Portland! The Doubleclicks Variety Show is this Thursday at Kickstand Comedy Space at the Siren Theater–have you gotten your tickets yet? Our monthly show will be going on hiatus for the holidays, so don’t miss this one!
Here’s what you’ll get for the low, low price of $5 (well, $6.30 with fees):
We just had an amazing rehearsal (see headline for hints what we’ll be up to), and we can’t wait to get on stage! Last month’s show sold out, so make sure to get your tickets ahead of time.
Note:This show has swears and sexual content. If it were a movie it would be rated R. Please consider this when bringing humans under 17. Unless, you know, they’re cool. But probably leave the kids at home.
Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 7:30–hope to see you there!
Last year the wonderful Mike Selinker at Lone Shark Games reached out to us with an exciting proposition: an expansion—the first in 11 years—for his game Betrayal at the House on the Hill. He asked us to write for Widow’s Walk, which we did, with help from Richard Malena (our partner in tour, games, and his show Atomic Game Theory)! Ours is a very special haunt where you can betray your friends . . . with cats. No more spoilers, but we’re very proud.
The whole expansion is amazing. There are new rooms, new omens, and a lot of great content by amazing contributors like Zoë Quinn (Depression Quest), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time), Max Temkin and Eli Halpern (Cards Against Humanity), Anita Sarkeesian (Feminist Frequency), and more!
It was a real treat to get in on helping to design (and playtest, a little!) this game, and it’s been hard keeping the secret for so long . . .
But now you can finally get Betrayal at the House On the Hill: Widow’s Walk—with a haunt by Angela Webber (that’s me!) and Richard Malena—at your friendly local game store or on Amazon! Let us know if you play our haunt, I want to know what you name your cat!
Our role-playing game/comedy-improv podcast Gosh Darn Fiasco has a new episode this week!
Join Josh A. Cagan (screenwriter, the DUFF), Joseph Scrimshaw (Obsessed Podcast, writer for Rifftrax), and Lucia Fasano (comedian, Portlandia, singer-songwriter) for a trip into an archaeological dig where we try to make a movie and discover a forbidden holy artifact in a cave full of traps, spirits, and crystals!
Today we are debuting a new project called “You Should Write A Song About That,” in which we interview a fascinating person about something that fascinates them and write a song about that!
In our first segment we talk to author Sam Maggs about Anandibai Joshi—the first Indian woman to get a degree in Western Medicine—and then we wrote a song about her! Read more about Anandibai and 24 other amazing women in “WONDER WOMEN” – the new book by Sam Maggs, it’s really, really great!
This project is made possible by our backers on Patreon who pay $1 or more for each new video we post! Thank you, Patreon backers! You can join them at: patreon.com/thedoubleclicks
Hey friends! Tune in today at 3pm pacific on our YouTube channel for our online show!! It’s been busy and stressful the last month so we are really looking forward to chilling with you and our friends from Megathruster!
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Lucia Fasano is a wonderful human – we have worked with her on several projects over the last couple years, and we are thrilled to say her album is the first not-us album that we have released with our new indie-artist-crowdfunding label that we started, creatively called “Doubleclicks Records!” The album was produced by Jackpot Recording/Larry Crane, who amazingly generously gave Lucia a shot on this debut solo release. The album is great and we are happy to be even a little involved!
Some neat opportunities have come our way since we started this band, but I have to say the biggest “WE MADE IT!!” moment came for me earlier this year when we were asked to be “celebrity judges” for Sock It To Me’s annual design contest. “What?” you ask… well… yes.
Sock It To Me makes amazing songs. There are dinosaurs, cats, and space—my three favorite things. And I own lots of their socks. It’s part of who I am. They run a contest every year where anyone can design a sock, and the winner gets $2,000 and their sock design is produced. I think it’s rad. I think we should have interesting socks and we should all celebrate art at all levels.
ANYWAY— the designs are in and you can vote now! Aubrey and I (and other celebrity judges including Lucy Knisley and Lil Bub) voted in the previous round to narrow down to the finalists. We love socks, friends. And we are officially celebrities. So deal with THAT.
Register to vote! Put voting on your calendar! Then vote. Promise? Good. Damn this damn election. Game design kingpin Mike Selinker got us involved in a really neat political project he put together this fall, here’s the pitch:
The Ghastlytrump Tinies is a parody of Edward Gorey’s classic alphabet book The Gashlycrumb Tinies, but with the children representing what we’d lose in a hypothetical (we hope!) Trump administration. It is written by game designer Mike Selinker, illustrated by 26 of the best artists on the planet, and published by Basket of Adorables.
A mere 1,000 copies of this softcover book are available for $25 (plus $10 shipping) – but you can pay that $25 (or more!) as a donation to the Clinton campaign or the Southern Poverty Law Center and only send us ONE PENNY (plus the shipping). If you do that, just email us a copy of your receipt from Hillary Clinton’s donation page or the SPLC donation page. But act now. Once it’s gone, it’s gone like the things in this book will be if we elect Trump.
