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13 September 2014 @ 05:21 pm
podficbigbang is still accepting sign-ups and will until November 8th! screenplaystory and journeystory are two multifandom Bangs where podfics are welcome and sign-ups are open. de_bingo is a German-language-based bingo challenge that also allows podfic participants. You can also still request a card for hc_bingo.

space_swap is hosting Space Fest, a space-themed challenge open to all fandoms and and media types, including podfic! The prompt submission post is open until Sept. 17th!

It’s almost time to sign up for #ITPE—the Informal Twitter Podfic Exchange run by @vworpvworp and @bessyboo. It’s open to all fandoms, and signups usually begin in October. Keep an eye on @ITPE_mod for more info and dates.

The post recent round of pod_together has wrapped up, with 58 total fanworks and 5 from the Supernatural fandom! And if you’re still in the mood for collaborative podfics, pt_lightning will be running another round in November!

Art claims for podficbigbang went up on Sept. 6th and it looks like there are still a couple podfics open for claiming, so check it out if you’re artistically inclined! :)

The second round of Cake Swap—the SPN podfic gift exchange on cakehole_club—is open! You can find out more info here. Sign-ups last until September 30th! :D

ETA 11/14/14: pod_aware will hopefully be running again this year for a week in November, and paraka is looking for volunteers and suggestions! If you have any ideas or want to help out, check out her post on livejournal, dreamwidth, or tumblr.

As always, please let me know if I’ve missed anything of interest! <3

Roundup of SPN & SPN RPF podfics posted August 13, 2014 to September 12, 2014

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13 August 2014 @ 11:04 am
Not a heck of a lot of news or new challenges to report on this time. As always, if I’ve missed anything of interest, please let me know! :)

[community profile] collaborativepodfic is a new community meant to be a place for podficcers to coordinate and solicit participation in collaborative podfic projects.

pod_together reveals began on August 9th, with one Supernatural podfic produced to far! It’s linked below in the roundup.

podficbigbang, spn_gen_bigbang, and spn_hardcore_bb are all still accepting sign-ups! And you can also still request a card for hc_bingo.

ETA: A new multi-fandom podfic gift exchange launched today, the Women and Genderqueers First podfic exchange. Participants record gift podfics for each other that focus on women or genderqueer people. Minimum length for gifts is only 1000 words; sign-ups last until August 23rd with final projects due on October 1st. You can find the challenge on twitter (@WAGFAPE) or on tumblr (wagfape).

Roundup of SPN & SPNRPF podfics posted July 1, 2014 to August 12, 2014

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01 July 2014 @ 09:23 am
I’m posting this a little earlier than usual so I can pimp this fanworks auction while it’s still going on! lyryk organized it to help out marciaelena, and it runs until July 3rd. Go check out the current offers and consider making one of your own! (Or you can donate immediately on the GoFundMe page.)

Below I’ve listed the entries that are specifically relevant to podfic. If you make a new one, I’ll add it here!

+ glovered offered podfic here
+ applegeuse offered beta listening here
+ paperbackwriter offered podfic here
+ oddishly offered podfic here

hc_bingo has begun another round, and welcomes podficcers. You can request a bingo card here until January 3rd!

The multi-fandom podficbigbang challenge has announced its fourth round, with sign-ups lasting until November 8 and posting beginning shortly thereafter. Right now, you can vote for your favorites themes in the Thematic Week poll!

cakehole_club and podficbigbang finished up the Cakebang challenge this past week, with 12 podfics and over 23 hours recorded. You can check out the challenge’s masterlist here, and all relevant podfics are noted in the roundup below as well.

ETA 7/3/14: spn_gen_bigbang and spn_hardcore_bb have both opened signups and podficcers are able to participate! The minimum podfic length for both challenges is only 5k, and each challenge has a helpful post where authors can offer up their stories for podficcing. The last day to sign up for both challenges is Sept. 1 and posting starts in October!

