Welcome to Night Vale:
One of the most downloaded fiction podcasts in the world, Welcome to Night Vale
releases twice a month in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
Named one of the "10 essential fiction podcasts that shaped the genre" by Vulture
, Welcome to Night Vale
was created by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor in 2012. Eleven years and more than 200 episodes later, the success of Welcome to Night Vale
has crossed all platforms. A pioneer of live podcast touring, their previous live tours have performed more than 450 shows in 18 countries and 38 U.S. states. Fink and Cranor have written three bestselling novels based on the show titled Welcome to Night Vale, It Devours!,
and The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives In Your Home
and have published two script collections.
Joseph Fink (writer)
is the creator of the Welcome to Night Vale
and Alice Isn't Dead
podcasts, and the New York Times
bestselling author of Welcome to Night Vale, It Devours!,
and The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home
(all written with Jeffrey Cranor), and Alice Isn’t Dead.
He is also the author of the middle-grade novel, The Halloween Moon.
He and his wife, Meg Bashwiner, have written the memoir The First Ten Years.
They live together in the Hudson River Valley and Los Angeles.
JEFFREY CRANOR (writer, Emcee)
is a novelist and playwright. He co-created the Welcome to Night Vale and Within the Wires podcasts.
Jon Bernstein (Composer, Live Score)
, working under the name Disparition, is a composer, musician, writer, sound designer and producer based in California. He has produced and composed scores for podcasts such as Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn't Dead, plays keyboards in folk trio RAQIA, created the experimental audiofiction series In A Walled City, and has released 12 solo albums of electro-acoustic music. He is very excited to be back on the road with Night Vale!
Cecil Baldwin (Cecil)
is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale and co-host of Random Number Generator Horror Podcast No. 9. Film/TV credits include Braden in The Outs (Vimeo), the voice of Tad Strange in Gravity Falls (Disney XD), Narrator for documentary Scream Queen: My Nightmare On Elm Street, The Fool in Lear (Paul Sorvino), and indie film Billie Joe Bob. Cecil has been featured on podcasts such as Ask Me Another (NPR), Selected Shorts (PRI), Shipwreck, Big Data and Our Fair City. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The Kennedy Center, The National Players, LaMaMa E.T.C., Emerging Artists Theatre, and at the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2017, Cecil was awarded a grant by the United States Embassy and Consulate in Portugal to raise awareness on HIV/LGBT issues and lead workshops on autobiographical storytelling in the digital age (including #ItGetsBetterPortugal, Casa Sol HIV+ children's home and the FEST Film Festival).
Symphony Sanders (Tamika)
is a Chicago-based actor who has been featured at many regional theaters such as Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Victory Gardens, and The Goodman. As a voice actor she portrays Tamika Flynn on the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale and has been featured in My Fair City. When not recording for a show or touring she is an aerialist and circus instructor for The Actors Gymnasium.