Multi-talented actress, gamer and digital devotee Felicia Day takes her message of digital inclusion to- where else?- Twitch
Fans of FELICIA DAY know her as one of their favorite actresses from such shows as Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Supernatural and as creator of The Guild, the hit web series about gamers. She also founded Geek & Sundry, the self proclaimed geek hub and digital production studio. Day has now launched a new series on Twitch called WomenR, highlighting diversity among creators and content in a broad spectrum of entertainment fields. One of her goals in creating the show is to feature successful women in digital careers so that others know it is possible: "Visibility equals possibility for me," Day told The Hollywood Reporter, "so you never know when you'll stumble upon someone who really inspires you to take a leap in designing a board game or becoming a voiceover artist — it's so important to be exposed to it, because often ideas don't occur to us as people unless we sense the possibility of it."
In her talks and bestselling books Embrace Your Weird and You're Never Weird on the Internet, Day's message is about finding your community and unapologetically being yourself. And girls- Day knows for sure - belong in the creative and gloriously geeky world of digital content and gaming.
Felicia Day is a professional actress who has appeared in numerous television shows and films. She is currently recurring on the CW show "Supernatural", and the SyFy series "The Magicians". Her IMDB can be found here.
However, Felicia is best known for her work in the web video world, behind and in front of the camera. She co-starred in Joss Whedon’s Internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog,” which was ranked in the “Top 10 Best TV of 2008” by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine and won an Emmy in 2009. She also created and starred in the seminal web series “The Guild,” which ran for six seasons. “The Guild” won numerous awards for web video excellence, garnering a PGA nomination for best web series in 2011. She expanded the brand into numerous merchandizing opportunities, including a hit comic book series with Dark Horse Comics. Recently, costume and props from the show were admitted to the Smithsonian American History collection as examples of early web media pioneering.
In 2012 Felicia created a funded YouTube channel and production company called Geek & Sundry. Since launching in April 2012, the channel has garnered over 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube, and over 30k on the livestreaming platform Twitch. In 2014, the company was sold to Legendary Entertainment.