James, Paula and I are all in Columbus at Origins for Club Jade’s annual JadeCon gathering, and blogging will be spotty for the rest of the week. Or at least until my laptop power cord arrives. (D’oh!) There will be tweeting, but that’s about it unless something absolutely earth-shattering comes down the pipe. (Did I just guarantee that something absolutely earth-shattering will break? If so, you’re welcome.) We’ll catch up on Monday. Mondayish.
If you’ll excuse a bit of a housekeeping post this morning, I just want to point out that we have a new site FAQ. Some of the content is from our old, desperately outdated FAQ, but for the most part it’s brand new and completely revised.
It explains our policy on Episode VII rumors, where we get book release dates, that whole pineapple thing, and perhaps most relevantly, our comment policy.
Since we know that this embarrasses her beyond belief, I’m going to jump on here to say congratulations to Club Jade’s own Dunc for being selected as a Her Universe Fangirl of the Day!
My favorite part of the write-up:
What is her favorite quote or personal motto?
“In space, no one can hear you LOL.”
Club Jade knows who has made this site great, and that’s Dunc. Thanks for all you do setting the example for how women can navigate fandom with fun and class (and snark).
Don’t forget to check out the other Fangirls: Grace, a Star Wars and Doctor Who fan and blogger, who is one of the founders of the Lakehouse Forums, was the first Fangirl of the Day.
Grace and Lillian might be familiar faces to Her Universe fans on our blog, since they were in the HU fan photoshoot at Celebration last year. Keep watching the Fangirl of the Day blog for more stories from the fandom community!
With things being so busy lately, I admit I’ve been dragging my feet on doing this post. However, the news is good. No, we didn’t have any overwhelming Vin Diesel incidents, but the numbers came out comparable to 2011 – 459,317 pageviews and 299,400 visits. It’s slightly less, but if you discount the extra boost that Vin’s Redditing gave us, it still shows real growth. Our daily average is 1258 pageviews and 820 visits a day.
Our biggest day was October 31, the day after the Disney sale was announced, with 3961 pageviews and 2232 visits.
Below the cut are our most-visited posts, our biggest referrals, and the top commenters of 2012.
And for the last day of Celebration VI – more photos! The Sunday edition of photos from Star Wars Celebration VI in Orlando. We’ve got some of the Rancho Obi-Wan Experience, Sunday’s Bounty Hunt, me in the Random House Audio booth, and hanging out after the close, and of course, random costumes and coolness.
And if you missed them:
Fear not – most of the stuff I’ve been posting so far aren’t really things that would make it all the way to the blog in a timely fashion, and more stuff from the blog will make it out there throughout the week.
But, of course, I blame Stooge.
It’s looking like another slow news day around these parts, so let’s chat. Ask me anything. (Even if it’s not Star Wars! Why the hell not!) Share something cool. Discuss. Whatever! Let’s chill.
2011 was a good year for here at Club Jade. We saw hits rise, in no small part due to links from StarWars.com and Reddit, and people searching for news about the Blu-rays and Hallmart ornaments. Plus that whole thing about civility. And Vin Diesel. (Yes, Vin Diesel.) Head below the cut for the details.
We have all gathered here in the suite for our Post-Con Depression Kick-Off Breakfast: bagels, cold pizza, cake, Doritos, stale popcorn and cookies. The breakfast of geeks, baby!
Before we start putting the suite back into place, we thought we’d post our collection of quotes for, well, our enjoyment. Regular blogging will return after we get home and sleep for a few days.
- “Acknowledge my existence!” – Fen to a cantankerous bathroom water sensor
- “When will people realize that you just shouldn’t put pictures of your junk on the internet?” – Elizabeth
- “Or you give it to a man who knows how to work your equipment.”
- “Luci is a House Elf.”
- “Enjoy your drink. We’ll pray for you.” – Luci, the Apprentice Bartender
- “I’m a little short to dress as Darth Vader.” – Helen
- “Hello, you’re looking down.” – Deet, supportive as always
- “I’m licking Obi-Wan. It is a good day.” – Beth
- “She’s Edward, not a man!” – Eliz
- “Now.. did they get the whipped cream for me?” – Rach
- “I like to go in there and just inhale, because it smells like books.” – Fen
- “You don’t want to listen to x-rated fix either, Mom?” – Carly
- “Well, that was a totally heterosexist clue!” – Carly
- Kelly: “What are we applauding?” Dan: “My squats.”
- “Urrr… I am not a clever pirate.” – VJ
- “Oh my gawd. Callista is Edward. Eww. That means Luke is Bella.” – Caitlin
- “Spores are comin’, man… woom-baya.” – Nancy
- “Woooooomb.” – Spontaneous chant throughout the room
- “So, who be the vendor of choice for blow-up salamanders?” – Tom
- “Yay! Fluffy boobs!” – Russ
- “He’s hot… not Gardulla the Hutt.” – J9
- “Peeing in a grass skirt is harder than it seems.” – Yav
- “Dunc has gotten into my soul. And that is scary.” – Beth
- Aaron: “Y’all are pretty deranged.” Dunc: “We learned it from watching you!”
- “PG actually counts by alphabetizing numbers.” – Dave
- “As much as I’d like a big red, star destroyer, but I’m probably better off with a Jedi.” – PG