Quirky Voices Presents

INDIE AF AUDIO DRAMA HUB PODFEST SPECIAL - 2023

September 30, 2023 Sarah Golding / Fiona Thraille / Karim Kronfli
Quirky Voices Presents
INDIE AF AUDIO DRAMA HUB PODFEST SPECIAL - 2023
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Hello!

Woah there hasn't been anything on the Quirky feed for a while - been so busy but oh my, here starteth a gentle deluge of things for hyping up THE PODFEST to go to this year - THE AUDIO DRAMA HUB PODFEST 2023!

Yes, along with Fiona Thraille, Karim Kronfli, and Michael Hudson, we are excited AF to bring you this year's amazing programme choc full of panels and workshops, competitions, a true chance to network,  and one of the best KEYNOTE SPEAKERS EVERrrr!

The full programme will be released very soon on our new website AUDIODRAMAHUB.COM made by our very own Karim THA LEDGE

Herein find details of comps you can enter - SFX/BREATH ONLY/ORIGINAL MUSIC and DASHINGLY QUIRKY LIVE!

Here are the links you need discussed in the show:

Live show pitch form

New show showcase pitch form

Send us your trailer

Live advert pitch form 


We also would love to have your show front and centre at the event - help us pay our panellists and workshop folks by sponsoring a banner - £25 to get your logo on those - deadline Oct 13th - and there's also a chance to get your logo on our LIVESTREAM too - yes we will be live streaming this year you lucky folks of afar!

Sponsor us!

Thanks so much and please do share this ep so other folks can join us!

HAPPY CREATING AND... come along to this year's ADHPODFEST to...

GET INSPIRED!


Sarah, Fiona, Karim and Michael
🌞

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HAPPY CREATING!

AUDIO DRAMA HUB INDIE AF

 

Sarah

Hellooo

 

Fiona

Hey

 

Karim

Hello there

 

ALL

Welcome to

 

SARAH

The INDIE AF 

 

KARIM 

AUDIO DRAMA 

 

FIONA

HUB 

 

Karim

PODFEST !

 
SARAH WOOHOO!

SARAH 

SPECIALLLL!


KARIM
Or the INDIE AF AUDIO DRAMA HUB PODFEST SPECIAL WOOHOO!

ALL

WOOHOOS 

 

SARAH

On November the 4th this year 

 

FIONA

…2023 if you weren’t sure…

 

SARAH

Isit? Oh groovy/ so yes the four of us -Me Sarah Golding hello, Fiona Thraille

 

Fiona

Hey

 

SARAH

And KARIM Kronfli 

 

Karim

Hello there

 

SARAH

…are bringing you the second of two so far WONDERFUL AUDIO DRAMA HUB PODFESTS

 

ALL

WOOHOO

 

SARAH

And we are proud and excited to work as some of the admin team members of one of THEEE PLACES

 

ALL

THEEE PLACES

 

SARAH

To be on the Internet if you have anything to do with making amazing audio drama - isn’t that right KARIM?

 

KARIM

Yes the audio drama hub on the Facebook ( if you can stomach the meta verse ) is a friendly safe and moderated place to ask your audio drama fuelled questions, find answers, and share your events and workshops, sound effects bundle deal finds and more!

 

FIONA

 …and don’t forget the Friday promo thread

 

Karim

Where you don’t have to just add it on a Friday, you can add it any day 

 

SARAH

EVEN A WET WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON?

 

KARIM

Yusss…as long as it goes into the latest Friday promo thread which is pinned to the top of the Audio Drama Hub Page by the super talented Kessir Riliniki weekly you can publicise it any time you like!

 

KARIM

So much to peruse in those FPT lists now too

 

FIONA

Yes welldone folks for getting your stories finished up and out! I was excited to add the love show of perfect retreat there just today! So what delights have we got in store at the Podfest?!

 

KARIM

SO MUCH THIS YEAR

 

SARAH

Oh my Karim you’re shouting in excitement

 

KARIM 

BECAUSE THERES SO MANY AMAZING PANELS AND WORKSHOPS …AND WE’RE TAKING PITCHES FOR LIVE SHOWS AND NEW SHOWS…

 

SARAH

Ok wait wait! Nurse! Mop his brow

Yes It is true. Our programme this year is truly unmissable and to make it more likely for you to be there too - KARIM do you want to tell them or shall I?

 

KARIM

You do it

 

SARAH

Oh ok. No. I can’t. It’s too exciting and I’m not sure my pelvic floor can take it….

 

FIONA

I’ll do it then. AUDIO DRAMA LOVERS OF THE WORLD YES this is an in person event on November the fourth 2023 in the oak room at wycombe swan theatre from 11am to 9pm but…this year, thanks to the technical prowess and genius of our technical team James Pearce and Byron Jones, we will be…

 

Pause for effect

 

Bit longer

 

More tense pause 

 

Sarah

LIVE STREAMING! I’m sorry I couldn’t help myself - Tena for the lady

 

Fiona

Is that like penny for the guy?

