Published on September 9th, 2012 | by Christian Cawley
Dinosaurs in a Newsletter!
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You’re probably aware that there are dozens, perhaps hundreds of Doctor Who websites out there, many of which run their own podcast as well. But which is your favourite? Which do you think thoroughly deserves an award?
If you have an opinion on this – and reckon you might vote favourably for Kasterborous – we’ve recently been nominated in the Best Doctor Who Podcast of 2011 and Best Doctor Who Website of 2011 categories of a new poll!
Now, there is a caveat – voting in the poll requires you to join the Doctor Who Online Forum. If you are able to spend five minutes doing this and spending your vote on the best podcast and best website categories to vote for Kasterborous, however, we would be hugely grateful. We hope you would agree that it is a small price to pay for our regular news updates, reviews, features, podcasts and newsletters.
The following links will take you to the relevant categories:
There are of course many other categories that you can vote in!
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Important news about Kasterborous Magazine!
First of all, thanks for your interest in Kasterborous Magazine. I’m certain we have a most unique product here, one that we can all be proud of when the finished product is ready to ship…
…however, James and I have made a vital decision, one that will change things somewhat.
Unfortunately, we simply cannot manage a print version of the magazine, despite the our best intentions. It simply isn’t economically, environmentally or logistically viable. I’ve been chatting with Gareth Kavanagh (Black Scrolls and Vworp Vworp!) and I don’t believe that we can match VV’s instant draw in order to make the project viable. Pre-order sales back this up.
**However, this isn’t about bad news! **
This is an opportunity to take Kasterborous Magazine into Flash and HTML5 heaven, have the magazine spread across every tablet and smartphone belonging to Doctor Who fans for a fraction of the printing and distribution costs. PDF Doctor Who fanzines have been published before, but no one has quite managed the flash/HTML5 approach, but thanks to changes in technology and device support this is something we can now do.
There’s no wait for the postman, there’s no shipping costs, and we get a lower cover price and a happier, more quickly impressed reader! Better still, we get to gain momentum and reconsider our position further down the line without having masses of stock to get shot of on eBay.
I hope you understand and are not too disappointed. Kasterborous Magazine remains a major priority for myself and James, one that is going to have a big effect on the main website in several ways. It’s simply about making sure we can produce the best magazine without sacrificing vital time and effort best spent on getting right rather than dealing with printers, potentially banks and the considerable effort of distribution.
The pre-order purchasers have been refunded and an email of explanation sent.
Watch out for further updates over the next few weeks.
Appropriately written eight years ago for the test version of Kasterborous before its 2005 launch, On Borrowed Time is by Christian Cawley and discusses the lasting impact (at that point) of Paul McGann’s Eighth Doctor. With artwork by Anthony Dry.
Read On Borrowed Time.
Christian Cawley, Brian Terranova and James McLean will be discussing Dinosaurs on a Spaceship this week, referring to the use of classic monsters in modern Doctor Who wondering if Solomon was a lost opportunity for a new regular villain…
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