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Fan Fiction Recognized by Random House at San Diego Comic-Con

Random House Audio Invites Fan Fiction Authors to Record Their Stories at Comic-Con International in San Diego


One story will be selected by RH Audio producers to be recorded professionally and streamed online


NEW YORK, NY (July 2, 2012)—At this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA, Random House Audio will be recreating an audiobook studio right on the convention floor–inviting authors of fan fiction to record a sample of their work for a chance to have their story recorded and released as a digital audiobook.

Stories from the following fandoms are eligible for the contest:


  • Star Wars®
  • The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer


Aspiring authors (who must be legal residents of the U.S. and 18 years or older) can sign up for a time slot to record their five-minute sample during the convention, July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center. Random House Audio producers will listen to the entries (no mashups, please) and select one to be professionally recorded and mixed by Random House Audio for streaming at The grand prize winner and five runner-ups will have clips from their stories featured on the Random House Audio weekly podcast.


Sessions will be available Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14, from 10am-12pm and 1pm to 4pm at the Random House Audio booth #1515. Registration for morning slots is open now through July 10 at, and afternoon slots will be available for same-day sign ups beginning at 9am the first day of the con on a first-come, first-served basis.


Don’t see your fandom included on the list above? Sunday, July 15 is Open Mic Day! Fans of other series will get their chance to record their stories as well from 11am to 3pm and enter to win a collection of audiobooks.


Even if you’re not a writer, be sure to stop by the Random House Audio booth (#1515) for exclusive Comic-Con giveaways, including buttons, posters, headphones and mini microphone recorders.


For complete contest rules, click here.

July 2, 2012 Posted by | Comic Books, Conventions, News, Star Wars | , , , | 1 Comment

New Podcast: Episode 352: Collect What You Love

Everyone has a “holy grail” of collecting. For some it’s a mint-on-card Yakface, for some the dirty version of the C-3PO trading card, but for Nathan P. Butler it was the collected, out of print, Star Wars newspaper strip collection. On this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast, Nathan joins us to tell about the years spent seeking out this book, and gives us a hands-on review!
Also on this week’s podcast, Marjorie and Arnie run down the Star Wars Day events at San Diego Comic Con International, discuss two Scout Trooper exclusives to the convention, and other new Star Wars items that went up for preorder this past week.
With a discussion of another Hasbro figure price increase and two new Sideshow items that will cost a Premium, it’s all on this week’s Star Wars Action News podcast!

Listen Now:

Category: Movies & Television


July 2, 2012 Posted by | Podcasts, Star Wars, Star Wars Action News | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New Podcast: Episode 352: Collect What You Love