Monthly Archives: August 2007

DragonCon and Parsec Awards

parsec-seal-nominee-1.pngStarkville Media is heading to DragonCon this weekend. The 10th Wonder, Starkville House of El, Tangent and Good Commitment will be in attendance. The 10th Wonder and Good Commitment are finalists in the Parsec awards. I have no idea if this is a big deal or what.

Before Graham and Derek approached James and I about going to hang out and meet fans, I’d never heard of DragonCon. Sometime after that I received an email saying Good Commitment had been nominated for a couple of Parsec podcast awards. First I’d heard of that too. I forgot to submit a sample of our work until about 20 minutes before it was due. Somehow we ended up top 5 finalists in both categories. I know for a fact we have no chance for a win because I checked out the other finalists. If there was a comedy category, we’d have a chance but this is general video podcast stuff. There are other people better at video production than we.

Anyway, it should be a fun time. We’re heading over on Friday and coming back on Monday. If you’re going to be there, leave a comment. I believe we’re planning a get together at some point, I’ll drop you a line with the info.

Comedy is hard

I’ve heard that many times from people. Some say doing drama is easier. Well I don’t really know. To that end, I’m reading my first book on comedy writing that I checked out from the library. Here’s what the author has to say about humor:

Humor is playful incongruity that contains a tension between two levels of meaning followed by a clash of sufficient complexity that surprises and delights and that leads to a resolution of that meaning.”

What’s so hard about that?