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on: March 03, 2009, 06:47:57 PM
So here are the main players in the Escape Artists org chart.  I'm sure I have overlooked, mis-spelt, or otherwise messed things up, but it seemed like a good place to start.  Please provide any corrections or additional info.




Edited: made corrections as of 04/07/11
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Reply #1 on: March 03, 2009, 07:05:55 PM
Podcastle also has a sound editor who has remained unnamed, and you have Bdoomed moderating the wrong board.

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Reply #2 on: March 03, 2009, 07:09:49 PM
I've been trying to get that Sound Editor gig for a while now. *grin* Not the only one, but one of the people on staff.

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Reply #3 on: March 03, 2009, 07:46:41 PM
Isn't it Alasdair, with a D?



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Reply #4 on: March 21, 2009, 08:26:32 AM
So, where does Jeremiah Tolbert fit in as "Managing Editor of Escape Pod" (Ep:190)? Somewhere near the top of the left root? (It forks down, so it's not a "branch")

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Reply #5 on: March 28, 2009, 02:32:53 AM
Inara works for Escape Artists generally, not just Escape Pod.

Also, Matt Arnold works for Escape Artists generally. I might put them on their own separate branch.

And yeah, as I understand it, Jeremy would "rank" under Steve.
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Reply #6 on: March 28, 2009, 02:33:49 AM
Our audio editor is Amanda Fitzwater.



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Reply #7 on: March 28, 2009, 04:24:50 AM
Also, Matt Arnold works for Escape Artists generally.

What is Matt's title/function?

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Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009, 04:58:07 AM
Matt came onboard to do administrative stuff for the podcasts, but I think he's moved more specifically into mailings and working with the CDs... I'm not totally sure what his duties are now, to be honest. Maybe he'll poke in and tell us. :)

EA also has an official tech person now, though come to think of it, I don't know his name.



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Reply #9 on: March 28, 2009, 02:52:01 PM
I looked up the Pseudopod slush reader's name, though, and it's Ellen Allen.

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Reply #10 on: March 28, 2009, 06:36:41 PM
Inara Deluna gets my vote as Best SF real name of all time.



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Reply #11 on: March 29, 2009, 03:48:22 PM
I dunno, there's still Cat Rambo. And whatsername, Erzebet Yellowboy.



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Reply #12 on: March 29, 2009, 03:59:01 PM
Inara has a general exotic feel, and Deluna could mean "of the moon". 

Cat Rambo is John's sister Kate.

Ezerebet Yellowboy sounds like an insult for some mixed race Asian kid.



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Reply #13 on: March 29, 2009, 07:21:19 PM
i second Russell's vote.

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?


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Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 10:42:16 AM
Matt Arnold mainly runs poddisc.com, so you can purchase archive discs of EA podcasts (and increasingly many other podcasts as well).  "Inara De Luna" is three names, technically.  Other spellings: Jeremiah Tolbert and Ben Phillips (two L's).  Pseudopod as of fairly recently has a second slush reader, Shawn Garrett.  Also on the administrative wing is Paul Haring, accountant, and Rob Wynne, system administrator.  Steve Eley, as president and owner, probably goes beside me or something since you can't really outrank the guy who owns the place.

I would have just modified the post for you but it was too hard to get my text editor to cooperate properly.  :(  And anyway I don't know how all that will fit.  All the administrative-wing crew (Inara, Paul, Rob, and Matt) are all directly under me with no real relative ranking -- although you're more than welcome to make one up if it's easier that way.



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Reply #15 on: April 27, 2009, 06:17:47 AM
Anna Schwind is Escape Pod's slush reader.



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Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009, 08:43:21 PM
Steve Eley, as president and owner, probably goes beside me or something since you can't really outrank the guy who owns the place.


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Reply #17 on: June 06, 2009, 03:39:05 AM
Whoah.
This is getting harder to follow than the membership of The Yardbirds.

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Reply #18 on: June 15, 2009, 03:08:11 PM
Uh oh.  Jeremiah is spelled "Jerimiah" on the org chart.  Can you please tell me if the spelling in the org chart is correct or a typo?  I just sent a submission to him, and if the org chart spelling is correct, I need to a) send an apology to him for my misspelling and b) ask ralan.com to fix the spelling error in his submission listing.

