The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 255): An Epic-Epic Fantasy Panel with Sarah Chorn, Kate Elliott, Jaym Gates, Felix Gilman, Laura Resnick & Tad Williams

In episode 255 of the SF Signal Podcast Patrick Hester and Jaym Gates bring together Kate Elliott, Tad Williams, Laura Resnick, Felix Gilmanand Sarah Chorn to discuss Epic Fantasy!

Grand kingdoms and endless battles, fair maidens and bright queens, elves and lost scions. Epic fantasy is beloved by many, but it goes far beyond Tolkien…

The Panel & Links:

© 2014 SFSignal.com
Featuring original music by John Anealio

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8 thoughts on “The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 255): An Epic-Epic Fantasy Panel with Sarah Chorn, Kate Elliott, Jaym Gates, Felix Gilman, Laura Resnick & Tad Williams”

  1. I’m a fan of Laura Resnick the human being.

    This episode doesn’t appear in iTunes by the way.

  2. Looking forward to this episode!

    Unfortunately, I’m unable to play this episode on my ipod touch. The episode shows up in the feed, but the podcast app treats it as a link (trying to send me to the SF Signal website) – preventing me from streaming or downloading it. I haven’t had this problem with any other SF Signal episodes (or other podcasts more generally). Not sure if it’s a problem related to my device or a larger technical issue.

    1. Stefan – there was an issue when the post went live with some errant HTML that may have caused some issues. It’s since been fixed and when I download the episode from iTunes, I can play it as normal. Same with the podcast rss feed.

      Try deleting what you have, and reloading/redownloading.

      Sorry for the issues. If this doesn’t work, we can look and see if there’s something else going on.

      ~P
      @atfmb

  3. Hello. as part of the publicity from the recent Hugo awards, I decided to try your podcast.

    However, when I downloaded it, I found the file was completely unidentified. A bad file name: just some random characters (4g6ldzqybn4dp5k3hkox.mp3 for the latest episode), instead of something like SFSignal_255.mp3.

    Nothing to indicate what it is, at all!

    I listen to many podcasts, and this is very important to me so I know what I have listened to, and will listen to, once I download it. I suppose if someone listens to only one podcast, this might be an issue. But for me, it is important to know what the file is once I download it. If the podcast is an outright bad file like this one is, I tend to overlook it after I download it, since it is completely unidentified.

    Please consider fixing this. The podcast now is like a book in a library where all the books have random numbers on the spine,and you had to open it and go in a few pages to find the title. Thanks!

    1. Hi there,

      The file name you are seeing is automatically generated by the media hosting company. It only appears when you download the episode directly from the RSS feed or the Download Link in the post. Unfortunately, it’s completely out of our control.

      ID3 tags are created for each file. If you subscribe via iTunes, the file name pulls from the ID3 tags and comes through as, for example: The SF Signal Podcast (Episode 255)_ An Epic-Epic Fantasy Panel with Sarah Chorn, Kate Elliott, Jaym Gates, Felix Gilman, Laura Resnick & Tad Williams

      This is not an error or problem with the podcast, but an artifact of the media hosting company’s override of the file name.

      Hope this helps!

      @atfmb

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