I had always kind of wondered what might happen or how long it would take for Rocketboom to blast Amanda Congdon to a celebritous altitude that would land her a real TV job or a Hollywood deal.
Amanda at Converge South in Greensboro in October 2005
Apparantly that has happened and Amanda has left Rocketboom. The Rocketboom page says she quit, Lost Remote has a report saying that she was fired.
Amanda and me at Converge South in Greensboro in October 2005
The Rocketboom explanation says, "We wanted to meet her demands to move production out to L.A., however, we are a small company and have not been able to figure out a way to make it work..."
The world map is upside down as Amanda Congdon announces her Rocketboom departure.
Amanda explains in front of an upside down world map via a NOT ROCKETBOOM Vlog that Rocketboom founder and producer Andrew Barron no longer wants to be her partner and since he owns 51 percent of Rocketboom she has to accept that. You can see the pain on her face and in her eyes on her fairwell.
Amanda speaking at Converge South in October 2005
I'll miss her chipper and unusual delivery of the news and non-news. I liked Rocketboom and will continue to like it with the right replacement.
Losing Amanda isn't the end of the world it's actually the other way around. Hosting Rocketboom was the begining of Amanda's world. We'll likely see her all over the place now.
That's my 2 cent.