The Skiffy and Fanty Show is a weekly fan podcast run by Shaun Duke and Jen Zink, two science fiction and fantasy nuts. The show covers anything and everything related to the science fiction and fantasy genres, with commentary on controversial topics and news in literature, film, and interviews with authors, scientists, and filmmakers.
Our show is supported entirely by listeners and is not sponsored upfront — it’s an entirely fan venture, though we wish we could make a living doing this. We are, however, part of Audible’s podcast program, from which our listeners can get a one-month free trial membership — one free audio book and we get $1 to pay for hosting. We are unlikely to become a purely commercial venture anytime soon — fan culture rules. Then again, if Bill Gates shows up…
A graduate student at the University of Florida, Shaun studies science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy. He is an avid reader of SF/F, a would-be writer who recently had his first story accepted for publication, and an all around SF/F lunatic. He can be found on his blog, The World in the Satin Bag, and on his Twitter account.
A snarky mom, wife, and geek, Jen considers it her duty to keep Shaun amused so he doesn’t drift off into the black hole of academia and forget to have a social life. You can follow her on her blog, Random Acts of Mediocrity, or on her Twitter account.
Not really a Prince of Amber, but rather an ex-pat New Yorker that has found himself living in Minnesota for the last 9 years, Paul “PrinceJvstin” Weimer has been reading SF and Fantasy for longer than Shaun has been alive. In addition to pitching in at Skiffy and Fanty, he can be found at his own blog, Blog Jvstin Style, SF Signal, the Functional Nerds, Twitter, Livejournal and many other places on the Internet.
Julia Rios writes all sorts of things, hosts the Outer Alliance Podcast (celebrating QUILTBAG speculative fiction), and is one of the three fiction editors at Strange Horizons. Her fiction, articles, interviews, and poetry have appeared in Daily Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, Stone Telling, Jabberwocky, and several other places. She’s half-Mexican, but her (fairly dreadful) French is better than her Spanish. www.juliarios.com.
We also have occasional guest hosting by the following individuals:
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