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EpiCast #005: Networks

March 24th, 2012 · Comments

EpiCast #005 - Networks
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Celebrate spring with a new EpiCast, our fifth episode devoted to the world of webfiction, webseries and all original entertainment available on the web. This month cohosts Kira and Michael offer recaps, previews and new series introductions, as well as discussion about webserial networks and whether they help or hinder either the audience or the creators. (Spoiler alert: we like 'em.)

Finally, we also discuss some new serials both text-based and video, share some news about an awards show for webseries, and welcome back an old series that's returned from the dead.

Thanks to everyone who submitted recaps, previews and/or news items. As always, the recaps and news focus on the EpiGuide.com community but we do try to expand and look at a variety of serials whenever possible. To participate with your own webseries/webserial recaps, or to submit news for next month's edition, please send the info to us by April 15 (for recaps) or April 20 (for news bulletins). The email address is mentioned in the podcast, or you can visit The EpiGuide, register an account, and send a private message to either me or Michael.

Recording date: This episode was recorded on March 18, 2012.

Rundown:

  • 0:00 - 1:12: Opening pleasantries and intro
  • 1:13 - 22:47: "The Story So Far..." (Recaps and commentary on recent storylines from a selection of webfiction serials and webseries. This month we also include a review of one of the serials that one of our hosts considers a stand-out.)
  • 22.48 - 23:32: Invitation to serial writers to submit recaps for our next podcast
  • 23:33 - 34:04: "Around the Webseries World" - We introduce several new webserials and webseries, reveal the winners of the Indiesoaps awards, share news about some webserial authors who've moved to the ebook world--including one former Featured Site, and welcome back another former featured site that's returned after a very long break.
  • 34:26 - 52:16: Our chat session focuses on webserial networks, including describing a selection of networks and their different themes, the pros and cons for both webserial staffs as well as their potential audiences, and why sometimes networks implode rather than thrive.
  • 52:32 - 53.59: Wrap-up.

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Music credits: "Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance" (EpiCast opening & closing theme), "Not About You" (Recap intro), "So Far, So Good" (under recap segue), "The Big Boom" (after news segue), "Take Care of Me" (network discussion intro), all by the brilliant Jonathan Coulton. These tracks are licensed Creative Commons by-nc.

Technical notes: If anyone's interested, we used Skype for the conversation, Replay Recorder for recording, Audacity for editing, and Podbean for hosting.If you have any suggestions, questions, comments or brickbats you want to throw at us regarding this episode, please let us know!

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