For many years, there has been an unassuming button on the Beat’s sidebar urging you to sign up for our mailing list.

That was because we’d always planned to put out a newsletter wrapping up the days or weeks news, just like all the cool websites.

But it didn’t happen. Despite that, hundreds of you signed up.

Yesterday, in consideration of the patience of these faithful readers, we finally launched our newsletter! It’s the work of AJ Frost with some help from myself, Alex Lu, Todd Allen and Andrea Ayres.

It’s weekly for the moment and will contain links to the top news of the week. But for now each edition will include news analysis my me (or perhaps someone else, even) and just to clear off my hard drive, some archival photos from my vaults – over 20 years of conventions and comics folks!

We’re hoping that having a newsletter will not only help people catch up on the news, but give some stories you may have missed the first time around another look.

You can sign up here.

And read the first one here.

And let us know what you think here. 

This is one big team effort, and we always want to know what you guys are thinking, so sounds off in the link or the comments.

And thank you for your continued support.