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Welcome to Night Vale (abbreviated WTNV) is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale. It is written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. The podcast has been running since June 2012 and hit #1 on the iTunes chart in July 2013. While not originally a live show, the podcast has begun touring the country and doing live performances with both its regular cast and local guest stars.[1] The writers have recently announced that a Night Vale novel is in the works.[2]

CastEdit

WorkJuice PlayersEdit

CrossoversEdit

There is a history of collaboration and crossover between WTNV and the Thrilling Adventure Hour. The Bens were early advocates for the show, recommending that TAH fans catch up on the podcast.[3][4] In return, WTNV has recommended TAH to its fans looking for similar radio-style podcasts.[5]

On its first tour outside of New York, WTNV did shows at Largo in Los Angeles and LA Podfest 2013 (held at the Sheraton Delfina Hotel, Santa Monica) with frequent TAH guests Sara Watkins and James Urbaniak.[6][7]

When WTNV did a panel at New York Comic-Con in 2013, Blacker moderated the discussion and recorded the panel for an episode of his Nerdist Writers Panel podcast.[8] That same weekend, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Mark Gagliardi, and Annie Savage took part in live performances of WTNV at Roulette in Brooklyn.[9][10] This episode, focused on the mayoral race, was released on April 30, 2014 on Bandcamp. The next night, Cecil Baldwin appeared in Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Marsreleased as one of four different versions of the performance as episode #166: Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars, “Emperor of Mars” Variant B , and Mara Wilson appeared in the episode Moonshine Holler - A Hamlet during the TAH show at the Bell House.[11]

In episode 42, frequent TAH guest star Molly Quinn appeared as the voice of Fey, a computer that reads out random numbers on WZZZ.

Workjuice Players Hal Lublin, Mark Gagliardi and Workjuice East player Jackson Publick also took part in Night Vale's second anniversary show, Old Oak Doors, in The Town Hall in NYC on June 4th, 2014. The recording of this show was released in two parts on June 15th and July 1st.

On March 29, 2014, TAH and WTNV combined for a crossover event in Seattle in conjunction with the Emerald City Comicon.[12] The show featured performers from both podcasts as well as Guest Stars Alan Tudyk, John Roderick, Molly Quinn, Jim Beaver, and Paul and Storm. It was co-written by Acker & Blacker, Jeffrey Cranor, and Joseph Fink. While this show was recorded, the recording was unfortunately lost. [13] The episode was re-written and was performed July 26th, 2014 at the Spreckels  theater with a different guest cast. [14]  The second recording was successful, and it was announced that the episode will be released[15].  It was announced on September 17th, 2014 that the crossover would be released October 1st, 2014.[16]

After the episode's release on Bandcamp and iTunes, the Thrilling Adventure Hour twitter announced that the episode was the #14 album on iTunes on October 1st. [17]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Live Shows
  2. Popular Podcast 'Night Vale' Coming Out As a Book
  3. @BenBlacker
  4. @bnacker
  5. @NightValeRadio
  6. @Happierman
  7. Welcome to Night Vale at LA Podcast Festival
  8. @BenBlacker
  9. @NightValeRadio
  10. @ThrillingAdv
  11. @ThrillingAdv
  12. The Thrilling Adventure Hour & Welcome to Night Vale
  13. @ThrillingAdv
  14. WorkJuice Blog TAH at SDCC
  15. @Thrillingadv
  16. workjuice.tumblr.com
  17. @thrillingadv

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