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CLICK TO REGISTER FOR PODFICATION! - OCT. 19-20, 2019

What is Podfication?
An informal, two day convention for podfic creators and listeners! Join us in Minneapolis for hanging out, discussion, and recording.

When and where will it happen?
October 19th & 20th, 2019 at the Geek Partnership Society's Event Horizon community center, rooms 106 & 107 within the Waterbury Building which is large, red and hard to miss. (1121 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413)

Where can I stay if this isn't at a hotel?
The Event Horizon center is a convenient bus ride from downtown Minneapolis, which has many hotels. There may also be locals who can accommodate a few people, at their discretion. We encourage finding roommates and renting some local Airbnb's within walking distance of the venue, which has worked out wonderfully in past years! Visit the Lodgings Finder post to connect with people looking for roommates for the weekend.

What's the Event Horizon center like?
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 is possible, and one for panels. We also have access to a small kitchenette. Public restrooms are just down the hall and parking is free.

I have a question about accessibility.
We want to accommodate any accessibility needs that we can. You can find our accessibility guide here. If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us.

Do I have to be over 18 to attend?
Yes, since discussions can be of a mature nature, we ask that attendees are 18 years of age or older. Children under age 1 are welcome in the con space as long as they are attended by their parent/guardian.

Who's running this show?
[personal profile] revolutionaryjo and [personal profile] bessyboo are your co-conchairs, 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!

How do I register?
You can register using a variety of payment types here for $50.00 + $3.08 Eventbrite fee (USD). This is an unavoidable increase over prior years due to increasing costs associated with our venue. Everybody wants to live in NE Minneapolis, what can I tell you.

Can I purchase a supporting membership or donate?
We don't have a lot to offer you beyond endless thanks, but we'll happily mail you a copy of the programming guide after the convention if you chip in at least $25.00 USD. The best means of payment is via PayPal to podfication at gmail dot com. (If you'd like us to mail you that programming guide, please include your postal address in the notes!) If PayPal is a no-go, reach out and we'll figure out another way.

Do you have a scholarship program I can donate to?
You are a world class human being, friend. If you'd like to donate to cover the cost of registration for someone, the best way is to PayPal $50 per donated registration to podfication at gmail dot com. Be sure to note for us that what you're sending is a scholarship, or we'll assume it to be a general donation. If you can't do PayPal, reach out to us and we'll figure another way.

Do you have a scholarship program I can apply for?
Hopefully! We'll make a post here as soon as any scholarship donations are received for folks to claim via screened comment, along with more details.

More questions?
We'll be periodically updating this community as time goes on with more information. In the meantime, if you want to ask us a question directly, send over an email (podfication at gmail), a tweet (@podfication), an ask at podfication.tumblr.com, or drop us a comment here. We look forward to hearing from you!

2019 Lodgings Finder Post

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

There are quite a few hotels in downtown Minneapolis that are an easy bus ride away from the Waterbury building/GPS Event Horizon Community Center. 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 for planning your bus route.

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

Locals, if you have some guest rooms or couch space you're able to spare, please post to let folks know! Any space available at an individual's home is at their discretion, of course.

Save the Date: Podfication 2019!

Mark it down on your calendars, we'll be hosting Podfication October 19-20, 2019!

Registration is forthcoming. Keep an eye on this space for details.
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[personal profile] shmaylor2019-01-12 01:38 pm

Podfic Party Games

Thanks everyone for all of your creativity during the Podfic Party Games panel at Podfication 2018!

It would be wonderful to get a list of the rules for the games we created so we can play them at podficcer meetups. If you remember the rules from specific games, share them in a comment! Or if you have ideas for games we brainstormed but didn't make rules for, share those too!

