We are beyond thrilled to unveil the cover of Issue 9, a magazine that took twice as long to complete because it's twice the size of Issues 5-8 and thrice the size of Issues 1-4. We will be unofficially debuting it at The Sporting District this Saturday, March 30, from 11-2 (come have a beer with us!), but for now, enjoy a few words from our Editor in Chief and photographer. See you Saturday!
Letter from the Editor
“A thing long expected takes the shape of the unexpected when at last it comes.”
– Mark Twain
The gap between Issue 8 and our latest Issue 9 is the longest period we’ve gone in between print publications. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy. In this period, and after two years exclusively as a print publication, we have developed and devoted a full year to our website and blog. We’ve increased our presence at events and even had the privilege of officially covering several of them.
To wit: We started in 2016 as a quarterly, 32-page zine. We evolved in 2017 into a quarterly, 52-page magazine. We expanded in 2018 by adding our website and blog. Now it’s 2019 and we are evolving into a biannual, 100-page magazine. And we are really excited about it. Having 100 pages to work with gives us the larger creative space that we’ve been craving.
We have proven to be quite adaptable going into our fourth year, and it has helped us navigate this issue’s many evolutions. We’ve abandoned entire story ideas, modified features to fit unexpected circumstances, and we have traveled far and wide (expanding our coverage in the process).
We’re really proud of Issue 9 and hope that you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it. And stay tuned for Issue 10 (or should we say Issue X?). We’ll be fulfilling another couple of longstanding goals with that issue. But that’s a story for another day…