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Mon, 23 May 2016 13:00:52 +0000It is almost Balticon time again! But it isn’t too late for another Balticon 50 interview. Today I’m talking with the winner of last year’s Compton Crook Award, Alexandra Duncan. Alexandra is an author and a librarian. Her Young Adult Science … Continued
Fri, 20 May 2016 13:00:46 +0000Interview time again! Next up, we have this year’s musical guests, filk artists Bill and Gretchen Roper. Bill has been active in writing, recording, performing, and publishing filk music for over 20 years. His particular sense of humor and his … Continued
Tue, 10 May 2016 03:35:23 +0000Another busy week means… another reading! This time from yours truly. This episode features a reading from the first draft of my novel, The Perils of Prague, book 1 of the Adventures of Crackle and Bang. I’m sorry to say … Continued
Mon, 02 May 2016 19:30:03 +0000And now, for something a little different. After so many panels, it is time for a reading! And we have a previously unreleased reading by Yoji Kondo, using a stunt reader. Mr. Kondo is an astrophysicist as well as a … Continued
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:58 +0000This week it is time to take a look at copyrights. We’ll be joining John Taylor Williams, Thomas “Cmdline” Gideon, Suzanne Rosen, and panel draftee Randy Chirco as they look at what Copyright is, how it does and doesn’t apply to writing … Continued
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +0000Balticon 50 starts here! The first panel is over a month away, but we’re proud to get things started by brining you interviews with some of our returning guests of honor and other notables. First up in our hit parade … Continued
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:00:34 +0000All has not been going smoothly over at Swimming Cat Studios, and I’m afraid that this week’s episode will be late. We apologize for the delay, and we want to assure you that the wayward episode will be out as soon as … Continued
Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:00:23 +0000Audience participation time! We’re going to take pieces of classic erotica, cut out the author’s carefully chosen words, and ask you to replace them with your own. Moderator: Patrick Scaffido Speakers: Starla Huchton; Doc Coleman
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:00:12 +0000I mentioned several episode ago that there would eventually be changes in the podcast, and here is the first one. I’m changing the numbering convention used for the episodes. Up until now, the episodes were numbered this way: BC48.150 BC = … Continued
Mon, 04 Apr 2016 13:00:13 +0000Home Brewing — How to get started and excel at making your own craft beer, wine, etc. “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin Our panel of novice and master home brewers … Continued
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 13:00:02 +0000Learn to go from novice to hero using the WordPress content management system. Moderator: Terri “Flynnstress” Vernon Speakers: Chooch Schubert; Doc Coleman; Gary Lester
Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:00:39 +0000Glomp and squee over all your favorite New Media personalities as we judiciously round them up into one location with a tiny bottle neck cutting off all hope of their escape (to the bar). Moderator: Grig (Punkie) Larson Speakers: Trish … Continued
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:15:16 +0000Listen as the Flying Island Press pirates plan their next mutiny and perpetrate their upcoming literary larcenies. Moderator: Scott Roche Speakers: Laura Nicole Spencer; Doc Coleman
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 14:00:44 +0000A live recording of The Shrinking Man Project discussing the ins and outs of weight loss hosted by the Shrinking Man himself. “Inspiration. Finding it, and being it.” Where do you find inspiration to make change in your life? How does that … Continued
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 14:00:27 +0000Finding the perfect accessories is vital to having the perfect steampunk costume: Find out the best places to get these accessories and tips and tricks to making your own. Moderator: Elektra Hammond Speakers: Janine K. Spendlove; Jared Axelrod; Doc Coleman; Rebecca K. … Continued
Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:00:49 +0000Today’s episode is from not one, but two podcasts recorded during Balticon 46:Nathan Lowell’s Talking on my Morning Walk podcast, also known as #tommw, and my own podcast The Shrinking Man Project. Joining us on our morning walk are Veronica Giguere, and … Continued
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 14:00:13 +0000Rule 34 of the internet, If you can imagine it, there is porn of it. In this panel we examine the year’s releases in the new media world, and see which of them are in desperate need of dirty fanfic. Moderator: Nobilis … Continued
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:00:13 +0000From werewolves of property to anti-zombie airship pilots, the Empire has struck back. Meet the writers of this Brave Old World as they discuss what Steampunk is, where it is going, and what are the essential elements of Steampunk. Moderator: … Continued
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:00:22 +0000The Balticon Podcast is back! We’re sorry that it took so long, but we’ve finally got enough things under control to put out a new episode. We’re back, and new episodes will be coming out soon. Stay tuned folks.
