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Hey folks, if you're (somehow already?!) posting works recorded for or during Podfication 2017, consider adding them to our collection!
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Hey folks, we're in need of some volunteers! Sorry the request is so late in the game, we've been waiting on some logistical info about when we'll be able to access the venue.

If you're in town and free on Friday morning at 11am, we could use 2-3 people to help set up our panel room! It'll be unstacking chairs and putting them into rows, pulling the whiteboard and whatnot out storage, and just generally making sure the room will be ready for use first thing on Saturday. Shouldn't take more than an hour.

If you're a morning person and/or just raring to go first thing Saturday, we'll need another 2-3 folks at the venue at 8am to help set up the recording room in 106A. For reasons that don't need exploring at this juncture, we can't get in there any earlier. It'll be more of the same: setting chairs out, propping up the pipe and drape, and making sure the recording space is ready for use.
Update: We are good for volunteers for Saturday morning! Thank you!

We'll need 2-3 folks to help set up the sandwich lunch event in the kitchenette area! We'll also need the same numbers of peeps to help clean up after it's over at 12:45pm!
Update: We're good for setup volunteers! We could still use some clean up helpers though.

We'll need 5-6 people to help clean up and teardown after things are all over! It'll be restacking chairs, general cleaning up, and putting things away before we head out to the Sunday offsite dinner.

If you're willing and able to commit to any of these things in advance, please drop us a comment, a tweet, or email to let us know to expect you! WE WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.
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I’d like to get feedback from YOU on what y’all want to see covered in this panel! Does anyone have specific questions? Have a piece of cover art (by you OR anyone else) where you think the text is particularly good? Got any examples where you think it’s kind of lacking and would like tips on how to improve it (highly preferably by you or a friend who has given permission; I'd prefer consent for showing “bad” examples)? Tell me what you would like to hear/see!
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The Podfication 2017 schedule of events is here!

Podfication 2017 Schedule

Click here to open in Google Docs.

Panel and Event Descriptions )
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Podfication is coming up fast! We hope you're as excited as we are, but it's okay if you're a little nervous too. This year we're trying out a con buddy system, so if a little more social structure would help you out (or if you can contribute a little more social structure), read on!

New to podficcing or Podfication and don't know anyone else attending? Not-so-new but feeling a little anxious about a room full of people? Want a familiar face in a crowd to touch base with or plan to go to panel or two with?

On the flip side, maybe you're a podfic veteran looking to welcome a new-to-you face. Maybe you're new yourself, but extremely gregarious and were planning to Meet All The People anyway. We'd love your knowledge or social skill sets to help other people feel a little more comfortable at Podfication.

Some things buddies could do together:
- email or Skype before the con
- plan to go to a panel together
- plan to record something together at the con
- introduce your buddy to folks (ex// "You should meet X, you both really love this obscure thing!")
- be someone to sit beside when your buddy isn't sure where to go

You don't have to be new to podficcing or Podfication to want a buddy, or to have been around for a long time to be one. The buddy system is to help people feel more comfortable and have more fun, so ask for the role that's going to make you happiest.

Please fill out this form if you'd like to participate in the buddy system.

We'll guarantee a buddy for anyone who signs up before October 1st (matches will go out no later than October 7th) and we'll try our best with anyone who signs-up after that date.

The con buddy program is being coordinated by [personal profile] bessyboo and [personal profile] cantarina/[ profile] vworpvworp.
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Time to prepare for our Second Annual In-Person Podfic Love Fest! This event is an opportunity to enjoy listening to podfic in a room of people who love it as much as you do—sharing aloud the laughter, gasps, and sometimes even tears that great podfic inspires in us. But beyond that, it’s an opportunity for podficcers, who often receive little feedback, to have a few minutes of this con dedicated to showering them with in-person appreciation by fellow members of their community.


Here’s how it will work: each participating podficcer will prepare a clip of their podfic that they want to play in the room. This clip can be from 30 seconds to 2.5 minutes, and it should be chosen with the room in mind—ideally a part with strong humor or emotional resonance that can be understood with minimal context even to those unfamiliar to the fandom. After the clip, audience members will have about 3 minutes to raise their hands and share with the podficcer, in person, what they loved about that particular clip and/or what they love about them as a podficcer. As the event name implies, this event will be for positive feedback only, not advice or concrit.

