Well. So there are some things that need to be announced, or at least chatted about, and although I'm not truly the right person to be making announcements, I'm at least a decent sort to start chatting.
First of all, and most importantly, Spenser Hemmingway is stepping down from his Senior Administrator and Trinkets Tsar role, "effective May". That may or may not mean tomorrow, but regardless it is certainly soon. I don't know details, but Sir Ollivander told us that Spenser / Eric has accepted a college position in creative writing. Fitting, I would say!
Anyway, hopefully those who know more, and perhaps our long-time SIYE icon himself, may be able to provide more information, but in the mean time, let's wish him well!
Secondly, Hannah / GinnyWeasley777, has agreed to take on the Trinkets and get them charged up again. Thank you Hannah! In return, I will assume full responsibility for Challenges.
Thirdly, I am aware, and somewhat disheartened, by the fair number of minor unresolved technical problems on the site, including failures in new account approval, review responses, and (for some authors) an inability to edit old chapters. I don't personally have the control (and perhaps not the know-how) to fix these problems, but the appropriate authorities have been alerted.
I will admit that this is a difficult time for SIYE. We are limping along, but we are not dead yet, especially if authors, readers and volunteers continue to make things happen.
Thank you all!
***Comment: Hey folks, a quick good bye. It's been a great twelve years with a great group of people here. I will going on to Portland State University to work on a Master of Arts in Writing, Book Design, and Publishing. I don't know if I would have pursued it if not for my experiences at SIYE. Great luck to all of you and thanks. One last time...Mischief managed! Spenser / Eric