PopFam.com has its roots in late 1999, when Nappaland Communications Inc. founder and president Mike Nappa first jumped onto the Internet bandwagon to begin planning the creation and publication of Nappaland.com "The Free E-Magazine for Families." After months of creative work and planning, the original Nappaland.com launched its first issue in spring of 2000. (For those of you who remember it, we had an, um, interesting orange theme running through the pages in those days! Don't ask us why. We were young, and we liked orange at the time. Hey, we all make mistakes.)
"We wanted to do something for readers," Mike Nappa says, "something that would encourage them and that wouldn't cost them anything. We felt like had been freely given us unique talents and resources, and we wanted freely give of those resources in response.
"We are professional authors, and so we have to earn our living from our writing. But we realized one day that while we had to write to earn money, not everything we wrote had to earn money. So we started brainstorming what we could give away in terms of our time and talent, and Nappaland.com was the result."
Over the years, that e-magazine has grown, syndicated content in numerous other websites and online outlets (at one point even spawning a short-lived radio show!), and yes, changed it’s name from time to time until January 2016 when it was rebranded to its current state: PopFam: Pop Culture for Parents.
And that, dear reader, is how we got to where we are today.