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This page chronicles the date in which people were picked up at Channel Awesome and their content. Many of the people listed were picked up from either the Best of Blogs or Awesome Blogs of the Week. More information can be found in the Timeline.

2008

What started with just a few people working out of Chicago soon grew as various bloggers on the site were picked up from all over the globe. The year also saw the Search for the Nostalgia Chick contest, the Best of Blogs contest, the first podcast on the site and new shows by ThatGuyWithTheGlasses himself. Video game and Comic reviews were also added by year's end.

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
1 Mike Michaud April 3rd, 2008 Channel Awesome CEO
2 The Other Guy April 3rd, 2008

Team TGWTG. Article Writers.

Creative Content Officer for Channel Awesome.

3 ThatGuyWithTheGlasses April 3rd, 2008
  • Team TGWTG
  • Founder
4 The Last Angry Geek May 28th, 2008 Inked Reality
5 Victoria Turner May 2008 Team TGWTG
6 Suede June 24th, 2008 Inked Reality
7 Film Brain July 20th, 2008 Team TGWTG
8 Benzaie July 30th, 2008 Blistered Thumbs
9 Bennett The Sage September 4th, 2008 (Winner of the Best of Blogs contest.) Blistered Thumbs
10 Coldguy September 5th, 2008 (Winner of the Best of Blogs contest.) Article Writers/Podcasts
11 Rollo T September 5th, 2008 (Winner of the Best of Blogs contest.) Article Writers/Podcasts
12 Lindsay Ellis September 15th, 2008 (Winner of The Search for the Nostalgia Chick contest!) Team TGWTG
13 MarzGurl September 15th, 2008 Inked Reality
14 Dr. Gonzo November 16th, 2008 Article Writers. Podcasts.
15 Phelous November 17th, 2008 Team TGWTG
16 Linkara November 29th, 2008 Inked Reality
17 Ed Glaser/Dark Maze Studios December 5th, 2008 Team TGWTG
18 TheCat December 26th, 2008 Article Writers. Podcasts.

2009

Channel Awesome in 2009 had the family of contributors expand even more than the previous year as The Game Heroes and Team Four Star joined the ranks. In addition, more talent was brought in as the site's audience grew larger and larger. The site took in talent from YouTube and other places on the Internet as it continued to take the web by storm.

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
19 Lee Davidge January 2nd, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
20 AngryJoe January 7th, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
21 PawDugan January 18th, 2009 Team TGWTG. Podcasts.
22 Y Ruler of Time March 26th, 2009 Inked Reality
23 MasakoX April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
24 Guru Larry May 22nd, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
25 Wez May 22nd, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
  • Wez + Larry's Top 10
  • Guru Larry's Retro Corner
  • Gamed1k
  • Games Yanks Can't Wank
  • Reviewmageddon
26 Ashens June 11th, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
27 Dena June 13th, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
28 MikeJ (Officially on the site on October 2nd, 2009 and was a runner up in the Best of Blogs contest.) Team TGWTG
29 CR Officially picked up Mid September 2009 Team TGWTG
30 Happy Harry November 6th, 2009 Inked Reality
31 Aimee Josephus Picked up Nov 2009 Barfiesta The Mystic Brewers of The Inebriati
32 Greg Plutko Picked up Nov 2009 Barfiesta The Mystic Brewers of The Inebriati
33 Jamez Picked up Nov 2009 Barfiesta The Mystic Brewers of The Inebriati
34 Jay Chapman Picked up Nov 2009 Barfiesta The Mystic Brewers of The Inebriati
35 Patty Smith Picked up Nov 2009 Barfiesta The Mystic Brewers of The Inebriati
36 Scott Josephus Picked up Nov 2009 Barfiesta The Mystic Brewers of The Inebriati
37 The Immature Connoisseur Picked up Nov 2009 Barfiesta The Immature Connoisseur's Articles
38 Laura Lopez Picked up Nov 2009 Barfiesta

2010

This year saw the site expand even more with the creation of the gaming channel, Blistered Thumbs. More contributors were added as the company continued to grow!

