Back from Balticon

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Balticon, Gypsy Audio, Voice Over, Writing. | Posted on 29-05-2012

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After a fantastic weekend seeing old and meeting new faces, and a very long, scenic drive, I have made it home.

To reflect on this weekend is to be reminded of how wonderful this international family truly is. It is unfortunate that I can only get together with this group once a year.  My friend Valerie Griswold – Ford and I are working with other friends in the New England/Eastern Canada area to do a NoreasterCon. Personally, I’d like to do it as a “lets create something amazing this weekend, record it and post it as soon as possible” event. All the panels that I wanted to go to I didn’t end up getting to go to due to my own schedule, and just being worn out.

I also got to sell my own publication of Stonebriar Casefile: 182, Bad Alchemy. It is the story of Beatrix Stonebriar and how she uses her fae magic to assist in solving crimes through the CSI department. I still have CD’s for sale at $5. If you are interested, please email me at LNicole at FlyingIslandPress dot com. I have also been asked to create more cases for Trixie the Pixie (she’s gonna hate me for calling her that) so I guess that means that it is time for me to do some research.

The Stargazers Live Audio Drama went beautifully, even if I didn’t get to use the background SFX that I had worked on. I got live foley from Keith R. A. DeCandido instead and it was amazing. Thanks to Keith, M. Sieiro Garcia, Bryan Lincoln, Encaf1, Veronica Giguerre, P.G. Holyfield, Doc Coleman, Scott Roche, Starla Huchton, Tim Dodge, Val Griswold-Ford, Dee Reed, and Kim the Comic Book Goddess for bringing the story to life. Paulette Jaxton and Nuchtchas were supposed to be voices as well, but they had other things come up.

Also, it was my boyfriend’s first con. Everyone was great to him and he had a fantastic time! He will come back next year as will my father and his family.

I hope you all had a great weekend. I know I did. I just chose sleep over after parties. Thanks for the memories and let’s do it again next year.

Balticon Schedule UPDATED 5-22-12

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Balticon, Gypsy Audio | Posted on 22-05-2012

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Greetings friends.

I have my Balticon schedule, so if you want to catch up with me, this is where I am guaranteed to be (barring any last minute schedule changes).

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Writers Guide to Guns. 10:00 pm – Derby

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Reading. 9:00 am – Pimlico*

Autograph Signing. 10 am – Maryland Foyer*

Comedy Improv. 6:00 pm – Chesapeake

Dynamic Voice Acting. 9:00 pm – Derby

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Galley Table Live. 2:00 pm – Chesapeake
Stargazers Live Audio Drama. 9:00 pm – Derby

*New additions to my schedule. This should be interesting.

If there are any changes or additions I will be sure to post them. Thanks for checking out the site and spreading the word. Keep your eyes open as I will be posting a fun game that we are setting up through Flying Island Press for the weekend.

A Game for Balticon

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Balticon | Posted on 21-05-2012

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Last week I posted a new PSYT on Flying Island Press. If you haven’t heard it yet, you might want to do so. In it I talked about the need to disconnect from the interwebs, the phones, everything… It’s good for the psyche. And during the recording of said episode, I had a thought. Why not make people find you through a scavenger hunt.

During the weekend I will give hints on Twitter @LN_Dragonsong to find where I am hanging out.  The hunt itself has some pretty awesome prizes and I would like to thank my friends in the Science Fiction Collective for sponsoring this game.  I will have printed out copies of these rules at Balticon, but they stand as follows.

BALTICON SCAVENGER HUNT

Sponsored by The Science Fiction Collective

Rules: Pictures or it didn’t happen, unless otherwise noted. First person to bring proof of 15 of the 20 items to the Science Fiction Collective booth gets the grand prize.

Grand Prize:

  • Free one year subscription (audio and text) to Flagship Magazine.
  • Free copy of Channel 37 Season One or E-Book of your choice
  • Free copy of Ginnie Dare – by Scott Roche
  • Free copy of Bad Alchemy – by Laura Nicole


Find 10 + items and receive::

  • Custom voicemail or ringer by Laura Nicole
  • One kiss from Laura Nicole or male counterpart.

 

ITEMS TO FIND

  • Nathan Lowell
  • Receipt from Balticon vendor
  • Author’s autograph
  • Book release party
  • Real men wear kilts
  • Corset
  • Top hat with goggles
  • Tribble
  • Kraken Jersey
  • Galley Table Live Panel
  • Dancing in the Gears Costume
  • MoPO book cover
  • Mojito
  • Geektastic License Plate
  • Blood drive participation (2 points)
  • Pokemon
  • 20 sided die
  • Stargazers Live Audio Drama
  • The drink of choice in Quarter Share
  • Fantastic Boots

Happy Hunting, and I will see you there!

Promo produced by Doc Coleman at Swimming Cat Studios

Audio update 5/16/12

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Balticon, Voice Over | Posted on 16-05-2012

Well everyone, I have more audio to tell you about, and new stuff that is going live tomorrow.

