Hey everybody. We have a bunch of announcements to make, so we made a special mini-episode to cover all the upcoming changes/events here at View from the Gutters.
If you don’t want to listen to the episode, here’s a quick run-down:
We’re making a pretty significant change to the way we make the show, starting with the next episode. After some long conversations behind the scenes we’ve decided to get rid of our voting method for picking the books that we read. There are a few reasons for this, but the short version is that we unanimously agreed that we felt constricted by only knowing what book we’d be reading 1 week ahead, were unhappy with the politics of the voting, i.e. certain books not getting picked despite strong support.
The upside for you as listeners is that we’re now going to have a calendar (which you can already see on the right-hand sidebar) of the next 6 books we’ll be discussing. So you can read ahead if you want, and we strongly encourage you to email us with your questions and comments so that we can include them in our discussion when we record.
We’ve once again revised our funding levels on Patreon. You can check out our Patreon page for details, but here’s the big one: we’re going to open our livestream up to everyone who decides to support us at any funding level. We’d love it if you’d contribute to the show, and join us while we record the show. You can even yell at us in the chat channel, or talk to other listeners.
As a special incentive (and this is something we may repeat from time-to-time), we’re going to let absolutely everybody join us on the next livestream. We’ll flash this link a couple more times in the next week, but you can click here to go to the livestream page. Join us on Wednesday, March 9 at 8pm PST when we talk about the Parker books, by Darwyn Cooke.
3. Emerald City Comic Con
Emerald City is coming up in about a month. We’ll be in attendance, and we’ll be having an informal meet-up for anyone who would like to say hello. The meet-up will be on Saturday, time and location TBD.
We’ll also be in attendance for our good friends Out of the Fridge’s panel on Saturday at 6pm. We think it would be awesome if you could be there too.
Thanks for reading.