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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
5:42 pm
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Promo
We've been away for a little while...

...But we're coming back!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/prometheus/Promo.mp3

Current Mood: excited
Sunday, October 21st, 2007
8:06 pm
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We're baaaaaaaack.....!
Well, after our summer hiatus, the Prometheus Radio Theatre Podcast is now back in action.

In an effort to keep all of us a little more sane this season (especially Steve/cnvarbiter...), we are going to be a bit more laid-back with our release schedule. So we may not have a new offering every Friday of every week, but we do have a lot lined up for our new season.

Also, the final chapter of my reading of Star Surgeon is now up at podiobooks. I hope you'll check it out if you haven't already. Also at podiobooks is cnvarbiter's Taken Liberty and his reading of Badge of Infamy.

As always, we hope to hear from you...!

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, September 4th, 2007
10:05 pm
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Some Announcements
Prometheus is very happy to announce that we have just been given the 2007 Parsec Award for Best Audio Drama (Long Form).

We also recently created an account on MySpace. So if you are also a MySpace person, then please check us out and add us as a friend.

Current Mood: pleased
Tuesday, August 14th, 2007
8:05 am
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Usually I only do a post every 2 or so months, but I thought it would be good to make this announcement. Prometheus Radio Theatre is one of the finalists for a 2007 Parsec Award for Best Audio Drama (Long Form including Independents)! Some folks who work with Prometheus Radio Theatre will be at Dragon*Con for other reasons and will likely send word shortly after the envelope is opened. Regardless, we are very pleased to be included in the group of final nominees.

Current Mood: pleased
Monday, August 13th, 2007
4:32 pm
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Another Outlet
Prometheus is getting a myspace page going. If you're on myspace, please consider giving us an add or comment there... Thanks!

http://www.myspace.com/prometheusradiotheatre

Current Mood: productive
Friday, June 15th, 2007
12:42 pm
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June News
Greetings Prometheus fans on LJ! There's a couple of announcements I wanted to make...

More Arbiter Chronicles are showing up in our weekly podcast with the episode "Divergence" now having the first part made available this morning. It's only natural that the more one does something the better they get, and to my ear (although I am biased, of course) I think that shows in this newest offering. I think we are continuing to just plain get better at this whole audio thing, and I hope I'm not alone.

Also, I personally just recently completed an unabridged reading of Star Surgeon by Alan E. Nourse which was just cataloged on LibriVox. You can download it and listen for free, even:

http://librivox.org/star-surgeon-by-alan-edward-nourse/

Also look for Steve's (cnvarbiter's) reading of Badge of Infamy on LibriVox, and his reading of Taken Liberty on podiobooks.com, should the whim strike you.

Thanks for listening, and as always we'd love to hear from folks....

Current Mood: bouncy
Wednesday, May 16th, 2007
9:17 am
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Prometheus to Perform at Balticon
Prometheus Radio Theatre is scheduled to perform at Balticon 41 (Yes, that's a 41... it speaks more about the "venerable" status of this convention than anything I can say...) on Sunday, May 27th, at approximately 6:00pm. For this performance, Prometheus takes on a Southern railway ghost story called Night Train Through Maco, written by Steven H. Wilson (cnvarbiter). Come and have a listen!

Also, Prometheus' recent podcast offering of the first half of a public domain Edgar Rice Burroughs story from Jungle Tales of Tarzan, read by Steve, has gotten a notable wave of new listeners, which we are very pleased about. If any newbies are out there, we'd love to hear from you either here or on the Prometheus blog page on Libsyn.

Current Mood: excited
Wednesday, February 14th, 2007
10:24 pm
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Farpoint This Weekend
Prometheus Radio Theatre will be performing at the Farpoint science fiction convention this Friday evening. We shall be doing a Star Trek Original Series script called "Living in the Shadows" which chronicles Captain Sulu's last mission on the Excelsior. (I have the totally intimidating task of providing the voice for Captain Sulu....) For this performance we are pleased to announce that we will be joined by Richard Hatch from Battlestar Gallactica and Suzie Plakson from ST:TnG and Enterprise. So those in the Baltimore Area (or even close by) may wish to come on out. Other major guests at the con include Ron Glass from Firefly & Serenity and Harve Bennett. Provided the appropriate permissions are obtained, we are planning to podcast this performance in the near future on our regular weekly podcast show.

PRT has also helped put together a brand new Fan Media Track for Farpoint this year. Here's a sample of folks who will be attending:

Jared Axelrod - The Voice of Free Planet X
J.R. Blackwell - 365 Tomorrows
The Command Line
Paul Fischer - ADD Cast and Balticon Podcasts
Martha Holloway - ADD Cast and Balticon Podcasts
Jack Mangan - Jack Mangan's Deadpan
Tee Morris - Morevi and Podiobooks.com
Panic Struck Productions
Starship Farragut - Premiering their pilot episode!
Star Trek: New Voyages
Lance Woods - Superhuman Times

Current Mood: geeky
Monday, December 4th, 2006
10:18 am
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Podcasting Landmark
We're very pleased to announce that we just broke 100,000 downloads of Prometheus podcasts! Older archived podcasts are still having consistent numbers for downloads, so we're also pleased that a good chunk of new listeners are going back and checking out previous shows.

