SRN: The Signal

12.18.11//22:15
Welcome to SRN: The Signal’s Saturnalia Spectacular Spectacular! Or something else semi-alliterative and also festive! In this broadcast, we explore the Roman holiday Saturnalia and also get some great insight into Hi-Rez Studios forthcoming game SMITE!
LISTEN HERE NOW! 
(Link will take you directly to the MP3. Right-click to save to your machine.)
Listen as we discuss the origins of Saturnalia!Marvel as we feature festive commercials!Get excited as we talk to Todd Harris with Hi-Rez Studios about SMITE!Delight in original SMITE music by Chris Rickwood, played throughout our show!
Thanks once more to everyone at Hi-Rez Studios, especially Todd Harris, Gabe Mughelli, and Chris Rickwood (who composed their appropriately awe-inspiring music).
In the broadcast, we promised a visual treat of some of the stunning art from SMITE. Scroll on for the fulfillment of that promise!





Find out more about the game at Hi-Rez Studio’s site for SMITE or by visiting the forums. 
You can also register for the Beta at the SMITE site by clicking the link above. It’s just under the video. 
As always, we hope you enjoyed our show - please send us e-mail with any feedback you might have. And, remember, for  a great holiday experience, make sure you buy Krampus Christmas Cookies!

Welcome to SRN: The Signal’s Saturnalia Spectacular Spectacular! Or something else semi-alliterative and also festive! In this broadcast, we explore the Roman holiday Saturnalia and also get some great insight into Hi-Rez Studios forthcoming game SMITE!

LISTEN HERE NOW! 

(Link will take you directly to the MP3. Right-click to save to your machine.)

Listen as we discuss the origins of Saturnalia!
Marvel as we feature festive commercials!
Get excited as we talk to Todd Harris with Hi-Rez Studios about SMITE!
Delight in original SMITE music by Chris Rickwood, played throughout our show!

Thanks once more to everyone at Hi-Rez Studios, especially Todd Harris, Gabe Mughelli, and Chris Rickwood (who composed their appropriately awe-inspiring music).

In the broadcast, we promised a visual treat of some of the stunning art from SMITE. Scroll on for the fulfillment of that promise!

Anubis from Hi-Rez Studio's SMITE.

Hel from Hi-Rez Studio's SMITE.

Ra from Hi-Rez Studio's SMITE.

Sun Wukong from Hi-Rez Studio's SMITE.

Zeus from Hi-Rez Studio's SMITE.

Find out more about the game at Hi-Rez Studio’s site for SMITE or by visiting the forums

You can also register for the Beta at the SMITE site by clicking the link above. It’s just under the video. 

As always, we hope you enjoyed our show - please send us e-mail with any feedback you might have. And, remember, for  a great holiday experience, make sure you buy Krampus Christmas Cookies!


12.05.11//15:24

Deborah here. Y’all have probably heard about The Color of Angels: A Fundraiser to Benefit Terri Windling by now, right?
You haven’t? Let me ‘splain. …no, there is too much. Let me sum up.
Terri Windling is pretty much the Faerie Godmother of the Mythic Arts in contemporary fantasy. She helped create Bordertown, co-edited The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, cultivated the careers of the likes of Charles de Lint, Ellen Kushner, Emma Bull, and so many others. She founded the Endicott Studio, is an artist of enchanting talent, and has inspired the likes of Kat Howard, S.J. Tucker, Holly Black, and countless more. Oh, and she helped save my life.
She’s also in a world of need right now, thanks to some serious health and financial issues. You can read more on that at The Color of Angels’ About Us sticky post (it’s at the top of the page).
As such, Terri Windling’s community of friends, colleagues, and fans have stepped up. Over at The Color of Angels, you will find a truly humbling smorgasbord of offerings – Froud originals! Vess originals! Naming rights to characters in books by Catherynne M. Valenteand Holly Black! Original custom poetry by Jane Yolen! Masks! Baked goods! Tarot readings! Ballroom dancing!
It’s a Goblin Market as only the Internet can provide.
(And it’s still growing! There’s more to come as offers flood in, including items from George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer… the Awesome just doesn’t stop!)
Of course, SRN: The Signal has heeded the call and we are offering an auction to appear on a future broadcast in your very own custom commercial!
You can either write something wholly fun and original (or gleefully referential), or script a commercial in support of your own novel, website, music, or whatever you’d like to promote. We’ll work with you to develop the commercial, and either record it with our talent or work with your recording should you have an adequate mic.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SAMPLES OF OUR COMMERCIALS! 
If you’d like to bid, please see our auction here!
In general, though, get yourself over to the Goblin Market stat and don’t try to resist all the varied shouts of “Come buy! Come buy!” We promise you won’t get a wasting fever from this selection of faerie fruit. Even better (or if you’ve simply no funds to spare), step up and volunteer your own wares.
We do what we must, because we can.
…and let’s all pretend I didn’t just quote GLaDOS in the close to this post, okay?

