An Ending, for Now

October 9th, 2012 by Ed Grabianowski

Hello, loyal readers. Robot Viking will be shutting down for a while. The site will still be here and you can still reach me at my robotviking.com email address, but there won’t be any new posts in the foreseeable future. Thank you for reading for these four years.

I’m ceasing work on the site for a variety of reasons that aren’t of interest to anyone. I’m not doing anything drastic like taking the site down, and this isn’t necessarily permanent, but there’s no specific timetable either. I’ll probably still post from time to time when something comes up that I really want to write about, but no more daily posts for now.

I want to thank the core of loyal readers and commenters that have been with us for years — my favorite part of this site has been talking with you guys about games in the comments. There’s probably a dozen of you, and I’ve always thought it was really cool that you came to site every day to hang out with us. And of course I have to thank those of you who have written numerous posts for the site. You’re awesome. The Robot Viking playtest group deserves tons of thanks, too — luckily, I can thank them in person.

I’m not disappearing, of course! If you want to read some of my other work or stay in touch, here are some likely places to find me:

 

•I’m a pretty steady Twitter user. I post about games a lot, among other things.

•I’ll still be writing about games (and science) for io9 and other sites when I can.

•I do episode recaps of various cool TV series (Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Face Off) at Gothic.net.

•A short story of mine (“Command Prompt”) will be included in the Geek Love anthology, edited by Shanna Germain.

•My short story “Extraneus Invokat” (originally published in Black Static Magazine #21) was requested for use by the horror podcast Tales to Terrify (there’s no specific date when it might run, but you should check out TtT in any case because it’s awesome).

•I have a tumblr that I use to show the progress on the 1963 Ford Thunderbird I’m restoring.

 

Finally, if you’re in need of a freelance writer with ten years of experience (particularly in science, environment, sports, automotive, gaming and geek culture), please email me. I’d be happy to work with you and I’m always looking for new projects.

 

“Well, you can go on looking forward,” said Gandalf. “There may be many unexpected feasts ahead of you.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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5 Responses to “An Ending, for Now”

  1. Comment by Ryk Perry

    Wow that was actually quite a bummer after a shitty day. -sniff-

  2. Comment by Billy Gibbs

    Even if you’re not writing full-time, would you mind if I still sent you stuff as it arises? My gaming group is going to make an attempt at a one-shot Magic the Gathering RPG and I figured I’d let you know how much we ended up taking from your article.

  3. Comment by Ed Grabianowski

    Absolutely Billy, looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

  4. Comment by Billy Gibbs

    Cool, cause I also got a box of Battletech cards on the cheap, and am thinking of giving a review of that once I get a willing opponent and time with the rules.

  5. Comment by Megido

    I have been woefully out of the loop as of late, so I hope the reasons behind this aren’t awful, and everything’s ok.