Saturday, January 13, 2007

New Year's Resolution and Podcasting

Well, I've finally had the chance to update things here, and one of my New Year's resolutions is to try and post to the blog at least once a week. The first piece of news for the new year is that plans are afoot to release the first episode of the Whisper From the Ghooric Zone podcast which - at least in theory - aims to take a look at Lovecraftian popular (or, indeed, unpopular) culture. A rough, unedited version of this has been completed, but there remain a number of issues concerning content which need to be ironed out (principally the fact that it consisted of mainly gaming content, and this is something that the folks over at Yog Radio already deal with). In addition, there are the practicalities of everyday life which mean I'm going to be pretty busy over the next few weeks with work. Even so, if episode 1 of the 'formal' podcast doesn't appear in some shape or form by the end of January, I'm hoping to make 'special' podcasts available, which will be recordings of my forthcoming series of talks at Treadwells. Transcripts of these talks will (hopefull) also be made available.

A couple of other bits of news before I sign off: issue 7 of 'Lovecraft's Disciples' arrived today, containing my tale 'The Sparkling Darkness'. It's not a brilliant story, and one that is heavily derivative of Thomas Ligotti's style, but nonetheless I'm quite pleased with it in my own small and cosmically insignificant way! Lovecraft's disciples can be ordered via Rainfall Records & Books, and is limited to 100 copies signed by the editor John B. Ford.

Finally, for those of you who want to see me 'in action' as it were: you can pop over to YouTube and check out the following link (I'm the one in the suit and tie). Thanks to Clai for this.