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COVID-19, Mercury, and Live Performances

Hello, everybody! A very quick update on what’s going on with ARTC these days:

  • COVID-19 – The cast and crew of ARTC is taking every precaution to preserve the health and safety of ourselves and our fans these days. Accordingly, in addition to the cancellation of our March show at the Strand Theatre in Marietta we have also cancelled our appearance at 221B Con (shortly before the convention cancelled itself outright). The status of future shows (April at the Strand, LibertyCon, Dragon Con, etc) will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on the situation as it stands at the time.
  • Ordering – We highly encourage everyone to order our downloadable products. Any orders for CDs to be sent through the mail will be handled individually, but in most cases we’re either going to ask you to accept a very delayed delivery date or we will just refund you the purchase price and ask you to buy the digital version instead.
  • Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope – Mercury will continue production, although as we announced previously, we’ll be recording remotely for the foreseeable future. This gives us the opportunity to have additional guests on the show from virtually anywhere in the world, so if you have a story of survival and want to be a character on the show, now’s a good time for you to write that and get in on this historic podcast!
  • Mercury: Year One and Year Two – For those of you who don’t want to subscribe via Patreon for any reason, you can now purchase Year One and Year Two of Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope via this very website for $15 each! Over 30 hours of content in each 365-day package!

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. We’re working on additional projects that have been in post-production for a while and exploring ways to keep our production cycle moving while not putting anyone at risk of spreading SARS-COV-2. Thank you all for your continued support! There is Adventure in Sound!

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Dragon Con 2019 New Releases

The Dunwich Horror LIVE graphic, depicting a house disguising a tentacled underground horror. Artwork by C. M. Dotson
2012 Live Performance
Rory Rammer, Volume 02 graphic depicting Rory Rammer, holding a ray gun, with a rocket ship in the background
Rory Rammer, Volume 02
Rory Rammer, Volume 03 graphic depicting Rory Rammer, holding a ray gun, with a rocket ship in the background
Rory Rammer, Volume 03

We’ll have three exciting new releases for attendees at Dragon Con this year, and for those of you who are reading this website right now! First, our 2012 live production of “The Dunwich Horror” by H. P. Lovecraft, adapted by Thomas E. Fuller, featuring music by The Ghosts Project with Alton Leonard. Next, not just the long-awaited Volume 2, but also Volume 3 of our fan-favorite series Rory Rammer, Space Marshal, created and written by Ron N. Butler!

We’ve got a couple of other titles in the works that should be ready in time for the convention, but we hate to make promises we can’t keep, so watch this space for news of those when they’re ready!

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2018 HEAR Now Festival

We’re pleased and proud to announce that we have been selected to perform at the HEAR Now Festival’s Audio Tonight presentation! Atlanta Radio Theatre Company will travel to Kansas City, MO, to perform an episode of our fan-favorite series Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Colour of the Shadow of the Outsider Over the Mountain of Madness Out of Space. 

 

 

 

 

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An Atlanta Christmas

It’s that time again! Time to make your plans to see this year’s rendition of An Atlanta Christmas. As you may know, we change up the scripts every year to keep the show fresh, but this year we went all out and came up with four brand new, never-before-heard scripts from our talented writers.

And, as if that weren’t enough, we will also be presenting the first ever live performance of Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope, our daily audio drama! We’ll be performing the episodes that will have gone live that very day on both days of the shows!

Tickets are here, but get them early! The venue is small and tickets are just $5 until November 27 and then we start our yearly celebration of the 12 Days of An Atlanta Christmas, with the price going up by $1 every day until the day of the show! Advance tickets on the show dates will be $17, but tickets at the door will be $20.

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The Weapons Shop and Richard Hatch

ARTC was saddened to learn recently of the passing of actor Richard Hatch. Richard performed with us in 2005 at Dragon Con in Brad Linaweaver‘s adaptation of the A. E. van Vogt story “The Weapons Shop” and had agreed to appear in the extended studio version of The Weapon Shops of Isher

He was best known for his work on Battlestar Galactica (both the original in the late 1970s and the reboot in 2004), but he also appeared in a number of other movies and television shows, including the web series written and produced by Brad Linaweaver, Silicon Assassin.

He will be deeply missed by all at ARTC.

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New Studio Projects for 2017

Last month we talked about the upcoming Treasure Island release. We just recorded the credits and all that’s left is one last quality review and this will be ready for your eager ears!

We’re also pleased to let everyone know that our next podcast serial after the conclusion of Dash Cardigan will be Thomas E. Fuller’s Nairobi Jack Rackham and the Lost Gold of the Atlantimengani! These voice tracks are in the can and editing will be starting very soon.

But perhaps most exciting is the next thing we’re in pre-production on – the entire series of Rory Rammer, Space Marshal! That’s right – every episode of this fan-favorite is going into the booth. Rory, Skip, Rex Gorbechev, DARIL T-8, Kryssa Feynman, Professor Irwin Feynman, and a whole gaggle of supporting characters will be taking you from the skies of Earth to the orbit of the moon very soon!

 

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Everyone’s a Member!

Membership Has Its Privileges

ARTC-color-logoHere at ARTC we make joining up and participating as easy as we can! You contact us, we send you directions, you show up…BAM! You’re a participant.

But it’s also possible to be an actual member of ARTC. To do that you have to start out as a participant and then pay some modest dues (that’s not a metaphor, it’s actual cash).

And there are benefits! You have to be a dues-paid member (among other things) to be eligible to be on our Board of Directors. You have to be a dues-paid member to vote in the yearly elections. And if you’re a dues-paid member, you get a discount on ARTC products!

But what if you’re not in the Atlanta area? What if you’re just too busy or too far away to take that first step by being a participant? What if you still want that sweet, sweet discount?

Dragon Con 2016

Then we have good news for you, especially if you’re attending Dragon Con 2016. Because at Dragon Con, if you’re wearing your ARTC colors, then you’re a member!

ARTC-RavenHere’s the deal: You show up at the ARTC sales table (which has been located in the Hyatt, down by the art show for the last few years and we expect to be there again this year, but it’s Dragon Con, so you never know) wearing any sort of ARTC logowear and BAM! You get that sweet, sweet discount. How much is the discount? Why, that’s 20% off any ARTC-branded items on the table.

Does that include CDs? You bet it does.

How about digital content? Absolutely.

Other merch? Yuuuuuup.

Where Do I Get Logowear?

You can get some of it here, but thARTC-Rory-Rammerere’s a much wider selection on our brand new Threadless shop, Woodrow’s Mercantile and embroidered stuff at Queensboro.

We’ve got funny sayings like “If It’s My Job, It Must Be Tedious“. We’ve got a selection of our cover artwork like The Call of C’thulhu and Blues for Johnny Raven. We’ve even got an old favorite, Rory Rammer, Space MarshalAnd we’ve got the tried and true ARTC logo in full color!

ARTC-Cthulhu-blackThreadless has a wide selection of styles available, too. So far we’ve kept it simple, but if you don’t see what you want, drop us a line and let us know! Adding styles is easy, we just didn’t want to have so many that you got a brain cramp!

Over at Queensboro you can get really cool polos, button up shirts, and hats, all with the ARTC logo tastefully embroidered on them!

And don’t forget our other great logowear like lapel pins and iron-on patches!


Promotion limited to ARTC-branded merchandise at the ARTC sales table at Dragon Con 2016. Discount is 20% rounded to the nearest dollar. ARTC logo must be visible on top of whatever else you’re wearing at the time you approach the table to be eligible.