About The Webcast Beacon Network

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The Webcast Beacon Network is a podcast network comprised of shows set on covering and promoting creativity and the creative process in story telling. We are committed to those that wish to create and express themselves: to have fun, learn, make connections, and grow.

The Webcast Beacon Network actually began, way back in 2007, as The Webcomic Beacon podcast; aimed at covering topics and interviewing creators and professionals that hobbyist and amateur cartoonists would find helpful, enjoyable, and entertaining. We expanded our programming and comic coverage in 2010; which looked at current events and news that impacts comics and independent comic creators. Frequent guests and discussions flesh out this show’s relative and timely programming. Additionally, we attempted to expanded our offerings for creators, The Tropecast came into being; with a look into memes, tropes, and other repetitive, literary tools.

A show specifically catering to writers, brought Webfiction World in 2011. With a focus on periodic, web-released fiction writing, Webfiction World offers guides and perspective for those that do not require the comics medium. Readings of webfiction supplement each episode.

The Webcomic Beacon Presents: First Issue became our first video webseries, debuting in 2011. A comic book review series with three hosts of varying comic book reading backgrounds; including amateur to professional comic creators. This show gives well-round reviews of comic book series’ first issues, to see if they succeed or fail as first issues.

Check out the shows we have to offer, and their archives; or try a selection of favorite episodes. Show content ratings are usually PG-13, for language.

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Some of The Webcast Beacon Network

Mike Dellheim, Adam Smithee, Alex Heberling, Tanya Higgins, Mark Savary, Fes Works

Penguicon 2009 | Penguicon 2010 |Penguicon 2011 pics | Penguicon 2012

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ThisCrew and Credits
A list of everyone that works on The Webcast Beacon Network, and their other sites.

Contact Information
A variety of ways to contact us, including email, Twitter, and voicemail.

How We Do The Shows (Well, SOME shows…)
We’ve been asked, here’s the answer. May not be 100% current.

Frequently Asked Questions
Yeah, those.

Convention Appearances
The Webcast Beacon crew, in all or in part, may be at a convention near you!

Linkage
Link to us! (if you want)

Official WCBN “Becky Beacon” artwork drawn by Diana Nock.

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Some music utilized on The Webcast Beacon Network programming comes from Music Alley from Mevio, The Funny Music Project: The FuMP, and Lapfox Trax; and are noted as such when used.

Website design and content, music, images, podcasts and content, except where noted, “The Webcomic Beacon”, “The Tropecast”, “Webfiction World”, “Becky Beacon”, “First Issue”, “The Webcast Beacon Network”, and the “Beacon Tower” are trademarks and copyrighted to Fesworks, LLC.

The Webcast Beacon Network was hosted on Xepher.net from until August 2008;
then hosted on The Rampage Network until September 2012;
finally hosted by The Hiveworks comic publishing group until December 2013.

Network News

2014-CFTP

Coming soon to the WCBN: Cinematic for the People!

Cinematic For The People is a home-grown, made-for-the-internet, “TV Series” that revolves around riffing movies, shorts, and sometimes serials. The show is kinda like MST3K, if you ever heard of them.

In 1999 they were actually on TV for about a year. A bit later, they started going around to conventions and doing live riffing. In 2012 they started recording themselves online and releasing the series to the internet.

Come 2015, they will be starting their 3rd season! Also, they will be joining the Webcast Beacon Network (Their WCBN homepage is here)!

Until season 3 starts, you can catch up on their past two seasons here, check out their main website; subscribe to their YouTube channel, as well as watch other special episodes there, not presently collected on the WCBN archive.

Still confused about what CFTP is? Well listen to the horse’s mouth:

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