Show 153: The One From Tom’s Bar Persephone

Tom's Bar PersephoneThank you for downloading another Sending A Wave

This month I continue with the “Firefly” LARP theme and speak with Ryan and Emily from the “Firefly LARP Bay Area” (their Facebook page is here) about their events.

It was a brilliant chat (they got up early on a Saturday!); and the amount of work that is put into these is nothing short of amazing.

If you’re in San Francisco or even visiting and wondering what to do for a day, contact them at fireflylarpplot@gmail.com for dates and place availability.

As always, I hope you will enjoy the show and if you do, you can leave comments here or on our Facebook page or Twitter.

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Stay shiny!

Wendy

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Show 121: The One With A CSTC And The Ball

Welcome to our October show!

Screen shot 2014-10-11 at 17.07.14As the UK is starting to feel the first low temperatures of the season we aim to misbehave… erm.. no, that’s not what I meant to write… force of habit… some words are just meant to be together… so… as I was typing, we aim to warm your heart by talking to two fantastic women who ran or are about to run two great events!

Our first interview was with Phillippa Paterson who was in charge of the 2014 Aberdeen CSTS, you can still view their web page here.

Then Odile got to chat with Mandy Rollins in the run up to the 2014 Browncoat Ball! For more info and tickets click here!

As always, we hope you will enjoy the show and if you do, you can leave comments here or on our Facebook page or Twitter.

You can find our podcast on itunes, here is a direct link to our page.

Of course you can also download the show directly from here! Or listen to us on PLayerFM by clicking here!

Lastly, if you have liked what you have heard, please consider donating a virtual cup of coffee or pint of beer to us via our donate button on the right-hand side.

Until next time

Odile and Wendy

Star Wars Toy Photos Look Amazingly Real

Going through emails this morning, I found a link to this fab SW theme on Awesomer Media by artist Vesa Lehtimaki (aka “Avanaut”):

Star Wars Toy Photos Look Amazingly Real

You can see more of Lehtimaki’s work via his (sorry, I am assuming Vesa is a “him”) Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Avanaut

Seriously fabulous!  Have to say, the shot of the Y-Wings in the snow is my favourite!

August Bonus Show: The One About Meta SciFi

As mentioned, Wendy was (finally!) able to sit down with UK Public Artist/Cultural Archivist, Martin Firrell, to talk about his forthcoming work, “Meta SciFi”.

Unlike his last works, “The Question Inside” and “Hero”, this will be completely available online at the website, www.metascifi.com and will be downloadable via apps.  In the interview, Martin and I talk about what appealed to him about both the characters and the actors who portray them to include them in this new work, why present the work through the use of apps and the internet, using science-fiction as a philosophical “piggy-back” and working with Nathan Fillion for a second time.

We have mentioned this before (and will continue to mention it!), the work also has it’s own Facebook page and you can contribute to the conversation about “living well through American science-fiction television” here.

As always, we hope you will enjoy the show and if you do, you can leave comments here or on our Facebook page or Twitter

You can find our podcast on itunes, here is a direct link to our page, and if you like us please make sure you leave us some feedback!

Of course you can also download the show directly from here!

Wendy and Odile

“Star Wars Uncut” – the ultimate expression of fan “ownership”?

I know that I have already linked this via Twitter, but I think it is worth a post of it’s own.

In 2009, Casey Pugh publically invited “SW” fans to assist him in a project to “remake” “Ep IV: A New Hope” by contributing a recreation of any scene from the original film they wanted however they wanted with the only stipulation that cannot be longer than 15 seconds. Finally the the piece has been released on YouTube and I am wondering if this is arguably the greatest expression of fan “ownership” to date?

I haven’t watched all of it, but I have been utterly impressed by styles, imagery and sheer love that this project shows. I congratulate both Casey Pugh and all the fans that chose to take part and I am sure for every section chosen, there were hundreds of entries, and I certainly do not envy Casey and his associates for the choices they had to make.

Watch for yourself and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have:

Wendy

B3 Remembered – YOUR assistance required

This December marks the fifth anniversary of  possibly one of the saddest and most amazing events to have been experienced by Browncoats; the collapse of the second Flanvention convention and subsequent “Back Up Bash” in Los Angeles in 2006.

I was present that weekend in Burbank, covered the event for Sending A Wave and we will be doing a “B3 Remembered” show in December and that’s where you come in.  Were you also in Burbank that December?  If you know a fellow Browncoat who was there or someone who was part of team that stepped in to salvage the weekend, please spread the word and ask them to contact us at sendingawave@gmail.com because we want to hear from them.

Wendy

Browncoat Wedding, Nottingham 20 August 2011

Nottingham, UK – how appropriate that the haunt of legendary English outlaws should bear witness to a Browncoat wedding?

Regular listeners will remember how Odile and I spoke with Matt and Deb a few months ago who had decided to not only turn their wedding reception into a “Firefly” themed party, but to also cunningly disguise it as a CSTS event.  I’m pleased to say that we attended, met our friend, Simon from Browncoats of Gloucester, along with his friends and had a fabulous time.

I did vidTweet part of their Browncoat vows early this morning.  I apologise for the sound, but it has lens flares – how more “Firefly” do you want to get?  I’m also pleased to add some pics.

Both of us wish Matt and Debs every happiness and thanks that they invited any Browncoat who could get to the venue to join them.

Wendy