OCTOBERKAST! 24 Hours of This is Only a Test For the Kids!

By Will Smith

We're taking This is Only a Test live, for 24 hours. That's right, it's OCTOBERKAST. Join Norm, Gary, Will and a slam-packed roster of guests for a full day and night of dumbassery. After all, it's all for charity!

OCTOBERKAST HAS BEGUN. To donate to Child's Play, hit the Chip-In widget down below. To watch the show live, go to our chat, load up the Tested channel on your Justin.tv app, or to listen to an audio-only feed, check out Mixlr. We've got an amazing lineup of guests, tons of fun stuff planned, and have already raised almost $6500 for the kids! Come join us, and have fun!

Child’s Play is a fantastic charity, started by Penny-Arcade in 2003. Child’s Play donates toys, video games, books, and cash to hospitals, for use by sick kids in hospitals around the world. They’ve raised more than 7 million dollars since starting, and they run the whole thing with very little overhead, so money you donate to Child’s Play will actually end up going to sick kids. That’s right, this is actually for the children.

We've announced our guest list, so be sure to check it out!

If you want to donate, click the OCTOBERKAST ChipIn widget below, which will help us keep a running tally of your contributions during the show. Anything you give using the ChipIn widget goes directly to Child’s Play, it doesn’t pass through any middlemen (including us) and no one takes a cut. When you donate, you'll also have a chance to leave a comment. If they aren't too filthy, they may or may not be read on the air!

We’ve got a great slate of guests confirmed for OCTOBERKAST--we'll unveil that roster a bit later--and we’re excited to bring you a full 24 hours of podcast, starting on October 14 at noon, right here at Tested. Naturally, you’re welcome to come by whether you donate or not, but if you can spare a few bucks for the kids, that would be pretty awesome. If you want to apply the $15 Whiskey store credit you got with your annual membership to OCTOBERKAST, it won't show up in the total here, but leave a message in the store when you make the purchase, and we'll keep track of it and report on those numbers during the event too.

We're going to do our damnedest to archive the whole thing as a podcast, and will have both video and audio-only streams going as long as we stay sane. Check back in tomorrow at 11AM PDT to find out where to watch the video or access the audio stream. We go live at noon!

Our confirmed guests include (in alphabetical order): Alexis Gallisá, Brad Shoemaker, Colin Campbell, Dan Stapleton, Dave Snider, Gordon Mah Ung, Jason Cross, Jeff Gerstmann, Jeff Green, Loyd Case, Patrick Klepek, Patrick Norton, Roger Chang, Veronica Belmont, and a whole lot more!