Gold Rush and other We’re Alive Updates

This is just a brief sharing of information. We just recorded an episode with Kc Wayland Tuesday night chuck full of info. That episode will be put out next week.

This is a partial update to Gold Rush – What we do and don’t know.

  • Gold Rush
    • Gold Rush will have a western feel
    • Occurs in “Berg” outside Irwin somewhere
    • 4 soldiers
    • Lots of exploring
    • Lots of comedy
    • Characters will include Muldoon (Shaun Lewin), Puck (Brett Newton) & Robbins (Tony Rey) for sure (expect comedy) AND BURT!!! (Scott Marvin)
    • According to Tony Rey when asked, does this reflect Kc’s time in service, Tony replied I hope not
    • To release sometime this fall
  1. Patreon – Wayland productions is going to be supported through Patreon instead of other crowdfunding options.
  2. We’re Alive Archive – Replacing Apartment 2C We’re Alive Archive is a Director’s commentary providing and behind the scenes with a window into the making of We’re Alive.
  3. Script Book – Creating a limited special edition series of the scripts in print and digital format.
  4. Family Book – A book about the families with the backstory to Angel and Scratch.
  5. Theater for the Mind – A new podcast series is coming that will feature an anthology of audio theater stories and experiments. One of which is the Improv Audio Theater in number 6. Think Twilight Zone.
  6. IA(Improv Audio) Theater – Part of the Theater for the Mind series, featuring improvisational audio drama fully sound designed and produced.
  7. Special pin series – A limited edition pin series is being made with the first one commemorating our 8th birthday. Limited as in once they’re gone they’re gone. Each pin will have a sequential number on the back, making each one unique. Pre-orders start June 1st.
  8. We’re Alive: Scout’s Honor – The next series after Goldrush. The story takes place on the island of Catalina off the shores of California, where a group of scouts must work together to get off the island.

 

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Bronzeville Primer

Bronzeville announced to release on February 7th!

Actual Bronzeville Art for Show - https://twitter.com/BronzevilleShow

Update: Be sure to check out our Bronzeville FAQ.

What to possibly expect?

Bronzeville, written by Josh Olson, is directed by Larenz TateLaurence Fishburne and Kc Wayland. We sat down with Kc Wayland and got the chance to talk about Bronzeville to find out more details during episode 72 of the We’re Alive FanCast.

Bronzeville’s cast include Larenz Tate as Jimmy Tillman, Laurence Fishburne as Curtis “Eyeball” Randolph, Tika Sumpter as Lisa Copeland, Tracee Ellis Ross as Anna Copeland, Wood Harris as Everett Copeland, Omari Hardwick as Jesse Copeland and Cory Hardrict as Casper Dixon. Source GlobalGrind.com

So I shouldn’t have to say it but this star studded cast is huge for an audio drama and is a first in a very long time.

Located in the Douglas community of South Side Chicago lays Bronzeville, also known as Known as Black Metropolis, the site of Chicago’s version of the Harlem Renaissance. Home to many famous African-Americans to include Louis ArmstrongNat “King” Cole, Ida B WellsGwendolyn BrooksRichard Wright, Bessie ColemanAndrew Foster and many more.

During the early 20th century roughly 6 million African Americans fled from oppression faced in the south. This event is referred to as the Great Migration.  During this time thousands of families and individuals sought out a better life in Chicago.

The focus of the Bronzeville Audio drama, as much as we know, is the Numbers Games during the 1940’s. Numbers/Policy Game or Numbers/Policy Racket is an illegal lottery where the person playing attempts to pick numbers that will match a random number drawn at a later time.

A few behind the games in Bronzeville were Eddie Jones, Theodore Roe, John V. “Mushmouth” Johnson, but considering the long History of Organized Crime in Chicago there are many more. In many instances the Mafia either attempted to or completely took over the Numbers Games but not without a fight. Eventually these forms of gambling evolved into legal state lotteries.

How big were the Numbers Games? Eddie Jones and his brothers at one point were making more than 180k per week which is way more than enough to draw attention from law enforcement and other criminal elements.

Gangster Audio Drama!!

Listen to our interview with Kc Wayland about Bronzeville

Check back here for episodes, articles and hopefully interviews

Ep 72: Kc Wayland Conversation Pt 2 – Talking Audio Drama Production Book, Gold Rush, Bronzeville and a Writing Opportunity!

We're Alive FancastThe FanCast is back and we get a chance to talk to Kc Wayland about an Audio Drama Production Book, GoldRush, a writing opportunity for you, and Bronzeville.

Bronzeville

There will be a Bronzeville FanCast!!

Bronzeville written by Josh Olsen, the writer behind A History of Violence, staring Laurence Fishburne and Larenz Tate tells the story of the Chicago numbers games, Policy Kings and Bronzeville during the 1940’s.  We sit down with Kc to find out more.

