Today borg turns eight.  We’ve published every day since June 10, 2011, with 3,065 updates, locating the next big thing we think you’ll want to check out in movies, TV, books, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, action, thrillers, crime noir, popular art, superheroes, retro fixes… if it looks good we let you know.

What was the best part for us from the past year?  Reading and reviewing more great books than ever before, and watching and reviewing TV shows and movies from a year with a wider variety than ever before.  Meeting other fans, celebrities, and creators at events throughout the year on the convention circuit.  Our borg Hall of Fame continues to grow thanks to creative writers, artists, and designers.  We anxiously search for each new potential honoree for our kick-ass women in film and TV, revealed each year in December, and constantly drive forward to our annual best of the year lists.

So what is coming in Year 9?  We’ll start by attacking this new stack of books and comics.  We’ll continue the daily coverage of the best entertainment at the movies, on TV, in print, or in whatever form it’s available.  That includes big movies coming in the remainder of 2019 (don’t forget to keep up with our annual movie list here and keep an eye out for our periodic Trailer Park updates of what is coming next).  We rarely agree with Rotten Tomatoes and mainstream critics, so if you want a different view from a fellow pop culture fan, you’re in the right place.   We’ve just added a new advanced search engine in the right column, and you can scroll down to the bottom of the home page to find a full archive of the site and the day’s top read articles.  If you want to see more of anything, let us know in the comments or drop us an email.  On a personal note, borg writer Elizabeth C. Bunce is also award-winning author Elizabeth C. Bunce, and I hope you all read her new mystery series coming next spring.  Set in Victorian England, it follows a girl detective and her irascible neighbor cat, beginning with the first volume, Premeditated Myrtle I’ve read the first two books in the series and think you’re going to be blown away.  More to come on that later this year!

Thank you for reading.  A special thanks to all of you who subscribe to borg via email updates or via social media outlets.  Running borg is all about having fun and sharing the good stuff.  Your positive feedback fuels us onward in a time when ad returns are dropping and search engines constantly favor big corporation Internet traffic.  Thanks to all the comic book publishers out there that continue to provide us with previews and review copies, as well as non-fiction and fiction book publishers, TV and movie studios, and gaming and collectible companies that allow us to give you the first look at what’s coming next.

Finally, thanks to my family, my friends, especially my partner in all things Elizabeth C. Bunce, my pals Art Schmidt, William Binderup, Elite Comics, and the Elite Flight Crew for their friendship, and my intrepid feline support team.

Onward and upward!

C.J. Bunce