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  What is
  The Once
  &
  Future
  Podcast?



I listen to a lot of podcasts.  Thing is, no one out there was doing exactly the kind of one I wanted to be hearing, so I’ve taken it upon myself to fill that void.

I love books and I love my fellow authors.  I am pretty keen on celebrating that.  I wanted a place where I could talk about all things happening within my chosen genre, all the things I love in fantasy, science fiction, even some crossover into paranormal romance, including weekly segments focused on: breaking news, upcoming titles, interviews with guest authors from every point in their various careers, upcoming book tour info, convention news, and just overall general discussion of our genre.

Parts of the podcast will be reader focused, but there will also be parts coming up for those who are writers, including interviews with professionals of all walks of life from within the world of publishing itself.  When we can, we’ll talk with editors, artists, publicists, you name it. 

So listen to the podcast and "Like" our Facebook page. That's where we'll be holding discussions on each of the shows.

Questions or Interested in sponsoring the podcast?
Contact us at OnceAndFuturePodcast@gmail.com

Queries from writers:  Please have your agent or publicist contact us.

If you like the show and want to support it, please feel free to make a donation which will go towards equipment upgrades and keeping the program commercial free.



O&F Podcast, Ep. 51:  Faith Hunter

Wherein author Faith Hunter and I discuss her first comic con, her bone collection, life before the fantasy genre, Superman, and the Rogue Mage and Jane Yellowrock urban fantasy series.  Oh, and some writing advice too!  Plus you can win a copy of one of her Jane Yellowrock series by listening!

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O&F Podcast, EP. 50:  Christopher Golden
Wherein we discuss fantasy author 
Christopher Golden and his original fiction, writing the Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels and video games, HellboyJoe Golem, the Baltimore comic series, how Lynyrd Skynyrd is like collaborating, his road to publication, and some great advice for writers.  Plus a chance to win a signed copy of his latest novella Father Gaetano's Puppet Catechism!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 49:  Haunted Halloween Special 2

WE’RE BACK!

For our 2nd Haunted Halloween Special, we’ve got all new spooktacular tales read by their authors: Alethea Kontis, Amber Benson, Anton Strout, Faith Hunter, Daniel Marks, Jaye Wells, and Yasmine Galenorn!

 (And don't forget to check out Episode 7, our first Haunted Halloween Special if you haven't heard it yet!)

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 48:  Matt Forbeck

Wherein I talk with game designer/author/comic book writer Matt Forbeck about roleplaying and video games, late night meetings with J. J. Abrams, comic books, where business meets art, and his insane (yet successful) 12 for ’12 Kickstarter campaign.

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 47:  Thomas E. Sniegoski

Wherein I talk with urban fantasy/comic book writer Thomas E. Sniegoski about writing both, collaboration, the deep neurosis all writers have, his obsession with dogs in his books, lack of religious outrage at his series with angels, and I gush over his Buffy The Vampire Slayer video game writing.

Plus a chance for you to win his latest Remy Chandler novel!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 46:  Anton Strout w/ guest host Amber Benson

On the 1-year anniversary of the first O&F Podcast, guest host Amber Benson interviews author Anton Strout about his latest urban fantasy, Alchemystic, being besties, changing sex at will, Worldbuilders, how The Hodgman affects all authors, New York Comic Con, and much, much more!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 45:  Keith Baker

This episode game designer and author Keith Baker and I talk about one of my favorite card games Gloom, Cthluhu Gloom,
how he came up with and world built the contest–winning Dungeons & Dragons world of Eberron, how fun killing a family can be, and…. THE HELLCOW!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 44:  K. A. Stewart

This episode I talk with author K. A. Stewart about her Jesse James Dawson series, the cosmic mystery that is the Amazon Sales Ranking, being a world building whoor, balancing writing with World of Warcraft, the crazy things we do to research our books, life as outliners, and how ALL  authors are neurotic.  Plus a chance to win a copy of your choice of one of the books in the Jesse James Dawson Series!

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O&F Podcast, Ep 43:  Doyce Testerman

This episode I talk writing with Hidden Things debut author Doyce Testerman about our lush gaming histories in MMO’s and  pen & paper games, how people keep comparing him to Neil Gaiman (poor him!), the power of NANOWRIMO!, nerdlove thanks to City of Heroes, tackling The Silmarillion again, and our dice addiction problem.  Plus a chance to win a copy of Hidden Things!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 42:
Chloe Neill

This episode I talk with author Chloe Neill about her Dark Elite young adult series, and her urban fantasy Chicagoland Vampires series,  which, surprisingly does indeed have vampires from Chicago in it!  We also discuss our author bucket lists and BINGO cards, trauma=writing!, why we really NEED our day jobs, and discover that this particular episode is very therapeutic for the both of us!

