Back from an incredible week in the USA!
|This is our Ogle award. The name comes from Charles Ogle, who was the first actor to portray Frankenstein back in the silent movie era. His grim visage adorns the plaque.|
|Accepting the award during the opening ceremony of CONvergence 2011.|
| The best picture of the lot, this one shows the wonderful audio drama people we got to know better during our stay.
Top to bottom, left to right: the gentleman with the Superman T-shirt is Jack J. Ward, host of the Sonic Society that has featured our show. He is also the director of Electric Vicuna productions and won an Ogle this year for his supernatural audio drama, Soul Survivor.
Second row, from the left: Jerry Stearns, the man who organizes the awards who is also a radio drama writer/producer with Great Northern Audio. To the right of him there’s me (Domien De Groot, writer/producer of the Witch Hunter Chronicles). Then we have Fred Greenhalgh who also hosts a podcast featuring modern audio drama (including Witch Hunter) called Radio Drama Revival. Besides that, he is an excellent writer/producer who created this year’s Mark Time award-winning production “The Cleansed“, a post-apocalyptic tale recorded on location in Maine. To his right, there is Cayenne Chris Conroy, winner of this years Gold Ogle award and director of Teknikal Difficulties, an audio drama production house based in Minneapolis.
Front row: left is Kris M. Markman, one of the judges of the awards, Brian Price, also a judge and co-writer/producer with Jerry Stearns on Great Northern Audio. To his right is Audio Epics’ voice performance director Eline Hoskens. To her right, Scott Hickey, writer/producer of horror audio drama series The Grist Mill. Finally, we have Samantha Mason (director) and Matthew J Boudreau (sound designer/mixer) from 1918, a retrofuturistic audio drama that won a Mark Time award this year.
We spent many hours until late in the night chatting with these people and all of them are amazingly committed audio dramaphiles who’ve made us little Belgians feel very welcome!