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Fan of the Day #33: J.T. Manis by J.C. Hutchins

We're hanging out in the Midwest again today! Meet Fan Of The Day J.T. Manis, an author from Illinois.

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Your location: Herrin, IL, US

Website, Twitter, etc.: jtmanis.blogspot.com and twitter.com/jtmanis

Your hobbies or interests: Writing, trying to accomplish world domination, chemistry, did I mention writing?

7th Son fans rock because: You have to rock to be able to understand the sheer awesomeness of the 7th son universe.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you?I am the author of APOCALYPSE and Tales From The Darkness. The first is a science fiction tale about what happens after a nuclear war between Russia, China, and the United States causes the Russians to nuke the US. The second is a short story collection. I believe that writing shouldn't be about the fame or the money; that it should be about entertaining the reader and leave them longing for more.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #32: Rick Stringer by J.C. Hutchins

We're heading up to the Midwest today for an Ultracreative fan! Meet Fan Of The Day Rick Stringer, an amazing podcaster from Michigan.

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Rick Stringer

Your location: Traverse City, MI

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://www.variantfrequencies.com

Your hobbies or interests: podcasting, martial arts, music, gaming, bicycling, oh, and did I mention podcasting?

7th Son fans rock because: They are fans of one of the best authors in podcasting. They are so excited with his success, and are willing to help with that success.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I'm the producer of the award winning Variant Frequencies podcast. We have just finished our third year of production.  http://www.variantfrequencies.com

I've been a fan of 7th Son since it first started.

Rick, it's downright humbling to have an Ultracreative like you as a fan.  You've been there from the beginning, and it means the world to me, brother.  Everybody, if you haven't checked out Variant Frequencies, head over there right now.  You don't want to miss this series that showcases some of the best voices in podcast fiction!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #31: Cathy by J.C. Hutchins

We're heading down to The Sunshine State for today's fan! Meet Fan Of The Day Cathy, a rocking soldier in the Beta Clone army!

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Your location: Florida

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://www.twitter.com/catwmn38

Your hobbies or interests: Reading, music, shopping, margaritas, and my blackberry

7th Son fans rock because: Silly question. We rock because Hutchins is so cool and we are eagerly waiting the first book.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I am new member of the clone army but I am catching up quickly.

Shucks, Cathy, you're going to make me blush. It's fans like you who've made the Beta Clone Army the monstrously cool phenomenon that it's become!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #30: Nuchtchas by J.C. Hutchins

It's Tuesday, and it's time to meet another awesome fan! Meet Fan Of The Day Nuchtchas, a super-cool geek from the Northeast of North America.

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Your location: Canada, NY, CT, where ever I am this week

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://nimlas.org/blog

Your hobbies or interests: Roleplaying, sailing, podcasts, gaming, anything geeky really

7th Son fans rock because: Because they are more then fans, they are a community. I may not be the most active in the community but I know it's there. I love how at almost any con you will find someone wearing a Beta Clone t-shirt or one of the other swag from 7th Son.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? While I may not be as active as others I am big on promoting good podcast fiction and along with the books I am sending overseas to Iraq & Afghanistan to the troop lending library I plan to include Data CDs of all the best podcast fiction and podcasts I know of.

Nuchtchas, sending Data CDs to the troops is an unbelievably cool idea. Kudos! Hey guys, check out her blog for another side of this superfan -- she has great ideas on everything from sensible budgeting to the appropriate use of LOL-speak.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #29: John by J.C. Hutchins

We're starting the week off with a bang! Meet Fan Of The Day John Merlin, a superfan from Cornwall.

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Your location: Cornwall, UK

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://yknbs.com/

Your hobbies or interests: Internet, podcasts, gaming.

7th Son fans rock because: of our dedication to the cause. When Book One drops, the Beta Clone Army will take the bookstores by force (of numbers)!

