In order to prepare for our New Year's bash, we're skipping tonight's show. Rest assured, we'll resume our regular schedule next week, and you may see some unplanned specials over the course of the weekend.
We're out of town for the rest of the week! The show will resume Monday Night.
While Scott remains idle on the beach, I (Rym) have returned to present to you several promo spots. So, if you're a fan of GeekNights, and also a podcaster, feel free to play these at will. Banners and other assorted items will be added to that page as we acquire/create them.
Sorry, no episode of GeekNights today, but do not despair! There will definitely be a special episode of GeekNights this weekend. It's almost certain to be board game related, so stay tuned.
In case you haven't noticed, frontrowcrew.com has a new theme! I hope you like it. I tried to match the basic look of the forum while maximizing usability as a podcast blog. If you find any problems, or have any suggestions, please post in the forums or send us an e-mail.
You might notice that the top of this page is a little bit bland. That is because GeekNights and the Front Row Crew are still without official logos. We could easily go out and pay a professional to create some, but it would be so much better to use ones created by friends or fans. So, we are having a contest to see who can create the best logos for us.
Make rough sketches of your designs and either e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post them in our forums. If we decide to use your submission we will pay you $50 in exchange for a fully photoshopped and perfected version. Keep in mind that your designs should fit nicely at the top of this page, in iTunes and on iPods. That means it should look good as a 300x300 jpeg on a dark blue background. Any winners will be eternally honored for their good deed. That means you will receive credit on this site and in every episode of GeekNights. The winners will sadly have to give us legal ownership of any logos so that we may use them in any way we wish.
Have fun! We look forward to your entries.
I have received multiple requests in the past week asking the same question. "How can I subscribe to just one day of GeekNights?" The answer is quite simple, you just use one of our handy dandy one-day feeds! Where are these feeds you ask? The truth is I am lazy, and I did not want to add them to the website until the new theme became ready. Due to popular demand my hand has been forced, and you can now see the new feed links on the right side of this web site. The feeds can also be found in the iTunes and Yahoo! podcast directories. For your convenience they are also handily located near the end of this post.
For those of you who might be newer to our podcast, or podcasting in general, allow me to explain this in greater detail. GeekNights is a radio show that airs four nights every week. It is distributed not by radio waves, but by mp3 files over the Internet. Anyone who has the ability to listen to mp3s can listen to GeekNights. You do not need an iPod.
The most basic way to get GeekNights is to visit this site with your browser and download episodes manually. However, most people use special podcatching software. Podcatching software is used to automatically download new podcast episodes as they become available. iTunes and Juice Receiver are both popular podcatchers. Podcatching software works by subscribing to feeds. A feed is basically a list of episodes that a podcatcher knows how to read. Because GeekNights airs four nights a week, with different topics each night, we have created a total of five feeds to which you can subscribe. The feeds are as follows:
- GeekNights Mondays - Science and Technology
- GeekNights Tuesdays - Gaming of all sorts
- GeekNights Wednesdays - Anime, Manga and Comics
- GeekNights Thursdays - Miscellaneous Geekery
- GeekNights Complete - Every episode in one feed!
We hope you enjoy listening to GeekNights, no matter which feeds you subscribe to. If there is anything else we can do to make your listening experience more pleasant don't hesitate to e-mail us at email@example.com.
As you wonderful people are slowly sapping away what little bandwidth we pay for, we're offloading the hosting of the mp3s themselves to libsyn. Our preliminary testing is complete, but please be sure to let us know if you ever have a problem getting to the show.