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Coming in 2020

Year In Review

How was your 2019? Did you submit your audition to be in one of our productions? Do you have a brand new microphone on your wishlist for the holidays? With the year coming to an end we thought it’d be nice to reflect on some of our highlights and announce some exciting things ahead.

First, let’s take a look at some incredible numbers from our first year (well, half year) in production.

  • 2 1/2 hours of original, high-produced free audio drama content on Cold Open Stories.
  • 7 auditions for The Echo of Satellite 66b
  • 48 Auditions for March for Mars
  • 116 Auditions for When All Lights Have Gone Out
  • 357 Auditions for A Cog In Crimson
  • 1933 followers across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
  • 5000 downloads across hosted platforms

Having launched out first episode in 6, we’re pretty excited by the growth we’ve seen so far.

Coming Soon

The Horror Below

After two bombastic stories that explored peoples and cultures, we're going back to our roots with an intimate horror story in However Small, However Hidden. Expect the casting call early 2020.

Calling All Writers

Many writers aspire to write for Black Library, but what if you cut your teeth with us? We'll be looking for authors who have a passion for Warhammer 40,000 and want to tell stories that are deeply personal and explore lesser-explored sections of the universe.

For A Good Cause

You've heard it before - we don't want a Patreon. The best way you can help us is sharing our stories in your network. Despite this, many of you have still offered to donate to help our cause. Because of this, next year we'll be launching Cold Open Charity, a new initiative where you can pledge your support to a worthy cause instead.

Servo-Skulls Wanted

Our stories are very personal to us. When we planned on launching 5 Warhammer 40,000 stories this year, we planned for this to be a limited run and wanted to focus on creating the highest quality fan productions. Because of your support, we're looking to continue stories in the universe, but we know we can't do it alone. We'll be seeking a select few positions to join in our productions to get them out faster AND of the same quality you've come to expect.

Master The Warp

Many people are put off voice acting because they've never done it before. Next year we'll be running a special series of lessons on how to get into voice acting, what we look for, and how you can get ready to join us in our next production. Beginner-level classes mean that you'll be picking up the essentials in no time.