Over the past few weeks, I've had this niggling little thought zipping around my subconscious nether regions...
"smthng... you're not doing anything useful here and you have no direction".
Nice, eh? Well, I think I might have finally come up with smthng! I met Seth Harwood and a few fans of his in Philly last week and it got me thinking. I know what Seth's up to and I know what Scott Sigler is up to... but I know there's a bunch of other excellent fiction podcasters out there doing stuff that I don't know about.
There are plenty of fiction news sites and plenty of podcasting news sites out there, but I don't know of any that focus on the excellent fiction 'casters (f'casters) out there. I don't want to wade through 2 weeks of someone's general news posts in order to find out what's going on with the handful of pioneer fiction casters out there.
So, my idea is simply to regularly post what the f'casters are planning. Which ones will be at what conventions, when and where one of them is giving a reading or pub crawl, what new projects they are starting up that listeners can contribute to, etc.
If I'm going to be brutally honest about it, I'll have to admit that I'm thinking of starting with 5 or 6 of the big name f'casters that we all know and love... Sigler, Hutchins, Harwood, Tee Morris, Mur Lafferty, and the likes. If they're planning on anything else soon, I may toss in a few others I find particularly interesting... guys like Phil Rossi, Basil Sands, and Nathan Lowell (he's probably a shoe-in... I'm anxiously awaiting Double Share).
I do want to make it clear that this will not be about the podcasts... I can't improve on their stuff and any comments I have on the content would simply be one idiot spouting off. I don't need to tell you what Nocturnal is about... Scott can do that better than I. But, I can tell you that he's doing a book tour right now and should be in Houston on the 11th (personal note: I hate Houston... they rigged the votes for sure... I just can't prove it yet!) I can also tell you that JC is working on Obsidian and looking for YOUR content (Mur has done her part, have you?)... Seth just got back from his book tour... and Tee and Nathan are both up to smthng, but neither one is dropping many hints.
Anyway... that's the kind of stuff that I think needs to be in one place (along with a calendar). I haven't found that place yet, so I'm willing to make it. Yes, it'll be a fair of constant digging around blogs and listening to 'casts on my part, but I do that anyway. ;) So...
Will it make a web site?
More importantly... will it make a web site that's useful?
Anyone is welcome to leave me some thoughts on the matter. If you don't want to leave a public comment, you're also welcome to email... Just click my sig. Thanks!