Terminus is going to WROCK!

Holy cow. SpinnersCast is going to Terminus in 2008, and they have a RIDICULOUS line up for their Wizard Rock day. It's SICK. Just one more reason to register for this convention as soon as possible!

From the Terminus 2008 Press Release:

Twenty-four bands are presently confirmed for "Wrock Chicago" on August 6th; the final band will be chosen through a contest to be held in February of 2008.

Main stage performances include:
The Switchblade Kittens
Harry and the Potters
Draco and the Malfoys
The Whomping Willows
The Remus Lupins

The event also features:
The Butterbeer Experience
Celestial Warmbottom
The Chocolate Frogs
The Cruciatus Curse
Danny Dementor
Justin Finch-Fletchley & the Sugar Quills
Ginny and the Heartbreakers
Gred and Forge
The Gringotts Girls
The Hermione Crookshanks Experience
The Hinky Punks
Lord Voldi and the Dark Marks
The Moaning Myrtles
The Mudbloods
The Parselmouths
The Quaffle Kids
Thomas & Finnigan

Discuss in our forum!
Request a wrock song for Episode 48!


Are you ready?

No, really- are you READY?

Wrockstock is less than 50 days away, and friends- we're ready.

Think about it... Dozens of bands, hundreds of friends, arts and crafts, canoe-ing, and even a Deathday Party for Nearly Headless Nick. It'll be beyond brilliant, and heck, I may even jump onstage for a performance or two!

Oh yes.

So guys, tickets are going fast- so if you want to come, now's the time to do sign up.

Here's the link to the Registration site!

Also, for those of you looking to wrock in style, the new SPC ARMY uniforms are available.

Simple, elegant, and underpriced- it's a grand way to show your support for our show and our message of love. There are two versions available. The non-regulation uniform is the one shown above.


SPC Army Meetup!

Members of the SPC Army- you've been called to duty!

If you've enjoyed SpinnersCast and you're going to Wrockstock, think you're going to Wrockstock, hope you're going to Wrockstock, or simply want to go to Wrockstock- RSVP!

SpinnersCast was the first of the mainstream HP podcasts (meaning, non-wrockradio) to focus intensively on Wizard Rock with the inception of the Beyond the Books interviews in October of 2006 (that's "Wizard Rock Month" to you and me). Help the podcast celebrate the one year anniversary of the segment by coming to Wrockstock and partying it up, Potter-style.

WrockStock Site


Name: Wrockstock Spooktacular
Dates: October 26-28, 2007
Location: Trout Lodge, Potosi, MO
Featuring these Wizard Rock Bands:

* Draco and the Malfoys
* The Whomping Willows
* The Remus Lupins
* Catchlove
* Tom Riddle and Friends
* Ministry of Magic
* The Quaffle Kids
* DJ Luna Lovegood
* The Cedric Diggorys
* The Hungarian Horntails
* Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls
* Justin Finch-Fletchley & The Sugar Quills
* The Parselmouths

This will be a relaxed weekend full of HP fun, wizard rock and halloween-y goodness. Two nights of music, one electric, one acoustic...other activities will include a Triwizard Tournament, Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday party, HP crafts, plus it's a choose-your-own-adventure weekend, where you can create your own schedule of daytime activities based on what the Lodge offers.

It's going to be an amazing weekend!

Busily Wrocking Socks.

X-posted from spcbrilliant.

It's your last chance to vote for SpinnersCast in this year's prestigious Podcast Awards! We're up against some amazing competition in the Culture/Arts category, so it's certainly a huge-tastic honor to be nominated! Thank you all for your LOVE and support!

Now on to other SPC Army business:

We're goin' to WROCKSTOCK '07!! Here's the rundown for the event:

Wrockstock Spooktacular 2007
October 26-28, 2007 at the YMCA Trout Lodge
Potosi, Missouri (near St. Louis)

All the profits from this event will benefit the Harry Potter Alliance. Two nights of music, one electric, one acoustic...other activities will include a Triwizard Tournament, Nearly Headless Nick's Deathday party, HP crafts, plus daytime recreational activities. You will need to purchase a ticket for Wrockstock AND a reservation at the Lodge. You must stay at the lodge, but your housing options include guest rooms, lofts, and cabins. They can only sell 300 tickets because of space concerns at the Lodge. Both Wrock reservations and Lodge reservations end September 1, 2007.

Wrockstock registration/ticket cost:
$75 for adults, less for those under 18.
Wrockstock bands playing:
Catchlove, The Cedric Diggorys, DJ Luna Lovegood, Draco and the Malfoys, The Hungarian Horntails, Ministry of Magic, The Quaffle Kids, The Remus Lupins, Tom Riddle and Friends, and The Whomping Willows.
Wrockstock activities:
Target Practice with the Centaurs (Archery), Astronomy (at night... will miss one band), Herbology (Nature Hike), Quidditch (We'll be playing for a few hours after lunch), Firs' Years Follow Me (1 hour pontoon boat cruise), Dobby's T-Shirt Shoppe (Tie Dye t-shirts, $10/$9), Potions (Make your own scented lotion or bath gel, $12), Care of Magical Creatures (1 hour horseback ride, $15), Escape From Azkaban (nighttime zipline ride, $10/three rides)

How SWEET does that sound?? Yes, if enough SpinnersCast listeners come to Wrockstock- I, Kim Newsome, will face my fears and ride a horse.

For more information and registration info, Click Here

It's going to be an amazing time, and it won't break your bank like the other cons have.

