We're calling it a day. After March 31, 2018, this site will no longer be updated.
As it turns out, winding up a 10 year old site with 2,500+ articles is a bit of a thing, so here are the practical (& impractical) questions that may arise.
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:
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".
How can I check if you verbally flensed my favourite piece of pop culture? I need know whether or not I should hate you forever.
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?
Is everything going to disappear?!
The hosting and URL are paid up for a long time, so all your lovely lunchtime reading will be here for a while. 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. So, you know, immortality achieved!
What about the social media? I do love the playful banter and incessant retweeting you do!
We're going to keep the Facebook page around and see what happens - having a low-maintenance vehicle to link to/chat about cool geek stuff seems like a handy thing to have. Eh. We'll see.
The Twitter feed is toast, so feel free to unfollow it now (or enjoy the next month of rampant bridge-burning, your call!).
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?
See above. 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).
(Unless it is a piece by Anne or Jared, in which case, contact us.)
What about The Kitschies?
Although we remain avid fans of the prize, it has been running independently of us since 2014. For more information, please see www.thekitschies.com.
What about Jurassic London?
I hate to break it to you... and you may want to take a seat... but... well, friend... Jurassic is gone. There there. (pat pat) There. There. If you'd like to browse all the books you didn't buy, you can find them here.
We'll miss you too.