Welcome to Open The Fridge v. 2.0!
Welcome to all-new Open The Fridge. If you recognize the name from the previous blogspot-hosted blog, then - holy crap! - you're awesome!
Originally started in 2008 by Dwight Tejano, Open the Fridge was just another Blogspot blog where one man saw fit to shed a little of his insight on the world of video games. After a brief hiatus during that time period known as "college," Dwight re-opened the Fridge (see what I did there?) in full force with a few friends at his side to be this little slice of awesome you see today.
Since the reboot, Open the Fridge has evolved into a website of which everyone here is amazingly proud. OTF has developed a reputation for its straightforward, fan-centric viewpoint on the worlds of electronic gaming, comics, television, movies, and pop culture. Because of that, we've sustained a growing, loyal fanbase, serving about >9000 uniques/month, and we've reveled in every minute of it.
In an effort to try to expand more original content for you to enjoy, we've started hosting the Fridgecast, a podcast where geeks let their geek flag fly, and started writing original editorials and the occasional column, like OBJECTION! to discuss how the rule of law has affect our nerd world. As always, we're looking to do more; so if you have any suggestion, don't hesitate to contact us.
The Fridge is kept nice and frosty for the sweltering environment that is the internet. We're here for your midnight snack. We hope you enjoy your stay!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where did the name "Open the Fridge" come from?
Dwight shared a suite with two friends during his Junior year in college. One night, in some sake-induced stupor, his suitemate Lok wandered over to Dwight's side of the suite when he wasn't around in order to steal his food. When he opened the fridge, he proudly declared: "I FOUND THE INTERNET! IT'S IN DWIGHT'S FRIDGE!" Since then, "The Fridge" became the mythical place where anything can be found and "opening The Fridge" was the act of finding that thing.
Wait. "Thor"? "T3k"? Who are the people that are writing your posts? And how do I subscribe to their newsletter?
An excellent question, although we don't have a newsletter. Yet. But if you want to know who is keeping the delicate balance of the internet in the Fridge, you can meet the Fridge Stuffers down below!
I've been in the mood recently to listen to people jabber on about things I care about.
That's not a question, but I have a suggestion: plug the Fridgecast into your earholes and see what happens.
I'd like to contact you guys about something cool I found. Where can I do that?
Our email form is a viable option. If you're medically allergic to filling out forms on the internet, you can shoot a general email to contact -at- openthefridge -dot- net. If you want to contact any of our contributors directly, you can email them directly at their email addresses that can be found below.
I'm a (representative of) publisher/developer/content producer. Would you be interested in reviewing or setting up an interview/giveaway/other such promotion to promote our product?
You bet! We love tinkering with new games and tech, and we love consuming new books and media. We will strive to accommodate all requests, so please feel free to contact us! (However, at the time of this writing, we're already backed up on two book reviews and an iOS game review, just having finished about a dozen more articles, so we may not get to everything. We'll definitely let you know upfront if our schedule is too time consuming to accommodate your request. We're only a small group of nerds, after all, but we'll definitely try!)
Advertise with OTF
I'm an advertiser, and I'd like to discuss ad placement on your website.
Great! We love to talk business, especially when lunch is involved (hint, hint). To give you a rough overview, Open the Fridge is Google PageRank 3 and we usually net around 40,000+ monthly page views with a 9,000+ monthly unique reach, trending upward Our audience is firmly within the 18-45, gender-agnostic, nerd demographic, which informs our tendencies to get traffic spikes around our convention coverage (notably, San Diego Comic Con in July and New York Comic Con in October.)
All website advertising space can be fit to your needs (leaderboard, sidebar squares.) Additionally, our podcast is available for sponsorship. Please contact us, and we'll be happy to discuss all options.
Open the Fridge is a property of Open the Fridge, LLC, a Virginia-based limited liability company. All original material is a copyright of Open the Fridge, LLC and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported license (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Please contact us for additional permissions beyond this license's scope.
These are the people that stuff the Fridge! From Xbox to X-Men, from tech to TV, these people have enough nerd cred to make Comic-Con blush. They also make it possible for your delicious, midnight snack. They're super-mega-awesome! Exclamation point!
Dwight, the Fridgemaster, is the founder of Open the Fridge, which he started in 2008 and rebooted in 2010. Due to the nature of early adopting, his bank account is normally empty. He likes to sing in world-renown choruses to forget such things.
dwight -at- openthefridge -dot- net
Rob "T3k" Piontek
Rob is excited to be contributing to The Fridge. With one finger on the pulse of Marvel/DC and another on that of Hollywood's superhero franchises, no multi-issue arc or casting rumor is too small to report. When Rob opens The Fridge, the light inside shines green!
t3k -at- openthefridge -dot- net
Amy is a technical editor by day and an English grad student by night. She is madly in love with all excellent sci-fi television and is continually on the hunt for the perfect pair of shoes. In addition to writing her thesis on British Romanticism, Amy spends much of her daytime cubicle existence plotting world domination through travel and nurturing her unhealthy obsession with Fruit Ninja. In a perfect world, she would live on Lost Island with the castaways, Captain Janeway, the crew of Firefly, and the Big Bang Theory boys.
amy -at- openthefridge -dot- net
Lyndsey LutherStaff Contributor
Many years ago, in a forested village far from the trappings of civilization, Lyndsey discovered that she had an amazing mystical power. This power allowed her to transport herself into other worlds, worlds fraught with dangers, heroes and dragons. She collected worlds and adventures as other people collected clothes or shiny trinkets. A decade and several hundred worlds later, she decided to extend an invitation to you, to share her adventures in fantastical realms. For what good is an adventure which cannot be shared?
lyndsey -at- openthefridge -dot- net