27.7.10

Welcome to Blastr, the next step in the evolution of SCI FI Wire

Image of the Day: English model tries out new Slave Leia bikini - Kelly Brook, presented without comment.
You probably noticed that SCI FI Wire turned into Blastr today, along with a whole new Web site. And you're probably wondering what's going on. Here's the deal.

SCI FI Wire was a great name when we came up with it during a two-minute hallway conversation in 1997. At the time, we were just finding news stories about sci-fi, fantasy and horror at traditional sites like CNN and Variety and collecting them in one place. Wire was a name that harkened back to old-fashioned news wire services, and when no one else was seriously covering sci-fi news online it got our point across nicely. "You will find sci-fi news here."
Today, "Wire" feels old-fashioned and stodgy, only slightly better than if we were called SCI FI Telegraph. And there are now millions of sites that curate sci-fi entertainment news, so there's no need for us to be shouting "Look! NEWS!!!! Over here!!!" Also, in the last few years we've grown well beyond news by adding things like the Bruce Campbell's Soup Labels, the Image of the Day and the Periodic Table of The Empire Strikes Back. As we've tried out new stuff we've listened to your comments and kept track of what stories were most widely read, and it turns out people like fun stuff along with their news. Really, really, really like, as in it's the most popular content on the site.
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