Wednesday, September 29, 2010

GOWM 8 - Interview with Philippa Ballantine

Download: GOWM_008.mp3

Episode 8 is an interview with Philippa Ballantine. Philippa, or "Pip" to her friends far and wide, is THE premiere podcast author from New Zealand. In addition to her own acclaimed novels and podcast versions of those novels; she has appeared as a voice actor on a number of other podcast dramas. She is truly a delight as writer, voice actor, and interview guest :)

I was honored for this podcast to be an official internet stop for promoting Philipa's new book. I’m pretty stoked about the book release of “Geist” … especially after reading the first chapter preview – http://www.booksoftheorder.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/sample_geist1.pdf . For more of the Geist tour you can go to http://www.pjballantine.com/about/appearances/ with dates. I think you will be in for a treat for all the tour “stops”.

Update: The free preview of chapter 2 is now available at http://www.booksoftheorder.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/Geistsample2.pdf

And if you are interested in the site for “Geist”, it’s at http://www.booksoftheorder.com/ with a link to order the book on Amazon. And yes, I made my pre-order, and I am waiting anxiously.

Update: The Geist book trailer is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wYR3WgZUCk

You can share your own paranormal experience with the world on the “Geist” site (anonymously if you’d prefer) by emailing motherabbey@booksoftheorder.com – more details on the “Geist” web site.




You can find all things Philippa Ballantine:

Web site: http://www.pjballantine.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=62015834848&ref=ts
Twitter: @PhillipaJane


On Podiobooks.com :
"Chasing the Bard" - http://www.podiobooks.com/title/chasing-the-bard
"Weather Child" - http://www.podiobooks.com/title/weather-child
"Weaver's Web" - http://www.podiobooks.com/title/weavers-web

Books:
Philippa's Amazon author page - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003BSRLDC
"Geist" - http://www.booksoftheorder.com/
"Digital Magic" - http://www.digitalmagicnovel.com/
"Chasing the Bard" -http://www.chasingthebard.com/
"Weaver's Web" - http://www.amazon.com/Weavers-Web-PJ-Ballantine/dp/1876962763/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_5
As a contributor, "A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guidehttp://www.amazon.com/Taste-True-Blood-Fangbangers-Guide/dp/1935251961/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_008.mp3

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Site updates



I've created an on-line store at http://gowmainframe.spreadshirt.com/ . It is the site to order your own "Super-Geek" t-shirt or "Geek Out!" ball cap. I make nothing on the sales, but I liked my own shirt so much, I though some of you might like one too.

If you buy one, I'd love it if you'd send me a picture. Also, if there are any products that you think I need to add to the site, let me know.

In other news, I finally registered http://geekoutwithmainframe.com and http://gowmainframe.com so you can reach this site with those URLs. Eventually, I'd like to upgrade to a WordPress site; so these URLs should always get you to the current site.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

GOWM Episode 7 - Interview with J. R. Murdock

Episode 7 is an interview with J. R. Murdock, is the author podcaster of "Billy Barbarian", "V and A Shipping", and "Murdockian Tales". Prepare for humor when listening to J. R.'s books, you have been warned! :)


You can find all things J. R. Murdock:

Web site: http://www.ofgnomesanddwarves.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/people/JR-Murdock/1534230218
Twitter: @jrmurdock

On Podiobooks.com :
"Billy Barbarian" - http://www.podiobooks.com/title/billy-barbarian
"V and A Shipping" - http://www.podiobooks.com/title/v-and-a-shipping


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_007.mp3


GOWM Episode 6 - Interview with P C Haring - Part 2

Episode 6 is the second half of the interview with podcast novelist P. C. Haring. His podiobook "Cybrosis" is a strong showing, with a stellar voice acting cast and writing to match. He is a long time member of the podcasting community and a really nice guy.

