The IAWTV Awards nominees mix up the professional and independent

The IAWTV hit a major milestone in its evolution this week with the announcement of the first-ever nominees for the IAWTV Awards, honoring excellence in web video content and representing the web series world with a strong mix of independent and professionally-produced content.

The web video fan’s holiday gift guide

We’ve already told you what to get the cord cutters in your life — but what about the web video enthusiast? Here are several suggestions based on ages, interests and more, ranging from toys to T-shirts to DVDs.

The Guild turns product placement into merchandising gold

Once upon a time, “The Guild” made fun of merchandising — but this year, to support ambitious plans for the show’s fifth season, a number of product placement deals were struck. And some of those deals have transformed into a wide assortment of merchandise available to fans.

How Do You Define Web Series Success?

In the web series world, success can be tough to define — for every Guild there’s the series that did help its creator land a more prominent gig, or led to a bigger deal. So what are some wins for the space?

The Guild’s a Go for Season 5 on Xbox

The iconic web series is set for a fifth season, thanks to the return of regular sponsors Microsoft and Sprint. But what’s in store for Felicia Day and her fellow gamers? Will there be another music video? And will this be the last season?

Guild Star Launches Jeff Lewis 5 Minute Comedy Hour

Guild fans are more than familiar with Jeff Lewis’s particular brand of awkward humor, but how many have wondered how different Lewis is from the character of Vork. Based on the first episode of The Jeff Lewis Five Minute Comedy Hour the answer is… Not really.

Many Guild Fans Found Show Thru Avatar Video

Getting seen is one of the toughest challenges for a web series, even a web series like the highly successful Guild. But looking at a survey conducted on The Guild‘s Facebook wall, making a music video seems to be a big help.

The Guild’s Game On Music Video Goes Live on Bing

Did you miss the Comic-Con premiere of The Guild‘s follow-up to Do You Wanna Date My Avatar? Don’t fret — Game On, the Bollywood-inspired music video with some other moments of Asian flair (as well as an elephant) is up on right now.

Web Content Still Finding Its Place At Comic-Con

Comic-Con is a great gorgeous whale of pop culture, and if you approach the event as a microcosm of media today, then the way web content has squeezed itself into this five days of panels, exhibits, events and parties is mirrored accordingly.