Aug 282010
 

* This is Episode #61 for August 29, 2010.
// NEWS
* Angel Between The Lines is BACK!
- Some great stories centering around Lorne, with some great singing!
* Buffy Season 8 comics now available as Motion Comics on iTunes
* Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer were married. Congrats to them!

// BOOKS
* Heartless (Book the Fourth) has a release date of July 2011. And don't forget Blameless comes out August 31! HI GAIL!
* Finished reading DARKSOME THIRST by Morven Westfield. HI MORVEN!
- I give it a 10 out of 10. A fun read chock full of vampires, witches, and geeks based in late 70's Massachusetts.
* I am currently reading its sequel, THE OLD POWER RETURNS now.

// TV
* Being Human's second season on BBC America.
- Very good but I never finished season one so I'm a little lost.
* Still watching The Gates on ABC.
- So far there are vampires, werewolves, and succubi, but not much direction for them really.

// TRUE BLOOD
* We discussed recent episodes with (mostly) no spoilers. Some great quotes though:
- "Blah blah vampire emergency blah." - Pam
- "Now, time for the weather. Tiffany?" - Russell

// PROMOS
* Angel Between The Lines is back!
* FETIDUS is also back!

// MOVIES
* SUCK finally available on DVD, comes out in October.
* Vampires Suck! this weekend!
- We both gave it a 6 out of 10.

// PROMOS
* 19 Nocturne Blvd.
* MURDER AT AVEDON HILL available NOW from Dragon Moon Press!

// FACEBOOK SHOUT OUTS
* Gail Carriger wrote, "Listening to your last podcast while driving through wine country with the top down, waved to the world and said "hi" each time you two said hi to me. Wee! Thanks for the shout out. P.S. How come you know more about my future release dates than I do? Have you been time traveling again?"
- HI GAIL!
* Sheena Wood wrote "I love the podcast, and it continually expands my list of films to look out for. and by the way, your good lady has about the dirtiest laugh in history. 😉 keep up the good work."
- HI SHEENA!
* Godwin Raycraft IV wrote: "Listening to #OutOfTheCoffin by @DanS42. If you like Vampires check out this #Podcast. @DanS42, I agree, 3D is annoying for those with glasses. So... The people who drive through Chiriaco Summit at night are shady. Vampire Trailertrash? If only... Maybe listening to too much OOTC. Thx (for) the Podcast... It's helping time go by faster... Sad only have 30 min left." Then just before midnight on July 31st, he added, "@DanS42 hey it's still July sometime... You promised!!!"
- HI GODWIN!
* Contact me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/danshaurette
* Don't forget our voicemail 1-206-350-7638!

// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing, "Stay (live)" by Hungry Lucy, from their second podsafe album, The Teatime Sessions.
- The Teatime Sessions (2008) by Hungry Lucy, is a collection of 9 live performances, originally recorded during the "Tea with Hungry Lucy" podcast, which have been remixed and remastered.
- The entire album is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
- You can listen to and purchase tracks from: Amazon MP3 | iTunes | Rhapsody | Napster | Amie Street | Lala

* Our intro music is "24 FPS" by À Rebours, from their album Vanish, which can be found at iTunes among other places. Check out Ian Stone's MySpace page and blog, too. Find out more about À Rebours and their sister bands at Final Joy Records.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2010 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike" License. Some Rights Reserved.

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Feb 242010
 

* This is Episode #56 for Feb 24, 2010.
// LILITH'S LOVE
* Episode 6 was a tortured birth, but was finally posted last weekend. It is part one of Chapter 6, and part two will drop soon.
- Part of the delay has been technical difficulties, and this precluded getting an episode of Out Of The Coffin out on time. My apologies and thank you all for your patience.

// NEWS
* AZ Storycasting Meetup & Signing
- I have been confirmed as a guest author and there will be books there for me to sign!
- Saturday March 13th, 6-8pm at Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
- Event cost: FREE! includes sodas and snacks
- Signing + talking + snacking = Good time! RSVP here

// THE BOOM EFFECT
* TheBoomEffect.org is hosting an auction webathon run by Podcasting's Rich Sigfrit, with a plethora of special guests and fun. It will take place live online at 10am EST on Feb. 27th, 2010.

