Balticon 46

Halfway there! Yes, that’s right! This episode marks the halfway point of the Balticon 46 wrap up. This is another Special Episode of my podcast The Shrinking Man Project. This time it’s The Shrinking Man Project Live! with special guests, Veronica Giguere, Starla Huchton, Justin Macumber, and substituting for Tee Morris, Lauren “Scribe” Harris. This started as a revisiting of The Shrinking Man Project Live from Balticon 45, but ended up a little more like an episode of The Fit-2-Write podcast, a podcast that Lauren, Justin, and Tee started to talk about their own weight loss challenges. The topic for this panel was Inspiration, both for creative endeavors such as writing, and for starting and keeping with your weight loss program. We didn’t have a huge audience this year, but I think we had some really good discussion.

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Time for the next installment of the Balticon 46 wrap up. If you’ve been with us since the beginning of the Balticon 46 Wrap-up, you’ll remember the video we started out with, where I was getting ready for a panel. Well, this is that panel: Just Dandy: The Importance of Accessories in Steampunk. This was a very different panel for me, as it was a part of the Costuming panel at Balticon. How did I get on a costuming Panel? Shooting my mouth off on Twitter. Pavlina, last year’s head of the Costuming track, was asking for ideas for ideas for panels. I tweeted the title for this panel, and Pavlina jumped on it. Sensing that I had gotten myself  in over my head, I demurred that I would only do it if Jared Axelrod, that modern epitome of Dandism, was part of the panel. Jared instantly replied, “I’m there.”

I thought it was going to be just Jared and I giving a talk on the subject, but it turned into a panel discussion, for which I was grateful. The Panel consisted of Elektra Hammond, Janine K. Spendlove, Jared Axelrod, Rebecca K. Davis, and myself. The panel and the audience were both beautifully attired. I know someone took video, but I don’t have access to it. However, Nuchtchas was kind enough to allow me to post some pictures that she took during the panel.

Recorded Saturday, May 26, 20012 at 1:00 PM. Show notes below the cut.

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Some weeks are full of accomplishment, and some weeks feel like nothing gets done. This past week felt like I couldn’t get anything accomplished. That wasn’t true, of course, but that is the way it felt. Visiting friends occupied a good chunk of the weekend; something I really haven’t done in a while. And then there was the very tempting talk of adding new projects to the docket… [click to continue…]

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Hello, everyone! Today we have the next installment of the Balticon 46 wrap up. This is a Special Episode of my podcast The Shrinking Man Project, recorded Saturday morning during Balticon 46. This episode was originally a chance for me to do a cross-over with Nathan Lowell’s Talking on my Morning Walk podcast, also known as #tommw. In fact, if you listen to Nathan’s podcast, you’ve already heard this audio.

I hope this will help warm your hearts in the cold winter months, and you’ll be able to pick out some of the projects that we talk about.

Time for some walking and talking! Enjoy!

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Hello, ACX

by Doc Coleman on January 23, 2013 · 0 comments

in Asides, Voice Work

After being on the fence about it for many months, this past week I finally broke down and created a profile on ACX. What is ACX, you say? And well you might ask. ACX is the Audiobook Creation Exchange. Audible.com created ACX to promote the creation of digital spoken word content. This makes a lot of sense because digital spoken word content is what Audible sells. They need to get that content from somewhere, and ACX is part of making that happen. ACX creates a marketplace where rights holders, aka publishers, authors, and other empowered agents, can find narrators, studios, and producers looking for work. Here’s how it works… [click to continue…]

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I am back with another piece of the Balticon 46 Wrap-up. We recorded this piece of podcasting goodness at 11 PM on Friday night and it is the Late Night New Media Meet and Greet. In this episode, moderator Grig (Punkie) Larson talks with Trish Wilson (who writes as Elizabeth A. Black), Paul Elard Cooley, and myself about what we’re doing in the world of new media. And, yes, with a late night show, this episode isn’t work safe!

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A week has passed since my last update, and I haven’t been entirely idle. I have, however, narrowed down the scope of the projects that I’ve been working on to something more manageable. In 2012, I managed to start a number of new projects, but I didn’t really succeed in finishing off any of the ones that had carried over from 2011. Soooo… top priority right now is finish off existing projects before starting any of the new ones.

Fortunately, it looks like I just finished off one of those projects… [click to continue…]

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I’ve gotten very far behind in a lot of projects, among them, this recap from Balticon 46. But what better way to kick off the new year than to move forward with the Wrap-up? So, here is Part 3, a Panel from Friday Night entitled A Touch of Slash – Rule 34 and the Podiosphere. This is from the New Media Track on Friday night at 10 PM. The panel was moderated by Nobilis Reed, and featured Jhada R. Addams, Veronica Giguere, and myself. This panel DOES contain explicit materiel, so don’t listen to it around impressionable ears. While the content is amusing, it is Not Safe For Work.

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Once more, I stand victorious, having weathered the storms of another year. A lot has been thrown my way in the past year, but I’m still in the fight. While my weight loss has become more of a struggle in the past year, my health has gotten better. It still warms my heart when people tell me that I seem to be smaller every time they see me, even if I know it isn’t strictly true. While some things haven’t exactly taken off for me, I’ve still managed to move forward and gain a better understanding of the writing world that I’m trying to break into.

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OK, I’m back with Part 2 of the Balticon 46 Wrap-up, and for some reason it is not June anymore. How did that happen?

Well, things are a few weeks late, but now I’ve worked out enough to get them moving forward. So here we have the first audio from Balticon 46 panels. This audio is from a Reader’s Track panel on Friday night at 5 PM. The Panel was called Steam Powered: The Rage of the New Victorians. On the panel were Phillippa Ballantine, Tee Morris, and myself. Tee ended up subbing for our missing moderator, and even let Pip and me talk from time to time.

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