Sunday, May 5, 2013

So, Where's Gygax Magazine issue #2?

Gygax Magazine launched with a decent amount of fanfare in January of this year. The intent was to release issues on a quarterly basis. April has come and gone, we're into early May and no sign of issue #2.

The website only recently added a means of contacting the publisher, and doesn't really do much if anything, to keep subscribers up to date on expected street dates.

Fortunately a little digging revealed that issue #2 might have a street date of May 13th. Fingers crossed that the magazine gets back on schedule.

I've toyed with the idea of creating a magazine numerous times in the past, and I know it isn't as easy as it sounds. Just look at the number of OSR zines that have come and gone in recent years along with the ones published by larger publication houses that have vanished from print. It is obviously not a simple matter to make a niche magazine successful.

I would like to see the Gygax Magazine put more information on their website about what to expect in upcoming issues and the anticipated street date (of course with notice that dates may change).

Here's hoping these guys can make this thing work.

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