Archive for Announcements

Alphabet Quartet Update (A Slight Delay)


Hey all,

Dave Thompson here.

Just wanted to let everyone know that The Alphabet Quartet is coming, but it looks like it’s going to be coming a little bit later than we’d originally hoped, and it won’t be sent to you in time for the holiday.

I am sincerely sorry for the delay – we’d hoped to get it to you by the weekend. That said, I’ve put a lot of time into it, as has Wilson Fowlie (who is working as the sound producer), and we don’t want to give something unless we’re completely happy with it.

As I said, it is coming, and it should be coming soon. I’ll definitely keep you all updated as to when you can expect it.

Thanks for your patience. I’m looking forward to sharing all these stories with you.

Dave

Narrator Drive Update


Hey all – Dave Thompson here again.

First, I wanted to say a very Big THANK YOU to everyone who Signal Boosted our call for narrators. We’ve had a pretty decent amount of narrators send in their auditions, and I’ve listened to just about all of them.

To those of you who have sent in an audition: THANK YOU. I’m kind of astounded by how good you all sound, and I’ll be with you shortly – hopefully in the next few days, if not sooner.

If you are still planning on sending in a narration: awesome. We can’t wait to hear you!

Finally, we’re still looking for African American readers, and specifically for a guy who can do a passable Lousiana/Creole accent. (Although that’s not a dealbreaker.) So if you’re up for the challenge, please email us at editor@podcastle.org.

Thanks again!

PodCastle Wants You!


PodCastle wants you! We’re continually looking for volunteers of all backgrounds and ethnicities to read the cool stories we’ve bought. So if you’re listening to this, and you’ve ever wanted to read for PodCastle, or any of the Escape Artists podcasts, and you have recording equipment, we’d love for you to send us an audition.

Here’s what you do: Record a sample of you reading something, an excerpt from a story or a book, preferably under five minutes, just so we can get a feel for how you sound. If you can do accents – Creole, Spanish, Southern, Irish, Turkish, French, Japanese – please include that in your audition, and mention it in your email. Then drop us a line at editor@podcastle.org with your audition attached. .wav, .mp3, .aif attachments are preferred. Please mention “audition” in the subject line.

As I said, we’re looking for readers of all backgrounds and ethnicities, but what’s driving this casting call is an urgent need for a story featuring an African American man in Louisiana. Here at PodCastle, we’ve always prided ourselves in bringing you a selection of diverse stories, and we’d love to have more people of color read these stories for you.

If you have any questions, please post on our forum, or email us at editor@podcastle.org. Thanks for listening, and we look forward to hearing from you.