Webfiction World #4: Fantasy Webfiction with Tim Holtorf

Tim Holtorf joins A. M. Harte to talk to you about fantasy style webfiction.

Reading: Black Mask & Pale Rider The Broach by Tim Holtorf, read by Kara Dennison


Music: Avast Your Ass by Kitsune² (Squaredance) *320k MP3 available for purchase.

Notes: Scryer’s Gulch by MeiLin Miranda, An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom by MeiLin Miranda, 314 Crescent Manor by M Jones, The Peacock King by Irk and Char, The Astonishing Adventures of Lord Likely by Andrew D. Fanton


Webcomic Beacon #198: Featuring Ryan Estrada

Ryan Estrada (Aki Alliance, Sci-Fi Drive-By, and more…) is here to join Fes Works, Tanya Higgins, and Mark Savary for this week’s episode!


The break song was Road Tripper by Carrie Dahlby | Notes: Cartoon Commune, Facebook vs Google+ (Rooster Teeth) – Milestones: 14 Nights (100), The Jupiter Palladium (1yr), Holiday Wars (1yr)

Webcomic Beacon Newscast #30: Comic News & Discussion for July 24th, 2011

Just a short episode this week, as we are without Rosscott. Instead we have Alex Heberling, Michael Dellheim, and Fes Works running this week’s episode. Thanks to Eric Kimball, our newshound for collecting articles. Not all articles may have been gone over in detail, but they are all listed for you.

A reminder that The Webcomic Beacon is wanting to have a call-in show soon, where they want your webcomic stories of going on hiatus, and what you did to come back from it. You can email us, or leave a voicemail at 1+320-310-0922; or of course stay tuned for the coming episode.

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Webcomic Beacon #197: Toons and Porn with Amanda Lafrenais & Lin Visel

Amanda Lafrenais (Love Me Nice) & Lin Visel (aka ButtOvens) (Effort Comics) are here to join Fes and Alex Heberling in this week’s episode. We also had a record number of live listeners while we recorded! Anyway, since both Amanda and Lin have comics with toon/human worlds, AND they both make porn comics for Slipshine; this episode just wrote itself!


Cover Art by: Zach Holmes (Insert Comic Here)

The break song was Saturday Morning Cartoons by Just Jaycob | Notes: Kel McDonald, PVP, KC Green, Smut Peddler, Fairy Tale Anthology, Josh Lesnick, Tom Siddell,

The Tropecast #11: The My Little Pony Episode

MY LITTLE PONIES! The long-awaited (not really) My Little Pony Tropecast promised. Joining us especially for this episode is Yamino (Sister Claire); along with Adam Smithee, Alex Heberling (who also did the cover art), and Fes Works. What do we talk about? Several aspects of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. A continuation of the Guilty Pleasures episode, but with loads more discussion, information, and analysis.

WATCH My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic all on YouTube: Watch here, or watch here (playlists).

TV Tropes Links: My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic main page, MLP:FiM Character Page, Cloud Cuckoo Lander, The Cuckoo Lander Was Right, Periphery Demographic, Breaking the 4th Wall, Power of Friendship, Genki Girl, Ensemble Darkhorse, The Wesley, Absentee Actor, to name but a few (sorry, lost some notes)

Additionally: Cupcakes (the Pinkie Pie fanfic), Cupcakes: The Movie (fan trailer made from show footage), The Ballad of Mecha Pinkie Pie, MLP: The Fiends from Dream Valley (Fan game in progress)

Break Song: You’re So PonyBeth Thornley

Thanks to Equestria Daily for linking our Guily Pleasure episode. I hope they, and readers from there, will enjoy this episode as well! We also promise to get back to our usual programming after these last couple excuses to talk about ponies.


WCBN: Testing a Micro Podcast, Plus Jenny Everywhere Day

This is a test of the Webcast Beacon Network Podcast, which is mainly designed to offer a podcast version of the text news occasionally posted on this website…. and possibly for something else in the future. If you nab the master feed, you will catch this as well.

