Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit I am Drea De Matteo, mom & actress (Sopranos, Sons of Anarchy, Muthaship) Ask me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/3171/i-am-drea-de-matteo-mom-actress-sopranos-sons-of I'm kind of a jerk, ask me anything! Haha!

Check out The Muthaship here: www.youtube.com/BEYONDrealityUSA

Victoria's helping me out today.

Proof pics: http://imgur.com/BIAIXe6

Instagram link- http://instagram.com/p/uV1g32Gkl-/

Edit: Hmm. I guess just... thank you guys for hanging out with me this Sunday morning. Love all y'all, like with a southern accent this time. Bring me back so I can talk non-stop again!

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
10yr old street child working to help support my family in rural & remote Ethiopia, AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/3169/10yr-old-street-child-working-to-help-support-my As independent fundraisers, in the past years we've visited programs in Mali and Indonesia and facilitated popular Reddit AMA's with children in remote developing regions. This time we're fundraising via livestream from Ethiopia around Bahir Dar. We got to know a street child and thought Reddit might appreciate it if we set up an AMA with someone not yet reached by any programs to give a window into what life is like in absolute poverty.

(proof: http://imgur.com/Mu7WUHr )

(update: Internet is very spotty, as we're also trying to livestream, answers may come in slowly)

Update #2: We went to her mother's and will have an update soon. Since so many people are asking how they can support, we're doing a livestream marathon where all donations go directly to Save the Children and are multiplied x16 by USAID for Ethiopia at http://www.GamingForGood.net .

Update #3: Finally got the video uploaded! http://youtu.be/nFVU_K2QPbk

(for context: http://youtu.be/uL5C4APzpq4 )

Thanks for the support, Reddit.

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I'm NASCAR driver Casey Mears. I drive the #13 GEICO Chevrolet. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/3170/im-nascar-driver-casey-mears-i-drive-the-13-geico I have been racing my whole life. Growing up in a racing family, I knew at a early age that I wanted to race for a living. I went through several different series to get to the Spring Cup, and I'm looking forward to answering your questions!

Proof: https://twitter.com/CJMearsGang/status/523609380529655808

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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA Grace Helbig AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/3166/iama-grace-helbig-ama My short bio: Oh, hello. I'm Grace Helbig. I'm the creator and host of the youtube channel itsGrace. I recently wrote a book called Grace's Guide: The Art of Pretending to be a Grown-Up that's coming out October 21st. You can pre-order it at http://www.gracesguidebook.com. Please do so. I'm doing this AMA to finally feel something.

My Proof: http://i.imgur.com/znjJMyP.jpg?1

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Joe Perry, guitarist and co-founder of Aerosmith and author of a book called ROCKS. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/3167/i-am-joe-perry-guitarist-and-cofounder-of Hi, this is Joe Perry.

I've been playing guitar in a band called Aerosmith for the past 40 years, among other things, and I just finished an autobiography that's been published about my experiences ever since I could remember putting one foot in front of the other on this planet, up til now. So i'm here to answer any of your questions. Victoria's helping me out today.

https://twitter.com/JoePerry/status/523226625752956928

Update Well thanks for everybody taking the time to get on this little get together for the last couple hours, and I really appreciate it. And I'm looking forward to seeing some of you at book signings, that's the best part of doing this, is being able to shake hands with some fans and show my appreciation for their sticking by through the thick and thin.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Bob Odenkirk author of A Load of Hooey AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/3161/i-am-bob-odenkirk-author-of-a-load-of-hooey-ama I also helped with "Mr. Show with Bob and David" and acted in some TV shows and a movie or three… Here's the book (tho I bequest you purchase it at your local indie store-) http://www.amazon.com/Load-Hooey-Odenkirk-Memorial-Library/dp/1938073886/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413474175&sr=8-1&keywords=load+of+hooey Here's a tit-bit (tits!) of the book gussied up into anime' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWFttXWm7ws

PROOF https://twitter.com/mrbobodenkirk/status/522781530607742977

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA After a 4ish year wait, I just received a call that there is a kidney available for me. I should be getting a kidney transplant in the next 24 hours. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/3162/iama-after-a-4ish-year-wait-i-just-received-a My short bio: I am a 26 y/o male who has been waiting for a kidney for between 3 and 4 years. This will be my second transplant, the first one was about 6 years ago. I have been on Hemodialysis the last 4 years while waiting for a kidney, I did both home hemo and in center. The kidney I will be receiving will be from a deceased donor, whom I never met and didn't know me. I just received the call at 2:04am EST so things are still in the early stages, but I thought some people may find this interesting and would love to get word about the importance of organ donation spread. I will answer any questions you have until I get put under for surgery. I try to answer some more when I wake up also, however that will be a while.

