Geek Mountain State had its best year ever in 2014, with 813 posts published, and with a total of 33,750 views, a nearly three-fold-increase in the previous year, and with almost double the number of posts published. We also began to branch into our own events: the Vermont SF Writer’s Series found its legs last year, while we started discussing science fiction and fantasy novels at the Pierson Library. We also took part in the first ever Vermont Comic Con and last year’s Burlington Book Festival. The site also began to receive coverage from state-wide media, such as in Seven Days, Vermont Public Radio and WPTZ.
We saw some outstanding things happen this year when it comes to geek things: Books from Brian Staveley and Daniel Mills, Vermont’s first Comic Con (in recent memory), the opening of Tilt Classic Arcade and Ale House, in addition to a whole host of other things that demonstrate that Vermont is a truly geeky place to live and work. Behind all of this is the whole host of new (to the field and to us) authors, such as Aimee Picchi, Ginger Weil, Pat Esden, Kane Gilmore and many, many others who produced a number of stories for us to enjoy.
We’ve got a lot of ideas for what 2015 is going to bring, from new events and some new things that we’re starting to plan out and consider for the site. Stay tuned, and thank you for reading!