Cybrosis would not be possible without the vocal talents of many many wonderful people. Meet the cast of the Cybrosis Podcast. I’ll be updating their character information once their roles have been revealed through the course of the novel.
Voice Cast – Primary Characters
P.C. Haring discovered podcasting back in 2007 and has never looked back. By that time he had already completed his first manuscript, Cybrosis, and was editing and shopping it to agents. In the years since, he has written two more full length novels, the first two installments in a planned trilogy, the third of which he will start drafting in 2010.
His voice has been featured on several other podcasts including The Case of The Singing Sword: A Billibub Baddings Mystery, by Tee Morris, The Metamor City Podcast by Chris Lester, and Antithesis Book 1: Predestination and other games of Chance by J.D. Sawyer. He has been a narrator on Escape Pod and is a recurring guest on Hey Wanna Watch A Movie, as well as the Nina Kimberly the Merciless companion episodes. He is also an infrequent voice mail and content contributor to the Slice of Sci-Fi podcast and Jack Mangan’s Deadpan Podcast among others.
When not moonlighting as a writer and podcaster, P.C. Haring works as an accountant for a private corporation in suburban Chicago. He is also the accountant and treasurer for Escape Artists, Inc and it’s properties, Escape Pod, Pseudopod, and Podcastle. He is an amateur Violist and plays weekly at a local church. His music can also be heard in the second season of The Metamor City Podcast.
Cybrosis is P.C. Haring’s first major novel and podcast project and he would like to thank his Parents, his friends Laura, Steve and Kari; podcasters Tee Morris, and Philippa Ballantine, as well as the many many countless others. Without their encouragement and support, this project would never have made it this far.
Story So Far Narrator
A native of Hutchinson, Kansas, and a graduate (with distinction) from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also earned his Masters, Chuck Remsberg’s career includes more than 50 years’ experience as a professional journalist and writer. He has worked with the Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, and WMAQ-radio (Chicago). He has done professional voice-over work in the Chicago area. Chuck has written non-fiction articles for New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Playboy, Reader’s Digest and numerous other prominent national magazines; winning several awards for excellence over the course of his 20-year career as a free lance writer.
Chuck is the Co-founder of Calibre Press, and during a 20-year tenure there he helped make it the leading independent producer of survival training for law enforcement officers. He has written 3 best-selling books on officer-survival tactics, all of which are still in print and have been used by trainers and law enforcement officers in more than 50 countries. In 2008, he published the latest of his books, Blood Lessons: What Cops Learn from Life-or-Death Encounters. He has been the recipient of both the O.W. Wilson Award for outstanding contributions to law enforcement (from the American Criminal Justice Association) as well as the American Police Hall of Fame Honor Award for distinguished achievement in public service. He also has served as associate producer of several award-winning instructional films and documentaries for law enforcement.
Currently, Chuck works as senior correspondent for PoliceOne.com, the world’s leading law enforcement training and information website, and as editor of Force Science News, a semi-monthly electronic newsletter for the Force Science Research Center at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Chuck has twice been a finalist for the Maggie Award, given annually for outstanding internet writing.
In his spare time, Chuck enjoys working with his very well trained cat, bike riding, taking in the latest movie, reading, and traveling the world. Chuck currently resides in Northern Chicagoland area with his wife.
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Heather Welliver is an accomplished singer and voice actress. She co-hosts the media review podcast Grailwolf’s Geek Life with her husband Marc Bailey.
Heather is a regular Narrator for podcasts such as Escape Pod, Pseudopod, Podcastle, and Transmissions from Beyond, and has done guest voices for several podcast productions such as Chasing The Bard by Philippa Ballantine, Metamor City by Chris Lester and Form Letter Rejection Theatre by Paulette Jaxton.
When she recorded with the Shillas, she had no idea how well received her music would be. Their number one hit “Faithful” is the theme song for Nobilis Erotica and has been featured in several podcasts along with their other hit “Don’t Even Care”. Heather has also done the theme song for the podcast project Pieces.
Heather Looks forward to pusuing both her voice acting and singing careers further and is always looking for a new project. She is rumored to be full of awsome and coated in win.
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Chuck Tomasi is an IT Manager for Plexus in Neenah Wisconsin. He has spent nearly all of his 20+ years at Plexus in IT. Over the years he has worked on numerous mergers and acquisitions, managed dozens of projects, stood up two green field sites, standardized the global engineering IT infrastructure, and wrote several enterprise applications including an IT ticketing system that has been in use for 14 years. His current project involves building a new department, technology, and process to bring the Service Desk back in house to Plexus.
When not at work, Chuck likes to spend time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys golf, downhill skiing, photography, and Karate. Chuck is somewhat of an authority on Podcasting. He has done hundreds of episodes over the past four years, and appears on dozens of others. His current lineup of shows includes Technorama, Freestyle, Radio Yesterday, and Gmail Podcast. He was a speaker at the 2006 Podcast and New Media Expo, written numerous articles for Podcast User Magazine, and co-authored the book “Podcasting for Dummies“. Chuck also produces a regular companion podcast to the Dummies book along with author Tee Morris, and award winning video producer Earl Newton. Along the way Chuck has interviewed people like Dr. Robert Ballard – Underseas explorer and discoverer of the RMS Titanic, Adam Savage and Grant Imahara of Discovery’s Mythbusters, Theoretical Astrophysicist Dr. Michio Kaku, Space Explorer and Game Designer Richard Garriott, Dr. Stephen Covey and plenty of others. He has taken his listeners to places like the Computer History Museum in Mountain View CA, The Hoover Dam, and The Star Trek Experience – formerly in Las Vegas. To say it is just a hobby is an understatement – even Chuck’s license plate says “PODCAST”.
