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.

Merch Store, Special Free Downloads, and a Raffle!

The finale of book one is fast approaching! But fear not, we’ve got some exciting promotions to carry you all through these next few weeks.

#1) FREE FULL-CHAPTER DOWNLOADS! Between now and September 6, Chapters 1-9 will be available as a single full-chapter audio file for free! Use this to catch up in time for the finale, to re-listen in time for the finale, or even better, to get your friends in! Head to onceandfuturenerd.com/promo to grab your free audio downloads. These downloads will only be available between now and September 6, so be sure to get these ASAP.

#2) PROMOTIONAL RAFFLE! These full-chapter audio files are a great way to get new listeners into the show and caught up in time for the finale, but these new listeners need to know where to find the mp3s. To help entice people to share the news about the finale, every tweet, every facebook post, every internet discussion mentioning the finale and the full-chapter downloads will earn an entry into a raffle! On Twitter or Facebook, use the hashtag #TOAFNCatchUp and tag us in the post so that we know to count your entry in the raffle. If you post on Reddit or some other social media, or even tell a friend in person, shoot us an email at iordic.princes[at]gmail[dot]com so that we know to give you an entry in the raffle. We’re going to limit at 3 entries per social media per person (so 3 tweets, 3 facebook posts, and 3 other, for a maximum of 9 entries per person). Any post between now and September 6, 11:59 PM EST will count as an entry, and the winner will be announced in mid-september.
Of course, a raffle is no good without a prize. What’s the prize, you might ask? Well, I’m glad you asked, because the prize is…

#3) TOAFN MERCHANDISE! We are so so happy to announce that we now have a merchandise store with CafePress!  Our store is at www.cafepress.com/toafn . We have t-shirts, hoodies, coffee mugs, beer steins, and so much more, all with the TOAFN artwork you see around our site (all the art is from the talented John Flanagan). Please do check out the store, there’s some pretty sharp-looking stuff in there. If you see something you like, consider treating yourself, or maybe getting a super-super-early head start on that old Xmas shopping list!

The lucky winners of the promotional raffle will each win a T-Shirt from our store. So get those raffles in, and you may get lucky!

 

We’ve said it before, but we really really cannot say it enough, Thank you everyone so much for supporting the show, listening every episode, and following us. The support we’ve been getting, especially surrounding the Geekie Awards and Parsec Awards, has really been unbelievable.  So thank you for listening, we hope you are enjoying, and get excited for the Book 1 Finale!

Audio Bonus Content #8 – Book 1 Roundtable

For today’s bonus content, Christian (director, co-creator), Zach (co-writer, co-producer), Anya (Regan, Arlene, various female),  Ian (Narrator, various male), Dan (Ardel, Traft, various male), Paul (Nelson, Antonin) and Lily (Gwen, Ry’y, various female) sat down with Matthew of the Audio Drama Production Podcast to talk about the highlights, challenges, and strategies that went into creating Book 1 of THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD.

Show notes are below.

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Voting is open for the Geekie Awards!

As we mentioned before, we are honored to nominees for Best Podcast in the 2015 Geekie Awards. Well, the Awards are now open to a PUBLIC VOTE to determine who gets to take home a statue.

If you would like to vote, just go to http://vote2015.thegeekieawards.com/ . No sign-in required or anything. It’s designed so that each voter can vote once per day per category, from now until Noon Pacific on August 31.

The Geekie Awards are doing an awesome thing by increasing exposure for independently-produced content, and we’d love to return the favor by supporting them. So vote early and vote often! We’re nominated alongside some truly excellent content, so vote as you see fit. But if you think we deserve some extra recognition, votes for us would be a great way to support our show and costs you nothing but a few seconds.

We’ll keep you posted on any future developments.

Thanks!
-The Producers of THE ONCE AND FUTURE NERD