War of the Worlds 75th Anniversary Contest

From the Programming Department at Convergence comes this invitation to Audio Producers.

2013 will be the year for the 75th Anniversary of the Most Famous radio broadcast of all time - Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds. (October 30, 1938) To commemorate that event, a contest has been created for original audio drama productions related to this work. Here are the basics:

• Original audio dramas ("original" means that you, the submitter own the rights).
• The works don't have to be new, but they shouldn't already have won any other award.
• Maximum length is 15 minutes.
• The production must include all of the following elements:
  • Arrival inside a meteorite.
  • Tripods are used for locomotion.
  • Massive destruction.
  • Natural biological solution.

The location, time (past, present, future), protagonists (maybe it's Earth invading Mars for a change) and all other elements are up for grabs.

Submissions are due by May 1, 2013.

There are even real prizes provided by iZotope (izotope.com). Thank you! Prizes are:

• First prize, a copy of RX 2 Standard ($349 MSRP)
• Second prize, a copy of Iris+2 ($299 MSRP)
• Third prize, a copy of Ozone 5 Standard ($249 MSRP)

Submissions are welcome from any audio producers around the world.
Contact Craig Finseth, (warworlds75@gmail.com) with any questions.
See http://www.finseth.com/ww75 for further details.

The Recollections of Turner Ashbey



Turner follows Laze Fitzgerald’s directions, and recalls a particularly memorable event they both attended when they were teenagers, before things fell apart.

Recollections of Turner Ashbey, Chapter 4

(13 minutes, 10 MB)