A Message from Bell

So here we are, the end of the line. I’m not one for cliches or big speeches. I’m a straight shooter. What you see is what you get. Ain’t nothin’ gonna break-a my stride. Nobody’s gonna slow me down.

Ok, now that I got that out of my system, let me get serious. I’ve never been the best at conveying my thoughts and feelings, which might make you wonder why on earth I started a podcast nearly 4 years ago. Honestly, your guess would be as good as mine. Mike and I decided to give it a shot pretty much on a whim. Within a week or two, we were testing our equipment and recording our admittedly bad pilot episode. We kept at it, got better and had a ton of fun along the way. I think of how many life events occurred to me personally since we started the show. I got married, had a son, bought a house, even won a doghouse. This show has been there every step of the way. That alone makes it very special to me.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without the man at the helm, Mike. It was a pleasure to go thru 100 episodes with that man, and I have been honored to call him a co-host and much more, one of my closest friends. If you want to thank anyone, thank him. His effort and time dedication to The Meeting Stone is obviously second to none. Our occasional guests, namely Smurf and Greg, were a ton of fun to have added to the mix, and I want to thank them for jumping in with us from time to time.

The show is responsible for so many memories and connections, it’s hard to collectively give them justice. The highlights are certainly Blizzcon 2014, a trip that to this day boggles my mind. The show took us all the way to Anaheim California and it’s simply something I’ll never forget. Our flagship gathering, MyloCon 2015, will also be something that I look back fondly on. It was beyond humbling to have a handful of people cross state lines to come spend a weekend with our little network doing nerd stuff the whole time. It created a unique bond between us all, and the friendships created go far beyond a podcast. The random connections, the Stone Haven guild mates, the twitter friends, it all went hand-in-hand with this show and I want to thank you all for making this a fun and memorable journey.

To anyone else who interacted with the show, or those of which who simply listened a time or two, I can’t thank you enough for letting us enter your lives, even for a short time. It’s been truly a honor. Red light’s on. Catch you on the flip side.

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