Posts Tagged: ‘Alethea Kontis’

The Future of Storytelling from NYCC 2013

March 25, 2013 Posted by Dave Robison

nycc-2012Back in October, one of our fearless and loyal Wandering Alchemists, John McCarthy (aka “Surfside Jack”), braved the ravening hordes of the frothing mayhem that IS New York Comic Con 2012. Okay… he didn’t “brave” the hordes so much as “joined” them. Enthusiastically. But the point is that he went there microphone in hand in search of (among other things) Literary Gold.

He asked only one question: What is the future of storytelling?

And he found some marvelous answers and insights from storytellers like Brad Guigar, Howie Noel, Alethea Kontis, and Sam Ita… all offering a unique perspective on the future of their craft. Those fabulous sound bytes had been languishing in the RTP vaults for months, so I called John back and we went through each of them together…

… and now you can, too. Enjoy!

The Future of Storytelling: Perspectives from New York Comic Con 2013

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Workshop Episode 43 (Guest Host: Alethea Kontis)

December 25, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

The Roundtable Podcast, Workshop Episode 43, with Alethea Kontis and Lauren HarrisAlethea Kontis – author of the award-winning “Enchanted“, “The Wonderland Alphabet“, The “Alpha-Oops” series, and so much more – returns to the Big Chair to help workshop a rich luxurious story idea offered up by podcaster, voice actor, authoress (and so much more), Lauren “Scribe” Harris. With Justin Macumber as guest co-host (author of “Haywire” and “A Minor Magic“, founder and co-host of the Dead Robots’s Society podcast, and co-host on the Hollywood Outsiders podcast), we dive in to a delightful frothy discussion, inspirations bouncing around like pixies on egg nog, taking Lauren’s already fabulous idea and festooning it liberally in Literary Gold. (and for more writerly delights, make sure you check out Alethea’s Showcase Episode!)

PROMO:Guild of the Cowry Catchers – Book 4” by Abigail Hilton

 

Workshop Episode 43 (Guest Host: Alethea Kontis)

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20 Minutes with Alethea Kontis

December 21, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis

Alethea Kontis – author of “Enchanted” (recently listed on Kirkus Reviews among the “Best Teen Books of 2012“), the award-winning “Alpha-Oops” series, and so much more – is a passionate and informed storyteller. Her diverse background includes, among other things, a love and respect for the theater and of the rich heritage of folklore and fairy tales, both of which informs her work and infuses it with authenticity and magic. Justin Macumber (co-host and founder of the Dead Robots’ Society podcast) joins me in a rousing 20(ish) minutes as Alethea waxes rhapsodic on the allure of fairy tales, who she writes for, her revision and editing process, and much more. The Fairy Queen is in the house people… woot! (and come back for more writerly goodness in Alethea’s Workshop Episode)

PROMO: Protecting Project Pulp podcast (part of the District of Wonders Network)

Showcase Episode: 20 Minutes with Alethea Kontis

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Episode Schedule: December 2012

December 1, 2012 Posted by Dave Robison

DECEMBER at the Roundtable… The apocalypse is averted!

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