We talk about being in podcasts together; being in the podcast community; the importance of beta readers; and hints of what Paul has planned for future podcast fiction! I also ask P. C. a question I promise not to ask in any future interviews, but thanks to Paul for being a good sport. :)

P. C. Haring links:
"Cybrosis" - http://www.cybrosisnovel.com/
Twitter - http://twitter.com/pcharing
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pharing1

Mentioned:
Nina Kimberly the Merciless Companion Finale - http://christianaellis.com/?p=874
The Blues Brothers – Hey, Want to Watch A Movie? - http://christianaellis.com/?p=458
The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy - http://www.teemorris.com/blog/
"Morevi" - http://www.teemorris.com/morevipodcast/
Balticon - http://www.balticon.org/
Dragon*Con - http://www.dragoncon.org/
"The Crown Conspiracy" - http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-crown-conspiracy/

I can be found and contacted at:
Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)
Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com
Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_006.mp3

Friday, July 30, 2010

GOWM Episode 5 - Interview with P C Haring - Part 1

Episode 5 is an interview with podcast novelist P. C. Haring. His podiobook "Cybrosis" is a strong showing, with a stellar voice acting cast and writing to match. He is a long time member of the podcasting community and a really nice guy. Oh, and we geek out over music! :)

P. C. Haring links:
Cybrosis - http://www.cybrosisnovel.com/
Twitter - http://twitter.com/pcharing
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pharing1

GeekCred #40 - Interview with P. C. Haring - http://www.geekcred.net/2010/05/01/geek-cred-episode-40-p-c-haring/
Odin1Eye's review of Cybrosis - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/2010/05/17/podcast-review-29-cybrosis/
P. C. Haring "How I do it!" - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/2010/04/21/p-c-haring-how-i-do-it/

Great geek resource!:
Odin1Eye's Podcast Novel reviews - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/podcast-review-directory/
Odin1Eye's "How I do it!" interview series - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/category/interviews/


If you like techno music, or just like my intro music, check out
Oursvince - http://www.oursvince.com


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528
Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_005.mp3

Thursday, July 1, 2010

GOWM Episode 4 - Interview with Jared Axelrod

Episode 4 is a long one, approximately one hour and forty-five minutes of solid interview with the multi-talented Jared Axelrod! Steampunk, comics, podcasting and more - strap in for a fun and geeky ride, dear listener. :)

Jared Axelrod links:
Web site - http://jaredaxelrod.com
Fables of the Flying City - http://www.fablesoftheflyingcity.com/
Books:
Tales from the Uncanny Valley
The Sovereign Era: Year One
Podthology: The Pod Complex
Twitter - http://twitter.com/planetx

J. R. Blackwell (Jared's lovely and talented wife) links:
Web sites:
http://jrblackwell.wordpress.com/
http://jrblackwell.tumblr.com/
http://blackwell.livejournal.com/
Photos - http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrblackwell/
Book - Her Side with Mur Lafferty
Twitter - http://twitter.com/jrblackwell


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_004.mp3


Sunday, May 23, 2010

GOWM Episode 3 - Every Photo Tells 12


Episode 3 is a mini-episode with 2 main purposes:

1) Steve Riekeberg asked me to include a promo for the season finale of "The Leviathan Chronicles" episode 25.

2) I have a short story on the "Every Photo Tells" podcast, episode 12. The audio of this episode is included in its entirety, with permission.

Mentioned:

Every Photo Tells - http://www.everyphototells.com/

Every Photo Tells episode 12 - http://everyphototells.com/2010/05/episode-12-young-love-and-other-perilous-pursuits/

Mick Bordet - http://twitter.com/MickBordet

Katharina - http://twitter.com/KMLaw

The Leviathan Chronicles - http://www.leviathanchronicles.com

Steve Riekeberg - http://twitter.com/GeekCred

Geek Cred podcast - http://www.geekcred.net/

Geek Cred interview with P.C. Haring - http://www.geekcred.net/2010/05/01/geek-cred-episode-40-p-c-haring/


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_003.mp3


Sunday, April 25, 2010

GOWM Episode 2 - Interview with Michell Plested - Part 2

Episode 2 is the second half of my interview with Michell Plested. Mike is the author and podcaster of the comedy sci-fi adventure "GalaxyBillies". He also produces the "Get Published" podcast.

