Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hugos, PodCastle

OK, I'm very slow from the starting line, but my favorite Podcast, the one I narrate for occassionally, StarShipSofa with Tony C. Smith has just become the first ever Podcast to win a Hugo Award! This happened in Melbourne, Australia where the WorldCon was held this year. The award is for Best FanZine. Which means it is an amateur magazine (of sorts) contributed to by fans of Science Fiction. This couldn't describe the StarShipSofa better! Tony is the master mind who gets authors to donate their fiction and herds probably a hundred volunteers to do narrations and articles (on the genre history, science news, online fiction, comics, movies, book reviews, you name it). It's heroic, really. He truly deserves this award. But so do all of us that contribute to it. We are a truly wonderful community that enjoys each other as much as Science Fiction!

Also, my most recent narration to go live is "Kingspeaker" by Marie Brennan. It's over on PodCastle and you can listen to it here: "Kingspeaker" It's a very nice little story, which I think was perfect for me to narrate. It's nothing earth-shattering, but lovely. Definitely not a waste of a half hour, if you have it.

I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my most recent follower, Robyn Bradshaw. She and her husband are members of the aforementioned StarShipSofa family. She did some transcribing for the book, The Captain's Logs (did I mention that here?1?) and her husband is a fabulous musician, (you should google him if you don't know who he is) who's written a couple of songs for the Sofa. The two of them have some narration up their sleeves, too, I'm told. Thanks for subscribing, Robyn!