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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.

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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 061 – Double! No Trouble

August 7th, 2008 by pfischer

The force of nature known as Tee Morris and the irrepressible Philippa “The Killer Librarian” Ballantine join us for their last and best Double Trouble interview. Martha and I interview Tee and Pip about writing, life, and all sorts of things.

  • Beverage roundup
  • Black Adder
  • Quantum Leap
  • Don’t mess with the librarians
  • PROMO: Christiana’s Shallow Thoughts
  • PROMO: I Should Be Writing
  • Cataloging duels of librarians
  • Fear the weeding policy
  • Kitties!
  • I AM Survivor Dad!
  • “The dark goddess must dine on tears!”
  • PROMO: Metamor City
  • PROMO: Reality Break
  • Tee Morris in a barrel
  • Double Trouble (links galore)
  • Free PDFs have over 50,000 downloads!
  • Why haven’t they been Boing Boing‘d?
  • Don’t whine Tee
  • If you want me to post your PDFs you have to ask me
  • If you’re going to buy, please do so on 8/8/08 on Amazon.com
  • Getting voice parts for future podcasts of Digital Magic and Pitcher’s Pendant
  • Tee and Pip talk about the plots of their upcoming books
  • Pip and Tee trapped in the same body
  • Erotica a la Carte
  • Tee will be organizing live events at Balticon 43
  • MUSIC: Girls, Skirts, Boots, Bikes by The Buck Brothers

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Tea and Chat 13 with Dancing Cat Studios

July 28th, 2008 by pfischer

Ronnie Blackwell, Lin Harper, Martha Holloway, and Paul Fischer join Stephen Kilbride on a great episode of Tea and Chat.

We discuss writing, podcasting, producing audio books, and Ronnie’s newly released novel Spite.

Spite: By Ronnie Blackwell

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Paul Joins Dani on Truth Seekers Podcast to Talk Guns

April 29th, 2008 by pfischer

*Opening: Tim Robbins Keynote Address Clip
*There’s some sort of election going on, right?
Democracy Now
Mic Check Radio
AZ Central
New York Times
*Promo: On The Podcast
*There’s some sort of election going on, right?
*Why should Clinton quit? Well, she shouldn’t.
*Here’s a question for ya.. and yes, it is about gender.
*The big damn gun interview- finally!
*All right, more of a chat, really…
*Paul Fischer visits the spiderhole
*ADD Cast
*Balticon Cast
*Wildlife Photos
*What I’ve Been Listening To:
-Democracy Now on paid military analysts
-CBC Ideas on Excuses
Metamor City
Chasing The Bard
-Voicemail(s) from Andy
-enjoy my new outtro- well, it’s the same, but now it has bed music!
-keep listening… you might hear something else! 😉

email: tsdiva@gmail.com
voicemail: 206-337-1026
forum: http://truthseekerscast.ning.com

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Buy a Piece of Us – Macs and Stuff for Sale on eBay

January 14th, 2008 by pfischer

Greetings All,

We have a pile of stuff we just put on eBay. Please help us out by taking a look, maybe we have something you need, and you know it’s coming from someone you can trust.

The items for sale are:

  • Apple iMac 20″ G5 1.8 GHz
  • Apple iBook 14″ G4 1.42 GHz
  • Apple Powerbook15″ G4 1.5 GHz
  • Apple 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Apple 2x 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Apple 2x 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Radio Systems TI-101 Telphone Audio Interface – great for podcast interview or a conferencing setup

Thanks for your interest. Email us through eBay if you have questions.

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ADD Cast 052 – NaNoWriMo Fin

December 18th, 2007 by pfischer

Our Last word on NaNoWriMo.

Interview with Joe Mieczkowski

Story segment from Joe Mieczkowski

Story Segment from Jayanth “Jay” Paraki, his movie, his bio

Commentary from Tracy Hickman

PROMO: I Should Be Writing

PROMO: Killer Breakfast

PROMO: Playing for Keeps

MUSIC: Write About Me, by Jeff Coffey

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December 17th, 2007 by pfischer

In addition to offering its listeners their regular story for the month of
December, Variant Frequencies has prepared a special holiday surprise for
fans of the two-time Parsec-nominated FAILED CITIES MONOLOGUES, as well as
all those who’ve supported the podcast in the past year. We are proud to
present THE FAILED CITIES: HATH A DARKNESS, an exclusive 10,000-word
eChapbook written by Matt Wallace and produced by Variant Frequencies.

Failed Cities Book Cover

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Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR + Lens and Extras for Sale

November 13th, 2007 by pfischer

I have just put my old Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR camera up for sale on eBay. It works great. I have posted some pictures on Flickr that my sister-in-law took with it last weekend. If you’re in the market for a digital SLR from someone you know and trust, look no further.

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The Monster Under the Bed

November 12th, 2007 by pfischer

Another great video from your friends at the ADD Cast.

When night falls, the monster under the bed comes out to eat your toes. But what could possibly cause that monster to want to change jobs? Who is the real monster under the bed?

Watch it on Lulu.tv!

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Martha and Paul Guest Host Popular Internet Video Show

November 5th, 2007 by pfischer

Lulu TV‘s hit Internet show, This Day in Alternate History (TDAH pronounced Ta-Dah!), was guest hosted on Sunday Nov 4 by your favorite podcast hosts Paul Fischer and Martha Holloway.

