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Saturday, June 8

11:00am CDT

The Stories They Tell: LitRPG/Gamelit Authors and Their Narrators
The LitRPG/GameLit genre – gamer fiction – takes center stage as narrators Jeff Hays and Andrea Parsneau, members of Soundbooth Theater, along with authors Dakota Krout,  Charles Dean, Dave Willmarth, and Harmon Cooper discuss and showcase what makes this genre special to produce as audiobooks. Moderated by R.A. (Ramon) Mejia, who hosts The LitRPG Podcast, and will be podcasting from the session.

Free to Kansas City residents, or with a ALL ACCESS FESTIVAL PASS to attend.

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Jeff Hays

Soundbooth Theater
Jeff Hays is an audio book narrator and producer. His production style and in-depth characterizations blur the line between Audiobooks and audio drama. He connects with his listeners through his live streaming internet show, Soundbooth Theater Live, which features upcoming projects... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:15pm CDT
Truman Auditorium Park Plaza Branch of Kansas City Library

1:00pm CDT

Prisoner 9653 For President - Eugene Victor Debs & 1919: Peace & Vengeance
Documentary film makers Yale Strom and Elizabeth Schwartz successfully produced "American Socialist: The Life and Times of Eugene Victor Debs," and now want to tell his story, and the story of socialism in America, via podcast and a radio play. Working from the source materials that made their documentary so powerful, they are focusing on how, even after being jailed for speaking out against World War I, Debs ran a successful bid for the US Presidency from jail and brought socialism to the US.  


There will be two shuttle runs to the WWI museum - BOTH leaving from the front of the Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza.
The first will leave at 12:15pm (Promptly)
The second at 12:40pm (Promptly)
After the performance at the WWI museum there will be a shuttle at 2:40pm bringing those wishing to attend AN AFTERNOON WITH ALISON LARKIN directly to BRAGG AUDITORIUM for the 3:00pm show.
The balance will be returned to the Holiday Inn.

If needed, a second shuttle at 3:15pm will pick up the balance of the HNF guests at the WWI museum and return them to the Holiday Inn.

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Scott Brick

Voice Actor
AUDIO Tonight! 6/13Scott Brick has recorded bestsellers and Pulitzer-Prize winners for every major publisher, over 800 titles, including MYSTIC RIVER, FAHRENHEIT 451, IN COLD BLOOD and HELTER SKELTER. In addition to over 50 Earphones Awards and a Grammy nomination, he's also received... Read More →
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Rich Fish

Corwin Awards Producer / Voice Actor
Corwin Awards 6/14Richard Fish has worked in audio theatre since 1970. He’s an actor and musician who became a writer, producer, director, teacher, engineer, Foley artist, journalist, broadcaster, publisher, and salesman.He helped found the National Audio Theatre Festivals organization... Read More →
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Sue Zizza

HEAR Now Producer
HEAR Now Producer Sue is an audio producer, director, writer, and sound designer, and the owner of SueMedia Productions, a full service audio production company. For more than 20 years Sue has produced award winning audio drama for public radio and audiobooks. She is an Audie award... Read More →
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Robert Fass

Voice Actor
Debs In Canton 6/11AUDIO Tonight 6/13A two-time Audie Award winner, veteran actor Robert Fass is equally at home in a wide variety of styles, genres, characters, and dialects. An eight-time Audie nominee with over 225 unabridged audiobooks to his credit, Robert has also earned multiple... Read More →
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Deondra Means

Workshop 101 Faculty
Deondra Means is a Master storyteller and resident playwright of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati with over 30 years experience as a voice actor.  For the past 3 years, Deondra’s worked with the HEAR Now Festival. He was voice talent for Blood Cotton and co-produced and assistant... Read More →

Saturday June 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
National World War I Museum 100 West 26th Street, Kansas City, MO 64108