RIP: Blog@ Newsarama?

51d6ec7bd535cfa9740000d6 RIP: Blog@ Newsarama?
Blog@Newsarama is both a long-running site in itself and the remains of one (The Great Curve) and the father of another (Robot6) blog that will all be remembered when the million selling “History of Comic Book Blogs” is written. Of late Graeme McMillan had been the sole poster, and he’s actually moved on to writing for The Hollywood Reporter, in addition to Wired, as with this piece on the rumors of HELLBOY 3. (Hey, did you hear they may make HELLBOY 3?) This tweet confirmed it:

Blog@ hasn’t updated since June 28th when McMillan left, and Newsarama e-i-c Lucas Siegel didn’t respond to an emailed inquiry as to its future.

The site had been pretty moribund for a long time—I often privately chided Graeme on not even bothering to post photos on it any more—so it’s quite possible that I’m the only person who even noticed it wasn’t updating any more.

BUT—you’ll be able to relive all the glorious days of the long gone blogging at Comic-Con on Thursday with this panel:

7:00pm Family Feud: The Comics Blogging Panel
With the 24-hour news cycle turning into a 24-minute news cycle, fans are still getting their comics news from the top news sites and blogs out there. Join moderator Tom Spurgeon in a no-holds-barred discussion with comics journalists on how they make-and break-the news, the ethics of journalism, the death of blogging, the uses of social media, and ways you can join in on the fun. With Spurgeon (The Comics Reporter), Heidi MacDonald (The Beat), Tony Isabella (Tony’s Tips), Alexa Dickman (Ladies Making Comix), Rich Johnston (Bleeding Cool), and special surprises!
Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Room 23ABC


I’m happy to add that Graeme has been added to the panel to be relentlessly grilled by Tom. Family Feud indeed!

Comments

  1. Synsidar says:

    I noticed Wednesday that there were no new entries, but I’d noticed, long before that, that many posts had zero-three comments, even the ones that addressed the concerns of Newsarama’s superhero comics fan base. The blog had no mission anymore.

    SRS

  2. James T says:

    The blog was pointless after the sale of the site. When the forums left so did I.

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