Saturday, June 30, 2012

Crewcast Radio Broadcast 5: The One Where We Say Goodbye

We say farewell to Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins - for now. Ray begins with his new segment: The First One's, or Ray's Tips For The Apocalypse. The topic of this mini-feature is food. He also mentions the second Ghost Rider movie and how they got a food fact in that movie wrong.

The first Spinward Fringe segment covers the cultural shifts on Freeground between Origins and the Expendable Few, and a little about what happened to Jonas after Broadcast 0. The segment ends with a story from Randolph about borrowing a real life event for use in Freeground (the first novella included in Origins).

Project Update on the Graphic Novel! Randolph discusses how the graphic novel would be different, and what the next step towards finishing this project is. A bit of the plot description was cut due to length, especially since someone in studio wasn't really listening during the beginning and things had to be repeated... The show rolled on and came to a happy conclusion regardless of the hiccup.

Special thanks to The Omega Experiment for giving us permission to use their music at the end of this episode. You can find them on iTunes and on BandCamp!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Crewcast Radio Broadcast 4: The One That Gets A Little Personal

Just a random DigimanWe pick up where we left off with Broadcast 3. It all starts with my sordid past in Fantasy, when the names and places I made up back then were barely pronounceable by human beings.

Real life relationships come up next, quickly followed by a conversation about fictional prison and a conversation about Agameg. Our music is once again provided by Walk Off The Earth, who you can find on iTunes, other music providers, and on tour.
Fan art of Agameg
Want to know if they're coming to a town near you? Check them out on www.walkofftheearth.comThank you for listening!

Some fan art that we talked about this episode. Nat's rough sketch based on her initial impression of what Agameg looks like.
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Crewcast Radio Broadcast 3: The One With The Bunker Babe!

Early CGI Test For Spinward Fringe - Rough VersionThe Bunker is graced with the presence of Sylvie, otherwise known as The Minion from the Facebook page. Ray won’t be recording new episodes for a few weeks, but he’s left us with several more that will appear later. This time we answer qustions about wormholes, time dialation, the locaiton of the Bunker (our studio), why Sylvie is late to the podcast, I ask for help from Neil deGrasse Tyson, and I pronounce all the difficult names in the Spinward Fringe series.
Warning: The sound may be a little loud on this one, we’re working with a new mixing board.
Thank you for listening!
We’re also starting a new release schedule! New episodes of Crewcast Radio will be broadcasted every Wednesday and Saturday. Look for a double hit this Wednesday in celebration of the new schedule and having Sylvie in the studio!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Crewcast Radio Broadcast 2: The First One With The Grey Poupon!

Crewcast Radio LogoThe intention to move on to a discussion about Spinward Fringe Broadcast 1: Resurrection gets foiled by a number of excellent queries about Broadcast 0 and what may have come before.
After mentioning how fortunate Randolph is to have an active Facebook Page, this episode opens with a conversation about prequel novels / trilogies and other backstory matter.
Other segments include:
- Project update on Broadcast 5′s big re-edit, and Broadcast 7: Framework.
- Ray compliments Randolph on being ‘twisted’ for the first time (in public).
- Randolph answers a question about writers having voices in their heads, and whether or not he has a similar issue.
- Lots of talk about which characters could get their OWN prequel novel.
- An attempt at having a lot of different segments on different topics fizzles as we have too much fun talking about Spinward Fringe post Broadcast 0.
- Mini-segment about the show we’re really excited about. (Spoiler alert for the Sookie Stackhouse Novels / The Southern Vampire Mysteries).
Special thanks to World Versus Me who gave us permission to use a track called ‘Evil’. He has an album coming out soon, which I’m very eager to see. Check him out!
Thank you for listening! We are doing our best to get better at this!
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Monday, June 18, 2012

Crewcast Broadcast 1: The One We Didn't Plan

Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins Cover
Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins Cover
We continue answering questions from the Facebook page about Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins.My allergies continue to worsen as you can tell by the occasional sniffle, but we soldier on.

There are a few good questions on offer this episode ranging from "Where do you get your ideas for names?" To "Are you ever inspired by something you see on the Facebook Page?"

Ray also discusses his own childhood trauma, we review The Avengers at great length, talk about Spinward Fringe costuming (as well as the struggle of actors to fit into costume from day to day), and the hopeful future for Joss Whedon.

Ray reviews Wurm Online off the cuff, I talk about the early beginnings of the Spinward Fringe RPG, we promise and end to our look at Broadcast 0 - but that's a lie, we continue in Broadcast 2.

Other words and phrases that come up in this episode:
"Watch Mob" "Cattle prod" "Crafting" "Pull the Trigger" and "Distill"

Special thanks to Walk Off The Earth for the music in this episode! We play out to the tune, From Me To You - a fantastic Beatles cover. You can find their upcoming tour dates, music and more at

The next Podcast will be released on Saturday, the regular day for our weekly episodes.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Crewcast Radio Broadcast 0

The new podcast made to support and serve not only myself, but (especially) the readers, has premiered!

In this first episode Ray (my co-host and the first person to read the First Light Chronicles (Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins), and I discuss:
The relationship between Dr. Carl Anderson and Admiral Jessica Rice.
The origins of Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins
The end of Broadcast 0: Origins
The logic behind Railguns appearing later in the Spinward Fringe series.


A brief mention of that time I quit writing.

The music at the end of this episode is provided by Bif Naked.

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The podcast is on its way to all major carriers including iTunes.

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