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 19:57:46 +0000Mark Van Name, the 2008 Compton-Crook award winner, reads from his 2012 novel, “No Going Back”. One of my favorite parts of a reading can be the audience interaction and the side stories and comments by the author. This session has both. … Continued
Sun, 12 Aug 2012 23:11:55 +0000James Knapp won the Compton-Crook award in 2011 and is back to offer a reading of his first novel, STATE OF DECAY. After hearing Mr. Knapp’s reading during editing, I’ve added his “revivor“ series to my Goodreads list. I hope … Continued
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:44:46 +0000The Drunken Comic Book Monkeys’ authors, Brian and Chris, are a unique pair of friends who somehow decided that capturing their snarky banter disguised as fiction would be a satisfying and entertaining endeavor. I believe that you will find they … Continued
Sat, 07 Jul 2012 15:24:20 +0000A mega huge thank you to Bruce Lerner for doing all the heavy lifting on this episode. These two readings are by Emilie P. Bush recorded at Balticon 46. The first reading is from her second novel The Gospel According to Verdu, which … Continued
Wed, 23 May 2012 21:04:19 +0000Get it. Print it. Load it on your phone, PDA, or cerebral implant of your choice.
Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:52:14 +0000Sorry folks. Holiday pressures and Balticon 46 planning are too much. I need to step back and put the show on hiatus until mid to late January 2012. See you all back here then.
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 18:27:53 +0000A reading from Paolo Bacigalupi’s upcoming novel The Drowned Cities. Find out more about Paolo at his website [ Text Corrected on 12/7/2011] [Audio patched on 12/8/2011]
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:11:11 +0000Interviews with Bonita Friedericy and Tahmoh Penikett
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 01:56:19 +0000Lazy Show Notes The James Stoddard Sample. Excerpts from his books and a forward from James about winning the Compton Crook award in 1999. Congrats to Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine on their award.
Wed, 09 Nov 2011 03:21:08 +0000The third and final part of this panel with Andrew Love and Dr. Tom Holtz.
Fri, 04 Nov 2011 19:14:20 +0000Science Fan Andrew Love gives part two of a science presentation: Using Larry Niven Stories to Teach Science.
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 10:32:49 +0000I’m scurrying to get an episode out, but we’ve had community wide car trouble and the Balticon national holiday of Halloween to attend to. I hope to have the episode uploaded for you tonight. It will be part 2 of … Continued
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 18:33:05 +0000Science Fan Andrew Love gives part one of a science presentation: Using Larry Niven Stories to Teach Science.
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 18:52:13 +0000Sorry, no episode this week. Just a “My Bad” from Paul.
Tue, 11 Oct 2011 19:35:07 +0000Announcement: Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine tied the knot on Saturday Oct 8th. The Pitch Workshop audio recorded at Balticon 45. Special thanks to Scott Roche for sending us a copy and agreeing to let us share it. The Pitch … Continued
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 19:33:30 +0000These are the two readings from Nathan Lowell done at Balticon 45. Nate is just an all around great guy. His books are available at his website and Podiobooks.com as well as in dead tree and eBook versions at online … Continued
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 19:03:15 +0000The Erotic Horror panel from Balticon 45 starring Helen E.H. Madden and Jahda Addams PROMO: Heat Flash Podcast WARNING: They use some nasty words in this audio. Listener discretion is advised.