So vote for SpinnersCast (and SnapeCast and SlashCast) for the 2007 Podcast Awards, register for Wrockstock, and re-listen to SpinnersCast Episode 43 this weekend!

We're recording Episode 44 as I type, so it'll be out soon enough!!


SPC up for a Podcast Award!

Thank you so much to all of you for nominating us for the "Best Cultural/Arts" podcast in the annual Podcast Awards! We recieved enough nominations to be included in a rather prestigious list, and we'd like to pull a PotterCast, and win the category outright!

The awards are based SOLELY on voting! Please visit http://www.podcastawards.com every single day through August 11th and cast your vote! It's simple, it takes 30 seconds of your time, and it could mean big things for the SPC Army in the future.

The BBC says "SpinnersCast is the best Harry Potter podcast- BY FAR..." and we'd like to prove that our listeners believe it as well.

Thank you so much!

Also, remember to vote for our friends in the S-Cast Alliance (SnapeCast in the "Entertainment" category, and SlashCast in the "GLBT" category)!! We'd love to see a Harry Potter podcast sweep of the awards this year!


Podcast Awards!

Hello pals!

It's that time of year- Award Season! And the cast and crew here at SPC implore you to take 2.7 minutes out of your life, and nominate us for The Podcast Awards.  No, they don't have a flashy name, but it would be a tremendous honor just to be nominated!

Here's all you have to do: visit PodcastAwards.com and nominate SpinnersCast in the "Best Produced" category, and the "Cultural/Arts" category.  Send us an email letting us know you nominated us as well! We'd like to give you a shout out for your generosity!

Also, a huge thanks to those of you who have already voted for us on Podcast Alley this month!! On the latest episode of SpinnersCast (out this week), Jace from Catchlove will announce the winner of our Summer of Love contest- and tell you all who won The Order of the Phoenix audiobook!!

Thanks again to all of you for listening and writing and commenting!

You make this crazy old Slytherin smile.




Over in The Parlour Room, the folks have been raging and celebrating about their WOMBAT scores.

For those of you who were wondering about the rewards you get for each level, here they are:

Outstanding: Invitation to become a teacher at Hogwarts.
Exceeds Expectations: Invitation to work at the Ministry of Magic.
Acceptable: Invitation to work at Flourish and Blotts, Nimbus Broom Company and/or Weasleys Wizarding Wheezes.

"Acceptable" folks got the best of the lot! I don't know many people who'd turn down a job working for the Weasley twins.

Well- I would turn it down. Slytherin that I am, I'd love to work my way up at the Ministry(through noble means, hard work, and friendly contacts of course- I'm no gold jingling Malfoy) and become an Unspeakable or a high level Auror.

I'd like to be a teacher, of course- but the opportunities for travel and excitement with the Ministry would be far better fun, in my opinion.

What invitation would you all want?

Charity Premiere of OOTP on July 10th in Denver!

Variety of Colorado – The Children’s Charity will host the exclusive Denver premiere of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at the United Artist Denver Pavilions Theatre. This exclusive event is a fundraiser for Variety of Colorado and the only opportunity to view this highly anticipated film before the public release date of July 11, 2007.

Prices of $30.00 for individual tickets and $100.00 for a family four pack includes the film, beverages and appetizers before the show as well as popcorn during the showing. All proceeds will benefit Variety of Colorado and their 2007 mobility campaign that will enable Colorado children with physical disabilities to have access to specialized equipment and services. Tickets can be purchased online at http://varietycolorado.org/events_premieres.html

“Each year we are fortunate enough to host a movie premiere as a fundraiser for Variety, but this year is incredibly exciting”, states Bruce Proctor, Chief Barker of Variety of Colorado. “Premiering a Harry Potter film as a benefit for children is such a natural match that we hope both individuals and families will come out for a night of fun and support our Colorado children.”

Variety of Colorado – the Children’s Charity assists at-risk children with a wide variety of services including providing medical treatment, fighting illiteracy, offer scholarships, supporting local hospitals and providing after school curriculums to keep kids off the streets. Their 2007 mobility campaign seeks to provide disabled and underprivileged children with devices such as handicap accessible vans, wheelchairs, modified bicycles and much more for those in need.
For more information, please contact Variety of Colorado at 303-547-5722 or visit their website at www.varietycolorado.org.

Thanks to our friends from WeasleyCast for the info!

Spinner'sAlley:Live Play, Performance, and Podcast!

Show Notes:
-Kim, Lizz, Josh, and Robert are joined by a plethora of folks for the first SpinnersCast/SpellCast combo.
-Podcast Play: The Three Trials of Severus Snape
-Intro: Interview with the Phoenix Rising Quidditch Cup Winners!
-Fanfiction readings
-Wrock it Out! Interviews and performances from The Parselmouths and The Remus Lupins!
-Road to the Hallows discussion with Rachael from SnapeCast and Dr. Henry Jenkins

Subscribe on iTunes!

Direct Download!

Vote on Podcast Alley (and be entered to win the OOTP audiobook)

Big Buckets of thanks to everyone who participated in the play and podcast, and helped us before/during/after the event!  Thanks to Squibby and Abbers for attempting to keep me fed before the show, thanks to Alex, Brittany and Kristina for performing with us, thanks to Tom Riddle and Friends for attempting to play for us (before getting kicked out), more thanks to our SnapeCast friends who were supportive throughout the process, and the biggest thanks of all goes to our friends, listeners, and people off the street who showed up to be in our audience.  There were a lot of other things you could have done that night (it's New Orleans, c'mon!), but you spent it with us.  That's pure awesomesauce.