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!

Interview with Zach Valenti

Today’s bonus content is an interview with the one and only Zach Valenti, star and co-producer of Wolf 359 (among many other things), who took on a cameo role as Merril in our last few episodes.

This conversation was originally broadcast in May as part of Zach’s ongoing “Self Care Sunday” livestream project. You can watch video of the interview here (Christian starts at right around hour 2), and subscribe to the channel at zach.live.

Release of Chapter 3 is delayed slightly, for reasons explained at the head of the episode. We will announce release dates as soon as we can, and we’re sorry for the delay!

Hit the break for a full transcript of Christian’s statement.

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#ASK THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD for Bk. 2 Ch. 2

This episode is the audio from our latest #AskTOAFN, which we did as livestream. It’s been cleaned up a little and lightly edited. And you can always watch the original, unedited and with the video right here.

Thank you so much to everyone who wrote in with questions! We tried to at least acknowledge receipt of everything even if we didn’t answer it, so if you believe you sent in a question and you didn’t get any kind of a nod from us, let us know. If you won a book, we’ll be in touch shortly.

We’ll be back soon with some more cool bonus content, and we’ll announce release dates for Ch. 3 as soon as we can commit to something. See you then!

Cool stuff mentioned in this episode:

  • Not that they need our help, but the McElroys are some sweet, sweet boys.
  • Our friends are doing cool things at Join The Party.
  • We recently interviewed Tal M. Klein about his new novel THE PUNCH ESCROW.
  • Anya is playing a show in NYC with the cast of ONCE to benefit VH1’s Save The Music.
  • The Notice is Paul’s ongoing blog and documentary project.
  • Left Trigger Right Trigger is Greg’s “video game book club” podcast.

Interview with Tal M. Klein

Today’s bonus content is an interview with Tal M. Klein. His sci-fi novel THE PUNCH ESCROW – the film rights to which have already been purchased by Lionsgate -is available now, and he’s touring indie book stores to promote it.

If you’d like to be entered to win a copy of the book, tweet something using the hashtags #TOAFN and #GetPunched.

And as a reminder, we’ll be doing an #AskTOAFN livestream on Tuesday August 1 at 8pm Eastern. Stream will be posted at this link. We hope to see you there!

We’ll be answering YOUR questions on air…

TL;DR – Send us TOAFN questions using #AskTOAFN between April 23 and  April 28 for a chance to have your question answered on air and/or to win a free book!

Wanted to let everyone know that we’ll be recording an end-of-chapter bonus episode with some of the cast members on April 29 (to be released on May 7), and we’d love to answer some listener questions. So, send us your questions on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, or Reddit using the hashtag #AskTOAFN. You might just get yours answered on air. Questions can be about anything TOAFN-related – creative process, technical process, characters, plot, etc. – through the end of Book 2 Chapter 1. (Though we’ll of course be all coy and evasive if you ask for spoilers.) You can start asking now if you like, though you might want to wait until you’ve listened to the Chapter 1 finale, which comes out this Sunday, April 23. It’s NOT first come first served so don’t panic about being getting your question in first.

If you all enjoy this thing, we might make it a regular feature.

ALSO – We have some SFF books to give away courtesy of Inkshares, so a few respondents selected at random will get a free book!

That’s all for now. We look forward to hearing from you, and make sure to check your feeds on Sunday for the conclusion of “A Cruel And Sullied World.”