Here’s some news that YOU can use:

The final round of Audie nominations was unveiled today, and now it’s three for The X-Files: Cold Cases, with “Excellence in Production” added to the mix! We’ll know the winners come May in New York…

Sight Unseen is now on multiple platforms! Wondery Media’s shows are now available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play, Overcast, TuneIn, and Spotify. So you have many new outlets through which to hear the beginning of Amanda’s story. Visit the SU page on Wondery for links.

Finally, Pocket Universe is pleased to announce that two new podcast mini-series are in the works… in fact we’re putting them together right now! Suffice to say, something old will be new again, and we will be working with a great emerging podcast network out of Chicago on these podcast mini-series… in addition to quite a few other groovy projects in the pipeline. You’ll hear all about these two series in another month, so stay tuned. We’ll be right back…

TWO Nominations for The X-Files: Cold Cases

It’s been radio silence for a few months… we’re still reeling from 2017 with the releases of The X-Files: Cold Cases and The X-Files: Stolen Lives, the first season of Sight Unseen, and the second season of Horrorscopes (which is getting a name change… more on that later) on the Pocket Universe Podcast (which you’ve heard, we hope)! We can tell you that we are taking meetings and conference calls, in addition to conference calls and meetings, about new projects for 2018 and 2019, in addition to plans to complete several projects already in the Pocket Universe/AudioComics oeuvre.

What we can tell you is that, like bucking broncos out of the gate, 2018 Audie nominations were announced today. And again, Pocket Universe is recognized for our hard work on The X-Files: Cold Cases, which is in the running for Best Multi-Voiced Production and Best Science Fiction Production!

The Twenty-Third Annual Audie Awards® Gala will be held at the New York Historical Society on Thursday, May 31st following the Audiobook Publishers Association Convention. Awards will be given in twenty-seven categories including Audiobook of the Year, with three additional awards (Excellence in Design, Production, and Marketing) presented on May 30th.

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Exciting times…


Well, we’ve done it. THE X-FILES: COLD CASES is now a reality. And we thank everyone for your kind words and kudos on Audible and on social media! If you haven’t heard our groundbreaking production yet… what are you waiting for?

Further, the embargo was lifted at San Diego Comic Con: there is a sequel coming your way October 3! THE X-FILES: STOLEN LIVES will cover the remainder of Joe Harris’ “Season 10” run for IDW Publishing (including the reveal of the mysterious Prime Elder orchestrating the series’ events), adapted by Dirk Maggs and directed by William Dufris. STOLEN LIVES is available for pre-order at Audible right now, and here is the artwork:

SIGHT UNSEEN moves to its own slot!

As the first season of SIGHT UNSEEN draws to a close on Wondery’s “Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape”, we can announce that SU has been moved into its own slot on the podcast network! A new project page has been added for the production with links (just go to “Projects”), and visit SIGHT UNSEEN’s Twitter feed at:



Alright folks, Audible Studios has lifted the embargo: we can now tell you what Pocket Universe’s AudioComics division will be rolling out in 2017: the full-cast audio adaptation of…

THE X-FILES: COLD CASES, starring DAVID DUCHOVNY and GILLIAN ANDERSON as Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully!

Produced by William Dufris and Lance Roger Axt with Elaine Lee (her last project with AudioComics as a producer), and adapted by Executive Producer Dirk Maggs (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Neverwhere, Good Omens, Alien: Out of the Shadows, etc.) from the IDW Publishing series written by Joe Harris, the audio drama also stars MITCH PILEGGI as Skinner, WILLIAM B. DAVIS as C.G.B. Spender (aka “The Cigarette Smoking Man”), and TOM BRAIDWOOD, DEAN HAGLUND, and BRUCE HARWOOD as the Lone Gunmen.

Additional roles (about 150 of ‘em) are voiced by Lance Roger Axt, Elizabeth Knowelden, Eric Pollins, Stephanie Diaz, Jonathan Woodward, Alex Hyde-White, Julia Whelan, Johnny Heller, Neil Hellegers, Robert Fass, Dion Graham, Jennywren Walker, Jay Piscopo, Marie Stewart Harmon, Peter Berkrot, Corey Gagne, Casey Turner, Tom Maggs, Lisa Stathoplos, Jonathan Woodward, Christine Marshall, Philip Hobby, and Tess Van Horn among many others, and a production team that includes Fred Greenhalgh, Grace Waldron, Regina Bartholomew, and Kevin Billingslea.

