A few folks have corresponded with me via email about this, but I feel like I should address it here as well.
Tablet has announced that the current issue, #103, will be the final edition of the magazine. While Siffblog has been affiliated with Tablet, I have used only my own resources to create and host the blog; therefore, I see no reason that Siffblog should cease operations.
However, I have been thinking about what the best route forward for the blog is. An informal relationship with one or more paper-based local publications would be mutually beneficial to all parties, I believe, publishers, publicists, film freaks, and film writers included.
I also would like to strengthen or formalize this blog's ties to existing local film arts organizations. In an ideal world, this site would publish updated schedules and times for all of these organizations at no cost to them in order to expand online information resources about small-audience film.
In short, I have some thinking to do, which will produce some work for me. Sometime in the next month, I probably will do a site redesign - as simple as possible, mind you, as we're currently househunting and that is really time consuming. After that, I will probably have a decent plan in place for the blog. For now, though, dear contributors, please do not fret: the Siffblog abides, man, the Siffblog abides.
Please continue doing what you've done to the place. It really helps to pull it all together.
P. S. Perhaps now it's time to have a Siffblog party - slash - wake for Tablet?