2010 Streamy Awards include:
• Diggnation for Best Hosted Web Series
• Diggnation for Best Web Series Host – Alex Albrecht
• The Totally Rad Show for Best Hosted Web Series
• INST MSGS for Best Experimental Series

Congratulations to Diggnation, The Totally Rad Show, INST MSGS and all the fantastic, creative, incredible people behind these shows. Also don’t forget to vote for our shows for the Audience Choice Awards when voting begins!

Winners will be announced on April 7th and April 11th at two separate ceremonies in Hollywood.

See you at the Streamys!


Win $25k, a laptop, a trip to Diggnation LIVE

January 27th, 2010 at 10:47 by Michele Husak in Shows

As many of you already know, My.Biz is running an incredible contest for all Revision3 fans. The first place prize is a check for $25,000 and a trip for 2 to see the Live Diggnation Show in Austin, TX on March 13th. And the two runner-ups are going to win sweet, high-performance laptops.

The contest is for anyone who has their own website or business. All you have to do is sign up for a .biz domain (if you don’t already have one) at www.godaddy.biz and then go to My.biz to enter to win. It takes about 2 minutes to enter….and just think about what you can do with $25k for your business.

This is the biggest prize we’ve ever given away and the contest is only running for another 2 weeks! The deadline is February 12th so hurry up and enter! We’ll see you in Austin!

Here’s Kevin and Alex on a recent Diggnation episode talking about the contest and what you can win:


Revision3 Hits NATPE

December 16th, 2009 at 01:29 by Michele Husak in Announcements

Here at Revision3, we make television, and while we release it through this newfangled thing called “the Internet,” at the end of the day, we make television. So naturally we look forward to opportunities to meet and participate with other members of the Television community, and one of the best events for that is NATPE, The National Association of Television Program Executives. Jim Louderback, Revision3 CEO; Ryan Vance, VP of Programming and Alex Albrecht, host of Diggnation and the Totally Rad Show will be attending and participating on planels at NATPE.

The fine folks over at NATPE sent us some info to share with you:
The National Association of Television Program Executives, NATPE, is hosting their annual Market & Conference in Las Vegas this January 2010 before they pack up and ship out to Miami. Viva “Last” Vegas is the motto to live by for this year’s conference, and NATPE is seizing every opportunity to make it a great experience.

NATPE 2010 will feature an updated, bustling marketplace floor, a jam-packed three-day schedule and exciting special programs and features.

The Celebrity Chef Kitchen is back this year with culinary masters Charlie Palmer, Paul Bartolotta, Richard Blais, and Brian Malarky (just to name a few) cooking up some fun on the marketplace floor.

The confirmed speaker and session moderator list is looking pretty exciting with some major industry giants. Monday, January 25, (delete Day One out of the three,) boasts entertainment mega-players such as David Zaslav, CEO & President of Discovery Communications, the entire cast of ABC’s Modern Family, Bill Lawrence, Creator/Executive Producer, Scrubs and Cougar Town and Michael Eisner, former Chairman & CEO of Walt Disney Company and founder of Torrante company. To top it off, the 7th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards take place Monday evening honoring Jeff Gaspin, Irwin Gotlieb, Judge Judith Sheindlin, and David E. Kelley. And that’s just Day One!

What about Days Two & Three, you ask? Check out the schedule.

NATPE 2010 is guaranteed to be a hit with this line-up, so if you’re looking to rub elbows with some industry geniuses, talk some biz, and learn a lot, register now to ensure your spot at the conference. Here are some helpful links:

Learn More: www.natpemarket.com

Get there, stay there, SAVE there: http://natpenews.com/vegas/

Follow NATPE on Twitter: @NATPE and tweet about us! #N10

Follow NATPE on Facebook

See you at NATPE 2010—Viva “Last” Vegas!


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!