My Proof: These are the scars from the 1st transplant: http://imgur.com/QCsyMez

And this is my fistula (An artificially enlarged vein in my arm that is used for dialysis) http://imgur.com/N3WEk3m

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
Singer/songwriter Neil Diamond here, AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/3163/singersongwriter-neil-diamond-here-ama Hi, this is Neil Diamond.

I've been in this music business for over 50 years, and I'm here today to answer your questions and hopefully help you understand things about my life and my world and have you share your experiences with me and for me to do the same.

My new album is called Melody Road, which is in-stores on October 21st. You can pre-order it here.

Watch the my new music video for “Something Blue” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qjqysU36tw

I’ll also be going Tour in 2015 and you can purchase tickets here! http://www.ticketmaster.com/neildiamond

I’m here to answer as many of your questions as I can! Victoria's helping me get started.

https://twitter.com/NeilDiamond/status/522827914476531712

Update Just to tell everybody thank you for taking the time to ask these questions, and to tell me your OWN stories. I'm always fascinated that I hear people's stories about my songs, because those songs themselves are written in a void, in the silence of a room, and I never know if anybody will hear them or if so what effect they will have on people. So this is a great forum for me to great feedback. I appreciate the opportunity, and I wish you all love and luck. And I hope to see you soon, in a city nearby!

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
Iam M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold... AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/3164/iam-m-shadows-from-avenged-sevenfold-ama I am M. Shadows of Avenged sevenfold. After over two years of development we are proud to release Hail to the King: Deathbat. After watching all of the members of this band play mobile games on tour over the years we decided to create one of our own. A game for our fans who love games as well. We decided to create this adventure with a nod to our favorite games growing up. No hand holding here, no fluff, just a hard, bad ass game that lets you discover the story of the Deathbat. How many of you out there can beat this game? Only time will tell. We are excited to share this story with you now.

The latest trailer for the game is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8z_m4rT_EE

Buy on the App Store: http://www.appstore.com/deathbatgame Buy on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.deathbatgame.hailtotheking

My Proof: https://twitter.com/TheOfficialA7X/status/522808707185664000

EDIT: Guys I had a blast today, but have to run. Hope you enjoy the game, and hope these answers shed some light on a few things. See you all soon, and please check out Hail to the King: Deathbat.

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am Chris Jericho - author, WWE superstar, singer, and much more. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/3155/i-am-chris-jericho-author-wwe-superstar-singer My new book is called The Best in the World.

Let's rock! Here at reddit HQ in New York... Ask away...I'll answer anything ya want as long as it's a question I feel like answering :]

https://twitter.com/reddit_AMA/status/522440908596604928

https://twitter.com/IAmJericho/status/522440665935126530

Thanks you guys! All Jerichoholics are the GREATEST!!! Check out my new book "The Best In The World -At What I NO Idea" in stores now for more fun Y2J/Fozzy tales and we will see u SOON!!

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
We are Paradox North, the developers of Magicka: Wizard Wars! It's our birthday! http://www.topiama.com/r/3156/we-are-paradox-north-the-developers-of-magicka My short bio: We are celebrating 1 year of our game, Magicka: Wizard Wars (https://www.wizardwars.com/) entering steam Early Access. We have the whole team on stand-by to answer your questions. Be it about our game, working in the video games industry in general, or whether we prefer cake or pie! We are here to answer!

Well start posting our answers half an hour from now, 14:00 CEST.

My Proof: http://imgur.com/jGffCKr

UPDATE - We will be having a live stream at 15:00 CEST at http://www.twitch.tv/paradoxinteractive you can see some of the faces behind the names! We'll of course continue to bring up questions from this IAMA page during the stream. Full attention will be back here at approx 16:00 CEST.

UPDATE 2 - Getting prepped for the stream now, keep the questions coming! We'll be back replying on reddit in approx 1 hour! In the meantime free to come watch us!

UPDATE 3 We are done streaming and you now have our full undivided attention on the IAMA once more, keep those questions coming!

UPDATE 4 Thanks for the awesome questions everybody! We are done answering live for now, we'll peek in on the thread again tomorrow to answer any other hot topics that we have left over. Feel free to grab the recording of the stream on our twitch/youtube channel in the coming days.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I am actor and comedian Artie Lange. You might recognize me from The Howard Stern Show, my twitter account @artiequitter, two bestselling books, or my latest comedy special on Comedy Central "The Stench of Failure." AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/3157/i-am-actor-and-comedian-artie-lange-you-might My comedy special "The Stench of Failure" premieres uncensored on midnight this upcoming October 18 on Comedy Central, it's stories about me and rehab and drug use and mental homes and general craziness.