// INTERVIEW
* Gail Carriger is the author of SOULLESS, its sequel, CHANGELESS which debuts March 30, and BLAMELESS which will arrive in September this year also!
- We talked for a good while about her background in archaeology, her "urbane fantasy" novels, podcasts, audio books, and more.
* Points of interest
- Check out my review of SOULLESS on Joss'd for some background
- SOULLESS takes place in 1873.
- SOULLESS recently won a 2010 ALEX Award as an adult book which also appeals to a YA audience.
- No audiobook version yet, but soon we hope.
- Don't forget about the wonderful production of the first chapter done by J.D. Sawyer, Chris Lester, Miss Kalendar, George Chlentzos, and Angela Vernon.
- Gail listens to and highly recommends Adventures in Sci-Fi Publishing, I Should Be Writing, and The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy podcasts.
- Look for her non-fiction piece in Ann and Jeff Vandermeer's STEAMPUNK RELOADED anthology and her short story in the MAMMOTH BOOK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE 2.
- Find out more about Ms. Carriger at her website and blog found at www.GailCarriger.com

// FAREWELL
* No music to wrap up. So enjoy the interview and Michelle and I will be back soon with reviews and such in March!

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2010 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike" License. Some Rights Reserved.

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Jan 162010
 

* This is Episode #55 for Jan 16, 2010.
// REMEMBERING NATALIE / THE BOOM EFFECT
* Before the episode gets started, I want to take a brief moment of your time. On January 5, 2010, Natalie Morris, the wife of Tee Morris, passed away. Tee Morris is well known in the realm of podcasting, being the very first podiobook author. He has been an inspiration to me and many of my fellow podcasters. Tee now has the unenviable job of raising his daughter, lovingly nicknamed "Sonic Boom", on his own. Phillippa Ballantine recently set up a Chip-In account online to raise money for a college trust fund for "Sonic Boom", as well as holding an auction soon, dubbed The Boom Effect, to further contribute to the fund. If you haven't already heard about these efforts I want to point you to the websites. They are RememberNatalie.org and TheBoomEffect.org.

// LILITH'S LOVE
* Author and fan of the show, Emerian Rich, listed LILITH'S LOVE in her list of ten favorite books of 2009! Thanks Emz!
* Should I cross-post LILITH'S LOVE episodes here?
- I dropped #1 here to whet everyone's appetite and share my latest project with you all. But the hope was that folks would then visit the LILITH'S LOVE podcast feed for more. The episodes will soon be on Podiobooks.com, so you'll soon have two places to subscribe.

// NEWS
* AZ Storycasting Meetup & Signing
- Saturday March 13th, 6-8pm at Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe, AZ
- Event cost: FREE! includes sodas and snacks
- Signing + talking + snacking = Good time! RSVP here

* People's Choice Awards - on CBS Jan 6th
- FAVORITE BREAKOUT MOVIE ACTOR: Taylor Lautner
- FAVORITE ON-SCREEN TEAM: The Twilight Saga
- FAVORITE MOVIE: Twilight
- FAVORITE FRANCHISE: The Twilight Saga
- FAVORITE NEW TV DRAMA: The Vampire Diaries
- FAVORITE TV OBSESSION: True Blood

// BOOKS
* I finished reading SOULLESS by Gail Carriger.
- What a delightful book! 10 out of 10! It is funny, action-packed, romantic, sexy, and full of Victorian vampires, werewolves, and ghosts! Oh my! I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I am eagerly awaiting the sequel! A full review, and hopefully an interview with the author, will follow soon.

