This past Labor Day weekend at DragonCon, Kreg Steppe and I were honored that our podcast Technorama won a Parsec Award in the Comedy/Parody category.
Earlier this year one of our faithful listeners nominated us back in May. A month or so later we found out we were a finalist and began the process of reviewing our our material from the previous year. Daughter Julie, who has been a part of the show for the past couple years, was also very helpful in picking just the right elements for our “sample clips.” What an honor to once again make it to the finals after four years!
A few weeks before DragonCon, Susie Murph asked us to present one of the awards (not our own category of course.) We happily agreed. Kreg and I worked on our presentation. We later found out that all the finalists in our category were presenting, and we happened to be the only ones AFTER our category was announced (that should have been a clue.)
Saturday night came all too soon. We were up against some pretty stiff competition (many of whom we are proud to call our friends) including Comedy4Cast, DragonCon*TV, and others. When they announced the winner, we were thrilled, then realize we really hadn’t prepared an acceptance speech because we didn’t expect to win. We spent our time working on our award presentation, not acceptance (lesson for next time – if we are lucky enough.)
This one award makes the last 7 years, 8 shows, and over 1000 episodes worth it. I think I said some of this in the acceptance, but here it is officially… Thank you everyone on the Parsec committee for your time and talent, thank you to the guests on our shows, a huge thank you to all the people who have helped us and influenced us along the way, thank you to my family for putting up with the time, cost, and modifications to the office, and finally thank you to all the listeners over the years. You are the best!
Podcasting has directly and indirectly changed my life for the better and I look forward to continuing as long as possible.