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The Minecraft avatar of WesWilson

Wes Wilson in real life
Born (1968-07-31) 31 July 1968 (age 51)[1][2]
Country United States
Gender M
Other names Wes, Wessy Wilson

WesWilson, also known by his personal name Wesley Wade "Wes" Wilson,[3] is an American Let's Play commentator, podcaster and the project coordinator of Mindcrack.[4][5]

Wes is the programming director of PlayOnCon, an annual fantasy and science fiction fandom convention held in Birmingham, Alabama,[5][6] and since 2014, also GameVid Expo, an internet gaming media convention in held in Atlanta, Georgia.[5]

Let's Play[edit]

Game Playlist or first video Start date Brief description
Octodad "DWP - Octodad" 7 Mar 2012 Featuring EricFullerton
Total War: Shogun 2 "Wes Plays Total War: Shogun 2" 1 Feb 2013 Featuring Will and Craig of The Creative Assembly
Starbound "Starbound" 5 Dec 2013 Featuring BebopVox
Gone Home "Gone Home" 18 Dec 2013
Garry's Mod 16 Sep 2014 See Garry's Mod
Five Nights at Freddy's "Five Nights at Freddy's" 31 Oct 2014
The Hidden "Gmod - The Hidden" 25 Nov 2014
Map Playlist or First episode Start date Brief description
Dwarves vs Zombies "Dwarves vs. Zombies" 16 Dec 2012 Playing OldManWillakers' DvZ
"The City of Love" "Minecraft Adventures - City of Love" 6 Jul 2013 Featuring brentcopeland and EricFullerton
"The Building Game" 2 Oct 2013 SethBling's Building Game featuring changing group of members of the Mindcrack server and guests
Mindcrack CrackPack Modded multiplayer 20 May 2014
PlayMindcrack "PlayMindcrack" 3 Jun 2014 Featuring changing group of members of the Mindcrack server and guests
"Diversity 2" "Diversity 2: Minecraft Adventures" 6 Nov 2014 Featuring MKtheWorst


Guude had become friends with Wes through his guest appearance in episode 58 of The Shaft Podcast in November 2011. The Shaft is a weekly Minecraft related podcast, that was then hosted by brentcopeland, EricFullerton and WesWilson.[7] Guude met The Shaft hosts at MineCon 2011 in Las Vegas, and had somehow become their "pre-MineCon" guest, appearing in episode 107 in November 2012 and also episode 155 in October 2013.[7] During that period, Wes appeared as a guest in episode 27 of the Mindcrack Podcast along with Brent and Eric.[8]

In December 2013, Wes announced he was resigning from The Shaft Podcast to work on new projects,[9] at which point Guude invited Wes to be involved with Mindcrack.[7] Much of Wes' early work with Mindcrack was as the general manger of the PlayMindcrack server, creating the server's initial moderation and customer support teams.[5] His role has since been filled by olmok, allowing him to continue with his work as Mindcrack's project coordinator.[10][11]

In May 2014, Wes joined the CrackPack server as a guest on the Better Team.[12] He had plans to work with the Thaumcraft mod,[13] but became inactive on the server.[14] In August 2014, Wes became an active participant of Mindcrack's Garry's Mod recordings.[15] Upon the reset of the CrackPack server in October 2014, Wes became active again.[16] He shared a treehouse base with Mhykol.[17]

In April 2015, Wes says he is currently not interested in joining Mindcrack as an official member.[18]

He is a moderator of /r/playmindcrack and the official Mindcrack Steam group alongside AvidyaZEN.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Wes married his wife Wendy on 29 April 2006.[20][21] They have three children together;[22] Duncan (born c. 2007), Erin (born 30 April 2009)[23][24] and Brenna (born March 2013).[25]

Wes is a supporter of the legalization of same-sex marriage.[26] Wes tweeted support of same-sex couples following the legalization of same-sex marriage in Alabama in February 2015.[27][28][29][30]