This is the whiteboard with all the games we brainstormed. The ones we made rules for are circled.



image description- three columns of text on a whiteboard
column 1:
Never Have I Ever (circled)
CAH
marshmallow mouth
Podfic truth or dare
Pictionary, Charades (both circled with an arrow pointing to "act or draw!")
Mafia or wereworlf
running dictation
HORSE
column 2:
twister
spin the bottle
musical chairs
geography
RPG cards
slash game
BS card game
BS word game (circled)
telephone
red flags (circled)
scrabble
guess who (circled
column 3:
simon says
red light/green light
risk
AO3 wiki spiral
tic tac toe
popcorn
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[personal profile] pi2018-11-04 03:42 pm

Guess That Voice Podfics 2018

Aethel [1-D] Louis Tomlinson and the Upstairs Neighbour
Aethel [DW/Torchwood] glass of time
Akaihyou [MCU] Finding Our Place
Akaihyou [MCU] Repair
Anatsuno [TeenWolf] fuck-you money
Ande [MCR] twisting fate
Ande [MCR] Work Husband
growlery [BFU] always keep em on a leash by angelsaves
RJCreighton [YoI] Allegretto by Angelsaves
Annapods [Les Mis] Foux du Fafa
Bessyboo [Flash_DC Legends of Tomorrow] Speed Dial 1 (for Supernatural)
Bessyboo [SW] From Orbit
Blackglass [Black Panther] rhythms of unseen drums
Blackglass [Critical Role] when the moon is round and full
cantarina [ST-DS9] The Trouble With Miles
cantarina [YOI] In Which Yuuri Is a Good Boy
exmanhater [LOTR] Numberless the ways, and imperceptible
exmanhater [Oceans 8] the great escape
forzando ST - Some Translation Required 
forzandopod [DCU] Cover Story
Hananobira [Hikaru no Go] A Proof By Contradiction (Eight Primary Sources) 
idellaphod [H50] promise
issweedan [SW] Shape-Changer (Double Agent Vader 1)
Isweedan [Dragon Age] Paws for Thought
ItsaDrizzit [Dragon Age] In Flight
ItsaDrizzit [Football RPF] Vergolden uns diesen Tag
Juice817 [SPN RPF] Common Knowledge
KDHeart [YOI] Imagery
klb [Crazy Ex-Girlfriend] Ocean of Knowledge
klb [Les Mis] these things take time
knight_tracer [Star Wars] Snapchats from Coruscant
lattice_frames [Temeraire] The Reward of Service
lattice-frames [Society of Gentlemen] The Ruin of Francis Webster, MP
Lazulus [HP] Timeshare
litrapod [Supergirl] wingwoman
litrapod [The Flash] First Impressions
Lunate8 [SW Rebels] Rebel Mission Report 2089 or Aliens Made Them Do It
lunate8 [WTNV] California Zephyr
lunchee_munchee [YOI] (don't) Give a Damn
Marianas [S&A] unreal until experienced
Marianas [S&A] Were he not Romeo call'd
miss_marina95 [Marvel] Rusted Wheel (Or How the Civil War Might Have Ended)
miss_marina95 [Marvel] Stars Come Down in You
momotastic [ROL] The Art of Negotiation
Opalsong [FMA] Son of the Desert
Opalsong [HP] Percy Weasley and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
paraka [MCU] carry away my dead leaves 
podfic_lover [Leverage] Different Ways to Be a Girl
quietnight [Witcher] Cursed
Reena Jenkins (SV) The Alien Who Loved Me
Reena_Jenkins [Lev/HP] Parker and the Marauding Job by angel saves
revolutionaryjo [Black Sails] Stories in Rings
revolutionaryjo [Buzzfeed Unsolved] Out of Control with Ryan
Rhea314 [Integrate] confirmation bias
Rhea314 [xxxholic] The Professor's Wife
Rindle [HP] Never Have I Ever
Rindle [HP] The Only Force
shmaylor [MCU] Heaven and Hell were words to me
Shmaylor [SW-R1] Five Things That Happened to Rogue One After Scarif
sisi_rambles [My Hero Aca] Connoisseurs of Comfort
sisi_rambles [My Hero Aca] Problem Solver
Sophinisba [Merlin] Listen, Learn
stripedbowties [Merlin] But It's a Good Refrain
the24thkey [Haikyuu!] no room for pretend
wingedwords [MCU] On Your Right
wingedwords [Star Trek] Off the Record
zoebug [TAZ] unreliable narrator

Podfication Live Performances 2018

Here are all of our live performances from Podfication 2018! Thank you everyone who attended and participated.

The combined live recording is also available on AO3 for your listening pleasure.

A Tale of Valhalla
Read By: Shmaylor
Written By: LadyByakko
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/4050010
Fandom(s): Mad Max Fury Road
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: There is a tale told of the times of old, when the First Green Place was saved by the Sisters, and the Dread Immortal died without rising. There is a tale told, of the Mad One and Furiosa.