If I’ve missed anything of interest, please let me know! :)

ALSO! I’ve changed the look of the roundup; all the same info is there and the podfics are still arranged by ascending length. It’s more of a traditional format, and (hopefully) easier to browse. It surprised me by being easier to code this way, too, so I’ll probably keep this format from now on. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for improvement!

Roundup of SPN & SPNRPF podfics posted June 5, 2014 to June 30, 2014

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05 June 2014 @ 11:12 pm
In news of the extremely helpful variety, eosrose has started keeping an events calendar to keep track of podfic-related challenges and events throughout the year!

[community profile] podfic_love has issued a call for reccers for the second half of the year. If you enjoy podfics, you might want to consider signing up to rec your favorites!

sastiel_bigbang, a Sam/Cas and Jared/Misha big bang challenge that allows podfics, has opened sign-ups. Podficcers can participate with a minibang (min. 8k) or big bang (min. 15k), with final projects due beginning in October. Check out the sign-up page here!

cakehole_club’s Cakebang is schedule to begin posting this month! Keep an eye out for some new long podfics. :) Also, if you’re an artist interested in making coverart for a podfic, there are still podfics available to claiming at the the art claim post!

The podfic-inclusivespn_cinema finished up its fifth round with one podfic created! I’ve included it in the roundup below.

If you’re an author or podficcer interested in partnering up to create a fanwork, you can still sign up for pod_together until this Saturday! You can sign up as an individual or as a pre-arranged group. Like last year, I’m happy to open up the comments of this post to anybody who would like to use it as a way to find a pod_together partner.

(As an additional note, the pod_together mods are particularly interested in seeking out SPN authors as participants.)

As always, if I’ve missed anything of interest, please let me know! :)

Roundup of SPN & SPNRPF podfics posted May 6, 2014 to June 4, 2014

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05 May 2014 @ 09:34 pm
amplificathon’s Amplificathon challenge finished up on May 1st. The final points tally is here, and reena_jenkins won, for the second year in a row!

In case you missed it last time: Although not specifically about podfic, tebtosca hosted a voice meme! Tons of people participated, and you can listen to so many different voices!

Some helpful new resources for the technical side of podfic production:

[personal profile] lunchee shared a video tutorial she made herself about sound quality in Garageband.

chasingriver shared a link to a video tutorial on how to improve sound quality using Audacity.

During this year’s bitchinparty, there was a podfic panel and exmanhater, rhea314, and regonym have shared a link to resource handout they made.

If you follow @twitter, you may be interested in finding out how [personal profile] paraka runs the account. She wrote about her methods here!

[personal profile] dr_fumbles_mcstupid hosted a fanworks auction to fundraise money for her cat’s surgery. The auction officially closed on May 3rd, but you might be able to still bid or donate since it’s for such a good cause!

spn_cinema has begun posting Round 5, and it looks like there’s at least one podfic to look forward to!

pod_together has their schedule up for this year’s challenge. Sign ups open at the end of the month!

pt_lightning is running another round during the month of May.

Posting for cakehole_club’s Cakebang begins NEXT MONTH! Get ready for lots of SPN podfics! Don’t forget to submit a progress report here by May 15 if you want to work with an artist! And if you still want to record a podfic for the challenge, it’s not too late to sign up right now. <3

As always, please let me know if I've missed anything of interest! :)

Roundup of SPN & SPNRPF podfics posted April 6, 2014 to May 5, 2014

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26 April 2014 @ 03:28 pm
Here we go. There's a mixed bag here, some Sam and Dean and some J2. Enjoy.

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mood: intimidatedintimidated
music: Out Here Alone - Steve Carlson
06 April 2014 @ 05:22 pm
Spring has sprung and there’s a lot happening in podfic communities!

amplificathon is running it’s 2014 Amplificathon challenge until April 30th.

A new community called [community profile] amp_support aims to provide resources for podficcers as they participate in the Amplificathon challenge, though you don’t actually have to participate in the challenge to utilize the resources. One cool resource is Cover Me! An Emergency Podfic Coverart Meme, a place where podficcers can seek coverart and people can seek or offer coverart. Check it out!

