Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Under 18 Parsecs

It's Parsec Awards nomination season again, folks, and for the second year in a row the Parsec steering committee has elected to include a category for Best Speculative Fiction Music Podcast. This award exists to recognize excellence in podcasts "where original music with a speculative fiction theme is presented."

You may remember that last year I was not only nominated for this award, but made it all the way to the final selection process. Where I was unceremoniously crushed beneath the heel of the comedy/music juggernaut that is the mighty FuMP.

So yeah, I lost, but it was a bit of a boost for both the show and me, your humble host, to be recognized as a standout amongst my peers.

I'm honestly not sure what my chances are this year, but, should you feel inclined to nominate Radio Free Hipster, I would be most grateful.

Again, no pressure, but if you were to decide to give some love to RFH, you might want to use the following format on the nomination form: 

Name of Podcast: Radio Free Hipster
URL: or
RSS feed:
Author/Creator's Name: Z.
Podcast Contact Email:
Category: Best Speculative Fiction Music Podcast

There's also a comment field. Feel free to write your own little spiel about how RFH is a bi-weekly podcast that celebrates nerd culture and showcases fantastical musical storytelling or whatever the hell it is that I do that makes you think I may actually deserve a shot at this thing. Just be honest. And literate.

And while you're at it, maybe you'll wanna nominate some other great 'casts in this and the Parsecs various other categories. Just my opinion, of course, but I think shows like StarShipSofa and Pottercast both deserve some accolades. Not to mention last year's winner Brilliant Gameologists, though the Best Gaming Podcast category seems to have been rolled into Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (General) this time around.

So there you go. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to nominate some people for some stuff. And things.

I can't make it any clearer than that.


antisoc said...

I sent in my nomination.

Z. said...

Thank you, my friend. :)

Church said...


I think you need to play that 'DragonCon' song for luck.