Monday, April 25, 2011

GOWM has been nominated for the Parsec Awards

The "Geek Out! with Mainframe" podcast has been nominated for the Parsec Awards in the following categories: (See http://www.parsecawards.com/2011-parsec-awards/category-descriptions/ )

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)
News and commentary podcasts created by and for the fans of speculative fiction. (e.g. Anime, Gaming, General Spec Fic)

Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation
Podcasts about the creative process and/or the technical aspects of speculative fiction podcast creation.

Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team

This person or team is new to podcasting in the past Parsec eligibility year, becoming a significant voice that has contributed to the community as a whole.

I'm working on finding audio segments from the show to submit to the Parsec Awards Steering Committee. If you'd like to help, please let me know some of your favorite parts from the past year (from May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011).

I need to provide 10 minutes from the show, with up to 3 segments. If you think the podcast is ineligible in any of the 3 above categories, please let me know. Also if you could let me know where some of your favorite segments from the show are (episode number and starting time mark), that would help.

Emails/comments regarding this are eligible for the GOWM Comment contest - http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/2011/04/geek-out-contest-1st-year-celebration.html

You can find a list of the Parsec Award nominees at http://www.parsecawards.com/2011-parsec-awards/nominees/

If a podcast you think is worthy of consideration isn't listed in a the category (categories) you think it is eligible for, please nominate that podcast at http://www.parsecawards.com/2011-parsec-awards/nominate-a-podcast/

And as always, thanks for listening :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

GOWM 25 - Talking Digital Comics with Ted

Download: GOWM_025.mp3

In episode 25; my brother, Ted, and I discuss digital comics. We are both long time comic book fans and we take a bit of time to talk about our thoughts on digital comics and how we think it may impact the comic book industry.

This isn't an interview, like most of my previous episodes. Also the audio quality isn't as good as I'd like. But I'm interested in finding out if you'd like more of these kinds of discussions on the show in general, and if you'd like Ted back in specific. So please comment on the episode and make your preferences known.

And if you comment on this or any other episode, please email me and enter yourself in the contest that is going on until May 18, 2011 - http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/2011/04/geek-out-contest-1st-year-celebration.html

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

Promos:
The Weird Show - http://theweirdshow.com/

How To Grow Your Geek - http://www.howtogrowyourgeek.net/

I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.com/ or http://geekoutwithmainframe.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!
Download: GOWM_025.mp3

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

GOWM 24 - Interview with Paulette Jaxton - Part 2


Download: GOWM_024.mp3

Episode 24 is the second half of my interview with Paulette Jaxton. I love this book so much that we spent both halves of the interview talking about the book and the delightful podcast version. I am looking at my paperbook right now and the epub version is on my e-reader. Yes, it is nice :)

Part 1 of the interview can be found here.

You can find an audio promo for "The Empress Sword" at http://empresssword.com/wp-content/audio/TES-promo-90-01.mp3 .

The large version of the cover image is at http://paulettejaxton.com/wp-content/images/EmpressSwordBookCover_large.jpg


You can find all things Paulette Jaxton at:

Web site: http://paulettejaxton.com/
Twitter: @PauletteJaxton

Web site for her book at:
"The Empress Sword" - http://empresssword.com/

Buy her books at:
Paulette's site - http://paulettejaxton.com/

Dragon Moon Press:
paperback - http://www.dragonmoonpress.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_ecwid&Itemid=#ecwid:category=404662&mode=product&product=2157408
ebook - http://www.dragonmoonpress.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_ecwid&Itemid=#ecwid:category=200163&mode=product&product=3650755

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Empress-Sword-Paulette-Jaxton/dp/1897492243/

Kindle Store - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SHF3T4

Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Empress-Sword-Paulette-Jaxton/dp/1897492243/

Amazon Japan - http://www.amazon.co.jp/Empress-Sword-Paulette-Jaxton/dp/1897492243

Barnes & Noble - http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Empress-Sword/Paulette-Jaxton/e/9781897492246/

Podcast version of "The Empress Sword" - http://empresssword.com/podcast-2/episodes/


Mentioned:
Cast of "The Empress Sword Podcast" - http://empresssword.com/cast/

The "Into the Blender" podcast - http://www.intotheblender.com/

"Girls' Rules" podcast - http://girlsrules.org/

Bumper:
'Dillo in Berlin

Promos:
"Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences" by Tee Morris and Philippa Ballantine; including the podcast, "Tales from the Archives", and the first novel in the series, "Phoenix Rising" - http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/

Technorama - http://www.chuckchat.com/technorama/

I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.com/ or http://geekoutwithmainframe.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!
Download: GOWM_024.mp3

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Watchers - Episode 1, "Owner's Share"


Download: The Watchers- Episode 1

When the Internet powers of Jack Hosley (Wander Radio), Odin1Eye (View From Valhalla), and Richard Green (Geek Out!) unite .... well they just sit around on Skype and talk about stuff. But the stuff they talk about is AWESOME. And what could be more fitting for the first episode thana discussion of the awesome and controversial "Owner's Share" by Nathan Lowell? Oh and the discussion does contain spoilers!

