This has been quite a season... first the Parsec Award, then the Podcast Award and now the very first Pulp Ark Award! That's right folks, if you have been waiting to pick up the all-new pulp fiction adventures of the Red Panda and the Flying Squirrel until they could accurately be called "Award Winning", then wait no longer! Tales of the Red Panda: The Android Assassins has won Best Book and Best Cover Art in the 2011 Pulp Ark Awards! A picture of the shiny plaque will follow... and congrats to Thomas Perkins for winning with his fantastic cover art!
Well this is wild... not unlike when Roger Ebert gave us some love, I learned about this on Twitter first from listeners in the UK. Seems that the BBC 1 technology program CLICK gave us some air this weekend. We're the third feature in this online clip (no idea how long the link will be good, but I'll post it), and we're had tons of new traffic comeing in ever since the segment started airing. Welcome all of you, please fill your pockets and tell your friends.
And if you missed it, here's the link - and yes, that was my voice played on the home on Doctor Who. Joy.
Well, a lot of you did anyway. Since the Tales of the Red Panda novels started appearing, folks have been asking for e-book editions. I held off for a while, but the format doesn't seem to be going away... so here we go. I've gone with Smashwords, since they'll make the books available in many different formats and eventually ship to all of the individual e-bookstores. But frankly, I'd rather you ordered from the Smashwords site directly, as it involves rendering to fewer Caesars, if you take my meaning. So if you're one of the e-reader set, shop away! Here's the link to the first volume - available now! Tales of the Red Panda: The Crime Cabal e-book edition!
Thanks so much to all of the listeners and fans who voted like crazed beavers and put Decoder Ring Theatre over the top in the Podcast Awards! There are millions of folks voting in these awards, and coming out on top in the Cultural / Arts category means a lot to us! Thank you all for your support... I'll add a picture of the award when it arrives, in the meantime, visit the whole slate of winners at www.podcastawards.com
...Us apparently! Decoder Ring Theatre was up against some very strong competetion in this year's Parsec Awards and came out on top with this shiny piece of hardware to show for it! The Parsec Awards are given annually to recognize excellence in Speculative Fiction Podcasting, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have won this year's award for Best Audio Drama (Long Form). Sadly after a crazy weekend at FanExpo the week before, we weren't up for drive to Atlanta for the festivities at DragonCon. One of these years.....
Can I just say a few words about FanExpo, Canada's premire science fiction / fantasy / gaming / horror / comics / awesomness event? *ahem* Adam West! Burt Ward! William Shatner! Stan Lee! Julie Newmar! Joan Collins! Felicia Day! Michael Dorn! Summer Glau! Son of Santo! And of course... Decoder Ring Theatre! That's right, your favorite Audio Drama company will be in the Small Press/Artists Alley area all weekend August 27-29 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. We'll have "Tales of the Red Panda" books at rock-bottom prices, including (fingers crossed) the launch of the all-new Tales of the Red Panda: The Android Assassins! Plus posters, buttons, postcards, good times, Crime Cabal Audiobooks and your some of your favorite cast members to meet and greet! So get your tickets today, and join us at FanExpo!