Geek & Sundry was a production company/publisher founded by Felicia Day and her friend and business partner Kim Evey in 2012 to produce content for their YouTube web channel of the same name. The company's focus was on topics of interest to geeks, especially gaming (both video and tabletop) and science fiction and fantasy. It started with three shows: Wil Wheaton's Table Top, where Wil plays tabletop games with a wide variety of guests; Day's vlog, The Flog; and the book review show, Sword & Laser. They took over production of Day's existing web-video series, The Guild, and have gone on to create dozens more shows.
In 2013, the company started a separate channel, Geek & Sundry Vlogs, to host a variety of geek-related vlogs. In 2014, Geek and Sundry was acquired by Legendary Entertainment and merged with Chris Hardwick's Nerdist. After an abortive attempt at creating a paid-subscription content service (Alpha) and Critical Role spinning off into its own independent production company, the channel was essentially put out to pasture with the production of new content ending in 2019 and COVID putting the final nail in the coffin in 2020. Since 2022, the channel's sole purpose it to reissue existing content; all other operations have since been absorbed into Nerdist.
Geek & Sundry shows with a page on this Wiki:
- Callisto 6
- The Guild
- LA By Night: A Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition tabletop gaming web series.
- LARPs: The Series
- Learning Town
- Morganville Vampires (live-action adaptation of the first novel)
- New York By Night: A sequel to LA by Night
- Relics & Rarities
- Sagas Of Sundry
- Shield of Tomorrow
- Space Janitors (A comedy series about janitors who work for a stereotypical evil overlord)
- Table Top
- TitansGrave: The Ashes of Valkana
Some other Geek & Sundry shows:
- Co-Optitude: Felicia and her brother Ryon play old games that they didn't own growing up
- Escape!: Celebrity guests try to solve puzzles to escape from a locked room.
- Fetch Quest: Animated musical comedy about video games.
- The Flog: Felicia Day's vlog.
- Foreververse: Hosted by Ivan van Norman in which players shift from game to game within a story frame multiverse.
- Spellslingers: Professional Starcraft player and esports commentator Sean "Day9" Plott challenges various geek celebrities to prove their ability in a game of Magic: The Gathering.
- The Storyboard: Author roundtable with Patrick Rothfuss
- Super Fun Awesome Party Game Time: Jesse Cox and Jessica Marzipan create new twists on old party games.
- Sword & Laser: Book reviews by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt.
- Vaginal Fantasy: Felicia and some of her girlfriends livestream their book club discussions about (usually) Paranormal Romance novels. Liberal amounts of alcohol are involved. (later moved to its own channel.
- Vast: An original sci-fi adventure by Jackson Lanzing.
- Written by a Kid: videos of stories written by children.
Former Geek & Sundry shows with a page on this wiki:
- Critical Role: Launched on Geek and Sundry in 2015, moved to its own company (Critical Role Productions) in 2018.
Tropes in these shows include:
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Happens in Spellslingers sometimes when Plott bites off more than he can chew. For instance, Season 2 Episode 2, where he challenged mixed martial artist Josh Barnett. Unfortunately for Plott, Barnett is even more One of Us than Plott himself, and has played Magic since it first came out. He quite ruthlessly wiped the floor with Sean. Former NFL player Chris Kluwe did much the same in Season 3 Episode 2, only whereas Barnett was very calm and even a little goofy, Kluwe was downright gleeful in taking Plott down.