Mission From God and writer's bollock
- I produced a copy of Mission From God in time for MidCon and gave it away f=
ree in order to promote the hobby. Frankly, I think I overcharged people. I=
t was not a good issue, mainly because the only reviews that weren't written=
by me were written by Howard Bishop. Stapling the sheets together on the t=
rain on the way up to MidCon did not help much either.
So, I am going to do another one, always assuming that I get some reviews f=
rom the hobby hoi polloi. Come on, people! Readers don't want to see my re=
cycling the same opinions about zines I spouted in the previous 5 issues of =
Mission From God, they want some fresh perspectives. Please help me by send=
ing some reviews of any zine you see regularly - especially the footie zines=
plus The Cunning Plan, Ode, Pigbutton, Flights of Fancy, WIMM, The Blue Nos=
e Special, Mais N'est Pas La Gare (anyone got an address for this?), GAME, M=
instrel, Borealis (if it is still publishing), Dolchstoss (ditto) and a few =
overseas zines such as Damn The Consequences and Western Front; I don't see =
any of those listed above so can't even recycle old opinions.
The reviews don't need to be too lengthy: 50 to 200 words would be fine. P=
lease send them to mfg@....
I'm hoping to re-do the zine this week-end and then HAVE THEM IN THE SHOPS =
IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! I send free copies to shops who sell the zine at a k=
nockdown rate of 50p (I charge subbers £1 inc. post) and as some of you may =
have noticed, a lot more people visit games shops in December than in any ot=
her month of the year, so I'd like to get a decent copy into the hands of a =
few potential recruits. I'm not anticipating massive converts but if we ca=
n get one or two (like we did with Howard Bishop and Bruce Edwards a couple =
of years back) then that helps keep the gene pool well stocked, if you know =
what I mean.
Please give generously. A zine is not just for Christmas.