As of this posting, twenty television-focused blogs have announced they are going dark tomorrow in support of the strike. This action was organized by the charming Liz Pardue of Glowy Box, on whose site I found that picket graphic. Earlier, Liz wrote about why she is supporting us. Check out all the sites Liz has organized and give them a bookmark why don't you! I particularly like the graphics on Ducky Does TV's strike page. Good stuff.
Darling Nikki was all over this earlier today. (She blogs like it's her job or something!) And TV Week ran a piece as well.
The blackout is part of an amazing and growing groundswell of fan support for this strike. Have you seen the numbers on that petition? LiveJournal has a WGA Supporters community. And they've been busy creating icons and graphics you can use to show where you stand. Iloveyourspace.com has designed these MySpace layouts using our black-and-red theme. Well done!
To all the fans and viewers, your support means a lot to us. Don't forget, you are why the companies exist. They listen to you, and you matter in this strike. You can impact it for the better. The most important thing to do right now is KEEP SPREADING THE WORD. We know you're engaged and writing about us. Soon, there will be some more concrete actions you can take. Very soon...
Writer Carol Tenney sent an email to a few captains that I hope she won't mind me sharing (or my minor edits).
"Saturday's LA Times had a picture of the strikers outside Fox Studios on Friday -- with the angle on a retired school teacher. It made me wonder -- why is a retired teacher coming out to picket with writers? The idealistic answer is that our actions are striking a chord with people who have been fighting unwinnable battles with unchecked corporate greed. And I think there's something to that, beacuse I'm hearing from a lot of people who are saying 'Go get 'em! I hope you writers get everything you're after.' But another possible reason is related to changes like reality tv and the Internet. The fourth wall has been smashed, and the audience is flooding into the frame."Welcome to the frame, guys. Now let's make the conglomerates hear you.