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Published on June 4th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Kasterborous Magazine Launches Tomorrow!

We first started work on it almost two years ago, but tomorrow, the wait is over as we bring you the first issue of Kasterborous Magazine!

Kasterborous Magazine Issue 1

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!

Check back tomorrow to see the release of the magazine, some preview images and a full name check of contributors and the wonderful people who feature in Kasterborous Magazine Issue 1 – see you then!

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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