This newsletter is a bit different from the past. Normally we try to promote what’s happening with CtR and the guild, and right about now we’d be talking about the Kickstarter for the CTR Party at BlizzCon 2018.
Unfortunately, this is not that newsletter.
After two years of having Jules Scott as Business Manager for Signals Media, she will be leaving the company at the end of June. She has been a great asset over the years, and her friendship and savvy business sense will be missed. I know that Jules will continue to do great things in the gaming sphere and only wish her the best moving forward.
Without getting into much detail, there have been some big changes in my personal situation that led to this difficult move. Being an extremely small operation has disadvantages, the biggest one being that changes like a spouse losing their job and benefits can impact everything else in one’s life. It’s a sad reality that has hit hard as of late.
That’s not all.
After discussing the options with Jules, we have also come to the conclusion to not have the CtR Party for 2018. Both of us simply will not be able to devote the time or focus to this event, as it takes 7-8 months to organize and produce.
I know that more than a few people will be upset by this, none more so than Jules and me. We are working on an alternative to the party, though it could never live up to the CtR Parties of the past. More info on that as we have it.
We’re both extremely pained by all of this, but big changes needed to be made.
As for the CtR podcasts, guild, etc, they will move ahead (more or less) as they have over the years. You’ll probably notice some changes as we reorganize, but Jules and I will be talking and working with the guild managers and staff before she leaves her post to make sure issues and questions are addressed.
I deeply apologize to everyone affected by this news, especially Jules. I’ll make myself available to answer questions on the business/community side as best I can.