Welcome to the latest (in every way) EpiCast. For our sixth episode, "Crossing Over," we focus on the usual web entertainment news and recaps, as well as answer a pair of interesting questions courtesy of our listeners. Topics range from your hosts' promotional pet peeves to a bunch of new webseries launches to our advice on learning HTML to the merits, challenges and technical considerations of webserial crossovers -- when two or more series exchange or share storylines and characters.
Sorry for the delay in posting the episode! Some technical issues were causing us great agita this time around. On the plus side, this is our longest episode yet; on the downside, this means the new deadline for submitting any news or recaps is only a week away (May 20th).
Michael also apologizes in advance for his bullfrog impression, but the poor dear was dealing with a cold, so excuse his increasingly hoarse voice throughout the 'cast.
Finally, this episode is dedicated to the memory of Bart Kahn, one of Kira's closest friends from elementary school through college and beyond, who passed away suddenly on April 21, 2012, at far, far too young an age. He is missed by all the people whose lives he touched with his humor, talent and support.
Recording date: This episode was recorded on April 24, 2012.
00:00 - 01:01: Opening pleasantries
01:02 - 19:07: The story so far: episode/installment recaps
19:08 - 19:55: Invitation to submit recaps/news
19:55 - 30:35: Web entertainment news and previews, plus our self-promotion pet peeves
30:35 - 31:05: Music break!
31:05 - 57:28: Discussion from our inbox 31:05 - 34:40: HTML Tutorials
34:41 - 57:28: Serial Crossovers
Thanks & Invitation: We're grateful to everyone who submitted recaps, previews, questions and/or news items. As always, the recaps and news focus on the EpiGuide.com community but we do try to expand and look at a variety of serials whenever possible. To participate with your own webseries/webserial recaps, or to submit news for next month's edition, please send the info to us by May 20 (for recaps) or May 25 (for everything else). The email address is mentioned in the podcast, or you can visit The EpiGuide, register an account, and send a private message to either me or Michael.
Music credits: "Dance, Soterios Johnson, Dance" (EpiCast opening theme), "Not About You" (Recap intro), "So Far, So Good" (under recap segue), "Code Monkey" (Music break, listener mail / HTML tutorial discussion intro), "Summer's Over" (Dedication / closing theme), all by the brilliant Jonathan Coulton. These tracks are licensed Creative Commons by-nc.
Technical notes: We used Skype for the conversation, Replay Recorder for recording, Audacity for editing, and Podbean for hosting.If you have any suggestions, questions, comments or brickbats you want to throw at us regarding this episode, please let us know!