Friday, August 31, 2007

Guards! Guards!

John Rhys-Davies
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Here's a photo from the September 2001 DragonCon show. Left to right are Thomas E. Fuller, David Benedict, John Rhys-Davies, and Jonathan Strickland. That Rhys-Davies guy seemed pretty talented: I predict he'll go far. Photo by Ken Grimes.

53 - Guards! Guards! part 1

Wow. It's hard to believe we've been podcasting now for one full year. Fifty two podcasts have come and gone and now we're starting on year two, and we're starting it with a really special one.

Back in 2001 we received permission to perform Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett at Dragon*Con. Furthermore, we were very privileged to have John Rhys-Davies play the role of Lupine Wonse When the performance was over we thought that was it...a copy of the recording was sent to Mr. Pratchett, but other than that we thought it would remain locked in the vast, cavernous ARTC archive vault.

But then we started podcasting. And so I wrote to Mr. Pratchett and asked permission to distribute the recording and happily he agreed.

What you are about to hear, in three parts, is something I will always be proud of. I worked very hard on the adaptation, and believe me, cutting a novel-length book down to an hour is hard work, especially when you have an attachment to the material like I did.

I'd like to thank Mr. Terry Pratchett for permission to do the adaptation, performance, and the podcast. I'd also like to thank the late Thomas E. Fuller for his assistance with the adaptation. And I'd like to thank all of you for helping us reach one full year of podcasting, with hopefully many more to come.

David Benedict

Friday, August 24, 2007

52 - Superheroes...?

This week we delve into the realm of ...superheroes? Well, it greatly depends on how you define the term, really. We've brought you installments from these great series before, but we like them (and we hope you do, too!) so here's some more!

First up, The Brotherhood of Damn Sassy Mutants in Episode One - "Flame Out", by "Sketch" MacQuinor.

Then, hold onto your dry-erase markers, as we bring you Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment - "A Consultation with Eeeeevil" by Jonathan Strickland.

Both of these were performed live at Sci-Fi Summer 2005.

Friday, August 17, 2007

51: Rory Rammer, Space Marshal in Murder by Meteor

Duration: 18:08 Size: 12.4 MB This week: the finale in a 3-part Bumper's Crossroads, followed by Rory Rammer, Space Marshal in Murder by Meteor.

Friday, August 10, 2007

50 - Rory Rammer: The Doomsday Planet

ARTC Podcast 50 Time: 18:33 Size: 12.7 MB Hey, our one year podcasting anniversary is in a few weeks, and we have a special surprise for you. Check back next week for further details. This week's presentation, from Necronomicon 1998: Rory Rammer, The Doomsday Planet (a.k.a. the Planetoid of Doom) by Ron N. Butler. and Bumper's Crossroads.
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Thursday, August 09, 2007

D Taylor & J Ringo - LibertyCon 07

Ron Butler took this photo of John Ringo (author of, among many other things, "A Ship Named Francis") and me (the guilty party who adapted said story for audio theater and performed the part of the ship's insecure Chaplain) after the show Saturday night.

I still think this photo looks like we're both wondering if he's going to punch me in the face, so you'll just have to take my word for it that he was telling me he'd enjoyed the show.

"Tester, spare us this day from your tests..."

Saturday, August 04, 2007

LibertyCon, Chattanooga TN

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There are bound to be plenty of better pictures than I was able to get, but here's a cast-eye-vew of the audience as they began to gather. Taken 7/28/07.

Harry Potter "Midnight Magic", B&N Perimeter

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Another picture from my cel phone, which explains the lack of crisp resolution. Taken 7/20/07. I'll add a list of the cast pictured soon.

Heinlein Centennial, Kansas City

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Another picture, this time from my own cel phone, which explains the lack of crisp resolution. I was sitting at the sound effects table. Left to right, that's Jonathan Strickland and Hal Wiedeman, two-thirds of the lead character in "All You Zombies." If you've read it, you know what I mean. Picture taken 7/7/07.

Friday, August 03, 2007

49 - Podcast: Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: Runaway Rockets

Duration: 12:05 Size: 8.2 MB From Necronomicon 1996: Ron N Butler's Rory Rammer, Space Marshall. The episode entitled, Runaway Rockets. And, part one of three of Bumper's Crossroads, from Necromonicon 1998.