First off, later today we have a lovely interview with Pablo Coffey on the podcast. Pablo played the rather unforgettable house invader “Cutter” in season one’s “Wide Open”. He talks a lot about Millennium (with a lot of love), so please tune in for that whenever you have a spare moment.
On the end of the podcast we talk a little about this writing thing, a little of the background and a little why we’re being such dreadful teases.
So what’s coming up? Morgan and Wong week. As with all BacktoFrankBlack, things can’t always go to schedule. It’s the nature of this very large beast. We had hoped we could stave off the week so we could get another interview fixed, but being human and fallible as we are, we might not be able to kick that one between the goalposts. So we’ve moving on with that. There is a lot of risks in these campaigns – sometimes things don’t go to planned. We’ve been asked where has the James Morrison interview gone, and like with John Muir, busy men are notoriously hard to schedule. They don’t get paid, so we’re really at the mercy of whatever free time they can give us. James has been a hard man to schedule and we’ve lost windows many times through the year (John was the same), but we’ll do our best to get that lined up. You can ask myself, Troy – or Mark – and we’ll all tell you the same: there is a LOT of hard work in getting these interviews and events to pan out (yes, events too, auction delayed by actors and crew being SO giving they want time to send more stuff), and for every 10 successes, you’ll get 1 fail. But we will keep pushing. We waited a year for BacktoFrankBlack and Mr Muir to find a window that suited both parties, we’ll do two years for Mr Morrison if needs be.
Bottomline, and I’ll leave you with this point, is when it’s quite on the blog front, more likely than not, it’s because its busy behind the scenes. We have had some queries as to where some of the content has gone from the blog (any non related post feedback, please send to email@example.com and we’ll address it without disrupting the blog), and that’s the answer: if its quiet our front, it’s because we’re focusing on work behind the scenes. 90% of the work on this campaign is stuff you never see on the blog or social networks. Doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.
See our concern – and we’ll openly share it with you – is when a campaign loses its novelty, we have to look at what we can do to make sure the campaign aspect isn’t lost (and we’re so glad to have people like Lance to throw ideas against our brain boxes to stop that happening: see the teasing!) . It would be easy to fall into a trend of related articles, fun interviews and commentaries for the blog, but we’d be in danger of losing out on what the campaign is about: a campaign. The more we focus on the blog, the less we can focus on the media, industry and Millennium crew. As I was forced to say (I hope not too rudely) to a colleague recently, we’re not a fanzine, we’re a campaign, so we can’t always be on the blog to deliver fun and fab content – but we WILL try. And as always YOU can help.
If you have any ideas (the bumper sticker idea was an awesome one of late – and sooo obvious!), or want to contribute to the article or the campaign, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com We have some new contributors lined up this year (first will début on Morgan and Wong week), but if you feel we should have more “fan focused” content on the blog (and we know some of you do), step up to the plate: give us a hand in providing.
In the meantime, enjoy a little teasing, a little Pablo, some more Seven and One, a little Video Avatar and more website updates – all in the next 5 days!