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? This summer I'll be driving to Mongolia for charity. To find out more and to sponsor the effort, visit http://yknbs.com/

A beta clone named John? How cool is that?! Guys, John hurt his back and will not be able to participate in the rally itself. Show your support by visiting http://yknbs.com/ to learn more about this insanely cool project and the fantastic charities you can support by making a donation to the cause.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #28: Adam by J.C. Hutchins

We're back in the States today with a brand new fan for a brand new Friday! Meet Fan Of The Day Adam, a  superfan from Florida.

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Your location: Lehigh Acres, FL

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://twitter.com/merlik

Your hobbies or interests: Gaming, Compters, Social Media, Entrepreneurship

7th Son fans rock because: They are willing to do what it takes, even if it means submitting various people to torture.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I'm working on a podcast called The Successful Geek.

Adam, I dig the enthusiasm.  Fans like you are the reason 2009 is the Year of the Fan!  Just remember, there's no need to go full Devlin, dude.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #27: Martyn Darkly by J.C. Hutchins

We're visiting the UK again today to meet an Ultracreative fan! Meet Fan Of The Day Martyn Darkly, a brilliant podcaster from London.

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Your location: London, UK

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://www.moviemantras.com

Your hobbies or interests: Writing, playing the guitar, podcasting, and chasing after my two daughters pretending to be a monster.

7th Son fans rock because: We got there first!!!!

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I'll be at Balticon 2009 to bask in the glory that is J.C.Hutchins. :)

Martyn, we're going to raise a pint together at Balticon, brother. Guys, if you haven't checked out Movie Mantras yet, you should do it right now. You'll hear some familiar voices on the later episodes, including yours truly!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #26: Kate by J.C. Hutchins

Wednesday takes us to Wales! Meet Fan Of The Day Kate, a superfan from the UK.

Your location: Cowbridge, Wales, UK

Your hobbies or interests: Podcasts, iPod touch, Macs, Photography

7th Son fans rock because: seventh son ROCKS!

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I think that does it.

Kate, you're an International Fan of Mystery!  I'm loving your avatar!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #23: Fat Benjamin by J.C. Hutchins

We're rocking right along with creators and innovators this week! Today's Fan Of The Day is Fat Benjamin, a brilliant musician and composer from the UK.

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Your location: UK

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://www.fatbenjamin.com , http://twitter.com/fatbenjamin

Your hobbies or interests: 7th Son (obviously), Music, Film, Books

7th Son fans rock because: We are all totally committed to spreading the word of this AMAZING story and world that JC has created.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? That I write HOT GROOVY ELECTRO music and if you listen to the intro sound collage from the titles of 'Obsidian' I am the British chap just before the guitar and beat kick in.

Dude, I am floored by your talent and creativity. Guys, you need to go to his site right now, and listen to his soundscapes and remixes. I'm not kidding, go now! You can thank me later.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #21: Chris T by J.C. Hutchins

What is it about the name Chris that inspires digital media awesomeness? Meet Fan Of The Day Chris T, a digital artist from Pennsylvania.

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Chris Thompson

Your location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://eagleapex.com

Your hobbies or interests: Digital Art

7th Son fans rock because: They prove that the "Give things away" business model can be profitable. Good news for me, because I give away my digital art.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I'm a digital artist from South Philly and I'm very comfortable in my first home and studio.

Chris, your artwork is amazing.  I am really digging the digital watercolors. Seriously, folks, you owe it to yourself to check out this stuff!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day # 20: Chris by J.C. Hutchins

All right folks, it's Tuesday, which means DVD releases and the chance to meet a new fan! Meet Fan Of The Day Chris, a podcast novelist from Canada.

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Your location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://outcastnovel.wordpress.com

Your hobbies or interests: reading, writing, music, swimming, biking, movies

7th Son fans rock because: we know what we like. We refuse to digest the literary garbage the big-name publishers try to shove down our throats. Instead we rant and rave for independent media...media that matters...media like 7th FRAKKING SON BIAAAAAAATCH!