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 18:25:48 +0000Singer, song writer, John “George R.R. Martin is Not Your Bitch” Anealio entertains at Balticon 45. Sorry the video gets cut off after 35 minutes. Visit http://johnanealio.com/ for more great stuff like free songs and his album.
Tue, 13 Sep 2011 19:11:18 +0000This is the audio from the Alien Sex panel from Balticon 45. More show notes to come. Panelists include: Beatrice Kondo Dr. John Cmar “Sci-Fi” Laura Burns Philippa Balantine Moderator Tim Livengood
Thu, 08 Sep 2011 00:43:33 +0000The audio from the Balticon 45 panel on Podiobooks.com Lazy show notes. More later.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 19:00:40 +0000The iPad as a productivity tool is led by Helen E. H. Madden, a.k.a. Cynical Woman. Joining her on the panel are: M.A. in PA Christiana Ellis Aisling Weaver Sara Nash Think the iPad is a toy? I did. … Continued
Tue, 23 Aug 2011 20:17:43 +0000This is the geek parenting podcast from Balticon 45. Panelists: Helen E.H. Madden – a.k.a. Cynical Woman – podcast – web comic Nathan Lowell Marc “Grailwolf” Bailey PG Holyfield Vivid Muse Promo: Tumbler – podcast – novel Promo: Nobilis Erotica
Tue, 16 Aug 2011 10:09:45 +00002011 Compton Crook Award Winner James Knapp reads from his awesome debut novel State of Decay. More show notes after our air conditioner gets fixed.
Tue, 09 Aug 2011 09:57:12 +0000This episode is an interview with Dave Slusher from Balticon 43. Dave is best know for his Evil Genius Chronicles podcast and blog. Dave and Paul talk about all sorts of things, as they usually do, but this time you … Continued
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 10:28:31 +0000George Hrab talks about the many many many ways we know that the world is older than 6,000. In case you’re wondering why this is important, there is a minority of religious people in the USA who believe in a … Continued
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 10:35:04 +0000Join the fun from Balticon 45 Improv panel. On panel were: Grig “Punkie” Larson Alex White Mark L. Van Name Eric “Drowemos” Kimball The panel is awesome and funny and I want to thank everyone who participated. The intro was recorded … Continued
Sat, 16 Jul 2011 10:52:57 +0000What more is there to say. Chris Lester proposes to Dawn. Magic happens at Balticon 45.
Sat, 09 Jul 2011 11:44:41 +0000Here’s an awesome piece for you. We’ve never done one quite like this before. This is a slide show with audio. The slides were prepared by Laura Burns and JR Blackwell. Our presenters, Jared Axelrod, Dr. John Cmar, and Arioch … Continued
Sat, 02 Jul 2011 19:43:29 +0000The episode 100 extravaganza is original fiction by Christiana Ellis, Jared Axelrod, Steven H. Wilson, and Mur Lafferty. These are four of the original 10 podcasters from the first ever Podcasting Track at a sci-fi convention anywhere. I’m proud to … Continued
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:23:29 +0000Lazy show notes. This episode is so late I just want to get it online. Pip’s website. Her books on Amazon.com. PROMO: The Last Guardians PROMO: The Shrinking Man Project MUSIC: Booty Voodoo by Lee Coulter
Mon, 25 Apr 2011 12:07:35 +0000Here are the nominees for 2011. As soon as we know about more places to read & listen to them we will add links. For now enjoy and help us send congratulations to our friends Connie Willis, James Patrick Kelly, … Continued
Fri, 03 Dec 2010 16:33:57 +0000Greetings Listeners, This week we have another great Punkie intro as we bring you a blast from the past. This is our 2009 interview with author Mark Van Name. Mark is the author of a whole bunch of books, including … Continued
Tue, 16 Nov 2010 01:07:03 +0000Back in April I ran into author L. Jagi Lamplighter at Ravencon. She wanted to pick my brain about the best way to enter social media and the best places to spend her time. As a mom with a passel … Continued
Tue, 09 Nov 2010 10:14:15 +0000Punkie is back to intro this episode in which Paul interviews the award dominator himself, Paolo Bacigalupi. Paolo has won just about every award SF&F has to offer and the one’s he didn’t win he’s making room for on his … Continued
