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Tuesday, May 29th
Johnny Heller's 4th Annual Spendiferous Audiobook Narrator Workshop
Johnny Heller / Baruch College, 55 Lexington Ave., New York City
A cavalcade of audiobook narration stars and guests will teach the art of audiobook narration in this full-day New York City event, led by award-winning narrator/coach Johnny Heller. Included in the teaching line-up are Scott Brick, Paul Alan Ruben, Karen White, Dion Graham, Jeffrey Kafer, Kristine Hvam, Sean Allen Pratt, Steven Jay Cohen, Jo Anna Perrin, James Patrick Cronin and John Prudden. Plus, attendee success stories from Joel Leslie Froomkin, James Foster and Laurel Schroeder. 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
APAC - Audio Publishers Association Annual Conference
Audio Publishers Association / The Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, New York City
SOLD OUT! But you can get on the waiting list. This popular annual conference of the Audio Publishers Association (APA) brings audiobook publishers and narrators together for a day of learning and networking. The educational sessions are in two tracks: Production, for narrators and others involved in producing audiobooks, and Business. "Speed Dating" is a popular meeting session between narrators and publishers. Keynote speaker is author Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit, Smarter Faster Better - The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business). 8am to 5:30 pm.
Webinar - Best Ways To Record Voice-Over While Traveling
Dan Lenard / online
The successful voice actor knows there are times when you are asked to submit a quick audition or perform a job while traveling, and that you want to be able to deliver. But: How do you record best-quality voice-overs while traveling - away from your home studio? In this new exclusiveVoiceOverXtrawebinar, Home Studio Master Dan Lenard takes away all the confusion and misinformation that bombards us in social media forums, to simplify how to sound your best when recording on the road. Attendees will learn: limitations away from home, equipment you need - and don't need, best locations for recording and how to find those locations, plus examples of improvised and traveling VO recording booths. Registration includes mp4 recording of entire online event; starts 3 pm ET, noon PT.
Audio Publishers Association / New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York City
®The Audio Publishers Association (APA) announces and celebrates winners of this year's coveted Audie Awards for excellence in narration and publishing at the Audie Awards Gala. Awards will be presented in 26 categories, and the event is again hosted by award-winning comedian and author Paula Poundstone. 6:30 to 11pm. See finalists.