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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!

Conjuration 2018

Our return to this magical convention! Coming this November: ParaNoirmal Encounters. The story of a town where the supernatural is commonplace and evil forces are warded off by a team known as The Hats. Created and written by Paige Steadman.

Also, a live performance of Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope.

Dragon Con 2018

Back at Dragon Con for another year! We’ve been at every one so far, why stop now?

Show schedule:

Friday, August 31: Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope, The Dead Watcher by Kelley S. Ceccato, and A.L.I.C.E. by Elisabeth Allen

Sunday, September 2: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, adapted for audio by David Benedict and Brad StricklandTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - square promo icon

Spy Con 2018

Our debut event at this brand new convention! Programming details are being finalized, but we can definitively tell you we will be bringing an episode of our adventure noir The Crimson Hawk!

Atlanta Sci Fi/Fantasy Expo 2018

ARTC returns to the largest free fan experience in Atlanta!

On the docket for this performance: Terrific Park by George Alec Effinger, adapted by Brad Strickland, Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Colour of the Shadow Of the Outsider Over the Mountains of Madness Out of Space by Ron N. Butler, three episodes from our series Mildly Exciting Tales of Astonishment by Jonathan Strickland, and a special live performance of Mercury: A Broadcast of Hope!

ConNooga 2018

ARTC makes its debut performance at ConNooga! We’ll be bringing you some Lovecraft with The Colour Out of Space and some Lovecraftian science fiction with Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Colour of the Shadow Over the Mountains of Madness Out of Space!

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31 Years of ARTC: Chattacon 2010

Continuing our look back at ARTC’s 31 years (thusfar!) with photos from our live performances. You can get a look at our whole history of combining adventures in sound with the thrill of live performance in our Chronology!

In this installment we bring you our appearance at Chattacon where we presented A Ship Named Francis, Rory Rammer, Space Marshal: The Angel of Destruction, NOSINET, and SWATting the Books. Check out all the pictures on our Flickr album.

Ariel Kasten, David Benedict, Bill Kronick
The cast bows their heads as the Chaplain from “A Ship Named Francis” calls upon the great Tester to keep the ship’s engines from exploding.
Bill Ritch, Bob Zimmerman, Brad Weage
The tech crew keeps the ship afloat.
The cast from Chattacon 2010.
The cast from Chattacon 2010!

Short update this week, but there’s plenty to see on the Flickr page!