10 Years Ago in November, 1999…

After over a month’s absence (which I’ll explain shortly), I wanted to make sure I noted here that November 2009 marks the 10th year since I began publishing Voice Actors in the News. (If you’d like to read the history behind this blog, click the “About” link above.) And I’d been planning some big announcements to coincide with my 10th anniversary of service to the fandom. Unfortunately, the loss of my computer ruined all that as I don’t have access to any of the materials and projects I was working on to commemorate this milestone.

But I wanted to thank all my readers over the last 10 years for their support via Toon Zone (especially to Toon Zone founders Brian and Eileen “Harley” Cruz for offering me a platform for my newsletter) and the members of The Voice Actor Appreciation Society which served as the home for the newsletter for the greater part of this decade. And I’d also like to thank the many professional voice actors I’ve come into contact with over the years for their contributions to the newsletter and their compliments on the “work” I’ve done here as a labor of love for my fellow fans, and also to both the fans and professionals for the many friendships I’ve developed as a result.

I’d also like to offer a very special thanks to Kristy Sproul of VoiceChasers.com and Doreen Mulman of “Sites By Doreen” (aka LeftForever.com) for their friendship over the last decade.

If memory serves, I became friends with both Kristy and Doreen prior to starting this newsletter service. Our mutual admiration for voice actors and a love for animated cartoons helped to forge a bond of friendship which would later develop into an international community of fandom.

We voice actor enthusiasts may be a small niche fan group compared to most, but when I consider the years before discovering the Internet in the mid-90’s — when I thought I was alone in my hobby and appreciation for voice actors — it’s such a great feeling to know that there are others in the world who share the hobby and to be able to develop friendships and a sense of community with our fellow fans as well.

I don’t know when I’ll finally be able to announce what I had planned for the 10th Anniversary, but rest assured that when I do I think you’ll find it was worth the wait.

That being said, I must apologize to my faithful readers for my absence in the last month or so.

Besides my time online being severely limited due to working long hours on recent TV/film shoots and performing for some live events, I suffered an unfortunate setback a few weeks ago when my PC was infected by a vicious malware program that completely shut down my computer.

I have only limited web access in the meantime which will further delay updates until I can get the computer fixed.

I’m also going to be in Savannah, GA for about two weeks since I was cast in a featured role in The Conspirator directed by Robert Redford. I probably won’t have internet access while on this shoot, so I ask your patience until I can update regularly again around the second week of December.

In the meantime, I would encourage you to browse the Blogroll here for the various voice actor blogs and Twitter pages I’ve linked, particularly those by Kristy Sproul (VoiceChasers.com), Doreen Mulman (LeftForever.com and “Sites By Doreen” on Facebook), Mark Evanier (NewsFromME.com), Kyle Hebert (KyleHebert.com), Paul Rugg (froynlaven.blogspot.com), Vox Daily, VoiceOverXtra.com, Bob Souer (“The Voiceover Boblog” at BobSouer.com) and The toonzone regularly has voice-actor related news posts as well.

Although there are a number of VA-related blogs I read on a weekly basis — these are the ones I read most frequently.

And thanks again to my readers and friends for their support over the last decade.

– Craig “Voiceroy” Crumpton
Publisher: Voice Actors in the News

9 Responses to 10 Years Ago in November, 1999…

  1. Craig:

    Happy Anniversary.

    Best always,
    – Peter

  2. Happy Anniversary… I hope the next decade is even better for the voice-over community, actors and fans alike!

  3. Sabrina says:

    Happy Anniversary!
    Thanks for all the great articles.

  4. Beau says:

    Congrats for getting to 10 years, bring on 20! Great work Craig, I love this site and how excellent it is.

  5. hasthevoice says:

    Congrats Craig!

    Also from the fall of 1999 on October 2, the Atlanta Thrashers opened their inaugural NHL season before a sold-out crowd of 18, 545 at Philips Arena with a 4-1 loss to New Jersey.

    Keep up the good work!
    Ralph

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  7. Eileen says:

    While we never get to talk as much as we used to, I’ve always made it at least passively keep in touch by reading. You’re one of the most dedicated people I know and I wanted you to know that I’ve taken delight in each and every personal and professional success you’ve shared. So, congratulations on your tenth year of Voice Actors in the News and its continued success!

  8. Marty G says:

    Congrats on your 1st Decade! Though this milestone traditionally equals Tin, I think we’d all agree you’re a Platinum Guy!

    Bests

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