Archive for Announcements

BREAKING NEWS: Escape Pod is a Hugo Finalist!

We are thrilled to announce that Escape Pod is a finalist for the Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine!  A huge thank you to the voters for the nomination, and congratulations to all their fellow finalists.

Congratulations to Tina Connolly, S. B. Divya, Benjamin C. Kinney, Mur Lafferty,  Adam Pracht, Norm Sherman, Alasdair Stuart, and the entire Escape Pod team!

Currently, Divya, Mur, Benjamin, Alasdair and Tina will all be attending WorldCon in San Jose.

A fuller press release will follow, to celebrate all the awesome Escape Artists-affiliated nominees.

PodCastle 500!

PodCastle has hit a tremendous milestone today, releasing it’s 500th episode “Maiden Mother Crone,” a collaborative story by Ann Leckie and Rachel Swirsky, hosted by Dave Thompson and Anna Schwind, and narrated by Wilson Fowlie — all PodCastle veteran rock stars!

Assistant editor Setsu Uzume gives us the low-down: (Continue Reading…)

Thank you, November Donors and Patrons!

Once a month we want to say a special thank you to the new supporters who keep our servers fed and our shows in your podcatchers week after week.

We’re also continuing to monitor the Patreon situation. It seems every day or two there’s a new statement or promise being made. As we mentioned, we completely understand if you need to change or cancel your pledge there because of their new fees model. Our PayPal and Dwolla options remain available, if those might work for you in the alternative (a huge thank you to those who have told us they’ve switched!). And you won’t miss out on any bonus content – we make sure it’s available to ALL our donors.

A huge thank you to those who joined us in November 2017:

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Patreon Fee Changes

As you’re probably seen by now, Patreon has announced fee structure changes. There’s been a lot of discussion already, especially about the disproportionate damage this will do to $1 level pledges.

We’re reading it all, and paying close attention to what’s being said by our patrons, our colleagues and Patreon themselves.

In the immediate future, we’re going to see how the company responds to the massive backlash against this move and then decide what changes, if any, we’ll need to make. (Please respond, Patreon!) Once we do, as ever, you’ll be the first to know.

In the meantime, it’s business as usual for us. All our supports of ANY LEVEL – whether on Patreon, PayPal, or Dwolla – have access to the secret vault of Premium Content goodies for the rest of the year. If you haven’t received a message about that, drop us a line and we’ll make sure you’re in the know.

And if you need to make changes to your Patreon pledge levels, we completely understand. Thanks to you we hit our $1200 goal a full month earlier than anticipated! But between this announcement and the donation dropoff that usually occurs at the beginning of a new year, we’re going to hold off on announcing our next goal for a bit. There are also plenty of ways you can support us without donating.

Thanks as always for your support!

Thank you, Donors and Patrons!

Once a month we want to say a special thank you to the new supporters who keep our servers fed and our shows in your podcatchers week after week. For this, our kick-off thank you, we’ve listed our new patrons and donors who joined us in October 2017.

A huge thank you to:

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