Sunday, October 28, 2007

Science Fiction Panel at NWA 5

Kenneth Yu has photos of the event but in the meantime, here's a recording of the event which was nearly two hours long. I have to warn you though, the sound quality is terribly awful, and I've experimented with various technical techniques to no avail. The biggest problem is that the microphone was causing too much reverberations when used too close and while it probably would have been better if the panelists didn't use the microphones, well, you know what they say, hindsight is 20/20 (it's either that or maybe my recorder was too close to Kenneth and produced a double echo of sorts).

Anyway, here's some details on the event. We had writer/artist Tobie Abad as the emcee for the event and was one of the panelists in last year's event. We started with two panelists, Kenneth Yu of Philippine Genre Stories and Joey Nacino. Later on, we were joined with Professor Emil Flores of UP Diliman.

As far as the audio quality goes, it's audible for the most part but unfortunately, Kenneth, who probably talked the most during the event, sounds like mumbles due to the microphone (and not because he has a Chinese accent). Emcee Tobie Abad kept the mike at a distance so he's the most audible while the participants in the forum and Professor Emil Flores could be made out. (Just bear with the recording. Or fast forward to around 28:00 or 58:00 to hear the more audible parts.)

If you want the panelists to clarify or expound on a certain subject (or simply have a question), you can reach them via their emails:
  • Kenneth Yu: pdofsf[at]yahoo[dot]com
  • Joey Nacino: estranghero[at]gmail[dot]com
  • Professor Emil Flores: flores[dot]emil[at]gmail[dot]com
Anyway, here's the link to the recording which is 47 MB and 103 minutes.

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