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Hey guys. So I made this new game to help voice actors of any level grow as performers. It focuses on voice acting and improv. You record some dialogue, then pass it onto someone else and they respond, then to the next etc. If you're interested, you can try it out at www.voicereact.com. There's now over 160 players and 2100 recordings made, and also chances to win monthly prize drawings. Come listen to the 300+ original scenes created so far. Thanks! Foxwolf

PROJECT DETAILS


Project Title: A Deadly Con
Auditions Deadline: Tuesday, December, 31 2019 [ 11:59pm PST ]
Format: Audio
Category: Audio Book/Play
Classification: Original (non-licensed)
Franchise:
Offering: Copy Of Completed Work
Audio Format: mp3
Contact Details:
Status: Closed
Public Auditions: Yes [ Yes means the public is welcome to listen to auditions submitted to this project ]
Characters: 13 [ number of characters available for audition ]
Auditions Submitted: 57
Views: 2063
Owner: JaySmithAudio
Date Created: August 2 2019
Description:
Atlanta. Late summer. One million people gather to celebrate pop culture in all its many forms. Among them are a blackmailer and a murderer. An hired investigator must decide who is trying to really find them and who is working to cover everything up.

This is a full-cast audio drama series. While auditions will be accepted here as MP3, actual production samples must be provided in WAV format. We suggest STRONGLY you visit www.deadlycon.com and reviewing the submission, file-sharing, and other requirements in the FORUMS section, particularly if you are interested in a lead or supporting role. Please contact Jay Smith or Veronica Giguere through the contact email with questions.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO COMPRESS OR REDUCE THE QUALITY OF YOUR MP3 SOUND TO SAVE FILE SIZE. IF YOU CANNOT SAVE WITHIN BTVA's LIMITS, CONTACT US OR SUBMIT THROUGH WWW.DEADLYCON.COM. THOSE AUDITIONS SAVED BELOW DO NOT NEED TO BE RESUBMITTED. WE WILL BE ASKING FOR WAV FILES IN CALLBACKS.

UPDATE: Due to production changes and shifting schedules, we have extended auditions again for all roles until the end of December. We are looking to cast a diverse group of performers and encourage voices of color and LBGTQ+ actors to audition.

CHARACTERS AVAILABLE FOR AUDITION

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ECHO EVERSONG

ECHO EVERSONG
Name: ECHO EVERSONG
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
LEAD Late 20s Transgender Female

She lives for big conventions, parties, and costuming. She is a costume/cosplay judge, free spirit, and has a voracious appetite for the arts and learning. She is obsessed with replacing her troubled past with new experiences.

Echo is confident, representative of the ideal woman of agency. While she is a costumer, she insists that she never takes on another identity because she spent much of her life and sacrificed to become who she is. Very much someone who chases bliss, she find the joy in everything and good in everyone until they insist on blocking that with negativity at which time she moves on to brighter views and happier experiences. Voice is modeled after actress Nicole Maines.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"This is fandom, man. This is where we come to be who we really are or embrace what we want to be. It is escapism and what does the world need now more than to just escape?"
Line 2:
"You're cute. You are adorable wrapped up in your big shell pushing people away. But I see you. And you see me. That's why we're still sitting here, trying to figure it all out. How about we see what happens if I kiss you? Want to try it out? Not so tough now, are ya?"
Line 3:
"My parents wouldnít have run into a fire to save me, but I have plenty of friends who would. I was there for them when nobody else was. Those of us who can be strong have to stay strong orÖ someone else sees the doubt in our eyes and they give it all up."

ALAN HORUS

ALAN HORUS
Name: ALAN HORUS
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
SUPPORT 50s Male Faux-British

A publishing and gaming giant, affects a British accent but is from Boston. Owner of a massive online gaming platform representing one of the largest independent economies in the world with revolutionary VR and in-world AI capabilities. Is also the author of a moderately successful series of fantasy novels upon which his game world is based.

Presents a melodious, nasal Neil Gaiman style voice cut with a constant insinuating malevolence. He considers himself a just but merciless god inside his online world. He wants to be his mentor but only maintains a rivalry based on the success of his gaming world. Horus is also head of a large underworld organization with many criminal enterprises and connections.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Everyone expects a speech, an explanation, a connection between themselves and the person who defeats them. Itís an old storytelling trope that tries to give order to a world where you could be walking past an alley and not live to pass the corner on the other side. Life has no denouement. You, my friend, are only here because you have value to me alive. Otherwise you would have ceased to exist twenty minutes ago. Instead, I would love to give you new life."