Hmm


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Reply #19 on: June 15, 2009, 04:07:01 PM
It's Jeremiah, with two Es.



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Reply #20 on: November 24, 2009, 08:49:03 AM
OK, Ive finally updated this thing.  Again, if I got something wrong, let me know.  Yes, I know there was an announcment about Jeremiah stepping down from EP, but I'm still in denial.

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Reply #21 on: July 12, 2010, 08:33:19 AM
It's about time to update this.



Mod:  Sorry, I accidently modified this instead of relpying, so I forgot your exact wording.
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Reply #22 on: July 12, 2010, 12:10:02 PM
Yeah, I've been meaning to get to that.  Thanks for the boot.  It is nice to know somebody looks at this once in a while.

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Reply #23 on: August 26, 2010, 08:19:45 PM
Is Norm Sherman still officially a co-host?  He's done a few lately, and I hope that continues.

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Reply #24 on: August 26, 2010, 08:20:46 PM
Is Norm Sherman still officially a co-host?  He's done a few lately, and I hope that continues.

Yes.

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Reply #25 on: August 27, 2010, 06:35:29 PM
Cool!  :)

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Reply #26 on: August 27, 2010, 07:01:22 PM
I see that Pseudopod has 3 submissions editors to read slush, and I believe Ann Leckie does the same for Podcastle.  Does anyone read slush for EP or does everything go straight to Mur?  Is that one of the duties of the assistant to the regional manager?  Just curious.  :)



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Reply #27 on: August 28, 2010, 01:51:50 AM
There are some volunteer slush monkeys around for EP, never fear.  Can't run a zine without slush monkeys of one form or another.

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Reply #28 on: August 28, 2010, 12:19:16 PM
That would be you, I guess.


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Reply #29 on: August 28, 2010, 03:16:31 PM
Among others.  I help out, too, when asked.

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Reply #30 on: August 28, 2010, 05:26:33 PM
There are some volunteer slush monkeys around for EP, never fear.  Can't run a zine without slush monkeys of one form or another.

And in our case, the form seems to be slush felines.



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Reply #31 on: August 28, 2010, 06:43:16 PM
Heh! Slush Swamp Things and Slush Cats! I like it.


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Reply #32 on: August 28, 2010, 07:50:08 PM
And a slush whatever it is I am.



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Reply #33 on: August 28, 2010, 08:12:58 PM
And a slush whatever it is I am.

Ooo, a slush linguist!

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Reply #34 on: August 28, 2010, 11:44:34 PM
And a slush whatever it is I am.

Ooo, a slush linguist!

The slush cat has his tongue? 

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Reply #35 on: August 30, 2010, 07:50:51 PM
I see that Pseudopod has 3 submissions editors to read slush, and I believe Ann Leckie does the same for Podcastle.  Does anyone read slush for EP or does everything go straight to Mur?  Is that one of the duties of the assistant to the regional manager?  Just curious.  :)

The entirety of the slush pile going to one person would likely be some sort of OSHA violation.

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Reply #36 on: August 30, 2010, 07:52:59 PM
The entirety of the slush pile going to one person would likely be some sort of OSHA violation.

Ha, well it has been done before at other mags, so I didn't consider it entirely out of the question, though for it to work Mur would have to have some kind of time-warping powers to allow her to read all that slush AND record her writing podcast AND actually get fiction writing done AND other things in her life.  :P



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Reply #37 on: August 30, 2010, 07:54:48 PM
The entirety of the slush pile going to one person would likely be some sort of OSHA violation.

Ha, well it has been done before at other mags, so I didn't consider it entirely out of the question, though for it to work Mur would have to have some kind of time-warping powers to allow her to read all that slush AND record her writing podcast AND actually get fiction writing done AND other things in her life.  :P

Dumbledore was very clear that it was ONLY to be used for schoolwork.  She could get expelled for abusing it.

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Reply #38 on: August 30, 2010, 07:56:12 PM
Dumbledore was very clear that it was ONLY to be used for schoolwork.  She could get expelled for abusing it.

And we all know that Dumbledore's word is always followed, right?  Especially "Never go into the Dark Forest."   ::)



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Reply #39 on: August 30, 2010, 07:57:36 PM
Dumbledore was very clear that it was ONLY to be used for schoolwork.  She could get expelled for abusing it.

