2016 Parsec Awards Winners & Finalists

oh golly miss molly who knew there were sooo many sci-fi podcasts? I’ve decided to trawl about and add links for all of these as time permits ( ie: no more until I finish ep10 ) since the award givers themselves have neglected to do it on their website ( i’ve been under a rock obviously with no idea either that people gave out awards for audio drama – so yes we’ll be putting our hand up for one of them thanks!) They were sometimes hard to track and warning – some contain very adult content and this is a work in progress not all links have been added yet

Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast – Improvised Star Trek -“The Voyages of the USS Sisyphus”

by Christopher Rathjen and the USS Sisyphus Cast & Crew (Improvised)

Finalists:

Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation

The Journeyman Writer by Alastair Stephens

Finalists:

  • Archer & Armstrong: The Production Journals by Pendant Productions
  • Axanar: The Official Podcast by Robert Meyer Burnett & Alec Peters
  • Literary Treks by Matthew Rushing & Dan Gunther
  • The Round Table Podcast by Dave Robison

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific)

Verity Podcast  by Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, Tansy Rayner Roberts

Finalists:

  • Country Bear Collector Show by Grant Baciocco
  • From There to Here by Trek.fm
  • Piper’s Picks TV by Adam Feinsilver & Piper Reese
  • PodCulture: TARDIS Interruptus by The TARDIS Interruptus Crew
  • The Orb by C. Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing

Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

The Uncanny Magazine Podcast  by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas,

Erika Ensign,  & Steven Schapansky

Finalists:

  • Seminar by Pendant Productions
  • Strange Horizons by Anaea Lay
  • The Pendant Shakespeare by Pendant Productions
  • The Wicked Library by Daniel Foytik and Nelson W. Pyles

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)

The Incomparable  by Jason Snell

Finalists:

Anomaly by Angela Flournoy & Jen Rhodes

Assembly of Geeks by Scott Murray

Nutty Bites by Nuchtchas

Slice of SciFi by Summer Brooks and Team Slice of SciFi

Best Fact Behind the Fiction Podcast

Universe Today’s Guide to Space by Fraser Cain

Finalists:
Astronomy Cast by Pamela Gay & Fraser Cain

Meta Treks: A Star Trek Philosophy Podcast by Zachary Fruhling and Mike Morrison

Skeptoid by Brian Dunning

Talk The Talk by Daniel Midgley

Best Speculative Fiction Video Story

The Ultimate Nerd-ament  by Grant Baciocco & Russ Walko

Finalists:

Grant’s Advent Calendar by Grant Baciocco

The Uncle Interloper Show by Grant Baciocco

Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team

Uncanny County  by Todd Faulkner & Alison Crane

Finalists:

ars PARADOXICA by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton

Liberty: Critical Research by Travis Vengroff & Kaitlin Statz

Nova Dark by Justin Fife, Ron Rose, & Trevor Wood

The Witch Hunter Podcast by Domien De Groot &  Audio Epics

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)

Uncanny County  by Todd Faulkner & Alison Crane

Finalists:

ars PARADOXICA by Daniel Manning & Mischa Stanton

Hadron Gospel Hour – “This Particle, Doomed!” OR “The Incident At Universe 603-X” by  Rich Wentworth & Mike McQuilkin

Return Home – “Home At Last / Whatever Lies Behind The Door / Running Wild” by Jeff Heimbuch

Starship Excelsior by James Heaney

The Cleansed by Fred Greenhalgh &  FinalRune Productions

Wolf 359 “Mayday” by Gabriel Urbina &  Kinda Evil Genius Productions

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Long Form)

Reading Out Loud -“Property Damage Claim #1-1403986” by Ryan P. Duke

Finalists:

Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality by Eneasz Brodski

Young Avengers Live -“The Epic Adventures” by M

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Long Form)

After the Plague by Mike Bennett

Finalists:

The Black: Arrival by Paul Elard Cooley

The Enoch Pill by Matthew William

The Twilight Histories -“The Winged Victory” by Jordan Harbour

The Witch Hunter Podcast by Domien De Groot & Audio Epics

Worm by J.C. McCrae

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)

Tales to Terrify -“Graves” by Justin Cawthorne

Finalists:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies – “The Sweetest Skill” by Tony Pi

Far Fetched Fables – “While the Gods Laugh” by Michael Moorcock

The Lift – “The Basement” by Nelson W Pyles

The Lift -“Dark Music” by Scarlett R. Algee

The Lift -“Why I Take The Lift” by Mark Nixon

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form)

