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!

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