Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 30, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #27”

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This episode covers my time in the Portland OR area and my very pleasant interactions with PDX fandom.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 29, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #26”

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I talk about the fallout of the GEnie shutdown and the disappearance of the SFRTs. I cover mainly three venues: SFF.net, Dueling Modems and Usenet, specifically rec.arts.sf.written and neighboring hierarchies.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 28, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #25”

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This episode of “My Life in Fandom” is about some of the SF cons I attended in the 1990s.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 27, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #24”

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I talk about Reality Break, the radio interview show I did first for WREK and later on the public radio satellite system thanks to KRVS FM in Lafayette LA. I tell the whole story, starting from 1992 through my various changes of locale and ways of preparing the show, all the way through to the end in 1998.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 26, 2013 – “Nine Year Anniversary Celebration!’

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This is a marker for and celebration of the ninth anniversary of this podcast. Well, really as of August 20, but one does what one can. I talk about getting and losing a following; about restarting and shutting back down Reality Break; and about what the Dog Days of Podcasting has done for me.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 25, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #23”

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 24, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #22”

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The story has reached the first few years of the 1990s, and I talk about my failed crack as an aspiring writer.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 23, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #21”

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This time, the whole show is about one convention – World Fantasy Convention 1992, in Pine Mountain GA. I talk about walking around trying to find interview guests for my budding radio show Reality Break; staying in cabins in Callaway Gardens; playing softball with a bunch of professional writers and eventually joining the Double Breasted Fedoras (a fake online baseball team); eating dinner with strangers for expediency’s sake.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 22, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #20”

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In this episode, I talk about my first brushes with online fandom in the form of Compuserve and GEnie; the Hypercard stack I used for offline reading; rubbing virtual elbows with famous science fiction writers; .

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 21, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #19”

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In this episode, I talk about the comic books I was buying in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 20, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #18”

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I talk about my experiences with Dragon*Con, from 1990ish to the present. Doing live remotes from the show floor; being a Z list guest in the green room and other good times.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 19, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #17”

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For this outing, I discuss Oxford Books, including Oxford Too and Oxford Comics. Riding the #23 MARTA bus up Peachtree, buying comics records and good stuff in the old house up the hill, going to a Neil Gaiman signing on Pharr Road that happened at the same time as a Jimmy Carter signing, meeting Laurie Anderson late at night and more.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 18, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #16”

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More discussion of the science fiction literature that formed me into the kind of reader (and person) that I am: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Fritz Leiber, Frank Herbert, John Brunner. I close with an anecdote of David G. Hartwell helping me shop for books at Balticon a few years ago.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 17, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #15”

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The fandom series continues with me discussing my love of cyberpunk, Bruce Sterling, William Gibson, and JG Ballard.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 16, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #14”

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In this episode, I focus on the Castlegate hotel and the various fun times I had there, from skeezy record shows to Dixie Trek, Phenomicon and graduation parties.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 15, 2013 – “My Life in Fandom: Issue #13”

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This time I talk about fan clubs, being in the Harlan Ellison Recording Collection and the Nomads of the Time Stream – the Michael Moorcock fan club.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 14, 2013 – “My Life In Fandom #12”

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In this episode, I return to the fandom series. I talk about my early days in Atlanta fandom, going to the Science Fiction and Mystery Bookshop, not going to the 1986 Worldcon in Atlanta, subscribing to science fiction magazines and other fun stuff.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 13, 2013 – “You’ve Got The Wrong Accountant”

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In this episode, I take a break from the fandom series and talk about the selling of digital goods and in particular the dynamics of “name your own price” deals. I discuss the Humble ebook bundles and how I think big publishers fail to understand the elasticity of demand for their goods; my experience with buying Amanda Palmer’s album with name your own price; and how I think large businesses that sell physical goods will never do an adequate job of selling digital goods.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 12, 2013 – “My Life in Fandom: Issue #11”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 12, 2013. On this episode, I talk about my second Atlanta Fantasy Fair in 1985, about staying in a hotel without parents for the first time and basically becoming a grownup in fandom.

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Evil Genius Chronicles Podcast for August 11, 2013 – “My Life in Fandom: Issue #10”

Here is the direct MP3 download for the Evil Genius Chronicles podcast, August 11, 2013. On this episode, I talk about my first Atlanta Fantasy Fair in 1984, and my entrance into the world of fandom proper.

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