As always, we'd love to hear some comments!

Current Mood: excited
Monday, November 6th, 2006
10:25 am
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SuperHuman Times
Comic fans might enjoy listening to our brand new series, SuperHuman Times.

http://prometheus.libsyn.com

'nuff said... :)

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, October 25th, 2006
9:30 am
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Saturday Show Reminder
Prometheus is performing live with The Boogie Knights this Saturday, October 28th from 6pm to 8pm at The Oak Run Recital Hall of The Maryland Academy of Music in Columbia, MD. (See www.marylandpiano.com for location information)

CLICK HERE for the flyer.

Please call and reserve tickets today! We're trying to get an accurate count of numbers since the audience is limited to 60.

410-997-8388, x103. Ask for Scott.

We hope to see you listening to us on Saturday!! :)

Current Mood: hopeful
Wednesday, October 11th, 2006
12:34 pm
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Halloween Show!
Prometheus Radio Theatre and The Boogie Knights will be having a special 2 hour Halloween Show in The Maryland Academy of Music's Oak Run Recital Hall, located on Red Branch Road in Columbia, Maryland, on October 28th, from 6pm - 8pm. Tickets are just $5.00 and seating is limited. To purchase advance tickets by credit card, please call 410-997-8388, Extension 103 and ask for Scott.

Current Mood: excited
Friday, September 22nd, 2006
12:54 pm
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Podcast Season 2
Last week Prometheus Radio Theatre returned to start our second Podcast season with a special compilation episode created by Steve Wilson (cnvarbiter) as a Chapter Zero prequel to Taken Liberty. Today we uploaded the first of the three part mini-series for the Arbiter Chronicles episode 'Adventure 354' featuring our special celebrity guests: Bob Bergen, Kathy Garver, Jeffrey Combs, Tony Amendola, and Lolita Fatjo.

We hope you'll give us a listen....!

Current Mood: pleased
Tuesday, July 18th, 2006
1:42 am
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Summer Update
Just a quick update to check in with folks. Prometheus podcasts (see prometheuspod) are on a summer hiatus for the moment. So now is your chance to get caught up if you've fallen a bit behind. Working backwards we just finished our episode "Praise the Titanic" hosted by Eli Senter who provides the voice for Sestus Blaurich and we were also joined by Ian Bonds (insane_ian). Previous to that was our episode "Dreamer" which was hosted by our producer Cindy Woods who also provides voice talent for many characters in the series. Of course we also had Dave Keefer (theo_knight) as the voice of Captain Atal. Previous to these two episodes was the fantastic 19 part reading of an abridged version of the first Arbiter Chronicles novel Taken Liberty read by author Steven Wilson (cnvarbiter). Our current break will be short and we have some studio work to do and some other episodes to get caught up on, but we will be back you can be sure. We're very proud of our first podcast season, and we hope everyone enjoys listening as much as we have enjoyed this outlet for our work. Special thanks to The Radio Memories Network and libsyn.com!

We are currently planning to do another live performance of Dead Aaron which was performed at Balticon. Right now we're shooting for a Halloween performance at the Maryland Academy of Music recital hall in Columbia, MD. Keep watching for details as they develop.

Thanks for listening! Give us a shout and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear from listeners!

Current Mood: pleased
Wednesday, May 24th, 2006
11:52 am
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Balticon Performance
Prometheus Radio Theatre will be performing this weekend at Balticon on Sunday, May 28th, somewhere in the 6pm-7pm arena. As convention schedules are usually rather elastic at best, be sure to check in to confirm the time and the room/location if you are attending the convention and wish to come to the performance.

We are performing a fun piece called "Dead Aaron" which is a little different than our more usual Arbiter Chronicles episodes. It's basically a story about a stubborn coot in a small country town who doesn't let a little thing like being dead stop him from having his supper at 5pm like he usually does. This is an old ghost story which has appeared in collections and was even adapted into a kids book at one point. Our audio production features a custom-made instrument to simulate the sound of a dancing skeleton.

Come have a listen!

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, February 28th, 2006
11:04 pm
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Several Bits of Exciting News
We have some pretty nifty news to share:

You can now purchase Prometheus Radio Theatre productions as a download through soundsgood.com! Please see our web page for specific links for each production.

Also, Steve (cnvarbiter) has been asked to write a radio play for the 40th Anniversary Star Trek celebration! Although details are still getting worked out, the expectation here is for it to be performed by the celebrity guests, with the current list of confirmed guests being: Nichelle Nichols, George Takei (whom we've had the pleasure of having as a guest voice for us already), Walter Koenig, Grace Lee Whitney, Majel Roddenberry, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Tim Russ, and Alan Ruck. So if you happen to be in Seattle, WA from September 8-10, then check out this event. See the web page for details.

