Thursday, September 18, 2014

AIO Meme Contest Winners

It's time to announce the winners to our AIO Meme contest! We received some great, funny entries. We wish we could give everyone a prize, but, unfortunately, we cannot. Now, are you ready to see who won?

Coming in at 3rd place, we have Will L's entry. Will cleverly stitched together some pictures of Connie with different emotions to convey one of her most memorable and quirky qualities. Will L. wins a copy of of one of the latest special AIO releases, Wooton's Whirled History: A Blend of Bravery. Congrats, Will!

Will L.

Next up, we have an entry from Elijah Hall. He took the popular meme, Bad Luck Brian, and used it show how Connie doesn't have a great history of dating people. Elijah's meme comes in 2nd place and wins a copy of the Our Favorites album containing the AIO actors' favorite episodes. Well done, Elijah!

Elijah Hall
Who comes in first place? Ryan Matlock! He used the illustration of Connie from Album 57 with Connie's somewhat indiscernible expression to convey one of the most remembered quotes from Tom Riley & Bart Rathbone's debate. It's also timely because the currently airing season of AIO is showing how "toleration" is used nowadays. Ryan also wins a copy of Our Favorites, plus a printed version of his meme signed by us here at the AIO Blog!

Ryan Matlock

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to all who entered this contest! We hope you had fun!

And so ends the Wildest Summer Ever. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

AIO Meme Contest

Memes. You've seen them all over the Internet: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, pretty much everywhere. You've probably shared some, you may have liked or favorited some, but have you ever made one? That's what this last part of the Wildest Summer Ever is all about! We want you to create the most cleverest and funniest meme ever...about Odyssey!

What is a meme?
Basically, it's a picture with a caption used to make a funny statement.

How to make one: You can use several websites, such as Quick Meme and Meme Maker, to help you make your own memes. You can also use your favorite photo editor to make one. Just make sure to use the font Impact. You may use a pre-made meme template or make a new one using pictures from AIO.

How to enter: Once you've made a meme, it's time to share it with us. For Facebook users, just post the photo on our Facebook page and use the hashtag #AIOMemeContest on the post. On Twitter, mention us in a tweet using @theAIOblog and the hashtag #AIOMemeContest. Note: Your tweets must be public for us to see your post.
If you follow us on Google Plus, you can send us an email (must be a Gmail account) with your meme. Just make sure to use the subject line "AIO Meme Contest."

How winners will be chosen: Once we get all the entries, we'll choose our favorite meme and two runners up.

The prizes: First and second place will receive a copy of the Our Favorites album, containing cast-picked episodes. Third place winner will receive a copy of Wooton's Whirled History: A Blend of Bravery, which contains 6 AIO history shows with new wrap arounds with Wooton.

The rules:

You must be a resident of the 48 continental United States to enter and win.

The meme's content must be related to AIO.

The meme that you post must be of your own creation and not someone else's.

You are only allowed to enter one meme.

As per Facebook and Twitter's rules of their users being 13 or older, we can only accept entries posted by people that are of that age. If you are under 13, you may have one of your parents or older siblings to submit your entry for you. The same age limit goes for Google Plus entrants.

Please choose whether to post your entry on Facebook or Twitter. Do not post it on both.

Your entry should not contain any offensive pictures or vulgar/swear words. Any entry that contains any of these will not be eligible to win.

Due to Google Plus' stipulations on contests, we regret to say that we cannot use Google Plus to get entries. If you are one of our G+ followers, you're more than welcome to use Facebook and Twitter to enter instead. If you follow us on Google Plus, you can send us an email (must be a Gmail account) with your meme. Just make sure to use the subject line "AIO Meme Contest."

You have until September 8th 12:00 pm CST September 15th 12:00 pm CST to post your entries on our Facebook page, on Twitter, or email. Winners will be chosen and announced soon after. Winners will be contacted after the announcement.

 Have fun and be creative!

