Entries Tagged as 'Raleigh Durham Voiceover Meetup'

Spotting a Buffalo Bills’ Fan in Raleigh, NC

Voice Actor Peter K. O'Connell - Buffalo Bills fanAs the Buffalo Bills prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Divisional Playoff game in my old home town of Buffalo, NY (well actually, the stadium is the the suburb of Orchard Park, NY), I felt I should address something that might not get spoken of very often.

My new hometown (well going on 8 years anyway) of Raleigh, NC (well actually I’m the suburb of Cary, NC — turns out in the past two sentences, I’m not terribly good at geography) — any this new place I live in North Carolina is Buffalo, NY SOUTH!!!

Unbeknownst to me and my family when we moved here there are a ton of Western New Yorkers and Buffalonians down here.

So whether I am wearing my Bills, Sabres, Bisons or Bandits shirts (or even an old Buffalo Braves shirt), somebody always says something like “Go Bills” or “Let’s Go Buffalo”.

None the less, as you’ll see in the video…while strolling across Raleigh as a Bills fan, I remain “surprised”. 🙂


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Raleigh Durham Voiceover Meetup with Bill Jordan, Rowell Gormon, Wendy Zier, Peter K. O'Connell, Chadd PIerce & Pat Crosswhite

(l-r) Bill Jordan, Rowell Gormon, Wendy Zier, Peter K. O’Connell, Chadd Pierce & Pat Crosswhite attend the first gathering of the Raleigh-Durham Voiceover Meet-Up

June 28, 2017 is likely not going to be a date that will live in infamy.

Nonetheless, everyone who joined us this night for the first meeting of the Raleigh Durham Voiceover Meet-up had a really good time.

One of the sad parts of leaving Buffalo was that we had formed a really great voiceover meet-up group there. Not only did we have people from Buffalo but also some folks from Central New York would come in and even folks from Canada. And we had visiting voiceover pals too. It’s a great group that still gets together.

RDUVO Raleigh Durham Voiceover MeetupSo when my family moved to RDU last August (sheesh, it’s almost a year!) I was adamant that I would start a VO Meet-up group here. I knew a bunch of great talents here who had been long time friends and they all wanted to do it. I set up a meet up page on September 2, 2016.

Then I did nothing about the voiceover meet-up group for the next 9 months.

But about a month ago, I gave myself a kick in the ass and secured a location for the first RDUVO meetup. I then put out the word to all my local VO friends.

Tonight we had our first meeting!

It was a great experience. People showed up early to help set up the room and brought snacks, Then the conversations started and you couldn’t shut us up. It was great.

Plans are underway to host next month’s RDUVO Meet-up and hopefully even more folks will show.

My thanks to Bill Jordan, Rowell Gormon, Wendy Zier, Chadd Pierce and Pat Crosswhite for attending and making the conversation so terrific!