Plus a chance to win one of her books! 


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O&F Podcast, Ep. 41:  Kat Richardson

This episode I talk with author Kat Richardson about her Greywalker urban fantasy series, but we discuss more than just silly old book writing.  We discuss house boats, her lack of television, how often we can say DUUUDE, quantum theory, what’s a magazine is, which of us can be lazier, the fine things we smelled at Comic Con, death by watermelon, and most importantly, CUPCAKES! Plus a chance to win some of her books!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 40: 
Gen Con 2012

This week in our FORTIETH EPISODE(!) we discuss the 18-year history of the Writer’s Symposium at Gen Con, where yours truly sold his first short story. Also:  what you can learn about writing, gaming, and how its coordinator Marc Tassin brings it all together!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 39:
 San Diego Comic Con 2012

This week's episode comes to you straight from this year’s San Diego Comic Con where I talk about all the nifty toys and comics I got, what I did and what I saw, asking the same of some of my fellow authors—Rachel Caine, Myke Cole, J.F. Lewis, Kat Richardson and Doyce Testerman.


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O&F Podcast, Ep. 38: 
Michael R. Underwood


This week I talk with author Michael R. Underwood about what geekomancers are, how Patrick Rothfuss and I should fight Pokemon ARENA STYLE!, the digital frontier,  how deep a geek he is, the Argentine Tango and the Renaissance Martial Arts. Oh, and books and writing stuff.

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 37:  Devon Monk

This week I talk with author Devon Monk about the latest in her Allie Beckstrom urban fantasy series plus her Age of Steam series—Dead Iron, and the just releasing Tin Swift.  We also discuss our very similar writing lives, how one of our series both come from short stories we wrote, how I R a MASTER STORYTELLER, and she announces her new series with us in BREAKING NEWS that you will hear first right here! 

Plus the chance to win one book from both series!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 36:  Alethea Kontis

This week I talk with author Alethea Kontis about her latest young adult book Enchanted, Alpha-Oops!, Dragon Con, fangirlism, Mad Scientist Garden Gnomes, fairy tales, how we hate THE MUSE, and just how hard it is out there for Disney’s lost princess!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 35:  Paul S. Kemp


This week I talk with author Paul S. Kemp about his tie-in work for a few worlds you may know:  Star Wars and Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms.  We’ll discuss what it takes to work in shared worlds and we’ll also learn all about his own novel set in his very own world entitled The Hammer & the Blade.  Plus a chance to win a signed copy of said title!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 34: BEA 2012


This week we’ve got a special treat for you as I play roving reporter at BEA (Book Expo America) in NYC, bringing you the scifi and fantasy highlights so you wouldn’t feel left out.  And I think I caught some cool stuff for you!

 For instance:
John Freakin’ Scalzi, lord of the internet, about Tor going DRM-free and Redshirts, his latest book’s birthday

- What’s going on at Quirk BooksPride & Prejudice & Zombies, who you know as the progenitors of

- Graphic novel purveyors Boom! Studios (Planet of the Apes, Hellraiser, Adventure Time)

- Dark Horse Comics (Buffy, Angel, Hellboy, The Goon, Mass Effect and much, much more)

-  And finally, I talk with SFWA, the Scient Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, about why I should join them

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 33:  Yasmine Galenorn

This episode I talk with paranormal romance author Yasmine Galenorn, about her fascinating road to publication, her sexay, sexay books, skimpy armor for women in Dungeons & Dragons, the fact that I might speak Elvish (well, technically Quenya), I get a little misty eyed, and we get surprisingly deep about living our lives &  also… were-spiders!

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O& F Podcast, Ep. 32:  Ann Aguirre

This week I talk with Ann Aguirre, author of romantic science fiction (in her Sirantha Jax series), urban fantasy (with her Corine Solomon series), dystopian YA (with the Razorland trilogy),  the Dread Queen series, steampunk, and the Beauty trilogy.  She also writes as Ellen Connor and Ava Gray.  Hell, I’m beginning to suspect that she may even write books under the name Anton Strout, for all I know!  We’ll get to the bottom of all of this and talk WAY too much about video games and my previous life as a lady T’wilek dancer in the Star Wars universe!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 31: 
Keith R. A. DeCandido

 If you like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, Farscape, Firefly, Doctor Who, D&D or Star Trek, you NEED to listen to this week’s show as  I talk with author Keith R.A. DeCandido, who’s written for them all, as well as his own fantasy and scifi books.  Plus I discuss what a great week it was to be a geekSo come on in… the geekery’s fine!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 30:  Justin Gustainis


This week we talk with
Justin Gustainis, author of the Quincy Morris Supernatural Investigation series:  Black Magic Woman, Evil Ways, & Sympathy for the Devil as well as Hard Spell, the first book in his Occult Crime Unit Investigation series, with its second book, Evil Dark, just hitting shelves now.

