I realize you don't normally see me posting to this community, but I have an announcement to make regarding the upcoming show airing LIVE at 10 PM EST, Thursday, March 31st, which I think many of you will be interested in:Your Favorite Show 2.0 - Virtual Season Creators Sue Beck, Calliopes Muse & Inspector Boxerhttp://www.blogtalkradio.com/allaine/2011/04/01/your-favorite-show-20--virtual-season-creators-sue-beck-calliopes-muse-inspector-boxerAfter a two-month vacation in the worlds of Internet television and original literature, F4F Radio finally completes its return to the land of unabashed fanfic in tonight's segment. During this show we'll be discussing something that doesn't even exist in many fandoms, the "Virtual Season". Typically the virtual season comes into existence only after the cancellation of a television series, and picks up exactly where the series finale left off. So yes, it's basically a fan fiction series, but one which is created, plotted, and written by a committee of authors. Dedicated members of the fandom who say "the show must go on", but in the direction they want it to go, even if that is a direction the show's writers never intended. Tonight's show will feature three guests representing four different virtual seasons, all of which featured two female cast members as the primary couple. We'll have on Sue Beck, one of the original creators of the long-running "Xena: Warrior Princess" VS; calliopes_muse, who was partly responsible for the Otalia-centric VS for "Guiding Light"; and returning guest inspectorboxer, who did double duty as a writer for the "Women's Murder Club" VS, followed by the ongoing "Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles" VS. We'll be talking specifically about the virtual seasons they helped create, and more generally about virtual seasons as a whole. Joining me as my cohost will be beesandbrews, who herself was a writer/producer for virtual seasons of the animated series "Gargoyles" and the BBC drama "Torchwood".
As always, you can either tune in live, giving you the opportunity to call into the show, or participate in the BTR chatroom. Or you can download the .mp3 recording from the site starting April 1st. Hope you'll listen in!