Category Archives: Featured Guest

29Apr/16

Tim O’Leary

January 3, 2020

It gives us great pleasure to welcome husbands Tim O’Leary and Robert Rice as the guests on Episode 249 – This Guy Turns Into A Demon!

Husbands Tim O’Leary and Robert Rice join us to discuss the creation, writing, producing and acting for their audio drama podcast “Uumbaji” AND their upcoming series, “Demonhuntr.” It’s a great, laugh-filled conversation to start off the New Year!

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Bios:

Tim O’Leary is a writer/director who began his writing career as a New York playwright, and his works have premiered in the New York International Fringe Festival and Gay Fest NYC. Following a SAG-produced reading of his pilot Wolf Island, Tim relocated to Los Angeles. He is a graduate of the UCLA Professional Program in Television Writing, and with his husband Robert Rice produced a pilot for the series Al Malone, Private Eye, starring Angela Lewis (FX’s Snowfall) and directed by Q Allan Brocka (The Eating Out series, Boy Culture.)

He was one of the co-creators of and appeared in the comedy series Moms Anonymous (Amazon Prime.) He is the creator of the upcoming audio drama podcast Uumbaji, starring J. Mallory McCree (Homeland, Good Trouble), produced by Raul Vega (Rose Drive), and recorded at famed film composer Hans Zimmer’s studio. He founded his production company Freaky Fighty Funny Films in order to create projects inspired by his love of horror, comic books, fantasy, kung fu movies, musicals, LGBT stories, mythology, and basically anything tied to geek culture from a queer perspective. He is the head writer, executive producer, and director of the first series under this banner, Demonhuntr, which is currently wrapping up principle photography.

Robert Rice is an LA-based actor and singer who spent several years performing in musical theater in New York City before moving to Los Angeles. He is a frequent guest artist on the Instagram series Wait What (@waitwhatcomedy) and makes frequent appearances in sketches by Youtube comedian David Spates. He and the rest of his barbershop quartet, The Accidentals, were recently featured in the national GEICO commercial A Barbershop Quartet Plays Basketball.

He has appeared on Pink Collar Crimes on CBS and Riggle’s Picks on Fox, as well as @Midnight and Mini-mocks on Comedy Central. He also recently performed alongside Vanessa Bayer and Jeff Goldblum on the Jenny Lewis On the Line telethon. Robert plays Harold, a gay telepath, in the upcoming series Demonhuntr. Robert is a producer on the board of Freaky Fighty Funny Films, and is dedicated to fostering new inclusive works in genre film.

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June 25, 2019

DEMONHUNTR Production Campaign. Be a part of the action by donating (what you can) to this worthwhile production. Who doesn’t want to see some quality #queerhorror?

From their campaign page at Seed&Spark:

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO CONTRIBUTE!!!

Ever wanted to see a gay Asian Buffy? A bisexual Latinx Sabrina? A queer Professor X? DEMONHUNTR is the story of a group of queer super-powered friends who create an app in which people can hire them to kill demons. But sometimes they sleep with the demons first. I mean, it’s LA.

Inclusion Statement

Created by a gay man, cowritten by a bi man, with episodes directed by a Latinx woman, diversity is the beating heart of Demonhuntr. The cast includes a buddy duo of 2 mediums — a gay Asian man and a straight black man — a bi Latinx sorceress, a pan Middle-Eastern djinn, and a lesbian Asian PI.

About the Production

From Tim O’Leary, creator of Demonhuntr:

“Ever since I was a kid, I was a huge fan of sci-fi, horror, action films, you name it. If there were monsters or kung fu, I would watch it.

But while I would devour these films, comics, and TV shows, I never saw myself represented in them. I was gay, and though I searched and searched, I never saw the gay hero I so desperately wanted. I wanted to see a gay guy pop up in these stories and get to kick some demon butt…

Find out more here.

December 9, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Brent Hartinger and Tim O’Leary as the guests on episode 088: Cockshrubbery!  They join us to talk about LGBTQ Film and Television from an insider’s perspective and the increasing need for diversity.

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Bio:

Tim O’Leary is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter, ghostwriter, author, and playwright. On his website, timolearyonline.com, you will find news about his latest projects, including his various webseries and the next book in his adults-only Greek myth book series, The Lusty Journey of Perseus.
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For the last twenty years, Brent Hartinger has made his living writing just about everything that involves words: novels, screenplays, plays, web content, even greeting cards. These days, he writes in lots of genres in many different mediums. His latest project is a dark and edgy gay teen book — part horror, part puzzle box thriller — called Three Truths and a Lie (published by Simon & Schuster).

 

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April 29, 2016

 TheLustyAdventuresOfTheseus ConjuringTheShroud It gives us great pleasure to announce Tim O’Leary as the guest on episode 055: Five Stars Are Better!
Join us as we discuss his writing, theater life in New York, transplanted writer in California, the move from playwriting to screenplay writing, being Star Struck in the Biz, and The Lusty Adventures of Theseus.You can buy Tim’s work here:

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Bio:
Tim O’Leary is a Los Angeles-based screenwriter, author, playwright, and contributing writer for TheBacklot.com. On his website, timolearyonline.com, you will find news about his latest projects, including his werewolf action comedy pilot, Wolf Island, and his steamy novel, The Lusty Adventures of Theseus.