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 29:  Kevin Hearne

 
This week we talk with Kevin Hearne, author of The Iron Druid Chronicles, the latest book, book four, Tricked out this very week. We discuss why everyone hates Thor, how you haven’t really lived until you’ve turned into a wolf, his 19 year over night success, the warm fuzzy spot in his heart for Swedish metal, and an amazing sounding charity book he’s contributing to along with a host of other awesome authors.

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 28: 
Kevin Shinick

This week we talk with Kevin Shinick, the Emmy award winning writer and producer of Cartoon Network’s MAD, who is also known as the Creative Director, writer and voice actor of Adult Swim’s animated sketch show, Robot Chicken.  We’ll discuss how he got those gigs, hosting PBS’ Where In Time Is Carmen San Diego?, his Radio City Music Hall production of Spider-man, his upcoming work on The Avenging Spider-man, and his many visits to Skywalker Ranch.  Thanks to my clever audio engineering, I’ve removed most of the jealousy from my voice throughout the interviewing.

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 27:  Christopher Farnsworth

This week we talk with paranormal spy thriller author Christopher Farnsworth about his Nathaniel Cade series (Blood Oath, The President’s Vampire and  Red, White and Blood) including a hardcover giveaway of your choice of one of them!  We also talk about what a sneaky bastard he is, our bad first novels, setting the paranormal mixed with the real world, why I need to watch Justified, comics, and learning to let our geek flag fly.

(Hint:  we both got published when we embraced what we loved)  
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O&F Podcast, Ep. 26:  Bradley Beaulieu

This week we talk with epic fantasist Bradley Beaulieu about his Lays of Anuskaya series from Night Shade Books, our glory days at Gen Con, some gaming--surprising, right?, and more than usual about writing.  He's got a lot of smart advice for writers out there, stuff I'm sure readers will be curious to hear about too!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 25:  Carolyn Turgeon

This week we talk with magical realism author Carolyn Turgeon about being heir apparent to the Gregory MacGuire throne, her bad of honor as a founding member of the Dorks of the Round Table, the movie development on her book Mermaid, as well as discuss her new young adult novel The Next Full Moon.  Plus a chance to win one of her books! 

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 24:  Patricia Briggs

This week we talk with New York Times bestselling author Patricia Briggs, whose new book Fair Game, the third in her Alpha and Omega series, is out this week.  We talk about writing, sort out all her ongoing series, which ones are intermingled, graphic novels, and how she both saved my life and then tried to take it... twice!  Plus a chance to win one of her books! 

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 23: Allison Pang


This week we talk with urban fantasy author Allison Pang, whose latest book A Sliver of Shadow is just out now
.  We talk writing, porn-icorns, role playing games, art to nude people ratios on Tumblr, and there’s also a surprise Hello Kitty quiz to be had!  Reason enough to listen, no?  PLUS a chance to win one of her books! 

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 22: Amber Benson

This week we talk with one of my favorite people in the world, actress/director/author Amber Benson about her new book How To Be Death.   We also discuss one of her FAVE authors (ME!), why some people watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer were Tara Haters, what "bonnet rippers" are, why traveling cross country by train blows, and then a surprising amount of discussion about bathrooms.  Plust a chance to win a full se of the Calliope Reaper-Jones series! 


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O&F Podcast, Ep. 21: Saladin Ahmed

Wherein I talk with author Saladin Ahmed, finalist for the Nebula and Campbell Awards, about his highly anticipated debut, THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, a fantasy adventure with all the magic of The Arabian Nights.

And yes, gaming comes up.
  As usual.

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 20: Myke Cole

Wherein I talk with military fantasy author Myke Cole about his debut novel, Shadow Ops:  Control Point, and discuss gaming, comics, his military background and his grand experiment in becoming a full-time writer. 

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 19: J. F. Lewis

Wherein I talk with urban fantasy author J.F. Lewis about his Void City vampire series, writing, and what else?  Gaming! 

