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Awesome New iPhone Game

June 20th, 2009 by pfischer

My friend, Greg Seidman, has released his first game for the iPhone. Circuits, is a cool game where you rotate parts on the board trying to form a circuit before time runs out. I’ve been testing the game for months and I really love it. You can find out more about Circuits here.

The game is addictive. I’ve played it for hours and that’s saying something for Mr. A.D.D. Usually I put iPhone games down after a short time. But not Circuits. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it.

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ADD Cast 063 – Christmas 2008

December 27th, 2008 by pfischer

You’re intrepid ADDers, Paul and Martha, get together with Grailwolf’s Geek Life hosts Marc and Heather to geekout over babies, TV, movies, and beer. Lazy show notes. It’s a Merry Christmas geek roundup. We catch up on our lives and the things we’ve been enjoying. Big changes ahead for all four of us.

Category: Beer, BeerCast, Family, Friends, Geek, Humor, Movie, News, Podcast, sci-fi | 3 Comments »

Free Book: Playing For Keeps full PDF with bonus story- PARASITE AWAKENS

August 22nd, 2008 by pfischer

Mur Lafferty has released her novel Playing for Keeps for free as a PDF. 

A free book? There’s no such thing as a free book! What’s the catch?

No catch. It’s free. But, Mur asks that if you like it you purchase it from Amazon.com on August 25. She’s making a run on Amazon and really needs us all to pitch in and help her get noticed. She, like so many others, has a book contract now. But podcasting novels are still a new medium for delivery and we need to show the publishing industry that this makes a difference. 

Martha and I have read the PDF version multiple time. We help Mur by making the PDFs and doing layout and formatting. We also did a little editing. All of this was to help Mur make the best product possible. We bought the first version of Playing for Keeps when it was self-published on Lulu.com. And now we’re joining her for her run on Amazon and we’ll be buying multiple copies of Playing for Keeps as published by Swarm Press.

Mur has delivered countless hours of enjoyment and encouragement to the pod-o-sphere. She has also inspired and rallied people including me. It is not an exaggeration to say that if Mur wasn’t here I wouldn’t be either. I wonder how many other people to whom you listen, read, and watch are here because they were inspired by Mur Lafferty. I’m guessing the number is larger than you think.

So be ready to place your order from Amazon.com for Playing for Keeps on Monday August 25. Be there! Aloha.


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ADD Cast 062 – Mighty Mur and Vintage Jim

August 17th, 2008 by pfischer

This week the mighty Mur Lafferty and her beloved vintage Jim Van Verth join us to talk books, writing, publishing, and more.

  • Dogfish Head 90-minute IPA for Paul
  • Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout for Jim
  • Ravenswood Cabernet for Mur
  • Essential Mathematics for Games and Interactive Applications, Second Edition: A Programmer’s Guide at Amazon.com
  • It was funnier the first time
  • Mur’s first fiction novel is coming out from Swarm Press on 8/25
  • Playing for Keeps at Amazon.com
  • This week we experiment with asking questions from our followers on Twitter
  • PROMO: Astral Audio Experience
  • Jim’s Essential Math website
  • Favorite TV Shows: for Mur, The Office and for Jim The Closer. Together: Heroes or Battlestar Galactica
  • Heroes, feh
  • Favorite books from childhood
  • Dr. Horrible vs Playing for Keeps
  • The News from Poughkeepsie
  • The Piddler
  • The games Jim would bring back from obscurity if he could: Liubo, Shuanglu, and Magic Realm
  • MUSIC: Playing for Keeps by The Beatnik Turtle
  • PROMO: Playing For Keeps experience. Join us on 8/25 to help Mur make her run on Amazon.com

Category: Author, Beer, BeerCast, Book, Events, FarPoint Media, Geek, Humor, Interview, Podcast, Wine, WineCast | 3 Comments »

Second Free Book – Pitcher’s Pendant

August 3rd, 2008 by pfischer

Due to a problem with iTunes I have to put the link to Tee Morris’s book in a separate post. Please see the previous post for all the relevant info.

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Free Books from Dragon Moon Press – Digital Magic

August 3rd, 2008 by pfischer

Authors Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine have released their latest novels as free PDFs.

Tee Morris is the author of the novels Morevi: The Chronicles of Raif and Askana and The Case of the Singing Sword: A Billibub Baddings Mystery. He is also the co-author of the non-fiction works Podcasting for Dummies and Expert Podcasting Practices for Dummies. He has podcasts for the above mention fiction as well as a companion podcast for the Dummies books.