Post-its
Read By: Litra
Written By: nirejseki
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/6636685
Fandom(s): Legends of Tomorrow
Pairing or Gen: Mick Rory/Leonard Snart
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: Memory erasure
Summary: Removing little Leo from his timeline begins to have an impact on adult Len & Mick.


Who Gives an F About the Oxford Comma?: Case Studies in the Ultimate Ensemble Hypothesis of Multiple Universes
Read By: sisi_rambles
Written By: lalalalalawhy
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/5198435
Fandom(s): Oxford Comma Example Sentences
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Anything that can be described will be described, and, more than that, likely exists somewhere. That’s just how probability works.


Good Night? Bad Night?
Read By: bessyboo & blackglass
Written By: calenlily
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/289082
Fandom(s): Texts From Last Night
Pairing or Gen: Original Character/Original Character
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Mentions of sex acts
Summary: Two roommates with very different lifestyles relate their respective experiences one Friday night.


The Habits of Courting Birds
Read By: reena_jenkins
Written By: heartslogos
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/1006969
Fandom(s): DCU (Comics), Young Justice (Cartoon), Batman (Comics)
Pairing or Gen: Tim Drake/Roy Harper
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Tim in uncertain if he's embarrassed, amused, excited, or annoyed. (Tim and Roy flirt via science puns and chemistry jokes.)


could not make a wookiee intimidating
Read By: Opalsong
Written By: QueenWithABeeThrone
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/8554348
Fandom(s): Star Wars
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Anakin Skywalker's terrible luck strikes again at the worst time.


Care and Feeding of Your Janet
Read By: Lunate8 and revolutionaryjo
Written By: samalander
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/13134345
Fandom(s): The Good Place
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Please read this guide carefully before activating your Janet.


Colonel Sportacus Champitor Crimson the Second
Read By: blackglass
Written By: hylian_reptile
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/11298240/chapters/25278363
Fandom(s): Red vs Blue
Pairing or Gen: Gen, implied Grif/Simmons
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Blue Team finds a dog exploding their base and eating their porn mags so they pawn it off on Red Team. Simmons is less than impressed with this rival for Sarge's attention. An abridged retelling of the relationship between Simmons and Sonny the Dog.


WAFFLE OR WAFFLE NOT: LIVE STREAM 8 — HEY I JUST MET YOU / AND THIS IS CRAZY / BUT HERE’S A WAFFLE / SO CALL ME MAYBE
Read By: bessyboo, cantarina, exmanhater, forzandopod, opalsong, and reena_jenkins
Written By: heartequals
Text URL: N/A - Audio Only
Fandom(s): Star Wars (Prequels)
Pairing or Gen: Anakin/Obi-Wan/Padme
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Hey everyone, I’m Anakin Skywalker, and this is a Waffle or Waffle Not live stream! I’ll be answering questions and more importantly, waffling a great meal for my drunk loved ones and Quinlan.


A Possible Future for the Hot Dog Saga
Read By: cantarina
Written By: cantarina
Text URL: N/A - Audio Only
Fandom(s): Buzzfeed Unsolved
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Our evening's entertainment concluded, I now welcome you to the part of the live show we call the Hotdaga.

Volunteers Needed

It's that time again. A few wheels are still in motion, but we know where we need the rest of our volunteers. If you're down for helping with any of these tasks please let us know!

FRIDAY AFTERNOON
If you're in town and free on Friday, we could use 2-3 people to help set up our rooms! 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. We'll meet up at the venue at 4:30pm for this before proceeding to the Friday dinner.

SATURDAY 8AM
If it turns out we aren't able to do Friday setup of the rooms, we'll need 2-3 folks at the venue at 8am to make it all happen before the con kicks off at 9am. It'll be moving chairs, setting up the panel and recording rooms, etc.

SATURDAY 11:30AM
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 12:50pm!

SATURDAY 7PM
We'll need 2-3 people to make sure 106A is in shape for Live Performances! This will be mostly putting chairs into rows.

SUNDAY 6PM
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. EXTREME THANKS IN ADVANCE!

Podfication 2018 Scholarship

Hi friends! We've received a scholarship donation to cover the cost of registration for the 2018 convention. If you've been hesitating to join us because of the cost, now is your chance.

