Well, that certainly came together rather quickly, didn’t it?

It’s certainly not for lack of effort that we’ve been able to turn things around at a ridiculous pace and have the doors to This Is Infamous blown open just a little more than a month after I was unceremoniously dismissed from that last place I was at. The team that has been assembled here has been working feverishly over that time frame in order to get things ready for this very day, and, suffice to say, I think their efforts have more than paid off with this foundation for the geek community we’ve been wanting to build for quite some time the right way. I absolutely could not have done this without their support of their insistence on getting involved in whatever I wanted to do next, and, much like the financial support given through our Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to getting this new outlet up and running, I cannot thank them all enough for their dedication to creating something special here. Their excitement and enthusiasm has been incredibly infectious at times, helping us all keep our eye on the prize as we aimed for this launch date.

When I was first left “homeless” last month, I put out plenty of feelers to several different sites that have been established for awhile, hoping that what I had done previously might be enough to get my foot in the door somewhere else… but it’s tough out there, and the opportunities are few and far between. There are only a few slots available on any given site, and, when they’re all full up and people are happy with their status quo, there’s no need to rock the boat in order to bring in “the new guy.” So, after some initial resistance to putting something new together from scratch, I quickly warmed to the idea of doing something that my fellow geeks could not just be proud of but want to get involved in. This was my chance to create a community that people could become a part of because they wanted to, not because their muscle memory took them somewhere out of habit. I wanted things to be interactive for our readership/listenership, but most importantly I wanted to stick to what brought me to the dance i the first place – honesty, credibility and integrity.

If we were going to do this the right way, then our new home was going to be a place where people could go to read or listen to unfiltered, unrelenting and uncompromising opinions, perspectives, thoughts, ideas and commentaries. This was going to be a place where, when you read, watched or listened to something, you knew you were getting someone’s truth, whether you agreed with it or not. After all, our work is there as a way to express ourselves creatively, which may or not be in line with your own thinking, but also to serve the reader/listener/viewer. We aren’t beholden to any advertiser. We aren’t at the mercy of any studio. We are there for you, providing something for consumption by those who passionate about the same things we are. That doesn’t mean our opinions are always right or always wrong (as some of you might see it, we’re never right or wrong, depending on your own sensibilities)… they are merely conversation starters that allow for all of you to take part in the conversation. Our goal here is to begin those dialogues on a number of fronts and give you the forum to have your voices heard.

I am very excited about what we have on the table now and what we have in the works for the very future. This Is Infamous is very much a work in progress, but I’m thrilled with what we have out of the gate, and I think you will be, too, once you take a look around. This great group of contributors we’ve assembled have been chomping at the bit for weeks now, ready to unleash their raw opinions on the world, and, as you get to know them, I believe you’ll find them as intriguing as I did. Give them a fair shake to find their grooves, and I think they’ll come to surprise you.

Wild times are certainly ahead, but, if you stick with This Is Infamous, I am confident you’ll find a new stop on your daily online routine that you can be proud of, that offers you a chance to participate and that delivers the interesting and thought-provoking geek content you desire on a daily basis.

Welcome to This Is Infamous. We hope you’ll stay awhile.

Oh… and SAN DIMAS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL RULES!!!

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  1. Stefan de Solo

    The site is great! Congrats! Thanks for all of your hard work and keep it up

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  2. Sasha

    Congrats on the new site Billy! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store 🙂

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  3. Worker11811

    When one door closes another door opens! Congratulations Billy! Ain’t it great!? (See what I did there?)

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  4. Steve Thompson

    Congrats on the new gig! Ought to be interesting to see how things pan out.

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    • Steve Thompson

      Wouldn’t it be nice if that “first” crap could stay where it began and not be the albatross here that it is there.

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    • Stefan de Solo

      I held the great honor of the sites first EVER comment (it was on the article about the double feature) and figured that “First” crap should stay where it came from

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  5. Reel Life With Jane

    Yay! Welcome to the wild world of independent site ownership!

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  6. Chris McCarron

    Great decision Billy and delighted to be a part of the team!

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  7. David Whitney

    Don’t forget with great website comes great responsibility. Also you must outlaw the word “Giggle”

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  8. David Eagles Jr.

    “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility…”

    Now go out there, and kick every other site’s ass….especially the one owned by that fat ginger, man-child.

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  9. Joe Poole

    One day in and looking good. Great to have a site I can feel good about following again!

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  10. Rare English Rose

    Wow, can’t believe you got the site up running so quickly. Fantastic. Congratulations to you all on your hard work.

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  11. Daniel Mann

    Congrats on the launching of the Site 🙂 It’s bookmarked away and rearing to go

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  12. charlie_boy-clown

    The site’s already looking smart and classy, looks like you’ve put a good team together. Looking forward to seeing it evolve.

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  13. Josh Dunkley

    I like the layout (especially on my iPhone… very nice). And you seem to have assembled a nice pool of talent. I don’t get the wrestling bit though, but hey, at least its well written. Actually, everything is well written — a pleasant change from that OTHER site. I’ll keep visiting.

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  14. Deceased

    Is this cheating? This feels like cheating. Maybe I should post under a different name. No, no that only leads to more lies.
    Actually, I was just at “that last place I was at” .com and someone had mentioned you were up and running, so thought I’d take a look around. Shiny.
    Best of luck Billy.

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  15. AlienFanatic

    Well done, Billy. For some reason, I was over on AICN tonight and thought to see if you got ThisIsInfamous off the ground, and you did! I wish you success. I’ll jump back in now and then.

    Here’s hoping you guys can reach out to the grunts and set dressers for some of the fresh tips that your…ahem…old employer seems incapable of anymore. If you guys can start scooping Deadling (tall order!) or at least producing some solid stories without the REALLY annoying layout problems that Hitfix has, I’ll drop by now and then.

    Again, good luck man.

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  16. JoeDredd

    Congratulations on the new site. I’ve bookmarked you and deleted the “other” site.
    Good luck!

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  17. Spewbacca

    Sweet, found my way from AICN to this doozy of a site. Congrats Billy. Looking forward to seeing what you do.

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