This year, we have 90 minutes for this event, which means we can guarantee a 5-minute spot to up to 18 podficcers! If we receive more than 18 clip submissions, the remainder will be put on a wait list, and if extra time becomes available we will happily use it to discuss them. (Last year, we finished early, so there's a good chance that we will again this year.) To submit clips, please email them to along with the information listed below. Submissions will stay open through Sunday, October 1st.

Clip requirements: 30 seconds minimum to 2 minutes 30 seconds maximum; mp3 or wav format; file name “podficcer_partial title.mp3”

Story title:
Pairing or Gen:
Summary of clip (1-2 sentences): This should not be the summary of the fic but should instead give enough context that everyone listening in the room will be able to understand your clip even if they are not familiar with the whole podfic. Copies of the summaries will be handed out to event attendees.
Link to podfic post:
Clip file name, and link to clip if not attached:

Podficcer: DrYates
Story title: Ghosts From Our Future: Both Literally and Temporally
Fandom: Ghostbusters (2016)
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Summary of clip (1-2 sentences): Abby Yates and Patty Tolan discuss the unusual EVP they recorded at the old Shandor mansion.
Link to podfic post:
Clip file name, and link to clip if not attached: dryates_ghosts from.mp3

If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments. If we reach 18 clips, we will add an ETA to the top of this post, so as long as you don’t see one there is probably still room!
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Here is a list of everyone who has registered for Podfication 2017!

Attendee list!! )
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Live performance sign-ups for 2017 are now open!

This event is a chance for anyone who'd like to do a reading for a live audience at the convention. We should have enough time for 10-11 performances. It's a lot of fun!

You can do something new, something you've recorded before, an excerpt from a longer work (give us a heads up on that please), arrange or join a multi-voice performance, or whatever you like so long as it abides by the rules below!

While this is mostly an event that's performance for performance's sake, we'll be recording it. After the con, we'll post it to AO3 for everyone's enjoyment. There is an opt out if you'd rather not have your performance included and/or if you don't have author permission.

To make sure we can fit in everybody who wants to read:

  • Performances should not run longer than 20 minutes total.

  • 1 sign-up per individual.

  • In addition to a solo performance, you can participate in up to 2 multi-voice performances.

The form will remain open through September 23 30*, 2017 at 11:59pm CST.


Any questions, just let us know! Drop us a comment, tweet (@podfication), or email us (podfication at gmail).

*Belated realization that the submission form was listing a cutoff date of Sep. 30th while this post had the 23rd. Going with the later of the two in case anyone was banking on that. Sorry for the mixup!
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Panel requests for 2017 are now open! Click here!

We're accepting submissions up through 11:59pm CST on September 9, 2017.

Never run a panel before? No problem! The stakes are low and the Podfication crowd is super chill. If you've got a topic you want to talk about with people for an hour, you can run a panel! Interested in running a demo, game, or event instead? No problem! Submit your idea through the same form and tell us all about it.

A few things to be aware of:

  • You can submit more than one idea!

  • If we run out of space and you've submitted more than one idea, we may have to choose between them. So if there's one topic you favor over others let us know!

  • Have an idea but don't want to run it alone? Drop a comment on this thread asking for co-panelists!

  • Would you like to help run a panel but don't have a good topic of your own? Check the comments!

Some more relevant info:

  • We'll have a screen, projector, and speakers for the panel room, but you'll have to provide your own laptop or other device to connect up to it. The projector has a VGA input. If your device exports through HDMI, we've got an adapter for that you can borrow. If all you need is audio, as long as your device has a standard audio jack you're good.

Any questions, just let us know!
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We strive to be an accessible and welcoming environment to all who attend. In some cases we're limited by our venue and resources, but if you see an opportunity to make Podfication a more accessible place, please don't hesitate to let us know! If you have any questions not covered here we'd be happy to answer them as well. Send us an email (podfication at gmail), tweet (@podfication), or comment.

Food & Food Allergies
Cost permitting, we will have snacks and food available on a first come first serve basis throughout the weekend. If you have any food allergies, we're happy to accommodate them.

If you need some help locating a restaurant in the area that will meet your dietary needs, we'll have a restaurant guide in the programming book and quite a few locals on hand if you need a personalized recommendation! There's information directing to local pharmacies and grocery stores included as well.