Sun, 07 Nov 2010 01:07:07 +0000For the first time ever, we’re giving away prizes! We have four copies of George Hrab‘s fantastic new album, Trebuchet, to give away. All you have to do to enter this contest is leave us a review on iTunes, hopefully … Continued
Fri, 08 Oct 2010 00:51:28 +0000After much chasing, we finally pinned down the 2009 Compton Crook Award winner, Paul Melko for an interview. Paul is the author of the novels Singularity’s Ring and The Walls of the Universe. He is a multi-award winning author and a great … Continued
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 11:09:08 +0000Digg just released version 4 of their software and I’m posting this so I can integrate auto scan of my RSS feed into their service. 8d7a25de396a45e192d481290ea6530e
Tue, 17 Aug 2010 21:23:37 +0000Balticon 44 Guest of Honor, Tanya Huff joins us for a discussion about writing, writing for TV, working on a TV show, being a working writer, Zombies, and so much more. PROMO: I Should Be Writing SONG: Happy Birthday Baby … Continued
Wed, 04 Aug 2010 00:07:49 +0000Martha and Paul will be attending NASFIC to talk about podcasting and running conventions. Stop in and see us. We will be on the following panels: Regional Fandom – Room RCC 203 – 1pm to 2pm on Friday 8/6 What … Continued
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:49:50 +0000As you should know by now, Ben Bova is going to be the Guest of Honor at Balticon 45. But long before that happens he will be premiering his new webcomic at Intervention. Intervention takes place September 10-12 2010 at … Continued
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:10:53 +0000Thank you to all of you who checked in when the podcast stopped updating in iTunes. The problem has been fixed and the podcast will continue on with no signs of stopping.
Wed, 28 Jul 2010 16:54:48 +0000Read it, share it, love it. Balticon 45 will be here before you know it. Highlights! Guest of Honor: Dr. Ben Bova Artist Guest of Honor: Vincent Di Fate Music/Filk Guests of Honor: Bill and Brenda Sutton Special Guest of Honor: Steve Geppi Fan … Continued
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 23:51:13 +0000Howard Tayler (bio) is the creative genius behind the decade long web comic Schlock Mercenary. We talk about Baltimore, writing and doing comics full time, and much much more. Howard has some amazingly good advice for people looking to make … Continued
Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:35:50 +0000Dr. Tom Holtz Jr. is the Senior Lecturer in the Dept. of Geology at University of Maryland College Park. He is also one of, if not the, world’s foremost authority on the T-Rex. And we talk all things dinosaurs. Dr. … Continued
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 08:12:53 +0000Perennial New Media favorite and professional musician, George Hrab has a new album out. He has graciously allowed us to release Trebuchet to you for free. WHAT?!?! Is he crazy? No, not at all. Well, maybe. He hopes you like … Continued
Fri, 21 May 2010 13:14:33 +0000Here’s all the fun you could ever fit in your pocket. The Balticon 44 Pocket Program is here. Start planning your weekend.
Wed, 28 Apr 2010 15:00:15 +0000Friend of the show, Lawrence M. Schoen and I sat down at Balticon to talk about his Hugo Award nomination, traveling, how exercise effects writing, and much much more.
Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:51:11 +0000Hugo award nominee and friend of the show, Lawrence M. Schoen reads Sweet Potato Pie from his upcoming collection of short stories. Lawrence is nominated for the 2010 Hugo Award for his short story The Moment. His new collection will … Continued
Fri, 12 Mar 2010 16:09:33 +0000This is our second interview with Gene Wolfe and I think the best interview we’ve ever published. This is due in large part to Jim Van Verth. When we published our first interview with Gene we received the normal amount … Continued
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 17:13:30 +0000A day in the life of a sought-after commercial artist. It’s almost impossible to walk through a book store, game store, or computer game store without seeing cover art from Kurt Miller. Join us as we discuss how computers have … Continued
Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:47:05 +0000Scott Sigler’s Special Guest of Honor speech, The Changing Face of Content Delivery. As recorded at Balticon 43.
