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Interview: WorldsWithoutEnd.com

WWEndLogoToday I am interviewing Dave, Administrator of the science fiction, fantasy, and horror website, WorldsWithoutEnd.com.

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DJ: Hi Dave! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

For readers who aren’t familiar, could you tell us a little about yourself and what your role at WorldsWithoutEnd.com is?

Dave: Thanks for having me on, DJ.  Worlds Without End is a fan site dedicated to helping genre fiction fans find the best books to read.  As one of those fans my job at WWEnd (we say “dub-dub-end”) is site design, day to day running and data updates, and interacting with members etc. Chris is our coding guru and he makes it all work on the technical side.  Rico is our social media guy and takes care of Twitter and Facebook. Together we plan new updates and features to keep improving the site for our members. After us three we have a crew of Uber User volunteers who help us with data entry to get all those authors and books added.  We could never keep up with demand without them.

DJ: What is WorldsWithoutEnd.com? When was it first created? What was the original goal of the site?

Dave: Back in 2006 I was getting into web design and thought it would be fun to put up a little site for my friends and I to track the Hugo Award winners — it was our goal to read them all.  Then I found out about the Nebula… and Locus… and Clarke and decided to start adding those as well. Pretty soon we had enough content to be of interest to others and WWEnd was born. Continue reading

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