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
39 Brad Jones January 7th, 2010 Team TGWTG
40 Fraser January 14th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs
41 JesuOtaku February 27th, 2010 Inked Reality
42 Skitch March 16th, 2010 Team TGWTG
  • Music Guy
  • This Week In Games
  • Xbox/PS3 Reviews Editor for Blistered Thumbs
43 ToddInTheShadows April 21st, 2010 Team TGWTG
44 Robby Silver May 8th, 2010 Barfiesta My Indie Life
45 Obscurus Lupa May 30th, 2010 Team TGWTG
46 Vangelus September 18th, 2010 Inked Reality Vangelus Reviews
Vaudiosonic
47 Nash October 2nd, 2010 Team TGWTG WTFIWWY
48 Rap Critic October 16th, 2010 Team TGWTG Rap Critic Reviews
49 ReviewTechUSA October 20th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs ReviewTechUSA
50 Zeitgeist Game Review November 3rd, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Zeitgeist Game Review
51 Yousif Alshaker November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Xbox/PS3 Reviews Editor
52 Micah Curtis November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Xbox/PS3 Reviews Editor
53 Dant Rambeaux November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Lead Retro Editor
54 Crystal R November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Lead Mobiles Editor
55 Amanda K November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Reviews Editor
56 Eli C November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs News & Culture Contributor, Editor
57 Joey Castro November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs News & Culture Contributor, Editor
58 Heisanevilgenius November 17th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Weird Video Games
59 Rinry November 19th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs RinryGameGame
60 Quatoria December 17th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Minor Distractions
61 Taylor H. November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Former Lead PSP Editor
Shinkara

2011

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
62 Roo January 13th, 2011 Blistered Thumbs 16-Bit Gems
63 Substance TV January 21st, 2011 Blistered Thumbs Substance TV
64 Kenny F January 28th, 2011 Blistered Thumbs GameJams
65 Psychotaku February 16th, 2011 Blistered Thumbs The Psychotaku Show
66 GameScan TV February 23rd, 2011 Blistered Thumbs GameScan TV
67 Leon Thomas March 4th, 2011 Blistered Thumbs/Team TGWTG Heart of Gaming
Renegade Cut
Attack of the Trek
Word Funk
68 Smarty March 12th, 2011 Blistered Thumbs The Machinimist
Last on the Bandwagon
Smarty's Untitled Review Show
69 Oancitizen March 29th, 2011 Team TGWTG Brows Held High
Between The Lines
70 JonTron May 13th, 2011 Blistered Thumbs JonTron Show
71 That Sci-Fi Guy May 16th, 2011 Team TGWTG That Sci-Fi Guy (show)
The League of Inebriated Gentlemen
72 PeanutButterGamer May 27th, 2011 Blistered Thumbs PeanutButterGamer (show)
73 Diamanda Hagan June 15th, 2011 Team TGWTG Hagan Reviews
Bonekickers Reviews
Urban Gothic Reviews
Twatty Who Reviews
Lesbian Talk
74 The Blockbuster Buster August 22nd, 2011 Team TGWTG The Blockbuster Buster (show)
75 ChaosD1 November 15th, 2011 Blistered Thumbs MMO Grinder

2012

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
76 MegaGWolf July 10th, 2012 Blistered Thumbs
77 Lotus Prince July 13th, 2012 Blistered Thumbs Lotus Prince Let's Plays
78 Platform32 July 17th, 2012 Blistered Thumbs Platform32 (show)
79 Kevin December 12th, 2013 Blistered Thumbs RetroActive

2013

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
80 Retro Dojo Productions March 14th, 2013 Inked Reality Anime Basics
81 Accursed Farms May 10th, 2013 Team TGWTG
82 Andrew Dickman October 13th, 2013 Blistered Thumbs E-Heroes
83 Petros November 22nd, 2013 Blistered Thumbs My Life as a Video Game

2014

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
84 The Omega Geek January 14th, 2014 Podcasts Lesbian Talk
85 Chris Stuckmann July 31st, 2014 Team TGWTG Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews
86 Rantasmo August 5th, 2014 Team TGWTG Needs More Gay
87 Dan Olson August 7th, 2014 Team TGWTG Folding Ideas
88 iRawss August 8th, 2014 Team TGWTG The Good Hook
89 Sursum Ursa August 15th, 2014 Team TGWTG Stuff You Like
90 Beth E. August 22nd, 2014 Team TGWTG Shark Jumping
91 Some Guys I Know August 26th, 2014 Team TGWTG Some Guys I Know (show)

Bloggers

Here is a list of people who started on TGWTG from the blogs or "Your Video Reviews" section on the forums. These are in chronological order:

