Monday, March 20, 2023

Time Flies When You're Having Fun (And Busy As F*@#!)!!!

I really hoped to get to this post a lot sooner, but things have just been so crazy for me, in the best possible way over the last 12 months.
Just about a year ago, to the day, we were in the middle of "campaigning" for votes in The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards, where The Steve & Crypto Show was nominated, for the first time, in the 'Best Podcast' category. 

I've mentioned on multiple occasions that being nominated for that particular award, was one of the forst goals I had personally for the podcast I enjoyably co-host with my good friend Caleb Lowery, aka Crypto Zoo (not to be confused with that scam by the annoying Paul brothers. Caleb used the name first!).

Other early mission for my show, was to launch a merch shop, and to get 1000 plays/streams/downloads a month. We got the merch thing going, and hopefully with the help of our friends, followers, and listeners, we continue to grow to that level of listenership and beyond. Keep spreading the word, and we will get there!

Ok I went off topic a little. I mentioned being nominated for the Rondo Award last year, and found out we were nominated again this year! This is such and honor for us. I honestly don't think we have a shot at winning, but wouldn't mind making a little noise in the process, so let's get some votes in, people! It's a pretty old school method of voting, but it's pretty simple. Send an email to and tell them who you are, and let them know you're casting your vote for The Steve & Crypto Show for 'Best Podcast'.

I do highly recommend heading to the official Rondo Award site and checking out the whole ballot, and consider voting in as many categories as possible. Who knows, you might find and wanna support a new author, movie, magazine, artist, podcast or some kinda creator in the horror genre you didn't know. I love digging in to the ballot and finding new folks to support. I believe voting runs into April. 

On a side note, in the indie movie category on the Rondo Awards ballot, there a fun little movie called 'It Came From Somewhere', which I happen to appear in, so maybe search that film down via Acrostar Films, and give them a vote along with The Steve & Crypto Show.

Funny I should mention being in a movie...

If you know me, you know that I've always loved film, particularly horror. Ya probably didn't know that I've always kinda wanted to be in a movie or two, which has almost come to fruition over the last year. 

I mentioned appearing in 'It Came From Somewhere', and though it was on a missing poster in a quick scene, I'll take it. It actually opened the door to some more opportunities and relationships in the movie world. I've appeared in a couple, done some voice stuff, and have even done some producing, including a current project I'm involved with called 'Nightmares Unleased', which is in middle of an Indiegogo campaign to fund the film. 

Hopefully you take a minute to check out this great feature film debut from a talented young filmmaker named Matthew Mark Hunter, who we will refer to as MMH from here on out, because I'm too lazy to type it. 😉 Get the details at:

Another cool thing I've been getting in to, is a little writing. I've been contributing to an awesome horror Fanzine based outta Portland, Oregon aka Horroregon. 

If you're a regular listener of The Steve & Crypto Show, you've heard our buddy Jack, the weirdo behind Stapled Spine, do his recurring segment on our show.

On top of that, I had a great piece, covering the history of horror hosts in the Pacific Northwest, published in Scary Monsters Magazine, which is a personal favorite. Yes it was a letter, but it covered 3 pages, so it counts!

If that wasn't enough going on, our podcast is starting to be invited to guest at events and conventions, including Jet City Comic Show (one of the best in the PNW), The Meeker Street Nerd Party (Kent, Wa), comic shop appearances, and we were even invited to cover and attend the Poulsbo Film Festival! The Poulsbo Film Festival is going into its second year, and I really feel it's gonna turn into a really important event here in our region. 

One more thing before I wrap this up, while on the event topic, we were just invited to join the festivities at another fun new convention here in Washington State called Squatchcon. Squatchcon will take place in Port Angeles, WA the last weekend of March. We will release more info once everything's set in stone. Keep up on that event at

Like I said...LOTS GOING ON! 

Glad you're all here for the ride with me. Stay tuned to The Steve & Crypto Show wherevwr you listen to podcasts and at (ill continue to share episodes here on TheSteveStrout too), and keep supporting The Steve & Crypto Show, and join our Patreon. We've been posting some interesting stuff there, which you can access for as low as a buck a month. Be sure to check out some of the affiliate links here on TheSteveStrout too, as I think they pay me?