10-The Aethervox: What the Fluff?

For our tenth episode we have a real mixed bag: we have an interview with David McGuire, author of many of the stories in Twisting Fates, about what it’s like to write fluff for Malifaux; “The Other White Meat,” a continuation of Mr. Magpie’s Cemetery Circus story arc; the second part of our fluff segment with special guest co-host Shawn Kehoe, who also tells us all about Hal Con, Halifax’s sci-fi convention (we will be there, and Ian will be running Malifaux demos). In “The Man Comes Around,” Rathnard discusses his stolen Gen Con order, avatars, and his minion-of-the-month Jack Daw. And we have the usual blabber about Wyrd’s new releases, game reports and mindless gossip. Plus, we announce our first ever contest!

Special thanks this month go out to Chris at CanHammer for his generous and unexpected donation to the show. If you’re interested in Warhammer Fantasy, 40K or Flames of War, check out his podcast.

Hope you enjoy the show.

As always, show notes are after the break.

0:00 – Introduction
(Music: Julian Smith – “The Aethervox Theme“)

6:57 – CanHammer Shoutout

9:00 – Contest Announcement (send ideas for (or, better still, sound files of) short interstitial things to theaethervox@gmail.com)

12:20 – Hal Con Info (November 12-13, Halifax, Nova Scotia, World Trade and Convention Centre)

25:07 – New Releases

41:35 – Tales from the Aether Part 6: “The Other White Meat”
(Music: Bert Jansch and John Renbourn – “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”; The Ian Travis Gremlin Choir – “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”)

1:12:41 – The Man Comes Around (Rathnard’s Segment)
(Music: Johnny Cash – “The Man Comes Around”)

1:39:25 – Game Report

1:51:11 – What the Fluff? (feat. Shawn Kehoe)

2:26:32 – Interview with David McGuire on writing for Malifaux
(David’s wesbite: Incunabulum)

3:05:35 – Hobby Challenge

3:11:26 – Outroduction
(Music: Julian Smith – “The Aethervox Theme“)

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