The prototype for my location-based audio drama exercise mobile app is here! The working title is City of Branches, but that will probably change. I’m looking for people to try it out. It’s available on Android.
We’re being played on the Sonic Society, which is Canada’s premier audio drama podcast. Check it out at:
They call it “incredibly compelling”!
I keep forgetting to post that we were reviewed on Radio Drama Reviews, and it was a really great review at that. You can read it here: http://www.radiodramareviews.com/id1774.html. The reviewer (Lawrence Raw) really understood that I was going for some big themes in this.
Here’s my favorite quote: “[Makes] intelligent use of a variety of sonic resources to create an imaginative world at once different from yet uncomfortably similar to the worlds we inhabit.”
The audio fiction festival, HEAR Now, turned out to be quite a treat. It took a while to connect with people, but eventually five of us found each other — people whose audio drama work I really admire. We’re staying it touch and are hoping to collaborate.
Here’s the podcast Palooza, where I recommend:
- The Call of C’thulu
- The Hostage (starts of cliched, but then gets interesting)
The Sting of the Dark Tower got played on Radio Drama Revival, which is the biggest audio drama podcast that I know of. They get close to 5000 listeners, so this got quite a far reach. It’s at:
I was interviewed for the podcast Fullcast Podcast, which is a podcast about audio dramas and audio books with full casts. They were impressed with the production quality and wanted to know more about how I made it happen. It’s a fun interview, even though I discovered I tend to click my tongue when I’m nervous.
You can hear it at: http://www.fullcastpodcast.com/?cat=4
I just discovered someone else reviewed The Sting of the Dark Tower. I will let him remain nameless. I keep thinking about one of my favorite plays, “The Real Inspector Hound”, where Tom Stoppard mercilessly skewers theater reviewers. I know how he feels.
Basically, this guy is huge a C.S. Lewis fan. That’s great — so am I. But he seems to be confusing what my characters say with what I believe. He was clearly outraged that near the end, Eleanor says, “Screw C.S. Lewis” and “If you want old science fiction, you can do way better than him.” Completely missing the point that Eleanor is trying to distance herself from C.S. Lewis in order to get in Juniper’s good graces, who has lumped Eleanor and Lewis together as “humungous prudes”. Oh, and in the second half, Orfieu refers to Lewis as “Clive”. Anyone who has read even the C.S. Lewis wikipedia page knows that no one called him Clive. This reviewer claimed I knew nothing about Lewis. News flash: it was inaccurate on purpose. Remember, the second half of the story is invented by Juniper. It was a little message to show to anyone who really knows about C.S. Lewis that this second half was clearly not based on anything having to do with Lewis at all. Ah, well.
Tom Stoppard, you have my sympathies.
We got our first review, and it’s 4.5 out of 5 stars! You can read it here: http://audiodramareviews.com/2015/01/25/the-sting-of-the-dark-tower/
I posted a link in the Audio Drama Talk forum, and a fellow audio drama producer posted this comment: “Really enjoyed the whole thing. (I personally thought the writing was excellent and sharp.) Thank you for sharing.” So nice to hear from a stranger!