// THEATRE
* This winter Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio will be presenting a new one-act play, THE DARK SIDE OF TWILIGHT by David Hansen, as its free, outreach touring play.
- It will play in 21 venues across three counties in northern Ohio as part of its community outreach "Surround" programming. THE DARK SIDE OF TWILIGHT is inspired by four pivotal examples of Gothic vampire literature - Polidori's THE VAMPYRE, Stoker's DRACULA, Rice's INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, and Meyer's TWILIGHT. The performances, free and open to the public, begin in mid-February 2010 and run for about a month.
- David let me know about his play and offered to send a draft of the play my way to read. It is an absolutely wonderful homage to vampire literature. Full of suspense, romance, drama and some laughs, sprinkled with lots of nods to the genre that made me smile. If you are in Ohio, you should definitely check this out.

// PROMOS
* Horror Addicts podcast, hosted by Emerian Rich, author of Night's Knights, a vampire podiobook.
* FETIDUS by James Durham.
* BLOOD WITNESS by Dave Hitt.

// TV
* Review of new BBC TV show DEMONS
- Michelle and I both enjoyed the first episode. It definitely has potential. It certainly has borrowed from a lot of different places, like Buffy and every Dracula derivative you can imagine. But, the idea of the ragtag group using (pseudo)science against the Inhumans is unique vs. the typical religious dogma.
* Vampire Diaries Returns Jan 21, 2010.
* http://www.eonline.com/uberblog/watch_with_kristin/b159209_could_vampire_craze_resurrect_moonlight.html
- Kristin Dos Santos checks with her sources at CBS who say No, but still the fans are hoping for a second chance.

// PROMOS
* DIGITAL MAGIC by Philippa Ballantine
* Metamor City Podcast by Chris Lester
* Antithesis, Book Two: FREE WILL and Other Compulsions, a podcast novel by J. Daniel Sawyer.

// MOVIES
* Daybreakers hit theatres January 8
- Starring Ethan Hawke, Sam Neill, Willem Dafoe, and Claudia Karvan.
- Dan gives it an 8, Michelle gives it a 7.5.
* How to Stop a Daybreakers-Style Vampire Epidemic | Popular Mechanics
- "In Daybreakers, a single vampire plague bat starts a worldwide infection. Experts tell us how they'd deal with a real-world vampiric outbreak." Article by Erin McCarthy
* Thirst is available on DVD and Blu-Ray now.
- Seriously, you gotta see this one.
* Lost Boys 3: The Thirst is in production
- Starring Corey Feldman, Jamison Newlander, and Tanit Phoenix. LB3 will hit DVD shelves later this year.
- God help me, I do want to see this. I just can't help myself.

* The next movie in our Netflix queue is Blood: The Last Vampire (Anime/2000).
* I'd like to also mention that I can't rent either Vampire D movie from NetFlix. I'm looking to buy or borrow both movies. If you can help, drop me a line. Thanks.

// COMING SOON
* The Dr. John William Polidori Awards for Excellence in Vampire Media (aka The Dories)


// FAREWELL
* We wrapped the show by playing, "Love Vigilantes (live)" by Hungry Lucy, from their second podsafe album, The Teatime Sessions.
- The Teatime Sessions (2008) by Hungry Lucy, is a collection of 9 live performances, originally recorded during the "Tea with Hungry Lucy" podcast, which have been remixed and remastered.
- The entire album is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
- You can listen to and purchase tracks from: Amazon MP3 | iTunes | Rhapsody | Napster | Amie Street | Lala

* Our intro music is "24 FPS" by À Rebours, from their album Vanish, which can be found at iTunes among other places. Check out Ian Stone's MySpace page and blog, too. Find out more about À Rebours and their sister bands at Final Joy Records.

That wraps up this episode of the Out Of The Coffin podcast. Thanks for listening!

This Blog and Podcast are © Copyright 2008-2010 by Dan Shaurette, under the Creative Commons "Attribution, Non-Commercial, Share Alike" License. Some Rights Reserved.

If you have any comments about this podcast, feel free to drop a note at OutOfTheCoffin.com/contact. Or, if you'd rather leave some voice mail, you can call us at 1-206-350-7638.

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