In order to apply please reply to this post with your full name, online handle (if different from the logged in account you are posting from, otherwise no need), and an email where we can contact you. All comments will be screened.

This will be by the honor system, so please only apply if it will be the difference between attending the con and not for you this year.

There is of course only a short window before the con happens, so this post will only be open through end of day Wednesday, October 17. We will use a random number generator to select a recipient, and will notify them on the 18th.
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[personal profile] cantarina2018-10-06 01:51 pm

Land Acknowledgement

Hi everyone,

If we don't already know each other, I'm cantarina, or Kit. I'm a white person organizing this year's land acknowledgement!

If you're an Indigenous person attending this year's podfication and would like a say in and/or to be involved in the land acknowledgement, I'd welcome your contribution. You can contact me in the comments here, or if you'd rather do it privately, by emailing me at cantarinapodfics (at) gmail (dot) com

Thanks and see you all soon :D
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[personal profile] bessyboo2018-10-04 10:35 pm

The Unofficial Official Off-Site Friday & Sunday Dinners!

Friends! Countrypeople! Fellow podfic lovers! As many of you know, we host off-site dinners the night before the con & last night of the con. We need you to RSVP in advance to say if you're coming.

It's important that we get an accurate headcount so that we don't overwhelm the restaurant staff. Due to limited space, we can't accommodate plus-ones at the Friday night dinner, it is for con attendees only; however, plus ones/others locals are welcome at the Sunday dinner.

INFO!

Friday Night Dinner
October 19th @ 6:00 P.M
Location: Domo Gastro, 1032 3rd Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
www.domogastro.com
Domo Gastro is just a couple blocks south of the Waterbury building with on site and street parking available. Don't wait for the whole group to arrive to go ahead and order/get your food. The kitchen can stagger the meal preparation that way. (This is also where the Friday night dinner was last year.)

Sunday Night Dinner
October 21nd @ 6:30 P.M.
Location: Hell's Kitchen, 80 South 9th Street, Minneapolis MN 55402
www.hellskitcheninc.com
Hell's Kitchen is located in downtown Minneapolis with a parking ramp immediately next door and limited street parking available. This is the same location we've always held the Sunday dinner.

PLEASE RSVP HERE BY END OF DAY OCTOBER 15TH

Let us know if you have any quesitons!
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[personal profile] lunate82018-09-11 06:39 pm

In-Person Podfic Love Fest 2018

Time to prepare for our Third 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.

Interested?

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.

We'll likely have 90 minutes for this event, which means we can have 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. To submit clips, please email them to sekritproject@gmail.com along with the information listed below. Submissions will stay open through Sunday, September 30th.

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

Podficcer:
Story title:
Fandom:
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:


EXAMPLE
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: archiveofourown.org/works/######
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!

Live Performance Sign-Ups 2018

Live performance sign-ups for 2018 are now open!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

Please read the rules below as there's a minor change from last year to be aware of.

This event is a chance for anyone who'd like to do a reading for a live audience at the convention. 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 15 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 Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:59pm CST.

Any questions, just let us know! Drop us a comment, tweet (@podfication), ask (podfication.tumblr.com), or email (podfication at gmail).
[personal profile] velocitym12018-08-23 08:50 pm

Podfication Raffle

 Hello Podfication Friends

I would like to announce a new addition to this year's Podfication lineup. In addition to all the wonderful panels that our glorious mods are putting together this year will host the first ever Podfication Charity Raffle, organized by Litra.

The proceeds will go towards the American Foundation for the Blind (or the charity of your choice) to provide more audiobooks to more people.

The prizes, well that's where you come in.

In addition to fandom merchandise, crafting goodies, and audio equipment, I am collecting prize donations from anyone who is interested in contributing. The more prizes we have the more people will win! Both Tangable and intangable prizes are welcome, and a post will go up for intangible donations closer to the event.

More information on the details will be coming down the pipeline as we grow closer to the event.

If you're interested in donating tangible prizes contact our mods or me directly on Twitter @litrapod or by email at Kalinda.little@gmail.com with the subject Podfication Raffle. 

Thanks All. let's make this year an amazing one.

Panel Requests 2018

Panel requests for 2018 are now open! Click here!

We're accepting submissions up through Saturday September 6, 2018 @ 11:59pm CDT.

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! Or let us know and we can put the call out on social media for you.

  • 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!

