The Boom Effect

Just a quick plug for a web event happening next week called The Boom Effect. The event will start on Saturday, February 27th at 10AM Eastern time via UStream.

This charity drive is a live, online auction to raise money for the trust fund of Tee Morris’ daughter who lost her mother on January 5, 2010. There will be at least 5 hours of entertainment hosted by Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrit. We’ll be in the live audience cheering everybody on, and likely on camera on the main feed as well. It’s shaping up to be a really fun time. You’ll be able to bid from the chat room, through e-mail, proxy-bid on the website, and I think via video or audio on Skype or UStream.

And with over 70 items up for auction (so far!!) there is something for everyone to get excited about and bid for! Everything from jewelry, to pictures, paintings by celebrities, custom music, book dedications, food, clothes, signed DVDs and books, knitwear, and even Mozart’s Balls!! Seriously, go check out everything up for auction!

Hope to see you there!

Episode 49 – Transcendental 2

There will be two posts for this one. In the first we bring our traditional podcastiness in audio form. As you will hear at the beginning of the episode, there is also the video version of the episode here.

Too long in the making, we are proud to bring you our Transcendence Trial tutorial. At the start of the episode Viv breaks down the basics of the Trans Trial and how we go about running it. Then we actually run through it “live” with a full team.

Sorry, no news or fluff. The contest winner will be announced in a special drop this week.

The video is available in a few bunch of different formats, listed below:

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We’d like to thank the team members who helped us run the trial:

Items mentioned in the episode:

Zombie Connection

As an early Halloween treat, we’re pleased to bring you The Zombie Connection.

Lyrics: Kim Fortuner and Patrick E. McLean
Vocals: Kim Fortuner
Guitar: Tim Dodge
Orchestra and production: Chooch Schubert

The song was originally written and recorded at Dragon*Con 2009 in about 30 minutes. Tim and Kim agreed to record clean versions of their parts and let me wrap other instruments and sound effects around them.

enjoy!

Special Episode 9 – Tee Morris and Watchmen

We had an opportunity to sit down with Tee Morris the other night and talk about super hero movies, gaming, and a million other geeky topics.

This discussion is more about super heroes in various media than City of Heroes, but we do manage to talk about many features and aspects of the game.

Two warnings:

  1. Tthere are bad words. We drop the F Bomb a few times and discuss.. um.. anatomy.
  2. There are spoilers. We discuss all aspects of many different movie/book/comic properties and without pausing to give warnings, so be prepared to hit pause/fast forward if you hear a topic that you don’t want to get spoiled on πŸ™‚

During our conversation we mention:

Tee Morris links:

Quick Note

I wanted to make everyone aware of additional recordings of Balticon panels that Viv and I participated on.

I didn’t feel right about dropping these directly into either of our podcast feeds since they contain no gaming, parenting, or blending content πŸ™‚ They are focused on podcasting/recording/audio techie stuff.

You can check them out over at my new site Random Acts of Chooch. The three panels contain different combinations of me, Viv, Scott Sigler, PG Holyfield, MAinPA, Thomas “Command Line” Gideon, Dan the Fan, Nobilis Reed, Marc “Grailwolf” Bailey, Heather Welliver, and Tyler Waldeman.

New CoH specific content is Coming Soonβ„’

Balticon43 Techno

I wrote this song to highlight Balticon 43 and our New Media Party as well as some great podcast and web comic creators. Enjoy!

Oh and feel free to include it in your own show if you’re a podcaster πŸ™‚

Balticon43 NMP Promo 1

This is our first promo for the New Media Party at Balticon. We’ll be producing at least one more promo and will be linking them on our Balticon page over at our other site.

Head over there for details on where we’ll be during the con as well as the unfolding details of the New Media Costume Party that we’ll be hosting!

Special 8 – Happy St. P and Special Announcement

We bring you a short snippet of audio to wish everyone a happy Saint Patrick’s Day, as well as deliver a special announcement.

Nothing game related mind you – this one’s all fluff!

The song used for this special episode is The Lark in the Morning by Dongas Tribe

PPD Hardsuit Contest

Win a PPD Hardsuit Costume Token!

PPD Hardsuit

Enter our random drawing to win a PPD Hardsuit Costume Code from The COH Podcast! These were given out at the NCSoft booth at PAX ’08 and we have acquired extra codes for you to win!

Simply send an email to cohpodcast@gmail.com with ‘PPD Hardsuit Contest’ in the subject line. The deadline is Midnight, September 27, 2008. Drawing on September 28, 2008 and the winners will be notified via email after announcement on the episode is made. We are asking that entries come from those over 18 years of age.

Note: This costume token grants a costume toggle – not simply tailor options. The toggle is a permanent power that will be available to all of your characters! While the suit doesn’t grant any additional powers, it is way cool looking πŸ™‚

Playing for Keeps – Free PDF

Attached is the full PDF of Mur Lafferty’s Playing For Keeps novel with the bonus story- PARASITE AWAKENS

He likes Pallas. He likes who he is when he experiences her life out of her eyes. And now he looks through her eyes at his own sleeping brown face as she peers at him through the crystal porthole in his stasis chamber.

After twenty years, Parasite will wake up.

Don’t forget to purchase the print edition of Playing For Keeps from Amazon.com on Monday, August 25, 2008 !! If you’d like to buy a copy its important to wait until that date to help push it up the Amazon charts enabling higher visibility of this awesome book!

And don’t forget to enter our contest to win a signed copy of the novel!! But you gotta hurry- we need to receive your e-mail w/ name, address, and age (over 18, please) by midnight tonight (5/23/2008)!!