Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

To everyone on the east coast - Happy New Year! Many thanks to everyone who's submitted an entry in our Odyssey fan contest. For those who haven't sent one in - there's still time because we're extending the deadline for another week! You have until January 7th at 11:59 pm Eastern. But don't delay - no entries will be accepted after this date.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Ultimate Odyssey Fan Contest

The Task
Show off your Odyssey collection to the world! Any AIO-related item is acceptable and you're welcome to arrange your collection in whichever way you'd like. The key to this contest is originality. Just because you may have the largest collection in the world doesn't mean you're automatically going to win. Conversely, even if you only have only a handful of Odyssey items, you still have a shot if you demonstrate some creativity. Photoshopping is permitted within reason - we want to see your collection, not a bunch of random photo effects. Once you've snapped your photo, email it as an attachment to Sarah and I will select the winner in early January.

The Prize
What's the incentive, you ask? First and foremost - bragging rights! Oh, and you'll also receive a free copy of The Truth Chronicles.

The Deadline
You have until December 31, 2008 at 11:59 pm Eastern to submit your photo. So stop twiddling your thumbs and get to work!

Unofficial Podcast Ep. 50

12.17.08. It's our fiftieth podcast and we couldn't have reached this milestone at a better time! In this episode, we read more of your letters, talk with Josh Shepherd from Focus' marketing team, and announce the Christmas contest. More details to follow later this afternoon. Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Running Time: 55:16

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Unofficial Podcast Ep. 49

12.13.08. Seven weeks later and we're still alive... barely! Just a shorty this time, but we'll have a longer podcast for you guys on Wednesday. We hope you all are enjoying your Christmas holiday!

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Running Time: 6:25

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Upcoming Contest

Yes, I know we're rather behind on our podcasts... due to scheduling conflicts and unforeseen technical difficulties, we've had some minor setbacks. But rest assured that we will be delivering two podcasts as promised. Thanks for your patience!

While there isn't much Odyssey-related news to report, it's worth noting that Focus on the Family Radio Theatre will be producing an adaption of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. In fact, Dave Arnold - executive producer for the show - is currently in London working on the project. Andy Serkis, voice of Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, will be lending his talent to play the role of the senior demon, Screwtape. As a longtime fan of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, I'm definitely excited about this latest announcement. Anyone else?

Oh... and one more thing. We'll be running a Christmas contest starting next Wednesday. Stay tuned for more details!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Adventures in Odyssey iPod Giveaway

I knew there was an advantage to being American.

Focus on the Family's Twelve Days of Christmas returns this month, as they are giving away three iPods each day from December 1-12. Each iPod is loaded with all sixteen Gold Audio albums, making for an extremely valuable prize. If you haven't entered already, I'd encourage you to check it out before it's too late!