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Creative Day: What is Constantly Calibrating?

Yesterday morning I sat down and thought to myself, “What should I write about for today’s Creative Day?” Well as you all might imagine, it’s never a good sign when I have to sit and think about what would be best to write about. Most articles I’ve written for the site have been ideas that popped into my head and immediately made their way onto your screens. This was not the case for yesterday’s article as evidenced by the fact that I’m referring to it as yesterday’s article. This has become a common problem for me since Constantly Calibrating began: getting articles out in a timely, regular fashion. The major reason for these complications is that had you asked me three months ago about my daily plans, I would not list running a nerd-culture multimedia website. (Yes, I realize our site barely qualifies as multimedia currently, but in this area patience can be a virtue.)

The honest truth is that if you asked me a little over two months ago about my plans for the site I would probably respond back, “Site? What site? Constantly Calibrating is just simple podcasting Steven and I came up with.” Well this past Sunday was three months since we started the podcast and two months since I started devoting serious time to the site. These days it seems like 80% of my time is spent planning out things for the site, but here lies the major issue. Planning is one thing, implementation is something entirely different.

Let me pause here for a moment, because I feel some history of where Constantly Calibrating began might be necessary. Those of you who listen to our podcast have heard us talk at varying lengths about our origins, but now seemed like a good time to actually explore this. Instead of going into another lengthy explanation, I’m going to copy an email that I recently sent to the organizers of leetUP. leetUP is the nerd carnival organized by Kevin Pereira, former co-host of Attack of the Show on G4, and also the event that spawned the idea for Constantly Calibrating. The email was my attempt at a request for leetUP to make an appearance near Phoenix during its upcoming tour, but it started as a simple email expressing my love and admiration for the event. Read on for my email as well as where we hope ConCal goes next. Continue reading

Kevin Pereira Departs Attack of the Show

G4TV.com announced a short while ago that Kevin Pereira, host of Attack of the Show on G4, will be leaving AOTS after the channels Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) coverage. Below is what Stephen Johnson wrote up on G4TV.com:

After more than a decade on the air, host Kevin Pereira is leaving Attack of the Show. Attack will celebrate Pereira’s contribution to G4 with a month-long look back at his most memorable comedy sketches, interviews, and hilarious off-the-cuff moments from the show. The Pereira-palooza will culminate on May 31, his final day on AOTS, before Pereira delivers his final live, on-location coverage for the gaming world’s biggest event, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), from June 4-7. In other words: Kevin’s going out large.

“For the last ten years, G4 has provided me a phenomenal career filled with countless once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and the chance to work with some of the most driven, talented and passionate people in the business,” said Pereira. “I want to thank our viewers for allowing me to inform and entertain them each and every week.”

My thinking is that this was bound to happen soon, if for no other reason than to allow Pereira to work more on leetUP. leetUP is, to quote Kevin Pereira, “…[a] live touring nerd-carnival…” My wife and I drove out to the first-ever leetUP in Los Angeles this past March, and aside for some security snafus it was an amazing evening. The most recent plans for leetUP have seemed to be, as Pereira stated, to take it on tour. As a full-time host of AOTS, Pereira likely wouldn’t have the time for such an endeavor.

We here at Constantly Calibrating are huge fans of both Attack of the Show and X-Play, so it’s sad to see another of the classic, if not the greatest, G4 “superheroes” leave. Adam Sessler recently departed G4 in a subdued, but public, manner which was nearly heartbreaking for us here. To see the other major G4 host leave, is upsetting, but maybe it’s time. Kevin Pereira has done some great work with G4, which we will be watching over the next month, but there comes a time for everyone to move on, and maybe this is it for him.

We wish Kevin Pereira the best of luck in the future, and will be stalking following him and his career for some time to come.

Now, if anyone from G4 is reading this (ha!), then be sure to know that here at Constantly Calibrating we have two plucky (plucky?!) young co-hosts who would be happy to look into filling the void Kevin Pereira leaves. Either one of us are fully capable, in theory, of taking on such a gig. Let us know! We’ll be patiently waiting by something for your contract to be delivered!

Source: Kevin Pereira Leaving Attack of The Show (G4TV)