Awesome #Canucks *Maker meetup – cheers to: Anton Sledgehammer + Mr. Delmonte – #Canucks VP Mtkg – for listening to ideas about outreach
Via @dannyrobinson: New Media BC – Canucks Fan Zone case study –
http://bit.ly/Y0n9V – note: I’m participating (despite name misspelling ;)
Events: Canucks Fan Zone – Engaging Fans and Building Online Communities in the Social Media Space
June 25, 2009 3:00 pm
The Lamplighter in Gastown, 92 Water Street, Vancouver
In partnership with New Media BC, the Anton Sledgehammer Creative Agency will present a case-study on the Canucks Fan Zone, a user-generated editorial and fan media web portal followed by a good old fashion networking mixer.
With an impending elimination game versus Chicago coming up, Canucks Outsider Dave Olson joins CBC Radio 1’s Rick Cluff to talk playoff predictions and beards.
Playoff Tension with Canucks Outsider on Early Edition – CBC Radio (5:20, 4MB, 64k mp3)
The Canucks Outsider bench of hockey renegades convened for a hap-hazard episode of the Alive for the Playoffs 2009.
Like the Canucks without Sami Salo, minus cameraman Dale, our squad lacked focus and finish but with enough Bar-b-q and beer, we
Like the Canucks without Sami Salo, minus cameraman Dale, our squad lacked focus and finish but with enough Bar-b-q and beer, we managed to survive the night in better shape the beleaguered Canucks who turned in their first clinker of the playoffs.
The good news abounds as the series is 1-1 and the Canucks have shown great resiliency this season and frankly, this *is* the first loss of the Playoffs – we weren’t really gonna sweep all 16 right?
The Alive for the Playoffs roster featured Ian the Goalie who appeared in the “Rickety Roller Coaster Ride” episode #65 – we revisited fave topics like Kyle Wellwood, the NHL’s suspension policies regarding headshots, International rules, NHL ownership foibles, league management of the Coyotes and nuances of the goaltending position. We also broke out the Don Cherry hat and jacket for good luck.
As usual, sage-like Dan Funboy chimed in with his usual assortment of trivia, miscellanea and opinion. Ferg, Richard, Roland, Ianiv, John B., John B2, Karen and Deborah rounded out the scoring.
Despite the technical challenges, we did manage to improve a few things (stoked out the Ustram channel page), share some hardcore hockey talk, and gave out sealed packs of 1991 hockey cards without gum but featuring holograms (which apparently don’t age well).
Possible guests include representatives from Australia, Poland, Joe from Black Tories, and you …
Coming for next episode:
Chat by Twitter: Follow @canucksoutsider on Twitter and hashtag your posts #outsider09 and they’ll appear in the UStream chat
Lights: Really trying to get some better lighting …
Win: Well yeah!
Jeff Traynor’s article from RainCity Studios about the Canucks Outsider Alive for the Playoffs vidcasts – ups to my crew making it really happen
[note : accessed via Internet Archive and re-posted in full for record]
Jeff Traynor created on Wed, 2009-04-22 09:24
Last night, Vancouver beat St. Louis in overtime to win the first round of the NHL playoffs. Canucks pride seems to be soaring here in Vancouver. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the Stanley Cup in Vancouver but things seem to be looking good this year and after last night’s performance, it’s clear we’ve got goalie who’s ready for the playoffs. There’s no shortage of people on the streets proudly sporting their Canucks paraphernalia and the flags that have been hung in every bar, restaurant and coffee shop seem to suggest that playoff fever has taken hold of the city. Yes, this is the time of year where anyone, even if you weren’t paying attention throughout the regular season, you can jump on the bandwagon become a fan.
However, someone who nobody could accuse of being a bandwaggon jumper is Canucks superfan is Dave Olson, former Raincity Studios staffer and the social media hero behind the Canucks Outsider podcast. Olson and his band of merry superfans have been providing analysis and commentary since the 2005-2006 season and offer a refreshing perspective on the Canucks. This isn’t your typical post-game wrap up; these are fans talking talking to fans about the team they love. And they also happen to really know they’re talking about.
