In this episode, I play a song from Thacker Dairy Road and tell the story of how I ended up with their CD at ConvergeSouth one year; I talk about the inaugural EGC Patreon Hangout; I talk about how much weight I am losing via Eat to Live; I talk more about my entertainment queues and how Marvel Unlimited plays into that.
The first Evil Genius Chronicles Hangout will be this Thursday, July 9th at 12:30 PM EDT. This is the reward for the Patreon campaign reaching $40 an episode. That seems like a phenomenal success and I am super appreciative of every single one of our Patrons.
The Hangout will be broadcast live as a Hangout On Air, also on YouTube and will be available as a video later on. Come watch and see what crazy shenanigans occur! You can go to the event page on Google+ and RSVP there if you like. It will also be streamed via the embed on this post when it actually happens.
In this episode, I talk a bit about the real world hitches that keep delaying the show; I talk about some podcast listening I have enjoyed including Gregg Schigiel interviewing Jackie Kashian; Eddie Peppitone; Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano; I talk about a local con that is losing me; I bring up unproductive ways people disagree; I talk about where I think modern reporting is losing me; I close by playing a weird piece of music that is also one of my favorites.
In this episode, I play a song from Steve Conte; I discuss the blast I had with the Beyond the Wall podcast; I ask for feedback about long shows and hangout times; I talk about my failures to get serious about organization; I discuss my efforts to stay out of the despair pit; I tell the story of how I lost access to Scott Sigler books I had paid for; I discuss how using Linux is like driving a British sports car.
Tonight at 9 PM EDT or whenever I can get there, I will be a guest on the Nutty Bites podcast. It will be streamed live via Google Hangout and YouTube so you can watch real time.
The discussion will be about Crowd Funding and Patreon. I will discuss my recent experiments in my Patreon campaign and more I’m sure. It looks like the Q&A module is turned on so you can ask questions if there is something you’d like answered by the panel. I’m looking very forward to this discussion. Come join us!
In this BONUS episode, I mostly discuss my experiences with the Song of Ice and Fire novel series and my recent viewings of the beginnings of the Game of Thrones television series. In there is a little discussion of my new lavalier microphone, comic book retailing and other good bits.
On Thursday evening at 9 PM EDT (or whenever I get there after child bedtime) I am going to be a part of a roundtable for the Nutty Bites podcast talking about these issues. I am really looking forward to the conversation and hearing what everyone else has to say. I will just note here that although I didn’t know about the Stacey Jay situation when I recorded my Patreon video, there is a reason why it was done with me pretending to smoke a pipe and affecting a highly exaggerated pomposity. I was trying to preemptively short circuit exactly that line of thinking.
The response from the first few days was completely off the charts from what I was expecting. The milestone for getting the show on a weekly schedule was met within the first 36 hours. I was hoping for the best but I wouldn’t have placed that bet. Thank you to all the supporters thus far.
If you are interested in supporting, feel free. So far, all of the pledges have been at the higher levels. No one has pledged at the $0.25 level but as I mentioned on the last episode, there is nothing preventing you from pledging at that $0.01 level. I misspoke during the episode, I am a $0.10 per episode supporter of Cordkillers not the $0.01 I stated. If you want to support but don’t have a lot of money, support at the nickel level. It’s all good.
I’m posting here the two alternate versions of the pitch video. I uploaded all three but the main version is what is linked from Patreon. For those who watched the video, these differ only by 13 seconds from version to version. Yes, it is THAT 13 seconds. From A to C they ramp up in redonkulousness.
Thanks again to all the supporters. My biggest fear was this campaign publicly eating it in spectacular fashion. It went so well so quickly that was off the table. I appreciate all the support my friends. To the future!
In this episode, I play a song from Corn Mo; I talk about the misconceptions of skepticism, referencing a conversation from Kelly Carlin’s Waking from the American Dream podcast; I discuss the EGC Patreon campaign that has just gone live.