It seems an archaic ritual but that’s how it was 20 years ago when the CompleatBellairs first went online and helped bring the books of John Bellairs (...and this Brad Strickland guy, too) into the digital age.
For the uninitiated, the CompleatBellairs was the first major presence on the Internet to celebrate John Bellairs, created and maintained by Jonathan Abucejo from its inception on January 20, 1996, through its demise in 2004. There was a little bit of everything for us fans: synopses and character biographies, lists of the talismans, communities, and jargon from within the novels, and other cool features such a member reviews and accolades, illustrations, polls, and a forum.
On its twentieth anniversary we take a moment to tip our hat to the defender of the faith for bringing all of us fans together in the first place.
- More: Interview: Jonathan Abucejo (March 2001)