Farewell to Mark Hayden!

2010 is going to bring BacktoFrankBlack.com many things. But as it gives, it will take away.

We're sad to announce that Mark Hayden, who has been on the campaign since we started it in late 2008, is stepping down from his campaign role.

Mark has done many great things for us. He started off merely as a liaison between myself and Graham Smith - who kindly offered to host BacktoFrankBlack.com. But anyone who knows Mark knows he never does anything by half. He came on board and pulled the local fans into the campaign with his left hand while regularly reporting and interviewing Millennium cast and crew with his right.

Mark has decided to call it a day after an intense year. It's a hard job for everyone involved and I myself understand where he's coming from. He loves the campaign, believes in it, but it can overwhelm! Mark will still be supporting BacktoFrankBlack.com and maintaining his Elder role at TIWWA forums.

Of course on a professional front, if you have any queries, comments, ideas, contacts, feedback etc to do with BacktoFrankBlack, make sure they come to myself, Jim McLean or my colleague Troy Foreman. We can be contacted separately at jim@backtofrankblack.com and troy@backtofrankblack.com - or through the group email at info@backtofrankblack.com.

Thanks again for Mark's constant help and we wish him a year filled with missed sanity in 2010.

But myself and Troy are still going with you guys ably supporting. We've got some great stuff coming up, including Morgan and Wong week. Keep your comments coming in!

19 Responses to "Farewell to Mark Hayden!"

DiRT said... January 3, 2010 at 2:12 PM

Goodbye... Charlie
Hate to see you go
Goodbye, Charlie
Gee ... I'm feelin' low
But, I'm cluein' you in
Someone's doin' you in, pal.

Goodbye... Charlie
Hate to see you fade
My, my Charlie
Thought you had it made
But, they're dumpin' you off
After bumpin' you off, pal.
Don't you know lechery
Leads you to treachery
Things boomerang
Someone you trifle with
Pulls out a rifle without a pang
Bang... bang... bang!

Goodbye... Charlie
Cashin' in your chips
Wild-eyed Charlie
Time you came to grips
There ain't... no doubt...
Strike three... you're out...
Goodbye... Charlie

Now don't you know lechery
Leads you to treachery
Things boomerang
Someone you trifle with
Pulls out a rifle without a pang
Bang... bang... bang!

Goodbye... Charlie
Cashin' in your chips
Wild-eyed Charlie
Time you came to grips
And, there ain't... no doubt...
Strike three... you're out...
Goodbye... Charlie

David said... January 3, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Thank you Mark for all the great interviews and work that you did!

Graham Smith said... January 3, 2010 at 10:10 PM

"Let us go in; the fog is rising." - Emily Dickinson, her last words, 1886

I never managed to understand how Mark was able to fit so much time and dedication maintaining the B2FB website, supporting the campaign, conducting interviews, contacting Millennium's cast and crew all into one day, as well as continuing to work full time whilst finding precious moments to enjoy life's opportunities and lead a quality and fulfilling life away from the internet.

I will miss his creativity and his fantastic sense of humour in his articles and posts here at B2FB.

Here's to Mark, one of the finest Millennium supporters and of course friends that I have had the distinct pleasure and honour to know.

I wish Jim and Troy continued success with the awesome BackToFrankBlack campaign.


Anonymous said... January 4, 2010 at 4:52 AM

Mark, you already deserve to be counted among the 'official' 1013 luminaries. What you've done for Millennium in the past year will always be remembered and revisited. Your passion and brightness are unparalleled.
Thank you is too small a word to express my gratitude. All the same,


And hope you have a magnificent 2010!
See you around,

Randal Graves said... January 4, 2010 at 11:07 AM

What DiRT, Bobby Darin and Steven Kiley said.

