Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley
Kasterborous Magazine Launches Tomorrow!
Featuring the writing talents of Kasterborous contributors such as Scott Varnham, Philip Bates and Elton Townend-Jones, as you may already know, the first issue of our magazine about fans, for fans, boasts the following articles, interviews and features:
- Elton Townend-Jones’ Enlightenment – how should Doctor Who’s 50th be celebrated?
- Never a Doctored Word with the Valeyard – the Doctor’s alter ego sets the world to rights.
- Interview: Illustrator Paul Hanley – popular artist reveals his inspirations and plans.
- The Shape of… The TARDIS – the real star of Doctor Who, the iconic time machine.
- Crash of Elysium – Tom Macrae discusses his audacious live Doctor Who play.
- My Mate John IS the Doctor! – John Guilor, the voice of the First Doctor, interviewed.
- All Monsters Great and Small – Phil Bates meets Matt Smith at the Doctor Who Experience.
- In the Shed: With a Dalek Builder! – want to build your own Dalek? Gareth Mugridge is the man to ask!
- The History of Doctor Who Fandom – kicking off an in-depth look at organized fandom.
- Doctor Who Takes Manhattan – we speak to Matt Smith & Karen Gillan in New York!
- The Masque Revisited – 38 years later, a trip to Portmeirion revisits The Masque of Mandragora.
That’s right – not one, but two interviews with Matt Smith!
We’re kicking off with a phased release of electronic copies, so Kasterborous Magazine will primarily be available as a PDF, with a rich media version to come soon.
Despite some initial confusion, a print copy with be made available. However, this will not be cheap to produce or sell, so will be available as part of a larger package in order to cover costs.
Issue 1 of Kasterborous Magazine is the culmination of two years’ work and is the starting point for an exciting new phase for this website. We’re already hard at work with issue 2 (more will be revealed in the issue 1) and we’re pretty certain that you’ll see that before the year is out.
Most importantly, unlike most other fanzines, Kasterborous Magazine is a paying market, with our contributors receiving more than just a free copy. As such, your support can help to improve the quality of the magazine as we move forwards to – we intend – a regular printed version.
As such, we’ve announced via the Kasterborous Magazine Facebook Group that the first electronic issue will cost just £2.99 from the Kasterborous Store. Furthermore, members of that group will also be able to purchase issue 1 for a low price of £1.99!