Chapter 3 Release Dates

Hi all! We know you’ve been patiently awaiting more TOAFN, and we are happy to announce release dates for Book 2, Chapter 3.

THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD
Book 2 – Myth Made Flesh
Chapter 3 – “Bridges”

  • Part 1 – Oct. 8
  • Part 2 – Oct. 22
  • Part 3 – Nov. 5
  • Part 4 – Nov. 19

We can’t wait to see you then. In the meantime, advance scripts for Part 1 will be going out to $3+ Patrons very shortly.

Until then!

New Patreon Goal: If we break even, you get Live Video Hangouts!

Hey everyone!

Wanted to let you all know that we’ve added our first reach goal to the show’s Patreon page. Once we reach $250/episode, we will be breaking even! That is to say that, though our production costs vary somewhat from chapter to chapter, once we hit that level we will be reliably recouping our expenses.

So that’s what’s in it for us. If you’re in a position to become a new Patron, or to increase your pledge amount, or if you know anybody you might encourage to do the same, we’d love to make it over that edge.

But what’s in it for you?

Glad you asked! Once we hit that pledge level, our #AskTOAFN discussion episodes (which we will be doing at the end of every chapter no matter what, thanks to unanimously positive feedback on the last one) will turn into Live Video Hangouts with our cast & crew. We’re really excited about that prospect and we hope you are too.

That’s all for now, but thank you all for everything you do – financially and otherwise – to help support our show.

Sincerely,
-TOAFN

Meet Our New Cast & Crew Members!

In between Books 1 & 2, we at The Once And Future Nerd had to bid a fond farewell to the wonderful actor Lily Drexler and the brilliant sound designer Sandra Ramirez, whose promising careers took them elsewhere. We wish them the absolute best and thank them for their years of skillful work.

But, with the first Chapter of Book 2 behind us, we wanted to take the opportunity to introduce you all to the newest members of our team. You can always check out the full list of our Cast & Crew on this page, but here are our newest additions:

Shannon Harris – Voicing several characters we’re excited for you to meet…


Shannon Harris, a NYC based actor and writer, is thrilled to join the TOAFN team. In addition to “Once” and “Future,” she is a nerd of the Shakespeare variety, which (in part) led to performing alongside fellow TOAFN cast member Ian Harkins in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) in the Hamptons last summer. To learn more about Shannon’s work, visit her website TheShannonHarris.com.

Juliet Prather – Voicing Gwen, Ry’y lo-Th’yyt


Juliet Prather is an improvisor, writer, and producer living in New York City who is pumped to be a part of The Once and Future Nerd. She began her training at ColdTowne Theater in Austin, TX where she co-created the all-female comedy festival, BettyFest, and co-produced the sketch comedy show+party, So Juiced. She has since trained at iO Chicago and is currently in the Advanced Study Program at UCB NY. You can see Juliet dancing the sacred dance of improv with her teams, Patio Talk and Flavortown, and performing in the all-female character show she produces, Painted Toe Comedy Hour.

Jared Paul – Production Sound Recording

Jared is a Brooklyn-based audio engineer, excited to have joined the TOAFN crew this season. Other podcast work includes Wolf 359. Other work includes sound design and mixing for film, broadcast, commercials, animation, museum content, and recording/mixing music. If he’s not deep in the studio oblivious to whether it’s day or night, he’s probably off somewhere on his bike, or in the kitchen enjoying a cold brew while cooking up a storm.

Garrett Schultz – Lead Post Production Mixer and Sound Designer

Garrett does post-production sound design and mixing for film, tv, podcasts/radio, and ads. He is a Columbia College Chicago graduate from the Audio Arts and Acoustics department, and has been making sounds and noise for more than half his life. As a serious podcast and audio-drama junkie, he is very happy to be working with TOAFN. You can see (and hear) his work at www.destrieraudio.com.