2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Suede Lee Brad Jones Roo Lotus Prince Andrew Dickman The Omega Geek
Film Brain Angry Joe JesuOtaku Apollo Z. Hack Rantasmo
Benzaie Paw Skitch Psychotaku Dan Olson
Matt Briner Y Ruler of Time Sad Panda Smarty
Storage and Disposal JewWario Transylvania Television Oancitizen
HopeWithinChaos Dena ToddInTheShadows Diamanda Hagan
Bennett The Sage SG Eric Power Blockbuster Buster
Coldguy MikeJ Obscurus Lupa ChaosD1
Rollo T Fool Fantastic Vangelus
ThatChickWithTheGoggles LordKaT Nash
Dr. Gonzo CR! Rap Critic
Phelous The Immature Connoisseur PushingUpRoses
Linkara Welshy
TheCat Heisanevilgenius
Rinry

Former Contributors

Number Name Date picked up Affiliation Contributions
1 Mike Ellis April 3rd, 2008 Former Channel Awesome COO
  • Former Chief Operational Officer
2 That Aussie Guy August 13th, 2008 Blistered Thumbs
  • Riz Rave Reviews
3 Little Miss Gamer October 20th, 2008 (Left to focus on her puppeteering in the summer of 2010) Blistered Thumbs
4 ThatChickWithTheGoggles September 9th, 2008. Left in 2011 to pursue other interests. Blistered Thumbs
5 Fool Fantastic Featured as an article writer on October 19th, 2009 Article Writers and Team TGWTG
6 Matt Briner August 1st, 2008 Article Writers
7 Storage and Disposal August 13th, 2008 Article Writers
8 LordKat Officially picked up October 6th, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
9 Admir Jusufovic November 6th, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Former Assistant Site Manager, Site Marketing, Media & Relations
10 Transylvania Television April 3rd, 2010 Team TGWTG Transylvania Television
11 Apollo Z. Hack January 14th, 2011 Team TGWTG A Reviewaverse Saga
The HACKdown
12 Rooney Enterprises Mid July 2009 (Officially on the site on October 2nd, 2009) Team TGWTG
13 The Distressed Watcher September 8th, 2009. Was let go in September, 2011. Team TGWTG
14 Bhargav Dronamraju April 3rd, 2008 Channel Awesome CEP
15 Spoony July 22nd, 2008 Blistered Thumbs
16 PushingUpRoses October 22nd, 2010 Blistered Thumbs
17 JewWario April 24th, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
18 Iron Liz September 5th, 2011 Team TGWTG Atop the Fourth Wall
Pen and Paper Corner
19 HopeWithinChaos
  • August 19th 2008 (With Epic Fail)
  • October 16th, 2008 (With Transmission Awesome)
  • January 24th, 2009 (Became official part of the site.)
Team TGWTG
20 Welshy November 1st, 2010 Team TGWTG
21 Travis Excelsior September 7th, 2009 Podcasts
  • Nerd To The Third Power
22 Handsome Tom February 1st, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
23 8 Bit Mickey February 1st, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
  • The Game Heroes
24 Classy Man Smiles February 1st, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
  • The Game Heroes
25 Andy The Movie The Game February 1st, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
  • The Game Heroes
26 Cameraman Joe February 1st, 2009 Blistered Thumbs
  • The Game Heroes
27 Lanipator April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality

Note: Team Four Star is still affiliated with Channel Awesome.

28 Vegeta3986 April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
  • Dragonball Z Abridged
29 KaiserNeko April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
  • Dragonball Z Abridged
30 Takahata101 April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
  • Dragonball Z Abridged
31 Hbi2k April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
  • Dragonball Z Abridged
32 Megami33 April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
  • Dragonball Z Abridged
33 Ganxingba April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
  • Dragonball Z Abridged
34 LittleKuriboh April 12th, 2009 Inked Reality
  • Dragonball Z Abridged

Still affiliated with the site.

35 WhiteAsh002 May 6th, 2009 Inked Reality
  • Dragonball Z Abridged
36 Antfish January 2010
  • Inked Reality
  • Team Four Star
  • Dragonball Abridged
37 SadPanda March 16th, 2010 Team TGWTG
38 Luke Mochrie March 20th, 2010 Team TGWTG
39 Eric Power May 15th, 2010 Inked Reality
40 Mike Dodd November 2nd, 2010 Blistered Thumbs Review A Day
This Week In Geek
41 Holly Christine Brown November 2009 (Got Channel Awesome Duties in the spring of 2010) Channel Awesome
  • Former Head of Human Resources and Webmistress of TGWTG.com.



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