Tuesday, January 29, 2013

TGMG Extra: NMX Panel on Using Comedy

Okay, here's the big event, which is what you are contractually obligated to call any event that includes Big Anklevich. This is the audio of the panel we were a part of at the New Media Expo. Abbie Hilton was the panel's moderator, and, aside from Rish and Big, it also included L. "Scribe" Harris. Our topic was "Using Comedy to Humanize Characters and Hook Listeners in Podcast Fiction."

It seems egotistical to say "Listen to us, we'll tell you how to do comedy," but I think we have a decent amount of experience in the stuff. Hopefully we are able to impart some worthwhile knowledge on the subject. If not, maybe you'll get a laugh out of it.

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Sunday, January 27, 2013

TGMG Extra: NMX Panel on Tone And Emotion

We've finally got the recordings of the panels that we gave at the New Media Expo ready for you. The first is the panel titled, "Tone and Emotion: The Keys to Compelling Podcast Fiction Narration." This panel was moderated by Renee Chambliss and also consisted of Bryan Lincoln and Marshal Latham, all of which should be familiar names to anyone who listens with any regularity to the Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine.

They have some interesting things to say, so check it out.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

That Gets My Goat 101: More Still On The Move?

In our final "on the move" episode, Big and Rish talk about Rish's failed audition for Jeopardy, whether screenwriters should be writing screenplays while they attempt to break into the biz, and whose Christmas card list Rish Outfield is on while heading to the New Media Expo in Las Vegas.

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

That Gets My Goat 100: Still On The Go

Wait, this is the hundredth episode of That Gets My Goat?  I guess we were stuck in a car for several hours, or we would have noted the milestone.

So, Big talks a bit more about his New Year resolutions, and Rish finally decides if he has any.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

We Finally Won An Award!

Clay Dugger does a podcast called The Righteous Dude's Dudecast. Just the other day, he put out an episode called The Dudie Podcast Awards. Lo and behold, the Dunesteef received one of these Dudie awards.

Now, I don't know if a Doodie award is one that you want to receive. After all, the statuette would be pretty icky. But we'd like to thank Clay for bestowing us with the honor anyway.

He gave us the Least Skipped award, which I guess means that when a new episode of our show arrives, people don't skip it, they listen right away. Of course, that's probably just because it's been so long since the last time a new episode of our show has arrived, but, you know, you take what you can get, right?

Thanks, Clay.

And if you'd like to listen to the podcast of the Dudie awards show, you can find it here.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Making Sausage

This is a re-post of something that I put over on my personal blog Big Anklevich Explains Everything. Rish suggested that there might be some people who don't read my blog regularly but do follow the Dunesteef blog and might appreciate this post. So, here it is.

If you'd like to follow my blog, you can find it at this link.

See that? I'm proactively driving traffic and increasing market share in a stable ecosystem through revenue enhancing product development streams. Or something like that, I might have copied that down in my notes wrong.

Sorry, here's the post:

They say the two things you'd never want to watch being made are laws and sausage. So I guess this wouldn't, therefore, count. While in Vegas, Rish and I forced all the podcasters present to sit down and record a story and an episode to go along with that story.

We had Bryan Lincoln narrating the story.

L. "Scribe" Harris and Renee Chambliss were the two main characters.

Marshal Latham was reading one of the more major characters.

And Abbie Hilton had a few smaller parts in the story too.

And of course, Rish and I insisted that we play a part or two ourselves. Because we're really into ourselves, y'know.

If you've ever wondered, this is what it looks like when podcasters go someplace to have fun. Surrounded by all the lights and attractions of Vegas, we did this:

I thought it was totally fun, but maybe watching us do it might be similar to watching sausage made? I don't know. I took video of it all the same.

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to be in the room as a Dunesteef show is made, it'd be kind of like watching this video.

Or this one.


Thursday, January 10, 2013

That Gets My Goat 99: On The Go!

Big and Rish bring you something new--and potentially disastrous--for this week's That Gets My Goat episode. Recorded on the drive to Las Vegas, for the New Media Expo, the Dunesteef gays chat just a bit about their drive, and their writing ambition.

Whoops, "guys." Darn auto-correct.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

The Dunesteef Scene in Twenty-Thirteen

So, it's a brand new year, with a cool, ominous number in it, and normal people* often set goals or make promises to start out new years.

I few months back, I talked to a Dunesteef contributor about the podcast's days being numbered.  It seemed inevitable.  But this week, Big and I had a conversation that led me to believe that, no, the show may be in its twilight years, but it ain't dead yet.

So, what does 2013 hold for our audio magazine?

1.  Well, hopefully, a couple more episodes than 2012 had.  There were a few stretches of weeks in between shows, and that was sort of unavoidable when deadlines didn't get made.  But Big got the idea of recording a couple of story readings in advance, to hold in reserve in case the scheduled episodes fell apart, as they are wont to do.

2.  More stories by Big Anklevich and Rish Outfield.  This is an extension of the first one.  We've recorded two of our own stories recently, since those are just hanging around, and submissions have been closed for so long.  We'll try to post those stories if there's a lull in the submitted story episodes.

3.  More stories by Rish Outfield and Big Anklevich.  Both of us are writers, and we really want to get our own work out there.  We have a pretty public forum to do so, so there will be more stories we've written on the show.  It also helps to have a deadline, and know we've got to produce something for an upcoming slot, so there will probably be a couple of new stories we've written just for the show.

4.  More stories by Big and Rish.  In addition, we've resolved to put out texts of our stories out on the internet that people can purchase, and hopefully, demand more of.  Like I said, a lot of those stories are just sitting there, doing us little good.  And if there's a chance that our fans--or total strangers--will read them and like them, well, that's great.  And what little money they bring in is great too, and will hopefully boost our confidence.

5.  Stories by Rick Kennett, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Ray Cluley, Sam Schreiber, Edward McKeown, and Mike Resnick.  We're going to get the winners of the Broken Mirror Event out there, and finally close the door on those last 2011 submissions.

6.  A live reading and episode.  I guess I should put "live" in quotation marks.  We recorded a story and follow-up at Abbie Hilton's hotel room in Las Vegas this week, with everybody huddled around a microphone (everybody being Bryan Lincoln, Renee Chambliss, L. Scribe Harris, Marshal Latham, Abbie, Big, and Rish), and while it WILL be edited, it will probably sound different than the episodes we usually record in separate, pristine recording environments.  Like Big's kitchen.

7.  Another contest?  This one isn't set in stone, but I'd really like to open submissions again for some kind of Broken Mirror or Metallica-themed contest.  I spoke to Big about it, and while he didn't soundly thrash me for bringing it up, I can't guarantee that it'll happen.  But I'll try hard to think of a good idea for contests.

In addition, we'll be bringing you the usual That Gets My Goat episodes (two of which are already recorded), and a semi-amusing sketch or two.

I hope that the new year brings you lots of excitement and possibility, and that our lil podcast is a part of it.  Thanks for continuing to listen and support us (and thanks for the donations; I'm probably going to buy another microphone with them).

Hugs and kisses,

Rish "Baby New Year" Outfield

*"What's normal?"  "That's what everybody else is, and you are not."