Stephen King Fancast: Eyes of the Dragon with Shaun Collins

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On this episode of the Stephen King Fancast, Shaun Collins and I discuss “Eyes of the Dragon.” Shaun is one of the hosts of a Doctor Who Podcast that I am a big fan of called Travelling the Vortex. He and his cronies, Glenn & Keith, also host a blast of a time, in which Wholigans (my made up word for fans of Doctor Who) all sit down at the same time on Friday nights and watch a set episode(s) of Doctor Who and share the experience with each other via Twitter. I’ve joined in for #FridayNightWho on a couple of occasions and think it’s really a great way to chat with other Who fans that I otherwise would not have met! Should you be a Doctor Who fan, or interested in getting started, then check out the Traveling the Vortex podcast!

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Stephen King Fancast: Willa feat. Christopher Birk

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The podcast is back! It’s been a long time coming since Mevio shut this podcast down (read more about that here) but it’s finally back! I am still bitter about the shutdown, however, so feel free to Tweet your hate to them on my behalf. >:)

On this episode, I am joined by  the Director of  the “Willa” adaptation, Christopher Birk. We discuss the “Willa” short story from “Just After Sunset,” and the making of Chris’ film adaptation of “Willa.” Should you be interested in finding out more info on the film, you can watch the trailer below and visit the Official Website, at Alphatree Productions.

Also, I did an interview with Christopher on this blog a few months back, so feel free to give that a read, if you like, by CLICKING HERE.

You may have heard me talking about current Facebook woes on the podcast, and here is the link to that article.

Thanx to Aiming for Aurora for providing the intro/outro music for this podcast. Thanx to The Doubleclicks for providing their song “The Internet National Anthem” for use as break music on this podcast! You really should go show both of those amazing bands your support by clicking over to their sites and buying some songs and/or saying awesome things to them! You can shoot me an email if you want to submit music for me to use on the podcast. Please include links to your preferred sites.

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Facebook is Now Making Business Pages Pay-to-Post

This is a screen grab from Facebook. I am an admin of this page, and Facebook wants businesses to now pay for the people who have already “Liked” that page to get updates in their news feeds. This new update has not yet been implemented across the board, but it is going to be. There is a bunch of more info on this topic over on AlwaysUpward, who have gone through the motions to figure out a work around. You can read that series of 2 articles by clicking here if you want to make sure you continue receiving updates via Facebook. It is a pretty convoluted series of steps, and it may be easier to set up a Twitter. Your call.

That being the case, I want to take a minute to let you know that the Facebook page will still be in existence, but I am going to use it a lot less. I will send the posts to Facebook still, but only about 10% of you will see the posts in your news feeds. If you want to see all of the posts that go up on this blog, then I suggest you subscribe to the RSS feed or sign up for an account with Google+ or Twitter. Twitter is my preferred method of social networking, and probably the most accessible, so that is what I suggest. Links to our other social sites can be found at the top of this blog in the sidebar.

Understand that Facebook is backing all of its “Page” users into a corner with this move and it is out of our hands.  I apologize for any inconvenience, but if I wanted to pay Facebook for people to see my posts, I would run an ad. As I said before, this new functionality has not yet been implemented on all pages, so I’m trying to make you aware of it before I have to start paying to make sure you see it.

Thanks for your attention to this matter,

Matt Jacobs

Stephen King A/V Round-Up

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Above, is the trailer for the “N.” motion comic. It’s a great story, and if you don’t want to dig up the short story, comic books or audiobook, then this is a great way to check it out! I made a YouTube playlist that includes every episode of the series. You can find that by clicking here.

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Above is a really rad trailer for Stephen King and Peter Straub’s “The Talisman.” This movie was never made, which sucks because this actually looks really cool!

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Reelz Channel put up a video about the top 10 Stephen King movies.

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Here’s a sample reading from King’s upcoming Dark Tower novel, “The Wind Through the Keyhole”

For the final portion of this round-up, I would like to introduce you to a new King fan blog and podcast that is out there called Discordia 19. It’s a good listen and I suggest you check it out!

Video: Stephen King Movie Club – The Night Flier

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More Movie Club!  Carrie | Storm of the Century | The Langoliers | Salem’s Lot

Stephen King Movie Club: Salem’s Lot

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I couldn’t seem to find a copy of Salem’s Lot on DVD or for digital download anywhere! I did, however, find a person that uploaded the entire movie to YouTube. I went ahead and made a playlist for both the 1979 and 2004 versions of the film! However, this episode of Movie Club focused on the 1979 version.

Salem’s Lot on YouTube:  Salem’s Lot (1979) | Salem’s Lot (2004)

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Since the podcast hosting problem occurred, I didn’t want to release this as it wouldn’t be available in all it’s formats. Then I said to myself, “Better to get it out there in some form than in no forms!” So here it is! Stay tuned and I will have updated iTunes and Zune podcast subscription info in the near future.

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Updating the Stephen King Fancast

As you may know, there has been some trouble with the podcast hosting account for the Stephen King Fancast. I, being a “half full” type, spent a short amount of time wallowing in depravity about the loss of my download numbers. That phase in this transition, is over. I have started focusing on the positives that could come out of this. The biggest one being, that I could re-record those first 4 episodes of the Fancast (that were, by current standards of the podcast, sub-par at best) and put a bit of a shine on them.

However, I have received feedback about those early episodes saying that people liked hearing the bad quality compared to the current quality. It shows that the podcast, and myself have grown in the process of creating the podcast. I would like your opinion on the matter. Should I re-record the episodes in the podcast’s current format? Should I leave them as they are? What do you think?

Leave your thoughts here, on the blog or on Facebook, Google+ or Twitter!

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