Geek Partnership Society Center
Our venue, the Geek Partnership Society Center, is located in the Waterbury Building in Minneapolis. It's a ground floor only level building with wide hallways. All rooms for our event, including the restrooms, are accessible via wheelchair. Handicapped parking is also available at the building. You can see a map of the building here.

Note: There is a small 1-inch step at the doorway between room 107 and the kitchenette area. The venue should have a ramp provided, but both rooms are also accessible with no step via the outer hallway. Map showing available doors here.

Gender Identity
Expression of gender identity is embraced at Podfication and we ask everyone to respect that and the preferred pronouns of all attendees. We'll have optional pronoun stickers available for badges this year. We regret that the building's restrooms are not under our direct control and shared with other groups using the building. If you would feel more comfortable having someone accompany you to the restroom of your choice let a staffer know.

For those attendees with light sensitivities, overhead lights in the rooms can be dimmed on request.

We regret that our current venue doesn't allow us enough space for a dedicated quiet room. If you're feeling overwhelmed, we recommend stepping out into the hallway which tends to be quieter. There are some outdoor picnic tables available in the parking lot as well away from the building, weather permitting. You can always flag down one of our staff and we'll do our best to help as well.

Panelists should keep their lips visible at all times for those who speech read. We do not have microphones available for panelists, but encourage them to please speak up to ensure everyone in the room is able to hear clearly. If using video or an animation via a presentation, please avoid any flashing/strobing lights.

Print Materials
If you anticipate needing a large print copy of our Programming Guide, just let us know! We'll make sure one's available for you.

Service Animals
Service animals are welcome. Please leave pets at home in deference to any attendees with allergies.

Minneapolis does not allow indoor smoking, so the entire Waterbury Building is smoke-free. If you need to smoke, please do so in the building's parking lot and away from the doors.

Anything you or someone else needs that we didn't cover?
Please contact us! We're figuring this thing out as we go, so we're sure there are things that haven't been addressed out of oversight. Updates to this post are likely so please check in again.

Last Updated: 5/23/2017
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For folks not in easy driving distance of the Twin Cities, you can use this post to find roommates to share a hotel room with or connect up with some of the locals who are able to host some attendees for the weekend!

The GPS Community Center is located at 1121 NE Jackson St., Minneapolis MN 55413. There are quite a few hotels in downtown Minneapolis that are an easy bus ride away. Google Maps should be able to give you the logistical lowdown on that, depending on which hotel you're looking up. Metro Transit also has your back.

Many people last year stayed in groups in Airbnbs near the venue, which worked out really well, and we highly recommend! While we'll leave actual rental & group organization up to you, we definitely encourage you to use this option :)

Note from Jo: You may be tempted to stay at the University Inn off of 4th St as it's the closest hotel to the center, but trust me and do not do the thing. Maybe something has changed in the last decade since I lived in that area, but I know it as a place to avoid and am thus passing on this important info.

Locals, if you have some guest rooms or couch space you're able to spare, please chime in! Any space available at an individual's home is at their discretion, of course.
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What is Podfication?
An informal gathering of podfic creators and listeners! Come join us in Minneapolis for a couple days of informal hanging out, discussion, and of course recording.

When and where is this thing?
October 21st & 22nd, 2017 at the Geek Partnership Society's Event Horizon community center. (1121 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413)

So kind of like a convention?
Okay, Jo is finally owning up. Yes! It IS a convention. But not your typical convention because there's no hotel. The Geek Partnership Society is kindly renting us their community center rooms for the weekend.

Why Minneapolis? Isn't Minnesota COLD?
Because that's where Bess and Jo live. And look, it's PROBABLY not going to snow in October. Probably. (Also, more seriously, we have direct access to facilities and resources here, and autumn in the Midwest is actually very lovely.)

So where am I going to stay?
The Event Horizon center is a convenient bus ride from downtown Minneapolis, which has many hotels. There may also be some locals who can accommodate a few people, at their discretion. We also encourage finding roommates and renting some local Airbnb's within walking distance of the venue, which worked out wonderfully last year! You can find the post on lodgings right here.

