Almost a year ago, the StarWars.com forums were closed for good. And now, the other shoe has fallen: Blogs.StarWars.com will be no more. I, and presumably other Ex-Hyperspace subscribers, received an email to that effect this evening. The relevant portion:
We show that you maintain or have maintained an official blog on StarWars.com as a feature of your Hyperspace membership. As Hyperspace services officially ended as of December 31, 2011, we wanted to give you the opportunity to retrieve whatever content you have posted to your official StarWars.com Blog before they are completely retired in 60 days.
A last vestige of the site’s Hyperspace subscription service/fan club, the Blog area of the site was introduced in 2005, spiking with the Revenge of the Sith hype, and has been increasingly abandoned since.
It was, nonetheless, a venue that introduced many fans to blogging – and without it, would fandom have The Stooge? A terrifying concept.