 

SARAH

Not really

 

FIONA

All the details of the event will gently start popping up on our new website built by KARIM Kronfli himself - is there anything he cannot do!?

KARIM where can people find it and when does it go live!?

 

KARIM

The website is audiodramahub.com and it goes live this #audiodramaSunday with the announcement of our keynote speaker who is an utter legend

 

SARAH

Utter Utter utter utter

 

Fiona

Alright Rik, yes we have great pleasure in announcing

 

SARAH

WHAT NOW?

 

FIONA

YES

 

SARAH

Before audio drama Sunday?

 

FIONA

Aha

 

SARAH

WOW! Needs a drum roll

 

FIONA

Drum roll please

 

Drum rolls on laps

 

FIONA (DRAMATIC AF) 

Our keynote speaker for this year opening the event at 11am is none other than the Uber creative legend herself, she of Wireless Theatre, Audible and so much more yes it’s 

 

SARAH

MARIELE RUNACRE-TEMPLE

 

FIONA

STOPPIT

 

SARAH

SORRY

 

FIONA

Yes the super inspiring legend herself Mariele Runacre Temple will - hot off directing David Copperfield for Audible and helping bring the world of Buffy the vampire slayer

 

KARIM

HISS

 

FIONA

to your ears soon, will  open the event We’re really excited about what she’ll be able to share about creating your audio drama business into a world class recognised creative force, and she’ll also be doing a Q&A session so feel free to ask about her casting and directing prowess too

 

SARAH

It’s so exciting!

 

KARIM

Yes the level of talent involved in this years show is unbelievable 

 

SARAH

Go on go on share

 

KARIM

Well

 

SARAH

Tell them about Amber Devereux and Maxamillian John and Robert Valentine, Lindsay Sharman and Karin Heimdahl and Laurence Owen

 

FIONA

I think you just did

 

KARIM

And that’s just for starters. We are asking for folks from the global majority to join us on panels for writing and troubleshooting 

 

Fiona

Do you want to tell folks that might not know what the global majority means KARIm?

 

KARIM

Sure (gives explanation) 

 

Fiona

And how would someone get in touch if they wanted to join us from the global majority community?  

 

Karim

Ping us an email to quirkyvoices@gmail.com or dm any one of us from the Facebook group

 

FIONA

You mentioned a few things happening in the day there - shall we tell folks what’s different this year?

 

SARAH

YES

 

MICHAEL

Shall I start?

 

SARAH

DOIT

 

KARIM

You’re not going to interrupt?

 

sarah 

can’t promise but I’ll try

 

KARIM

This year…

 

SARAH 

THIS YEAR THERE IS A SECRET MASTERCLASS BAR ROOM

 

KARIM

You couldn’t help yourself could you

 

SARAH

Couldn’t - cos it’s so exciting!

 

KARIM

Yes so alongside the main events in the main oak room event space there is a secret Masterclass bar room for only 15 people 

 

SARAH

Only 15 lucky folks

 

KARIM

And these tickets will only be on sale through links in our website and be a first come first served situation, with a small extra cost on top of the main day event.

 

Fiona

Worth it

 

SARAH

We do have to say that if we do however gain any bigger sponsorship we would look to refunding those folks if we can finance the speakers in these masterclasses in any other way other than ticketing! So feel free to sponsor us! 

 

FIONA

Yes please do there are all the links to the things we’re talking about on this show in the shownotes so please do check them when you finish listening! We’ve put out links so far for

Our Dashingly Quirky new writing script competition 

 

SARAH 

WOOHOO

 

FIONA

Wherein you send us your up to ten minute script that must have fun opportunities for live foley from the audience and our foley team, and a short walk on part for an audience member to do cold

 

SARAH

We will be providing them with a blanket if they need it

 

FIONA

Indeed. Deadline is October - Friday the thirteenth of ocrober no less, because this year we want your horror scripts

 

SFX SCREAM

 

SARAH

Wow KARIM you really have got range.

 

KARIM

We have also released our sound effects breath foley and original music microfiction comp. We want you to tell a story using sound original music and breath only - no dialogue - and if you’re not sure what we mean here’s last year’s winning piece from the brilliant Peter Beeston of Cornucopia radio

 

PLAY PIECE

 

FIONA

Brilliant stuff. So create that piece and send in by October 31st via the form on the shownotes or check out the audio drama hub events page on Facebook or our website

 

SARAH

What’s the address again KARIM?

 

KARIM

AUDIODRAMAHUB.com

 

SARAH

Cheers. So new writing, a sound effects comp - how else can folks get involved this year?

 

FIONA

WE WANT YOUR LIVE SHOWS!

