If you’re a regular visitor (and of course, who wouldn’t be, right?) you’d have noticed that our site was down for a couple days because Google was reporting us as hosting Malware.
There are some issues to sort out, and there’s more info to come, but for now, here’s a few bits and bobs:
No personal or private information was ever at risk
The site itself wasn’t actually hacked or compromised – the ad server that we used served up the nastiness
You’ll notice that there aren’t any ads on the site right now. See above
We recreated the entire site from scratch anyway, with new, freshly baked code from WordPress, just to be sure
We’re very very sorry, but if you came to the site while our adserver was being nasty, you may have been given malware from it. You should use a good anti-virus to make sure you’re ok. This is a good free one. So is this.
You should scan your computer anyway. It’s just good practice
Even though we’ve cleaned up, you may get warnings and errors from various sources (Google, Firefox, etc) about our site anyway. That will continue until Google looks at our site and decides that we’re ok.
You might remember The Toxic Avenger. The campy horror/comedy film about a vigilante mutant nerd debuted in 1984 to little fanfare, but quickly captured the hearts of B-movie aficionados. Well it’s back, and more musical.
Brad Fraser’s newest play, True Love Lies about a father’s past coming back to change his family’s life, is opening the 40th anniversary season at Factory Theatre. After a well-received world premiere in London, England at the start of the year, Fraser’s play is a witty piece of writing.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the awards, and this has been a great way to celebrate that. The Imperial Theatre in Saint John is beautiful and provides a pomp and circumstance that the awards deserve.
In the world of arts awards, comedy often gets short shrift. It’s as though established awards don’t think that comedy is artful enough. Let me tell you though, comedy? Not an easy thing to pull off. There were an incredible number of very talented people nominated this year, and they worked their asses off to get there.