Skyboat Media at NYRSF Readings 5/30

The New York Review of SF Readings crew is taking advantage of the arrival in town of BEA and the Audie Awards by adding a special event on May 30 featuring the talents of Skyboat Media. Skyboat’s Stefan Rudnicki and Gabrielle de Cuir will present and Amy Goldschlager will lead a discussion. It all begins at 7 p.m. in Studio 440, “The White Box” room (4th Floor) at 440 Lafayette Street.

Skyboat Media is a Grammy winning audiobook production company based in Los Angeles. Skyboat has produced the full works of Orson Scott Card and Ben Bova, and selected works of John Scalzi, Gregory Benford, Ursula Le Guin, Arthur C. Clarke, Cory Doctorow, Ru Emerson, Alex Bledsoe, Lewis Shiner, Fredric Brown, and Harlan Ellison. Skyboat produces all podcasts for the Hugo nominated Lightspeed Magazine.

Stefan Rudnicki has produced, directed and/or executive produced nearly 3,000 audiobooks for Skyboat Audio and major publishers including Audible, Inc., He has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, won two Grammy Awards, the Ray Bradbury Award, the Bram Stoker Prize and multiple Audie Awards for works by Harlan Ellison, Orson Scott Card and others. His solo narration of Alex Bledsoe’s Wisp of a Thing is an Audie finalist this year, in addition to Skyboat Media’s Ender’s Game Alive, a finalist in three categories including Distinguished Achievement in Production. Stefan is a 3-time Hugo nominee.

Gabrielle de Cuir has narrated over 100 titles specializing in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She just completed directing Wil Wheaton narrating Cory Doctorow’s Homelanad. She is producing all the podcasts in the Women Destroy Science Fiction Anniversary Issue of Lightspeed Magazine, with Christie Yant and Mur Lafferty.

Amy Goldschlager writes the audiobook column for Locus. She has also written audiobook reviews for Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine.

The regular NYRSF Readings follows a few days later on Tuesday, June 3rd (with Gregory Frost and Tom Doyle)

The full press release follows the jump.

NYRSF Readings presents an evening with Skyboat Media Stefan Rudnicki Gabrielle de Cuir and a discussion led by Amy Goldschlager

Friday, May 30th — doors open 6:30 PM

$7 suggested donation

440 Studios — “The White Box” studio

440 Lafayette Street — 4th Floor

We will be having our ‘regular’ reading on Tuesday, June 3rd (with Gregory Frost and Tom Doyle) but what with BEA and the Audie Awards rolling into town, we are taking advantage of the wave of wonderful performers and writers available next week. Special date, special venue!

Skyboat Media is a Grammy winning, independent audiobook production company based in Los Angeles. Best known for high-quality audiobook presentations, especially in science fiction, since its founding in 1979, Skyboat has also been active in radio, stage, and film, offering full production personnel and facilities, including performing talent, writing, engineering and editing, directing and producing services. Skyboat has produced the full works of Orson Scott Card and Ben Bova, and selected works of John Scalzi, Gregory Benford, Ursula Le Guin, Arthur C. Clarke, Cory Doctorow, Ru Emerson, Alex Bledsoe, Lewis Shiner, Fredric Brown, and Harlan Ellison. Skyboat produces all podcasts for the Hugo nominated Lightspeed Magazine.

Stefan Rudnicki has produced, directed and/or executive produced nearly 3,000 audiobooks for Skyboat Audio and major publishers including Audible, Inc., Blackstone Audio, Dove Audio, MacMillan Audio, Random House Audio Publishing Group and Zondervan. He has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, including multiple titles by Orson Scott Card (Ender, etc.), Charles McCarry, Ben Bova, Alan Dean Foster (Pip and Flinx), David Webber/John Ringo and Greg Bear, Matthew Stover, Gregory Benford, Gordon R. Dickson, and Fredric Brown. Stefan has won 2 Grammy Awards, as well as the Ray Bradbury Award, the Bram Stoker Prize and multiple Audie Awards for works by Harlan Ellison, OSC and others. His solo narration of Alex Bledsoe’s WISP OF A THING is an Audie finalist this year, in addition to Skyboat Media’s ENDER’S GAME ALIVE, a finalist in three categories including Distinguished Achievement in Production. Stefan is a 3-time Hugo nominee.

Gabrielle de Cuir has narrated over one hundred titles specializing in fantasy, humor, and titles requiring extensive foreign language and accent skills. She’s narrated Ursula Le Guin, Gregory Benson, Ben Bova and Orson Scott Card. She is the director mastermind behind the dramatization of ENDER’S GAME ALIVE! She produced Jonathan Maberry’s V-WARS on audio. She just completed directing Wil Wheaton narrating Cory Doctorow’s HOMELANAD. She is high-jacking June’s Issue of Lightspeeed Magazine by producing all the podcasts in the WOMEN DESTROY SCIENCE FICTION Anniversary Issue, with Christie Yant and Mur Lafferty.

Amy Goldschlager writes the audiobook column for Locus. She has also written audiobook reviews for Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine, and has contributed genre fiction reviews and features to Kirkus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and ComicMix. She lives physically in New York City and virtually at www.amygoldschlager.com.

The New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series provides performances from some of the best writers in science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, etc. After the event, please join us as we treat our readers for dinner and drinks nearby.

Jim Freund is Producer and Executive Curator of The New York Review of Science Fiction Readings. He has been involved in producing radio programs of and about literary sf/f since 1967. His long-running live radio program, Hour of the Wolf broadcasts and streams every Wednesday night/Thursday morning from 1:30-3:00 AM. Programs are available by stream for 2 weeks after broadcast. (Check http://hourwolf.com/, follow @JimFreund, or join the Hour of the Wolf group on Facebook for details.) In addition, Jim is Podcast Editor and Host for Lightspeed Magazine.

WHEN: Friday, May 30th Doors open at 6:30 — event begins at 7:00 PM

WHERE: Studio 440; “The White Box” room — 4th Floor 440 Lafayette Street http://maps.google.com/maps?q=440+Lafayette+St.+New+York+NY+10003

LINKS:

http://hourwolf.com/nyrsf

https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYRSF.Readings

http://www.skyboatmedia.com http://440studios.com

NEXT: June 3rd:  Tom Doyle & Gregory Frost

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