Final Staff

Editor-in-Chief:
Stacey Janssen

Managing Editor:
Dave Noonan

Editors

  • Mishell Baker
  • Bluejack
  • Amy Goldschlager
  • Emily Lupton
  • R. K. MacPherson
  • Scott James Magner
  • Robin Shantz

Copy Editors

  • Sarah L. Edwards
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Sherry D. Ramsey
  • Rena Saimoto
  • Paula Stiles

Editors-at-Large

  • Marti McKenna
  • Bridget McKenna

Publicity

  • Geb Brown

Publisher: Bluejack

June, 2009 : Editorial:

IROSFversary!

It's my anniversary!

Yes, one year ago, with the June 2008 issue, I took over The Internet Review of Science Fiction. I remember sitting in our office in the Pioneer Building as Bluejack explained the job to me. It was the last weekend of the month and he said, "We try to publish on the first Tuesday of the month, but since that's only a few days away, don't worry about actually publishing on Tuesday."

"But...I want to publish on Tuesday."

"Oh...well then, let's publish on Tuesday."

So began the first of many crazy, last-minute weekends—though the first was by far the most hectic of them. In one weekend, we read a ton of articles, did a crazy amount of typesetting, and proofed everything, with the help of those staff members who could be employed at the last minute. It was overwhelming, but fun. I chose a couple of articles that first day that are still among my favorite IROSF articles.

In the last year, IROSF has seen a lot of major improvements to the site, both internally, giving the editors an easier time of getting the issue out, and externally for you, our readers. We've added the RSS, News, and Recently Received features. We've put comments directly in the articles. We've made it easier than ever to share your favorite articles on Digg or Facebook with the Share button at the top and bottom of each article. We've added Twitter and Facebook pages that we maintain—and will maintain even better now with the addition of Geb Brown, our new Publicist.

All of the improvements to the site have been made possible by freeing up Bluejack's time to work on the mechanics of the site itself. This next year will see even more of that, and I'll be just as excited to bring you each new item as we knock them out. In the meantime, we'll keep the focus on the core reason that you come back month after month—great, relevant essays, reviews, and interviews from the SF/F field.

Help us to expand—tell your friends about us, tweet about us, share one of our articles on Facebook or Digg. Create conversations here on the site—even a simple "I liked this article" can let an author—and us—know that something about it interested you and that you'd like to see more. Asking for an explanation can begin a conversation—and we love those.

I know I've said this before, but that doesn't make it less true—we're very grateful for our fanbase and all the support we receive. I hope that the content we work hard to bring you continues to bring you back as we move forward and grow our efforts. Without our fan base, we'd have given up long ago, so we always want to make our appreciation clear. Thank you for sticking with us, thank you for telling your friends, thank you for reading IROSF.


Copyright © 2009, Stacey Janssen. All Rights Reserved.

About Stacey Janssen

Stacey was born and raised in Southern California. She worked dispatch for several years before moving to Seattle in 2006, and graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Creative Writing in 2009. She now writes video game content by day. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Review of Science Fiction.

COMMENTS!

Jun 4, 02:38 by IROSF
Comment below!
Jun 4, 12:27 by Gabriel Mckee
Has it only been a year? It feels like IROSF has just always been there... which is a sure sign of a great publication, I think. Congratulations!
Jun 4, 14:17 by Stacey Janssen
Ah, don't misunderstand me. IROSF has been around for 5 and a half years now. I'm simply talking about my anniversary of running it.

Either way, though, thanks for the kind words!

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