Another year, another retreat in the Smoky Mountains. Here’s how it all went down…
00:00 — Introduction
- How many times is Pip going to make this joke?
- First time with new mics? Why, yes — yes, it is!
- Special Guest — K.T. Bryski who is always writing like she’s running out of time…
- New drop-in’s from Hamilton: An American Musical…again!
- So what’s the new gear and what do you all think?
- Tee’s on a Heil PR781 for the first time, and digging it!
- Pip is working the Heil PR40 while using a Heil PL2T Boom Mic stand.
- Katie is the rebel of the three of us, recording on the MXL BCD-1 (which came with a WS-002 windscreen) with the BCD Boom Mic stand.
- Thoughts and opinions on the new gear…
- So why the upgrade? Tee Morris and Chuck Tomasi are returning to the stands with Podcasting for Dummies: The Third Edition!
06:48 — Episode 72: The 2017 Smoky Writers Retreat Wrap-Up (featuring K.T. Bryski…now with even MORE Hamilton!!!)
- What are we taking with us? (Sing along if you know the drop-in…)
- Always nice to see Stephen Grenade when you get there.
- A look at the man behind the Smoky Writers Retreat….
- Great Things about the New Cabin
- Double the hot tubs!
- Everyone had beds!
- Where we found our place to write in Valhalla?
- Katie is being distracting!
- Tee starts up a new routine: A Brisk Morning Walk — UPHILL — BOTH WAYS!!!
- Watch one of the videos from Tee & Tim’s Morning Walk, and laugh at how hard we are working…
- What we were working on…
- For Pip: The Illuminal — first draft, now at a 50K word count
- For Katie: She started off wanting to write a novel, but took a step back to work on short stories.
- For Tee: Dope, now over 27K deep and running at a good pace
- If you are not reading Piper J. Drake’s bestselling trilogy, you should be!
- WHAT WAS THE FAVORITE FOOD?!?
- For Katie: Salmon and Soba Noodles
- For Pip: She refuses to choose…
- For Tee: The Lamb Curry
- Tee starts taking risks with Sirracha.
- A Day at MagicQuest
- How to fix MagicQuest from authors who have never grown up…
- The Mirror Maze — FUN!
- Blacklight Pirate Golf, as you do!
- Smoky Writers is NOT a vacation.
- Just accept it — we all love M.K.!
- This year saw the founding of the Smoky Writers Chamber Choir!
- Thank you M.K. for picking up the official SWR Guitar!
- The reasons we may be returning to Valhalla…
- What brings us back to Smoky and how this is Alex White’s show…
- So…are we there yet?
32:03 — Loot Crate Lookie-Loo!
- The Loot Crate arrived before we left…
- February Theme: BUILD
- The Lego Batman Food Container — MINE!
- The tee-shirt is Volton …and now it is Katie’s
- Lego Dimensions: Benny and Benny’s Spaceship
- Tetris Magnets. That’s a distraction waiting to happen.
- Secret Order of the Keys…something for later.
- The BUILD crate marks the one-year anniversary with Loot Crate!
- What else came in the mail? A special Cards Against Humanity expansion pack!
- It was M.K.’s first time playing, and we were all worried about how she was going to take it…
- …well, not all of us were worried. There was “That bitch, Stacey!”
- And what did Tee pick up? A Mass Effect Expansion Pack.
37:36 — The Wrap-Up
- What were we drinking tonight?
- What’s coming in 2017…
- Katie is finally going home! And she’s got a mystery on her hands…
- 1-2 April, The 3rd Annual Science Fiction Online Writers Conference, presented by Writers Digest
- 28-30 April, RavenCon 12 in Williamsburg, VA
- 18 – 21 May, The Nebula Awards Conference in Pittsburgh, PA (It will be Katie, Tee, and Pip…along with others from the Smoky Retreat!)
- Tee and Pip will be visiting Balticon…
- We are going to get back to Operation: Endgame…
- And we’re back to Hamilton: An American Musical, as we do.
- Katie at KTBryski.com…
- …and as for us…
- Call us at 703.791.1701 (now accessible through the Instagram app!)
- Send Tee email — firstname.lastname@example.org
- Send Pip email — email@example.com
- …or find us on social media everywhere.
45:03 — Post-Show Groove
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