Member Auditions

UwU
on Aug 18 2019
Audition available for commenting, Shout Outs! after project owner listens to clip(s).
7eevee
on Aug 18 2019
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Rick Uppal
on Aug 21 2019
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Tomrussell
on Aug 27 2019
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Zteigen
on Sep 9 2019
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Victor Valdeon
on Sep 12 2019
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Derklord
on Sep 21 2019
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Matt'sVoices
on Sep 24 2019
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Kalmbach
on Dec 29 2019
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KATHRYN "KAT" STERN

KATHRYN "KAT" STERN
Name: KATHRYN "KAT" STERN
Gender: Female
Age: Young Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
SUPPORT 17 Female Nordic-Italian
a popular star on YouTube and model who produces shows on ASMR, costuming, game play- alongs, and beauty tips. She is a manic, flighty, flirty, and somewhat erratic young woman who has few boundaries and those are set by her manager and agent. Has an on-camera persona as a hypnotic, sensual voice of reassurance and confidence. She takes medication to manage manic bouts, anxiety, and panic attacks but is not consistent with them. She is flirty and plays dumb/ditsy when she doesn't want to deal with responsibility. Her mental competency is challenged throughout the show.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(presenting) Hey, guys. Itís Kat and today weíre going to do something a little different. I want to tell you something very, very important. Get your headphones on because I have to whisper it in your ears. Itís our secret. Get Ďem on. You ready? (ASMR whisper) You. Are very. Special. There is NO one. Like you. Iím serious. Things might be tough right now. But remember that I - love - you. Okay? Letís get back. To the show. (beat, then normal) Okay. Thatís not a lie, guys. Everybody knows Iím too doofy to lie."

Member Auditions

UwU
on Aug 18 2019
Audition available for commenting, Shout Outs! after project owner listens to clip(s).
JADe87
on Sep 9 2019
Audition available for commenting, Shout Outs! after project owner listens to clip(s).
Stevesvenson
on Sep 16 2019
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devpro
on Sep 28 2019
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BORSTEEN

BORSTEEN
Name: BORSTEEN
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
SUPPORT/MINOR Undet Male Undet
Kat's social media/appearance manager; he has many clients but none as lucrative or troublesome as Kat. He works out of Kat's studio in the Stern compound. He is Kat's sounding board, advisor, protector, and rescuer. To people who are of no use to his goals, he is a snide jerk. However, he affects a convincing sincerity among his betters and those who hold his interest and favor. This is a snake-like character listeners will hate just because he's a professional douche. He likes to clip the end of others' sentences or roll an audible, impatient hum over people talking to him. He brings a bitchy attitude to the proceedings.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Let me just tell you that Katís numbers are higher than last quarter and up higher from last year overall. Her domain value spiked to over fifty grand and her endorsements are in the six figures. Sheís a star, my friends, and you would be - yeah, I will say it - STUPID not to sponsor or endorse her. She is the next thing, bigger than anything YouTube has seen in a LONG time."
Line 2:
"Look at you. Daddy Stern asks a favor and you think youíve got all-access to the estate. Donít overstep. Youíre a little man in WalMart clothes thinking heís finally got a gold ticket to the places important people go. Well, you donít. Youíre a consumer and a rube. Iíll put up with you, but donít cross me or Iíll put you in the full solar flare that is the public eye. Got me?"

Member Auditions

VOMonkey
on Dec 24 2019
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captainfailboat
on Dec 27 2019
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KENNY WILTON (KEYE MARTINEZ)

KENNY WILTON (KEYE MARTINEZ)
Name: KENNY WILTON (KEYE MARTINEZ)
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
SUPPORT Late 20s Male Hispanic
A seasoned science fiction author focusing mainly on ďSpace FrontierĒ tie-in books. Struggling with his career options and ďbumpsĒ in his relationship with Liz. One of Peterís few close friends.

