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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2011
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    I'll put the word out.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2011
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    Thanks man. Design issues now sorted, thanks to @cunabula... Now having issues with (ugh) pricing. Twitter and FB have been a lot of help so far.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    An update on pricing - would love to hear youyr thoughts if you have a spare minute.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    Let me try to approach this as somebody who has no vested interest (I'll be grabbing three or four copies--one for my records, and/or the PDF edition, one for Eric for hooking me up with the interview, and one for me da, let me get that out there right now), and as somebody who's only seen the cover layout.

    I think $17 is a perfectly fair value for the money. Were it a monthly, that'd be a different story, but once every three months, $17 is something I'd be willing to pay, assuming I knew the Weaponizer brand. Hell, people have been reading for free for a few years now; I think the mix of the physical object, the look of it (again, assuming it follows along with the look of the cover), and the amount of content, and the ratio of exclusive content is where it's at. I mean, look at COILHOUSE (which, granted, is put together by more people, all of whom have design and aesthetics as their main focus). People buy the magazine to have something to hold in the hand, to flip through at their leisure. You can get that content on the website, but there's still something about getting something in the mail, ripping into the envelope, and holding the thing. I think that's going to be a big draw.

    Bottom line is, if you can translate web traffic into a paying customer base, you're golden, and if there's anything I can do to help, let me know.
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      CommentAuthorRooth
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    What @Fauxhammer said.
    Given the super high quality of the art and writing, I don't think it's too high a price at all.
    I'll buy one! And help push it around in any way that I can.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    Thanks guys. The decision is made - issue #1 will be $16.50 for a physical copy (with free digi copy), a digi copy (multi-platform) will be $4. I'm hoping this gives me enough of an idea of the size of a paying market to look at cheaper solutions for the August issue, and a pot from which to start paying contributors. Having recently learned the fate of Dodgem Logic, and looking at what other MagClouders are doing, I think this is the way to start.

    Because of the price, I'll make sure everyone who contributed gets a free digital copy - it's the least I can do really. I was hoping to provide a free physical copy, but to do that I would have to invest hundreds of dollars upfront. Unfortunately, that is just not an option.

    Design-wise, I definitely haven't got the skills to match Coilhouse, but I've had help from Cunabula, my little brother (a pro graphic designer) and Mike Rooth,all of whom have given me hints and tips... I'm extremely proud of the result, and I hope you guys like it too.

    All being well, it will be ready for launch tomorrow. Thanks as always folks for your support and encouragement!
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011 edited
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    All being well, it will be ready for launch tomorrow.


    fuck yes

    In all seriousness--I'm proud as hell to be a part of the whole Weaponizer...movement? Is it a movement yet? I have faith that this is going to be quite the thing.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    There are 84 of us now... I think that would qualify as a movement, if we all got together or, yknow, started a botnet invasion of MBNA or something.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011 edited
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    Yeah, I don't have an issue with the price generally, and it IS worth it. But as I told you on twitter, as someone who makes a grand total of $50 a week, most of which is spent on food, a toy that I've saved up for and whatever bills I can, spending that much is a bit of a big deal to me personally. And it does kill me to say that or even admit it.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    @oldhat I'll spot you--you should be able to enjoy the mag your picture is fronting. You're making us look good! Email me your addy, if you want.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2011
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    @oldhat - Sorry to let you down with the price tag robin... Out of interest would you prefer a shorter / cheaper magazine?
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2011
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    It is official folks: K-Patrick Glover and Keith Perkins' new ongoing, weekly webcomic A WICKED LITTLE TOWN starts today on Weaponizer!

    A WICKED LITTLE TOWN - PART 1
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
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    It has taken me 11 proofs, but the Weaponizer Quarterly is finally ready to launch! in 5... 4.... 3.... 2...
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
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    CONDITION: LAUNCH

    BUY WEAPONIZER QUARTERLY ISSUE #1

    Issue #1 available for $16.50 as a physical objectt ov doom, or $3.99 as a PDF / iPad thing.

    Spring 2011 - DEBUT ISSUE!

    The first issue of Weaponizer Quarterly features SF and horror stories by Mark Harding, Justin Childress, Mo Ali, Andre Navarro, Andrew C. Ferguson, Paul Grimsley, and C. Brian Hickey, with art by Mo and Andre, plus Emmanuel Hernaez aka MojoKingBee and others, plus a four-page photography spread by cover artist Robin LeBlanc.

    There's non-fiction from Pornokitsch alt.history specialist Jared Shurin, plus Elle Matheuse and Grimly Whetfox, talking about comets, prejudice and lucid dreaming, plus interviews with screenwriter / director Eric Heiserrer (A Nightmare on Elm Street / The Thing), recent Planet Mu signing and DJ legend Chrissy Murderbot, and San Francisco Witch House label-head Ben Verslius of Tundra Dubs.

    We've also got an EXCLUSIVE prequel to K. Patrick Glover and Keith Perkins' new webcomic serial, 'A Wicked Little Town', plus more comics from Richard Fannon and artist Lee Smart, and an illustrated vampire story by Harlequinade and Inkmoth.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
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    There's something wrong with the link; I keep getting "Magazine not found". Could it just be that it takes a while to populate in their search or something?
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
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    Yep--even tried copypasta on the link; nae guid.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
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    Fixed now!
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    Just ordered and downloaded this. It's my day off today and it's rainy and cold out... about to read.
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      CommentAuthorNeilFord
    • CommentTimeMay 9th 2011
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    Brilliant work everyone, looks great! :)