Ellis’s Engine seizes up
Quoting directly from Warren’s Bad Signal blast: "THE ENGINE will close a little before midnight UK time on August 31 2007. The first year was about getting creators together and facilitating conversations that didn’t have anywhere else to go. The second year was about just providing people with an interesting place to talk. Two years is enough. Time to move on. So you’ve got three weeks to mine out the place for the data you need, exchange contact details and all that."
"I’ve informed Andrew, the host, of my intent — it’s up to him whether or not the Engine remains as a static archive, though I’ve told him it’s not necessary. The search function has always been a bit weird, so I’ll be opening a thread for you to help each other find what you need. http://engine.ning.com will remain open — in fact, I’ll add a forum function to it for those of you who want to stay together and stay talking."
Great, now we need to build a new online community for comics creators, fans, and the like…