icon-redditI am sad to report that the Forum has come to an end.

Since January 1, 2000, the Terry Brooks website has featured a forum community where fans could gather and talk about an array of different subjects—from Terry Brooks books to other writers to current world news, movies, and other interests. The community became so close-knit that many members have met in the real world.

But social media like Facebook and Twitter have reduced our community’s numbers drastically. Forums are a dying world now. Yet the cost of maintaining such a Forum is high. While our moderators have fulfilled a great duty over the years and my long-time friend Shane DeSeranno has maintained a complex community through his coding brilliance, the Forum has now come to an end after almost 15 years of service.

I am sad about this. I’ve met some wonderful people via the Forum. Yet this is an opportunity too.

I have begun a Terry Brooks community on Reddit. Reddit is a social networking news website where registered community members can submit content, such as text posts or direct links. Registered users can then vote submissions “up” or “down” to organize the posts and determine their position on the site’s pages.

HERE is Terry’s new sub-Reddit.

There is also a Facebook community for Terry’s Forum HERE.

This is the beginning. We will see how this works. And if anyone has any other recommendations, please post them in the comments section below. We have a Shannara TV show to talk about in the coming year and I definitely want to talk to fans about it!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Forum over the years.

You guys made it a second home.