Do not attempt to adjust the URL. We are controlling transmission. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can update the post. We can change the topic to theology or comic books. Sit quietly and we will control everything you read. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from your inner soul to — the Catholic Geeks.
Well, we’re updating, anyway. You may have noticed that The Catholic Geeks‘ URL now no longer includes “.wordpress.com.” This site is in the process of migrating, and while it should go smoothly there might be a few hiccups along the way.
What does this mean for you? Absolutely nothing, at least for now. You don’t even have to update your bookmarks; the old ones will still redirect here. Down the road, we may adjust the way the site looks, and it’s possible we may get new artwork; but for now, we’re just updating some stuff that’s mostly behind the scenes.
Yes, this is part of a long-term plan for this site. We’re still pretty small (though we got a massive bump last month; thank you, Pope Francis), but we plan for more in the next few years. We’ll likely add more authors and guest posts (if that’s something you’d like to do, we’ll release guidelines soon), and we may set up a Patreon to offset site costs (which are currently coming from my own pocket).
The Catholic Geeks started as a “hey, wouldn’t it be cool if . . .” idea, and eventually some people were poking at me to stop talking and just start doing. We’re here because there are very few outlets for the religious geek, much less a Catholic, and yet I know so very many Catholic geeks out there. Most of the students who attend my guest lectures at Christendom College want to write science fiction or fantasy. I’ve watched Catholic high schoolers who mostly learned religion by rote and rarely read anything published after 1950 start discovering speculative fiction and understanding why Tolkien said fairy stories let you understand the mundane, and the eternal truths behind that mundane.
So this is the site for them, and also for Catholics who want to know more about geeky things, and geeks who want to know more about Catholic things. You’re all welcome here, and every time I get a notification about a new subscriber I think about how many we’re reaching, even without regular updates. I hoped we’d catch on; but I didn’t expect this many this quickly. When I’d laid out the plan for us, as admin and owner, I had thought moving to a paid site in January to look more professional was optimistic. Now . . . here we are.
And while we enjoy the outlet, we’re also here for you. Let us know in the comments what you like, and what you’d like to see. Share us on Facebook and Twitter and other sites; join the Catholic Geek Reader Lounge on Facebook if you have an account over there. Oh, and don’t forget to call in to the radio show when it’s live! (Sundays, 7 Eastern.)
But before I go . . . if any of you were confused by the opening reference, this is what you’re looking for: