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CONvergence Ho! Call for Interviewees (Fans, Creators, Everyone!)

14 Jun CONvergence Connie Logo

In less than a month, Paul Weimer, Mike Underwood, and Shaun Duke will be at CONvergence in Minneapolis, the City of Flower and Sawdust, the City of Lakes, the Mini Apple, one half of the Twin Cities.  Woo!

A few years ago, we conducted over a dozen interviews and discussions at CONvergence using a handy portable recorder and a partially reconstituted talking gerbil.  We’d like to do something similar again in 2016!  That’s where you come in.

If you’re a fan, a creator (author, comic artist, whatever), or something else entirely, we’d like to talk to you!  And that means you have to send us an email (skiffyandfanty[at]gmail[dot]com) with the subject line “CONvergence Podcast.”  Here’s what we’re planning to record:

Interviews with Fans

One of Shaun’s interests is talking to sf/f fans about their fan-ness.  How did you become a fan?  What are your earliest fannish memories?  What books or movies affected your life?  If you’re a fan and would like to be interviewed, let us know!

Interviews with Creators (Writers, Artists, Filmmakers, Podcasters)

This would seem to be the most obvious of the three.  If you’re a creator of some kind, we’d like to talk to you about your creative endeavors.  We’ve interviewed authors, comic artists, filmmakers, and other podcasters.  There are all sorts of categories of creators out there, so if you make something, whether it’s a book or costumes, we’d love to chat about you and your work!

Discussions on Various SF/F Topics w/ Anyone

Got an sf/f topic you’d like to talk about?  A movie you want to discuss?  Let us know!  We’re interested in setting up a few discussion sessions with creators and fans.  Send us your suggestions, too!

See you at CONvergence!

2016 Season Begins: Expectations and Suggestions!

19 Jan

The new year is upon us.  Oh, heck, who am I kidding?  It’s been upon us for weeks, and boy is 2016 turning out to be a SF/F tornado of emotion!

The good news is that we’re going to have new episodes soon.  That means more interviews, more discussions, more movies, and more torturous adventures full of drinking, grumpy debate, and merriment!

So, with that in mind, here are a few things to expect from us in 2016: Continue reading

Patreon Ahoy: Support Our Show; Help Us Grow!

1 Jul

After a lot of discussion, planning, and private medieval jousting, The Skiffy and Fanty Show podcast has opened its very own Patreon page.

So why are we there?  We want to do more — and we want to do it better.  More episodes.  More World SF Tour goodness.  Better quality.  Better features.  Better experiences for you, the listener.

Patreon is the first step in making The Skiffy and Fanty Show (and its related podcasts) into something more.  We’re turning to you, the listener.  You can have a hand in helping us create new content, improve the overall quality of the show, and pave the way for a brighter podcasting future.

So head on over to our Patreon page, check out our Reward Levels and our Milestone Goals.  We’ve got some big plans listed there, and even more plans for the future.  It feels like we keep saying this every year, but it needs repeating:  this is only the beginning.

Our CONvergence 2015 Schedules: Come to Our Panels; Come to Our Hangout!

28 Jun

All but one of the Robogoblins will be at CONvergence this year in Minneapolis, MN!  If you’re planning to attend, make sure you come to some of our panels, including the LIVE recording of The Skiffy and Fanty Show on Saturday.  You should also make sure to follow us on Twitter in case we host any impromptu events (walk-by sessions, hangouts, etc.).

Here are all of our official panels and events (all times are in EST; parentheses indicates who will officially be there or on the panel): Continue reading

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

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