Monthly Archives: April 2012

05 Eastercon 2012

Monday at the Eastercon where I am in a panel about virtual cons, we sing the praises of the con guidebook app and a whole bunch of

on the throne of swords

tweets seem to find their way into the podcast

05 Eastercon 2012


04 Eastercon Podcast 2012

Sunday at the Eastercon and we have a podcasting workshop. I interviewed Martin Easterbrook who is, together with Margaret Austin,Fan Guest of Honour here.  [audio]


Martin Easterbrook and I at the podcasting workshop

04 Eastercon 2012

03 Eastercon Podcast 2012

It’s Saturday at the convention. Carrie and I man the dealer table.

Children and sandwiches are tortured. There’s a panel in the fan room about fanzines (whowouldathunkit) and there’s lots of desperate fun


03 Eastercon Podcasts

02 Eastercon Podcast 2012

We’re back at the Radisson Edwardian and it’s the usual maze of twisty passages all alike.

This is day one

 of my Eastercon experience and it’s been one fraught with various difficulties but still, it’s great to be here again at SF fandoms grand weekend of play. Here is podcast number 2 but actually my arrival at the convention.

Enjoy the podcast:

02 Eastercon Podcast 2012

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01 Eastercon Podcast 2012

This is the first of my Eastercon podcasts for 2012. It’s a promo for the podcast workshop I’ll be running at the Radisson Edwardian in Heathrow on Sunday at 5pm.

01 Eastercon Podcasts 2012


Eastercon Fish

To create and post your podcast you need:
Audacity – to edit the podcast
Levelator – to sort out the levels if you’re pasting several files together
A microphone – I use a Samson Q1U
A microphone stand
A pop filter
There are some web sites that will help you out with public domain sounds and music: and and

Once you’ve recorded your podcast the file needs to be stored online. A fine free site is
You then need to create a blog on a site such as

Then open an account on Feedburner and paste your feed name into the box it provides here. It will also give you some boxes to fill in to make sure your feed is fine to go on Itunes.
On Itunes you need to go to the podcast section and you’ll see the words “submit a podcast”. This will also give you a little box to fill in. Your feed address goes in here – use the one that you got from feedburner rather than the original. Then, if you’re not logged in Itunes will ask for your log in information and ask you a few more questions about the podcast. You’ll shortly receive a message saying your podcast has been accepted and is awaiting approval. Approval usually just takes a couple of days.