Workshop Episode 63 (Guest Host: David Annandale)


The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 63, with David Annandale and Jim Ryan

David Annandale – professor of fiction, film and horror, and author of tales of terror and dark mayhem – returns to the Big Chair at the Roundtable to help us workshop of  hellish  trials and virtual damnation.

The tale is offered up by writer/podcaster Jim Ryan whose story of a nefarious software developer trapped in his own virtual construct of hell sets our creative fires ablaze! Joined by co-host, Jennifer Melzer (author and editor of fabulous tales), we embark on a journey through the treacherous paths of this fabulous concept worthy of Dante himself. Fortunately, the paths are strewn with Literary Gold and we fill our pockets every step of the way. You can can, too… just hit that PLAY button (and, if you haven’t heard it yet, jump into the Wayback machine and check out David’s superb Showcase Episode too!).

PROMO: “Far Lost” by John Meirau at Serving

Workshop Episode 63 (Guest Host: David Annandale)

[caution: mature language – listener discretion is advised]


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Before and after for David…

Aside from his website, you can follow David on Twitter and on Facebook as well!

Just this year, his literary releases include:

He’s currently working on the second Yarrick novel, as well as “Hell Fall” (sequel to Gethsemane Hall), and a fantasy tale still in its embryonic stages. Needless to say, there are more Annandale tales to be told and released to work their dark magic upon the world.

Jim Ryan is a jewel of many facets

Check out his Podcasts, Jim, Yes THAT Jim (thoughts and ramblings), The Crucible of Realms (collaborative worldbuilding), and Transmissions from the Ninth World (a Numenera RPG podcast).

Follow him on Facebook and Twitter

And for Jennifer Melzer…


About Author

Dave Robison has indulged in creative pursuits his entire life. His CV includes writing Curious George fan-fiction at the age of eight, improv theater at age ten, playing trumpet at age twelve, as well as a theater degree, creating magazine cover art, writing audio scripts, designing websites, creating board games, hosting mythological roundtables and generally savoring the sweet drought of expression in all its forms. His years of exploration give him a unique, informed, and eloquent perspective on the art of storytelling.

1 Comment

  1. Daniel Latham on

    As David Annandale said, mixing the mythologies almost makes the story a romp. Smith’s ability to pull outside players into Hell certainly solves the “horror” issue of the story.

    I quite liked having Rachel split into three personalities. It was pleasing in a Freudian kind of way. Perhaps unifying herself is Rachel’s story arc.