New Pages and New Scifi Activities

I have been scifi active again.

On Sunday, March 18th I participated as a guest host on the podcast :

Downbelow : A Babylon5 Introcast

The podcast has two Babylon 5 veterans and two absolute novices, and is spoiler free up to the episode talked about.

I was on episode 11 where we dealt with season 1 episode 7 : “The War Prayer”.

I have previously, successfully introduced a few friends to Babylon 5, and avoided spoilers, so I was pretty confident that would not be a problem. But, after all, this was my first full participation in a podcast, so I was a bit nervous. Speaking over the other hosts is, after all, not polite.

Things went well despite some technical problems in the beginning and at the end, and I am on the list for another episode as guest host.

The next week end I was in Copenhagen for Dancon, a small local convention with 30 – 40 participants, where I had another first, holding a talk about Straczynski (JMS), the creator of Babylon 5 and writer of a vast amount of TV, comics and film, and more. This was done with a friend who knows the comics much better than I do, so he talked about comics and a bit of films, and I talked a bit about JMS and his TV writing career

The biggest problem was simply the vast amount of material. certainly not enough time for more than scratching the surface of the whole thing. We agreed that, after a bit of a pause, we should take a more limited subject and go deeper at a later convention.

so – within one week I got to do two new things in connection with scifi. It was fun, even if I was a bit nervous, and I will probably do it again.

In connection with the Downbelow Podcast I have created some Babylon 5 pages that will remain spoiler free for the newcomer hosts of the podcast. See links to the pages above.

2 thoughts on “New Pages and New Scifi Activities

  1. HI JAN! WoW! Love the Podcasts. Great idea. Thanks for getting involved and posting it for me to find it.

  2. Hi there, Looney (Joe)

    It was very good to meet you at SCC this January, to put a face to the (nick)name, so to speak. And, as you know SCC gave me the most exquisite convention experience I could imagine.

    Yes. I like the format, and found it fun to respond to the invitation for guest host.
    I had a good time despite it being the middle of the night here.

    I have been on two more of the podcasts, for “Believers” and “Survivors”, since no one else had enlisted – OK, in one case someone had to cancel, and I stepped in.

    If all goes well I will participate in the podcast for “Voice in the Wilderness” p1.

    So much fun listening to Heidi and Elisabeth figuring out (or not) what is going on.
    I am very much looking forward to their commentary and predictions after seeing “Signs and Portents”

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