Happy New Year, everyone. I have some big plans for Sketchy Details this month and I think you’re going to like them. I also have some outside projects that I’ll be sharing, as well.

You can expect some new video content. I went in half and half with some family members on getting a good rig for videos together as a Christmas present to myself, including a new camera, lights, microphones, and even a greenscreen/backdrop kit. It works really well and you’ll get to see some of that content coming in as the Best Of 2012 continues throughout the month.

Speaking of the Best of 2012 series, I have a lot of categories to take you through. I’m trying to break them up even within the post for easier reading. Gaming is done already and music will follow through the rest of the week. Then we get into the meatier film categories just in time for the Oscar nominations announcement next week. Can you believe we’re there already? I can’t either. It’s because they moved the date up but pushed the ceremony itself back.

I don’t have any conventions or events line up just yet for January, though I might get in for a live show or two which are always good for a few posts. Cannonball Read V is starting up and I still have a backlog of reviews from IV to post before the deadline passes this week.

I’m also trying to make an effort to have a bit more coverage for all the mediums I tackle on this site. Film is easy with Netflix and all that; TV, too, with Hulu. I feel like books, comics, games, and music have been getting a little shortchanged and I’m doing my best to change that. I also cleaned up a lot of categories at the end of December and pulled anime, manga, and comics from the books and TV categories so they’re viewed within their own cultural framework.

It looks like it’s going to be a good year for new content at the site. Thanks for reading and, as always, feel free to comment, share, and respond to what I post here.