Diana Nock, the one who did the new Becky Beacon artwork for this website, has a Kickstarter running for her first book for The Intrepid Girlbot. So please check it out and lend your suppose/preorder!

Additionally, News on Jenny Everywhere Day:

It’s that time of year again. Jenny Everywhere Day 2011 is coming up fast (faster than I’d like at least 🙂 ).

I’ve talked to a couple of you already about this years event, but I wanted to do one email to everyone that’s participated in some fashion in the past in the hopes that most of you would be able to submit something again this year.

The event is August 13th, which is a Saturday this year. That’s just over 3 weeks away. Hopefully that’s not too soon for you guys.

I’m doing things a bit differently this year. For the first two years, I contacted people whose work I like from deviantart.com as well as a number of webcomic people.

Last year I sent out 300+ emails and got 11 submissions. Not terrible numbers, considering, but not great considering the amount of time I put into collecting all those addresses.

So this time around I’m skipping the deviantart stuff and sticking with people that have either worked with Jenny in the past or have expressed interest before.

If possible, please spread the word as much as humanly possible. The world of comics is a tight community and I’m sure that all of you have artist friends, please let them know about Jenny and about the event.

Please direct them to http://www.jennyeverywhereday.com as well as http://theshifterarchive.com/

This is the tenth anniversary of the Jenny’s creation and I’d really like to have a large number of submissions to really show off what’s possible with the character. Any and all submissions can be sent to this email (which I know is a different one than a few of you are used to).

As always I appreciate any efforts you can put forth and I completely understand if you’re busy with other things.

Thanks for your contributions in the past.
Benj Christensen

Webcomic Beacon Newscast #29: Comic News & Discussion for July 18th, 2011

Scraping the intended “My Little Pony” themed newscast today. Saving that for The Tropecast coming out later this week. Rosscott, Alex Heberling, and Fes Works are here for this week’s Webcomic Beacon Newscast. Thanks to Eric Kimball, our newshound for collecting articles. Not all articles may have been gone over in detail, but they are all listed for you.

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Webfiction World #3: Website Design for Webfiction with Eli James

Eli James (Novelr) joins A. M. Harte to talk to you about website design for webfiction for website publication.

Reading: The Cat’s Chair by Eli James, read by Jason Strawsburg


Music: The Viper Flies Again by Furries in a Blender (The Violet Kingdom) *320k MP3 available for purchase.

Notes: Web Fiction Guide (biggest current directory), Books in Browsers 2010 Conference, Pandamian (digital publishing software), A Working Library, Legion of Nothing by Jim Zoetewey, Chris Poirier, The Golden Notebook, MCA Hogarth, SA Hunter, Lyn Thorne-Alder, Oysters, Pearls and Magic, We Tell Stories, Readbility

Webcomic Beacon Newscast #28: Comic News & Discussion for July 10th, 2011

Ben Carver (Animation Aficionados) and Hal Hefner (Gates) join us as guests for this week’s Webcomic Beacon Newscast! Thanks to Eric Kimball, our newshound for collecting articles, for hosting this week. Alex and Rosscott are out. Not all articles may have been gone over in detail, but they are all listed for you.

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The Tropecast #10: Guilty Pleasures

We all have something, hidden in the darkest parts of our hearts… or closets. Something in which we would not even tell our best friends or closest family members about. Perhaps you drive to out of town stores to buy merchandise of your particular guilty pleasure!

Adam Smithee, Alex Heberling, Rosscott, Mark Savary, and Micahel Dellheim are here to run this episode of The Tropecast, starting off with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

TV Tropes Links: Periphery Demographic, Author Appeal, Playing to the Fetishes,

Guilty Pleasures Mentioned: My Little Pony: Friendship if Magic, Pokémon, “Pro” Wrestling, Top 40 Music, Transformers, 3D Movies, Yu-Gi-Oh, Bait Car