"Wilton" is a pen name. An established and popular author within his genre, the market has dried up and he is finding it hard to branch out into original projects. He cultivates his cool persona but as the convention shuts more doors on him, his frustration manifests in more exasperated bursts of language.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Writing is like anything else, man. You do it. You show up, you do the work, and you finish what you start. Then, if all goes well, you get to pay the rent with your words. Iím not in this to be famous or loved. I tell stories because Iím good at it, enough that I donít have to wear a name tag or beg some bald clownshoe for a half-night off from the grill anymore."

Member Auditions

Rick Uppal
on Aug 22 2019
Audition available for commenting, Shout Outs! after project owner listens to clip(s).
Jesus Spin Time
on Sep 26 2019
Audition not available to the public.
Zteigen
on Sep 28 2019
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LYNATI GRANGER

LYNATI GRANGER
Name: LYNATI GRANGER
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
SUPPORT Late 20s Female African-American
An urban fantasy-romance author with a growing audience. Sheís very smart about her career and protective of Kenny. Graduated high school with Kenny and is friends with Peter. is developing her "brand" identity as a romance writer for fantasy readers. With her sales climbing and opportunities growing, Liz is contemplating her need for security over opportunity/risk. She is a very reasonable, deliberate person which is a counterpoint to Kenny's more emotional, feeling personality. She also has great self-confidence and esteem.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"M.B. Stern put feminism back a generation. His stories are straight up patriarchal bull**** and male entitlement. Women are to be wooed and won, he says. Like his nine wives or whatever, he just collects them, uses them, and moves on. I mean, Alan Horus writes like a narcissistic sociopath, but at least he writes women with agency. It says a lot that the guy who writes books where heís the god of his own world lets women have more power than the guy who people call the ďfatherĒ of all modern fantasy literature."

MERO VINZ - AVATAR

MERO VINZ - AVATAR
Name: MERO VINZ - AVATAR
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Game Avatar of Peter Ellis in-world.
He is masculine and baritone, with a touch of sensitivity representing the source and his role as a retired soldier-turned-farmer. Heroic but grounded (will likely work with the actor playing Peter Ellis to work out consistency)
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"I used to be a soldier. I earned all this by fighting three major baron wars. I own this entire grid as far north as the Holsfus River and the peaks of the Arduous Mountains. Aside from the houses I lease to other farmers and miners, this is the only house on my land. On the Longbreak Archipelago, mine is the only grid without a standing army. Why?"
Line 2:
"Because it is defended and those defenses have been tested. If you donít know about the forest between us and the next territory, ask around the capital why deliveries and visitors keep to the roads and why sailors keep to the open water and a direct course to the docks. Iím a farmer, but I was once a soldier, good enough to make sure Iím left alone."

Member Auditions

7eevee
on Aug 18 2019
Audition available for commenting, Shout Outs! after project owner listens to clip(s).

ORIAH VINZ - AVATAR

ORIAH VINZ - AVATAR
Name: ORIAH VINZ - AVATAR
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
SUPPORT FEMALE Fantasy Char
The voice of an in-game avatar who is Mero's new wife but has a complex past. She changes appearances to suit her needs; this requires the actor to manifest these physical transformations vocally. Requires a broad vocal performance range.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"(AI version, should sound artificial) Hello, Mero. What is happening outside the home? What is that noise happening at a distance? I am following a predetermined quest at this time. You do not have authorization to override my commands."
Line 2:
"(Standard) Hello, love. I was in town and went through the market wondering what would make a romantic dinner for us tonight? I thought we might stay inside, light a fire and set the weather machine to a long, hard thunderstorm. We could try out the new KS animations I bought, eh?"
Line 3:
"(Vixen) Do you like this version? I like the darker skin and the leather. I can also split a hair off a rabbitís tail from fifty yards. This is one bad-ass min-maxed b*tch."

SISTER TERRI

SISTER TERRI
Name: SISTER TERRI
Gender: Female
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
MINOR, POTENTIAL RECURRING ~30s Female Undetermined A member of the Anabaptist order of Setonites who lives in the seminary where Peter keeps an "official" residence. She graduated high school with Peter and converted to the faith, teaching music and art to the orphan children living and learning on campus.

