A New Editor Approaches!

Hi friends,

First off, I want to wish Bill Coberly the best of luck and best wish­es for his time at University of Minnesota Law School. None of us would be here at this moment if it weren’t for him, and we wish him every suc­cess in this new chap­ter of his life. Bill has proven him­self time and again to be a true friend and ally to me per­son­al­ly, and is the only boss for whom I’d glad­ly work for noth­ing. I hope to be even half the Editor-in-Chief he has been, and to con­tin­ue the dread work he start­ed four years ago. Fight on, Bill. For Great Justice.

As your new Editor-in-Chief, I’d like to first say hi! I’m no stranger to long-time read­ers of this site, but for those of you who don’t know, I am Hannah DuVoix. I’d like to wel­come you to a new chap­ter in the Ontological Geek. The sum­mer always seems to be a slow time for gam­ing in gen­er­al, and this lit­tle site is no excep­tion. But we’ve been hard at work prepar­ing many excit­ing things for your con­sid­er­a­tion.

To begin with, some of our writ­ers have elect­ed to begin writ­ing reg­u­lar columns focused on sub­jects out­side of video games:

Tom Dawson will be show­ing you all the Tricks of the Trade, focus­ing on Magic: the Gathering, that most famous and col­lec­table of card games.

Oscar Strik will very soon be Walking the Planes, a philo­soph­i­cal ret­ro­spec­tive on Dungeons and Dragons’ con­cept of planes of exis­tence, large­ly through the Planescape set­ting.

I will give in to my long­time love of cin­e­ma and begin writ­ing You Haven’t Seen!?!, which focus­es on films that, though sig­nif­i­cant to geek cul­ture, have some­how elud­ed me. You may be sur­prised.

We’re very excit­ed to expand our con­tent base in this way. Expect to see these new fea­tures debut this month. Rest assured, though, we are not for­sak­ing our roots as over­thinkers of sub­jects video game. Rather, we are expand­ing our focus. It has been sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly proven that peo­ple who love video games also have other inter­ests, and as many of our staff fall into that cat­e­go­ry, it is our desire to turn our eyes to other rich top­ics as well.

Speaking of other rich top­ics, we’ve also launched a Twitch chan­nel! We have big plans for it, and will be putting the word out on our Twitter when­ev­er we’re hang­ing out.

We’re very excit­ed for all the neat stuff we’ve got going on, and hope that you’ll join us! Also, if you’ve got some­thing you just absolute­ly need to get out on the inter­net, let us know! We’re always accept­ing guest sub­mis­sions on any sub­ject under the geeky sun!


-Hannah DuVoix