04/02/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin
One of the USA's main radio science fiction programs needs your assistance, 'nestizens.
Evo from the US-based Dragon Page radio show has sent in this missive
"I was sitting at the Fortress of Solitude that is Draco Vista Studios over the weekend brainstorming about the future of our podcasts with my partner Mike. We already re-release both Live Fire (more exciting news about that coming soon) and Cover to Cover (more but different exciting news coming about that one, too) via podcast for those who either can't tune in during the broadcast, or prefer to take their sci-fi radio to go.
For the past couple of weeks, we've been experimenting with a third format we've tentatively titled Between Shows. We're two shows in, and Mike and I both hate it. So we're probably done with that.
However, we are hungry to find the "secret sauce" for our third format show, the podcast. Which brings me to the purpose of this post. Your feedback is more than needed, it is required.
We want to produce a science fiction "variety show", for lack of a better term, and release it via podcast. Think Saturday Night Live, The Ed Sullivan Show and even Sony and Cher, and throw in a couple of dragons, some aliens and the odd chupacabra or two. In order for us to do this, we need your help.
We're looking for contributors, both regular and infrequent, who have something they'd like to add to the show. Maybe you do kick-butt impressions of Kirk. You might have a band that records SF/F influenced music. Perhaps you are a huge gaming freak and want to tell the world about your latest find. You could be an author who'd love to do a reading of your latest work. Some of you may be into writing scripts and could come up with cool things for us (or others) to enact.
The playing field is wide open. Consider this an open audition, invitation, or call for submissions. What we need first are ideas. After that, we can help you make it a reality. You get full credit for your work, and we'll package it up nicely to make it sound great.
Send your ideas, thoughts, suggestions and even hate mail to [dragon at dragonpage dot com]. Or if you're more comfy rambling out loud than typing, call us at 760-465-5330 and leave us a message. Remember that we're geeks like you and nothing is really as goofy as it sounds in your head. Well, maybe it is... but some of the goofiest ideas make the best podcasts! Science fiction podcasting on The Dragon Page... wanna help?"
Well, do you want to help, SFF fans?
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