show #257: avatars inc.

show #257

famed award-winning editor ann vandermeerand x-prize show-runner eric desatnik were guests at the book club last wednesday, together with the biggest in-world crowd of [befittingly!!] colorful avatars we ever had. also joining us were a handful of high-profile speculative fiction authors from the “avatars inc.” anthology and the fab folks from wunderkind pr.

did madness ensue? were bat avatars sighted? reportedly, moderator drax and producer strawberry lost 3 pounds each sweating through the soundcheck as the clock was ticking and the special space station venue’s teleporter was humming, however you. the viewer/listener may focus on a wonderful conversation about the power of avatars, technology and storytelling. enjoy:

more to read and watch below:

  • the original livestream:
  • a reading list from bookshop dot org with a good title from each of the 22 contributors to the anthology:

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  • some impressions from the show:

  • no avatars = no lag = excellent camera work [might reuse the space station for another show]

  • the way to interact with the book club live? different people, different options …

  • what else is happening in sl? a new book sim has opened and i am in HEAVEN!!

  • what is happening in rl? a lot and we saw it coming … [if you did not please read up on history!]

  • next sl book club show is wednesday june 3rd @ 12pm slt:


the drax files radio hour is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by sinespace, fabeeo breen, ragvr, vinyl, masoom, delacruz industries, journey by debi baskerville, zero-one heavy industries corporation, aeros avatars, time portal, slartist, hextraordinary fine magical goods, bay city you know for kids, botanical, strawberry singh, abranimations, kahruvel design, {what next} and landscapes unlimited.

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