Hi, well thanks to Toni and Wendy’s hard work at the convention, I am pleased to tell you that the first part of our two part coverage of the Serenity 3 convention at London Heathrow is now online! The girls talk to a number of fellow attendees (some of them sober!) covering the Friday and Saturday night!
You can subscribe to the show using the RSS feed to the right, or you can download the new episode directly by clicking here.
The second part, covering the Sunday, will be available tomorrow evening.
The convention has ended! And what a convention it’s been; the organisor, Sean Harry and the Starfury team have outdone themselves on this occasion.
We’ve had a great time talking to as many fans as would speak to us – thank you very much.
We’re tired and there is still much drinking to be done.
Listen, enjoy and we hope we’ve been able to give a soundbite to the weekend.
Here’s to Serenity 4 in Glasgow in March 2007!
Toni and Wendy
As you have read from the other blogs, Toni and I are at Serenity 3 over the weekend. Unfortunately (as they tend to) things haven’t exactly gone to the all-so-glorious plan that we had worked out beforehand. The main culprit has been alcohol – I was up until 2am after consuming a fair amount of beer and champagne (and almost managing to get chucked out of the con’s “meet and greet”). Toni has been more sedate, crashing out just before midnight (how she’s going to cope at DragonCon 2007 is a complete mystery to me!), but I think she could have drank more than me – she certainly was drunk before I was! We are taping fan reactions and some fan interviews, but we are respecting Starfury policy of not recording any of the guest talks.
We have had three guest surprises during the convention: Michael Fairman – yes, Niska himself, Nector Rose – Lenore in “SERENITY” and Christina Hendricks – Saffron, thankfully we didn’t scare her off as Serenity 2 was her first convention. All the guests have given entertaining talks on the first full day of the con and we expect the second day (Sunday) to be no different.
Unfortunately, Morena is having to leave this evening due to work requirements and everyone is agreed that it was great that she still agreed to join us.
At this stage we are still planning on “something” live-ish during the con – stay tuned!
Wendy and Toni are at Serenity 3 right now and we were due to have our first live show covering events on Friday, however no one is being allowed to record the panel discussions and as a result we have less material than we were hoping to get.
Because of this, we feel that putting out half a show would be a lacklustre way of covering the event so we will wait until Show Two (scheduled for Sunday 17th) to bring you news from the Con.
It All Looks So Shiny! (well it will eventually)
On a seperate matter, you will probably notice that we have started to make some changes to the look of the site and jazz it up a bit, although it would appear that our blog hosts are having some issues with thier templates at the moment so if things don’t look quite right, please bear with us.
And don’t forget to subscribe to our podfeed for Sunday’s show: http//www.futilityradio.com/sawlist.xml
Having talked at length this evening, Toni & Wendy (who present the show) have agreed with Andrew and Mike (producers) that we will present the following shows over the course of the convention:
Friday, 15th September: Show One
This will cover the opening ceremony that takes place on Friday 15th and any other interviews we can do.
Sunday, 17th September: Show Two
This will cover the events on Saturday 16th. As yet no timetable has been published, so we won’t know until Friday what will be going on.
Monday, 18th September: Show Three
This will cover Sunday 17th. As above, we don’t know the timetable but it is a fair bet that this show will include the closing ceremony!
Wendy and Toni are attending the whole event, and we hope to bring the highlights of it to you. We will try to talk to as many fans as we can, and bring you as much other info as posssible. So if you are going and you run into them, make sure you say “Hi.”
The timetable is all subject to change – your best bet is to subscribe to the feed:
and just see what happens!
The new trailer, which tells listeners about our intention to cover the Serenity 3 Convention in Heathrow, has been added to the podcast feed. You get to find out Wendy’s favourite alcoholic beverage, and that she can’t remember web addresses!
Both Wendy and Toni will be at Serenity 3, doing some interviews and round table discussions, so if you are there and you see two suspicious looking people with microphones, introduce yourselves. If you are not going, we will be covering the event on Sending a Wave, exact details of what we are planning will be here on the site in the next few days.