Open Road Media Launches New Science Fiction and Fantasy Website, The Portalist

Open Road Integrated Media, a digital publisher and multimedia content company, have announced the launch of The Portalist! This new online venture will provide a community for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and genre-related pop culture news. Heading up the new site as Senior Editor is Carolyn Cox, formerly an editor at The Mary Sue, while science fiction and fantasy editor Betsy Mitchell will act as strategic advisor.

The Portalist will cover science fiction and fantasy as it exists across diverse media—from film and TV to video games, books, and comics, both past and present—with a focus on creating a positive fan experience.

Carolyn Cox spoke about her plans for the site in a press release, saying, “The Portalist celebrates the great science fiction and fantasy that gets lost in the din, and shines a spotlight on the stuff we love. We’ll also explore pressing developments in tech, conservation, and space exploration, all from an optimistic and inclusive viewpoint. We celebrate science and imagination equally, and value possibilities and positivity.”

Open Road developed The Portalist after seeing extraordinary success with The Lineup, a site focused on true crime, horror, and the bizarre, which launched in November of 2015.

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