All Good Things…

We have had five awesome seasons of Variant Frequencies. However, in recent months my work life has gotten to be more challenging than in the past. It is harder to concentrate on the podcast.

All good things must come to an end. On May 30, 2010 we will be doing a live show at Balticon 44. That will be the final episode of Variant Frequencies. We hope that any of you who will be at Balticon 44 will come join us for this farewell performance. It is an opportunity to celebrate and say goodbye, instead of simply fading away.

We can’t thank the Farpoint Media family enough. It has been an honor and a privilege to be associated with this wonderful group of people. We will keep the site going as long as FPM is willing to let us. That will keep all of the stories available. It will also leave open the possibility of one day returning if I get the bug again.

Then we have the amazing writers: A.R. Yngve, Adrian Grey Marsden, Bryn Sparks, Carmelo Rafala, Christa Faust, D.K. Thompson, Darren Reid, David Tallerman, Dennis Egan, D.J. Burnham, James P. Hogan, Jason McDowell, Jonathan C. Gillespie, Johathan McGoran, Michael Natale, Ray Banks, Scott Sigler, Seth Harwood, Matthew Warner, Jack Mangan, D. M. Moehrle, Michael A. Stackpole, Ray Banks, Jack Westlake, and of course the two authors for which this podcast was originally started, Anne Stringer and Matt Wallace.

Variant Frequencies could not have existed without the incredible voice talents of: Stacey Griffith-Livingston, Tom “DevoSpice” Rockwell, Ian Jones, Anne Stringer, Maia “KnitWhitch” Whitaker, Anton Buntic, Heidi Jones, Jan Dalton, Evo Terra, Neil Stringer, Adrian Grey Marsden, A.R. Yngve, Jeff Frank, Scott Sigler, Ali Groves, Rich Sigfrit, Dani Cutler, Nan Worthington, Tee Morris, Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga, Chuck Tomasi, Leann Mabry, J. Marcus Xavior, John Cmar, Jack Hosley, Tony McCartney, Matthew Wayne Selznick, Will Hoffacker, Phil Rossi, Jack Ward, Lonnie Ezell, Ciaran O’Carroll, Nobilis, Paul S. Jenkins, Lorrie Mennenga, TD-0013, P.G. Holyfield, Seth Harwood, Thomas “cmdln” Gideon, Marck Pearlstone, Matthew Warner, Heather Welliver, Kreg Steppe, Matt Wallace, J.C. Hutchins, Chris Lester, Marilyn Taylor, Michael A. Stackpole, Sean “Dogg” Robertson, Benjamin Grundy, Christopher Mott, and Alasdair Stuart.

We also had some beautiful artwork by: Deena Warner, Paul Drummond, and Vincent Chong.

A major part of Variant Frequencies has been the music. We have been honored to feature music by: Abney Park, Cagey House, Evan Tate, Greg Seaman, Mue Sephei, Neil Stringer, and the Traverse Symphony Orchestra.

Finally, we want to thank you, the listeners. Without you, Variant Frequencies would have had no reason to be. It has been truly an honor to have you listen to our stories. We can only hope that we entertained you, and distorted your reality…

for just a little while.

Comments

  1. Nobilis Reed
    April 15th, 2010 | 6:59 pm

    We will miss you.

  2. April 15th, 2010 | 7:03 pm

    Rick, it’s been an honor to have worked on a multi-award winning podcast that is Variant Frequencies. Best of luck. We’ll stay subscribed. As one who has “retired” a podcast, I know things change and there may be hope of bringing it back.

    Thank you for all the hard work.

  3. April 15th, 2010 | 7:07 pm

    No, thank you, Rick. You busted your ass and created five wonderful seasons of one of the best podcasts ever. Thanks for everything you’ve done for your listeners, and for the community.

  4. April 15th, 2010 | 7:11 pm

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  5. April 15th, 2010 | 7:27 pm

    Thanks guys, your support is so appreciated. it has been a great ride. Do keep one thing in mind, this will give me more time for guest spots on other podcasts. (Hint, hint.)

  6. April 15th, 2010 | 7:45 pm

    Holy crap. I’m sad, but like everyone else, grateful for all the work you have given us over the years. It will not be forgotten.

  7. April 15th, 2010 | 8:03 pm

    That means so much coming from all of you. I have incredible respect for you and for your work. Thanks.

