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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!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_5.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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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

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_22_REDO.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 2:43pm EDT
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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!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_4.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT
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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.

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_Broadcast_21.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 10:25pm EDT
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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!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_Episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT
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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!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_Broadcast_20.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT
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In the second and final part of the Joss Whedon celebration we look at his more recent work, look at people who have worked with him and done extremely well since and finally, we get excited about what we can expect from our big damn hero.

Here's the list of topics: Firefly, the Whedon-less years on TV, Dollhouse, the writer's strike, Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog, Cabin in the Woods, Avengers, Much Ado About Nothing, Geek and Sundry, Once Upon A Time, and other critical geeky sub-topics.
 We answer our very first listener question and it becomes the topic of our next episode: Comic books that have been adapted to the silver screen!

Our music is provided by Steve Everett, who can be found on www.SteveEverett.net. I play West Coast Time, and wonder why he's not massively famous.

Please leave comments and questions wherever you found this episode, or email us at thatgeekpodcast@gmail.com and we also have a voicemail at 509-203-4347 or Skype using the name: crewcastradio. I dare you to leave a message!

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_2.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 9:43pm EDT
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In this Broadcast, which is solo thanks to some really unfortunate scheduling issues, Randolph Lalonde starts with the Broadcast 7 update. In short, he’s still writing the book. There are a lot of general questions that have gone unanswered for a while, months, sometimes years, and he tries to tackle them by going through an average day in his life, and he talks about how his routine keeps him on track with writing.

A peek behind the curtain in self publishing is provided as he outlines the release process for Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework. If you want to know the steps involved in getting a book like this to market, and how long it typically takes, this is the place to get the goods.

The 1,000 member mark was reached on the Spinward Fringe Facebook Page, so he celebrates that by talking about the community and answering fresh questions. Other things mentioned in this podcast include the Spinward Fringe Goodreads Forums, Cthulu, breakfast meat, and generous novel samples.

Our music is provided by Again For The Win this week. We play Nights Like These, and you can find them on www.againforthewin.com

Thank you for listening!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_19.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:02am EDT
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We celebrate Joss Whedon's career, starting with a recap of his early work as a writer, then going into Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly. It's time to delve into the whimsy and awesomeness of one of the greatest storytellers of our time, so dust off your crossbow and put on your brown coat!

Our music this week is provided by Bif Naked, we play I Love Myself Today, one of my personal favourites. Don't forget to look for her new single if you're a Bif fan.

P.S.

We're going to explore more of the Whedonverse next week, so don't worry, we'll get to the more recent shiny work in due time!

Direct download: That_Geek_Podcast_1b.mp3
Category:That Geek Podcast -- posted at: 7:48pm EDT
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In this broadcast I tie things up by discussing my love of entertaining people. When you consider the fact that I have stage fright, I'm surprised that there's anything to talk about at all before I started publishing novels online. The other two episodes lead here, and I believe it's the best of the autobiographical episodes. Everything important ties in, and I offer a real update on Broadcast 7, finally talking about why it's taking so long for this book to be written. The end of the episode is dedicated to you, and I take a moment to answer a couple important questions. There's also a lot of music from some great bands, who you'll be able to find using the links below.

Again For The Win: Guns. You can find them at www.againforthewin.com

Parallel Lions: For You. You can find them at www.parallellions.com

Universal Hall Pass: Special Agent. You can hear more of their music by visiting www.universalhallpass.com

The episode wraps up with The Megas: History Repeating parts 1 & 2. Find more of their music by visiting www.themegas.com

Thank you so much for listening!

Direct download: Spinward_Fringe_Podcast_18.mp3
Category:Crewcast Radio: Spinward Fringe Shows -- posted at: 12:41am EDT
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