This is a hard article to write, but it has to be done. The Podtacular Audio Podcast, started in July 2005, will be retiring in April. The last show will be recorded on April 8th, 2008. No, this is not an April fool’s joke. This may be bad news, but I have good news too. Read on for more.
First of all let’s calm some fears.
Wait, does this mean podtacular.com, the community, the clans, the review frenzy, the events, the 2008 season, and Pod TV are going away?
NO. In fact, this is the good news. Pod TV will be taking over the podcast feed and putting out new stuff more regularly. Freak in a Box and Cryptoflix need your help to do it though! If you want to help in acting, voice over, guest hosting, editing, recording, or some other way, leave a note in the comments. Pod TV has a lot of cool stuff planned and a schedule all worked out, so it’s shaping up quite well.
JVB is stretched to the max and had to find a way to cut back. He’s on like 3 or 4 different podcasts, including his own. I’ve been talking about doing this for a while now, but some possibilities kept me around to see what happened. Turns out nothing came of them, so it’s finally time for me to say my goodbyes. I’ve been fortunate to be a part of creating an environment that’s great for making friends and playing halo… for everyone but me. All the friend requests mess with my head because many of them just want someone “famous” on their friends list. I eventually ignored the whole lot and just isolated myself for this reason. That ain’t healthy. I want to play games with friends and be a regular joe. I have other reasons too, such as getting my 2 nights a week back (recording and editing) which I’ve been putting in for almost 3 years now.
So is the last episode going to be something special?
Yes. We plan on doing a look back and playing a bunch of goodbyes from our friends in the Halo Nation. (If you’re a leader in the Halo Nation, please let me know if you want to be a part of this historic episode) We hope to make it something special for all of us for whom the podtacular audio podcast has been a part of our lives over the years.
This, right now, is not the final goodbye quite yet. We do have a few more shows planned, so be sure to listen to the historic final shows of podtacular. I’ll still be hanging around podtacular.com in the forums, in fact probably a little more so. We have a tournament season coming up that Dialpex has put a lot of work into, among other things. Stick around and see what podtacular becomes in this transition!