Deborah here. Y’all have probably heard about The Color of Angels: A Fundraiser to Benefit Terri Windling by now, right?

You haven’t? Let me ‘splain. …no, there is too much. Let me sum up.

Terri Windling is pretty much the Faerie Godmother of the Mythic Arts in contemporary fantasy. She helped create Bordertown, co-edited The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, cultivated the careers of the likes of Charles de Lint, Ellen Kushner, Emma Bull, and so many others. She founded the Endicott Studio, is an artist of enchanting talent, and has inspired the likes of Kat Howard, S.J. Tucker, Holly Black, and countless more. Oh, and she helped save my life.

She’s also in a world of need right now, thanks to some serious health and financial issues. You can read more on that at The Color of Angels’ About Us sticky post (it’s at the top of the page).

As such, Terri Windling’s community of friends, colleagues, and fans have stepped up. Over at The Color of Angels, you will find a truly humbling smorgasbord of offerings – Froud originalsVess originals! Naming rights to characters in books by Catherynne M. Valenteand Holly BlackOriginal custom poetry by Jane Yolen! Masks! Baked goods! Tarot readings! Ballroom dancing!

It’s a Goblin Market as only the Internet can provide.

(And it’s still growing! There’s more to come as offers flood in, including items from George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer… the Awesome just doesn’t stop!)

Of course, SRN: The Signal has heeded the call and we are offering an auction to appear on a future broadcast in your very own custom commercial!

You can either write something wholly fun and original (or gleefully referential), or script a commercial in support of your own novel, website, music, or whatever you’d like to promote. We’ll work with you to develop the commercial, and either record it with our talent or work with your recording should you have an adequate mic.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SAMPLES OF OUR COMMERCIALS! 

If you’d like to bid, please see our auction here!

In general, though, get yourself over to the Goblin Market stat and don’t try to resist all the varied shouts of “Come buy! Come buy!” We promise you won’t get a wasting fever from this selection of faerie fruit. Even better (or if you’ve simply no funds to spare), step up and volunteer your own wares.

We do what we must, because we can.

…and let’s all pretend I didn’t just quote GLaDOS in the close to this post, okay?


10.31.11//15:08
LISTEN HERE NOW. 
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It’s the Halloween SRN Spectacular! Join us for conversation about hauntings, from various haunted houses to ladies in white and vanishing hitchhikers. Discover the Tomb Stone system for learning tongues, get the latest on the Annual Pumpkin-Carving Contest out of Haddonfield, IL, and find out where you can buy Specter Halt Seasalt. It’s a spooktacular time (don’t worry, I get called on that joke) and we hope you enjoy it!
Thanks to our musical contributors for this episode: 
Priscilla Hernandez, for her tragically beautiful “Haunted” from her album Ancient Shadows. 
Seanan McGuire, for her swinging ’50s “Pretty Little Dead Girl” from her album Stars Fall Home. 
We also mentioned a couple of items in this broadcast that you might be interested in checking out elsewhere: 
Gothic Blue Book: The Haunted Edition, just published by Burial Day Books, and featuring our own Lisa Stock's poem “The Wild Hunt.” This is the first installment in Burial Day Books' pursuit of resurrecting those anthologies of short fiction so popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Check it out for spooky Gothic goodness! 
Sparrow Hill Road, by Seanan McGuire and published at The Edge of Propinquity (edited by Jennifer Brozek). This 12-story saga follows the hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall and is both a rollicking good time and a resonating meditation on American mythology. 
NBC’s Grimm, a promising new television show that airs Friday nights at 9 PM and combines the dark originals of fairy tales with a police procedural. 
As always, we welcome your thoughts on our show at any time. Just send us an e-mail at srn.thesignal@gmail.com.

