Now it can be told: Starting in January 2011, Boardgame News will disappear as a standalone site to be reborn as part of BoardGameGeek. Perhaps you've heard of this site?
I will be News Editor for BGG, and BGN will run on a new blogging set-up that Aldie, Dan and the BGG coding crew are building. A news module will be incorporated into the BGG front page, with headline-style links to the news articles, game announcements, columns, etc.
My focus as news editor will be on game announcements, game previews, interviews, designer diaries, industry news and game-related articles. I'll be pulling together this info for convention previews, too, and Gone Cardboard will reappear in a new form down the road.
Many thanks to Scott and Derk for making a place for me and Boardgame News. We had chatted about this-and-that over the years, and I felt they were good people – yes, even Derk – so when BGN ran into a ditch in November 2010, I decided to approach them to see whether they could help out. They generously made a place for me, freeing me from having to worry about technology, advertising, donations and all the rest of the stuff that was taking time away from writing – freeing me, in other words, from all the things I'm terrible at so that I can focus on what I do best. Sounds like a good deal to me. Hope that you'll agree when the news starts flowing again on BGG in January 2011...