Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Message from Moderator Chris: 2015 Programming Schedule

Hello, Flipsters!

First off, I want to thank everybody for your patience while the show has been off the air...I am pleased to report that FTT will be returning with new episodes beginning the weekend of January 3rd, 2015. This time away from the podcast has been absolutely critical in allowing me to adjust to my new role as Moderator Dad. Our new daughter, Roslin, is thriving, and gets bigger and stronger and cuter each day. We couldn't be more thrilled to have her as part of our family. I have been humbled by the overwhelming support of our fans. All of the well wishes and support have gone a long way in the last month in helping me feel more confident as a father. Thanks to everyone, both nearby and far away, for all your generous support. It's impossible to express on a blog post exactly how much this has meant to me.

With a new family comes new challenges. We now have 3 newborns in the FTT family, which makes it even more critical for us to support each-other and balance our responsibilities at home and at work. As the leader of our little project, it's on me to make decisions that help keep the show sustainable while preserving the quality of content that our fans have come to expect. For this reason, after careful consideration, I have made the decision that new episodes of Flip the Table will now arrive every three weeks going forward.

There are a few reasons for this change. An extra week between shows allows us to have more flexibility in coordinating recording sessions, as we now must consider child care arrangements for all of our little ones. This also ensures that I, as the person who does all the post-production and editing, will have more time between shows to complete the monumental task of fine-tuning each program so it meets the expectations of our fans (without sacrificing too much time with the newest member of our family).

Flip the Table is both a hobby for us and a service to the gaming community, and as the leader of the project it's important to me that we always put out the best possible product. Our fans have always been extremely supportive over the last 2 and a half years, and that is something we are extremely grateful for. I want to thank all of you for your understanding as we move forward with a new schedule that will allow us to continue bringing you the cheesy, weird and obscure side of board games.

In the coming months, we hope to get the chance to meet you at SnowCon this January at one of our many events at the con (or even just in passing...lunch at McDonald's, anyone?). Jared and I also plan to attend part of TotalCon in Mansfield, Massachusetts this coming February. In between episodes, we encourage you to join us on Facebook, Twitter, and BGG to keep the conversation rolling...and if you need some awesome content to listen to during those FTT off-weeks, don't forget to visit the Dice Tower Network for dozens of hours of board game content every single month.

I've missed podcasting, and I can safely speak for the whole panel when I say that we're thrilled to be back on the air. Here's looking forward to a cheesy, weird, and obscure 2015!

Your Moderator, Chris