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R.I.P, Made in Canada

The Aurora Award-winning website MADE IN CANADA -- Don Bassie's elaborate and detailed repository of information about Canadian science fiction and fantasy -- is no more. It had been hosted on Yahoo's Geocities service, and, in a spectacular act of online genocide, Yahoo wiped out all free Geocities sites on 26 October 2009. Don's site had been an enormous asset to us all, and it's terrible that it's gone. For the record, the URL for it was Don had stopped updating the site -- which won Auroras in 2000, 2003, and 2004 -- some time ago, but it was still an enormously valuable historical resource. Thank God for the Internet Archives. The most recent version from there, dated August 2004, can be accessed here. Sadly, it only contains bits and pieces of the now-gone full site, though.


There is still hope! Awhile back, I did hear of someone who does a lot of historical research (he's written on BBS's, ASCII art and early games) that one of his projects was to archive all of Geocities before it closes. Will post more news as I get it.

I have the entire MiC site saved on my PC. There is also some decent archives at and at The formatting is screwy and some links are missing but a lot of good stuff can still be accessed. Thanks Rob for all the kind words. My RIP message is on both links above as it existed when Geocities shut down.