Philippa Ballantine is the author of the novels Weaver’s Web and Chasing the Bard. These novels are also available as podcasts. Her free PDF novel is Digital Magic, the follow up to Chasing the Bard.

Tee’s free PDF novel is The Case of the Pitcher’s Pendant: A Billibub Baddings Mystery. If you couldn’t tell by the title this is the second in his Billi Baddings series.

Both authors say that these books can be read and enjoyed without having read the earlier novels. We hope you enjoy them too.

Please join Tee and Philippa as they make their run on the Amazon.com charts on Aug 8, 2008. If you enjoy Pitcher’s Pendant and Digital Magic, please support the authors by buying their books from Amazon.com on 8/8/08. They need your help to show the publishing world that podcast listeners matter. This is your chance to show the world what we can do.

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ADDCast 060 – Obsidian Morris

August 2nd, 2008 by pfischer

Tee Morris joins us for snails and and impromptu review of 7th Son Obsidian.

All Books available from Amazon.com


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ADD Cast 059 – The Incredible Hulk

June 26th, 2008 by pfischer

We review the new movie, The Incredible Hulk. Not to be confused with lesser movies of a similar title.

Lazy show notes:

John Cmar

Sci-Fi Laura



Heather Welliver

Marcus Grailwolf Bailey

Greg Wright

Martha Holloway

Paul Fischer

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The Future and A.D.D.

May 19th, 2008 by pfischer

Paul got interviewed on Stephen Euin Cobb’s awesome podcast, The Future and You.

We talk about Balticon, public safety, wireless broadband, attention deficit disorder, and much more.

Recorded at RavenCon.

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Voice of Free Planet A.D.D.

May 15th, 2008 by pfischer

A special appearance on Jared Axelrod’s Voice of Free Planet X podcast. Jared has gone daily now. It blows me away to see how he maintains awesome quality every day. I loves me some Free Planet X.

Today: Voices from the Future

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ADD Cast 058 – Bleeping Baby Names

April 5th, 2008 by pfischer

This episode stars Sonic Boom, who’s real name has been bleeped many times because her father was too drunk to remember not to say her real name.

Guests include Tee Morris, Marc “Grailwolf” Bailey, Heather Welliver, Brand Gamblin and his girlfriend Allison

  • Plug galore – It’s so annoying I’m not giving anyone links, so there!
  •  I Will Swallow Your Soul
  • A little review of Farpoint Convention
  • Erin Gray
  • Sonic Boom thinks the studio has a revolving door
  • Marc’s convenience store sickness
  • Burger King chip
  • PROMO: Stranger Things
  • PROMO: Aliens You Will Meet
  • Scott Sigler needs antibiotics: help him with his Infection
  • Pimpage/Bell abuse
  • More questions for Cthulhu
  • Thank you for your service to your country
  • Live Calls for Cthulhu at Balticon
  • Would you want to see a live Hey! Want To Watch A Movie?
  • Stop The Noise!
  • Morevi spoiler alert
  • Be on the lookout for J.C. Hutchin’s Obsidian

MUSIC: Shoot Him Down by Babylon Bombs

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ADD Cast 057 – Open (Con) Season

March 30th, 2008 by pfischer

This week I am joined by Podcast fans Meagan and Scott Breakall, Chooch from the podcasts Into The Blender & City of Heroes, and Paulette Jaxton. We discuss the impending launch of Scott Sigler’s novel Infected and the opening of Con Season 2008.

Lazy Show Notes

Music: Shoot Him Down by Jenny Beck (@Music.Podshow.com)

Scott Sigler Donuts

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ADD Cast 054 – Cloverfield

January 21st, 2008 by pfischer

We review the new J.J. Abrams movie, Cloverfield.

Spoiler free and Spoiler laden reviews.

PROMO: Fear the Froot

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ADD Cast 053 – Xmas Past

January 3rd, 2008 by pfischer

Martha & Paul, Heather & Marc

Xmas wrapup

Jared Axelrod’s Avante-Garde Dinner

Slice of Soup

Cocktail of Pot Roast with Cranberry sauce

Recovering from the cookie disaster

Marc and Heather’s Xmas

PROMO: Nocturnal by Scott Sigler

PROMO: Better Late Than Never

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Martha’s Photo Featured on AConABC

October 7th, 2007 by pfischer

Amanda Congdon video blogged in front of Martha’s image of Lake Akan, Hokkaido, Japan.

This is Awesome! Thanks Amanda for choosing our photo!

