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Felicia Day Launches YouTube Channel with Book Club

Actress and web video producer Felicia Day has launched a nerdy YouTube channel called Geek & Sundry. The new channel will include a video version of the Sword & Laser book club and Written by a Kid–a storytelling show narrated by children and illustrated by adults.

Check it out: “Popular book club podcast, Sword & Laser, comes to life with an irreverent show hosted by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. The show features interviews with top authors, reviews of the hottest science fiction and fantasy books, discussion of the essential news of the week, and lots of participation from the vibrant Sword and Laser community.”

io9 has a great interview with Day, talking about her new venture. The book club will debut on April 13th and the kid’s storytelling show will be released this fall.

Here’s more about Written by a Kid: “Original sci-fi, fantasy and horror stories by real kids are transformed into stunning shorts by some of today’s coolest directors. These original live-action and animated pieces truly capture the madness and magic of the 4-to-9-year old mindset. Directors include Dane Boedigheimer (Annoying Orange), Rhett & Link (IFC’s Commercial Kings) and Daniel Strange (Between Two Ferns with Zach Galfianakis).”

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