Sep 042016
 
2016 Parsec Winner Badge

The Awards Committee and Advisors of the Parsec Awards for excellence in speculative fiction podcasting are pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 awards for excellence in speculative fiction podcasting.  These awards were presented at DragonCon on September 4th, at the annual Parsec Awards Ceremony.  This year the ceremony was hosted by Chuck Tomasi and Kreg Steppe of the Technorama Podcast,  featuring presenters from literature, media, music and science.  The Parsecs are a juried award with open nominations and two rounds of judging by volunteers in and around the speculative fiction and podcasting communities. http://www.parsecawards.com

 

 

2016 Parsec Awards Winners

 

Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast

Improvised Star Trek -“The Voyages of the USS Sisyphus”
by Christopher Rathjen and the USS Sisyphus Cast & Crew (Improvised)

 

Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation

The Journeyman Writer by Alastair Stephens

 

Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific)

Verity Podcast  by Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, Tansy Rayner Roberts

 

Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast

The Uncanny Magazine Podcast  by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas,

Erika Ensign,  & Steven Schapansky


Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General)

The Incomparable  by Jason Snell

 

Best Fact Behind the Fiction Podcast

Universe Today’s Guide to Space  hosted by Fraser Cain

 

Best Speculative Fiction Video Story

The Ultimate Nerd-ament  by Grant Baciocco & Russ Walko

 

Best New Speculative Fiction Podcaster/Team

Uncanny County  by Todd Faulkner & Alison Crane

 

Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form)
Uncanny County  by Todd Faulkner & Alison Crane

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Long Form)
Reading Out Loud -“Property Damage Claim #1-1403986” by Ryan P. Duke

 

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Long Form)

After the Plague by Mike Bennett

 

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Small Cast (Short Form)

Tales to Terrify -“Graves” by Justin Cawthorne

 

Best Speculative Fiction Story: Large Cast (Short Form)

The Voice of Free Planet X  -“Oddfellows Local” by Jared Axelrod


Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Short Form)

The Galaxy Quest Restoration Project -“Balance of Darkness” by David A. Mackenzie

 Posted by on September 4, 2016
Jun 012016
 
2016-ParsecNominationPoster

Please check the Nominee page to see if your podcast has been nominated! If you didn’t receive an email with further instructions, please contact us at parsecawards@gmail.com – we may have incorrect contact information for your podcast!

Congratulations Nominees – now you have until Midnight EDT on June 15 to get your sample submissions to us for semifinalist judging! Please see the Eligibility Criteria page and scroll to the bottom to see the sample specifications for your category!

 Posted by on June 1, 2016
Sep 012015
 

Parsec Awards 2015 Poster

 

This coming weekend is the 10th annual Parsec Awards Ceremony. For those attending DragonCon 2015, come watch the show live at the convention!

When: Sunday Sept. 6th @ 5:30PM

Where: DragonCon 2015, Hyatt Regency V

For those that cannot attend the live show, don’t worry, you can still catch the live show via streaming.

There will also be a real-time IRC chat room available on the tune-in pages.

The excellent Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont are the hosts this year and the ever delightful The Doubleclicks are the musical guests. Please check out all and buy all their stuff!

tom-merritt

Tom Merritt

Veronica Belmont

Veronica Belmont

Photo by Cahoots Photography

The Doubleclicks

 

Big congratulations and good luck to all the finalists this year! The full list of finalists can be found here.

Please spread the word about the ceremony! The fans of the podcasting community is what makes these awards possible. Thank you for your support!

 Posted by on September 1, 2015
Feb 072013
 

It appears that a Patent Troll, Personal Audio, is targeting podcasters (and potentially listeners). The Electronic Freedom Foundation wants to help the podcasting community organize and combat this attack on new media. If you are a podcaster, whether you have been contacted or not, it is worth reading and bookmarking this article.

 Posted by on February 7, 2013