Update May 2013 - FETIDUS and 95ers and Balticon, Oh My!

From the World of FETIDUS - "The Shame of the Guardians of Earth" - Artwork by Dede Putra

From the World of FETIDUS - "The Shame of the Guardians of Earth" - Artwork by Dede Putra

Hello Everyone! James Durham here with a quick, but important update about The World of FETIDUS, 95ers and related news!

Balticon 47 Schedule - May 24-27, 2013:

Schedule subject to change, so check back here at jamesdurham.com or balticon.org for the latest.

  • Friday, May 24, 6pm - Balticon Indie Spirit and What Makes Us Tick
  • Saturday, May 25, 11am - New Media Artists Take on Film
  • Saturday, May 25, 2pm - Short vs. Feature Films
  • Sunday, May 26, 9am - Maryland Premiere of 95ers!
  • Sunday, May 26, 2pm - Guerrilla Indie Filmmaking on a Budget 
  • Sunday, May 26, 9pm - Reading of excerpt from FETIDUS 2, a.k.a. F2!
  • Monday, May 27, 10am - In the Underbelly of Post Production

Click below to listen to the audio/podcast version of this post:

First, you may have noticed that I’ve been moving FETIDUS over to jamesdurham.com from its old website. I've got a blog post explaining what’s going on called FETIDUS Has a New Home. Check it out if you haven’t read it yet. The short take is this: Exciting developments are happening with FETIDUS and I’m putting the pieces in place for what’s to come. Since I’m moving everything over to jamesdurham.com, now’s a good time to make sure you’re subscribed to the new links.

Now, as many of you know, FETIDUS started out as an experimental labor of love, as I tried to merge my dual passions of storytelling and music production. The response has blown me away. Since Book I’s completion, I’ve had a good chance now to reflect on listener comments and how the whole production and release evolved, from top to bottom. Suffice it to say, I’m now taking FETIDUS to the next level.

You heard that right, folks, Art Blanchard’s epic adventures will pick up where FETIDUS: The Damned Heir left off. I’ve finally decided to go straight to the next major part of the story. Yes, FETIDUS 2 – lovingly known for now as F2 -- is in production!

I’ll release updates about the launch date and official title in the months to come as I dive even deeper into the fiery depths of production. I've also got some great artwork by Dede Putra, which I'll be posting from time to time. This is a huge process involving the talented cast and original music. It will be worth the wait.

For now, here’s the latest:

You can catch me at Balticon -- Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27) -- and I’ll be on a number of panels, etc.. I’ll update the text of this post with my schedule at jamesdurham.com.

I will mention two very special events that will take place at Balticon:

First, I’ll be presenting the feature-length sci-fi indie film 95ers, the first project based on a universe and story I co-created with my talented brother Tom Durham. If there’s a dreamer inside you, you should watch this film.  It’s amazing to see what guerrilla indie film-making on a limited budget with a whole lot of support can look like. And of course, watch it for the story too! That’s one of the projects I’ve been working on in between rounds of FETIDUS.

Second, I will do an unplugged, solo reading from FETIDUS 2F2! This will be your first chance to hear what’s happening with Art Blanchard. I can’t wait to share it with you. After all, it’s about making the world a better place, right?

If you make it to Balticon, there will be cool t-shirts, there will be pins, there will be donuts!

Again, check back here at jamesdurham.com for the complete schedule. I hope to see some of you at Balticon!

Make sure you visit jamesdurham.com and sign up for free email updates and double-check that you’re up to date with the new podcast feed, subscription links, etc… Remember, I’ve been migrating from the old website so now’s the time to make sure you’re connected with the new website. You won’t want to miss out on anything.

I’ll close out this update with the audio for the trailer of 95ers. Visit the website to watch the trailer! Thanks again everyone for your support. It’s going to get very exciting in the months to come.