 

Sarah

Yes we do

 

FIONA

You can pitch us your Live shows to perform at the festival as I did for perfect retreat last year 

 

SARAH

We had a wonderful time performing it though I can’t promise I won’t randomly get my uke out this year - you have been warned 

 

FIONA

Another Jam with Flloyd?

 

SARAH

Who knows!

 

FIONA 

Each successful chosen pitch will have a 20 min performance slot and four mics and a foley table to bring to life their piece. You can run your show with your tech or advise us of your needs and we’ll see what we can do. We’re very excited at the ones pitched already - get your love show pitch in by 10oct using the form on the shownotes

 

KARIM

SArah did used to be a civil servant for a while - can you tell?

 

SARAH

SO MANY FORMS. I love forms. And…there’s a lot to organise! 

 

KARIM

SO the live show pitches are for the shows that have more than one season out - we also have our new show showcase. This is for shows that are still releasing season one or have a season out. Successfully chosen pitches will have a ten minute shot to showcase an excerpt and promote your show live! Check the forms on the shownotes

 

SARAH

Groovy. So. Keynote speaker, 

 

FIONA

Mariele Runacre Temple

 

Sarah 

Legend, yes, followed by in our main room a directors workshop, a panel on directing, sound effect comp, voice acting workshop, dashingly quirky live 2023, Our new show showcase, our live shows and then all ends so we can go to the pub at 930

 

KARIM

Meanwhile in our secret Masterclass bar we have alongside the main show room an introduction to making audio fiction with 

 

SARAH

WITH ME AND FIONA

 

KARIM

with Sarah and Fiona yes,  an all star writer’s panel, and an all star troubleshooting panel. 

 

FIONA

Ticket information for the main event, and these secret bar masterclasses will be available this week on our website via some hype from all of us, and we would truly appreciate any help you can give to get this out to others who might want to come in person or get a ticket to the live streaming. 

 

KARIM

The secret bar masterclasses however are In person exclusive! 

 

SARAH

Amazing. So why should people come to this event Fiona?

 

FIONA ANSWER

    

SARAH

and folks should listen out for podcast ep releases of the panels and live shows on our feeds right?

 

All

Right

 

Sarah

And KARIM what was your favourite takeaway from last year? Why is this event important? Unmissable? 

 

KARIM ANSWERS

 

SARAH

So folks there should be no reason why you cannot bookmark this brilliant audio drama specific event day, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4th - join us and some outstanding Uber talented folks to celebrate what indie audio fiction is and will and could be, meet amazing folks, try and boost the signal for shows and their creators and GET INSPIRED. 

 

FIONA

Same tag line as last year

 

SARAH

PEOPLE STILL CAN BE MORE INSPIRED! 

 

KARIM

Yes, our 1 minute pitch your showathon will be back 

 

SARAH

And there’s longer breaks so folks can have networking time

 

FIONA

Oh talking of networking time we have the whole of Friday evening set aside - a venue - to be announced this week - will be the very best place to meet new creative folks staying overnight on the Friday and meet us and put the world to rights on the current state of audio fiction today! So do join us for that one! £5 payable on the door. 

 

SARAH

Tickets for the main event will be available soon via a link on our website and the Wycombe swan website

 

KARIM

And tickets for the live stream and masterclasses on our website this week. Remember for the masterclasses we have a limit of 15 people per room so don’t miss out! 

 

SARAH

There is also the possibility that you have fans that do not want to come and see or experience the whole day but come to support you or audio drama in general for the live shows only - these tickets will be for the Dashingly Quirky live, New show showcase and live shows only. See! We think of your fans and families and friends too - all the f’s.

 

FIONA

Superb. It will be truly lovely to see you at this years Podfest

 

KARIM

Please do help us spread the word!

 

Fiona

Yes please do and if you have any questions please email quirkyvoices@gmail.com - oh and do enjoy all the releases this week of the live shows and content we have permission to share! 

 

KARIM

All in the quirky voices podcast feed and the audio drama hub feed!

 

SARAH

Huzzahs! Feel free to sponsor us to make this happen folks - your logo or company name could stay consistent on the live stream or be on our banners and publicity and the Wycombe Swan website - shall we do T-shirts?

 

FIONA

THERE WILL BE MUGS

 

KARIM

AND PENS

 

KARIM

AND PINS

 

SARAH

ALL OF THE THINGS. So - see you there yes? Thanks to Fiona Thraille 

 

Fiona

Hey

 

SARAH

And award winning Dracula himself KARIM Kronfli

 

Karim

Meahahaha Hello there

 

Sarah

And thanks for listening and GBye from me Sarah Golding - hello. Just make sure you keep Nov 4th free and join some beautiful souled brilliant creative minds for the next amazing

 

ALL

AUDIO DRAMA HUB PODFEST

 

SARAH 

Where you too, yes you can

 

ALL

GET INSPIred !

 

Bye! 

 

Ad lib chats about come to the fest etc to fade