Wed, 30 Dec 2009 15:00:16 +0000Guest of Honor Charles Stross talks about writing and his books. This is one of the more out there interviews as Charlie outpaces this poor interviewer mentally and verbally. The man has a keen whit. The good news for you, … Continued
Sun, 27 Dec 2009 07:20:17 +0000Audio posted by Chooch Schubert for his Random Acts of Chooch Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: This is the audio from a panel I spoke on at Balticon 43 over Memorial Day weekend. A special thanks to my fellow … Continued
Tue, 22 Dec 2009 07:14:22 +0000Audio posted by Chooch Schubert for his Random Acts of Chooch Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: This is the audio from a panel I spoke on at Balticon 43 over Memorial Day weekend. A special thanks to my fellow … Continued
Mon, 21 Dec 2009 21:34:38 +0000We start off with a quick interview with author and project manager for Bookview Cafe, Sarah Zettel. Sarah talks about what readers and authors get from Bookview Cafe. Readers get DRM free eBooks from a growing collection of authors. Authors … Continued
Tue, 15 Dec 2009 07:07:35 +0000Audio posted by Chooch Schubert for his Random Acts of Chooch Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: This is the audio from a panel I spoke on at Balticon 43 over Memorial Day weekend. A special thanks to my fellow … Continued
Tue, 08 Dec 2009 08:12:51 +0000Video posted by Earl Newton for his Stranger Things Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: When their prize reality star goes missing, a monolithic network enlists the aid of the entire world to find him. Written and Directed by Earl … Continued
Tue, 01 Dec 2009 08:55:18 +0000Audio posted by Chooch Schubert for his Into The Blender Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: We are proud to bring you our first live show! This was recorded over Memorial day weekend atBalticon 43. A special thanks to everybody … Continued
Tue, 24 Nov 2009 08:42:41 +0000Audio posted by Michele White for her Galactica Quorum Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: This is our live panel discussion at Balticon 2009. We’re joined by best-selling horror/scifi author Scott Sigler to discuss the BSG finale and gauge people’s reactions to … Continued
Tue, 17 Nov 2009 08:23:32 +0000Audio posted by George Hrab for his Geologic Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: The Show itself: L.Ron is in my sack Intro Dr. Manhattan’s Dick Mortimer calls in again once more again and also once more This Week’s Horror … Continued
Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:37:30 +0000One of our own recently passed. We remember Hal Haag: father, gamer, former Balticon chair, and a great friend. Rest in peace. The members of GCOM, BSFS, Alphabet Soup, and the RAH&FGP remember Hal. Hal, we all miss you. Wherever … Continued
Tue, 10 Nov 2009 08:15:28 +0000Audio posted by Stephen Eley for his Escape Pod Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: By Charles StrossRecorded at Balticon 43, May 23, 2009Read by:Joe –Jared Axelrod (of The Voice of Free Planet X)Maddie – J.R. Blackwell (of Voices of Tomorrow)The Farm – Evo … Continued
Mon, 02 Nov 2009 08:10:48 +0000Audio posted by Evo Terra for his Evo@11 Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: Recorded live at Balticon! With Patrick E. McLean, a bottle of Macallan 12-year-old scotch, Bill DeSmedt, Sheila Dee and P.G. Holyfield. It’s long. It’s wild. Kinda like me. Choice Bits … Continued
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:00:07 +0000I don’t see a Tweet from last night’s auto-posting of the Metamore City episode recorded live at Balticon 43. So let’s test this to see if everything is working as it should.