Also mentioned:

Parsec Awards - http://parsecawards.com/

ID Guardian -http://www.idguardian.com/

Tee Morris -http://teemorris.com/

Christiana Ellis - http://christianaellis.com/


You can find all things Michell Plested:

Web site: http://www.michellplested.com/ or http://www.irreverentmuse.com/

Email: author at michellplested dot com

Podcast: podcast at michellplested dot com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/michell.plested

Twitter: @mplested

Voicemail line: 206.203.2031

Facebook Fan Pages and Groups:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=372503069110&ref=ts

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michell-Plesteds-GalaxyBillies/406961900026?ref=ts



Thanks to the following for bumpers featured in this podcast:

Jack Hosley aka @WNDRWolf - http://wanderradio.com/

Katharina aka @KMLaw - http://www.lusciousleftovers.com/


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_002.mp3


Sunday, April 18, 2010

GOWM Episode 1 - Interview with Michell Plested - Part 1

Episode 1 is the first half of my interview with Michell Plested. Mike is the author and podcaster of the comedy sci-fi adventure "GalaxyBillies". He also produces the "Get Published" podcast.

You can find all things Michell Plested:

Web site: http://www.michellplested.com/ or http://www.irreverentmuse.com/

Email: author at michellplested dot com

Podcast: podcast at michellplested dot com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/michell.plested

Twitter: @mplested

Voicemail line: 206.203.2031

Facebook Fan Pages and Groups:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=372503069110&ref=ts

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Michell-Plesteds-GalaxyBillies/406961900026?ref=ts



Thanks to the following for bumpers featured in this podcast:

Nomad Scry - http://www.brainwyrms.com/

Thomas Reed - http://thomasjreed.blogspot.com/

J.R. Murdock - http://jrmurdock.com/

Wired Pig - http://twitter.com/WiredPig & http://blog.wiredpig.us/

Arlene Radasky - http://www.radasky.com/

The Computer King - http://savethevillain.com/

Doc Coleman - http://www.niftytechblog.com/



I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @mainframe (or @gowmainframe for tweets just about the podcast)

Email: gowmainframe at gmail dot com

Voice Mail: 206-350-0528

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_001.mp3


Friday, April 2, 2010

Hear yourself on the podcast!

If you've ever wanted to hear yourself on an actual podcast; or you'd like to do me a little favor; I'd love for you *yes ->you<-* to record a short bumper for "Geek Out! with Mainframe". You can record it and email it to gowmainframe@gmail.com or you can call the voice mail number, 206-350-0528, and leave a message. If you have a sound file that is too big to download, let me know & we can figure out a way to get it to me. For example, if you have Dropbox we could use that. Skype also has a way to transfer files.

The bumper could go something like: (but please feel free to do what you want) :)

"You are listening to 'Geek Out! with Mainframe'."

Then put your name/code name & blurb here: "This is Joe Jones of the 'Keeping Up with Jones' blog. You can find me at www.jonesingformore.com"

Then feel free to add a line or two for fun, like "Oh ... but I don't listen myself. I have standards!" or "No monkeys were harmed in the making of this podcast".

I do ask that you keep it relatively clean (O.K. for a 12 year old/PG/safe for radio). You can send something "R-rated" but I'll have to wait until I have an interview or feedback show with explicit language to use it.

I won't typically put music or sound effects with your bumper but feel free to add any yourself if you really want to. Just please make sure all audio is your own or under an appropriate Creative Commons license (or equivalent). If I need to include attribution, please let me know.

If you email me an audio file, I can accept ".wav", ".mp3", or ".ogg" files. I can take any sound resolution, but the higher the resolution the better. (The final podcast won't be any higher than 128 kbps 44.1kHz.)


Thanks,
Richard aka Mainframe

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Episode 0 of the Podcast!

Welcome to the introductory episode of "Geek Out! with Mainframe".

Future episodes will be interviews of Internet media creators, such as podiobooks authors, and perhaps some of their fans.

At the top of the interviews, we'll plug their projects but quickly we'll go off the beaten path and onto geeky side roads. Hopefully, you'll see a different side than you might in other interview shows.

I may throw in little mini-episodes with geeky tips, especially the cheap kind. And after a few episodes, I hope to interview some of the listeners of this podcast.

Songs used are "Space Ride" & "Around", from the album "Around" by Oursvince at http://www.oursvince.com

The podcast is distributed via Libsyn.com & Feedburner

Thanks for listening!

Direct download : GOWM_000.mp3