Having previously lived in Huntsville, Alabama, Wes moved to Atlanta, Georgia in July 2015[31] to start a new job at Intercontinental Exchange.[32] He plans to move his family to Atlanta with him in the future.[33]


External links[edit]


  1. weswilson (31 July 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/362570739292979202>.
  2. weswilson (31 July 2013). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/362806106768158720>.
  3. deadworkersparty (28 November 2011). "The Shaft 58: Guude (Uncut)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY4R-WIc-OY&t=9m51s>. Reupload.
  4. "Mindcrack Group". PAX East. Retrieved 13 March 2014. <http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/mindcrack-group>.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Projects". WesWilson.com. Retrieved 27 May 2014. <http://www.weswilson.com/index.php/projects>.
  6. "Contact Us". Play On Con. Retrieved 17 May 2014. <http://www.playoncon.com/index.php/about-poc/contact-us>.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 GuudeBouderfist (28 July 2014). "Minecraft MindCrack - S5E5 - My Apartment". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4h-EFrrGG4>.
  8. Mindcrack (19 February 2013). "Mindcrack Podcast - Episode 27 with guests from The Shaft Podcast". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwi21AcU3iM>.
  9. deadworkersparty (2 December 2013). "The Shaft 159: End of an Era". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uF48uTXfC1s&t=11m24s>. Reupload.
  10. GuudeBoulderfist (7 September 2014). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/playmindcrack/comments/2fpsd6/what_will_happen_to_the_supposedly_upcoming_games/ckbpnj7?context=1>.
  11. GuudeBoulderfist (9 September 2014). "Minecraft MindCrack - S5E11 - Torch Tuesdays #6 - PAX Prime 2014". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YIWum8KzgU&t=19m47s>.
  12. weswilson (20 May 2014). "CrackPack 1: Battle Royale". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkWZ9nYwYcw>.
  13. weswilson (4 June 2014). "CrackPack 4: "That was.... unfortunate"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mj3NghJXu44>.
  14. deadworkersparty (9 August 2014). "The Shaft #193: Wes Wilson Returns". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1kwPnZuw04&t=8m10s>. Reupload.
  15. Coestar (31 August 2014). "Prop Hunters | Newcomber Wes". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1O8K-ZYtk8>.
  16. Biffa2001 (13 October 2014). "MindCrack CrackPack #01 "Deja Vu All Over Again" (Minecraft Modded)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEPoR_r2YAo>.
  17. weswilson (21 October 2014). "Crackpack S2 Episode 2: Do you Wanna Build a Treehouse (Part 1)". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jIQG1od-L4>.
  18. WesWilson (4 April 2015). Reddit reply. Reddit. <http://www.reddit.com/r/mindcrack/comments/31c57h/mindcrack_is_changing/cq148m9?context=1>.
  19. MindCrack. Steam group. Steam. <http://steamcommunity.com/groups/MindCrack>.
  20. weswilson (29 April 2011). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/64030458119323648>.
  21. weswilson (29 April 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/593604210207383552>.
  22. weswilson (4 September 2014). "A Quick Loot Crate Unboxing: Villains!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS2Fm0-Q4XE>.
  23. weswilson (1 May 2009). "Erin Mallory's Birth Day!". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOIkhvT9bXk>.
  24. weswilson (30 April 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/593819146862886913>.
  25. weswilson (9 March 2013). "Brenna waves". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twtQPaz9if4>.
  26. weswilson (18 August 2010). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/21507039774>.
  27. weswilson (9 February 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/564835695337152512>.
  28. weswilson (9 February 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/564835744653791233>.
  29. weswilson (9 February 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/564836383039426561>.
  30. weswilson (9 February 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/564837647492087809>.
  31. weswilson (20 June 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/612367959818928128>.
  32. weswilson (6 August 2015). Twitter. <https://twitter.com/weswilson/status/629398028898603008>.
  33. weswilson (2 October 2015). "OMG! VLOG! "Announcements and Updates"". YouTube. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-9uY03qBCY>.