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!