And we all know that Dumbledore's word is always followed, right?  Especially "Never go into the Dark Forest."   ::)

Although, I'm thinking that maybe all the students have time turners and they use them all the time.  That would explain why, in the more recent movies, they all look much older than they ought to.



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Reply #40 on: December 07, 2010, 07:56:32 AM
Time for another update -- new moderators for EP and PC.


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Reply #41 on: December 07, 2010, 08:04:19 AM
A new audio producer, and new slush readers, for EP as well. I was thinking that once I have some free time, I'll try to make a new chart, but free time has definitely been short lately for me.



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Reply #42 on: December 07, 2010, 10:27:06 AM
I can make one, I just don't have the info. :)


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Reply #43 on: January 08, 2011, 12:10:40 AM
OK, I updated the org chart.  As always, please let me know if there are any errors.

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Reply #44 on: January 08, 2011, 05:32:12 AM
So is this a linear chain of command?  Do I, as submissions editor, have the power to overrule Eytanz the Moderator while being co-equal with Eytanz the Submissions Editor?  Or do Eytanz' roles combine so he gets like 1.5 ranks to pull on me?

(Also, it's cool to use my real name, if anyone cares.)

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Reply #45 on: January 08, 2011, 06:00:30 AM
So is this a linear chain of command?  Do I, as submissions editor, have the power to overrule Eytanz the Moderator while being co-equal with Eytanz the Submissions Editor?  Or do Eytanz' roles combine so he gets like 1.5 ranks to pull on me?

(Also, it's cool to use my real name, if anyone cares.)

All these issues should be resolved via an epic jello wrestling match.



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Reply #46 on: January 17, 2011, 07:42:07 PM
I just want to know what Podcastle's doing that they need an associative editor. (And resisting the joke about keeping her locked down, because lord knows what damage a free associative editor could do. Except now I really haven't resisted the joke. Arg.)
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Reply #47 on: January 18, 2011, 02:06:29 AM
All these issues should be resolved via an epic jello wrestling match.

I want footage of that.


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Reply #48 on: January 18, 2011, 03:45:47 AM
All these issues should be resolved via an epic jello wrestling match.

I want footage of that.

No, you don't.  You really, really don't.

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Reply #49 on: April 08, 2011, 05:16:23 AM
OK, I updated the org chart once again.  Here's to a stable staff at EA.

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Reply #50 on: July 16, 2013, 08:50:23 PM
OK, I updated the org chart once again.  Here's to a stable staff at EA.

Org chart's outdated again!



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Reply #51 on: July 17, 2013, 04:20:57 AM
OK, I updated the org chart once again.  Here's to a stable staff at EA.

Org chart's outdated again!

Heh.  Well, I'll leave it up to somebody else's capable hands to correct it, though they will probably need to change the format.  I don't think I even have that spreadsheet anymore. Ha ha - good memories, though (sort of).

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Reply #52 on: October 16, 2015, 03:51:21 PM
Psst... now this org chart is REALLY out of date! 

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Reply #53 on: November 07, 2015, 05:22:59 PM
Psst... now this org chart is REALLY out of date! 

Okay - being a person who doesn't like to mention a problem without having a solution, I give you:

Escape Artists, Inc.'s own Wikia

As one of EA's new volunteer Intern Corps members (power rings not included), I've started building this on the Wikia platform (owned and operated by the same folks who run the Wikimedia Foundation, which I also support as a donor).

If you are on the Staff, I urge you to check it out...and make sure that it does you justice. So far, I've only made a few bio pages, based off what I could find in the author/reader bios provided publicly.  (Example: Scattercat's bio.)

I plan to give you all a chance to kick the tires and tell me what you think it needs before taking to the forum to ask for edits from the general community. If you have questions, you can contact me through the forum, any of my public links (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) or at tcallin@escapeartists.net

And I want to offer a fond personal thank you for the work you all do here. Even when I haven't been as involved in the community as I might have wanted over the years, your work has been a real inspiration and joy to me.

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Reply #54 on: November 08, 2015, 07:07:03 PM
Holy crap this thing is aweseome

I'd like to hear my options, so I could weigh them, what do you say?
Five pounds?  Six pounds? Seven pounds?