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Friday, June 8
 

8:00am

NATF Future Festival Planning Meeting
All those who participate in the June 2018 HEAR Now Festival event, hosted by the National Audio Theatre Festivals (NATF), are welcome to give input into the organization's plans for our 2019 Festival. Join us at breakfast at the Holiday Inn on Friday morning at 8:00am and get involved with NATF and HEAR Now!

Friday June 8, 2018 8:00am - 8:30am
Holiday Inn Restaurant / Breakfast Room

9:00am

Narrator'sNarrators of the Round Table: The Audiobook Anti-Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Hosted by P.J. Ochlan and featuring Scott Brick, Steven Jay Cohen, Tavia Gilbert, Dion Graham, Neil Hellegers, Eric Martin, Robin Miles, Donna Postel, and Julia Whelan 
Join Audie Award winner and Deyan Institute co-founder P.J. Ochlan as he presents an experimental and innovative twist on the traditional “panel” with an extraordinary all-star lineup of guests. In a candid conversation, these audiobook luminaries will openly discuss the changing audiobook world, and the creative and technical challenges they face. Sit in on this unique opportunity to engage with virtually all of our special guest narrators.P J Ochlan of the Deyan Institute of Voice Artistry and Technology in Los Angeles hosts a roundtable for all interested audio performers and narrators. This session is open to your questions and areas of interest including voice performance and narration training. PJ will be joined by guests narrators.



Moderators
avatar for PJ Ochlan

PJ Ochlan

Narrator / Producer / Educator
Blood Cotton 6/9; ShakesRumble 6/9; AUDIO Tonight 6/9An actor since 1986, P.J. Ochlan has enjoyed a diverse career across virtually every aspect of the entertainment industry - from critically acclaimed feature films and television series regular roles to innovative new media projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Scott Brick

Scott Brick

Narrator / Educator
Mark Twain Mentor; A STORY WELL TOLD: CELEBRATING THE HUMAN VOICE 6/9Scott Brick has recorded bestsellers and Pulitzer-Prize winners for every major publisher, over 800 titles, including MYSTIC RIVER, FAHRENHEIT 451, IN COLD BLOOD and HELTER SKELTER. In addition to over 50 Earphones... Read More →
avatar for Steve Jay Cohen

Steve Jay Cohen

Spoken Realms
Workshop 102 (Connecting With Your Audience) Lead FacultySteven has been telling stories his whole life. Professionally, since 1991.A narrator, engineer, director, and educator, he work swith students holistically; helping them find an authentic read, streamlining their production... Read More →
avatar for Tavia Gilbert

Tavia Gilbert

Workshop 101 Faculty; A Story Well Told; Celebrating The Human Voice  6/9Winner of the 2017 Best Female Narrator Audie Award, Tavia Gilbert is a producer, writer, and acclaimed narrator of more than 500 full-cast and multi-voice audiobooks for virtually every publisher in the... Read More →
avatar for Dion Graham

Dion Graham

Voice Actor / Director
Director Blood Cotton National World War One Museum and Memorial 6/9Dion Graham from HBO's The Wire, also narrates A & E's The First 48. An award-winning actor and narrator, he has performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series... Read More →
avatar for Neil Hellegers

Neil Hellegers

Voice Actor / Producer
Director ShakesRumble 6/9; A Story Well Told; Celebrating The Human Voice 6/9Neil is an actor and educator who lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife, son, and orange mutt. Neil has acted with The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Trinity Repertory Company, Aquila Theatre Company... Read More →
avatar for Eric Martin

Eric Martin

Narrator's Roundtable 6/8, Producer's Meet & Greet 6/8 & Producer Pitch Panel 6/9 Eric Martin is the Earphones and Audie Award winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks. He narrated and directed the NY Times Monthly Bestselling Audiobook Stinker Lets Loose, also starring Jon Hamm... Read More →
avatar for Robin Miles

Robin Miles

Voice Actor / Director, Voxpertise
Blood Cotton - National World War I Museum and Memorial 6/9; ShakesRumble 6/9With more than 200+ audiobook titles, director and Golden Voice, Robin Miles, seems born to do voice work and brings tremendous talent and experience to both sides of the glass. Her awards include multiple... Read More →
avatar for Julia Whelan

Julia Whelan

Voice Actor
A Story Well Told; Celebrating the Human Voice 6/9, Host AUDIO Tonight! 6/19Julia has appeared in many films and television series, including ABC’s Once And Again. After receiving a degree in English and Creative Writing at Middlebury College and Oxford University, Julia began... Read More →


Friday June 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Holiday Inn - Sennheiser Listening Room

4:00pm

Producers Meet & Greet
Producer's Meet & Greet  is for Workshop 101 & 102 Participants
and Podcast Palooza Producers (as space allows)
This is your opportunity to meet with representatives from Author's Republic, Blackstone Publishing, Findaway Voices, and SAG-AFTRA, as well as experienced producers like Eric Martin. Share a refreshment and learn who to talk to when presenting your work.

