Yes, it's really our 5th birthday! I got the following mail from Jason Peavey who 5 years ago created CGEF with me:
So, let's celebrate!
Not many people realize this but today is CGEF's 5th anniversary, and I was thrilled at the opportunity to commemorate this event. When Andie and I first started this site on January 15, 2000, we had no idea what we were starting! What we wanted at the time was a mega-fansite to compete with a few other popular fansites at the time. Those sites aren't around anymore, needless to say!
There was a time when the site was in trouble with paying the hosting fees, and I was in over my head as a co-founder. I made the mistake of shutting CGEF down. Had it not been ressurrected by Andie, Marc, and Jon several months later, there probably wouldn't be a 5th anniversary. Yes, they have done a wonderful job in running this site, and they have exceeded my expectations in too many ways to count!
The real people we all should be thankful for, however, are YOU fans. After Fox axed Futurama, you continue to watch the reruns on Cartoon Network. You are buying the DVD boxed sets. You are reading the comic books. You are writing letters to Fox about your disgust for the cancellation. Futurama's fan base has breathed new life into the series with its fan art and fan fiction and various other contributions. YOU are keeping Futurama alive, and that is something to be very proud of. It's a long shot, but maybe with the return of "Family Guy" we may also (eventually) see the return of the series. But if not, we should be thankful that "Futurama" was a brilliant, hilarious, sci-fi sitcom from beginning to end.