A lot of us here in Deepest Springfield are obsessed with accents. How do we do a good Scouse accent so no one will think it’s Geordie? But with that obsession is also learning about the history of accents and how things shift.
So we’re doing some research for some scripts that raise the question “when did American colonists lose their British accent?”
Team Jabberwocky’s mission is telling cool stories and helping people tell theirs (you probably gleaned that what with Jabberwocky Audio Theater), so we were very excited to hear about this online festival starting tomorrow.
Note that the link we’ve provided should allow you to attend for free. Enjoy and don’t stop being creative.
Now from the article it sounds like the initial push is to create companion podcasts for some of their existing TV and film projects, but Netflix has been creating new shows with reckless abandon for some time, so we’ll certainly be checking out if they venture into the fiction podcast realm.
Some of you may remember that we were one of the finalists in the “Storyteller & Drama” category last year, which did lead to a lot more listeners — and some media attention. This year, we’re looking to get nominated in both that category and the new “Fiction” category.
But we need your help!
True to its name, the awards depend on nominations in all the categories — and to do so, you’ll need to register on their site. Once you’ve done that, you can nominate podcasts, including, we hope, Jabberwocky Audio Theater.
If we’re among the top 10 nominated podcasts in a category, we get into that coveted slate of finalists.
Then, in August, a random selection of the many thousands of the registered listeners vote on that final slate.
Our move to make more events virtual these days thanks to the pandemic, making them easier to attend, also means it’s easier to forget to attend them.
So, for that reason, we wanted to make sure you knew about one of the events we almost missed: the Hear Now Festival, an annual celebration of audio fiction put on by folks over at NATF (National Audio Theatre Festivals, Inc.).
As we’ve mentioned many times artistic director Bjorn Munson grew up listening to vintage radio fiction — one of the reasons there is a Jabberwocky Audio Theater. We’re glad events like this exist and hope to attend some individually or as a troupe in the future.
(b. 422 SIY) Coutharian engineer associated with the freighter Tyger.
Tormar (ney Domash ur Virain) was birthed on the Coutharian homeworld of Uthar Kretik in the early 5th century. Typical of Coutharian culture, his early education came from his clan and clade where he showed a particular interest and aptitude for mechanical engineering.
While the Coutharian education system does not correspond to Imperial standards, the Bryson-Benefield Agreement of 363 did establish a methodology for determining educational equivalency. By those standards, Tormar has the equivalent of masters degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, avionics, nuclear engineering, and applied physics.
Prior to the 460s, Tormar appears to have worked primarily in Coutharian space, though his credentials certified several Coutharian vessels regularly travelling into the Imperium as “spaceworthy.” He also worked for a time supervising construction and repair of spacecraft at the drydocks of the Kilwa spaceport.
Several sources confirm that Tormar was one of the Coutharians who was part of the Salatiga Incident of 469. Some scholars, as a theory to explain Reg Macorum’s actions, speculate Tormar had not only had a primary role in the resolution of the incident, but may also have been on the Silver Star prior to the events. However, no evidence has been found that confirms Tormar working for the Zenocrate Cartel (which would be highly unlikely given the cartel’s actions in Coutharian space).
Tormar has been repeatedly listed in flight plans originating from and for maintenance requests at Flatrock for the freighter Tyger since SIY 470.