For today’s bonus content, Christian interviewed Stephanie Cooke of Rogue’s Portal about her latest project, a live audio drama called THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HELL. The conversation touches on how Stephanie got into audio drama, the logistics of producing a live show month after month, and her collaborative process. Follow Stephanie on Twitter for updates on all her projects.
PLUS! Announcements about the future of TOAFN and a bunch of shout-outs for people who’ve gone out of their way to flatter us in public.
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For this week’s bonus content we sat down for a chat with Justin Sloan, a prodigious Fantasy writer who has worked on and published several original novels, written for video games including Telltale Game’s Game of Thrones series, and adapted several novels for the screen. Oh and he was also a martial arts instructor in the United States Marine Corps. So yeah, it was interesting conversation.
You can find Justin and links to his work here:
And his instafreebie Fantasy books:
We are also THRILLED to announce that our Co-Executive Producer Jess Kelley-Madera is launching her own podcast this coming Tuesday, September 6. ENGAGEMENT THERAPY is a non-fiction storytelling podcast about the things people don’t talk about when they talk about weddings:
Other cool things mentioned in this episode:
Remember the song that Arlene sang to Gwen back in Chapter 6 and again in Chapter 9? We know at least some of you do, because you wrote in to tell us how much you loved it, and to ask whether it was available as a standalone track.
Well…it is now! We re-recorded it with a new arrangement and live instruments. Head over to onceandfuturenerd.bandcamp.com to purchase it for $1 (or more if you’d like to be very kind. Patreon subscribers, check your Patreon feed for a coupon code to save 50¢.)
And for today’s bonus content, we talked to the talented folks involved for insight into making the song.
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Keep reading for full credits and attributions.
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We’re really excited to announce that the Special Edition of The Once And Future Nerd Book 1, is now available through Audiobooks on Tape. (They make these really cool USB flash drives that look like old cassette tapes!)
The Special Edition includes:
- Full chapter files with credits only once per chapter for maximum bingeing (previously only available to Patreon subscribers)
- Bonus interviews
- TOAFN artwork in 4K Ultra HD, including our new map, and several never-before-seen character designs.
All proceeds from the Special Edition will go towards funding Book 2 (which we are currently writing!), and are also a great gift for anyone who loves Fantasy or Audiodrama, but doesn’t do podcasts.
Purchase at AudioBooksOnTape.com (just search for ‘Once And Future Nerd’).
And in honor of the Special Edition, we sat down for a conversation with Ian Harkins (the Narrator) looking back at Book 1. Think of it like a free companion piece.
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We’ve also got some limited-time-only coupon codes for fans who want to purchase the special edition, so keep reading for those.
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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)
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.
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