Be prepared dear listeners .... where they are going, they don't need any roads. :)


Nathan Lowell's sites: http://solarclipper.com/ & http://nathanlowell.org/

The Podiobooks.com site for "Owner's Share": http://www.podiobooks.com/title/owners-share/

Promo for Pendant Audio at http://www.pendantaudio.com/

The Watchers:
Jack Hosley @WNDRWolf - http://wanderradio.com/

Odin1Eye @Odin1Eye - http://viewfromvalhalla.com/

Richard Green @Mainframe - http://geekoutwithmainframe.com/


Music courtesy of http://seraphicpanoplymusic.com/fr_index.cfm

Download: The Watchers- Episode 1

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Geek Out! Contest - 1st year celebration

On April 18, 2010 I posted my first real episode of "Geek Out! with Mainframe". So beginning, April 18, 2011 I am starting a month long contest, through May 18, 2011.

Actually they are two mini-contests.
1) Comment on the show - any feed back on the show a) on the blog b) via email and/or c) voice mail (emailed or on the voice mail line) (up to 5 entries). I hope to include these in a feedback show soon after the contest is over.

Just email me, gowmainframe at gmail dot com, subject line "Geek Out! Comment Contest", with evidence, link. etc of your comment. You must include an email address where I can contact you in case you win.

You may comment as much as you like, or course; but a person will only be entered up to 5 times in this contest.

2) Promote the show - Twitter, Facebook, other social media and/or iTunes review (up to 5 entries)

Just email me, gowmainframe at gmail dot com, subject line "Geek Out! Promo Contest", with evidence, link. etc of your comment. You must include an email address where I can contact you in case you win.

You may promote the show as much as you like, or course; but a person will only be entered up to 5 times in this contest.

Misc: You may enter both contests, and a person may be entered up to 5 times for each contest.

Privacy: The email addresses will not be used for any other purpose, you will NOT be put on any email list as a result of this contest, nor will any of these email adresses be sent to any other party.

Prizes-
Your choice of "Geek Out!" swag up to $25 (not including shipping)
or
Your choice of any of the books/ebooks by any of my guests in the 1st year up to $25 (not including shipping)

If anyone wants to add to the prize pool, with books or swag, etc; they can, but these prizes may have additional restrictions.

Prize winners will be chosen randomly from eligible entries. A person is eligible to only win one prize package from among these two contests.

Restrictions: I need to be able to send it as a gift order from Spreadshirt (for "Geek Out!" swag); or Amazon US, B&N US, book publishers, or other similar on-line shopping site (from a legitimate source) that I have access from the US. A winner should expect his or her prize to come from one source, to reduce potential shipping charges.

If that is a problem, I will attempt to have them delivered to me & then re-shipped to you, but that may take a very long time.

Other: I reserve the right to make minor changes to the terms of the contest as needed. If there are any question or concerns regarding this contest, please contact me at the before mentioned email address.

Comments do not have to be favorable to be considered for a prize entry. Promotional messages kind of wouldn't be promotional if they weren't at least partial favorable, but I intent to give a lot of latitude in this regard.

Additional donated prizes (in addition to the two prizes mentioned above):

(in progress, but I've had at least 3 prizes to be donated already)

GOWM 23 - Interview with Paulette Jaxton - Part 1


Download: GOWM_023.mp3

Episode 23 is the first half of my interview with Paulette Jaxton. This was one of my very favorite podcast novels of 2010 ... or any year. When I was surprised at the news that "The Empress Sword" was available, I immediately did 2 things. 1) Put my order in for my paperback & ebook versions & 2) Contacted Paulette about being on the show. Find out why the book and the author are so awesome in this interview. :)

(Yes, since the interview an epub version has been released and it is on my e-reader right now!)

The second part of the interview can be found here.

You can find an audio promo for "The Empress Sword" at http://empresssword.com/wp-content/audio/TES-promo-90-01.mp3 .

The large version of the cover image is at http://paulettejaxton.com/wp-content/images/EmpressSwordBookCover_large.jpg


You can find all things Paulette Jaxton at:

Web site: http://paulettejaxton.com/
Twitter: @PauletteJaxton

Web site for her book at:
"The Empress Sword" - http://empresssword.com/

Buy her books at:
Paulette's site - http://paulettejaxton.com/

Dragon Moon Press:
paperback - http://www.dragonmoonpress.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_ecwid&Itemid=#ecwid:category=404662&mode=product&product=2157408
ebook - http://www.dragonmoonpress.com/joomla/index.php?option=com_ecwid&Itemid=#ecwid:category=200163&mode=product&product=3650755

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Empress-Sword-Paulette-Jaxton/dp/1897492243/

Kindle Store - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004SHF3T4

Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Empress-Sword-Paulette-Jaxton/dp/1897492243/

