TalkCast 411 – Jeff Deck Ports In Again




City Of Games

City Of Games

On this edition of Sci Fi Saturday Night, the author of ‘The Shadow Over Portsmouth’ series Jeff Deck returns to talk about book two City Of Games. We got to talk about a ton of different things about the new book, the overall series and his consumption of caffeine in the writing process.

Much as the first book, this is another character driven story in the series that just continues to work very well. Part missing person, part sci fi adventure, part good cop, bad cop, badder cop, the book is unique, his style is unique and the series thus far is a wonderful

Jeff Deck

Jeff Deck

experience to read and enjoy. Join us for a fascinating chat as Sci Fi Saturday Night gets a second chance to chat with Jeff Deck.

 

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TalkCast 410 – Matt Spencer Is An Interesting Place




Matt SpencerIn this edition of Sci Fi Saturday Night we explore the many worlds that is Matt Spencer: Journalist, a New Orleans restaurant cook, factory worker, radio D.J., playwright, actor and…if we are to believe his ramblings, a writer.

We explore Matt on the basis of his short story collection ‘Story Time with Crazy Uncle Matt’ and get the lunatics eye view on some extremely original and fascinating material. In all seriousness, Matt has a very specific viewpoint. See if you can figure it out because, while I was unable to, his writing is infectiously exciting and a lot of fun.

Enjoy the chaos.

 

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Matt Spencer

Story Time With Crazy Uncle Matt: a tangle of yarns

TalkCast 409 – Rich “Johnny Raygun” Woodall




Johnny Raygun

Johnny Raygun

For as long as I can remember, Rich Woodall has been an important and

Rich Woodall

Rich Woodall

interesting  part of the comic community in New England and a good friend. From our first visits to the former Boston Comic Con and Granite Con, Rich was always there with fresh visions and amazing work. Over the years his influence and productivity has grown. We got the chance to talk with him about his beginnings with Johnny Raygun, his amazing body of work and some of his current projects including his wonderful new parody, Spaceforce, The Electric Black with Joe Schmalke and his upcoming Kickstarter for Sgt. Werewolf.

It was like sitting down and talking again with an old friend, which is exactly what it was.

Enjoy the chaos

 

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The Electric Black

The Electric Black

A Message from Our Friends at Dreamforge Magazine




Dreamforge Magazine is accepting submissions from Tuesday, March 19th through June 30th (midnight EST) for their upcoming editions.

If you are interested, here are the Submission Guidelines and the Submission Procedures.

Dreamforce Magazine

Dreamforce Magazine

Listen to our interview with Scot Noel here.

TalkCast 408 – A Series Of Fortunate Events or Alvin Baylor Lives!




Alvin Baylor Lives!

Alvin Baylor Lives!

This episode is actually two stories in one. One is the obvious part. Alvin Baylor Lives! is a fascinating well-constructed Sci Fi novel/audio book set in the far future with McGuffin after McGuffin to keep the reader/listener enthralled. One the one hand, charming while at the same time gritty, we learn about the world that Alvin inhabits, the society he survives in and the profound affect one man can have.

The other story is about two boyhood friends, Maximillian Gray and Josh Horowitz. After surviving the “rigors” of public education together in the Greater LA Area, they went their separate ways as often happens. Max and Josh both found themselves in the entertainment industry and a chance social media reconnection brought them back together for this project: Max as writer and Josh as audio book creator.

So, this episode is two fascinating stories. One is about a book/audio book and the other is the rekindling of a friendship to create it. It’s a really cool story with two really eloquent interesting men.

Enjoy the chaos. We did, for sure.

 

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JoshHorowitz

Josh Horowitz

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May Gray

A Scant 14 Years Ago….




Happy Anniversary

Happy Anniversary

It was only 14 years ago that SFSN began. In that time we have done our best to talk about stuff. From “whats all this stuff about Anime” to is there a bathroom on the Enterprise, we have done our very best to ..talk about stuff.