LISTEN HERE NOW. 

(Link will take you directly to the MP3. Right-click to save to your machine.)

It’s the Halloween SRN Spectacular! Join us for conversation about hauntings, from various haunted houses to ladies in white and vanishing hitchhikers. Discover the Tomb Stone system for learning tongues, get the latest on the Annual Pumpkin-Carving Contest out of Haddonfield, IL, and find out where you can buy Specter Halt Seasalt. It’s a spooktacular time (don’t worry, I get called on that joke) and we hope you enjoy it!

Thanks to our musical contributors for this episode: 

Priscilla Hernandez, for her tragically beautiful “Haunted” from her album Ancient Shadows

Seanan McGuire, for her swinging ’50s “Pretty Little Dead Girl” from her album Stars Fall Home

We also mentioned a couple of items in this broadcast that you might be interested in checking out elsewhere: 

Gothic Blue Book: The Haunted Edition, just published by Burial Day Books, and featuring our own Lisa Stock's poem “The Wild Hunt.” This is the first installment in Burial Day Books' pursuit of resurrecting those anthologies of short fiction so popular in the 18th and 19th centuries. Check it out for spooky Gothic goodness! 

Sparrow Hill Road, by Seanan McGuire and published at The Edge of Propinquity (edited by Jennifer Brozek). This 12-story saga follows the hitchhiking ghost Rose Marshall and is both a rollicking good time and a resonating meditation on American mythology. 

NBC’s Grimm, a promising new television show that airs Friday nights at 9 PM and combines the dark originals of fairy tales with a police procedural. 

As always, we welcome your thoughts on our show at any time. Just send us an e-mail at srn.thesignal@gmail.com.


10.18.11//12:09

10.09.11//20:29
Are you ready to be ensnared? Well, look no farther - the premiere broadcast of SRN: The Signal is live! 
LISTEN TO SRN: THE SIGNAL HERE!
You can listen directly at the link above, or right-click to save it to your personal machine. Shortly, we’ll also be available through iTunes - we’ll keep you posted. 

This broadcast runs about 30 minutes, and you may need to turn your volume up a bit. Please send us feedback at srn.thesignal@gmail.com if you have any volume-related issues. 

Recorded on October 9th from an undisclosed location on the doorstep of the Atlantic, our premiere broadcast features the conversation and vocal talents of Lisa Stock, Deborah J. Brannon, Keith Brooks, and Andrew Dupy. 

Don’t forget to send in your answers to the trivia question! We’ll draw five winners between now and the next broadcast - one grand prize winner will have themselves written into a bawdy limerick that will be featured on the show, as well as an SRN: The Signal trinket (to be determined) that the four runners-up will also receive. Answers can be e-mailed to srn.thesignal@gmail.com.

Once more, huge thanks to our musical contributors for this episode: 

Priscilla Hernandez, for use of her “The Call of the Nymph” from her album Ancient Shadows. 

Seanan McGuire, for use of her “How Much Salt?” from her album Wicked Girls. (“How Much Salt?” also features Vixy of Vixy and Tony.) 

And, as always, our gratitude and affection to Paula Arwen Friedlander for our gorgeous logo. Discover more of Paula’s work at www.arwendesigns.net. 

