members. I packed everything up in my jeep and headed down. I had to stop off at Vons and get food and drinks for the party, later we would order pizza/pasta as well. We were expecting over 25 people so I have to get quite a bit.
I manage to get to Teal at 4pm as planned and to my surprise Jenni (my co-host) got there at the same time. I didn't expect her until closer to our start time at 6pm. So Teal, Jenni and I unpacked my Jeep and began to set up the studio and food. Around five Ali (Teal's boyfriend) came home and just in time as we found out that Macs internal cams have a issue with Ustream so we weren't able to get the video feed to work. After several tries we finally got it working (Ali has windows on his Mac) and I brought my webcam from home and we got everything working around 6ish. A few people started to arrive and we began to broadcast but we held out starting the actual podcast until 6:30pm.
I didn't have any plans for this podcast... we were going to do a Q&A and just kind of chat with everyone. It was kind of like some controlled chaos. Sandeep, Robin and Amy showed up so we started with their Q&A's and about 10 minutes in Jeff showed up with his new baby Harry and that was it for the interview. The next 20 minutes were devoted to little Harry (who is adorable). More cast members showed up and we grabbed cast, crew, and extras and did interviews with each. It was alot of fun. It ran a little over 4 hours and towards the end Audacity crashed and I wasn't able to save the past four hours recording. As of right now I'm not sure if it's gone or I'll be able to recover it. Luckily we have almost the entire thing (video and audio) recoded on ustream so I can always get the audio off that. But that's not the nice microphone/clear audio. But it's better then nothing.
I'll keep everyone posted on my status of retrieving the audio.. I have until the 15th to get everyone in order and uploaded.
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