A couple weeks ago, I said to John DeNardo: “Ya know – I need to write something for you.” “Yeah?” he replied. “What would you write?”
An excellent question. I wasn’t sure just yet what I would write or how often either, but I quickly became excited by the prospect and started planning out some topics that I could cover that would fit well on SF Signal. Then came more. We started chatting about the Functional Nerds podcast; he, John Anealio and I. We (The Functional Nerds) wanted John to come on more shows with us and he wanted to be more involved, but wondered how we could get SF Signal itself more involved. Things began to percolate.
Conversations continued. Turns out, SF Signal has wanted to do some sort of podcast endeavor for quite some time now but they haven’t had the time to really dedicate to it.
Enter The Functional Nerds…
We sold John on the idea of a dedicated SF Signal podcast; something sleeker, leaner than what we normally do over on our podcast – shorter too. It would focus on a couple of topics for discussion, include the SF Signal Irregulars – any of em that wanted to be a part of it, rotating each week to give us fresh perspectives and voices. It would also include interviews with authors, actors, movers & shakers within the vast spectrum of genre media – and it would hit every Monday.
Hosted & co-hosted by me, John Anealio & John DeNardo, it would be a new chapter in the evolution of SF Signal as the premiere destination on the web for fans of speculative fiction news, reviews, mind melds and tidbits. And it will start very soon.
So when I went back to the question, ‘What would I write for SF Signal?’, I realized that the first thing would have to be about this new podcast and to ask you, the readers, a couple of questions and get your input.
- Who would you like to hear interviewed? There are a lot of interviews out there on podcasts, but is there someone you’ve been dying to hear from who hasn’t shown up? A new author, a seasoned author – let us know!
- What topics do you want to hear discussed? Is there something going on today that just has you riled up and you don’t feel enough people are talking about it? eBooks, reboots, crappy Hollywood adaptations ruining your favorite novels or stories – give us a list!
All right – that’s it. Big news, I know. I’m excited. John D. & John A. are excited. How about you?