Balticon 46

Balticon 49 has been and gone. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my schedule far enough ahead of the con to post it. This year’s schedule was a little lighter than years past, but I did manage to get recordings for most, if not all, of my panels. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to record a lot of other panels. In years past, this would have been a minor thing. This year, I’m producing the Balticon Podcast! So I really need audio from this year’s con for the podcast! Actually, I need audio from Balticon 46, 47, 48, and 49, because the Balticon Podcast has been on a hiatus for the last few years, and we need to make up the gap. So, who has audio they can share?

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A lot can change in a year, and yet, a year can speed by you so fast, leaving so much undone.

This time last year, I was looking back at what I had done since my last birthday, and making plans for how I was going to move forward over the next year. Looking at it now, it sure seems like a lot of the things I had planned out last year didn’t end up happening. At least, the way things developed certainly was not what I originally planned. Whether that will turn out to be for good or for ill, time will tell. Perhaps I’ll know next year.

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Wow. Will you look at that. It’s July now. July. 2013 is half over. Halfway done. I’ve set some ambitious goals for the latter half of the year. Perhaps I should also take some time to take stock of what I’ve done so far. Let’s see how it breaks down…

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At last we come to our final installment in the Balticon 46 Wrap up. It has been a fun trip down memory lane, and we’ve managed to get this last installment out to you before the beginning of Balticon 47! This final installment comes from a reading on Monday afternoon. The reading featured Gary Lester of Channel 37, myself, and Yoji Kondo. We’ve decided to divide the reading up into three sections. If you want to hear all three, you’ll have to visit the post for this episode.

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The Balticon 46 Wrap up is just about done. There’s going to be just one more episode after this one. But don’t worry, because we’ve saved some of the best stuff for last. This next panel is Dirty Mad Libs, a very adult, but also a very hilarious panel. Dirty Mad Libs is part of Balticon’s late night programming organized by Nobilis Reed. In regular mad libs, you take ordinary stories and replace selected words with random words from the audience. In Dirty Mad Libs, we take notable erotic scenes from literature and give them the same treatment. The results are… a bit different. In any case, this episode is not safe for kids or work. You have been warned!

Patrick Scaffido serves as our moderator for this panel, with Starla Huchton as the new panelist, and myself as the old veteran. The results are absolutely hilarious. You may not be able to control your laughter. Just make sure you manage to keep breathing. We were laughing hard enough that we couldn’t catch our breath either.

Grab your oxygen mask and enjoy the show.

Show notes after the cut.

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Some of you might be wondering what happened to the Balticon 46 Wrap-up Part 11 episode that posted on Monday morning and disappeared on  Monday evening. That episode was the only surviving recording from the live audio drama presentation of Episode 4 of Stargazers. For anyone who isn’t familiar with Stargazers, the story was created by Laura Nicole under the name Laura Frechette, and was written by Laura Nicole and Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard and produced as a podcast for GypsyAudio.org. And for everyone who IS familiar with Stargazers, I could have used your help last week. You see, I made a mistake…

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Welcome to episode 10 of the Balticon 46 wrap up! Today, we’re going to talk about beer! Specifically, how you can make your own beer in the comfort of your own home. With a little effort and patience, you may be able to make better beer than you can buy in stores for much less. Hosting this panel are John Taylor Williams and Thomas Gideon of the Libation Liberation Front, formerly known as the Living Proof Brew Cast. Filling out our panel of  homebrewers are Scott Roche, of Scott Roche’s Omniverse, and myself. If you’ve ever considered making your own beer, this episode will give you a lot of tips on where to get started. There is a TON of information in this episode and it comes fast and furious. You may want to listen to it more than once.

Show notes below the cut.

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by Doc Coleman on March 28, 2013 · 2 comments

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Argh. I have missed two #WriterWednesdays, and The Wayback Machine seems to have crashed as soon as I started doing #FlashbackFridays. What happened to me? What is going on?

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Time once again for another episode in the Balticon 46 wrap up. This episode is a recording from the panel WordPress 101. Terri “Flynnstress” Vernon moderates the panel featuring Chooch Schubert from the band Ditched by Kate, Gary Lester from Channel 37, and yours truly. In this panel we talk about WordPress, why we use it, and how it can help you manage your online content. WordPress is a very powerful tool, made more powerful by the many plug-ins that expand its capabilities.

Show notes below the cut.

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Good morning! It’s time to continue our Balticon 46 wrap up with a new episode. This time we’ve got the Balticon 46 episode of Galley Table, Live! This is a bit of a small panel, with just regular Galley Table members, Scott Roche, Laura Nicole, and myself on the panel.

In this episode, we talk about… Science Fiction Conventions, best and worst experiences.

Show notes below the cut.

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