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22Apr/16

Michael Graves

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April 22, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Michael Graves as the guest on episode 054: The Little Prince Who Could!
Join us as we discuss His two published works – Dirty One and Parade, the nature of reviews, queer characters in literature, and femme shaming in the gay community.

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Bio:
Michael Graves is the author of Dirty One, a collection of short stories. This book was a Lambda Literary Award Finalist and an American Library Association Honoree. His fiction and poetry has been featured in numerous literary publications, including Post Road, Pank, Velvet Mafia and Chelsea Station Magazine. Michael’s short work has also been featured in several anthologies, such as Cool ThingThe Lost Library: Gay Fiction Rediscovered and Eclectica Magazine’s Best Fiction, Volume One.

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This past fall, Michael released his debut Novel, Parade. Bill Biss of Edge Boston says, “Michael Graves has a keen eye of the farce and facts of life. Parade is a page-turner of surprise that holds the attention and a skillfully crafted novel to be savored for its uniqueness.” Writer, Michael Carroll says, “Parade is one jigger Capote’s Answered Prayers, a jigger of Tennessee Williams’s story ‘Two on a Party,’ and a generous pour of Michael Graves’s tenderly transgressive yet never abrasive tonic of satire and sweetness, all of it going down bracingly, not bitter. It is a story of callow youth contrasted with the tough and ultimately ruefully true choices that adulthood tries to force us into. In the author’s hands the narrative of rite of passage and religious hypocrisy goes down unsettlingly, which is the mark of the mixer’s skillful hand.”

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15Apr/16

JB Sanders

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April 15, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce JB Sanders as the guest on episode 053: Glen and Tyler’s Unexpectedly Quiet Life!
Join us as we discuss the evolution of Glen and Tyler’s series, bisexual guys in queer writing, writing queer high adventure stories yet avoiding cliches, writing your characters into a corner when writing a series, deciding what to include in your world, cover art and branding.

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25Mar/16

Jayne Lockwood, SA “Baz” Collins, & Vance Bastian

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March 25, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Jayne Lockwood, SA “Baz” Collins, and Vance Bastian as the hosts on episode 050: Holy Crap, We Did It!
Join us as we discuss making it to episode 50, Cover Design and Repackaging Works, Writers Strike gave us Reality TV, English Drama vs. US Reality Shows, and EPIC RFQs with Jayne Lockwood in the hot-seat.

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18Mar/16

Albert Nothlit

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March 18, 2016

It gives us great pleasure to announce Albert Nothlit as the guest on episode 049: Finding Strength in Weakness!
Join us as we discuss Albert’s latest story – his first full-length novel – Earthshatter. Albert not only drops a few spoilers, but talks about world building, how culture shapes world building and genetic engineering, writing serial fiction, and his own successes with social media in marketing outside his native language.

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June 12, 2015

It gives us great pleasure to announce Albert Nothlit as the guest on episode 004: Re-Engineering Sci-Fi!
Join us as we discuss Albert’s focus on the Science Fiction and characters over the romance, and then dive into why treating LGBTQ romance the same as “mainstream” romance is so important.We then discuss the evolution of his writing, the evolution of Science Fiction, and the direction genre writing is headed.

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11Mar/16

Stephen del Mar

It gives us great pleasure to announce Stephen del Mar as the guest on episode 048: Digital Disruption, Baby!
Join us as we talk with Stephen about world building, the Lady of Guadalupe, and the exciting possibilities in publishing.
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Bonus: Subscribe to Stephen’s Newsletter HERE and receive one of his ebooks free!

 

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July 2015: It gives us great pleasure to announce Stephen del Mar as the guest on episode 008: Have a Setting Fetish!
Join us as we talk with Stephen about writing on the beach, the emerging swamp fantasy genre, and the importance of telling LGBT stories.
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04Mar/16

Suzanne van Rooyen

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Join us as we talk with Suzanne about her journey in writing YA and New Adult, equality and diversity, living genderqueer, and writing as an immigrant in a nation where the native language is not your own.
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26Feb/16

Ron Suresha

 TheBiggestLoverHibernation-web It gives us great pleasure to announce Ron Suresha as the guest on Episode 045: The Deliciousness.
Join us as we talk with Ron about his journey in writing, breaking into Bearotica, compiling The Biggest Lover anthology, bisexual advocacy, and stories with heart.
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19Feb/16

Pat Henshaw

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It gives us great pleasure to announce Pat Henshaw as the guest on Episode 044: You Deserve To Be Loved.
Join us as we talk with Pat about her journey in writing, the world of reviews, and the novella-length story as a choice.
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05Feb/16

David Berger

 TaskForceGaea1TaskForceGaea2TaskForceGaea3InDarknessPeering It gives us great pleasure to announce David Berger as the guest on Episode 042: Sacred Band of Thebes.
Join us as we talk with David about mythic inspiration, Wonder Woman, and getting the most out of conventions.
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