-Paul & Martha

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WorldCon The Day Before

August 29th, 2007 by pfischer

Didn’t sleep much last night. The Uber suite at the China Trust near the Taiwan airport had rock hard beds. One large solid block of wood with a millimeter of foam on it. Flying into Narita was uneventful, and the train was long time to get to Yokohama.

First pass through Tokyo. No sign of Godzilla. He must be sleeping. I hope he shows up for the interview or I’m going to be really pissed. I didn’t come all this way not to get 5 minutes with the big man himself.

Got to the Intercontinental Grand Yokohama this afternoon. Wicked cool place. Massive. I think the restaurants are all 5 star gourmet or something. $100/person for a meal. We went a la cart to save a little money. I don’t mind paying for a good meal, but I couldn’t enjoy it as tired as I am.

Mur Lafferty’s ears are burning.

Had dinner in the Italian place. They were very accommodating to the fact that I can barely digest anything anymore. Great roast pork and veggies. Martha had a pizza. Great food, but very expensive. Thankfully snacks and drinks aren’t that outrageous.

Got Martha settled in the Newsletter staff room with Matsushita-san. Met some of the staff. Sean, who we met last year, is here and he’s translating again. He’s a life saver. I actually managed to translate some japanese into english for someone contributing to the news letters. But then there was nothing else to do, so I abandoned Martha and Matsushita-san in favor of a chat with Nobilis and sleep.

Need to hunt up some public domain footage and audio of Godzilla and the signing of the documents that ended WWII. Need background material for my interview with Big-G.

The Beast is being held captive by Japanese Customs. They want money. Hopefully I can get a translator to help me in the morning. I really need The Beast back on my shoulder.

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ADD Cast 041 – The Tee Morris Bunker Buster

June 27th, 2007 by pfischer

Podcasting from Tee Morris‘s Bunker

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ADD Cast 037 – 2 Year Anniversary

May 13th, 2007 by pfischer

The biggest party yet! Piled into the studio are Mr. & Mrs. Phil Rossi (and in-utero Rossi), Marc and Heather, and Paul & Martha.

  • 2 years on the pod
  • Just what is sorghum anyway? Library paste?
  • Heather has a job interview while Paul talks about his beer
  • Phil is sharing a bed with Tee Morris and Jack Mangan at Balticon
  • The Balticon Graphic Novel Project based on Comic Life
  • PROMO: Ziggurat Con
  • Read the rest of this entry »

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Joe Murphy Tribute Podcast

April 4th, 2007 by pfischer

Sorry I can’t add my own voice to this. I’m off mic right now. Bronchitis has me in coughing fits and I just can’t talk long without making a mess of things. Instead I’m sending you this tribute to Joe Murphy. If you don’t know Joe, take a listen and you’ll learn why we’re all missing him. Even those of us who hardly knew him.

A tribute to Joe hosted by Michael, Evo, Mur, Charlie the Beer Guy, Chris the Wingin’ It Chef, Debbie from East Mesa, Brian, Tim, Sheila, and Lorrie, featuring clips from “Wingin’ It” episodes gone by.

Raise a root beer in memory of Randy Innuendo.

Song: “Mason Rocket” by Beatnik Turtle

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Joe Murphy – 1972-2007

April 4th, 2007 by pfischer

Joe Murphy — In Loving Memory Joe Murphy succumbed to leiomyosarcoma on April 1, 2007. The irony of this is not lost on any who knew him and laughed with him.

Joe was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. He was practically weaned on science fiction, watching reruns of the original Star Trek and Lost in Space with his mother.

After high school, Joe went to college and jumped around from studying computer science, to education for the hearing impaired, to finally landing on a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology at Illinois State University. Three years later, he earned with his Master’s in Audiology from Western Illinois University.

Science fiction and (especially) fantasy have always been a part of Joe’s life, whether in movies, TV, or books. After writing a review of Lisa Lee’s and Tee Morris’s Morevi on the original Dragon Page forum, Michael and Evo made Joe the “official” book reviewer for The Dragon Page Radio Talk Show. Later, after moving to Arizona, he became a frequent contributor to Cover to Cover, Wingin’ It, Slice of SciFi and co-host of Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas.

He will be missed.

If you’d like to help increase awareness about this cancer, an aggressive strain that’s also resistant to both radiation and chemo treatments, please visit The Joe Murphy Memorial Fund, a non-profit charity dedicated to help in the fight against Leiomyosarcoma.

image by Cheyenne Wright

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