Here are some clips:

Victoria's helping me get started, AMA.

https://twitter.com/ccstandup/status/522504810184974336

UPDATE: I gotta go tape the Seth Meyers show, so I gotta take a beak, but I'll be back to answer more questions later.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
I’m a humanitarian officer for Save the Children working on the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone - AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/3159/im-a-humanitarian-officer-for-save-the-children Hi I'm Dan Stewart, a humanitarian officer working in Sierra Leone on Save the Children's Ebola emergency response. I can answer any questions on what it's really like on the ground in an Ebola-affected region. Ask me anything!

Here is a link to my Twitter page: http://twitter.com/real_good_dan

UPDATE - Thanks for all your questions so far. I'm away for next few hours, but I'll be back again today at 4pm (EST), 9pm (BST) to answer your questions.

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
We are scientists studying the comet about to engulf Mars on Sunday. Ask away! http://www.topiama.com/r/3160/we-are-scientists-studying-the-comet-about-to This Sunday (19 Oct. 2014) at about 2:30pm ET (11:30 am PT) Comet 2013/A (Siding Spring) will pass within 140,000 km (87,000 miles) of Mars. This means that the gas cloud surrounding the comet will effectively envelop Mars while it passes by at 56 km/s (125,000 mph). The dangerous dust tail will just barely miss Mars and the orbiting spacecraft there. Observers at or near Earth (like Hubble) will watch the interaction from afar while the Mars spacecraft will get a frontrow seat to the interaction. In particular, the newly arrived MAVEN spacecraft is particularly well suited to studying the comet’s effect on the martian upper atmosphere since that’s what it’s designed to do. Both the Curiosity and Opportunity rovers will try to take photos of the comet filling the martian nightsky.

Answering questions tonight are Jared Espley, MAVEN science team member, and two members of NASA's Coordinated Investigations of Comets team who have been involved in facilitating planning and observations of comet Siding Spring, Karl Battams and Matthew Knight.

Proof: https://twitter.com/MAVEN2Mars/status/522126937221656576

UPDATE 10:00 PM EDT We're going to wrap this up for now, but will keep checking this over the next few days and respond to new questions as we can. Thanks to everyone for participating. If you want to stay up to date on Comet Siding Spring, check out http://cometcampaign.org/ and http://mars.nasa.gov/comets/sidingspring/.

UPDATE Oct 15 1:00 PM EDT I had a few mins spare to pick off a couple more questions. Matthew and Jared will check back later to answer more, so keep them coming! [KB]

UPDATE Oct 15 6:30 PM EDT I took another swing through and answered a bunch more questions. We'll keep checking the thread, so keep asking questions, [MK]

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT
IamA victim of more than six years of cyberstalking and online and offline stalking/harassment. My stalker has been arrested three times and is awaiting sentencing. AMA. http://www.topiama.com/r/3147/iama-victim-of-more-than-six-years-of My short bio: I'm Melissa Anelli, and I've done an AMA here before about my work in fan communities. The topic of harassment, stalking, and bullying that happen online and then expand to offline seems to be reaching a turning point: I have also hit a turning point in how I deal with my own case. I have been stalked, harassed, and abused by the same woman for almost 6.5 years. It began digitally, and then began mushrooming into offline contact - a trip to my town, packages and messages and postcards sent to me and my family and friends, etc. She has used emails, contact through every viable method of digital outreach, as well as physical mailings to intimidate and threaten, and make near daily threats of rape and murder.

After an FBI investigation and three arrests, my stalker is awaiting sentencing, and may be close to entering a plea deal that allows her to continue her campaign of abuse (for it has been proven that nothing but incarceration will stop her). I have resisted doing an AMA for a long time for fear she would join up and take part. But the issue and those that touch it are too important, and I'm hoping my case can help people understand why it is vital we work harder to stop this type of abuse.

Outside of this story, I run the popular fan convention GeekyCon (http://geekycon.com) and GeekyNews (http://geekynews.com) as well as Harry Potter site The Leaky Cauldron (http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org). I wrote a book about the Harry Potter phenomenon, served as a consultant on Pottermore, and am a board member of the HP Alliance (http://thehpalliance.org) as well as advisor on YouCoalition (http://youcoalition.tumblr.com).

My Proof: NPR story from last Feb: http://www.npr.org/2014/02/23/281167415/fed-up-with-harassment-author-reveals-her-cyberstalker

NYPost from when she was arrested the second time: http://nypost.com/2013/07/18/harry-potter-and-the-deathly-wacko/

My latest Tumblr update: http://penbitten.com/post/99597562281/so-it-seems-stalker-might-get-off-lightly-how-would

Here's the proof of my identity I used for my last AMA: https://twitter.com/melissaanelli/status/357601620852359168

Edit: FYI I'll be answering questions continually as I get them, even if tomorrow or later. I'm really amazed how positive and thoughtful everyone has been. Thank you!

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 0:00:00 EDT