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.

The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness – complete

The complete Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness in one episode!
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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Philippa Ballantine, Rick Stringer, Jan Dalton, Tom “Devo Spice” Rockwell, Anton Buntic, Benjamin Grundy, Neil Stringer, Ian Jones, and Anne Stringer

Music

Digital Juice
http://www.digitaljuice.com

Mario Ajero
http://marioajero.blogspot.com

Neil Stringer

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness
Copyright 2009 Matt Wallace
http://www.matt-wallace.com

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness 04 – Constable Klimenko

The yuletide spirit hasn’t made Valeri Klimenko any less reluctant to take a dangerous case. Unfortunately it hasn’t changed his luck when it comes to being thrust into such cases, either…
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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Anton Buntic

Music
Abney Park
Carol of the Bells
http://www.abneypark.com

Digital Juice
http://www.digitaljuice.com

Neil Stringer

Promo
The Failed Cities Monologues
http://www.podiobooks.com/title/the-failed-cities-monologues/

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The Failed Cities: Hath a Darkness
Copyright 2009 Matt Wallace
http://www.matt-wallace.com

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2009 Rick Stringer
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

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Delve

Every twelve hours the light above his door burns bloody and bright. Every twelve hours a new batch rolls off the genetic assembly line, the saplings that will grow into a new human race. And every twelve hours Lofgren Stenz must delve, deep beneath the surface of our shared consciousness. The purpose of the delve is simple: To cleanse human nature of its lesser angels, the savage beasts that long ago were given form . . . and nearly destroyed us all.
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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Rick Stringer
With Chuck Tomasi, Anton Buntic, Neil Stringer, and Leann Mabry

Promos
Technorama
http://www.chuckchat.com/
Tag in the Seam
Tony’s Losing It
http://www.tonyslosingit.com/

Variant Frequencies
Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

Failed Cities Monologues 24: Klimenko

What’s the difference between being heroism and self-preservation? Just ask Valeri Klimenko. While the whole city celebrates him as the man who caught notorious serial killer The Conductor, the constable-turned-detective sits in his darkened apartment with a glass of scotch, taking solace only in the fact that he’s lived through the week with a few scars and a few more nightmares…

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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Anton Buntic
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

PROMOS
Geek Fu Action Grip: http://www.geekfuactiongrip.com
The Sonic Society: http://www.sonicsociety.org
Podiobooks.com: http://www.podiobooks.com/podiobooks/book.php?ID=110

Copyright 2007 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
February 2007

Failed Cities Monologues 15: Constable Klimenko

A new detective’s shield, an old suit, and a lethal case no one else wants. It’s not the way Valeri Klimenko, the former constable, wants to start out his night. But they may have all underestimated this simple young man from the Ukraine, who’s been pushed just about as far as he’s willing to go by the powers that be.

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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Anton Buntic
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

PROMOS
PodcastPEN:http://www.tsfpn.com/
The Time Traveler Show: http://www.timetravelershow.com/

Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
September 2006

Failed Cities Monologues 06: Constable Klimenko

Constable Valeri Klimenko, whose father and grandfather were both Heroes of Ukraine, never had any intention of living up to his family’s legacy. Now he’s been made a detective and forced onto the trail of the most feared and talked about serial killer in the city’s history. If it weren’t for that damned Reuben sandwich…



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Written by Matt Wallace
Narrated by Anton Buntic
http://www.variantfrequencies.com

Copyright 2006 Rick Stringer and Matt Wallace
April 2006

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