Hello and Welcome, Storytellers!

Let me tell you a story about a guy who decided to start a company and a blog at the same time. That guy is me: Sam Vlas, new business owner, semi-professional geek and the curator of this little corner of the internet.

First of all, let me begin by saying that I’m very glad you’re taking the time to read this little introduction post. It means a lot to me that you are interested in what I do and what I write about. Now, you might yourself: “Sam, what are you going to write about?” An excellent question, dear reader!

You might have gotten an impression from the kinds of things I like from my main website — link in the sidebar — or my social media accounts — buttons in the footer — that I like almost everything that’s old and/ore geeky, and you would be quite right in that assumption. I like to joke that I’m a hundred-year-old mind in a twentyfive-year-old body (better get it back, I’m getting it all wrinkled!). My entire company philosophy and process is based on the great storytelling companies of the past, e.g. the old Walt Disney, Marten Toonder and Jim Henson studio’s. There was a kind of magic to these places that I could never find today, so I decided to recreate some of that magic in my own way: through my own company and blog.

The culmination of a life of dreaming and storytelling!

Everything that will be on this blog will tell about a thing/person/story that I encountered on my many flights of fantasy. Doing this has three main purposes:

  • I get to geek out about stuff I like immensely
  • You get a little glimpse inside my head and work process
  • (Perhaps the most important thing) Keeping the memory of some of these things alive

Some of these things may be very obscure, but I hope you will find some suprising stuff while on this blog.

Of course, the next best thing to telling stories, is sharing stories! Let me ask you a question:

What brought you here, traveller?

Let me know in the comments and, if you like what you read, please visit the main company website and follow me on social media. Until we meet next time!

P.S. About that picture of the Society of Explorers and Adventurers… I’m somewhere in it, see if you can find which one I am!

 

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