PodTales

is creating a celebration of fiction podcasting!

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Nice Mice

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$1
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  • A thank you shout out on Twitter!
  • A monthly newsletter updating you on the goings-on at PodTales HQ
  • Early access to the panels and Q&A’s that go up on the PodTales Podcast Feed
  • Year-round access to the PodTales Discord Server (only open to the public during the event)
Includes Discord benefits
  • General Support

Tale Pal (Recommended)

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$5
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  • A thank you shout out on Twitter!
  • A monthly newsletter updating you on the goings-on at PodTales HQ
  • Early access to the panels and Q&A’s that go up on the PodTales Podcast Feed
  • Year-round access to the PodTales Discord Server (only open to the public during the event)
Includes Discord benefits
  • General Support

Rad Rodent

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$10
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  • A thank you shout out on Twitter!
  • A monthly newsletter updating you on the goings-on at PodTales HQ
  • Early access to the panels and Q&A’s that go up on the PodTales Podcast Feed
  • Year-round access to the PodTales Discord Server (only open to the public during the event)
Includes Discord benefits
  • General Support

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About PodTales

What is PodTales?

PodTales, a festival of audio drama and fiction podcasting, is the first event in the United States dedicated to the burgeoning art forms of imaginative audio storytelling. This year, PodTales will hold its second ever festival as a virtual event across three weekends in November, 2020, in partnership with The Sarahs, The Sarah Lawrence College International Audio Fiction Award.

Independent podcasting has put the tools of broadcast media into the hands of more people than ever before, tapping into the power of sound and voice as storytelling media; contemporary story podcasts span the full gamut of fiction genres, from fantasy, sci-fi, and horror, to romance, psychological drama, and thriller, to the literary and experimental. This growing form incorporates a variety of powerful artistic elements—writing, voice acting, and sound design and production—to create a unique and immersive story experience.

PodTales celebrates a medium of storytelling that has experienced an explosion in popularity and a creative renaissance in recent years. The audience for audio drama, audio fiction, and real-play podcasts is diverse, energized, and quickly growing. PodTales is the first podcasting festival in the country devoted exclusively to imaginative audio storytelling. Our first festival, held in October, 2019, featured over 100 exhibiting creators and 24 unique programming events, and attracted over 700 attendees. As part of our mission, PodTales fosters a friendly and creative environment for its attendees.

We Need Your Support!

Our goal for PodTales is to deliver the best, most engaging, informative, and accessible conference we can. All of the components of PodTales 2020—the live streams, the podcast feed, and the discord server—are completely free. We do this because we believe in making the resources we’re creating available and accessible to all. But we rely on donations from people like you. A monthly, year-long donation ensures that we can make PodTales 2020 as good as it can be, continue to support and publish programming throughout the year, AND that we can start to think about what possibilities lie in the future for PodTales!

Your contribution goes towards:
  • Hiring ASL interpreters for our livestreams
  • Creating transcripts of all the episodes we put on the PodTales Podcast Feed
  • Supporting new creators through our PodGrant Program
  • Hosting costs for our online fees (podcast feed, website, Google Suite, Discord, etc.)
  • Paying our guests and moderators

And eventually:
  • Paying the team behind PodTales. (Eventually. Maybe. Hopefully.)

What You’ll Get!

Everyone who supports PodTales, at any amount per month, will get:
  • A thank you shout out on Twitter!
  • A monthly newsletter updating you on the goings-on at PodTales HQ
  • Early access to the panels and Q&A’s that go up on the PodTales Podcast Feed
  • Year-round access to the PodTales Discord Server (only open to the public during the event)

Once we reach certain monthly goals, we’ll be able to add additional monthly programming throughout the year for all PodTales patrons including:
  • A Monthly Podcast-of-the-Month Listening Party ($250 per month)
  • A Monthly Creator Q&A Live Stream ($500 per month)

Thank you so much!

We’re so excited for PodTales 2020 and for what PodTales will be going into the future. Your support of the show will take us there and beyond.

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An Audio-Fiction-of-the-Month Club (like a book club, but with a few episodes of a fiction podcast) with a group listening party in our Discord and a discussion voice chat! Shows will be voted on by Patrons!
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