Well, everyone, Merry Christmas eve, and if you’re celebrating something else, cheers to that, too! (We had some pretty serious snow for the Solstice so I was celebrating that longest of nights in my own way…)
Couple interesting things to say — first, you’ll note that Graphic Audio is now on the “Friends of Radio Drama Revival” section of this site, and yes, that is a paid placement.
I hope you won’t consider this compromising my artistic integrity because it isn’t. I’ve operated Radio Drama Revival for nearly two years completely as an effort of passion, and believe me, one ad, or a dozen, won’t nearly pay for the work it takes to get it on the air. However, I’m hoping that partnering with commercial audio outlets can help make the show a bit more sustainable, and maybe even sponsor some greater innovation.
I have received a variety of works by Graphic Audio, and yes, they will be reviewed and possibly featured on the podcast, but no, they will not receive different treatment because of a banner on the site.
Whether you’re the most beginning podcaster or hardened professional dramatist, you can expect your treatment to be the same. I listen to the works, gauge their merit, and see if they fit within the motif we’re exploring. It often takes months for shows to go between the auditioning phase to the broadcast simply because the show is only 30 minutes.
If you want a chance to be on the show, contact me and let me know what you’re up to, and either mail a CD or send me an mp3 link (I prefer mp3s, by the way).
So that’s that part. If you have questions or an opinion, hit me up in the comments.
Two Killer Christmas Offers
Speaking of Graphic Audio, they’re currently offering 30% off new releases (CD or MP3-CD only) and 40% off for a one time purchase for filling out a survey.
If you haven’t heard of them, you’ll find that they feature a whole range of semi-dramatized audiobooks from different comic book franchises. They have an astonishing array of titles, at least if you’re into the sci-fi/fantasy/comic range. Don’t look to them for hard literature.
There’s also an interesting deal by the Stories from the Golden Age — these are the people doing the L. Ron Hubbard pulp shorts audio dramas.
They’re offering a chance to win what they call a “Stories from the Golden Age iPod,” an iPod packed full with eighty L. Ron Hubbard audiobooks. Again, these ain’t for your grandmother, but if you want ball-fisted, tough-damed, action-packed surly drama, it’s great.
For your chance to enter you actually need to make a purchase (is that legal?) of $9.95 at galaxypress.com and then answer two questions of skill.
You can go to their site to enter the iPod contest or take advantage of their holiday offers, too.
More to Come
And yes, there’s plenty more audio where this came from. While these are paid goodies, tomorrow we’ll have a special extended two-hour episode for the Christmas holiday. How’s that for some extra cheer?