Blastr is a companion multimedia site to the Syfy cable network channel's Syfy.com. Formerly Sci Fi Wire, this New York based adjunct property includes science fiction, fantasy and supernatural related daily news, film, games, television, books, celebrities and other interactive content.
Parent media company, NBCUniversal's Syfy Channel is a U.S. cable television channel that in addition to science fiction related material, has also featured specific paranormal, reality, horror and wrestling programming since September 24, 1992.
The Blastr media outlet is often cited as a recognized source of breaking Syfy related news by other news sources, web sites and publications from the TV Guide to the New York Post.
Blastr's SCI FI Weekly team includes other content such as exclusive on-set interviews and Q & As, Top 10 lists, and behind the scenes cutting edge science fiction information and satire, among many other topics.
Entertainment journalists from Blastr also cover red carpet events with exclusive photos and interviews, along with the latest movie trailers and sneak peeks of new cable and TV shows for all seasons.
The Blastr team features Scott Edelman as the Editor, with nineteen contributors of record. The Copyeditor is Greg Ross and Craig E. Engler is the Senior Vice President of Digital for Syfy.com. Matthew Chiavelli is the Vice President of the Broadband and Mobile division.
Blastr general categories include: Announcements, Art, Awards, Gift Guide, Lists, News and Opinion. Interactive media content includes: Galleries, Trailers, TV, Video, Blu-rays, DVDs Image of the Day, Horror, Movies, Music, Infographic, Interviews and Syfy Channel Theater.
As Syfy's cable television station continues to expand its programming, Blastr's role in providing supporting information will become more key to its growth. The next phase of production at the media outlet has revealed a record of 28 reality and scripted development projects during the 2013 season. Development projects include adaptations of works by best selling writers such as Stephen King, for Eyes of the Dragon, John Christopher, for The Lotus Caves and Charlaine Harris for Grave Sight.
Specialized editorial content includes: Columnists, Books, Top Stories, Rumors, Polls, Weird Stuff and 31 Days of Halloween Animation.
Game related content includes: Games, Comic-Con Comics, Toys and Science. Syfy and Blastr's partnership with Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) will offer a new experience in gaming for the first time.
Network material features: Comments, Conventions, Fandom, Gossip, Green Week, Posters, Reviews and Rumors.
Blastr encourages audience participation with its many categories of content designed for interaction. Fans may also sign up for the newsletter and contribute feedback within the community.