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There are a lot of fans out there, but how did they, and more importantly, how can you, turn your passion into something creative? Join us each week as we meet fans who have moved from being consumers to creators. If your interests spring from speculative fiction and related fandoms, join us; whether you’re a model builder, cosplayer, artist, writer, fan-publisher, or club organizer, you’ll find something of interest with The Halfling and the Spaceman!

The Halfling and the Spaceman Janet & Roger Carden

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There are a lot of fans out there, but how did they, and more importantly, how can you, turn your passion into something creative? Join us each week as we meet fans who have moved from being consumers to creators. If your interests spring from speculative fiction and related fandoms, join us; whether you’re a model builder, cosplayer, artist, writer, fan-publisher, or club organizer, you’ll find something of interest with The Halfling and the Spaceman!

    Connecting With Others.

    Connecting With Others.

    Janet and Roger talk about connecting with other fans through common interests.

    References and Links:
    https://halflingandspaceman.com

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    Music in this episode:

    Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100393
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    Fantasy Game Theme by BlueJay Studios licensed through AudioJungle

    • 13 min
    Lou Kemp, Author

    Lou Kemp, Author

    Lou Kemp, Author

    We had a chance to talk with author Lou Kemp.  Her earlier works were in horror and suspense, but later works including The Celwyn Series are more magical realism, mystery, and adventure

    References and Links:
    https://loukemp.com/

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    Music in this episode:

    Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100393
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    Fantasy Game Theme by BlueJay Studios licensed through AudioJungle

    • 56 min
    William Tracy, Author and Publisher

    William Tracy, Author and Publisher

    William Tracy, Author and Publisher

    William Tracy is self-proclaimed creator of strange worlds and interesting people.  He's also the mind behind Space Wizard Science Fantasy.

     William talks to us about his fiction and the works that he publishes.  If you're looking to break out of the typical fantasy fare that borrows way too much from Tolkien and a popular TTRPG, check him out!

    References and Links:
    https://www.spacewizardsciencefantasy.com/

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    Music in this episode:

    Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100393
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    Fantasy Game Theme by BlueJay Studios licensed through AudioJungle

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fraser Sherman, Author

    Fraser Sherman, Author

    Fraser Sherman, Author

    We had a great time reconnecting with author Fraser Sherman.  He’s written works such as “Questionable Minds “, “Sex for Dinner, and Death for Breakfast”, which is a look at James Bond on screen, and “19 Infinity” which is a collection of short fantasy stories set in the 1940s.  He’s written these and so much more.

    References and Links:
    https://frasersherman.com/

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    Music in this episode:

    Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100393
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    Fantasy Game Theme by BlueJay Studios licensed through AudioJungle

    • 59 min
    Greg Porter, Game Designer and Publisher

    Greg Porter, Game Designer and Publisher

    Greg Porter,  Game Designer and Publisher

    We had a great time talking with Greg Porter. Greg is the founder of Blacksburg Tactical Research Center or BTRC, which is a game publishing company that may be best known for the game Macho Women with Guns.

    References and Links:
    https://www.btrc.net/

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    Catching Up With... Howard A. Jones

    This week, we also had author Howard Andrew Jones on our YouTube channel to catch us up on his latest news.

    References and Links:
    https://www.howardandrewjones.com/journal
    https://podcast.halflingandspaceman.com/2014291/13356477-howard-andrew-jones-author-and-game-designer
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    Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100393
    Artist: http://incompetech.com/

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Avery Wild, Convention Chair Ret-Con

    Avery Wild, Convention Chair Ret-Con

    Today we're talking with Avery Wild, the organizer and convention chair for Ret-Con.  Ret-Con is a literary focused, speculative fiction convention serving the Raleigh-Durham Metro Area of North Carolina.  

    In addition to founding Ret-Con, Avery is an alumni of Illogicon, and has also worked at the Katsucon anime convention in National Harbor, MD.    

    Avery talks to us about his love for things geeky, including conventions!

    References and Links:
    https://www.ret-con.org/
    https://twitter.com/RetconNC

    • 1 hr 5 min

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