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I'm currently working on my own podcast novel project, called 'Outcast.' You can check it out at http://outcastnovel.mevio.com, and it will soon be available at Podiobooks.com

Independent creators finding an audience is what it's all about. Everybody, be sure to check out Outcast, now available on podiobooks!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #19: Rich by J.C. Hutchins

Welcome up, everybody! We've got a brand new fan for a brand new week. Meet Fan Of The Day Rich, a super fan from Indiana.

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Your location: Kingsford Heights, IN USA

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://twitter.com/Rasplundjr

Your hobbies or interests: Twitter, Reading, Listening to Podiobooks, Writing - RPGs

7th Son fans rock because: Why the hell wouldn't we? Beta Clones are almost as cool as Junkies.... er I mean... Seriously, it's the fiction that rocks we just enjoy it....

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? Right now I'm wearing a chiffon... oh wait not that kind info... Umm I'm just a regular geek, chilling loving a lot of the Podcast coming out from Hutchins, Sigler, Mur, and the gang hopefully one day I can get over my perfectionist block and finish something and attempt to climb the summit to join them.

You can't go wrong with chiffon. And you can't go wrong with a fan who rocks a viking helmet like you do, brother.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #18: Nerraux by J.C. Hutchins

I've got one more superfan for you guys to meet this week! Friday's Fan Of The Day Nerraux, a podcaster from Pennsylvania.

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Nerraux

Your location: Reading, PA

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://AwfulShow.com

Your hobbies or interests: Nude hang gliding, podcasting, 'cropdusting' women's clothing stores

7th Son fans rock because: 7th Son fans rock because J.C. tells them to. J.C. secretes a unique kind of ‘net bourne neurotoxin that gets into your system when you download the first chapter and hooks you for at least three books. Before you know it, you wake up hungry in your driveway in a pool of pus with an erection that has obviously lasted for way more than 4 hours, and all you do is grin, press ‘play’ again and let the darkness consume you.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I have a strong suspicion that Obama is going to prove to be either the greatest President the US could have hoped for or the Antichrist. Either way, I want to see an Obama/Sigler/Hutchins Circle of Death Last Man Standing match with the title of Global Hegemon as the prize. I would also like to see the winner declare me Minister of Porn, Caffeine and Wrist Braces.

The title of Global Hegemon will be mine, of course. Obama. I can take 'em.

Thanks, Nerraux! You have my undying love and gratitude. At the big Beta Clone reunion we'll have one day, you'll be the life of the party. And everyone else: be sure to check out The Awful Show. Nerraux and the gang must've named the show on Opposite Day, because it RULES!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #17: Rachel by J.C. Hutchins

Our newest groovy fan hails from The Buckeye State. Meet Fan Of The Day Rachel, an awesome sculptor and artist.

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Rachel (Nycteris)

Your location: Wellington, Ohio

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://glimmerville.com

Your hobbies or interests: fantasy art, sculpting, jewelry-making

7th Son fans rock because: grassroots podcast fandom is an awesome way to get your voice heard in the media! It's neat to watch Amazon runs, and hear the voices of the authors you love!

I'm all about the grassroots, Rachel.  Folks, take a minute to check out the cool jewelry and clay critters at your Etsy Glimmerville store.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #16: Michael by J.C. Hutchins

We're rocking right on through the week, folks. Today we have an ultracreative Fan Of The Day -- Michael is a writer, filmmaker, and podcaster from Florida. He's also the brilliant editorial mind behind my recent Personal Effects: Dark Art vlurb trailers!

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Michael Bekemeyer

Your location: Orlando, FL

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://twitter.com/bekemeyer

Your hobbies or interests: Filmmaking, writing, Podcasting, Twitter

7th Son fans rock because: Because we knew you when and we still listened. :)

We have very good taste in fiction and writers of it.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I'm a Mac. New video podcast at ScatterPod, called ":60 of Life".