Amazon Japan - http://www.amazon.co.jp/Empress-Sword-Paulette-Jaxton/dp/1897492243

Barnes & Noble - http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Empress-Sword/Paulette-Jaxton/e/9781897492246/

Podcast version of "The Empress Sword" - http://empresssword.com/podcast-2/episodes/


Mentioned:
Cast of "The Empress Sword Podcast" - http://empresssword.com/cast/

The "Into the Blender" podcast - http://www.intotheblender.com/

"Girls' Rules" podcast - http://girlsrules.org/

Bumper:
Jack Holsey and Meagan - http://www.wanderradio.com/

Promos:
Podiobooks.com - http://www.podiobooks.com/

"The Gearheart" - http://www.thegearheart.com/


I can be found and contacted at:

Web Site: http://gowmainframe.com/ or http://geekoutwithmainframe.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!
Download: GOWM_023.mp3

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

GOWM 22 - Interview with Tee & Pip - Part 2



Download: GOWM_022.mp3


Episode 22 is the second half of my interview with Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris, as part of the "Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences" Internet tour. Like a box of chocolate; with Tee and Pip you never really know what you are going to get .... except you know it's going to be good! :)

If you haven't listened to the first part of the interview, please check it out here first.


The trailer for "Phoenix Rising: Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences":


You can find the audio promo for "Tales of the Archives" at http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/2011/02/27/podcast-promos/


You can find all things Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences at:
Web Site: http://www.ministryofpeculiaroccurrences.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BooksAndBraun
Whrrl: http://whrrl.com/k/zc7/blUCl

Buy the book/ebook at: http://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Rising-Ministry-Peculiar-Occurrences/dp/0062049763/ref=as_li_wdgt_js_ex?&camp=212361&linkCode=wey&tag=theofficiw092-20&creative=380725


You can find all things Tee Morris at:
Web sites: http://teemorris.com/
http://www.imaginethatstudios.com/
http://www.idguardian.com/
Twitter: @TeeMonster
@ITStudios
@IDGuardian

Buy his books at:
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Tee-Morris/e/B002BM9TVG/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_2

Barnes & Noble - http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?store=book&ATH=Tee+Morris

On Podiobooks.com:
"Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword" - http://www.podiobooks.com/title/billibub-baddings-and-the-case-of-the-singing-sword
"Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana (Remastered)" - http://www.podiobooks.com/title/morevi-remastered

Reviews of his podcast novels at "View From Valhalla":
"Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword" - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/2009/11/15/podcast-review-billibub-baddings-and-the-case-of-the-singing-sword/
"Morevi: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana (Remastered)" - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/2010/04/12/podcast-review-24-morevi-the-chronicles-of-rafe-and-askana-remastered/


You can find all things Philippa Ballantine at:
Web site: http://www.pjballantine.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=62015834848&ref=ts
Twitter: @PhillipaJane

Geek Out! Episode 8 - http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/2010/09/gowm-8-interview-with-philippa.html

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

Buy her books at:
"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

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003BSRLDC

Barnes & Noble - http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?ATH=Philippa+Ballantine

Smashwords - http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=Philippa+Ballantine

Reviews of her podcast novels at "View From Valhalla":
"Weather Child" - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/2009/11/30/podcast-review-5-weather-child/
"Chasing the Bard"- http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/2010/01/11/podcast-review-11-chasing-the-bard/
"Digital Magic" - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/2011/03/28/podcast-review-74-digital-magic/

Mentioned:
Sonic Boom pictures: http://yfrog.com/gy8piwemj & http://yfrog.com/h6sbpej
Jared Axelrod & his "Fables of the Flying City" - http://jaredaxelrod.com/ http://www.fablesoftheflyingcity.com/
Geek Out! Episode 4 - http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/2010/07/gowm-episode-4-interview-with-jared.html

"All a Twitter" - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0789742284?ie=UTF8&tag=theofficiw092-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0789742284

Philippa's "Erotica a la Carte" - http://www.eroticaalacarte.com/

From Tee's blog:
"Tough Choices" - Part 1 Part2 Part 3
"You Can't Give Up. You're Not Allowed" - http://teemorris.com/2011/03/14/you-cant-give-up/

Phi Rossi & "Harvey" - http://philrossi.net/ http://www.harveythenovel.com/

Odin1Eye & View From Valhalla - http://www.viewfromvalhalla.com/

Arlene Radasky & "The Fox" - http://www.radasky.com/
Geek Out! Episodes 16 & 17 - http://gowmainframe.blogspot.com/search/label/Arlene%20Radasky

Bumper:
Wired Pig @WiredPig - http://blog.wiredpig.us/

Promos:
"The Hidden Institute" by Brand Gamblin - http://hiddeninstitute.com/

"Enemy Lines" by John Mierau - http://enemylinesnovel.com/

I can be found and contacted at:
Web Site: http://gowmainframe.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!
Download: GOWM_022.mp3