For the DWPA – 2011 Chicago TARDIS Big Finish Companion Interview with Richard Dinnick

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A Doctor Who Podcast Alliance interview with Doctor Who writer Richard Dinnick from the 2011 Chicago TARDIS having taken place Thanksgiving weekend in the United States, November 25-27, 2011 at the Westin Lombard Hotel at Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois.

PRESENTED BY:

Dr. Phillip W. Serna (Adventures in Time Space and Music)
http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/

CHICAGO TARDIS 2011 – November 25-27, 2011 at the Westin Lombard Hotel at Yorktown Center in Lombard, Illinois.

DISCLAIMER: Richard Dinnick is a freelance writer who is expressing his personal opinions and that they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Big Finish Productions or the BBC.

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Richard Dinnick – http://www.richarddinnick.com/
Richard Dinnick on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/richarddinnick
The Big Finish Companion – http://www.bigfinish.com/The-Big-Finish-Companion-Volume-1
Big Finish Productions – http://www.bigfinish.com/

Doctor Who Podcast Alliance – http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/
The Chicago TARDIS – http://www.chicagotardis.com/
The Chicago TARDIS on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/chicagotardis
The Chicago TARDIS on Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/chicagotardis

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ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

DALEK VOICES BY TONY GALLICHAN OF THE FLASHING BLADE PODCAST:http://www.flashingblade.org.uk/

ABOUT YOUR HOST – DR. PHILL: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

On double bass, I perform with many ensembles including the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, New Philharmonic Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony Orchestra, the Northshore Camerata, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, and many others. In Early Music, I regularly perform on violas da gamba (treble viol, tenor viol and bass viol), period double bass/ violone and vielle with modern orchestras such as the Concord Chamber Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, as well as with period instrument ensembles such as Ars Antigua, the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, the Callipygian Players, the Chicago Early Music Consort, Duo fantaisie en Echo, the Madison Bach Musicians, the Newberry Consort, the Oriana Singers, the Second City Musick, the Spirit of Gambo – a Chicago Consort of Viols, the Third Coast Viols and many others. In performance, I’ve appeared on Chicago’s 98.7FM WFMT, Wisconsin Public Radio and Milwaukee Public Radio. My Early Music Outreach program ‘Viols in Our Schools’ was the recipient of the 2010 Early Music America Outreach Award, which honors ensembles or individual artists for excellence in early music outreach and/or educational projects for children or adults. For more information, visit http://www.violsinourschools.org/About.html or http://www.phillipwserna.com/.

ABOUT OUR SERIES GUEST – RICHARD DINNICK: Richard Dinnick is a British writer, who has written for many media including novels, audio dramas, short stories and comic strips. He works in the science-fiction, fantasy and thriller genres. He has written for several science-fiction franchises including Doctor Who, Stargate, Sapphire & Steel and Space 1889. He is also currently developing several TV ideas – one in conjunction with BBC Writers’ Room.

Richard Dinnick started his writing career on the local newspaper, Esher News and Mail in 1986. He then specialised in business journalism, working on publications such as Director (the magazine published by the Institute of Directors) and Real Business as part of their editorial teams. In the late 90s, he moved onto Internet Magazine. During this time he appeared on numerous TV and radio programmes as well as newspapers and industry web sites talking about internet-related matters. He was also shortlisted for the PPA’s PTC New Journalist of the Year Award in 1999. Later, he would go onto work on the City Desk of the Sunday Express and chair the Government Committee on Web Design Best Practice in 2002/3.

Richard’s first fiction was a short story for the production company and publisher, Big Finish Productions – aa Doctor Who anthology called Short Trips: Solar System, for which he contribute the story “Neptune.” In addition to working for Big Finish as a writer, researcher, editor and producer, Richard has just finished his first original, fantasy novel about the world of dreams and nightmares, Dreamstorm, which is with his agents, Blake Friedmann.

For more information on Richard Dinnick and his work, visit http://www.richarddinnick.com/.

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Episode 13 – The Parallel Lives of Simon Guerrier

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring an interview with Doctor Who author and editor Simon Guerrier, focusing on his work writing for BBC Books and working for Big Finish Productions, recorded the 27th of November, 2010 at the Chicago TARDIS convention.

ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Simon Guerrier is a British science fiction author and dramatist, closely associated with the fictional universe of Doctor Who and its spinoffs. Although he has written three Doctor Who novels, for the BBC Books range, his work has mostly been for Big Finish Productions’ audio drama and book ranges.

Guerrier’s earliest published fiction appeared in Zodiac, the first of Big Finish’s Short Trips range of Doctor Who short story anthologies. To date, his work has appeared in the majority of the Short Trips collections. He has also edited three volumes in the series, The History of Christmas, Time Signature and How The Doctor Changed My Life. The second of these takes as its starting-point Guerrier’s short story An Overture Too Early in The Muses, and explains its background, with considerable elaboration and digression along the way. The third anthology featured stories entirely by previously unpublished writers.

After contributing two stories to the anthology Life During Wartime in Big Finish’s Bernice Summerfield range of books and audio dramas, Guerrier was invited to edit the subsequent year’s short story collection, A Life Worth Living, and the novella collection Parallel Lives. After contributing two audio dramas to the series, Guerrier became the producer of the Bernice Summerfield range of plays abd books, a post he held between January 2006 and June 2007.

His other Doctor Who work includes the audio dramas, The Settling and The Judgement of Isskar, in Big Finish’s Doctor Who audio range, three Companion Chronicles and a contribution to the UNIT spinoff series. He has also written a play in Big Finish’s Sapphire and Steel range.Guerrier’s work is characterised by character-driven humour and by an interest in unifying the continuity of the various Big Finish ranges through multiple references and reappearances of characters. As editor he has been a strong promoter of the work of various script writers from the Seventh Doctor era of the Doctor Who television series.

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Simon Guerrier – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_Guerrier

Simon Guerrier – http://0tralala.blogspot.com/

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