Merry Christmas & Happy New Year To All The Geektowners
As we head into Christmas in this most bizarre of years, things are going to be slowing down on the site for the festive period. We will still be updating the UK TV Air Date page as things come in, but the regular posts will be less frequent until the new year. You can also see all the Christmas specials on our Christmas TV 2020 list.
I wanted to take this opportunity to say a massive THANK YOU to all the visitors to the site this year, and people that contact us and retweet/repost on social media. You help make Geektown a fun and happy place to be all year round, and for that, I’m eternally grateful, especially this year!
Some of you may not realise, but Geektown is not some big corporate entity. It is run by me, alongside a few dedicated people, who help bring you the latest news, air date info, and the Geektown Radio podcast, so I just wanted to give a big thank you to all the people working with me to make that possible. They include:
- Bex from TristaBytes – If you’re looking for some chat and entertainment over Christmas, check out her awesome and hilarious Twitch stream and YouTube channel.
- Matt from Entertainment Talk, who also makes a whole host of brilliant podcasts, some of which I co-host, and is producing a wide range of great content!
- And Geektown Radio podcast co-hosts Darryl and Gray, it’s a pleasure doing the shows with you and chatting about tv and film.
2020 has been a strange and difficult year, personally and financially, for many people, including me. As someone who lives on their own, doing those weekly podcasts is one thing that has helped keep me sane this year and connected to the world. For those of you that are struggling, please remember you are not alone. I understand how much 2020 has taken its toll on mental health around the world, but there are people you can talk to such as The Samaritans, Off The Record, and MIND. Christmas can be difficult at the best of time, but that has been compounded by the pandemic this year. If you are struggling, please reach out to someone, they are there to help and listen.
On the financial side, 2020 has been difficult. I always wanted Geektown to be available to everyone, and avoid adding subscriptions or paywalls to the site. That means I rely entirely upon advertising to fund the servers and keep the lights on, and that took a huge hit when the pandemic struck. With the help of various ad partners, the site has managed to make it through the year, so I wanted to say thank you to them, and I hope for a brighter future in 2021.
I also wanted to say thank you to all the people that supply us with great interviews and opportunities throughout the year. A special thanks to the lovely press teams at Sky, BBC, WarnerMedia, Disney, UKTV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Netflix and Amazon, along with various Comic-Cons. All of these people (especially the Comic-Cons) have done an amazing job shifting content online this year so we could still bring you interviews and content from you’re favourite tv shows and stars. I do look forward to getting back to a point where we can all meet up again in person, especially for the Wales Comic-Con and MCM/ReedPop Comic-Cons, which I have really missed this year.
Additionally, a huge thank you to all the PR agencies that provide me with the chance to chat with actors and stars of tv and film, and a special thanks to all the PR companies who bring us lots of interesting behind the scenes people to chat with, such as composers, production designers, cinematographer, costume designers, stunt people and makeup artists. It’s always a pleasure to hear stories about how these shows and films are created.
After a rather trying, and frankly, sh*t show of a year, I want to wish all of you Geektowners a wonderful Christmas and a (hopefully!) much better 2021!
Hang in there!
Now to play us out in true geeky style, here is Jean-Luc Picard singing
Let It Snow Make It So…
Dave has over 20 years experience in the digital industry, and is founder and editor of Geektown. Obviously a huge geek himself, he can often be found in front of the latest tv show or movie, on various video games, or with his head in a comic book.