We recorded the audiobook for “The Ghastlytrump Tinies” – and you can listen to it – and get your copy of the book – at ghastlytrump.com
You can now get Doubleclicks shirts in Ladies S-2XL and “Unisex”/Men’s cuts S-3XL!
We are in pre-orders now which means ALL SIZES ARE AVAILABLE! Once the order is in this Thursday, stock will be more limited—but the online store will be open until we sell out, all winter. Thank you for your support!!
We’re coming back to Dragon Con for our second year and we’re doing tons of things! Please come see the things!
“Much Ado About nerddom” – a 18+ Variety Show at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse! Tickets for that are $20 and available now: http://www.shakespearetavern.com/ – you do not need to be attending Dragon Con to attend this show! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724944504460888/
We love Hamilton very much. We listened to it twice a day all summer on tour in the van until we all woke up and went to sleep singing it. Aubrey covered “History Has Its Eyes On You” from that wonderful musical—it feels pretty relevant right now. I hope everyone votes.
The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Sunday, Sept 18, the bands will play an all-ages afternoon show at Illusive Comics in Santa Clara, CA! The show begins at 2pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only. Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!
9/19 – Oakland – 7pm – Endgame – All-Ages Concert! – $10 suggested at the door
The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Monday, Sept 19, the Doubleclicks will play an all-ages show at Endgame in Oakland, CA! The show begins at 7pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only. Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!
9/20 – Burbank – 7pm – Geeky Teas – All-Ages Concert! – $10 suggested at the door
The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Tuesday, Sept 20, the bands will play an all-ages show at Geeky Teas in Burbank, CA! The show begins at 7pm. Suggested cover $10, at the door only. Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.” Kids welcome!
9/21 – West Hollywood – 9pm – Genghis Cohen – 21+ Concert – $10
The Doubleclicks are touring California this fall with opening act, musician Lucia Fasano (Portlandia, Catty B’s)! On Wednesday, Sept 21, the bands will play a 21+ show at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood! The show begins at 9pm. Tickets are $10 and available online at http://tinyurl.com/j6adbcc! Lucia Fasano will play songs from her debut album “Radio Silence” and the Doubleclicks will play old favorites and new songs from their album “President Snakes,” and the groups call this tour “Snakes On The Radio.”
10/15 – Portland, OR – 7pm – Books With Pictures – 17+ – Concert & Comedy Show
On Saturday, October 15, join Lucia Fasano, The Doubleclicks, Barbara Holm & Kyle McCormick for a CD release party for Lucia’s album RADIO SILENCE! The show is free (suggested $5 donation for the acts), and Lucia’s album will be available for purchase!
GOSH DARN FIASCO LIVE (requires Gen Con Badge & tickets)
We play Fiasco for your entertainment for ONE HOUR with special guests: Steve Segedy & Will Hindmarch! Saturday 8pm! (ENT1690540) – Westin Grand Ballroom V – $4 https://www.gencon.com/events/90540
Fiasco is a tabletop role playing game where terrible things happen. Gosh Darn Fiasco is a podcast where Angela Webber (THE DOUBLECLICKS) and funny people play Fiasco. The Gosh Darn Fiasco Show is a show where Angela and her very funny friends play a very special game-show-style version of Fiasco for your entertainment, with audience interaction, special guests, dice, deaths, goofs, gags, and so on.
Writer and designer, Will Hindmarch, whipped up such Fiasco playsets as “The Zoo” and “All The Damn Time,” in addition to co-writing “Saturday Night ’78,” which they played on Geek and Sundry’s show, TableTop. Will co-founded Gameplaywright Press with Jeff Tidball and co-created the online storytelling game, Storium. He is one half of the Design Games podcast with Nathan Paoletta. Look him up on Patreon, but do not talk to him about airships or we will be here all night. Steve Segedy is a game publisher, a web developer, and a dad to two great boys. He is the man behind the curtain at Bully Pulpit Games, handling the day-to-day operations as well as production, editing, and occasionally a bit of writing for an award-winning line of games. He is also the lead organizer for Games on Demand, an all-volunteer organization that puts on gaming events at Gen Con, Origins, PAX, and other regional conventions. Steve has been hooked on gaming since the first time he set his eyes on the Monster Manual in 1981, and he still longs for the day when he can play in a successful, ongoing sci-fi game. OTHER EVENTS
Women in Gaming Meet & Greet! (SEM1694833) – Thursday night https://www.gencon.com/events/94833
Signing/selling CDs at the Worldbuilders Booth Sunday morning 10:30-11:30
OFFSITE SHOWS (no Gen Con badge required! open to the public!)
FRIDAY 8pm – Georgia Street Tent – free and open to the public!