2018 Lodgings Finder Post

For folks not in easy driving distance of the Twin Cities, you can use this post to find roommates to share a hotel room/Airbnb with, or connect up with 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 for planning your bus route.

Many people in previous years have stayed in groups in Airbnbs near the venue, which has 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. :)

As always: 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 post to let folks know! Any space available at an individual's home is at their discretion, of course.

Podfication 2018 FAQ

REGISTER FOR PODFICATION 2018 HERE!


What is Podfication?
An informal convention for podfic creators and listeners! Join us in Minneapolis for our third year of hanging out, discussion, and recording.

When and where is this thing?
October 20th & 21st, 2018 at the Geek Partnership Society's Event Horizon community center. (1121 Jackson St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413)

So kind of like a convention?
Exactly like a convention! But our events take place at the Geek Partnership Society's community center rooms rather than in a conventional hotel.

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 encourage finding roommates and renting some local Airbnb's within walking distance of the venue, which has worked out wonderfully the last couple years! You can check the Lodgings Finder post to help find roommates for the weekend.

Geek Community Center, huh? That sounds kind of neat.
Yes! And it is! 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.

But let us manage your expectations a bit. 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 so sound can and will bleed between the rooms and from outside. It's not perfect, especially for recording, but it is a space we can all gather and talk about all things podfic for a reasonable cost!

I have a question about accessibility.
We want to accommodate any accessibility needs that we can! You can find our accessibility guide here. If you have any concerns or questions, please reach out to us.

Are you gonna talk about the *whispers* fanfictions?
You bet we are. And since those discussions can be of a mature nature, we ask that attendees are 18 years of age or older. Children under age 1 are welcome in the con space as long as they are attended by their parent/guardian since they are unlikely to be adversely affected by discussions around the nuances of the omegaverse, MPREG, and the one where they're shrimp.

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 using a variety of payment types here for $42.00 + $2.71 Eventbrite fee (USD).

I can't make it, but I think what you guys are doing is rad as heck and I want to contribute!
*through tears* Bro. BRO. Get in touch with us using one of the options below and we'll figure out how to make that happen. You're a superstar.

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, if you want to ask us a question directly, shoot us an email (podfication at gmail), send us a tweet (@podfication), an ask at podfication.tumblr.com, or drop us a comment here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Podfication Live Performances 2017

Here are all of our live performances from Podfication 2017! Thank you everyone who attended and participated!

The combined live recording is also now available on AO3 for your listening pleasure. Please 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.


Reputation
Read By: miss_marina95, paraka
Written By: copperbadge
Text URL: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2261154
Fandom(s): Avengers (616)
Pairing or Gen: Steve/Tony
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Steve thinks Iron Man is trading sexual favors to Tony Stark for perks for the Avengers, and he's determined to protect his teammate.


Please Act Now To Claim Your Prize
Read By: sisi_rambles
Written By: Antarctica_or_bust
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/748104
Fandom(s): The Hobbit
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Thorin's invitation sounds like a Nigerian Prince letter and everyone thinks it's a scam


Save the Last Dance
Read By: cantarina & zigzaglurkswag
Written By: cookinguptales
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/6057805
Fandom(s): The Muppet Show
Pairing or Gen: Beaker/Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Beaker's puns may be a little too esoteric for At The Dance, but they're just fine in the lab.


Finn/Rey/Poe tumblr not!fic aka the married by food AU aka the space potato AU
Read By: shmaylor
Written By: suzukiblu
Text URLs: http://suzukiblu.tumblr.com/post/142745731502/on-jakku-giving-people-food-freely-ie-as-a-gift & http://suzukiblu.tumblr.com/post/143654593027/you-you-beautiful-human-that-fic-thing-about-the
Fandom(s): Star Wars (The Force Awakens)
Pairing or Gen: Finn/Rey/Poe
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: on jakku giving people food freely (i.e. as a gift with no expectation of return) and saying its a gift is how they propose marriage. Giving different food back is how you accept. Rey in the resistance is SO CONFUSED. Why are you all into polygamy resistance people. Everyone is proposing to me. Im flattered general but really jfc where did this come from. I don't even know you random mechanic #6! Oh.... poe/finn... thank you for the apple. Would you like a space potato?


