Yesterday I blogged that it was one year since my affiliation with The Guild began. I thought I'd back up and give you an introduction to The Guild, and start with the simple question "What is The Guild?" Sure you could go to Wikipedia or The Guild's website, but here are my words on the subject...What is "The Guild?"
The Guild is a comedy web series about six online gamers, created by Felicia Day, who writes, produces and stars in the show.What is a "web series?"
A web series is a TV show, but on the internet. In the case of The Guild, it's like a sitcom. Think "Friends" but shorter form (four to eight minute episodes). In fact, Kim Evey (who produces The Guild with Felicia) has called The Guild as "'Friends' but with gamers" and I think that's apt.
There are now lots of web series out there. Sometimes web series (or webisodes) are extensions of traditional television shows, like "LOST: Missing Pieces" or "Battlestar Galactica: The Face of the Enemy" but there are a bunch of great web series being produced independently that are standalone series. There are two websites that are great starting points to learn about these many web series, NewTeeVee and Tubefilter. You can also search Twitter every Wednesday to look for web series suggestions from Twitter users. The first web series I saw was Kim Evey's hilarious Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine show, which you can see here.
How did "The Guild" come about?