December 19, 2014
by Bryne Yancey

Thank you. The first six months of The Runout have wildly exceeded our expectations, and that’s entirely thanks to you, the readers. We saw an underserved niche, and did our best to fill it in our spare time, sometimes with importance, other times with irreverent ephemera. You responded with a wonderful, unexpected voraciousness. I won’t speak for the site’s contributors, but this has been by far, the most fun and fulfilling thing I’ve ever been a part of in this weird scene. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed bringing it to you.

And though we’re far from finished, we are finished for 2014. The Runout will return on Monday, January 5 with new features, interviews and essays.

In between eating lots of cookies and drinking lots of dark beers, I’ll be spending the next two weeks working hard behind the scenes to make the site even better next year and beyond. Be sure to check out our archive for anything you might have missed. If you’d like to send feedback or story ideas, drop it in our ask box or send me an email. And if you can spare it, please consider donating to the site. Every dollar helps us remain un-beholden and uninfluenced by corporate advertising, which is the way it should always be.