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Hi everyone! We have a fresh batch of webseries/webfiction news, recaps, and discussion, not to mention revolting self-promotion on the part of one of our hosts, all ready for you to enjoy in EpiCast #009. Your co-hosts Kira (yours truly) and Michael, the latter back after a break, offer up a few quick news items ranging from simple schedule changes to a site redesign (and our opinions thereof), a call for serial submissions from a renowned publisher, and a social media webseries in the making.
There are also the aforementioned storyline recaps, all but one submitted courtesy of some generous writers — and the lone instance of one of our hosts going rogue was Michael, who very generously decided to recap About Schuyler Falls, another series that reached its fifteenth birthday this year like his own Footprints, which we spotlighted last month. He then proceeds to embarrass his co-host by going on about it for a bit.
And finally, once that’s done, we get to a debate/discussion, which focuses on the nature of how writers treat their webserials: should these be fixed works that stand or fall proudly on their own, or fluid entities that can be revised after publication?
Listen on and decide for yourself!
As ever, sound quality remains a cruel beast who won’t be tamed. One of us sounds like she’s in a tin can, the other is apparently in an echo canyon. We apologize, as always, for the weirdness.
Recording date: This episode was recorded on November 24, 2012.
Music credits: “Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance” (EpiCast opening theme), “The Big Boom” (News intro), “Not About You” (Recaps intro), “So Far, So Good” (Recaps submission theme), “You Ruined Everything” (Intro to Fixed or Fluid discussion), “Bills, Bills, Bills” (EpiCast sponsor theme), and “I Feel Fantastic” (Closing theme), all written and performed by the brilliant Jonathan Coulton (except “Bills, Bills, Bills,” which is his cover of the Destiny’s Child song). These tracks are licensed Creative Commons by-nc.
Welcome to the EpiGuide’s first podcast. This series of broadcasts will feature discussion, news and recaps from the world of original web entertainment, and more specifically, the EpiGuide.com community. We’ll cover everything that the Eppy does — from online fiction and web serials to webseries and webcomics, in all forms and in all genres.
This pilot episode is a bit of a test-bed for us, so please bear with us as we get used to and refine the format. It’s longer than we’ll probably aim for in the future (and actually we cut about twenty minutes of extra material, which may show up at a later date as “deleted scenes” or outtakes, if there’s interest).
Hosted by Kira Lerner (yours truly), admin of the EpiGuide, and Michael, longtime community member and webserial producer.
Recording date: This episode was recorded November 13, 2011.