Okay, full disclosure: I’m not really a Canucks fan. I’ve got nothing against the Canucks and being around the office here has started to make me warm up to the idea, but I happen to be cheering for a team who I’d rather not mention here (for fear being ostracized by my colleagues in the office) and let’s just say old allegiances die hard. But even as someone who’s not really a canucks fan, I still love the canucks outsider podcast. Having just moved to town, I’ve been digging through past episodes as a way getting up to speed with what’s going on. And Olson’s love for the Canucks is a little bit infectious. He’s at the games and talking to fans who love their team. It’s an exciting application for social media and traditional media outlets have been noticing with Dave recently having a couple of guest appearances on the radio to share his passion and expertise.
And as as a special exercise in playoff fandom, the Canucks Outsider is Broadcasting Live throughout the playoffs. Olson and his guests will be gathering in Dave’s North Vancouver superfan headquarters for weekend games throughout the playoffs and anyone can tune in online. After the playoff sweep, it looks like there won’t be a broadcast this weekend, but stay tuned for round two. I tuned in to watch the crew during last friday’s game and it was a riot. These guys blow away Bill Swerski and it’s far more than just a bunch of guys drinking beer and watching hockey. While there’s a lot of laughs and everyone seems to be having a great time, Olson and his guests share serious analysis and insight that make watching the game a great experience. And Dave’s going to have a bunch of different guests dropping by throughout the playoffs to keep things interesting. Be sure to check it out.
Find the live video stream at uStream, chat with other fans at #canucks-outsider on irc.freenode.net or hook up on Skype at northvandave. Just because you’re watching the game at home, it doesn’t mean have you have to be alone. Tune in at
Canucks Outsider’s Alive for the Playoffs video cast for Round 2 Saturday, May 2nd vs. the Chicago Black Hawks. Tune in at Hockeynw.com after 5:20PM PST for renegade punditry, trivia, interviews, and beer. Bob + Doug McKenize and Aeschylus give the announcement.
Just the Prelude! – Alive for the Playoffs Round 2 announcement (audio, .mp3, 3:18, 3.3MB)
With the quest for Lord Stanley’s underway, Canucks Outsider returns with a soliloquy of the season, invite for Alive for the Playoffsand an interview on CBC Radio 1 Early Edition discussing momentum, Sundin, depth, expectations and Blues’ TJ Oshee.
Download/Listen to: Canucks Have the Power! – Canucks Outsider #70 (.mp3, 11:48, 16MB)
Music and Poetry by:
The Black Tories “Ghost in the Machine”
CSuspect “Waiting for my man (remixd)”
Album art: photo by Digital K Van, art’ed up by Dave in Picnik
See also: The Crazy Canucks – a fan/blogger roundtable podcast
Alive for the Playoffs Preview
With the Canucks leading us into what could be the most thrilling Spring in recent Vancouver’s history, Canucks Outsider will be Alive for the Playoffs with a live video companion webcast on select playoff games. Join in the fun with live chat, trivia, memorabilia, hi-jinks, beer, interviews and anecdotes.
It’s a Montage!
Here’s some video montage action to getcha stoked!
The first Alive session is Friday, April 17 for Game 2 as the Canucks look to go 2-0 on the St. Louis Blues. Hop online at 6:45 while we scramble to transform the Hockey Lounge for your viewing pleasure.
Guests in this first session will include the wise Dan Funboy, England’s The Fossil, Kyle from Switzerland, plus a Moose call to Winnipeg, and possibly the Quebecois Correspondent and who knows what mayhem might occur!
Next Friday (if necessary) we’ll fire it up again and may have Black Ice writer Joe Tory (who also performs Canucks Outsider Season 4 intro song) who will be at the rink for Game 2.
More Alive for the Playoffs
Wondering what this is all about? Here’s a link pack from 2007 playoff run with 4 Alive for the Playoff episodes vs. Dallas and Anaheim.
Video editing by Kyle Zahar with photos by DaveO, Rebecca Miss604 Bollwitt and John Radio Zoom Bollwitt and others ….
“We have the power” by Garry Chalk the real life voice of He-Man