The Galaxy Quest Restoration Project -“Balance of Darkness” by David A. Mackenzie

Finalists:

Aaron’s World by Aaron and Mike Meraz

Milly Foster, Macabre Investigator – “Oh Where, Oh Where Can She Be?” by Mike Murphy

Ray Gunn and Starburst by Holly Rose

The Moonlit Road by Craig Dominey

Wooden Overcoats by Audioscribble & David K. Barnes

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form)

The Voice of Free Planet X  -“Oddfellows Local” by Jared Axelrod

Finalists:

Beneath Ceaseless Skies -“The Punctuality Machine, Or, A Steampunk Libretto” by Bill Powell

Journey Into… “Evermore, I Told The Raven” by Ken Scholes

The NoSleep Podcast – “The Whistlers” by Amity Argot

The Voice of Free Planet X -“Wolf Like Me” by Jared Axelrod

Episode 5 the Doctor and the Planet of Origin pt1

by Amy De Witt

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Dr – Rowena Dinsmore,Terry – Michael Rutter, Izzy/creatures – Brooke Malloy,

Music

Intrigue by Jens Kiilstofte machinimasound.com legacy tracks Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 0

Izzy’s theme is from Dark Conspiracy by FesliyanStudios.com Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0

SFX Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3 unless otherwise stated

Locked door of Questr https://www.freesound.org/people/sagetyrtle/sounds/34589/ 

FOOTSTEPS Looping Sound Pack by SoundLikeTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2kLPkpIkw0

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial  http://www.mysoundeffect.com/

Earthquake Sound Effect by n Beats Sound Effects http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zSHr4A9njI

Horror Sound Effect – Earthquake 02 by Nosferatu Sound Effects https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NosferatuSoundEffects

High-Quality Lightsaber Sound Effects 2 by Discount Kevin Kiner https://plus.google.com/u/0/118155424338330205752

Fluorescent Humming by Berlin Atmospheres http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL8B_yh2iJs

Ambient Soundscapes by TabletopAudio.com ‘Far_Above_the_World’ and ‘Deep Space’

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

Episode 4 story details

As with any teenager making that break from home things were quite emotional this episode. As she leaves Gallifrey for perhaps the last time I used what is a rather epic piece Land of the Wizard by Per Kiilstofte of Machinimasound.com licensed under creative commons license 4.0 In discussions with the script writers last year we decided on something reminiscent of the sweeping violins and drums of  This is Gallifrey by Murray Gold as a theme for our doctor and i hope that piece fits the bill – you will hear it again in episdodes 7/8 as Terry’s hero theme too since he makes that transition as well from his comfy ‘home with mum’ life to saving a planet.

I’ve organised most of the music we use in a soundcloud playlist.  – you can hear snatches of Tempting Secrets by Kevin Macleod in the matrix, Music for Manatees by Kevin Macleod, epic in length at 17  minutes, Dark Conspiracy (Izzy’s theme) and Anticipation by David Fesliyan

Sound Effects

Cummulative include all credits from past episodes from freesound.org licensed under the Attribution Noncommercial License or Creative Commons 0 License.

With the wonderful generosity of people around the globe we can use soundscapes that span the globe from the fjords of Sweden in episode 7 to south america here in episode 4.

Dynamite explosion actual dynamite  Chacaltaya, Bolivia at 5300m

Also I took one freesound field recording of the yucatan full of pretty bird and chirpy insects , reversed it and applied Paulstretch  factor 5/0.25 voila – alieny jungle matrix ambience. but it sounded absolutely frightful on small speakers over the radio via the Tunein App mo idea why but I have done away with it for Thursday’s broadcast and will never stretch anything again.

the Mastermind is using Tibetan Bells and Sounds from Outer Space, to hypnotise his subjects.  tibetan singing bowl related to the radio frequency spectrum emmissions of planets of our solar system – more on this to come in episode 15! frequencies are:

Grundton: D/141,27 Hz/Merkur [Merkur 2]
1. Oberton: Gis/422,8 Hz/Neptun [Neptun 4]
2. Oberton: Gis/845,2 Hz/Neptun [Neptun 5]

Our Whoniverse

Eight episodes later, although unfortunately leaning still very heavily on the material of the Brobrean Brothers Corporation we have managed to actually develop our own canon and must be careful to avoid plot contradictions in the Whoniverse. Might have to reorganise these webages wiki-style. Meanwhile –