You Can Hear It In the Silence
Read By: blackglass
Written By: waldorph
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/2774723
Fandom(s): MCU, Brooklyn Nine Nine
Pairing or Gen: Mostly gen, background Sam Wilson/Rosa Diaz
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: When CAPTAIN AMERICA walks into the precinct, Jake staples his finger and doesn't realize it for like, six hours. He can only be happy that Scully and Hitchcock leave every day they can at 4:48pm so that they couldn't bring shame upon the family.


what hoodies are made of
Read By: Opalsong
Written By: pissedofsandwich
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/9059233
Fandom(s): Yuri on Ice
Pairing or Gen: Yuri/Otabek
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Let it be known that Yuri Plisetsky is killed by his first friend, and possibly, if given more time—and if he could just admit it deep down in his heart that yes, he has a crush on Otabek the size of St. Petersburg—his first boyfriend, during the exhibition gala of Trophee de France. Oh, what's the murder weapon, you ask? The goddamn hoodie. Or: Otabek dresses sexy for his EX Gala and Yuri loses his shit.


The L Word
Read & Written By: sophinisba
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/45732
Fandom(s): Harry Potter
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Lots of words begin with the letter "L" and Luna's name is easily alliterated.


The magic is change
Read By: Annapods
Written By: jottingprosaist
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/8755198
Fandom(s): Fairy Tales
Pairing or Gen: Gen, cursed girl/woodswoman
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Then the witch. The woman uncontrolled, the woman powerful, the woman terrible. She comes and she brings fear and magic. The magic is change. "I curse you, girl," she says. "When you receive true love's first kiss, you will become a monster. You will be huge and terrible, a threat to all. You will have terror in your face and death in your hands."


Close to Home (Excerpt from Chapter 6)
Read By: reena_jenkins, bessyboo, forzandopod, & vassalady
Written By: iesika
Text URL: http://iesika.livejournal.com/74331.html
Fandom(s): DCU
Pairing or Gen: Gen
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: Discussion of homophobia, brief mention of hate crimes
Summary: This is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of Close to Home, a DCU fic about Superboy investigating the murder of a boy at his high school, that takes place in the Teen Titans Tower.


Any Thoughts On Elf Sexuality
Read By: marianas
Written By: ozymandias271
URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/5604490
Fandom(s): Lord of the Rings
Pairing or Gen: Legolas/Gimli
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Any thoughts on elf sexuality? Only ALL OF THEM


How the Younglings Sticked It to Palpatine
Read By: forzandopod
Written By: tumblr
Text URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gAbyh6OBo1CUIOwvi-f6fKdlMNk4TSQ0CcXukhOs4Zc/edit?usp=sharing
Fandom(s): Star Wars Prequels
Pairing or Gen: Background Anakin/Padme
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: Centuries from now, historians will tell people about the events that led up to the End of the Clone Wars and everyone will say: What?! Really?? Did you just make that up? (Or how the younglings of the Third Floor of the Jedi Temple succeeded from the Republic to form the new state of Crechestan)


Paper Jam
Read By: cantarina
Written By: Beckingham, litra
Text URL: https://archiveofourown.org/works/5692876
Fandom(s): Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Pairing or Gen: Finn/Poe Dameron
Rating: Teen and Up
Warnings: No standardized warnings apply
Summary: "Someone keeps printing out cute cat pictures/messages on my wireless printer and I'm determined to find out whom" AU

How to watch the Clone Wars so you can then watch Rebels, in thirty steps or less: A Guide

I believe I promised this special cut of the Clone Wars during the Pimp My Fandom panel. Enjoy!

The Clone Wars: The Lady Cut

(And then come yell with me about Rebels when you get to it :D)

Music in Podfic Panel

Thanks everyone who was able to make it to the Music in Podfic panel moderated by myself and bessyboo!

You can grab a copy of the presentation slides in PDF format here. The clips of course will not be playable but you can find the URLs to the originals and a whole slew of recs in the handout, also in PDF format.

A couple potentially useful pages brought up at the panel:
- Freegal is a public library service (at least in the US) that allows free music downloads via participating libraries.
- freesound.org is great for instrumental tracks, not just sound effects.

And someone mentioned something about a Garage Band link that has escaped my now mostly illegible notes, so if you've got that handy drop it in the comments!

And a modly by-the-by, if anyone else would like to post notes from their panels to the DW comm here, you're more than welcome to do so. :)