We’re Nominees for the 2017 Audio Verse Awards! Voting opens October 15!

Hi everyone!

We’re honored and humbled to have been nominated for the following Audio Verse Awards:

Best Ongoing, Long-Form, Large Cast, Dramatic Production

Best Writing (Rhiannon Angell, Zach Glass, Ian Harkins, Christian T. Kelley-Madera, and Gregory M. Schulz)

Best Engineering (Miguel Patriota, Jared Paul, Garrett Schultz, Pedro Tarrago)

The full list of nominees is here, and it is…staggering. We’re up against many many shows that we love and creators we respect. The phrase “honor just to have been nominated” comes to mind very strongly in this situation. The rules of this year’s nomination process required every nominee to receive at least two votes – so a very hearty thank you to whichever of you out there found us worthy!

If you think we or any other shows for that matter deserve some shiny new bona fides, you can vote for finalists at audioverseawards.net from October 15th through the 28th (with one round of voting to follow later.) And if you need to quickly catch up on the various and sundry nominees, you can subscribe to the Audio Verse Nominee Showcase (iTunes | Google Play | RSS).

Full press release via Audio Verse Awards can be found here.

That’s all the information we have for now, but we will update you as more becomes available so be sure to check your feeds and social media.

Thanks again!

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!

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.

All Scripts Now Publicly Available

Wanted to let everyone know that we have decided to make all of our script PDFs publicly available.

If you are able, we still recommend audio as the ideal format for enjoying TOAFN. But, we know that media consumption is never one-size-fits-all. So if you require or prefer a text version of our story for any reason, we’re glad to announce that that’s now an option.

Beginning with our next episode on April 23, 2017, each new episode post will include a download link to the script PDF. But you can download our entire back catalog here.

We hereby officially certify our scripts as being…nearly perfectly accurate. These are the scripts we record with. Every once in awhile, there may be a last minute ad lib or a line changed in the edit. In the case of any such discrepancies, the audio is canon. If these changes are ever substantial to understanding the story, we will do our best to flag it when we post the script. In any case, if you only read the scripts you will still be perfectly well-equipped to discuss our story with other fans.

For anyone who was thinking of supporting us on Patreon and was really looking forward to script exclusivity as a Patron perk, we are sweetening the pot by instead releasing episodes to Patrons the night before we release them to the general public.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
-TOAFN