Held over Memorial Weekend, Balticon has one of the strongest podcast author attendences of any convention. It has also become the home of the Golden Artichoke Awards.
Last year the secret ingredient in the Erotica a la Carte Iron Chef competition was an artichoke—hence the name. Unfortunately that inaugural competition was lost to the ages, but the microphones were rolling for the second annual event in May 2012. Before a live studio audience, the fun and games began.
The competitors in 2012 were the same as in 2011; Nobilis Reed, Helen E H Madden and Jhada Addams.
Listen as the secret ingredient is revealed, and the talented authors spend a very limited time writing their stories. It’s almost like being there…
After the Second World War the land and the men need healing. Horace Rainer heads to the country for some bird watching, but finds an ancient tradition that will not let him sit on the sidelines.
Captain Clementine Fowler is about to get everything she has ever dreamed of—but something aboard her airship has plans of its own.
Rebirth by Val Griswold-Ford
Callisto lives in a world ripped apart by war and magic, but a mysterious stranger has been whispering to her of salvation. If she can only trust him. If she can only find a way to him and heal a world.
Celeste has a gift, a gift of seeing past lives. She is called to an archaeological dig and begins to have strange dreams, but not all is as it seems. Love and lust are calling to her across time, can she find a way back to them?
By Chef Silence and with voicework by Veronica Giguere
A deal. A deadline. A king going to his death, but surprises still lie in store for both of the parties.
Helen EH Madden’s Heatflash
This weeks stories were presented at Balticon 45 and were written by three talented erotica writers.
Helen E H Madden
Also in the audience was the talented Tigerwong, who drew this while the writers wrote.
It was an amazing event, that we hope to repeat at next years Balticon!
Look down into the water and imagine the wonders there. Some of those wonders though may be looking back…
The novel Geist by Philippa Ballantine
This episode is dedicated to Phil Rossi- I hope he enjoys the chef’s take on trees.
Loneliness is a strange companion for a biologist on a distant planet. But what happened to Helen’s predecessor? And is she really alone on Pelorus?
Next story water/three people/fantasy/ 1st person POV by PJ Ballantine
A cat with a plan discovers that not all is as it seems- not just her.
Written by Kimi Alexandre
Voicework by Kim the Comicboook Goddess, Brian Brown, Sam Chupp, Podcasting’s Rich Sigfrid
Audio Production via Terry Mixon
Chronicles of the Order
Next month: female/ transgender/ world of trees by P J Ballantine
Xia is on a mission from her Goddess- a mission that will take her right into the heart of enemy territory. Sex, danger and faith combine in one heady night.
Written by Terry Mixon
Including voicework by Kimi Alexandre, Ryan E Stevenson, James Durham, Justin Macumber, Donna Mixon and Terry Mixon
Dead Robots Society
Murder at Avedon Hill
Next month Dark fantasy/Genetic experimentation/Public sex by Kimi Alexandre
Snow is a fairy-tale princess out of her element. Then in a bar that none of her kind should ever enter, she meets a man… or is he a prince?
By Michele Bekemeyer
Trapping a Duchess
Coming in June a story from Terry Mixon
Warning- this is horror erotica. The darkness of this story may not be for everyone. The steak is served bloody, so it’s not for children either.
Something terrible is in Anna’s mind. Something alien that uses desire as a whip, but is it trying to drive her mad or is something even more nefarious going on?
By Tee Morris with voicework by Starla Huchton and Philippa Ballantine
Promo: Bird House Rules
Next Michelle Bekemeyer is in the kitchen
A grad student takes on a plum job in a museum- but this requires so much more than taking notes and getting her boss coffee.
By Starla Huchton with voicework by Philippa Ballantine and Tee Morris
The Dreamer’s Thread
Next month PG Holyfield is in the kitchen.
A special dish from the Chef- a tale of space travel, sex and love. A lonely pilot comes back from the dark to find not all presents under the tree have ribbons on them.
Music supplied by the delightful and talented Starla Huchton of the Dreamer’s Thread novel. Go support her.
To all the saucy listeners out there; thank you so much for your support, comments and ears this year. 2010 is going to be quite an adventure- and we have a delicous platter of fine writers coming up for the first half the year. I will also be collating past stories for both a high quality CD version and a print version.
But for now, have a Merry Christmas and I will see you in the New Year. May you find one you love and share the joy of intimacy with them over the holidays.
In every town there are people with jobs no one else wants. The Gatekeeper is one of those in Hyde, but Lila finds ways to make it more than a little exciting.
In the hedonistic world of New York in the late 70s, four succubi go looking for the next meal. One of them however finds quite a new taste.
Rose is different- the aliens mind control doesn’t work on her. She is forced to watch as the Bath’il harvest her fellow humans, but when her sister is taken she must venture into the Factory.
Next month Succubi in the City
Under the temple of the earth god, a vampire is chained and used for blood rituals. Yet eventually even the most careful human makes a mistake, and that’s all she needs.
Voice work by Tee Morris
Next month Future/ average person/ destruction of the world
A woman returns to her high school and finds a sweet mystery waiting for her
By Justin Macumber
Next month our regular chef Philippa Ballantine is back in the kitchen to write a story based on this image.
Olivia’s life of gentile middle-class existence is challenged by a face from her past. Steamy goodness ensues.
Acts of Desperation
Next month- Antithesis writer and producer the devilishly talented J D Sawyer takes a turn in the kitchen. He will be in the kitchen sizzling up a delightful dish of female/speak-easy/Mystery. Can you say NOM?
A ninja infiltrates an underground facility and the chef returns to a familiar dish. See if you can recall the meal from months past.
Geek Radio Daily
Next month- Steampunk Spectacular’s Susan Z is the first of the guest chefs. She will be in the kitchen sizzling up something with steampunk/threesome/envy. Should be very appetising.
You’ve double booked yourself several times over, and your professor has just handed you an assignment you only have a few days to finish. What do you do? Sacrifice some fun, or perhaps mix up a potion?
In Your Right Mind
Ninja/prom queen/ An underground facility/ Jamie’s got a gun
No- you’re not seeing things. The chef came in specially over the holidays to give you a little amuse bouche, something she decided all on her own to do. Welcome an old friend back…
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From the male POV, this story is something very experimental for the chef. A bored prince goes seeking entertainment, and finds far more than he expected. First night turns into a nightmare.
Young/ Funny / Witch school / First person
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So onto this month’s story…
An orbiting space station in the middle of a civil war, with a female main characters- what can happen in 24 hours?
Welcome to Kubali Station…
Featuring the voice talents of Tee Morris, writer, podcaster and alien extrodinaire
Being Healthy for Busy People
Next month Dark Age Britain/Three’s Company/ 1st person POV/Horny and bored