First, a new Galley Table  went live today. We actually recorded this last night and I am pretty sure this is the fastest turn around I have seen on it.

And check out the promo I recorded for Balticon.

The thunder storm is driving my dogs nuts so I am going to log off and be back tomorrow.

New Audio 05/10/2012

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Balticon, Gypsy Audio, Scrivener's Circle, Voice Over | Posted on 10-05-2012

Hiya Folks,

I am getting back in to voice acting with much passion and reckless abandon. While most of my efforts are going toward getting all of the narration finished for Absolution, I have several other shows that I am lending my voice to. These are great shows for you to check out. Whenever a new show that features me comes out, I will be sure to post it as soon as possible.

For right now I am going to post the latest shows that feature my voice within the past couple of months.

Flying Island Press: Galley Table 

Flying Island Press: Flagship Check out my review of the movie “Hunger Games”

BrokenSea: Doctor Who Whispers in Silence

Pendant Audio: Superman: The Last Son of Krypton Episode 88

Gypsy Audio: Gypsy Cove

 

More posts coming soon, including my Balticon schedule if you are going. We are doing a live performance of Stargazers in a never before heard episode.

Lookit, I’m posting.

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-01-2012

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Alrighty kids. I know you are all frothing at the bit to hear more about Stargazers, Absolution and the like. Let me just say, Absolution is a beast that I am taming slowly but surely with the help of Ayoub Khote and David Sobkowiak. We are working really hard to get it done but part of that requires me to record. (Bad Laura. Bad)

As to Stargazers, I realize I have been neglecting the story and its characters, so I am handing over the reigns to the woman who has lovingly helped me create the world, Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard. I don’t know how she works on all the shows that she does at the same time, but she does it with style!

Other than that I have been actively being crafty and working on getting a job down in Massachusetts so I can move down there. As we all know the job market is crap right now, so it is really difficult for me to get out of the customer service field. If anyone has any leads, let me know. I have, however, started working on making things like those tiny top hats for ladies, and I have to say, I am excited by the product. I will post pictures later, but what do you think some one would pay for a custom made mini top hat?

That’s all of my random thoughts for now.

TuacaCon 2011 – Online now

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Voice Over, Writing. | Posted on 12-11-2011

What’s up friends,

So I am participating (sort of) with TuacaCon 2011, brought to you by SpecficMedia.  I will list for you a couple of links to find out what on earth is going on.

First the link to watch all of the fun! http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tuacacon

Next the schedule: http://specficmedia.com/2011/11/12/tuacacon-schedule/

You’ll note that I am not on the schedule, but I am a back up reader and eye candy… lol.

Come join us for a good time!

 

 

 

 

NaNo 2011

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Uncategorized, Writing. | Posted on 03-11-2011

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Hiya folks,

Well it is that time of year again when us writer types get all crazy, forget that we have lives and write like the mad creative geniuses that we are. For me, getting started has been a challenge because of a great social life, recovering from surgery (had my tonsils taken out) and getting back into the swing of things at work. However I plan to get stuff done, just not sure how I would do it without the Write or Die app that I recently purchased. Thank you portable technology.

So let’s see… Pandora is up, Write or Die is up, I have caffeine, social media is off. I think I am ready.

Flying Island Press: Autism Issue

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Uncategorized, Writing. | Posted on 27-09-2011

Hiya folks,

I promise, I have been working on stuff, just more writing than recording or mixing. However, now there is stuff for me to talk about with regards to my writing.

Several months ago I was given a writing prompt. Write a story with a character that has a degree of autism. This is exactly what I did.  I like CSI and love fairies, so I mixed the two and got my submission in the Autism issue titled “Stonebriar Casefile: 182 – Bad Alchemy”. You can find the story and several others at the follow website: http://flyingislandpress.com/autism.  I am very happy with this story and will be writing more about Trixie the Pixie in this year’s NaNoWriMo challenge.  If you have a couple of dollars to spare and like a wide variety of fiction download the issue and support a good cause.

In other news I am continuing to write articles for Flying Island Press for Flagship. The Please Spay Your Tribbles column continues to bring in good numbers (thank you all for that) and  gives me the push I need to keep them coming. Now if only I had the time to start up Absolution again. I will be having some time off and hopefully will be able to get a good deal of mixing in during that time.

That’s all the news I have for right now, so keep reading and thank you for your continued support.

Medical stuff leads to delays

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Posted by Laura | Posted in Gypsy Audio, Scrivener's Circle | Posted on 03-08-2011

Oh what a year it has been and we are just half way through. I am posting from the hospital now and yes, I know I am crazy.  So here’s what is going on.  I’ve been sick for about two weeks now and on Sunday night into Monday morning it got so bad that I needed to go to the ER. Needless to say, since I have been in a stupor with little to no voice and now in the hospital I have had next to no time to work on Absolution or Stargazer.

Now before I get medically induced again and only make a partial post I will log off for the night. Thank you all for your patience and I will get back on schedule as soon as possible.