Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows – LIVE at Balticon 47

Posted by on 29 May 2013 | Tagged as: Audio Drama, Fantasy, Just For Fun, Kelsey, Mystery, Nobilis, Rafak, Xiang

Hey Metamorphs!

It was my pleasure this year to return to Balticon, along with a cast of highly talented men and women and an all-new Metamor City audio drama. The recording equipment we had was limited, so there are a few places where the audio glitched on us and doesn’t sound as good as I’d like — but the story is all there, and I think it getting the story out to those who couldn’t be there more than makes up for the limitations in the equipment.

“Rafak Aliri and the Book of Shadows” was written by Chris Lester and Mildred Cady, with some original music by Marnen Leibow-Koser.

The Metamor City Players, in order of appearance, are:

Chris Lester, as Rafak Aliri
R. E. Chambliss, as Betty
Hugh O’Donnell, as Neela Viornery
Mildred Cady, as Xiang Jinn
Doc Coleman, as a Worker and Lightbringer Agent #2
Laura Nicole, as Nona Candle
Bryan Lincoln, as Michael Spence
Patrick Scaffido, as Whitney Kendall
Nobilis Reed, as Caine Dorr
Veronica Giguere, as Agent Kelsey Stanton 

Other music provided by StackTraxx from Digital Juice and David Beard of David Beard Music. All music was used according to the provisions of the license agreement and/or by permission of the composer.

Sound effects provided by Digital Juice, Soundsnap.com and the Freesound Project.

My schedule for Balticon 47

Posted by on 13 May 2013 | Tagged as: Announcements

Hello, Metamorphs!

I’m happy to say that I will be returning to Balticon this year. Here is my schedule of appearances, for those who are interested in seeing me:

Friday, 5/24:
4 pm NM-33 Podcasting 101 with Pamela Gay, Alicia Goranson, and Paul Cooley
630 pm Reading from Metamor City: Things Unseen

Saturday, 5/25:
8 pm NM-51 Podcast Editing with Chris Snelgrove, PG Holyfield, PC Haring, and Hugh O’Donnell
9 pm NM-9 Sex in Mainstream Speculative Fiction with Helen Madden and AL Davroe

Sunday, 5/26:

1 pm NM-25 Talk to Me: How TO Conduct Podcast Interviews with Hugh O’Donnell, Stephen Granade, Tim Dodge, John Mierau, and Alex White
5 pm NM-59 Metamor City Live Show with Nobilis Reed, Veronica Giguere, Renee Chambliss, Hugh O’Donnell, Patrick Scaffido, Doc Coleman, Starla Huchton, and Mildred Cady

7 pm NM-23 Full Cast vs Straight Read with Jay Smith, Tim Dodge, Starla Huchton, PC Haring, Renee Chambliss, and Nobilis Reed

8 pm NM-29 From Page To Pod with KT Bryski, Alicia Goranson, Paul Cooley, Collin Earl, and PC Haring
9 pm NM-24 Music In Podcasts with Tim Dodge, Alicia Goranson, Alex White, and PC Haring
I hope to see you there!

Looking for Metamor City artists

Posted by on 03 Aug 2012 | Tagged as: Uncategorized

All right, folks. I’m looking for artists who are interested in doing black-and-white interior illustrations for the first Metamor City print anthology. I would like to commission one image for each of the short stories:

Welcome to the City
House Call
The Sentinel
The Muse
Troubled Minds
Make Believe
Whispers in the Wood

Whoever accepts the commission for one of these pictures must be able to produce a digital version of the image that is 6″ x 9″ at 450 dpi or better. I want to get all of the pictures in by no later than the end of September.

If you’re interested in offering your services, send me a sample of your past work and a quote for your price. If I like what I see, then I’ll ask you for a rough sketch of what you have in mind before giving final approval.

I hope this will be a good chance for Metamor City fans to take part in enriching the world of Metamor — and please feel free to pass this message along to anyone who might be interested. Keep it on the bright side!


Status update, 1/25/2012

Posted by on 25 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Announcements

Hello, my wonderful and long-suffering Metamorphs!

After three days of reconstruction, MOST of the Metamor City website and feed are up and working. The new feed is http://www.metamorcity.com/feed, or http://www.metamorcity.com/feed/podcast if you just want the posts that have MP3 attachments. You can subscribe to the new feed by clicking the links in the right sidebar.

More details after the jump…

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Review of “A Lightbringer Carol” from Burning Zeppelin Experience

Posted by on 25 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Announcements, Links

Last February, Mark at BURNING ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE posted a very nice review of A Lightbringer Carol and Metamor City in general, which I have just discovered due to the powers of the Interwebs (and my own attempts at reconstructing the Metamor City feed).

Metamor City (Belatedly) Takes On Christmas…

Thanks to Mark for bringing the love!

Under construction…

Posted by on 22 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Announcements

The Metamor City Podcast is currently going through some restructuring and repairs on its RSS feed and website. Thanks for your patience; we will be back online as soon as possible!


–Chris Lester

Creator & Head Author

The Metamor City Podcast

Announcement: “Quicksilver Bridges”, Metamor City anthology by Nobilis Reed, now available in e-book

Posted by on 15 Jan 2012 | Tagged as: Announcements, Nobilis

Metamor City staff writer Nobilis Reed has released his first Metamor City anthology in e-book form, Quicksilver Bridges. This volume includes:

  • Metamor City Anniversary
  • A Mummy in Metamor City
  • Dreams of Change
  • Alive
  • Dogsbody, an ALL NEW Metamor City story

I hope you enjoy these stories as much as I have!

MCP 050 – Dreams of Change, Part 5 (Conclusion)

Posted by on 08 Mar 2011 | Tagged as: Ben, Fantasy, Natalie, Nobilis

What will Ben and Natalie find in Ben’s dreams? More importantly, will it find them first?

Story by Nobilis Reed
Performed by Chris Lester
Edited by Scott Roche and Paulette Jaxton

The Cast:

Chris Lester as Ben Stansfield and Nathan Grace
Kimi Alexandre as Natalie Grace
Mae Breakall as Natalie-as-Ben
Nathan Lowell as Harrison
Nobilis Reed as Herb Matheson
Mark Smith as Lt. Harcourt

MCP SE23 – A Lightbringer Carol, Staves IV & V

Posted by on 22 Feb 2011 | Tagged as: Christmas, Fantasy, Janus, Merai

An ominous Phantom confronts Janus with an image of his future.

Written, performed and edited by Chris Lester

Music by ERH, David Beard, Dennis Janglov, and Digital Juice

MCP SE22 – A Lightbringer Carol, Stave III: The Ghost of Solstice Present

Posted by on 13 Feb 2011 | Tagged as: Callie, Christmas, Fantasy, Janus

Still imprisoned by mystical forces unknown, Janus attempts to escape from his apartment … and encounters an unexpected ally.

Writen, read and edited by Chris Lester

Music by Digital Juice

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