IFTF president Jason McIntosh and IFComp chair Jacqueline Ashwell appeared on the December 19, 2019 episode of Titans of Text, a podcast about text-based games. We discussed the origin story of IFTF, the state of the competition, and various other topics of interest. The show published a transcript, as well.
Since Titans comes out of the MUD community, discussion turned at one point to IFMud and Club Floyd, a long-running regular event where Jacq leads online group play-throughs of interactive fiction work new and old. These are not IFTF projects but they are certainly IFTF-adjacent, and we quite enjoyed the rare chance to discuss them on a podcast!
Titans has focused recent episodes on interactive fiction founders and creators, including a recent interview with Steve Meretsky. Go have a listen!