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Jay Smith at Philadelphia Science Fiction Society March 8th

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The Philadelphia Science Fiction Society brings in a professional writer, artist, editor, or some other kind of mover and shaker in the Science Fiction genre, nearly every month.
Friday, March 8th at the Rotunda 4014 Walnut Street, Phila. PA 9:00 PM

Jay Smith is the creator and executive producer for the Parsec Award-winning audio drama series "HG World". Since 2009,

Jay and his company of players and producers have been telling the story of survivors in the middle of a global zombie uprising. Now in its third season, this "satellite" production has featured over 60 characters and 50 actors on four continents making it a production truly on a global scale. Inspired by the golden age of radio, Jay draws from the work of Orson Welles, Arch Obelor and looks to modern audio dramatists like Douglas Adams and Dirk Maggs as inspiration to create a rich, realistic world of survival horror laced with dark comedy and compelling human drama.

Jay is also working on new audio drama series including "A Billion Smithereens" (a comedy about inventing a new life for one's self within the pop culture fan community), "The Road to Renasence" (a Lovecraftian western), and "Blue Collar Gods" (a loosely connected series of vignettes about the hidden gods who influence the world one life at a time). Jay can also be heard on episodes of "The Chronic Rift" podcast and "Behind the Screams with Bryan Lincoln".

Growing up in a family of actors and musicians, Jay naturally gravitates toward collaborative media. Given his schedule working as a human resource analyst and attending online school full time with four children and a marriage on top of it all, audio drama appears to be the most practical outlet for his desire to produce speculative fiction stories for a broad audience.

Jay is about to complete his BA in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University, attends and speaks at various science fiction and literary conventions about podcasting, writing, audio drama, and zombies. HG World can be heard by subscribing through iTunes or visiting the show web site

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