This session is followed up by a more formal Pitch Panel, Saturday, June 9, from 3:00-4:30 in the Holiday In Board Room.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Jay Cohen

Steve Jay Cohen

Spoken Realms
Workshop 102 (Connecting With Your Audience) Lead FacultySteven has been telling stories his whole life. Professionally, since 1991.A narrator, engineer, director, and educator, he work swith students holistically; helping them find an authentic read, streamlining their production... Read More →
avatar for Kc Wayland

Kc Wayland

Workshop 101 Lead FacultyKC has carried within him a passion for the creative arts from a young age. As a teenager, he earned the Award of Excellence in Arts and Best Student Editor and graduated with top honors from Orange High School Media Arts program for Acting and Film Theory... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Barney

Bryan Barney

Blackstone Publishing
At Blackstone Publishing Bryan -Oversees audiobook production at Blackstone Audio-Casts and produces approx. 900 titles per year-Does In-studio direction and engineering-Mixing & Mastering for advanced projects
avatar for Richard Larkin

Richard Larkin

SAG-AFTRA
avatar for Kelly Lytle

Kelly Lytle

Findaway Voices
Kelly leads author and partner services for Findaway Voices, an audiobook creation and distribution platform from Findaway. He works closely with independent authors and small to mid-sized publishers to connect them with a community of world-class narrators, create audiobooks... Read More →
avatar for Eric Martin

Eric Martin

Narrator's Roundtable 6/8, Producer's Meet & Greet 6/8 & Producer Pitch Panel 6/9 Eric Martin is the Earphones and Audie Award winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks. He narrated and directed the NY Times Monthly Bestselling Audiobook Stinker Lets Loose, also starring Jon Hamm... Read More →
avatar for Darren Spears

Darren Spears

General Manager, Author's Republic
Darren Speers is the General Manger of Author’s Republic, where he directs strategic partnerships and oversees day-to-day operations. Darren has worked in the audiobook industry since 2012, where he first began as a content ingestion associate for Audiobooks.com. After several... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Findaway Voices - Will Dages

Findaway Voices - Will Dages

Head of Findaway Voices, Findaway Voices
Will Dages is Head of Findaway Voices and is excited to talk about audiobooks!


Friday June 8, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Holiday Inn Ballroom One East 45th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

7:30pm

ABR AUDIOBOOK AWARDS FINALISTS COCKTAIL PARTY
Limited Capacity seats available

ABR AudioBook Listener Awards finalists and presenters meet at Simpson House for a pre-awards Cocktail Party.

General HEAR Now Festival Pass holders are welcome as space allows.


Thanks to GOLD Sponsor AUTHOR'S REPUBLIC


Friday June 8, 2018 7:30pm - 8:15pm
Simpson House 4509 Walnut St Kansas City, MO 64111
 
Saturday, June 9
 

3:15pm

Producers Pitch Panel: Best Way For My Work To Be Heard
Producer's Pitch Panel is for Workshop 101 & 102 Participants
and Podcast Palooza Producers (as space allows)
This is your opportunity to present your work for feedback.Workshop participants are given priority in presenting their programs, with additional producer presentions as time allows.

Moderators
avatar for Steve Jay Cohen

Steve Jay Cohen

Spoken Realms
Workshop 102 (Connecting With Your Audience) Lead FacultySteven has been telling stories his whole life. Professionally, since 1991.A narrator, engineer, director, and educator, he work swith students holistically; helping them find an authentic read, streamlining their production... Read More →
avatar for Kc Wayland

Kc Wayland

Workshop 101 Lead FacultyKC has carried within him a passion for the creative arts from a young age. As a teenager, he earned the Award of Excellence in Arts and Best Student Editor and graduated with top honors from Orange High School Media Arts program for Acting and Film Theory... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Barney

Bryan Barney

Blackstone Publishing
At Blackstone Publishing Bryan -Oversees audiobook production at Blackstone Audio-Casts and produces approx. 900 titles per year-Does In-studio direction and engineering-Mixing & Mastering for advanced projects
avatar for Richard Larkin

Richard Larkin

SAG-AFTRA
avatar for Kelly Lytle

Kelly Lytle

Findaway Voices
Kelly leads author and partner services for Findaway Voices, an audiobook creation and distribution platform from Findaway. He works closely with independent authors and small to mid-sized publishers to connect them with a community of world-class narrators, create audiobooks... Read More →
avatar for Eric Martin

Eric Martin

Narrator's Roundtable 6/8, Producer's Meet & Greet 6/8 & Producer Pitch Panel 6/9 Eric Martin is the Earphones and Audie Award winning narrator of over 150 audiobooks. He narrated and directed the NY Times Monthly Bestselling Audiobook Stinker Lets Loose, also starring Jon Hamm... Read More →
avatar for Darren Spears

Darren Spears

General Manager, Author's Republic
Darren Speers is the General Manger of Author’s Republic, where he directs strategic partnerships and oversees day-to-day operations. Darren has worked in the audiobook industry since 2012, where he first began as a content ingestion associate for Audiobooks.com. After several... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Findaway Voices - Will Dages

Findaway Voices - Will Dages

Head of Findaway Voices, Findaway Voices
Will Dages is Head of Findaway Voices and is excited to talk about audiobooks!


Saturday June 9, 2018 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Holiday Inn Board Room