Generally, you can assume that a lack of posts means that I'm engaged in work on the Disneyland Compendium. (Well, that or my master's thesis--it doesn't appear to be writing itself!) The past couple of weeks I have focused on publications: Disneyland Line, Disneyland Holiday-Vacationland, Disney News-Disney Magazine, Backstage Disneyland, Disneylander, Cast Member Reference Guides, guidemaps and souvenir guidebooks, mainly. I've created a spreadsheet to track what I have immediately available to me (either a hard copy or a digital original or surrogate) and feel I now have a much better grasp of that. I still don't completely know what I'm missing because lists of these publications mostly don't exist! This work doesn't include the thousands and thousands of newspaper articles and advertisements, either. (Yes, I realize it's a bit... obsessive.)
I have a hair under 800 Disneyland Lines now (thanks to Kevin Yee sending me a couple hundred in the mail last week). From about twenty issues I've pulled out information for more than a thousand terms! There are some excellent articles in the Line about how the Park works, and I'm very excited to sift through it all.
Kevin and I still plan to have the first part of the Compendium available in about two years. Right now I'm thinking that might just be a print encyclopedia, but we haven't ruled anything out. Heck, we won't even be doing any writing for at least another year. I'll still be spending untold hours collecting the documents, making contacts, and building the thesaurus. If I disappear for brief spells, you can just think of the time you would have spent reading the blog as deferred to the publication!