A lot of things are happening around the Skiffy and Fanty compound. Big things. You’ve already heard about Stina Leicht joining the crew and the World SF Tour. Now it’s time to announce the next big step for the show: the 3.0 Upgrade.
What is it?
3.0 is the next phase of The Skiffy and Fanty Show. It will involve a slightly revamped audio program and a complete content overhaul on the blog. We decided it was time to take this venture to the next level, and everyone who has contributed to this show in recent weeks jumped on board without much hesitation. When you have that many people enthusiastically jumping into the mixer, you just can’t ignore it!
Here’s what you can expect from the podcast for the next few months (before the World SF Tour kicks off):
- 3-4 discussion/interview episodes of the podcast, including our Worldcon interviews and new interviews with Nick Mamatas, Emma Newman, Ann Leckie, Doug Lain, and more.
- The continuation of the Torture Cinema feature: September (Sharknado — recorded at Worldcon), October (The Gate — the Halloween Special), November (listener’s choice), and December (listener’s choice — the Christmas and Winter Holiday Special)
- 1-2 episodes of Shoot the WISB, featuring reviews of new movies and/or re-watches of movies (coming soon: The World’s End, the Riddick Trilogy, and a Babylon 5 re-watch)
And here’s what you can expect from the blog:
- Almost daily posts, each one written by an S&F crew member. These will include discussions about recent SF/F-related events and reflections about genre fiction, geek parenting, the business world of SF/F, the wonders of horror, and much more.
- Our new “My Superpower” guest posts (Stina Leicht is the first victim)(authors are welcome to email us if they’d like to write one)
- A new monthly post: Recommend Reads (self-explanatory, I hope)
- A maybe, just maybe, a few more things!
This is just the beginning for 3.0.
Who is involved?
The Skiffy and Fanty Crew’s contributions will be made by our regulars — Shaun Duke, Julia Rios, Paul Weimer, Jen Zink, and Adam Callaway — and by a whole bunch of new folks, including David Annandale, Stina Leicht, Mike R. Underwood, and Keffy Kehrli. Basically, Jen decided five people wasn’t enough for a single podcast, so she went ahead and added four more, bringing our total up to nine. We’re pretty sure it’ll turn out OK.
How can you get involved?
Join the Discussion! Leave a comment, email us your opinions about an episode, or share our stuff on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and wherever else you feel like. S&F is an open door. If you’ve got something to say, then say it. And if you want to help contribute to the show or the blog, let us know. Nothing like a crowd to make a blog and a show, wouldn’t you say?
There may be more announcements in the future. For now, enjoy the beginning of what we hope will be a really good thing indeed!