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 18: Patrick Rothfuss

Wherein I talk in the second part of our interview with epic fantasist, Worldbuilders Charity humanitan and my personal nemesis, Patrick Rothfuss (see fortune cookie picture where he called for my death) about writing, author neurosis and video games!  Learn the secrets behind the man who brought you The Name of the Wind  and The Wise Man's Fear, the first two books in his Kingkiller Chronicles.  

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 17: Lucienne Diver



Wherein I talk with Knight Agency agent and paranormal author Lucienne Diver about agenting, writing young adult and adult, and roller coasters!  Plus a chance to win a signed copy of her latest, Fangtastic

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 16: Diana Rowland

Wherein Diana Rowland (Sins of the Demon, My Life as a White Trash Zombie) and I discuss demons, zombies, w00tstock, swearing, and much, much more.  Plus a chance to win two rare Advance Reading Copies of Secrets of the Demon! 

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O&F Podcast, Episode 15: 
Patrick Rothfuss, Worldbuilders Charity

A bonus episode!  Wherein Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind, The Wise Man's Fear) and I discuss his phenomenal Worldbuilders Charity with Heifer International & how YOU can help! 

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 14:  Jaye Wells

Wherein I engage in deep, deep writerly discussion with urban fantasy author Jaye Wells  and we give away a signed copy of her latest Sabina Kane book, Silver Tongued Devil

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 13: Ari Marmell

Wherein I talk about turning in my new book & then converse with gamer geek/fantasy author Ari Marmell (aka Mouseferatu) about his many fine books & roleplaying game tie-ins! 

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O&F Podcast, Episode 12:  E. E. Knight


Wherein I talk with scifi/fantasy author E.E. Knight about his Vampire Earth and Age of Fire series, and we give away some of his books!

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O&F Podcast, Episode 11:  Kelly McCullough

This week we talk with scifi/fantasy author Kelly McCullough, wherein we discuss his WebMage and Fallen Blade series.  Oh, also cats and D&D. 

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O&F Podcast, Episode 10:  Lev Grossman

This week we talk with New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman about his books The Magician, The Magician King, and WAY too much about Dungeons & Dragons!
 
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O&F Podcast, Episode 9:  Matthew Cody

Wherein I discuss my holiday offering to you and talk to comic book geek/young adult author Matthew Cody (Powerless, The Dead Gentleman).

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O&F Podcast, Episode 8: Maurice Broaddus, Laura Anne Gilman

After a week of dealing with technical debacles, we're back with awesome urban fantasists Maurice Broaddus and Laura Anne Gilman

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 7 Haunted Halloween Special

To celebrate the season, I’ve invited some of my most ghoulish and delightful author friends to join in this danse macabre and regale us with stories inspired by their darker nature:

Amber Benson, Tim Waggoner, Jennifer Brozek, Christopher Golden, Rachel Caine, Anton Strout, Heather Graham, Jonathan Maberry,
and Nalo Hopkinson!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 6: 
New York Comic Con 2011 Panel-
Demonic Hotspots


Our recording of
the New York Comic Con 2011 panel 
DEMONIC HOTSPOTS, INFERNAL PIT STOPS AND THE BADLANDS:
THE GREAT AMERICAN ROAD TRIP TO HELL!

With authors
Kim Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Edward Lazellari, Rachel Caine, Christina Henry and yours truly, Anton Strout.

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 5: Kelly Meding & Jeanne Stein

This week I blather on about where you can find me at New York Comic Con, talk to dark urban fantasy author Kelly Meding and Anna Strong Chronicles vamptastic author Jeanne Stein.

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 4:  Drew Magary, Colleen Lindsay, Book Country

Our pre-New York Comic Con Special, wherein we talk to Drew Magary (The Postmortal, my fave scifi book of the fall) and Colleen Lindsay of  Book Country, an exciting new community for writers.  Plus new giveaways and last weeks' winners!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 3:  Amber Benson

Episode 3 features urban fantasy author and Buffy The Vampire Slayer Alum Amber Benson,  wherein we discuss writing, acting, directing, and why George R.R. Martin thinks I'm crazy.  Plus last week's winners and this week's giveaways!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 2:  Jim C. Hines

Features humorous fantasy author Jim C. Hines, wherein we discuss writing, goblins, princesses, and were-jaguars.  Plus last week's winners and this week's giveaways!

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O&F Podcast, Ep. 1:  Paperback Dolls, Jackie Kessler and Charlaine Harris

Our inaugural episode, wherein I talk to bloggers the Paperback Dolls, author Jackie Kessler, and Sookie Stackhouse creator Charlaine Harris.

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