She is modeled after Bailey Quarters from WKRP in Cincinatti. She speaks plainly with a midwestern accent, is shy and often hums or sings into words as though reluctant to speak up. She is a sweet, sheltered and somewhat damaged person.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Gosh, I've never seen a more beautiful sunrise. The way the light breaks through the clouds over the cemetery, it's like God is reminding us of the hope that lives long after death. I am so glad to be here. And I hope when my time comes, my life after is as beautiful as this sunrise. (sigh)"

BROTHER DAVID

BROTHER DAVID
Name: BROTHER DAVID
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
MINOR, POTENTIAL RECURRING ~30s Male

An "elder brother" of the Anabaptist Setonite order who holds an administrative position in the school he once attended; he also coaches the rugby team. He is also a friend of Peter's who encourages him to find his own way and leave the shelter of the seminary. Setonite males are "men of work" and knowledge. They read scientific journals and abhor technology that relieves men of the burden of labor. David is a "manly man" with a deep, commanding voice, but this is something he has developed that comes out when he is performing his role as administrator, teacher, or cleric. As "Dave" among the brothers and old friends, he is more relaxed and less baritone.
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Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Colossians teaches us: ďWhatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.Ē It is for this reason we care not for whom we labor. We rebuilt homes from ash so those returning there might know that Lord, our God now dwells within. If they be sinners, let the mercy and labor we sow there reap joy in their hearts. And if notÖscrew 'em. God will deal with them in the end anyway, right?"

Member Auditions

DTKelly
on Aug 18 2019
Audition available for commenting, Shout Outs! after project owner listens to clip(s).
Tomrussell
on Aug 27 2019
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Michael Beuster
on Sep 29 2019
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JACKSON PRATT/FURST/SCOUT

JACKSON PRATT/FURST/SCOUT
Name: JACKSON PRATT/FURST/SCOUT
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
MINOR ~50s Male Yinzer (Pittsburgh resident)
Jackson Pratt is enlisted to scout for a suitable investigator for a secret project. He spars with Peter at his hometown roadhouse. He is a career geek, owner of a failed comic book shop, seasonal operator of a Halloween Haunt in Monroeville, PA, and part owner of a regional pop culture convention in Pittsburgh. He is divorced, seeing a cosplayer half his age, and chasing his dreams.

He's a typical guy who loves comics and pop culture, socially a bit awkward, but intelligent and loyal to his friends. He has a Pittsburgh inflection.
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"So my favorite starship captain is, of course, Jim Kirk. My favorite Jedi is Mace Windu. My favorite Doctor is the THIRD Ė didn't see that comin' did ya? My favorite superhero is Wolverine in Marvel and Booster Gold for DC except in the Arrowverse where itís Cisco Ramone."

Member Auditions

TheWhalePhail
on Aug 12 2019
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Zteigen
on Sep 9 2019
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GAME MONITOR VOICE

GAME MONITOR VOICE
Name: GAME MONITOR VOICE
Gender: N/A
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
Serves as the Game "Narrator" and information source. Is a pleasing, neutral voice. Is billed as "The Herald of ADVENTURE!"
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Welcome to Aeternus Online. Logging in. Welcome to a world of ADVENTURE!"
Line 2:
"User Mero Vinz has been fined 100 karma for OOC violation in PVP zone. Two violations remain prior to temporary suspension of gameplay."
Line 3:
"Oriah Vinz has entered the game. Instant message from Oriah Vinz. Would you like to hear a transcription?"

GRANT PARKER

GRANT PARKER
Name: GRANT PARKER
Gender: Male
Age: Adult
Characteristics/Notes:
SUPPORT 30s Male
Straight-talking Army officer working for bad people. Brilliant detective skills. Dangerous and mysterious. (Think: Captain America undercover in HYDRA. )
You need to be to audition. If you do not have an account, please click here to register.
Audition Lines:
Line 1:
"Kid, there's nothing in this world I would love more than to just cut through this interrogation and punch you until you talk. I've got plans. I have an agenda. I've also been ordered to stay here in this ugly room with your ugly face listening to you lie to me about some Ė let me be frank here Ė things that mean nothing to me. You mean nothing to me. You're a broken jukebox and the only way I know how to fix you is to hit you until the sound comes out right. So let's cut the bull****. The next fifty words you speak will be the last without having to fight through indescribable pain. Go."

Member Auditions

TheWhalePhail
on Aug 12 2019
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DTKelly
on Aug 18 2019
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7eevee
on Aug 18 2019
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Zteigen
on Sep 9 2019
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Deeej
on Sep 27 2019
Audition not available to the public.
Kalmbach
on Dec 29 2019
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