Desert Bus for Hope is kicking off its sixth year with more virtual driving, celebrity call-ins, and amazing auctions than you can shake a stick at.
The action begins 9pm Pacific time Friday, November 16th, and will go on for hours, days, even weeks, depending on the donations. For the more detail oriented, you can check out how the driving time correlates to the donation amount at the bottom of this page You can also see our Escapist call-in schedule here.
Last year, Desert Bus for Hope raised over $380,000 for Child's Play charity, which makes for some pretty big shoes to fill this year. Since its inception, Desert Bus has raised over $825,000, which puts them on track for breaking the $1 million mark this year!
In addition to all the auctions and live giveaways, for every Publisher's Club Membership purchased throughout the event, The Escapist will donate $10. This year, we are upping the ante by giving away prizes to Pub Club Members once the Bus has parked for the year, as our way of saying "Thank You" for supporting a great cause. Check out the gallery below to see all the awesome swag you could get your hands on, donated by the wonderful Desert Bus craft-along donors and our friends over at Ultimate Comics
Don't forget to peruse the full list of auctions to get your fill of the best concentration of nerdgasam-inducing window shopping here. To participate in the Desert Bus live auctions, you will need to sign up as a donor first, which you can do right here. Overwhelmed and don't know where to start? My personal favorites include the Duct Tape Deck Box w/ Unstoppable Tiny Myr Army Tokens, Ferdinand the Wee Chocobo and the Limbo inspired painting "Substructure." While you're at it, don't miss out on The Escapist's "So You Want To Be a Games Journalist" bundle, which includes a Duke Nukem's Balls of Steel, a satin silver PS3 dual shock controller, and exclusive reviewer kits.