Spooktalklaura said... January 4, 2010 at 7:23 PM

Graham i love that from Emily Dickinson! Very fitting. :)

Mark's funny tweets on Backtofrankblack twitter always brought a smile to my face and his little typos that was so him always made me laugh. Mark brought personality and a sense of innocence and fun to the campaign and he will be missed dearly! :) Love you ;) Hope only the best and most wonderful things for my friend. :)

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
Maya Angelou

Lets really push for this Millennium movie this year!! :)

Laura :)

Russ said... January 4, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Thanks Mark for all the amazing work. Your level of professionalism and dedication has helped elevate this campaign to unbelievable levels. Your designs will be especially missed, but I'm sure all of us are thankful for the work we have been able to enjoy.

Best of luck in the future.

Wave_Crest said... January 5, 2010 at 10:14 AM

Mark did a heck of a lot of work for the BTFB campaign, and did a sterling job. He will be sadly missed.

Jósef Karl said... January 5, 2010 at 3:56 PM

We should not let Mark Hayden's hard work the past year go unnoticed nor let it fall to the wayside.

If you truly want to honor Mark, send those postcards NOW!

Even though I now this is not Goodbye to All That for Mark, it's still hard to see him go. It's been nothing but a pleasure corresponding with Mark throughout the past year.

I wish him all the best and hopefully this will steer him clear away from the Spotnitz Sanitarium, unlike poor Lara Means ;)

Happy New Year Mark, and be good!
- Jósef

Adam said... January 5, 2010 at 6:05 PM

Well I am absolutely stunned. Mark wrote to me so long ago and featured my artwork at this very Blog which was so kind and he was afire with his love for this show and for his belief in what he and Jim and were doing. I know times change but something doesn't sit well with me. Is he OK? He lived and breathed Millennium?

Anyhow, all the best Mark and thanks for everything and good luck to Troy and Jim. I will support this campaign through thick and thick and I know you guys will do a great job.

Blueboy said... January 5, 2010 at 6:08 PM

What sad news but I don't want to detract from the new showrunners (good luck peeps) and I know they will do a great job as their podcasts are just amazing but even Frank Spotnitz espoused Mark's talents at a recent convention, he was full of him. Has he heard?

Anonymous said... January 5, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Gah! I'm so sad to hear of this!!! Despite the hopeful outlook for the campaign, it's just a big void. That can't be denied. Aw, Mark! I miss you! ;_;


Anonymous said... January 6, 2010 at 4:23 PM

Damit. Mark Hayden was one of the main reasons of why this website is my most visited in firefox (noticed that today). I did never come across someone as dedicated as him and throughout my years and experience with these type of websites, I doubt that it will have its continous updates and news streaming in.

I was so impressed by Mark's contribution that I was about to hire him for a movie production that I am currently involved in.

That being said, and please, no offence to any of the current maintainers, I which this campaign the best of luck and I hope that it will survive without Mark.

Blueboy said... January 6, 2010 at 6:17 PM

The end is nigh :( Good luck Mark Hayden. So long and thanks for all the fish. You will be sorely missed and irreplaceable.

Wave_Crest said... January 7, 2010 at 9:25 AM

Mark did a heck of a lot of work for the BTFB campaign and will be sadly missed. It won't be the same without him.

RSWehman said... January 24, 2010 at 6:13 AM

It was with deep saddness that I read the email from Mark explaining why he was retiring from BTFB. He was the first correspondence I had with BTFB and it will be difficult to continue the march forward for Frank's Army without his guidance and those postcards that have become such a part of weekly life. I will miss you on the site but hold dear the thoughts that from time to time you will share your wisdom. Hope you find the time to relax and enjoy life and still look forward to meeting you ALL at a Millennium Movie in 2010!

Keep up the good work Jim and Troy!

This Is Who We Are!!

M. R. Sellars said... January 26, 2010 at 4:14 AM

Mark -

Sorry to see you go, but I definitely understand. Best of luck in all your endeavors. :)


Anonymous said... February 10, 2010 at 6:28 PM

Bring him back for God's sake!!!

koobox said... June 2, 2011 at 8:40 AM

thanks for sharing!Lets really push for this Millennium movie farewell Mark!

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