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Friday, June 8
 

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