For years, we have wanted to put together an American version of Big Finish. Now it’s finally happening. And by hook or by crook, hell or high water, we are going to reunite the cast of “Friday Night Lights” for an audio drama reunion (so if anybody knows how to reach Jason Katims, Kyle Chandler, and Connie Britton, we’re all ears).

You can pre-order the work HERE!

SIGHT UNSEEN on the Wondery Network

Ladies and gentlemen, we can now announce our first big project of 2017: Pocket Universe has produced the first original intellectual property of co-founder Lance Roger Axt, SIGHT UNSEEN, for the Wondery Podcast Network in Hollywood, CA.

Julia Whelan (audiobook narrator; ABC’s Once and Again) portrays 17-year-old competitive surfer Amanda Houston, who loses her sight in a devastating car accident. The catch? The accident also unleashes her long-dormant sixth sense. The series follows her journey post-accident: how her blindness changes her and those around her (her family, school cliques, etc.), even as her “abilities” uncontrollably emerge. Emphasis on the “uncontrollably”. Best part: the two-episode pilot (and subsequent episodes in the first season) will air on Wondery’s flagship audio drama showcase Secrets, Crimes and Audiotape starting Tuesday, April 4.

The first season was written by Lance Roger Axt and Natalie Fedak (of the Bellingham Film Festival) and directed by William Dufris, the first season also includes the voices of Adam Henderson, Liisa Lee, Bernadette Colomine, Brennan Lee Mulligan, Jason Linere White, Shana Eva, Kaleo Griffith, Misty Lee, Lisa Renee Pitts, Jeff Rolle Jr., Bahni Turpin, Jaime Alyse Andrews, Hank Northrop, Elizabeth Knowelden, Teresa Hegji, William Dufris, Lance Roger Axt, and special appearances by Martin Jarvis and Alex Hyde-White.

You can visit the SCA page on Wondery’s website; you can also hear SCA on iTunes, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. SIGHT UNSEEN is, to our knowledge, one of the first YA concepts to be presented as a full-cast audio drama, and it’s something we’re all extremely proud of, and we hope you’ll all give it a listen. And let us know what you think!

The “Masque of the Red Death” WINS at the Mark Time Awards

On the cusp of our two wins at the Audies, Pocket Universe Productions/AudioComics is happy to announce our win at this year’s Mark Time Awards Ceremony at the HEAR Now Festival in Kansas City with our Horrorscopes production of “Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allan Poe. Winner of the 2016 Gold Ogle Award for Best Horror or Fantasy audio drama, this production is actually the first recorded production in what will be the second season of Horrorscopes, and, like Locke & Key, was recorded on location in New England.

So, for a limited time, we have posted the production to our podcast page; the show will be up proper as part of the Pocket Universe Podcast in 2017, but we are making “Red Death” available now so you can hear why it’s an Ogle winner!


Happy to announce that Locke & Key and The Starling Project, produced by Pocket Universe and AudioComics for Audible Studios won TWO Audie Awards at the 2016 Audiobook Publishers Association Convention in Chicago: Locke & Key for Excellence in Marketing and The Starling Project for Best Original Work!

FOUR Nominations Total for Locke & Key

Some exciting news to report: the final round of Audie nominations was unveiled today, and Pocket Universe Productions/AudioComics is pleased to announce that Locke & Key has been nominated for EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION as well as Excellence in Design and Excellence in Marketing, for a total of FOUR nominations for Locke & Key! (Counting the two nominations for The Starling Project, that’s a total of six nominations for productions produced by Pocket Universe Productions/AudioComics for Audible.) Who will win? We’ll find out at the Audie Award Ceremony in Chicago this May…

2016 Audie Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 2016 Audies, the “Oscars of audiobooks,” were announced today and Pocket Universe is pleased to announce that two productions produced under the AudioComics division for Audible Studios are in the running: The Starling Project in the categories of Best Audio Drama and Best Original Work, and Locke and Key for Best Original Work.

Suffice to say we’re very happy to hear this (the last time we were nominated was in 2013 for Titanium Rain, Episode One for Best Audio Drama and Best Original Work), and are honored to be in such esteemed company with such narrators, writers, producers, and directors as Neil Gaiman, Neil Peart, Stephen King, David Tennant, Tavia Gilbert, RC Bray, Cokie Roberts, Simon Vance, Robin Miles, Michael Strahan, we could go on and on…

Congratulations to everyone! Fingers and toes crossed…

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