aethel: (i love podfic [by kitty_fic])
æthel the aardvark ([personal profile] aethel) wrote in [community profile] podficmeta2011-12-27 07:14 pm

When Did It All Begin?

I was looking at the Fanlore page on podfic and realized there was no section on how/when podfic developed. I started a history section, but don't actually know enough to fill it in, so I thought I would ask for help here. (I hope that's okay.)

Is there continuity between the podfic community and older forms of fanfic audio recording? Have any current podficcers ever made analog audiofic on tape (or distributed their digital recordings on CD)? When was the term "podfic" coined? (I see the [livejournal.com profile] podslash community on lj started in 2005. And it uses the term podcast instead of podfic. Is that the earliest podfic comm? Meanwhile, [livejournal.com profile] audiofic, which started in 2006, calls it fic on tape or audiofic.) I speculated a while ago that podfic (the community and the term) came about because of podcasting and didn't have any connection with earlier fanfic recording activity, but I haven't done a thorough study or anything.
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[personal profile] bessyboo 2011-12-28 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, the thing I was talking about in the podcast [personal profile] paraka referred to was [livejournal.com profile] sbp_aloud, which did indeed start in 2004. It was based on [livejournal.com profile] hpreadaloud, with no connection to older forms of "fic on tape". (I was semi-involved in the creation.)

To MY PERSONAL knowledge, that is the oldest thing that's on the Audiofic Archive. (That's just based on what I've seen though, I could be wrong.)

Apart from that I'm afraid I'm no help, I didn't find my way back to podfic fandom until 2010.