Breaking News –Please Read!
Behind the scenes during the past several months, a skilled crew of technicians, designers, and advisors has been hard at work upgrading the Visionary Fiction Alliance Website to a new and more sophisticated format. As of December 15, the content of the old site was moved as-is to the new location, and our URL, visionaryfictionalliance.com, has been redirected to this, our new location. No new posts were added to the old site after December 11, nor were comments made after that date moved over. As Rea Nolan Martin’s wonderful 12/7 post “The Anesthesia Game and Visionary Fiction” may have been lost in the literal shuffle, we suggest readers who missed it use the above link to take and look and comment.
Change, especially with familiar computer screens, can be a challenge. But this change required by the VFA’s phenomenal growth–our readership has more than tripled in the last two years–is all good news. We are making room for more viewers, subscribers, features and posts in the coming years. We hope the changes are obvious and awe-inspiring. The look and navigation is different but not difficult to figure out. The Site Navigation page has been revised to help you out. Please use the CONTACT US feature to advise of any difficulties experienced or discrepancies noticed.
Kudos, accolades, plaudits and laurel wreaths are due to the intrepid INTERNATIONAL TEAM OF WRITERS who put together their “other” skills to plan and produce this new site, all the while keeping their own writing and publishing going. First in line is Jim Murdoch who did the heavy technical lifting from his lair in Switzerland; had he not volunteered and followed through so devotedly, this project would have likely been all talk for at least another year. Then comes Seleena Karim, a founding member of the VFA, who returned from her sabbatical just in time to redesign the beautiful new logo, banner and background for the site from her location in the UK. Even better, both Jim and Saleena have agreed to join our existing staff, so we can look forward to their continuing contributions as we proceed.
And, of course, there was the participation of the VFA Steering Committee here in the good old USA. If you are not familiar with founding members, Jodine Turner, Margaret Duarte and Eleni Papanou, and long time member and Project Director Vic Smith, who got a kick out of using his website publishing skills learned with the pros at the Wall Street Journal , please get acquainted with us at the above link. We are the team, all writers in our own right (yes, a homonym there), who keep the site going month-to-month in between producing our own Visionary Fiction and other works. We too take a bow here (it can get pretty hairy hitting those deadlines), but that bow is largely for all of you who contribute posts, read regularly and comment often. Please continue to support the VFA vigorously.
What is sometimes quoted about living itself or any worthwhile venture, You never get it wrong because you never get it done, is appropriate for this latest effort to improve and expand the role of Visionary Fiction in the writing and publishing arena. There is much still to be modified, updated and added. In the coming months, we will be using some of the new tools that came with our new WordPress template to jazz things up further. We will be adding new pages with more information and services on a regular basis. Should any of you be so moved as to want to volunteer as a blogger or in some other capacity, please use the CONTACT US form to make your offer. Thank you.
THE VFA STEERING COMMITTEE 12/15/15