We welcome your thoughts on our show any time - just send us an e-mail to srn.thesignal@gmail.com. 

Are you ready to be ensnared? Well, look no farther - the premiere broadcast of SRN: The Signal is live! 

LISTEN TO SRN: THE SIGNAL HERE!

You can listen directly at the link above, or right-click to save it to your personal machine. Shortly, we’ll also be available through iTunes - we’ll keep you posted. 

This broadcast runs about 30 minutes, and you may need to turn your volume up a bit. Please send us feedback at srn.thesignal@gmail.com if you have any volume-related issues. 

Recorded on October 9th from an undisclosed location on the doorstep of the Atlantic, our premiere broadcast features the conversation and vocal talents of Lisa Stock, Deborah J. Brannon, Keith Brooks, and Andrew Dupy. 

Don’t forget to send in your answers to the trivia question! We’ll draw five winners between now and the next broadcast - one grand prize winner will have themselves written into a bawdy limerick that will be featured on the show, as well as an SRN: The Signal trinket (to be determined) that the four runners-up will also receive. Answers can be e-mailed to srn.thesignal@gmail.com.

Once more, huge thanks to our musical contributors for this episode: 

Priscilla Hernandez, for use of her “The Call of the Nymph” from her album Ancient Shadows

Seanan McGuire, for use of her “How Much Salt?” from her album Wicked Girls. (“How Much Salt?” also features Vixy of Vixy and Tony.) 

And, as always, our gratitude and affection to Paula Arwen Friedlander for our gorgeous logo. Discover more of Paula’s work at www.arwendesigns.net

We welcome your thoughts on our show any time - just send us an e-mail to srn.thesignal@gmail.com


10.08.11//21:02
Are you ready to be ensnared?
SRN: The Signal is an Internet radio show of mythic proportions coming to you from Lisa Stock and Deborah J. Brannon. Tune in Sunday night for our first show, echoing out to you from an undisclosed studio on the doorstep of the Atlantic. We’ll be celebrating the multi-faceted and seductive figure of the siren, with musical interludes by Priscilla Hernandez, Seanan McGuire, and more. 
While we had to cancel our first live appearance at SIEGE, we’d like to extend our thanks to Andrew Greenberg for being an excellent supporter and patron of our show. He made several connections possible, and you’ll be reaping the benefits in exclusive content in the weeks to come. 
Love the slice of siren above? The teaser features the artwork for our logo, created by the inimitable Paula Arwen Friedlander. You’ll find our logo in its full glory tonight - so don’t forget to check back at 8 PM EST!

Are you ready to be ensnared?

SRN: The Signal is an Internet radio show of mythic proportions coming to you from Lisa Stock and Deborah J. Brannon. Tune in Sunday night for our first show, echoing out to you from an undisclosed studio on the doorstep of the Atlantic. We’ll be celebrating the multi-faceted and seductive figure of the siren, with musical interludes by Priscilla Hernandez, Seanan McGuire, and more. 

While we had to cancel our first live appearance at SIEGE, we’d like to extend our thanks to Andrew Greenberg for being an excellent supporter and patron of our show. He made several connections possible, and you’ll be reaping the benefits in exclusive content in the weeks to come. 

Love the slice of siren above? The teaser features the artwork for our logo, created by the inimitable Paula Arwen Friedlander. You’ll find our logo in its full glory tonight - so don’t forget to check back at 8 PM EST!