In this episode of TDAH, we report from the World Science Fiction Convention in Yokohama, Japan. If you’re a Godzilla fan, you can’t afford to miss this one. Great Godzilla questions will be answered, such as what kind of women he like, his favorite recreation, why he really stomps Tokyo, and who is true love is.

Watch it here!

TDAH is up for The Best Video Blog of 2007. Please vote to help our friends at TDAH continue their rise to fame and fortune.

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NaDruWriNi Podcast Nov 2 2007

November 1st, 2007 by pfischer

In solidarity with our NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) peers, we will be podcasting at 9pm on Friday Nov 2, 2007. This is for the <a href=”http://addcast.net”>ADDCast</a>.

We are twisted and incapable of being serious about it. We’ll be bringing on people who are drunk and attempting to write anything. This pandemonium will take place over a Skype call, through the magic of the Interweb.

Contact Paul at <a href=”mailto:addcast@gmail.com”>addcast@gmail.com</a> to sign up for the event. Put “NaDruWriNi” (National Drunk Writing Night) in the subject line.

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NaDruWriNi is Coming!

October 17th, 2007 by pfischer

Mark Nov 4 on your calendar. We will be writing, drinking, and podcasting for National Drunk Writing Night. If you want to join in on the fun you just need to write and leave comments at the link below. If you want to join us on the podcast, leave a comment here. You must have Skype in order to participate on the podcast.


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Scott Sigler’s NOCTURNAL launches midnight on Halloween

October 12th, 2007 by pfischer

Nocturnal Podcast
Click here to play the NOCTURNAL promo

Junkies – it’s time for a new novel. Not a short story, not a “novella,” but a full-blown, balls-out, tits-swingin’ novel that will have you crying like a little punk every Sunday when the episode finishes. NOCTURNAL is that novel.

And on top of that, I’m running a contest where YOUR NAME can be the name of a victim in NOCTURNAL. All you need to do is go to the brand-new scottsigler.com and register a full profile. Go there, then look on the left-hand side. See where you’d log in? Create a profile. FILL IN ALL THE FIELDS to win! If you don’t want to fill them in, no worries, but only complete profiles are eligible to get ‘dat ass killed and be immortalized in the pages of NOCTURNAL when it’s printed in 2010.

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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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FarPoint Media/Podango Partnership

September 28th, 2007 by pfischer

FarPoint Media Press Release

FarPoint Media/Podango Partnership

We, at FarPoint Media (www.farpointmedia.net), a leader in creating, producing and distributing quality audio entertainment, are happy to announce that Podango (www.podango.com) has become our partner with a multi-station deal that will allow this new media broadcast platform to host all of our FarPoint Media podcasts and future vidcasts.
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Hugo Awards 2007

September 1st, 2007 by pfischer

Best Novel: Rainbows End
by Vernor Vinge (Tor)

Best Novella: “A Billion Eves”
by Robert Reed
(Asimov’s October/November 2006)

Best Novelette: “The Djinn’s Wife”
by Ian McDonald (Asimov’s July 2006)

Best Short Story:
“Impossible Dreams” by Tim Pratt
(Asimov’s, July 2006)

Best Related Book:
James Tiptree, Jr.:
The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon
by Julie Phillips (St. Martin’s Press)

Best Dramatic Presentation,
Long Form: Pan’s Labyrinth

Best Dramatic Presentation,
Short Form: Doctor Who
“Girl in the Fireplace”

Best Editor, Long Form
Patrick Nielsen Hayden

Best Editor, Short Form:
Gordon Van Gelder

Best Semiprozine
Locus edited by Charles N. Brown, Kirsten Gong-Wong, and Liza Groen Trombi

Best Fan Writer
Dave Langford

Best Professional Artist
Donato Giancola

Best Fanzine
Science-Fiction Five-Yearly
edited by Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers

Best Fan Artist
Frank Wu

John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer of 2005 or 2006
Naomi Novik

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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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Trip Update – Out of Taichung

August 28th, 2007 by pfischer

We’re back in Taoyuan. Took the Bullet Train north. Wicked cool ride.

We had an awesome time with Mark Forman and his family. We owe him a lot.

Made up two quick videos in our spacious hotel suite.

Video 1 (6 MB)- My entry in the coolest 7th Son T-Shirt location ever

Video 2 (29 MB)- Our upgraded suite at the China Trust

More on Taichung, Forman, and stuff later this week as I have face time with the Mac to create. Until then, I’m counting the days until The Beast and I are reunited.

I forgot to mention in the video. This hotel room comes with it’s own fish!

[Editors Note – iTunes is pulling video 1, so I’m putting it in the feed so I can track it. I wanted to make it optional. ]

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Joe Murphy Memorial Blood Drive at Dragon*Con

August 22nd, 2007 by pfischer

If you’re going to D*C, please give blood. It’s always in short supply, and you’ll save money. With less blood in you, you’ll get drunk quicker, and therefore need to buy less booze. Hence, you save money! 🙂

Seriously, it only comes from one place. Give it up.

[File Removed… Event Over]

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