Jul 18, 2014

White Rocket 043: Novel Writing + Ala Phoenix Fest

Driving back from Alabama Phoenix Festival, Van thinks back over the weekend that was, then discusses several key things to keep in mind when writing a novel.

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May 16, 2014

White Rocket 042: Writing Influences & The Shattering

This week Van flies solo, discussing many of the influences on his writing over the years, and particularly how they impacted the writing of his new SF series, "The Shattering," beginning with the award-finalist novel LEGION I: LORDS OF FIRE.

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May 2, 2014

White Rocket 041: Windy City Pulp Con 2014

This week Van interviews a bunch of writers, artists and publishers at Windy City Pulp Con 2014, including Rob Davis and Ron Fortier of Airship 27, Tommy Hancock of Pro Se Productions, Joe Gentile of Moonstone, plus Chris "BC" Bell, Wayne Reinagel and Bob Kennedy.

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Apr 15, 2014

White Rocket 040: Downton Abbey, with Mike Gordon

Downton Abbey, the TV series created by Julian Fellowes and aired in the US on Masterpiece on PBS, is this week's topic, and Van is joined by fellow show enthusiast "New Legend" Mike Gordon of the mothership ESO Podcast and New Legend Productions to talk about all things Dowager Grantham! 

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Mar 16, 2014

White Rocket 039: READY PLAYER ONE!

John Ringer, co-host of the Wishbone Podcast, joins Van again this week to dig into one of their favorite books (and upcoming movies!)--READY PLAYER ONE!  Warning: the second half of the episode has lots of Spoilers!!!

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Mar 3, 2014

White Rocket 038: Star Trek Movies, Part 2

Jim Yelton of Midnight Entertainment returns to discuss the fourth, fifth and sixth films in the Star Trek movie franchise: The Voyage Home, The Final Frontier, and the Undiscovered Country.

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Feb 21, 2014

White Rocket 037: Star Trek Movies, Part 1

The multi-talented Jim Yelton returns this week to help Van explore the first 3 STAR TREK movies, including The Motion Picture, The Wrath of Khan, and The Search for Spock.


Jim's Midnight Entertainment site: http://www.midnight-entertainment.com

White Rocket Books: http://www.whiterocketbooks.com

Van's site: http://www.plexico.net


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Jan 29, 2014

White Rocket 036: Movies of 2013 in Review

The White Rocket Podcast makes its triumphant return this week as Bobby Politte joins Van to discuss what they loved and hated about the Movies of 2013!

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Oct 16, 2013

Archon Interviews Episode Coming! Tech delays….!!

At Archon, St Louis's big convention in early October, I was given a panel during which I could record an entire episode of the White Rocket Podcast, interviewing DAVID WEBER, JAN DiMASI, and LEE MARTINDALE. The panel and interviews went great. Unfortunately, I later discovered that the computer I had recorded the show on had malfunctioned, and instead of recording via the nice and expensive microphone I was passing around to everyone, it was recording off the crappy built-in "webcam mic." 


So it sounds terrible.

SO. Clearly that episode will require a good bit of work to get it in anything like shipshape. My apologies to all involved and to all who were looking forward to hearing it.  I will get it together and posted asap.

Meanwhile, stay tuned in the coming days for a new series of episodes with more of the great guests and topics you've come to expect from the White Rocket Podcast!

--Van

Sep 3, 2013

White Rocket 035: Larry Niven Interview at DragonCon 2013!

Yes, you read that correctly: Van's guest this week is SF legend Larry Niven, who sat down with him for an hour-long discussion about his career and works in front of a live audience at DragonCon 2013.  From Ringworld to Dream Park to Lucifer's Hammer, they cover as much of his fantastic creations as could be fit into an hour.  Enjoy!!

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