Today is one of those days when you look at the computer screen and know you have to write something that both causes sadness but also offers a challenge you can’t turn down. Otherwhere Gazette has long been something very important to its editor and chief proponent, Patrick Richardson. It has been a labor of love for him, as it has been for all of you who have contributed to it. But, as with everything else, times change.
No, this is not an announcement that OG is closing its doors. However, the demands on Pat’s time have become such that he can’t give OG the time it needs right now. So he is handing the reins over to Sarah A. Hoyt, Charlie Martin and Amanda S. Green. We are determined to continue OG in the spirit of what Pat imagined.
To do this, however, OG will go silent until the first of the year. The time will be spent putting together the new website and getting ready for the new launch. We want to hear from each of you, not only to find out if you are willing to continue with OG when it relaunches but we also want to know what you would like OG to be. What sort of format do you think would work best? What sort of things should it cover? You have been an important part of OG and we want you to feel a part as we move forward. It is our hope, and Pat’s as well, that OG will continue to be a voice for Human Wave in the Science Fiction and Fantasy world.
Please let us know if you would like to continue contributing to OG. As we get closer to the relaunch date, we will send out more information about format, publication schedule, etc. We are still in the early planning stages of all that, so bear with us. However, don’t think that OG will simply disappear in the meantime. It won’t. We will continue to cover important news in the genre as it hits. For now, join us in thanking Pat for all he has done. This isn’t a goodbye, not really. He has promised to return from time to time as a contributor.
We thank you all for your time and support. Know that we will return, better than ever and ready to turn SF/F on it’s ear.
Sarah A. Hoyt
Amanda S. Green