Here are some memes that we've made to give you some inspiration:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

AIO Blogcast Radio Dramas Now On SoundCloud

Summer is almost at an end, but we still have more fun to have in the Wildest Summer Ever! You may recall that while we still made the AIO Blogcast, we created 3 different radio dramas for special episodes. We had people like Phil Lollar, Kevin McCreary, and Garrett Vandenberg star on them along with us and some of our friends. We had a lot of fun making them. However, some of the shows were in really long episodes or people weren't sure what they were. You could only hear them by going back and finding them in the archives.

Until now.

All of our productions have been re-released on SoundCloud! They are now standalone features and easier to listen to. If you haven't heard any of these, we think you're in for a real treat...and a whole lot of laughter. If you have heard them already, we're sure you'll enjoy them hearing them again.

And as for if and when we'll make new full length drama? Well, all we can say we have some really exciting ideas. If we start moving forward with them, you'll be the first to know!


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Lyrics Video for "Do You Want to Have Adventure?"

We had a lot of fun making Do You Want to Have Adventure? earlier this summer. Apparently, so did you guys considering we have over 80 listens on SoundCloud. Well, we thought it would be fun to make a lyrics video for you (and us) to sing along with. Below is the end result.

Happy singing!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Interview with Marshal Younger

It's been awhile since we've recorded anything for you guys. Well, we're back with another interview for the Wildest Summer Ever! This time it's with Marshal Younger, writer and former producer/director for AIO. We asked him questions about the future of Kidsboro, playing the young Jack Allen, the inspiration for The Holy Hoopster, Lamplighter Theatre, and a lot more. We hope you enjoy it!

Also, for the first time, we are including a link in the video description to the audio only version of the interview. We know some of you may not have time or be able to watch the videos. We'll be updating our other interview videos (not including the live interviews) with links to the audio in the coming days!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Daring Deeds & Star Trip Wallpapers

Remember when Facebook was the social network to be on and how there were a lot of exclusive stuff you could only find there? We do. Our first social network for the AIO Blog was Facebook and we did several exclusive things for the people who liked our page. However, we started other social network sites and made things available for pretty much everyone on Facebook, along with Twitter and Google Plus.

One of those things was exclusive wallpapers. For a long time, that was the only place to get them. Now, as a part of the Wildest Summer Ever, we are re-releasing those wallpapers for everyone to see and use! We made one of the most popular album artworks, Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes. The second and last one we did.was a special Star Trip wallpaper using the artwork from Back on the Air. We hope you enjoy them!

Instructions: Click on the thumbnail, right-click the image, select Set as Background and there you have it!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Back Cover, Episode Titles, & New Summary for Album 58

Album 58 is almost here! With it being so close to the official full release, we now know pretty much everything about it. First, we have an updated summary that tells us more about what kind of story we'll hear.

Who knew that a comic-book convention, a poster, and a pastoral visit could cause so much drama in Odyssey? Wooton’s got his hands full with a notorious blogger after announcing the creation of a new comic book idea—and he has to deal with a wayward cousin. Whit refuses to join in a local festival and finds himself in a citywide tug-of-war between conviction and compromise. And the unexpected return of various relatives and former adversaries triggers complications for Connie, Eugene, and the rest of the Odyssey gang. It’s the perfect blend of excitement, comedy, and important life-lessons in this special 14-episode collection!

As noted in the summary, we know that this album will not just have 12 episodes, but 14! This is a first for Odyssey. Not only that but all 14 episodes will have the same title from The Ties That Bind, Part 1 to The Ties That Bind, Part 14.

Lastly, we get a look at the back cover of the album.

Looks like we're going to have a great new story arc to enjoy. Are you excited? We sure are!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Do You Want to Have Adventure?

The Wildest Summer Ever is back! Ever wanted to hear a parody of a song from Frozen about AIO? Well, now there is! We are pleased to present our version of the popular song Do You Want to Build a Snowman?, Do You Want to Have Adventure?. We had a lot of fun writing this song and we really appreciate Victoria Francis singing it for us.

We hope you enjoy it and make sure to share this with your friends!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Official Podcast 201

We finally get to hear an interview with the actor who plays a fairly new Odyssey character that we don't hear from very often, Red Hollard! Steve Eastin talks with Bob & Jesse about his dramatic birth, various roles he's played, and of course, about working on Odyssey. You can listen to it now!
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