Is this the end of the Wizard Universe Message Boards? Hard to say. But as of right now, they are gone baby, gone. A shocking yet somehow simultaneously wholly unsurprising move by a man and a company that clearly have only the bottomline in mind.
Fans? Who cares about giving them an outlet to voice their opinions and a place at which to congregate!? Shut it down!
Now… maybe I’m wrong. Maybe the Wizard Universe Message Boards are down for some scheduled maintenance and will be back up, better than ever. Hell, maybe there’ll even be actual Wizard staff running them, this time around. You know, like it used to be! Then again, I think the only person cashing a check from Gareb these days is brother Stevie, so… maybe not.
I’ve taken a sufficiently sardonic tone in my reporting on all things Gareb Shameful, but I’d like to take a moment aside here, to remember a better time.
As visitors to PoP! may or may not know, Panels on Pages was founded by former Wizard contributors – myself among them. It was through the Wizard Universe Message Boards that we became contributors. It was through the WUMB that I met some of my best friends. It was through the WUMB that I met the girl of my dreams. And, most importantly to you, the PoP!ulation, it was through the WUMB that PoP! came to be in the first place. Whatever it may have become – and believe me, it was a shell of its former self towards the end – the WUMB was once something wonderful. Something to be remembered fondly. And now, something to be memorialized.
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