The Countdown to VOICE 2010 Begins. With Video!

Well, my friends James Alburger and Penny Abshire are at it again and have just recently announced preliminary information about the next VOICE conference.  We do have a bit of time as it does not take place until early June of next year but it may be a good idea to place it in your schedules now.  It does cost a few bucks, especially if you are coming from out of town, but it is absolutely worth every penny.  I don’t know of one person who I met last year that is not planning on coming next year so it promises to once again be a veritable who’s who of the voiceover industry.  It really is THE voiceover event to attend for everyone from newbies to seasoned professionals alike.  Word on the street is that even Erik Sheppard himself will be there.1

Taking a “if it aint broke don’t fix it” approach they have decided to once again hold the event in Los Angeles at the same Hyatt Regency Century Plaza as last time.  I know all of our readers are class acts and insist on only the best but it is a fairly swanky place so I think you may be able to get by.  I highly recommend getting a massage at the attached spa as well.  Nice.

Obviously there are going to be an amazing selection of breakout sessions to choose from and enough displays and events to fill up your day but you can learn quite a lot just chatting up some of the other professionals at the bar or the pool and simply enjoy what is certainly our industry’s largest water cooler event.

Captain Obvious says: "Do the right thing kids."

Captain Obvious says: "Do the right thing kids, come to VOICE"

If you have not attended in the past (I’m looking at you de Nesnera) then please check out the VTP Blog exclusive2 video above cobbled together rather nicely by James from footage taken at VOICE 2008 to give you an idea of what you will be in for.  Once you have made the wise choice to attend, head on over to the official site to bookmark it and sign up for updates as more information becomes available.

Coming?3 Leave an unofficial RSVP in the comments below and let us know if we have to find/try to avoid you there.

1. Hint: Check the bar area for appearances.
2. Alright, maybe not all that exclusive since it is at the top of their official site but I am the first to have it on a blog.  So there.
3. Of course you are.

The Erik and Ember Show Episode Four: Billy Serow

Well we were finally able to get some phone time with New York super-agent Billy Serow and bothered him with some of your questions.  He was so impressed with them that he decided to sign all of you who wrote in on the spot.  You should be expecting a phone call from him any minute now.  I’m kidding of course, he scoffed indignantly at most of them but I edited those parts out so if you just close your eyes and listen it sounds as though he was touched.

Actually, he could not have been nicer and gave some pretty helpful insights from the other side of the glass.  Seriously guys, grab one of your crayons and write this stuff down because it is gold.1 Can you imagine actually learning a thing or two from this ridiculous show?  I’m just as surprised as the rest of you.  I think I have to go lay down now.

Clickety-click on the player over there to the right or subscribe with iTunes to hear all the agenty goodness for yourself.

We are still kind of screwing around with the audio on these things because Skype kind of sucks but we are at a loss as to what else to use.  Ember and Billy sound pretty good on this one although for some reason I sound like I’m at the bottom of a well.  Really though, what do you guys want for free?

1. The advice, not the crayon dummy.