Apart from all the shows I make, I also appear at audio fiction events, imparting wisdom and assistance like an old, drunk owl. Cross-eyed and hooting madly. Flying into walls.
Where Improv Meets
Actual Play Panel,
London Podcast Festival
I hosted the first panel of Audio Fiction Day at LPF2021, joined by Alex Newall, Liz Campbell, Nathan Blades and Chris and Jen Sugden. We discussed how techniques from improvised comedy could inform performances in roleplaying podcasts. In fact, I hosted it exactly the same way I gamemaster RPGs, only losing one party member in the process.
Audio Drama Panel, PodUK
Hosted by Ella Watts, we spoke about representation in podcasting, building communities, and managing productions. I made such an immediate impression of pessimism that every time my co-panellist Alex Newall said the word ‘cynical’, he looked directly at me.
How to Make an Actual Play, PodUK
A remastered, director's cut of the talk I gave at the London Podcast Festival 2019. It included revised tips about production and social media, and a new voiceover at the end where you find out I'm a replicant.
How to Make an Actual Play, London Podcast Festival
The first outing of my Actual Play talk with Ellie Sparrow from Flintlocks & Fireballs. We spoke about how to take a roleplaying game from the table to the airwaves and not die in the process, informed by my many years' experience of dying horribly in the process.
Judge, DQ Scriptwriting Competition
I was selected as one of three judges in the Dashingly Quirky Scriptwriting Competition. I was very honoured to be given the opportunity to help new writers. I just wish they'd let me wear my judge's wig.
Judge, ADPP Scriptwriting Competition
I was selected as one of three judges in the Audio Drama Production Podcast's scriptwriting competition. They were a lovely, supportive group, to which I brought a much-needed dose of chaos and suspicion.
Audio Drama Panel,
Oxford Writers' House