GKN Weekly Update 6/4/13 – APAC and The Audies!

Hello and Happy Sun Awareness Week! As a pasty fellow I always try to keep an eye on it. It always seems to be following me, but only in the daytime. Hmm…

Every once in a while I take some time to reflect upon who I am as both a voice talent and a person. Why do I do what I do? Why is narrating audiobooks food for my soul? I may never know all of the reasons, but I can give you two of them: APAC and The Audies.

The Audio Publishers Association Conference is a three-day event culminating in The Audies, an award show that recognizes the finest in both audio book performance and production. On the first night is the Pre-APAC Mixer, a chance for the APAC attendees to get together, meet for the first time, or catch up with friends & colleagues. Like last year, it was held at Three Monkeys in Midtown Manhattan.

The conference itself was held the next day at the Javits Center, also in Midtown Manhattan. There were separate Narrator and Publisher Tracks so you had a great choice of seminars to choose from.

Next up was “Home Studio Work Flow”.

A particularly interesting session was “Listening Community Reviews”, moderated by Karen White. This panel discussed how & why some titles get reviewed while others don’t and the process involved.

The last session of the day was my favorite: The Listening Lounge!

The following evening was the spectacle known as The Audies, held at the New York Historical Society. Everyone was dressed to the nines!