I’ve been quiet for a while, so I wanted to pop in and give
a quick status update for Fanboy News Network.
Back in mid-June, I put the podcast and the site on hiatus
while my wife and I sold our house. We completed the move and started getting
things set up again, but life threw some complications at us. So now, several
months later, I am taking stock of what I want to do with the site.
When I stopped writing articles for FNN in 2015, I thought it
would be temporary. But the new job I started did not leave me with the time or
the brain bandwidth for writing. That has changed. So, my immediate goal is to begin
writing articles again. Site statistics show a lot of traffic on those older articles
and they are the main way that new people discover the site. If all goes to
plan, expect to see the articles start again by mid-March. As before, the
articles will be a mix of current events in geek culture, media reviews, and
examining the foundations of geek culture.
Daniel and I still intend to bring the podcast back. Our challenge
is that we now live an hour apart, instead of 15 minutes. We are looking at the
logistics and once we have figured it out, we will bring the podcast back. The
podcast will continue to center on recent events in geek culture.
I will also introduce a new feature to the site soon: videos.
With help from my friends at The
Video Nasty Project, I will start to make videos in a studio we are setting
up in my house. These videos will focus on the early movies that formed the
foundation of modern geek culture with the occasional side series and
commentary. Expect this series to start by early summer.
I look at Fanboy News Network as a labor of love. I do it
and will keep working on it because it brings me joy to do so. But as a wise man
once said, “If you’re good at something, never do it for free.” To that end, I
am finally working on setting up a Patreon account. Expect to see that go live
around the same time as the videos.
If you want to keep up with what I have been doing during
the hiatus, check out The
Video Nasty Project where I am a regular reviewer. I also pop in from time
to time as a guest commentator on the podcast Don’t Read the Latin.
It feels good to be back.