As of March 31, 2018, this site has no longer been updated.
As it turns out, winding up a 10 year old site with 2,500+ articles was a bit of a thing, so here are the practical (& impractical) questions that have arisen:
Where can I find more about the talented contributors to this beautiful, extinct site?
They're great, aren't they? Here are links to some of the regulars and more prolific guests:
- Magnus Anderson
- Jamie Beeching
- David Bryher
- Jesse Bullington
- Becky Chambers
- Selena Chambers
- Joey Hi-Fi
- Stark Holborn
- Adam Kranz
- Sarah Anne Langton
- Rebecca Levene
- Erin Lindsey
- Kuzhali Manickavel
- Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- Jon Morgan
- Mahvesh Murad
- Den Patrick
- Adam Roberts
- Mazin Saleem
- Molly Tanzer
- Caspian Whistler
And, of course:
What was Pornokitsch?!
Well, the good news is - it is never too late to learn new things. Here's what Pornokitsch was, as well as Anne and Jared talking about the idea behind it in a little more detail.
I had no idea you even existed! Where should I start reading?
I'd say 'from the beginning', but the early reviews were pretty crappy. Here is a small selection of our favourites:
Romans vs Victorians, "Four Seasons in the Floating World", the Doctor Who movie, The 5 Weirdest Movies I've Seen Recently, Gor, Wizard's First Rule, Kameron Hurley and Kameron Hurley's Mom, Howard the Duck, The broken things of Elder Scrolls, Lizard Music, COLORKABLOOIE, will free to play save D&D?, the Hawk the Slayer drinking game, the Troll 2 drinking game, the action-packed secret origin story of Judge Dredd, Jyn vs Rey, Spinning, The Wise Man's Fear, Nashville, Hatchet jobs, Howlers vs the World, Hamilton and Steph, Words of Radiance, JIMMERSLAMMER BULLTARD, The Sword of Shannara, James Smythe on James Smythe's Hereditation, "Fuck you, Legolas", The Force Awakens, Crisis on Infinite Earths, The Big Book Drop, and "We are Sansa".
Is there some Pornokitsch memorabilia that I could cherish forever?
Nope. Buy a book from one of our contributors instead.
Was there a bitchin' party?
We discussed it (at length) (we like parties!), but we're put our 'farewell fund' towards one of our favourite causes instead. Why not take the cost of the two glasses of mediocre wine, and help kids all over the world discover books with Room to Read instead?
Is everything going to disappear?!
The hosting and URL are paid up for a long time, but some of the content is being phased out. Fans of Wizard's First Rule can rest assured that that review will linger around indefinitely.
Pornokitsch is also safely archived as part of the British Library's Web Archive project. Immortality achieved!
What about the social media? I do love the playful banter and incessant retweeting you do!
Nope. Sorry. Our social feeds have been deleted.
Who owns the content? I can, like, just repost it on my blog, right?
The writers and artists own the content, we were just licensing it for this one (digital-only, non-exclusive) use.
If you are interesting in reprinting or re-using any of the content you see on this site, please contact the relevant creators.
Oh. Fine. Well, I'd like to use a story/article/artwork that I saw here. Who do I contact?
You'll need permission from the relevant creator. As a matter of policy, we don't give out their contact details, so please track them down through their own website (or agent).
What about The Kitschies?
Although we remain avid fans of the prize, it has been running independently of Pornokitsch since 2014. For more information, please see www.thekitschies.com.
We'll miss you too.