Prose and Cons – Wednesday blog 9/27/17

Another Voice Over conference is over and we’ve all headed home to our respective booths around the continent. It’s interesting, being one of the audiobook narrator voices among the community… they still look at us like we’re not quite right in the head.

“Man…  you… you know those are REALLY LONG, right?”

Heh. Yes, I was aware.

 

This past weekend was FaffCon, a voice-over Un-conference of colleague sharing and pooling of knowledge. It was grand, it was challenging. I got to just relax a bit with amazing colleagues, and also to answer questions about the world of recording Audiobooks, and especially romance and gay romance audio books. I will write up a full travelogue in the coming days, but for now suffice it to say:

  • I was challenged beautifully, and made people think in return.
  • I was honored to spend time with some mentors of mine, and be included as a peer.
  • We made amazing progress on expanding everyone’s knowledge and access to new ideas.
  • We raised, among the 200 of us, over TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS for hurricane relief.

That last one still blows my mind. I mean, I was there, I helped, but still. WOW.

 

I returned to the studio to wrap up the pickups for the talented Arshad Ahsanuddin’s “Pact Arcanum Saga – Book 1: Sunset” and am just over half-way through recording Meghan Maslow’s “By Fairy Means or Foul” the first in a hopefully prolific Starfig Investigations line.

Look for both, very soon on audible.com!

 

I am presently delaying listening to audiobooks, as I will be part of a living history telling of the Njal Saga… Iceland’s equivalent to Beowulf in 3 weeks… and I’m learning my part still.

 

Lastly, I’m pleased to announce that I am available for booking for eLearning and corporate narration projects. I worked with some very talented colleagues this weekend, and it became clear that more enthusiastic and qualified voices are needed to make the task of learning at work juuuust a bit easier. I plan to make them a small but persistent portion of my work going forward.

I’ve done a bit of both before, and I find them a fun quick challenge… or maybe I just like sounding like a know-it-all!

 

Back to the booth… but I wanted to check in and say HI. I hope everyone is safe and sound, and your weeks are going swimmingly!

Keep reading, keep writing, keep listening and keep sharing your stories!

 

Cheers and Bisous.

-G

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