News item dated 30 September 2013
The main SF Encyclopedia and SF Gateway sites are scheduled for up to six hours of downtime on Tuesday 8 October, beginning at 10:30am BST, while Hachette IT instals a server patch. Pages and features hosted at the editors’ site [now incorporated into the main site] will remain available. These include What’s New, On This Day and the ever-growing Picture Gallery (now approaching 7500 images), though their links to main-site entries will fail during the downtime period.
We initially announced “two or three hours”, but that turns out to be per server, and there are two servers to be patched. So it goes.