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Announcement: Live Recording of Episode #202 (Torture Cinema Meets Highlander II: the Quickening)

24 Apr

Swords, first time flyers, and overacting, oh my!  In our 2nd ever live-recording, the crew (Jen and Julia) are joined by Michael J. Martinez to tear apart Highlander II: the Quickening (1991).  This month’s movie was selected by Mike as part of Shaun’s Worldcon fundraiser (the 5th Milestone Perk).

All Torture Cinema episodes come with a skit.  Since we’re recording live, the skit will be a teaser for the mp3 version.  If you want to hear us do impressions of Sean Connery or what have you, you’ll be able to DL the mp3 from the main feed on this blog when it is released on April 30th. 2014.

Feel free to join us at 10 PM EST on April 25th, 2014 (Friday).  The Q&A function will be turned on; your comments and questions are more than welcome!

200. We’re 200! (Hugos, World SF, and Trivia w/ the ENTIRE Crew)

22 Apr

200 freaking episodes!  Holy moly on toast!  For our special 200th episode, the entire gang got together on Google+ to talk about being nominated for a Hugo Award, the importance of world sf, listener questions, and more.  Plus, we break out the first ever Skiffy and Fanty Trivia Game!

I’ve included the mp3 and a YouTube video of our recording in this post; choose your poison!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

(Please support our efforts to bring the Skiffy and Fanty Show and the World SF Tour to Worldcon!  Every little bit helps.)

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):

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Episode 200 — Download (MP3)

(The actual episode starts at 3:22 in the video.)

You can also support this podcast by signing up for a one month free trial at Audible.  Doing so helps us, gives you a change to try out Audible’s service, and brings joy to everyone.

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

We’re Nominated for a Hugo Award!

19 Apr

Did you hear the exciting news?  DID YOU?  We’re officially on the final ballot for the 2014 Hugo Awards!  How cool is that?

So a few quick things to say:

  1. We’re on the Hugo Award ballot! OMG!
  2. A whole bunch of you nominated us!  Thank you ever so much.  We love you.  We really do.  You are all so super awesome.  Also:  thank you so much for listening to our show!  We’ll give you free cookies one day.  Promise.
  3. We’re on the Hugo Award ballot! OMG!  Wait…I already said that.  Oh well.

So what does this mean?  Simple:

  1. We’re on the ballot, which means all of you who have attending or supporting memberships will be able to vote for us or one of the other lovely podcasts that made it to the final list (also:  all the books, short stories, movies, and what not that got nominated).  It’s up to you!
  2. If you haven’t purchased a supporting membership, you should probably do so right now so you can vote!  And not just for us, because that would be silly and self-serving.  No.  You should get a supporting membership because a) all the cool kids are doing it; b) you’ll get a huge packet of free reads (not guaranteed, but it always happens these days); c) to support the Hugo Awards by making it bigger and better than ever before; and d) to have a say in what gets an award!

It also means we could really use your support to bring The Skiffy and Fanty Show to Worldcon this year.  We need to at least raise the funds for the plane ticket by the end of this month, so if you can spare $10, please do so!  Julia and Shaun would love to attend the convention and sit among the nominees at the Hugo Awards (and Jen is planning to make this happen now, too, which is awesome).

And that’s it!  Thanks so much for nominating us.  Thanks to the Hugo committee folks for sending us the amazing news.  Thanks to everyone who has supported us in any way:  listeners, readers, hosts, friends, writers and sf/f fans…thank you all.

Squeeeee!

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P.S.:  Don’t forget that we’re hosting our 200th episode live on Monday!  Details here.

199. Sofia Samatar (a.k.a. Malkia wa Ndoto) at ICFA (An Interview) #WorldSFTour

19 Apr

Arabic fantasy, linguistic wonders, and strange worlds, oh my!  Sofia Samatar joins Shaun, Julia, and Keffy to discuss her 2014 Crawford Award winning novel, A Stranger in Olondria.  Also on the discussion table:  Arabic fiction, fantastic and otherwise, academia, writing influences, and much more!

We hope you enjoy the episode!

(Please support our efforts to bring the Skiffy and Fanty Show and the World SF Tour to Worldcon!  Every little bit helps.)

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):


Episode 196 — Download (MP3)

A Stranger in Olondria by Sofia Samatar

Show Notes:

You can also support this podcast by signing up for a one month free trial at Audible.  Doing so helps us, gives you a change to try out Audible’s service, and brings joy to everyone.

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

198. Brazilian SF w/ Fabio Fernandes, Cesar Alcázar, Libby Ginway, and Jacques Barcia #WorldSFTour

15 Apr

The books, the histories, and the translations, oh my!  We’re joined by an all star cast to discuss the world of Brazilian SF.  We cover Brazil’s generations of sf writers, fandom, the publishing world, and the influences on Brazil’s sf universe.  You won’t want to miss this one.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

(Please support our efforts to bring the Skiffy and Fanty Show and the World SF Tour to Worldcon!  Every little bit helps.)

Note:  If you have iTunes and like this show, please give us a review on our iTunes page, or feel free to email us with your thoughts about the show!

Here’s the episode (show notes are below):


Episode 196 — Download (MP3)

Show Notes:

You can also support this podcast by signing up for a one month free trial at Audible.  Doing so helps us, gives you a change to try out Audible’s service, and brings joy to everyone.

Our new intro music is “Time Flux” by Revolution Void (CC BY 3.0).

That’s all, folks!  Thanks for listening.  See you next week.

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