Welcome to the New SCROOMtimes!
Welcome, welcome, welcome! I'm sure that you all have noticed that we were "off air" for a while. It was a rough summer, I tell you. But, as you can now see, we took the time off to do a little re-design of the magazine. We think it's easier to find your way around, and lets you (our faithful reader) focus on what's important - the writing! And besides, we think it's really cool, too! Let us know what you think!
And welcome to a new issue! It's October, and the San Francisco Bay area is just coming out of a wonderful Indian Summer. Personally, I'm not ready for winter, but no-one asked me, so I guess I'd better get used to it. Colder and Darker is on the way....
So, I think the proper thing to do is to cozy up to your monitor, and have a good read! May I suggest the SCROOMtimes this month? Skippy continues on his Countdown to the Election Year, taking on the Republican front-runner, George W. Bush. The Geek Lord is finally revealing his true stripes as a computer gamer, and Fiona is making excuses.
Unfortunately, Dave Lind has decided to go on strike for higher wages. Fortunately, our editor-in-chief was able to negotiate a settlement... check out the details in this month's Cheap Seats column. The settlement was good enough that Dave also provided us with an extra special Cheap Seats column, in the Features section. As an extra anniversary treat, we've dug up Skippy's very first column. You can find that in the features section and see how much he's improved with age (maybe he'll leave me alone now).
And, for those football fans who wondered how Dave and Dean's attempt to sway the football gods went, check out Fun and Games. The results might surprise you. Or at least, amuse you!
This month also brings the return of an old favorite, Greg Tennant. His short story "Warm Day" is also in our feature section this month. Plus, he has some more good news about his excellent film, "The Distraction". I'll let him tell it:
Dear friends of "The Distraction":So there you have it - we're back on-line, and we hope that you like it! Let us know what you think - the "Contact" button to the left will take you to a page wherein you can send us comments, and even subscribe (for free, of course).
Andrew CM Wallace, Publisher