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Christiana Ellis is an award-winning writer and podcaster, currently living in Cary, North Carolina. Her podcast novel, Nina Kimberly the Merciless was both an inaugural nominee for the 2006 Parsec Award for Best Speculative Fiction: Long Form, as well as a finalist for a 2006 Podcast Peer Award. On May 15th, 2009, Nina Kimberly the Merciless is coming to print from Dragon Moon Press.
Christiana is also the writer, producer and star of Space Casey, a 10-part audiodrama miniseries which won the Gold Mark Time Award for Best Science Fiction Audio Production by the American Society for Science Fiction Audio and the 2008 Parsec Award for Best Science Fiction Audio Drama.
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Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, producer, composer and heliocentrist George Hrab has written and produced five independent CDs; published one book; performed for President Clinton; shared the stage with countless numbers of musicians and acts; and has traveled across the country as drummer, vocalist, musical director, and event host for the nationally recognized Philadelphia Funk Authority. As defacto Despot-for-Life of his own original ensemble The Geologic Orchestra, George humbly follows in the footsteps of such icons as Frank Zappa, Mark Twain, Carl Sagan, and Will Rogers, making it a personal quest to improve the cognitive thinking skills of each and every American by reaching them through their funny bones and dance shoes. His music, skepticism and wit have been featured on many radio broadcasts, TV shows, and podcasts.
Along with his heroes Michael Shermer, James Randi and Phil Plait, George has been featured in the annual Skepdude calendar put out by Skepchick.org. In addition to his ten-piece Geologic Orchestra shows, Geo often performs in a solo acoustic setting, wherein he re-interprets his own works, and also delves into bizarre covers. Along with superlative musicianship, these intimate shows are known to showcase his quick wit and incendiary social commentary.
He also produces a weekly, award winning podcast called The Geologic Podcast which features humor, sketches, and skeptical / free-thinking commentary through various weekly segments. He was asked to write the theme song to the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast and premiered the song “FAR” at the 213th American Astronomical Society Meeting in Long Beach California.
George recently published Non-Coloring Book featuring a collection of his assorted writings, and also delivered a well received “Fan of Geology” science track lecture discussing the evidence of the earth’s age at Atlanta’s Dragon*Con convention. He’s been asked multiple times to be a featured performer at James Randi’s The Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, and was a special guest/performer in the Galapagos on the JREF’s Amaz!ng Adventure.
George feels that his ongoing quest for a weather controlling device is closer to realization than ever.
Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrit
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To say that Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrit enjoy podcasting and new media would be a gross understatement. His credits include mentions in high school and collegiate papers, newspapers, Podcasting for Dummies, and Advanced Podcasting Tricks. Rich has been called an innovator, having created the first Star Wars podcast (RotO), the first podcast for an Independent Wrestling Federation (Halo: Hardwired), and distributed the first comicbook made available via podcast feed (Podcast 9). He was the force behind the official Troma Podcast and a former host/editor of the 501stCast, the official podcast of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion. He co-wrote, with Davey Beauchamp, the Amazing Pulp Adventures Radio Show starring Mister Adventure Script book, with its second volume debuting soon. Along with his writing talents, Davey and has been doing Mister Adventure via podcast and live on stage for the past 5 years. Sigfrit has also done commercial voice work as the voice of CRASH and SWE Wrestling, Volaris phone systems, and Howards RV. He has MC’d numerous events at various cons, and am a host for Wise Entertainment, a traveling Trivia company. Between the podcasts, requested voices from other shows, and father of 3, various audio sketches and dramas have been heard on ChronoRadio, Star Wars and Beyond, SwitchedOn Show, the Geeklabel Podcast and Dragon Pages’ Wingin’ It syndicated show, (plus countless guest appearances on other shows) of which he is very proud.
CNSCP Medical Director Dr. Yvonne Wass
When not podcasting from Koru Studios in Wellington, New Zealand Philippa spends most of her time writing. So far she has had three books published; Weaver’s Web (which she’s turned into a podiobook) the award-nominated Chasing the Bard, and Digital Magic.
Her Parsec and Sir Julius Vogel nominated show Whispers at the Edge is where she talks about living at the bottom of the world and passes on what she’s found out about writing. She has also produced two of her books Weaver’s Web and Chasing the Bard into podiobooks. She has also had published a variety of articles on her other love, history. Currently she is working on a number of fantasy projects; a series set in New Zealand, a dark and turbulent trilogy as well as a supernatural romp. She has also had a number of roles in other podcast novels, and is enjoying the challenges of voice work. More can be found out about Pip at pjballantine.com.
Marc “Grailwolf” Bailey
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Chris is a self-proclaimed “mad scientist in training.” He has been telling stories for about as long as he can remember, and credits a writing contest in elementary school for introducing him to his muse. Chris is the creator of The Metamor City Podcast, a sci-fi/fantasy series where magic meets technology in a city of dark wonders.
Trained as a biologist at the University of California-Santa Cruz, Chris received his master’s degree in 2004 and promptly went out to try to start a career in the middle of the worst job market the American scientific community had seen in half a century. After three soul-sucking years in corporate America, he is now working as a science teacher at a charter school in Oakland, CA. When he isn’t writing or planning lessons, he enjoys role-playing games, playing piano and guitar, sketching and digital painting. He misses his family’s three Shiloh shepherds terribly. You can find out more about Chris at his personal web space, www.chrislester.org, and explore the world of Metamor City at www.metamorcity.com.