As I've said on the podcast many times, I'm fascinated that so many Monster Kids and fans of classic horror and sci-fi movies end up in creative careers, or at least in creative hobbies. I know so many of you draw, write, craft, produce . . . and sometimes it's not even monster-kid-themed stuff! (And that's okay. No judgment!)
During the Coronapocalypse, a lot of small businesses are taking a hit, and there are a number of suggestions online about how to support these businesses during this time.
- The Joy Cinema (the home of one of the country's best Weird Wednesday movie screening series and friend of Monster Kid Radio), for example, is selling gift certificates for use when they're able to open again. (https://www.giftfly.com/shop/the-joy-cinema-and-pub).
- Dr. Tongue's I Had That Shoppe! (owned by frequent contributor to the show Mark Pedersen) is also making gift certificates available online (https://squareup.com/gift/B6B6Q1V99RJWF/order), and there is an online store as well (https://www.etsy.com/shop/drtonguestoys).
I'm sure there are other businesses and makers doing similar things to make sure they'll survive and be around for us all once we come out on the other side of this pandemic. And I want to make sure the Monster Kid Radio audience knows about them.
If you have an online business or have been forced to take your business online or virtual, and it's something you think Monster Kids would like to know about, contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be happy to promote anything relevant through the podcast, or even during the Social Distance Saturday online movie screenings.