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angelmuppetWe catch up wish Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy as they recover from the various ailments that kept us away from our microphones for so long. We start by talking about what we plugged in to while we were immobilised, and move on to some big news in Geekdom that we missed such as…

 
The Blu-Ray version of Season 1 and 2 of Star Trek The Next Generation, Sherlock BBC season 2 on Blu-Ray and Netflix, The Young Indiana Jones and why you should get your set NOW if you want one.
 
We go into the big shifts in the Science Fiction world recently, like Disney purchasing Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones). We take positive and negative sides of the issue and discuss good and bad points of one of the biggest franchises of all time being bought by the largest children entertainment company in history.
 
Other side-topics include: Geriatric Indiana Jones, errors in Star Wars past (including the 'Han Shot First' issue), ET, National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), I Dark Overlord, and much more…
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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework Cover

This broadcast is all about Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework. Sylvie and I delve as deeply as we can into the book, discuss some controversial parts, and answer many, many questions directly from readers. There are also a few serious behind the scene moments, and tales of scenes that were cut entirely. The best thing about this episode? You guys. This e

pisode exists because there was a serious demand for it, and you gave us some fantastic questions. So many, in fact, that we'll do another Q&A about Broadcast 7 if we get a few more. 

MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework, then you're going to want to skip this episode entirely. We take the gloves off and get right into the details.

Thank you for supporting this book, and for listening to Crewcast Radio. We're having so much fun, and there's so much more to come!

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In this mini-episode, I talk about the hiatus we've taken, when we're coming back and what we'll be doing when we do. I also play some Bif Naked and almost get into a religious argument with myself about the Holidays.

Want to know what happened to us and the plan for the near future? Here it is!

Thank you for listening!

Randy

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In this special episode of the Spinward Fringe Podcast, I announce the release date of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework (that's November 21, 2012), and a SPECIAL SURPRISE for everyone who takes the time to listen. I talk about what this book means to me and thank the people who made it what it is, as well as the folks who have supported me for so long.

You'll also find the details on where you can get the book, what formats it's available in, and info on the collected Rogue Element Trilogy in print.

Thank you so much for your support over the years, and I hope you enjoy listening as well as reading.

RL

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Stephanie, Sylvie and Randy talk about NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). We go into what it is, what it's like to write 50,000 words in a month, what it takes, and, since all three of us are veterans of the event, we impart some helpful advice.

 For a basic tour of NaNoWrimo, the events, where to go to sign up, and a few interesting insights into a writer's brain, this is a great episode.

 So far, Sylvie is behind in her word count, and Randy is joining the "Oh Shit Brigade" off with a bang by joining NaNoWriMo on the 15th of November, half way in to the event. That's a promise to writer 50,000 words in the second half of the month. We'll get an update on his progress next episode!

 Thank you for listening!

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This is the good stuff! Things start off with a Broadcast 7 update Sylvie and I (Randolph Lalonde), talk about finishing Broadcast 7 and some of the notes that typically get passed between a writer and their editor near the end of a project.

We also discuss some of Jacob Valance's journey from Broadcast 1 to Broadcast 7 (without spoiling anything in Broadcast 7). We shed a little light on which characters are largely focused on in this book, and discuss some of the benefits of writing a series, as well as final polishing required to finish Broadcast 7 off.

We take a moment to answer the question; "Do I need to read the Expendable Few to know what's going on in Broadcast 7?" and we continue on to talk about the language and style in that book.

The topic of the discarded draft of Broadcast 7 comes up right before we talk about National Novel Writing Month a little. There are a few nuggets in here, and some insider peeks at what writing this book was like.

Thank you so much for listening, the new season of The Spinward Fringe Podcast will begin as soon as the release date for Broadcst 7 can be announced, so keep an eye on this feed!

 RL

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We go around the table multiple times, throwing different horror movies at each other so they can be discussed, poked fun at and examined. A bunch of funny stories about our experiences with horror movies are shared, and we have a fast paced, enjoyable discussion.

If you're looking for a plethora of recommendations for horror movies, or just to hear about some of your favourite flicks, then this is the episode.

Some flicks we talk about: Final Destination, Halloween, Shaun of the Dead, Night Of The Living Dead (WATCH IT HERE FREE! LEGALLY!), Saw, The Human Centipede, and many, many others!

A good time was had by all, even if we were a little dizzy after going around the table so many times.

It's early yet, but we all wish you a safe and happy Halloween!

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In this, the last solo episode of the first season of the Spinward Fringe Podcast, I take you through updates on Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework, the Spinward Fringe Role Playing Game, The Sons Of Brightwill, future Spinward Fringe Broadcasts, what I think about starting a completely different series of books in another genre, re-edits and so much more! I also talk about seeking an agent, and getting a TV show on the air.

Thank you for listening!

Links to things I mentioned: Horns, by Joe Hill. and Old Man's War and Redshirts by John Scalzi. The Facebook Page, and The Spinward Fringe Group on Goodreads.

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Sylvie, Stephanie and Randy merrily bounce through our planned topics with a broken track counter that keeps telling Randy they're over an hour into recording. They start off talking about the shows they're NOT watching, asking questions like:

Are the Networks watching YOU?

How do you find your favourite shows without cable - LEGALLY?

Is Once Upon A Time better than LOST?

Is TV successfully making the transition to the INTERNET?

They eventually dig into the topic of comic book heroes on TV, in the movies and spend equal time on the ones that did well, and the ones that didn't. That leads to a review of the new Spider-Man movie, some nerd rage and coverage of many more flicks leading to to Iron Man, where many things changed.

With Stephanie nearly delerious from sleep deprivation but bolstered on tea, this gets interesting, even a little ranty!

Our theme tune this week is Pinball Spring, provided by Kevin MacLeod, of incompetech.com. We're thankful for his genius!

Spread the word if you like what you hear, geeks are much more fun when they share!

Thank you for listening!

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Sylvie and I dig into the nitty gritty of our work on The Expendable Few and Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework after I provide a fairly significant update on the progress. There's still no release date, but we're closer.

Next we get into questions from email and from the Facebook Page, where I answer questions about Alice, her role in Broadcast 7, and Sylvie answers questions about her own writing. There's new stuff you've never heard before in this episode, and the Spinward Fringe community played a big part in determining what content ended up in this broadcast.

This week we play Dragonfly by Universal Hall Pass, please check them out if you like what you hear.

Other links from this Broadcast include: Neil Gaiman's post about Entitlement Issues post, Iron Sky, the official Spinward Fringe Facebook Page, and the Goodreads Forum

Thank you for listening!

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