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The New Skiffy and Fanty: Changes to Come on the Show

9 May

A little while ago, we ran a listener survey to learn more about how you access our show, what you listen to, what you like and dislike, and so on.  That survey garnered a lot of wonderful responses — thanks!  As such, The Skiffy and Fanty Show will be changing a bit.

These changes aren’t permanent.  They’re an experiment.  We’ll reassess in a few months to see how it’s working out, and we’ll ask you all for feedback again (because you’re awesome).

Here’s what you can expect around these parts for the foreseeable future: Continue reading

The 2015 Skiffy and Fanty Listener Survey!

30 Mar

If you missed it on Twitter, we’re currently seeking feedback from listeners about various aspects of the show.  The hope is that it will provide us some anonymous information which will help us improve the podcast for the future.

So, if you have a little bit of time to offer your thoughts about The Skiffy and Fanty Show, please take our little survey.

Thanks again for listening (and for your time)!

The 2015 “Women and Non-Binary in SFF” Theme Begins: Announcements, Details, and Guest/Author Calls

20 Jan

As you may well be aware by now, we have a new theme in 2015:  Women and Non-Binary in SFF.  This post will serve as a handy guide to our show for the next 11.5 months and as a nice place to go in case you want to be a part of the show or the blog at some point in 2015.

The Theme:  What We’re Doing

Throughout 2015, we are going to put particular focus on the contributions of women and non-binary people to science fiction and fantasy.  The majority of our interviewees, as such, will be women and non-binary; additionally, a good portion of movies, tv, and discussion episodes will be in some way related to this theme.  Though we’re not setting a hard quota for the year, we expect that roughly 75% of our content will be women- and non-binary-centered.

As such, we have two levels of “open calls” for guests: Continue reading

Awards Eligibility: Our Stuff and All the Stuff We Covered in One Handy Place of Awesome

9 Jan The Hugo Award

It’s that time of year.  Awards Season.  For us, that mostly means the Hugo Awards.  And since everyone is posting their eligibility posts, we decided we’d do one, too.  But instead of just telling you where we’re eligible, we’re going to do that and tell you about the cool stuff and peoples we talked to throughout the year who are eligible for something, too.  If we missed anything, let us know!

Note:  to nominate works for the Hugos, you need a membership to this year’s Worldcon in Spokane by Jan. 31st. Full memberships are $140 until Jan. 31st. Supporting memberships (i.e., non-attending; mostly just for those that want to nominate and vote) are $40. If you were registered for last year’s Worldcon in London, you can nominate works for 2015, but you won’t be able to vote w/o at least a supporting membership. If you’re not attending, do consider getting a supporting membership so you can vote for your favorite sf/f stuff. It’s definitely worth it. Thanks to Gareth Kavanagh for the reminder.

So, here goes: Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

25 Dec

Before the day ends, we want to say a very happy holidays to all of you.

Thanks for listening and/or reading, voting for us during the Hugo Awards bonanza, supporting the World SF Tour, and for being awesome!

If you don’t hear from us before 2015, have a great New Year. Next year, we’re all about women in sf/f. It’s going to be an amazing year!

Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone. Keep your robots close and let your dragons fly free (or something corny like that)!

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