[community profile] podfic_gsd ran another “Get Stuff Done” week from March 30 to April 5.

[community profile] welovepodfic, a challenge to encourage leaving podfic feedback, is running another round, too, from April 7-20th.

[community profile] remopodmo, a productivity challenge inspired by NaNoWriMo, is currently running their 7th round. It lasts until April 30th!

oppisum announced the launch of a multiple ship rec blog on tumblr, which includes podfic as well as fic!

pt_lightning completed another round, and you can check out the masterlist here. It includes one Supernatural podfic, which I’ve linked in the roundup below!

cakehole_club is still hosting Cakebang, a SPN/RPF podfic big bang! Posting doesn’t start until June, and you can sign up anytime!

spn_cinema begins posting in May, and it looks like there might be some podfics produced—so keep an eye out!

ETA 4-9-14: tebtosca is hosting a voice meme that looks awesomely fun. It's not specifically about podfic, but it does involve getting to listen to a lot of people's voices. :D Go check it out! (Many thanks to celtic_forest for the tip! <3)

If I've missed anything of interest, please let me know! ♥

Roundup of SPN & SPNRPF podfics posted March 2, 2014 to April 5, 2014

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01 March 2014 @ 06:01 pm
(I’m posting this roundup a little earlier than I usually do so as to catch pt_lightning and spn_cinema before their sign-ups close! As always, if you know of anything else of interest, please let me know. ♥)

pt_lightning is running round 3 during the month of march, and sign-ups are going on right now! pt_lightning is a superfast version of the yearly pod_together challenge, where authors and podficcers work together to create a fanwork! Each lightning round lasts only one month from start to finish, so you have to sign up quickly.

Claims are now open for the 5th round of spn_cinema! The challenge welcomes podfic, so if there’s a fic based on a movie that you’ve been wanting to podfic, this is a great opportunity! If you’d like to participate but don’t yet have a fic in mind, you could browse through past spn_cinema fills, j2_everafter fills, or this movie remake list.

cakehole_club is still hosting Cakebang, a SPN/RPF podfic big bang! Posting doesn’t start until the summer, and you can sign up anytime!

Keep an eye out for amplificathon’s yearly Amplificathon challenge, which is scheduled to run from March 15 to April 30. 2014’s FAQ isn’t up yet, but you can take a look at 2013’s FAQ if you need some general info.

The masterpost for the fourth Awesome Ladies Podfic Anthology is up! There was one SPN RPF podfic, and it’s also linked below.

Roundup of SPN & SPNRPF podfics posted February 5, 2014 to March 1, 2014

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Sometimes you just don’t have time for an epic, slow-build fic. Or even a one-shot. Hell, sometimes you don’t even have time for the foreplay.

Thank god for drabbles and ficlets – straight to the point, no questions asked, no strings attached. For a fic lover, Tumblr can be a wonderful place. Drabbles and ficlets aren’t exclusive to Tumblr, but thanks to the site format and ease of sharing, it’s a great platform.

I’ve also found that a few of my favorite authors post drabbles on their Tumblr, and even take prompts. Subscribing to their AO3 feed could be just the tip of the iceberg. So if you have a favorite author and they share a Tumblr link, check it out. You might be surprised.

Of course, there are downsides to Tumblr fic too. Spelling and grammar mistakes can be hard to fix once posted, and the work is almost guaranteed to be unbeta’d. Still, while that might be a distraction in a longer fic, when you’re only reading less than a thousand words, a few mistakes are easy to ignore.

The most unfortunate aspect of reading any kind of fic on Tumblr is the tendency for users to change their URLs. I’ve lost some good fics this way, after clicking a bookmark only to discover the author has moved.

Some authors transfer their work to AO3 or LJ at a later time, but others simply tag and go. It’s quite a mixture out there.

It’s quick and dirty – and so are these ficlets I’ve decided to rec today! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

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22 February 2014 @ 07:52 pm
I bring you an awesome assortment of fic this month. I hope there's something for each of you.

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mood: contentcontent
music: The Way I Feel - Mesh