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London Podcast Festival Launches Audio Fiction Cluster



London Podcast Festival is taking place from the 6th to the 15th September at King’s Place in London. The event is the British Isles’ biggest podcast festival, and one of the largest in Europe – with last year’s LPF attracting over 18,000 visitors from all over the world.

Every year, Martin Zaltz Austwick (of successful podcasts Answer Me This! and the award-winning Song by Song) organizes the Podcast Maker’s Weekend. This is a weekend of events intended to help people break into podcasting: from making their first to show professionalizing their operation. This year, for the first time, the Maker’s Weekend includes and Audio Fiction Cluster.

Organized by a team of volunteers, including Elizabeth Campbell (of Wooden Overcoats and Victoriocity) and Ella Watts (of The Orphans and The Unseen Hour), the Maker’s Weekend takes place at the end of London Podcast Festival on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September. The entire event is held at King’s Place, and consists of a series of workshops, talks and panels.

This year’s audio fiction cluster will involve two workshops on sound design and production – one from co-producer of Wooden Overcoats Andy Goddard, intended as a basic introduction to the process, and one by legendary sound designer John Dryden, of Tunambay, The MessageLifeAfter and the upcoming Passenger List staring Kelly Marie Tran. Dryden will be doing an intimate talk on sound designing imaginary worlds, for which there are only fifteen tickets available.

Since audio fiction podcasts are made in a wide variety of ways, the Maker’s Weekend Audio Fiction panel with Hedley Knights (We Fix Space Junk, Audible), David Devereux (Tin Can Audio, Rusty Quill), and Meghan Fitzmartin (Red Rhino, The AM Archives) will cover a range of topics – from remote recording to directing an ensemble cast in studio. And because audio fiction does not only concern drama, there will be a workshop on actual-play podcasts from Maxamillian John (Definitely Human, The Infinite Bad) and Elle Sparrow (Flintlocks and Fireballs).


London Podcast Festival to Hold Podcast Maker Weekend



London Podcast Festival returns for its second year with a line-up that includes familiar faces and new additions. They have announced a Podcast Maker Weekend as part of the London Podcast Festival.

The Podcast Maker Weekend is a series of workshops and discussions targeted at podcast makers. Sessions will cover everything from Entertainment Podcasts, led by the Picturehouse Podcast and Flixwatcher teams, to Networks and Unheard Talent with Julie Shapiro (producer of Radiotopia) and Imriel Morgan (CEO of ShoutOut Network).

London Podcast Festival will take place on September 13-17, 2017. The Podcast Maker Weekend will run on September 16-17, 2017. Here is a look at some of the Sessions that are part of the Podcast Maker Weekend:

  • Recording 101: Getting Started with Microphones

Aimed at the beginning and intermediate podcasters, this session will cover the basics of recording, and what microphones to use for different podcasting and recording sessions.

  • Strange & Charmed presents: How to Make Your Listener Levitate

Cathy FitzGerald knows how she hooks her listeners: head, heart, guts, and soul. In this session, she offers practical tips on creating an intense tangible world through scripting, structure and surprise.

  • Editing and Post Production

Prix Europa Nominee Andy Goddard (Wooden Overcoats, Inside Donald Trump) will be giving an introductory workshop on the elusive art of editing.

  • Networks and Representation Plus Pitch-a-Thon

A panel of guests from three of the most exciting networks in podcasting in the UK and US (ShoutOut, Maximum Fun, and Radiotopia) talk about building their networks, nurturing new talent, and giving platforms to voices under-represented in mainstream media – followed by the opportunity to pitch your show idea to the panel and receive feedback from three experienced network and show-runners.

Visit the Podcast Maker Weekend website for full details about all of the sessions that will take place that weekend.