Very proud of all the staffers who did, pretty much without being asked, what I've always tried to teach and instill generation after generation of staff members from late 2002 and absent a two year vacation all the way through today. For this community and these friends go above, go beyond, give back what you can because that's what a true purple to the core Allsparker does. I asked them for more than 2, less than 100, print outs to show off at our first official Allspark get together at Robocon. They did what they do and said how about we just finish the first issue instead? And delivered.
And I'm very proud of the nice number of folks who aren't on the staff who are volunteering for the endeavor barely a day after launch. Back in mostly 2003 I got to play a small part in watching a previous generation, call them Allspark G1, push Battle Protocol across the finish line. I wrote Landfill's bios (sorry about that, lol), made a bunch of labeled CDs teaching myself how to the night before, second lol, and manned the table as OTFCC 2003 officially began and the biggest line was at our table where, someone correct me if I'm wrong, you got the CD and a limited edition exclusive print for $5 or $10. Proud moment that was.
I'm embarrased to say that during the original Sourcebook I was still too checked out with severe depression post life ruin that I barely remember it but looking back at it now on Ursa's archive it's incredible. I wish I'd been a better part of helping and promoting that. Now to watch what I'm going to call Allspark G3 even though a lot of you were around for those first two projects - as some settle down with families and responsibilities the rest step up because that's who we are - create a third one like a phoenix rising is yet another proud moment. While we're always evolving and adding (and sadly losing) members never change Allspark.