Michael, your creativity is an inspiration, brother. Everyone should RUN, not walk, to ScatterPod to check out the ":60 of Life" films. They will blow you away.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #15: Keith by J.C. Hutchins

It's Tuesday, and we're serving up more fan awesomeness! Meet Fan Of The Day Keith, a blogger from Michigan.

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Keith

Your location: Rochester Hills, MI

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://undisciplinedmind.blogspot.com

Your hobbies or interests: Reading, podcasts, computers

7th Son fans rock because: because JC rocks! He is the glue that binds us together.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I am working on a podcast of my own fiction that will be out soon! It will be called Borrowed Time.

Keith, thanks a ton for your support. Be sure to keep us posted on your upcoming podcast!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #13: P.G. Holyfield by J.C. Hutchins

We're graced with podcasting royalty today! Meet Fan Of The Day P.G. Holyfield, the force of nature behind Murder at Avedon Hill

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Your name or handle: P.G.

Your location: Charlotte NC

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://pgholyfield.com/maah

Your hobbies or interests: writing, podcasting, gaming

7th Son fans rock because: They are a meme unto themselves.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I am Beta Clone #10, and I also have the original Beta Clone #10 pin. Don't f&ck with me. I only have a few to kill and I'll be one of the 7..

Rock on, brother. And if you haven't listened to Murder at Avedon Hill yet, head on over and give it a listen. You'll be glad you did!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan of the Day #12: Drew by J.C. Hutchins

Once again, we've got nothing but love for international 7th Son/Personal Effects fans! Meet Fan Of The Day Drew, a writer and podcaster from Canada.

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Your location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://www.drewbeatty.com

Your hobbies or interests: writing, podcasting

7th Son fans rock because: They have freaking great taste! And because they are at the forefront of a revolution in the way media is consumed. They are the knife that MAKES the bleeding edge so damn bloody.

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I am a pod novelist as well. Perhaps they would be interested in Lost Gods!

Drew, it is awesome to have a fellow revolutionary as a fan! I hope everybody gets a chance to check out Lost Gods.

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan Of The Day #11: Cian by J.C. Hutchins

When it comes to showing muchly love for international 7th Son/Personal Effects fans, we're three for three this week! Meet  Fan Of The Day Cian, a brilliant podcaster from Ireland.

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Cian Mac Mahon

Your location: Dublin, Ireland

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://www.StartingWoW.com

Your hobbies or interests: Podcasting, gaming, lots of reading...

7th Son fans rock because: They are all so happy and helpful! Also, they helped JC into two book deals. One of them without KNOWING! How awesome is THAT?

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I also reside on twitter @cianmm, was a writer with MINE (J.C.'s short-lived pop culture blog) while it rocked the webernet, listen to Celldweller (thanks to J.C.) and am f5ing Amazon for a release date for 7th Son: Descent.

Cian, you rock. You've been a champion for the 7th Son cause from the beginning. Thanks for strutting your fandom here, and for all the evangelism!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.

Fan Of The Day #10: Dwight by J.C. Hutchins

Choo-choo! The Fan Of The Day train keeps on a-chuggin' -- and today, we head to Canada to meet Dwight! Dwight is a podcaster himself, and a longtime 7th Son fan. Check out his podcast, "Much to Do About Nothing," via the link below!

Fan of the Day: Dwight

Dwight from Ottawa, aka "Dedog"

Your location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Website, Twitter, etc.: http://www.mtdan.ca

Your hobbies or interests: Podcasting, driving, photography, cooking

7th Son fans rock because: Who else takes pride in being a clone? :)

What else would you like The Beta Clone Army to know about you? I've been a big fan of J.C.'s since the beginning -- and if I ever get a chance to meet him, I'll be buying him a beer or two!

Thanks, Dwight! Of course, when I make it up to your neck of the woods, the first round is on me. Thanks for evangelizing the cause from the very beginning!

Will YOU be the next Fan Of The Day? Get all the deets at the Fan Of The Day page ... or fill out the form below!

--J.C.