Our original cast on broadcast radio included Mr. K, Jean, The Dome. Kriana and Illustrator X. When we moved to podcasting we opened up our Area 51 Home to include Dru, Awake By Java, The Dead Red Head, Zombrarian, R Daneel Olivaw, Winter Is Coming, Samantha B, Sir Sara, Amandatron 3000 and Stacey L.

Thats to all our listeners for joining us on this merry trip.

TalkCast 407 – The The Philip K Dick Film Festival 2019




Dan Abella

Dan Abella

In this edition, we talk with friend of the show, Daniel Abella, the force behind The Philip K Dick Film Festival. This year is a hybrid affair with sessions on both coasts.

New York Showings:

 

 

Los Angeles Area Showings:

Any conversation with Dan is fun but when we get to talk about his festival, its always a treat,. We talked about the inclusion this year of web-series. The festival decided there were a number of web-series contributors that has a voice and PKDFF was going to give it to them. The discussion then turned to the many unique and distinctive voices this year in the festival all of which, in some way, somehow embraced some part of the thematic qualities of Philip K Dick and his work.

As more and more festivals pop up each year, this one and its creator remain one of my favorites. Sit back and enjoy a little time with Dan Abella and the Philip K Dick Film Festival 2019

 

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Philip K Dick Film Festival 2019

Philip K Dick Film Festival 2019

 

 

TalkCast 406 – Scot Noel & Dreamforge




Scot Noel

Scot Noel

On this edition of Sci Fi Saturday Night we go old school and talk about a new print magazine. To be fair, Dreamforge is much much more than just a print magazine. It is in fact a print,/digital hybrid quarterly event of Science Fiction with its own voice, its own look and its own outlook. That outlook is one of positivity for the human condition surrounded by a unique digital interface for the participant.

Scot Noel, the driving force behind Dreamforge,spent some time with us just as his KickStarter was about to end (by the time of this airing, it has been fully funded). We got the chance to talk about how beautiful the print version is and why it was so important to him to have a quality hard version of Dreamforce. On their website there is also  a unique portal for readers to interact as well. We spoke about the positive outlook of this project in “less than positive times” and had a wonderful. relaxed and fun conversation.

It’s important to remember that science fiction can also bring out the best in who we are and what may become. Dreamforge  works to bring that forward in a unique and yet also very old school way. It is a quite  wonderful effort.

Enjoy the chaos

 

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Dreamforge Magazine

Dreamforge Magazine

TalkCast 405 – Who Knew It Was Shakespeare Season Again?




The Sirens Song

The Sirens Song

In this episode we speak again with multi-talented Nick Shakespeare about what’s he’s currently working on, what his new projects are, the state of his current projects.

Nick gets to talk about the current state of his personal project The Sirens Song Parts One and Two, as well as his day job as storyboard artist and how his current success has delayed his “other stuff”.

We get sidetracked talking about the inevitable Marvel vs. DC movies and why oh why DC just doesn’t seem to get it…yet. Controversial? Perhaps, but interesting viewpoints. Good conversation is what we do.

Enjoy the chaos.

 

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TalkCast 404 – Scott Wauchope and The Doctor




Doctor-The-Who

Doctor-The-Who

Welcome to a new season of Sci Fi Saturday Night, whatever that means. As part of our renewed pledge to only talk about stuff we like, in this episode we are pleased to introduce our vast listening audience, the marvelous mind and talents of Scott Wauchope.

Scott brings a lot to the “Artists Alley” table, so to speak. He is a talented artist, a gifted writer and a man with a passion project. In this episode we discuss this passion project, ‘Doctor-The-Who and The Lost Imagination’. It’s an hour all about Scott, how he got to where he is in the artist community, why this is his project of the heart and his plans for it for the future. This is the first of a planned 8 book series, so the horizon bodes well for many more original stories and art in this stunning world he has created.

Enjoy the chaos.

 

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Winnie the Pooh and friends as the Justice League

Winnie the Pooh and friends as the Justice League

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