Archive for: ‘June 2012’

20 Minutes with Abigail Hilton

June 29, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Abigail Hilton

Abigail Hilton

Abigail Hilton is… she’s just… wow. Perhaps best known for her “Guild of the Cowry Catchers” series and the YA prequel (actually the pre-prequel) “The Prophet of Panamindorah“, she actually has whole volumes of material she has been drafting and revising since she was an early teen. Plus she co-hosts the fabulous and Parsec Award-winning Full Cast Podcast with Bryan Lincoln, so when she grabs the big chair at the Roundtable everybody better hold on tight…  the writerly goodness (and the laughs) come pretty quick. (and make sure you swing by to enjoy Abbie’s Workshop Episode!)

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Episode Schedule: July 2012

June 27, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable in JULY? Even MORE awesome! (more…)

Workshop Episode 17 (Guest Host: Anne Lyle)

June 26, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 17, with Anne Lyle and Veronica GiguereAnne Lyle – who has released the first novel in her Night’s Masque trilogy, “The Alchemist of Souls”, with more wonders, delights, and thrills to come – rejoins us at the Roundtable (she gets the comfy chair) to workshop a marvelous tale offered by Veronica Giguere.  Join us as we explore an intriguing world fraught with intrigue, seafarers, pirates, ancient religions, and just a dash of Steampunk.  We had a blast with this one and we’re sure you will, too! (and definitely check out Anne’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 17 (Guest Host: Anne Lyle)

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20 Minutes with Anne Lyle

June 22, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Anne Lyle

Anne Lyle

Anne Lyle has crafted a lush and intricate historical fantasy thriller – “The Alchemist of Souls” – which is (thankfully) only the first in a trilogy published by Angry Robot Books. As much as we hated to take her away from her writing, she graciously agreed to join myself and the inestimable Doc Coleman (filling in for Brion) in a marvelous discussion of crafting other races, the practical use of deleted scenes, theatrical influences, and the nature of Speculative Fiction. Join us… there’s plenty of chairs. (and DO check out Anne’s Workshop Episode!)

PROMO: “Haywire” by Justin Macumber (on Amazon)

Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Anne Lyle

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Workshop Episode 16 (Guest Host: Paul Elard Cooley)

June 19, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 16, with Paul E. Cooley and Christopher WrightPaul Elard Cooley – acknowledged Fiendmaster and purveyor of dark psychological  and paranormal horror tales (not to mention the despicable things he does to Muppets) – settles in at the dark end of the Roundtable to workshop a tale by writer and webcomic creator Christoper Wright. Chris brings us a civilized murder mystery set in a rich and complex world fraught with political struggle, mad gods, and strange magics. There’s a lot to talk about, including handling info dumps, the nature of “serious” characters, and dealing with HUGE frickin’ worlds in a story. (you can also check out Paul’s Showcase Episode!)

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Workshop Episode 16 (Guest Host: Paul Elard Cooley)

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20 Minutes with Paul Elard Cooley

June 15, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Paul E. Cooley

Paul E. Cooley

Paul Elard Cooley (aka The Fiendmaster) has evolved a growing canon of psychological and supernatural horror. Notable not only for its bone-chilling dread, but also its use of history as the backdrop for the progression of tales he tells, Paul has distinguished himself as a storyteller and a student of history. And if you’ve heard what he does to Muppets, you might question our sanity in bringing him on the show.  As it turns out, he’s a cool guy who’s willing to share some excellent insights for writers and horror fans. (and we dare you to check out Paul’s Workshop Episode!)

PROMO: Tales from the Archives, vol II (http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/tag/tales-from-the-archives/)

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The Roundtable Goes to Balticon (pt 2 of 2)

June 14, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Balticon 46 logo

The episode wraps up our presentation of the answers to the question (which we began in this episode):

“Is talent something you’re born with, or is it something you acquire?”

I asked thirteen authors that question.  In Part I we heard from six of them and in this episode we hear from the final seven.  Again, Brion and I can’t help ourselves and we wax philosophical about the insights offered in each one. (more…)

The Roundtable Goes to Balticon (pt 1 of 2)

June 13, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Balticon 46 logo

Balticon 46

This year I had the privilege and pleasure of attending Balticon 46. I’ve been to game and fantasy conventions before, but never Balticon, and I had heard it was THE con to attend for podcasters and new media creators and fans alike.

Wow.  Yeah.  It was amazing… fabulous panel discussions, great events, remarkable guests… and you couldn’t swing a dead cat without hitting an author, editor, publisher, or podcaster (I tried and, for the record, it wasn’t a real cat and I apologize to John Mierau for any injuries sustained during the experiment).  I learned so much and had the pleasure of finally meeting people who had existed only as voices in my iPad.  Just amazing.

Brion was unable to make the scene (with some excuse about continuing the education of our nation’s youth or something) but I had to share the awesomeness with him.  So I walked around the convention asking these remarkable creators one question: (more…)

Workshop Episode 15 (Guest Host: Myke Cole)

June 12, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 15, with Myke Cole and John WalkerMyke Cole – author of ShadowOps: Control Point, first in the ongoing ShadowOps trilogy – graciously returns to the Roundtable to help workshop a tale by writer John Walker.  John’s story idea is the second in his series the Statford Chronicles about a scruffy gumshoe who is also the defender of humanity. When his character is called upon to defend the Devil, Myke, Brion, and Dave step up to lend a hand. Mythology, religion, gumshoes, murder, and the Devil… sounds like a recipe for mayhem, and we certainly dove in to the fray! (and do yourself a favor by checking out Myke’s Showcase Episode! The man has much writerly goodness to offer)

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Workshop Episode 15 (Guest Host: Myke Cole)

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20 Minutes with Myke Cole

June 8, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Myke Cole

Myke Cole

Myke Cole is a remarkable gentleman. He’s incredibly well read and knowledgeable on a vast array of topics from nerd culture to the foundations of speculative fiction to military theory and practice (after three tours in Iraq, that last bit comes as no surprise). But it goes beyond that. If you’ve ever heard his interviews or seen him at a con, you cannot help but be swept up in the energy and passion he infuses with every word. We were delighted to have Myke join us at the Roundtable and share some of that fire with us. (and you’ll definitely want to check out Myke’s Workshop Episode)

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Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Myke Cole

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