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MIKE was at BALTICON at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Memorial Day Weekend

Mike's Reading

Sunday May 26th at 1pm - in the St. George Room

Mike will be reading an excerpt from his most recent work, the short story ALIBI JONES: Christmas Present. Authors John French and Ted Weber will also be reading from their work - come join us!

Mike's Panels

Friday May 24th

Writing Scripts Based on Your Own Work  Pride of Baltimore II  Fri 6:00 PM

Come learn the process of turning your fiction into a script, whether it's for a movie, play, comic, or audio drama. Doc Coleman moderates, with Mike, Charles Brown, Jay Smith and Mark Redfield. Mike will talk about adapting a novel to a graphic novel.

Click the links below to get the resources. Mike's Docs are in a Dropbox Folder.

Sunday May 26th

Why the Storyteller Needs a Narrator Pride of Baltimore II Sun 2:00 PM

Veronica moderates this panel, joined by Mike, Melissa HaydenStarla Huchton, Paul E. Cooley and August Grappin. As authors monetize multiple revenue streams, audiobooks represent a popular venue with diverse distribution options. Investing in a narrator whose voice fits the work and brings it to life is an important decision. Learn how to pick a voice actor and navigate this type of business venture.

Resources for Authors and Narrators

A History of Podcasting Pride of Baltimore - Sun 3:00 PM

Doc Coleman moderates, with Mike, Christiana Ellis, Ryan Haupt and Nobilis Reed, discussing the history of podcasting and how it's changed over the past 15 years. Mike began Podcasting his VATICAN ASSASSIN in 2006, an early entrant into the fields of both podcasting and podcast fiction. His Glow-in-the-Dark Radio Podcast began in September of 2006 - Mike posted his 500th Episode - and a new ALIBI JONES short story - in December 2018.

Improving Your Readings - Room 8029 - Workshop - Sun 5:00 PM

Jim Freund moderates, with Mike, Tee Morris and Jean L. Cooper alongside for this workshop. Whether for a podcast, a bookstore, or a video, writers and fans are called upon to tread where professional narrators trot. We will help you learn where, what, and how to read aloud for an audience or microphone. Mike is a 30+ year radio veteran, long-time podcaster, audio book narrator and voice actor, and will share some of the tricks and techniques learned over time.

Monday May 27th

The Future of Podcasting - Pride of Baltimore II - Mon 10:00 AM

Mark Redfield moderates, with Mike, Christiana Ellis, Fred G. Yost and Philippa Ballantine discussing how over the past 15 years, podcasting has changed from a niche production style to one taken up by media conglomerates in order to compete on the internet. How will things continue to change and what would people like to see? Mike began Podcasting in 2006, an early entrant into the fields of both podcasting and podcast fiction.

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