“Hot As Hell” (Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-As-Hell-Event/121312778067774) (Twitter: http://twitter.com/HotAsHellEvent) is a web series fan festival that began in 2013. The festival, in its second year, is held annually in Aug. in Palm Springs, Calif. It is one of the hottest times of year in Palm Springs, thus the name, “Hot as Hell.” The dual meaning behind the name of the festival is that aside from the desert heat there are an intimately hot group of Los Angeles based web series creators, actors, and crew who come to this festival to mingle with their fans. The festival is the brainchild of Steve Silverman, creator of web series “Pretty” (http://prettytheseries.com/pretty-episodes/viewcategory/20/pretty) and “The Inn,” (http://prettytheseries.com), and Julie A. Smith, creator of “Fumbling Thru the Pieces” (http://www.youtube.com/user/fumblingthru).
The second annual “Hot as Hell” event is being held this year at the Riviera Resort Hotel (http://www.psriviera.com/) from Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 through Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. It is an adult-only affair. The minimum age is 18 and children are not permitted. Tickets (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/517554) are limited for this event. All-access tickets permit the holder to attend all activities throughout the “Hot as Hell” weekend. Tickets do not include travel, hotel, or meal accommodations except as noted. The Rivera Resort Hotel is offering a special $99 festival rate with reservations booked by July 26, 2014.
The festival features live appearances by LA web series stars, sneak peeks, never-seen before videos and special giveaways. This year the web series “Pretty” will screen its surprise season 4 premiere episode during the “Web Series Variety Show” at the festival.
The festival is another indication of how web series are becoming a serious genre and platform in the entertainment industry.
2014 “Hot as Hell 2” Schedule of Events*
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014
7:00 p.m.: "B-I-N-G-O!" Web Series Bingo is back this year and so is host, Sheena Metal. Favorite web series stars will call the numbers and attendees are eligible to win prizes. A snack bar is included with admission along with a cash bar.
Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
9:30 a.m.: "Roll Out of Bed with the Web Stars" event starts the day with breakfast and "9 Minutes With The Cast of...," a rotating cast panel. Attendees will hear from their favorite web stars all the behind-the-scenes good stuff they've been dying to know. Full breakfast is included with admission.
7:00 p.m.: "Web Series Variety Show" They sing! They dance! They craft! They cocktail! Attendees can expect an all-night event featuring music, videos, comedy and premieres. A dessert bar is included with admission along with a cash bar.
Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
9:30 a.m.: "Top Secret Surprise Breakfast" Attendees will wake up to...??? We are told you are just going to have to show up to find out! Full breakfast is included with admission.
Scheduled to Appear*
Leon Acord (Old Dogs & New Tricks)
Katie Apicella (DeVanity)
Michael and Barbi Caruso (DeVanity and Pretty)
Rick Copp (Where The Bears Are)
Diane Delano (Fumbling Thru The Pieces)
Joe Dietl (Where The Bears Are)
Bobbie Eakes (Fumbling Thru The Pieces)
Michael Taylor Gray (Pretty)
Bruce Hart (Old Dogs & New Tricks)
Stacy McQueen (Pretty)
Jeffrey Patrick Olson (Old Dogs & New Tricks)
Kyle David Pierce (The Inn)
Dale Raoul (Fumbling Thru The Pieces)
Kelsey Robinson (Fumbling Thru The Pieces)
Steve Silverman (The Inn, Pretty)
Terri Simmons (Pretty)
Julie A. Smith (Fumbling Thru The Pieces)
Michelle Stafford (The Stafford Project)
Adrienne Wilkinson (Pretty)
Ben Zook (Where The Bears Are)
*Subject to change.