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Episode 24: 2017 LA Times Festival of Books
Back in late April, I attended the 2017 LA Times Festival of Books. The largest book festival in the US, this free annual event celebrates the written word. With panels on a variety of topics, readings and interviews with authors, and even music performances, there’s always something for everyone. This was my third year attending. While I was there, I interviewed many of the people in the various vendor booths throughout the festival.
Basic show notes:
- Running time is 43 minutes and 40 seconds.
- The main interviews were recorded on April 24, 2017.
- The marching band you hear at the beginning is the USC marching band, from this video I took during the festival.
- I managed to interview the following:
- Neil Teixeira, volunteer with the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library;
- Haneen Khalaf, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the XPRIZE Adult Education project;
- Michael Mullin, author with Gemiknight Press;
- Anomaly Productions (you can see a video of how the augmented reality comic works over on my Instagram);
- Emily Bergman with the Jane Austen Society;
- John Palisano, who talked to me about the Horror Writers Association; and
- Sanjay Nambiar, the writer (and founder) of the Super Amazing Princess Heroes.
- For more information about the LA Times Festival of Books, visit their website.
- Mid-show plug is from science fiction and fantasy author Nancy Kress who will be the subject of my next podcast.
- Theme music is “Schoolyard Haze”, by Jari Pitkanen, available via the Free Music Archive.
- This podcast is released under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike License.
- Interested in hearing other episodes of G33K Out? Check them out here.
And now, it’s time to geek out.