Sunday, 24 October 2010

Geek Syndicate Network

Hello, y'all!

You can now find North East Geek Feast on the Geek Syndicate Network.

If you don't know what this means, it means we won't be on Mevio or our usual iTunes feed anymore. Instead, we'll be on the Geek Syndicate iTunes feed and on the Geek Syndicate website. It also means we're mint. Because the other Geek Syndicate Network podcasts are mint.

Yep, there have been a ton of episodes since our last post, but the newest are Episode 6 where Lee Grice from SPBM joins us for reviews, then it goes very well when I try out a 24hr Comic Challenge and I interview Sgt Mike Battle creator, Graham Pearce.

In the last episode, the BICS Special I interview Graham again, Russell Hillman from Halloween Man, Matthew Craig from Hondle (Etc), Terome/Tom McNally from Little Old Man Comics, and - finally - Paul Cornell and "Jimmy Broxton" about the Knight and Squire comic. And, yes, this was Jimmy's first interview on a podcast and first interview after coming out as James Hodgkins.


Friday, 17 September 2010

Writers Wanted

North East Geek Feast is relaunching with the next episode and will soon feature radio plays every other month. Or Pod-Plays, as I'm calling them.

What we're looking for:

1. A one/two paragraph pitch (to featuring a protagonist, some clue to their character, what they want to achieve/have to struggle against and the outcome - in terms of whether they succeed and what changes in their character that causes.

2. Although the length and medium is great for a short story with a twist at the end, we're still looking for something that makes a statement or raises questions about the situation/issue you're delving into.

3. No more than 4 voices (including any narration).

4. Clever use of audio - the listener is 'blind'. 5. Sci-fi, horror and fantasy genre pieces. We also need you to understand that there is no money in the podcast game but it'll be great exposure and a learning tool - hear your work read aloud/work with editors.

Yeah, that's another good point - you should be able to take, respond to and utilise constructive feedback in terms of script-editing.


Daniel, Lily and Garrick

Friday, 16 July 2010

Episode 4 in your ear holes

Yeah, you heard right, Episode 4 of the (not yet) award winning podcast is up on mevio (find it here) or on iTunes, just give it a search.

So this month we reviewed a lotta Doctor Who and we let the wunnerful Mike from Travelling Man tell us all about what's hot and whats cold. We have an in depth probing interview with two of the organisers of Caption Comic Convention (everyone, the fabulous Jay Eales and Selina Lock!) and a discussion about the roles of recommendations, did you contribute? Wanna hear yourselves again? Click on de link!

For those who have yet to get involved, who are hiding like kids who don't want the teacher to ask them, put your hand up! We need geeks and their snookums to tell us Are Geeks Good Lovers?

So let the good times roll, on the bus, in your own homes, while naked, we don't care. Listen up and listen good, get involved, let us know what you'd like to hear and all that jazz.

Hugs and Kisses, North East Geek Feast.x

Monday, 31 May 2010

North East Geek Feast Episode 3 (online very soon)

The Bristol Comic Expo Special!

Join Daniel and Lily as they guide you through their weekend in Bristol...

STARTER - Reviews of Sgt Mike Battle, Rainbow Orchid and the O Men.

PALATE CLEANSER - Retail Review for May with Mike Thompson of Travelling Man, Newcastle. Featuring 'Book of the Month', 'Unexpected Hit', 'Unexpected Miss' and 'Something to Look Out For'.

MAIN COURSE - Interviews with Graham Pearce (Sgt Mike Battle), Freddy Hollis and Kirk Campbell (Andy Panda), Martin Eden (the O Men, Spandex) and Tom McNally (Little Old Man Comics).

DESSERT - Review of Bristol Comic Expo.


Friday, 7 May 2010

Episode 2 is online now!

Hello, y'all!

The brand-spanking new episode of North East Geek Feast is up on Mevio now. Go listen - let us know what you think!


Friday, 30 April 2010

Episode Two...revealed!

Now that April has come to an end (or - at least - it will within a matter of hours) the next episode of North East Geek Feast is in the process of being put together.

It's very exciting that nearly 500 people have downloaded the first episode straight from Mevio (and we have no idea how many have just streamed it) and it looks like we might've sorted out getting it on iTunes (more on that when I know it's sorted out)! All great stuff.

The next episode will feature...

STARTER Reviews of Whit it! and Cemetery Junction, Doctor Who, X-Men: Second Coming and Great North Museum's Culture Shock exhibition.

PALATTE CLEANSER Retail Review with Mike Thompson of Travelling Man Newcastle.

MAIN COURSE A look at what we're geeky about. Me and Lily will discuss what we're passionate about in comics, film, TV, books and our major passions in life. Peppered with some input from the Facebook discussion and some vox pops.

DESSERT In conversation with Chris J Allan about his blog, '365 days of Film'.

Hopefully, this will all be up on Election Day - May 6th 2010. Hopefully.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Main Course of Episode Two

Hello, everyone!