Ink on the Page Writing Opportunity!  

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Music Credits:

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.

Ep 71: Kc Wayland Conversation Pt 1 – Talking Lockdown, GoldRush, and a Writing Opportunity!

The Fancast is back and we get a chance to talk to Kc Wayland about Lockdown, GoldRush, a writing opportunity for you, and Bronzeville.

Ink on the Page Writing Opportunity!  

 

 

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Music Credits:

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.

Gold Rush – What we do and don’t know

If you don’t already know the next project in the We’re Alive universe is Gold Rush.

Were Alive Gold RushWhat we know so far

  • As already stated Gold Rush is in the We’re Alive universe
  • Gold Rush takes place outside Fort Irwin
  • Characters will include Muldoon (Shaun Lewin), Puck (Brett Newton) & Robbins (Tony Rey) for sure (expect comedy)
  • Expect western music feel to the theme
  • As of August 6th Kc stated that he was nearing completion on the outline of the story


Questions

  • Does this happen during Story of Survival and LockDown timelines or before?
  • How many episodes will there be?
  • Who else will be in Gold Rush?
  • How far outside Fort Irwin will be explored?
  • Will zombies be encountered?
  • How will Gold Rush be funded?
  • How will Gold Rush be released?

Sources:

Forum comment by Kc

Apartment 2C – “Where Do You Go When You Sleep” Pt 2 w/Lauren Croon (Zintern)

Lockdown Finale – Live from Apartment2C

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Looking back, behind the scenes of We’re Alive

WA 50Mil PromoIn the count down to the 50 Million download mark We’re Alive just published a video on youtube “Looking back, behind the scenes of We’re Alive” and holy crap Scott Marvin’s real voice. The video features comments from Kc Wayland, Scott Marvin (Burt), Blaire Wayland (Lizzy) and Nate Geez (Saul).

The video contains photos and art work that we haven’t seen before.

More info about the count down to 50 Million

 


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We’re Alive looking for writers? There’s going to be a book?

Have you heard? We’re Alive is looking at the idea of bringing in outside writers to expand the We’re Alive universe in book form. There’s going to be friggin book! From the details released so far it looks like submissions will be taken then reviewed. Below are some excerpts from Kc Wayland’s post on the We’re Alive forums.

I am looking for writers to expand upon the universe in more book form


The writer would essentially work hand and hand with myself but what’s written essentially is owned by the company.


I’m going to be opening it up as open submission thing.


The core of the submission needs to be a good scene or scenes that work together. I look at We’re Alive like a balance of exposition, action, adventure, mystery, fun, and reality (heartbreaking at it may be). Don’t try to cram an entire book into 5 pages either, I want it to be almost it’s own short chapter. Has to have at least one character, and they gotta do something.


This is not fully ironed out yet but we expect it will be soon. There’s also a slew of legal hurdles that need to be addressed so we don’t up with another Spawn vs Neil Gaiman fiasco.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or via the form on our Contact Us page.

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We’re Alive – About to Hit 50 Million Downloads

Since season 4 of We’re Alive Story of Survival through then end of Lock Down the FanCast (of what we have captured) has had 63,414 podcast downloads for 70 episodes in addition to over 30k site visits. This also consisted of migration to 3 hosting platforms in order to make everything work. Our fans have consistently made everything worth it! Thanks a million

But that pales in comparison to what We’re Alive just announced. We’re Alive is about to reach 50 Million downloads! Holy Burt that is crazy!

Countdown to 50 million downloads…

 

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Ep 70: We’re Alive LockDown Part 6 of 6 – Finally

The Fancast is back this week to talk about We’re Alive LockDown Part 6 of 6.

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Trip to We’re Alive Finale

Convoy Audio Drama Tribute to We’re Alive 

We’re Alive FanCast on Facebook

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Lockdown Wiki on werealive.com
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We want you to be a part of the show so send us your theories, ideas and feedback. Talk with us on Facebook!  Be involved in the show: You can be involved in the show by emailing us text or audio recordings to werealive@mickred.com or by calling (747) 333-8145 and leaving a voicemail that we will play on our show. You can even text us at (747) 333-8145.

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Music Credits:

Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.

Ep 69: We’re Alive LockDown Part 5 of 6 – Trapped in Solitary

Giveaway! – Submit your entries by June 4th!

The Fancast is back this week to talk about We’re Alive LockDown Part 5 of 6.

Question of the Week: Let’s stunt cast Lockdown. If Lockdown were a movie who would your ultimate cast be?

Trapped

22 Years Ago on the June 9th Left-Eye from TLC Burned Down Andre Rison’s House.

We’re Alive FanCast on Facebook

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#SpaceTanks

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Ghostpocalypse – 4 Temptress by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100665http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100409.

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