  8. Rick
    April 15th, 2010 | 8:29 pm

    I love the podcast; sorry to see it end. I still have a backlog of many to listen to. Will all the previous shows continue to be available on iTunes?

  9. April 15th, 2010 | 9:11 pm

    The old episodes should still be on iTunes for quite some time. I don’t see them going off anytime soon. Thank you so much for the support.

  10. April 15th, 2010 | 9:18 pm

    Well, as understandable as this is, it still sucks bantha scroat. It has been my honor and pleasure to have recorded for this podcast. You will be very much missed. All the best in the future.

  11. David
    April 15th, 2010 | 11:55 pm

    Can’t say I’m happy with the news, but I am grateful for all the fine work you’ve done her up to this point.

    Any chance that you could leave this off as goodbye for now rather than goodbye forever?

    I mean, things change and there may come a day when you find some spare time to get back to this.

  12. Ali Groves
    April 16th, 2010 | 4:25 am

    I’ve had such fun working on Variant Frequencies, I will be sad to say goodbye. Thank you for letting me be a part of such a marvelous podcast show. Au voir – because I know you’ll be back one day! Ali xxx

  13. April 16th, 2010 | 7:16 am

    Varient Frequencies was truly one of the innovators, and I think it has been a fantastic run for the podcast. Well done, Rick. Don’t be a stranger, and never turn away from your Art of storytelling. You have been a fantastic voice in this realm.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

  14. April 16th, 2010 | 7:18 am

    Ali, you are, and always will be one of my favorite voices in podcasting. I hope we have the chance to work together again.

  15. Heyes
    April 16th, 2010 | 7:43 am

    This podcast is what introduced me to the world of podcast fiction, I will miss you – but I know you’ll be back someday.

  16. Dennis Egan
    April 16th, 2010 | 7:49 am

    Rick, Thanks for all your hard work, and thanks for letting me be a small part of it. Variant Frequencies was one of the first podcasts I ever listened to and the first place any of my stories ever got told. I’d love to see more but for your sake it’s better to quit while it’s still fun. Success shouldn’t be a life sentence. Thanks again!

  17. April 16th, 2010 | 8:01 am

    Thanks for 5 seasons of non-stop awesome. I discovered VF a little late in the game, but I’ll always have fond memories of marathon listening sessions while painting my house this last February.

    Thanks, Rick!

  18. April 16th, 2010 | 9:21 am

    Good god, I’ll miss you guys. Thank you so damn much for the years.

  19. Michael Natale
    April 18th, 2010 | 8:35 pm

    Rick

    Totally get the whole work thing. Always getting in the way of the fun stuff.

    Bummer for all of us fans of the show but you’re going out on top! VF will always be remembered as a top shelf show, I’m really going to miss it.
    It’s been an honor to get to stick my nose in from time to time.

    Thanks for letting me play,
    Michael Natale

  20. April 20th, 2010 | 2:34 pm

    That’s a real shame to hear. I’d just like to say thank you for giving me the chance to have my work appear in the podcast – it really was an honour.

    Best,

    J. Westlake

  21. April 20th, 2010 | 2:37 pm

    It was our honor to have you great authors and voice artists on our podcast. We can’t thank any of you enough.

  22. April 21st, 2010 | 6:45 am

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  23. AG
    April 25th, 2010 | 7:57 pm

    It has been a great listen over the years and I am sad to see it stop (for now). Good luck with your endeavors and I hope to see you all back here one day with new content.

    All the Best.

    AG

  24. Gillsing
    May 1st, 2010 | 8:01 am

    Good luck, and thanks for all the stories. I hope the work life challenges are positive ones, because it wouldn’t be fair otherwise.

  25. Thomas
    May 20th, 2010 | 11:33 pm

    i cry

  26. Daniel Olver
    June 3rd, 2010 | 2:19 am

    If and when you do come back i will be there.

  27. June 8th, 2010 | 12:42 pm

    This has been one of the best produced podcasts available and a pleasure to listen to. I will miss it.

  28. June 8th, 2010 | 2:28 pm

    I can’t tell you how great all of these comments make me feel. Thank you all.

  29. kat
    June 14th, 2010 | 11:01 pm

    I put a candle in the window………..will await your return.

  30. John
    September 27th, 2010 | 2:30 am

    Thank you so very much for all the great stories over the years.

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