Geek Community Center, huh? That sounds kind of neat.
Yes! And it is! But let us manage your expectations. There isn't much within walking distance of it. The ceilings are high, and it's right next to railroad tracks. The building is shared with other groups including a Christian Youth Ministry and their highly enthusiastic drummer. The sound can and will bleed between the rooms. We know it's not ideal, especially for recording, but it is a space we can all gather and talk about all things podfic!

Don't get us wrong, there are lovely things about it too! We have access to three rooms, one that has some comfy couch seating for hanging out and chatting, one for recording that's as sound isolated as we can manage, and one that can be used for panels. We also have access to a small kitchenette.

I have a question about accessibility.
We want to help accommodate any accessibility needs that we can! You can find our accessibility guide here.

Who's behind the curtain?
[personal profile] revolutionaryjo and [personal profile] bessyboo primarily, but it takes a village! If you're interested in helping us staff this thing believe us we're interested in your help. Get in touch. If you're not up for that much responsibility, but still want to help we'll be calling for volunteers closer to October. Keep an eye out!

Sounds great, I'm in!
Awesome! You can register for $40.00 +
$3.19 Eventbrite fee (USD) here through Eventbrite. We know, it's a not insignificant increase over year one. Now that we know how much one of these things actually costs, we know how much we need to make it happen without relying on additional donations.

I have so many more questions.
So do I, friend. So do I. We'll be periodically updating this community as time goes on with more information. In the meantime, join up and if you want to ask us a question directly, shoot us an email (podfication at gmail), send us a tweet (@podfication) or drop us a comment.
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Well I just found this languishing in a folder all ready to be posted and realized that apparently I never did that. Better late than never?

Here's the list of our live performances from Podfication 2016! Thank you everyone who attended and participated!

UPDATE: The combined recording of these is now up on AO3! CLICK HERE TO GO TO THERE. Note that if the reader didn't wish to be recorded and/or author permission was not available the performance won't be included in the download.

From the Desk of N. Fury
Read By: blackglass & reena_jenkins
Written By: Sholio
Fandom(s): Marvel Cinematic Universe
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Nicholas J. Fury vs. SHIELD bureaucracy.

Drunk Historians Through the Centuries
Read By: blackglass
Written By: storiesfortravellers
Fandom(s): Drunk History, Ancient History RPF, Peloponnesian Wars (Thucydides), Mulan, Arthurian Mythology,
19th Century CE RPF
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Thucydides, bard singers, and Robert Louis Stevenson are the featured speakers on Drunk History.

RISING TO THE OCCASSION: The Waybros Meet the Food Network Challenge
Read By: bessyboo
Written By: reena_jenkins
Fandom(s): Bandom, My Chemical Romance
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Damn you, food Network! Now I want to read a bandom pastry chefs!AU, possibly where the Waybros are a team for a Food Network Challenge.

Bedtime Stories
Read By: paraka
Written By: Kat_C_Lyon
Fandom(s): Daredevil (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: “What the hell do you mean, ‘It’s not available yet?’ It’s a compulsory course! You can’t force people to take courses and then not have textbooks for them!”
Matt has trouble getting accessible course materials. Foggy has a solution.

The Theory and Practice of Fairy-Godmothering, Discussed in an Appropriate Environment, Namely, Over Tea
Read By: argentumlupine
Written By: El Staplador
Fandom(s): Fairy Tales
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Three fairy godmothers at tea, discussing sexism, stepmothers, and princesses they have known.

Love is All You Need to Destroy Your Enemies
Read By: cantarina
Written By: shadydave
Fandom(s): Welcome to Night Vale/Dresden Files (books)
Rating: Mature
Pairing: Carlos/Cecil
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: There are a few things that Carlos may have neglected to tell Cecil.
Like his last name.
Or how he hasn’t actually dated anyone since his junior year of high school.
Or that he’s a wizard of the White Council and the regional commander of Wardens in the western United States and not, in fact, a scientist.
You know. Minor details.

Read By: miss_marina95 & paraka
Written By: CJAwkwardxx
Fandom(s): Avengers
Pairing: Steve/Tony
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Steve Rogers never had a soulmate. The other side of his bond was empty.
Tony Stark wishes his was. He just wants to stop being cold.

Read By: Opalsong
Written By: mercurialMalcontent
Fandom(s): Homestuck
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply

Texts From Cephalopods
Read By: bessyboo, lunate8, revolutionaryjo, & reena_jenkins
Written By: volta_arovet
Fandom(s): Octopus Steals My Video Camera and Swims off with It While It's Recording (YouTube)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: It is a well-established fact in marine biology that the octopus is the drunk texter of the cephalopod family.

