Cool New Addition to the Community

Hey everyone!

We wanted to bring your attention to an interesting new SciFi audiodrama podcast called You Are Here (full disclosure: this blog post is a perk of supporting us on Patreon. A close friend of You Are Here decided to support TOAFN’s Patreon, and one of the perks of their support is a shout-out of their project. So here it is. If you’d like your project to be discussed on our blog and broadcast to our audience…consider supporting us on Patreon!)

The interesting feature of You Are Here is that it is a “choose your own adventure podcast”. Did you ever read choose-your-own adventure books as a kid? You read a few pages, and then your character comes upon a bear in a cave! To fight the bear with a stick, go to page 45. To run away screaming in fear, go to page 70. Of course, when I was a kid, it seemed like I always accidentally led my character to a gruesome, horrible fate…so horrible…

Anyway, lets not go there. Back to the point! You Are Here is a brand new podcast (so far only 2 episodes and a prologue released) that is undertaking the tremendous effort to bring that concept to audiodrama! The show will play out like any other audiodrama…you subscribe on iTunes or wherever you prefer, listen to each episode as it comes out. Every few episodes, the plot reaches a cliffhanger where the character could chose between a number of courses of action. And then fans vote! Via twitter or facebook, the fans make their opinion heard, and then the majority vote determines what happens in the next episode!

Personally, we’ve never seen another audiodrama try this approach before. This may be the first / only one to ever attempt this. As a listener, this gives you a unique opportunity to jump on the bandwagon early and direct the course of the plot.

So, if you are looking for a new audiodrama podcast to get into during the TOAFN hiatus, consider You Are Here.

Website: www.YouAreHerePodcast.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/YouAreHerePodcast
Twitter: www.twitter.com/YouAreHerePod
Patreon (where donating gets you extra votes and other perks): www.patreon.com/YouAreHerePodcast

A Shiny New Map

Cool little tidbit to share with you all.

Fantasy Cartographer and author in her own right D.N. Frost has created a high quality map of Iorden. we’ve worked closely with her over the past few months to ensure that this is the most accurate, Official map of Iorden there is.

(Click for full resolution)

TOAFN Official Map

D.N. wrote a bit about her process here, with more to follow in that series. (You can also follow that link if you’d like to commission a map of your own.)

She’s also written two books of her own, as part of her Tales of the Known World series. Her novels explore themes of humanity, such as destiny and free will, the rise and fall of civilizations, good and evil, and the individual’s journey to find purpose in the world. They also probe many social constructs like inequality, tradition, propaganda, religion, fame, corruption, loyalty, and prejudice. So, right up our alley.

If you’re interested in checking out her work, she’s been nice enough to offer TOAFN fans a discount code on the first book in her series. Coupon code after the break.

Click here for more →

Cooking up something special for the New Year…

Gallery

We’re Finalists in the 2015 AudioVerse Awards!

Thanks so much to everyone who voted in Round 1 of the 2015 AudioVerse Awards. Thanks to you, we are now FINALISTS in EVERY CATEGORY for which we were eligible.

Best Original Composition in an Original, Short-Form Production – Tom Lee
Best Audio Engineering for an Original, Short-Form, Serial Production – Brian Forbes, Sam Palumbo, Christian Madera, Josh Perault, and Sandra Ramirez
Best Writing of an Original, Short-Form, Serial Production – Zach Glass & Christian Madera
Best Actress with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production – Rhiannon Angell
Best Actress with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production – Lily Drexler
Best Actress with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production – Anya Gibian
Best Actress with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production – Julie Reed
Best Actor with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production – Garrett Armyn
Best Actor with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production – Dan Dobransky
Best Actor with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production – Ian Harkins
Best Actor with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production – Frank Queris
Best Ensemble Cast in an Original, Short-Form, Serial Production
Best Original Short-Form, Serial Comedy
Best Original, Short-Form, Large Cast, Serial Production

But there’s still one more round of voting to determine the winners. So please head to www.audioverseawards.net any time before November 9 to cast your vote.

Thank you as always for your support. And be sure to follow this feed for some exciting announcements coming up around the New Year!

2015 AudioVerse Nominees

We’re so pleased to be nominated for the 2015 AudioVerse Awards amongst an extremely wide and formidable field of contenders. We’re up for:

  • Best Original Composition in an Original, Short-Form Production
  • Best Audio Engineering for an Original, Short-Form, Serial Production
  • Best Writing of an Original, Short-Form, Serial Production
  • Best Actress with an Ensemble Role in an Original Serial Production (x4!!)
  • Best Actor with an Ensemble Role in an Original, Short-Form, Serial Production (x6!!!)
  • Best Ensemble Cast in an Original, Short-Form, Serial Production
  • Best Original Short-Form, Serial Comedy
  • Best Original, Short-Form, Large Cast, Serial Production

The Awards are open to a public vote, and voting for the first round (which determines Finalists) closes on October 20, so head over to audioverseawards.net to cast your votes!

And don’t forget to check our sweet, sweet merch.