9.28.11//16:29
SRN: The Signal is an Internet radio show of mythic proportions coming to you from Lisa Stock and Deborah J. Brannon. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, these two reporting sirens will be delivering news and commentary on the SFF and mythic genres. Television, film, comics, video games, literature - all will crash upon the rocks of The Signal’s broadcast and be delivered unto you. Tune in for music, guest spots from notable creators, and relaxed conversation.
We will ensnare you. 
SRN: The Signal’s debut broadcast will go live on October 9th, 2011, from SIEGE 2011. The Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo is hosted by the Georgia Game Developers Association and will take place between October 7-9 in Atlanta. A focused event for the game industry, the expo will feature keynotes and training sessions, along with strong presences from CCP, Hi-Rez Studios, and others. 
Check back often for updates on how you can listen to The Signal’s debut broadcast! 
And now, meet the sirens: 
Lisa Stock is a filmmaker, writer, actress and producer working in the mythic arts. She pulls her stories from a varied background in theater, film, and anthropology, with five plays produced in New York City, several years work at the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Her films have played in Cannes, London, New York, New Orleans and Japan. Her work delves deep into our human nature, our “personal mythologies” - what we embrace and allow to happen - choices that lift us out of the darkness and those that might not sit well with our conscience.  Her stories bring those inner tendencies to life visually through tales incorporating myth and fairy tale – everything from the Odyssey to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can discover more about Lisa and her work at www.InByTheEye.com.
Deborah J. Brannon is a writer, reviewer, and blogger whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Faerie Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, and Stone Telling, among others. Her writing has appeared on the blogs for Cabinet des Fées and the Interstitial Arts Foundation. Currently studying for her Masters in Victorian literature, she spends the rest of her time obsessed with the mythic arts and the finest geekiness the world has to offer. Her most fundamental understanding is that stories are how we communicate and relate to the world around us; given her deeply-held passion for SFF, she is constantly deconstructing fantastic narratives - in other words, she won’t shut up and she has many, many opinions. You can discover more about Deborah and her work at www.geekdame.com or www.deborahjbrannon.com. 
Lisa and Deborah can also be found on Twitter by following @InByTheEye and @GeekDame.

SRN: The Signal is an Internet radio show of mythic proportions coming to you from Lisa Stock and Deborah J. Brannon. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, these two reporting sirens will be delivering news and commentary on the SFF and mythic genres. Television, film, comics, video games, literature - all will crash upon the rocks of The Signal’s broadcast and be delivered unto you. Tune in for music, guest spots from notable creators, and relaxed conversation.

We will ensnare you. 

SRN: The Signal’s debut broadcast will go live on October 9th, 2011, from SIEGE 2011. The Southern Interactive Entertainment and Game Expo is hosted by the Georgia Game Developers Association and will take place between October 7-9 in Atlanta. A focused event for the game industry, the expo will feature keynotes and training sessions, along with strong presences from CCP, Hi-Rez Studios, and others. 

Check back often for updates on how you can listen to The Signal’s debut broadcast! 

And now, meet the sirens: 

Lisa Stock is a filmmaker, writer, actress and producer working in the mythic arts. She pulls her stories from a varied background in theater, film, and anthropology, with five plays produced in New York City, several years work at the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. Her films have played in Cannes, London, New York, New Orleans and Japan. Her work delves deep into our human nature, our “personal mythologies” - what we embrace and allow to happen - choices that lift us out of the darkness and those that might not sit well with our conscience.  Her stories bring those inner tendencies to life visually through tales incorporating myth and fairy tale – everything from the Odyssey to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You can discover more about Lisa and her work at www.InByTheEye.com.

Deborah J. Brannon is a writer, reviewer, and blogger whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Faerie Magazine, The Pedestal Magazine, and Stone Telling, among others. Her writing has appeared on the blogs for Cabinet des Fées and the Interstitial Arts Foundation. Currently studying for her Masters in Victorian literature, she spends the rest of her time obsessed with the mythic arts and the finest geekiness the world has to offer. Her most fundamental understanding is that stories are how we communicate and relate to the world around us; given her deeply-held passion for SFF, she is constantly deconstructing fantastic narratives - in other words, she won’t shut up and she has many, many opinions. You can discover more about Deborah and her work at www.geekdame.com or www.deborahjbrannon.com

Lisa and Deborah can also be found on Twitter by following @InByTheEye and @GeekDame.


9.25.11//16:35

Welcome to SRN: The Signal

We are an internet radio show for all things mythic.  We’ll launch Oct. 9th from SIEGE in Atlanta, GA.  More info coming soon!