Thirdsies or Whatever the Fuck Hobbits Do
Read By: exmanhater
Written By: Barkour
Fandom(s): Spy (2015)
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Susan did not figure Rick for a cuddler.
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I have no idea why this took me so long to post.  But here it is!  Thanks to everyone who participated!

: LIVE PODFIC Panel 2016
: Syr
Readers: Opalsong, Klb, elaineofshalott, forzandopod, shmaylor, Rhea314
: Ghostbusters
: Gen
: Teen
: 14:53
: 20.6MB
: Original Radio Interviewer gets the job we all want: Interviewing the Ghostbusters (Holtzmann! Squeee!) A LIVE performance of an Original Ghostbusters fic by Syr for the LIVE podfic Panel at Podfication 2016.

Links: mp3

Thanks to Paraka for hosting! cross posted at amplificathon, my journal, and AO3
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Hey folks, we have a little poll for you over on Twitter that's open for the next week. Stop by and let us know your thoughts!

The long story that doesn't fit into 140 characters is that we had high hopes of finding an alternate venue to run another year of Podfication due to the noise issues we had last year, but life and things got in the way. It seemed like most everyone had a good time despite the youth ministry's highly enthusiastic drummer though, so we're gauging interest. Would you like if we had another Podfication this year in the GPS rooms again? Or would you prefer to wait until a future year when we can find a more appropriate venue? Dates have yet to be arranged, but if we go for it with GPS, we'd aim for mid-October again.

If you can't do Twitter polls for whatever reason feel free to reply here, via tweet, or whatever channel you're comfortable with! We're looking forward to hearing from you. :D
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At Podfication Paraka, Cantarina, Yue_ix, & myself podficced the most Canadian podfic I've ever seen (yes it includes us singing "Oh Canada" as the music for it). I'd love to post this hilarity but the author appears to be un-contactable. So here is how this is going to work: the four of us have a link to the edited "finished" product. If you want to listen or download contact one of us and we'll toss you the link. PLEASE DO NOT POST THIS ANYWHERE OR ARCHIVE IT (this is purely on the down low).

In any case, here's the link to the info:
Title: Election Night Fireworks
Author: SamanthaBlue
Reader: Opalsong, Paraka, Cantarina, & Yue_ix
Fandom: Canadian Politics RPF
Pairings: Reader/Justin Trudeau
Rating: Explicit
Length: 11:13
Size: 8.8MB
Summary: Justin Trudeau has just won the election. The two of you celebrate by having the most Canadian sex ever.
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Here are the whiteboard notes from the experimental podfic panel:

and the character voices panel:

Click for full-size images.
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Hey! Can the people who signed up to be on my LIVE Podfic Panel (in the multivoice podfic post) please contact me ASAP on twitter (I'm @Opalsong over there) I need to know if everyone is still interested. I have some info for you and need some info from you and hopefully will have a script to share very soon! 

Ps. If you don't do twitter, a dm here works too.
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For those of you who have never been to GPS's rooms at the Waterbury Building before, finding the right door and the rooms themselves can be a little tricky. Here's a handy map:

If you're driving, the best way is go around to the back of the building, down Van Buren St NE. There's parking up and down it. Use the glass doors marked 1121 C to enter and the rooms will be immediately on your right!

If you're walking or if you're taking the bus, you'll have to walk down to Jackson St NE to enter the building since the street is elevated up to that point. Then just zig zag your way through the Waterbury halls to get to us. Or if you're coming from the North, cross the railroad tracks and head to the glass door entrance 1121 C on Van Buren St NE.

Update!: Bess has made a handy video to further guide you!

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Hey, everyone! Podfication is just TWO WEEKS AWAY and we're busy hammering away at all the logistics, so keep an eye on Twitter and here on the comm for various updates.

We're going to need to buy all the fixings for the free sandwich lunch on Saturday pretty soon. So if you're planning on partaking and have any dietary restrictions, please comment to let us know! We want to accommodate everyone if we can.

Comments are screened.

EDIT: By the way! We're still accepting donations to cover the food costs. Pop over here if you'd like to chip in. :)


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