Our appearance at Farpoint was enjoyed by our wonderful audience, and we were pleased to be joined by Jack Stauffer and Jody Lynn Nye.

Current Mood: pleased
Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
10:47 am
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Taken Liberty Review
Here is the Library Journal review for Taken Liberty:

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Library Journal
Fiction
By Staff — February 15, 2006

Wilson, Steven H. (AKA cnvarbiter) Taken Liberty: A Tale from the Arbiter Chronicles.
Firebringer. Feb. 2006. 268p. ISBN 0-9773851-0-8. pap. $17.95. *SF*

Though the Confederated Worlds have outlawed slavery, the traders of the
Varthian system have perpetrated the institution under the guise of
controlling the feral near-humans sharing their world, while in reality
condemning them to lives of sexual servitude. When Bos'n Aer'La is
exposed as a feral and a fugitive from her homeworld, the Varthians want
her back, and the authorities of the Confederated Worlds decide to
cooperate rather than cause an interplanetary incident. Neither
Varthians nor the Confederation, however, reckons on the efforts of
Aer'La's commander, the legendary Capt. Jan Atal, and his crew, who face
seemingly impossible odds to protect the freedom of a shipmate. The
author of the /Arbiter Chronicles/, an award-winning audio drama,
vividly brings to life a cast of compelling characters while telling a
story that measures the cost of freedom. The far-future military setting
should appeal to fans of David Weber's “Honor Harrington” series as well
as the military sf of David Drake. Recommended for most sf collections.
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(NOTE: Varthian = Varthan )

Current Mood: happy
Friday, January 20th, 2006
7:45 pm
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Next Arc in the Podcasts
Just uploaded is an abridged version of the first chapter of Taken Liberty: A Tale from the Arbiter Chronicles read by author Steven H. Wilson (or cnvarbiter). So, go and check it out either at prometheuspod or our libsyn page!!!!

Current Mood: impressed
Saturday, January 14th, 2006
12:28 am
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Upcoming Live Performance!
Prometheus Radio Theatre will be performing our latest episode of The Arbiter Chronicles, "Praise the Titanic" at the Farpoint convention in Hunt Valley, MD on Friday, February 17th (but come for the whole weekend, it's a great con!). Our way-cool celebrity guests performing with us for this one will be Harve Bennett (writer for The Invisible Man and The Bionic Woman in the 70s and writer/story developer/producer of Trek films II through V), Jack Stauffer (Bojay in the original Battlestar Galactica), and author Jody Lynne Nye. This episode is a bit different as it's basically a reality show set on board the Titan.

Also happening at the convention will be a special little publicity party for the new Arbiter Chronicles novel, Taken Liberty by our very own Steven H. Wilson (cnvarbiter). He told me when it was happening.... over a drink, I think, so that's why I don't remember. But I'm sure he'll comment with the details and snide comments about my poor memory. Once I get to the convention, I just go where I'm told anyway so that's why I didn't memorize the details. However I can tell you that you should read the book! I have.... TWICE! We learn a lot about Bos'n Aer'La the escaped sex slave. Yes... I threw sex in there to get your attention. Worked, didn't it? It sure gets mine.....

Current Mood: pleased
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
9:24 pm
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Welcome to any new arrivals....
The Prometheus Podcasts have been plugging along quite nicely. We finished the story arc for the Arbiter's episode "First Strike" and tomorrow the second installment of our broadcast of a live performance of the episode "The Eternal Warrior" gets uploaded. This live performance was extra special as we had some fantastic celebrity guest stars. Namely Eric Pierpoint and Gary Graham who starred in the Alien Nation TV series and have also appeared on Enterprise. You can get to the downloads fairly quickly by going to the prometheuspod syndication account, or for the full listing of all previous podcasts you can go to the libsyn web page.

And just to clarify, these podcasts are the full stories presented in 15 minute segments with some commentary. We aren't just putting out bits and pieces to get you to buy the rest. I mean, we do want you to buy the studio recordings on CD, of course, but we are presenting some of the episodes in full so you can get a taste of what we do. We've recently decided that we will be changing our podcast format and making it 30 minutes so you get a bit more than just 10 minutes of story each time after listening to us babble for 5 minutes or so.

Also, I join Steve for this next podcast coming out in the next day or two, and I mention the community here on LiveJournal. So that makes this a self-fulfilling plug...? Something like that. Anyway, you get to hear my normal voice this time instead of the voice I do for Kevin Carson.

If you are just arriving to the community after hearing about it on the podcast, then welcome! If you feel moved to comment and introduce yourself or have any questions about the group, please let me know! We'd love to hear from you!

Current Mood: excited
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