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 07:57:40 +0000Audio posted by Chris Lester for his Metamor City Podcast. Quoting the original show notes: On Memorial Day Weekend 2009, it was my privilege to present an all-new Metamor City audio drama to a live audience at Balticon 43. With … Continued
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 07:54:35 +0000Audio posted by Thomas “Cmdln” Gideon from the Copyright panel. Quoting the original show notes: This is a feature cast. In the intro a heart felt thank you to my good friend, Chris Miller, for his support and advice without which … Continued
Tue, 20 Oct 2009 07:51:22 +0000Audio posted by Thomas “Cmdln” Gideon from the Copyright panel. Quoting the original show notes: This is a feature cast. In the intro a reminder that the 4th anniversary episode of the show is coming up, June 24th. Please send … Continued
Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:51:01 +0000Audio posted by Thomas “Cmdln” Gideon from the Copyright panel. Quoting the original show notes: This is a feature cast. In the intro a correction and a reminder about my upcoming 4th anniversary show. There is no listener feedback this … Continued
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 22:00:27 +0000Part two of our sit down with Balticon 43 Special Guest of Honor, Scott Sigler. We talk about writing, new media, science, and so much more. PROMO: The Commandline Podcast PROMO: Nobilis Erotica PROMO: Tumbler, a podcast novel by Brand … Continued
Wed, 12 Aug 2009 21:09:41 +0000We sit down with Balticon 43 Special Guest of Honor, Scott Sigler, to talk about writing, new media, science, and so much more. Promo: I Should Be Writing Promo: Prometheus Radio Theater Promo: Heat Flash Music: Perfect Day to Die … Continued
Wed, 29 Jul 2009 13:30:10 +0000The Bad Astronomer himself, Dr. Phil Plait and Skepchick A Kovacs sat down with us at Balticon 43 to discuss science, skepticism, NASA, and social media. Dr. Plait is the president of the James Randi Educational Foundation a.k.a. The JREF. … Continued
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 23:45:44 +0000In the grand tradition of the Internet, I’ve started up a fund to right a wrong. Jared Axelrod is one of the most creative people I’ve ever met. He is simply awesome. About a year ago he purchased my old … Continued
Sat, 20 Jun 2009 18:06:34 +0000It’s never too early to plan for Balticon 44. Now’s the time to take a peek at our first flyer for Balticon 44 and think about what you want to be doing on Memorial Day Weekend, 2010. We are proud … Continued
Tue, 19 May 2009 20:37:47 +0000Update Items: The I Should Be Writing writer’s workshop is full. Soccergirl is unable to attend due to personal issues. We look forward to seeing you there.
Tue, 19 May 2009 00:47:01 +0000That’s right! The schedule is now available online.
Mon, 18 May 2009 12:25:38 +0000Balticon 41 (yes I made another mistake in the audio credits) Filk Guest of Honor, Maya Bonhoff reads a wonderful story about a magical detective agency.
Fri, 15 May 2009 11:47:15 +0000Christiana Ellis has a new book available today. It’s her very first book. Nina Kimberly, The Merciless is available today on Amazon.com. Ms. Ellis has released this free PDF. If you like it, head over to Amazon or your local book … Continued
Sun, 10 May 2009 14:35:36 +0000Thanks to Viv and Chooch from Into the Blender and the CoH Podcast for all their hard work.
Tue, 05 May 2009 20:53:16 +0000Want to be in the next episode of Stranger Things? Send an email to: PutMeInTheShow@StrangerThings.tv Get your email in soon! The Singularity approaches! The Singularity will happen live at Balticon 43.
Sun, 19 Apr 2009 14:52:36 +0000[ Correction: In the intro I say that Ms. Novik is reading from His Majesty’s Dragon. This is incorrect. The reading is from Empire of Ivory. – Paul ] This episode’s main feature is the author reading by Naomi Novik. … Continued
Thu, 26 Mar 2009 23:30:20 +0000Stoked for Balticon 43 yet? No? Where have you been? Not only do we have Scott Sigler as a Guest of Honor. But now we’re pleased to announce the addition of two more of Podcasting’s greats to the Balticon 43 … Continued