Date: Aug. 17, 2011
Location: Telephone interview
Player(s): Steven Weintraub, editor and founder of Collider.com
Backstory: In our continuing series where we chat with the editors of the Web’s top, solo-run entertainment sites we speak to Steven Weintraub, the editor and founder of Collider.com. Better known as “Frosty” on the site, Weintraub launched Collider.com in 2005 just before that year’s Comic-Con. Back then Weintraub could best be identified at junkets by his long, braided goatee and black polished finger nails. Though he didn’t start the site on his own he certainly kept it going and brought it to the level it’s at today. Even though Weintraub dropped his signature goatee long ago, he is still an intense individual with strong opinions and a laser focus. He is the type of person who can make things happen through sheer force of will. He’s also not afraid to work. He often shares on Twitter the enormous amount of work that he must tackle, including editing video interviews and writing articles for the site. Weintraub said he loves interviewing people so it was nice to turn the microphone around on him for a change.
Click here for the interview. Next week we close out this interview series with a special long distance discussion with Garth Franklin of DarkHorizons.com, based in Australia.
Source: Sandra Kraisirideja
Editor’s note: Due to bad cell reception there is a portion of the interview that has been cut out due to a dropped call.