We kicked off borg.com as a way to catch up on entertainment news, books and movies back on June 10, 2011. We’ve posted what’s new each day to provide “your daily science fiction, fantasy, and entertainment fix” for two years now and continue to forge ahead as we tick past our 800,000th view by readers today.
We want to say thanks to you for reading. It’s a lot of fun (and hard work) keeping up on all the great genre entertainment out there, be it on TV, in theaters, in books, or comics. We also want to thank all the comic book publishers out there that provide us with preview review copies, as well as book publishers and TV and movie studios and collectible companies that allow us to give you first available previews and reviews. We cover only what we’re interested in and excited about–we figure that if we like it, so might you.
Some of the most fun we’ve had is meeting new people as we keep up on the coolest happenings in the genre realm, some at conventions, some are friends we are grateful to chat with each week of the year. And lucky for us, borg.com has allowed us to meet some of our own favorite celebrities over the past two years, sci-fi stars like Mark Hamill, Joss Whedon, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Anthony Stewart Head, Scott Bakula, Adam Baldwin, Lindsay Wagner, Saul Rubinek, Zachary Levi, Eddie McClintock, Wil Wheaton, and Mark Sheppard. Sci-fi and fantasy writers like Peter S. Beagle, Connie Willis, James Blaylock, and Sharon Shinn. And comic book creators like Frank Cho, Jim Lee, Sergio Aragones, Neal Adams, and Howard Chaykin, and scores of other great comics creators like Mike Mayhew, Mike Norton, Michael Golden and Mikel Janin (and several not named Mike).
We met all these people in the pursuit of good fun and covering what’s new and nostalgic for borg.com. And we continue to think about other favorites we’d love to meet in our journeys, like Alex Ross, Lee Majors, Dennis O’Neil, Linda Hamilton, Bruce Boxleitner, Alan Alda, Harrison Ford, Famke Janssen, Cary Elwes, Benedict Cumberbatch, Kelly MacDonald, Dan Aykroyd, Michael J. Fox, Jim Steranko, Steven Spielberg, Ksenia Solo, and Martin Freeman. We dream big. The sky’s the limit.
Thanks to our great reader friends who share story ideas with us, too, from the U.S. and the U.K. and around the globe. Keep ‘em coming! We love tracking our readership in hundreds of countries each week, and welcoming new subscribers to our updates as well as those who follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
Keep coming back–we’re already 20 days into borg.com: Year Three and forging ahead to our 1,000,000th site visit.