Whiskey Media, a company that has built websites around topics like comic books and computer games, has raised $2.5 million in funding.
The Sausalito, Calif. company was created by Shelby Bonnie, who previously co-founded online news network CNET. Whiskey Media sites are a mix of directories and online communities, and include ComicVine, AnimeVice, and GiantBomb (the topics of the first two sites should be self-evident, the third focuses on computer games).
When Bonnie launched Whiskey Media last year, he told The New York Times that he wanted to use a small staff to build popular sites: “If it is a place that people are passionate around, and you make it easy to be passionate, you find a very small group of people can make something extraordinary and make it comprehensive.
And what can we expect as the subject Whiskey’s next site? Perhaps science fiction.