We've decided on a Main Course for the second episode. Due to the short amount of time we have to finish it and the fact not many of the listeners will know a damn thing about us, we've decided on...'What makes you geeky?'

This feature will include short interviews with various geeky people in the North East about their understanding of the term 'geek' and what sorts of things they are geeky about. We'll also be reading out a few of the listeners' geeky moments - if you want to get involved go to the Facebook discussion and tell us what you're geeky about (alternatively, you could post it as a comment on here).

Me and Lily will also be joining in giving our own geeky credentials so that the listeners have a much better idea about us and can, thus, enjoy our little ramblings a bit more.

Oh, and thank you for listening - over 400 downloads so far!

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

The second episode of NEGF

Hello, all

We're feeling triumphant after finishing and uploading the pilot episode of North East Geek Feast and having 300 people download it in the first three days. We're also feeling pretty good about the complements we're received and the 62 people who have joined our Facebook group.

Well, we're not ones to rest on our laurels and so we're already planning the next edition.

STARTER - Reviews of Drew Barrymore's directorial debut Whip it!, Marvel's latest crossover X-Men: Second Coming, Doctor Who and the Great North Museum's Culture Shock exhibition.

PALETTE CLEANSER - Retail Review of April with Mike Thompson.

MAIN COURSE - We really don't know yet! Arrghhh! Any help?

DESSERT - In conversation with Chris J. Allan - talking about his 365 Films Later blog.

Hopefully finished and uploaded by May 6th...

Friday, 9 April 2010

The pilot episode has arrived!

After all this time, it's finally done...

Daniel and Lily

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Facebook page

Hello, everyone

Follow us on Facebook - North East Geek Feast


It's almost done

Yes, yes, yes - the pilot episode of North East Geek Feast is almost complete.

About a week ago I finished cutting down the 'Palate-Cleanser: Retail Review with Mike Thompson' and the 'Dessert: In conversation with Regan and Gav (Trenchfoot)'.

And in the last half-hour, we finished cutting the 'Main Course: Paper Jam Comics Collective documentary' featuring interview snippets with Andy Waugh, Brittany Coxon, Gary Bainbridge, Jack Fallows and Mike Thompson' and presented by Lily.

Now all we've go left to do is our review section and some links. Heading to my house now to sort this out. The podcast will be finished by the day's end - but all of the bumf around it may not be.

We've got to colour the logo, set-up a FB page and upload the podcast to a hosting website.



Tuesday, 30 March 2010

First episode preview

Hello, y'all!

The very first episode of North East Geek Feast is shaping up pretty good and should be online on Thursday 1st April (fingers crossed).

Here's what you can look forward to a gigantic feast of geek...

1. Some bloody brilliant Garageband-made links and jingles

2. STARTER Reviews of Kick Ass (the film), Comic Book Heroes (magazine), Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way and Girl Comics (comics), and the 24 Hour Comic Challenge (the event).

3. PALATE CLEANSER Retail Review of March with Mike Thompson, Travelling Man Newcastle's marvellous manager.

4. MAIN COURSE Paper Jam Comics Collective documentary featuring interviews with Martin Newman, Jack Fallows, Mike Thompson, Britt Coxon, Gary Bainbridge and Andy Waugh.

5. DESSERT In conversation with the boys behind Trenchfoot; Gav McPhail and the man known as Regan.

Well, better get back to editing...

Monday, 8 March 2010

It has begun..!

Recording has begun for the pilot episode of North East Geek Feast, the new comics, TV, film, action figure, wrestling, etc, etc podcast from Daniel and Lily (et al).

From the moment we decided on the podcast’s title and gimmick, I knew exactly what I wanted from the segment links. Well, over the weekend I put Lily’s considerable vocal talents to task and recorded some great titles. Yes, it was a bit stressful due to the time of day we were recording at (late on Saturday night) but the finished recordings were exactly what I wanted - SUCCESS!

I also put together a nice little jingle for the podcast, which will go down in history (or not) as my first songwriting/arranging post-Squares.

On Tuesday night we’ll be sitting down to discuss the feature on Paper Jam Comics Collective and the featurette on Trenchfoot. We’ll hopefully get a few interviews recorded on Thursday.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Coming soon(er)...

My USB microphone arrived today. Had a quick play with it and all is good.

Should be working on jingles and links on Thursday night as well as making some decisions on content.

Anyone wanting anything reviewed should get in touch (anything!)...

Friday, 26 February 2010

Coming soon...

Coming soon from the creative force that is Daniel Clifford, Lily Daniels, Mike Thompson and probably a few others...the North East Geek Feast podcast!

This will be a monthly banquet-themed podcast bringing you the latest news and commentary on comics, books, film, TV, toys, music and video games.

Each episode will be broken up like so...

Starter: News and reviews

Palate Cleanser: Shop-talk with Mike Thompson

Main Course: A feature on a hot-topic

Desert: Feel-good featurette

Sound good?

The first edition will be produced during March for streaming/downloading in April.
Speaking of which, the only thing I haven't worked out yet is where/how I will get the podcast hosted...any advice?